Beacon Films


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

VIEWFINDER: The Story So Far

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Supported by Spirit of 2012, and Sir James Knott Trust Viewfinder 2015-18 supported filmmakers who have learning disabilities, autism and additional needs to work on their own and each other’s film projects, and then apply this experience to volunteer-filmmaking roles working alongside a creative partner. Our creative partners included local charities, a hotel and restaurant run by people with autism, BBC Tours Newcastle and a local marketing agency.

These pages tell the story of the first three years of our Viewfinder programme (2015-2018)

If you are interested in getting involved in our new Viewfinder programme then click here

Behind the Scenes Filmmaker Surgeries Film Factories

In the Film Factories, Viewfinder members applied the skills they developed in the surgeries to a film made in partnership with an external organisation. Viewfinder members had to follow a brief and create a polished final result. Check out the films that we made below!

Film Factory 1: Creative Partner - Go Wild in Nature

Film Factory 2: Creative Partner - Food Nation

Film Factory 3: Creative Partner - Connect in the North

Film Factory 4: Creative Partner - St Camillus Care

Film Factory 5: Creative Partner - BBC Tours Newcastle

Film Factory 6: Creative Partner - Drummond Central

Viewfinder 2015-2018 was supported by Spirit of 2012 and Sir James Knott Trust

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