Beacon Films

Beacon Films | Viewfinder

Beacon Films: film production services in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England


Viewfinder: Developing Professional Skills

Viewfinder is a talent development programme for filmmakers with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs.

1/ Filmmakers develop professional digital and filmmaking skills

2/ Filmmakers use those skills to volunteer and work for other organisations

Starting again in January 2019, we are delighted that Viewfinder received more funding from Spirit of 2012, the Newcastle Fund, and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, so we can run it until the end of 2021. We are also running a paid filmmaker placement in partnership with Great North Museum.

Are you interested in taking part in Viewfinder as a filmmaker?

Are you an organisation that wants to find what our filmmakers can offer your organisation and community as film volunteers, employees, and role models?

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Viewfinder is supported by Spirit of 2012: a funding charity, established by the Big Lottery Fund with a £47m endowment from the National Lottery. Spirit was founded to continue and recreate the spirit of pride, positivity and social connectedness that people experienced during the London 2012 Games. Spirit funds projects that bring people together – to learn something new, do something different, or experience something unique – and that leave behind a social legacy of increased wellbeing at an individual level, as well as happier and more connected communities. For more information as well as up-to-date news on all Spirit’s projects and funding opportunities, go to

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