Northern Exposure is the regular short film night from Film Hub North.

Since 2018, we’ve showcased the most exciting filmmaking talent from the North of England at venues and festivals across the region - including HOME, Showroom Cinema, Storyhouse, Sunderland Shorts Film Festival and Tyneside Cinema.

Throughout 2023 & 2024, Northern Exposure is being taken over by a group of young, emerging film curators.

Our next screening series takes place in October 2023, with screenings at Storyhouse (Wed 11 Oct), Sunderland Shorts Film Festival (Fri 20 Oct) Hyde Park Picture House (Thu 26 Oct).

For the October screening series, our Young Programmers want to hear from storytellers whose voices often go unheard in mainstream cinema.

Films can take any form, genre or narrative approach. What’s important is that the storytellers behind them are authentically representative of the North of England.

We particularly welcome submissions from storytellers - be they Directors, Writers, Producers or Performers - who have been traditionally excluded from the film industry. This might be on the basis of age, class, disability, gender, sexuality, race, or another factor.

Northern Exposure is home to the entire diversity of creative talent in the region.

Films should have been completed after 1 January 2019.

Films should be no longer than 15 minutes, including credits.

Filmmakers should be based in the North of England. Get in touch with our team if you have any questions about eligibility.

Films can be any form or genre - including animation, documentary & fiction.

Films can be professional, student or DIY projects.

Films with dialogue should be supplied with appropriate subtitles or a subtitle file. Get in touch with our team if this presents any challenges for you.

Films should have all necessary copyright clearances in place.

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  • Andrew Oldbury

    We recently screened Oscar's Bell at Northern Exposure. It was a fantastic film screen, and Jess is exceptionally supportive of new filmmakers & helping people break into the industry. Hope to screen there again soon.

    January 2019