Beacon Films

Beacon Films | Viewfinder

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

Developing Professional Skills

Our Viewfinder programme is for people who have a little bit of filmmaking experience and want to develop their creative skills.

“Viewfinder” supports people to work on their own personal film projects and choose the skills they want to develop.

Then people use these skills to make a film in partnership with another third sector organisation.

To find out more, contact us by clicking here.

Films Behind The Scenes

Take a look at some of the films Viewfinder members have made independently.

“Viewfinder is a place where Beacon Films members can work with each other on their own projects in filming: projects with others who are willing to help you...

I can communicate perfectly when I’m with Beacon Films. It’s an environment where I have things in common with people. They understand what I’m looking for and what I want to do. It’s more than just a school, a college or a university. Beacon Films is on top of the pyramid. It’s the easiest place to go, to be with people who have similarities to me.”

Project Member

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