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Applications for Northern Stars Documentary Academy 2017

Applications for Northern Stars Documentary Academy 2017 are now closed. If you have any queries about future similar projects, please contact

You may also be interested in applying to take part in the BFI Fiction Film Academy – applications are now open and you can find out more right here.

We’re looking for enthusiastic young people aged 15-18 from across the North East to take part. The programme is completely free of charge and you don’t need any previous filmmaking experience, just an interest in cinema or film and the desire to say something about the world you live in.

If you’re successful in applying our Academy offers the chance to:

  • Plan, shoot, edit and screen your own documentary films
  • Work with industry professionals to develop your filmmaking skills
  • Use professional camera, sound and editing equipment
  • Have your films screened at a special premiere event at the Tyneside Cinema

Previous participants have used their experience from the programme to gain a place at university or as part of a portfolio to get work in the film industry.