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Short Film Night VI - Tyneside Cinema.

Our Short Film Night at the Tyneside Cinema returns after a brief summer break with some great films by British filmmakers. If you'd like to attend the screening you can pick up a ticket fro just £3 and come along to the Tyneside Cinema on the 29th of September. The evening begins at 7pm.

The Boy with a Camera for a Face - by Spencer Brown

The Boy with a Camera for a Face is a satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head. We follow him from his birth through to adulthood, and experience his inability to live a normal life, as every moment of his existence is transformed by the fact that he is recording it. Told through pictures, the story is accompanied by a witty verse narration read by Steven Berkoff. Magical, humorous, romantic and ultimately heartbreaking, The Boy with a Camera for a Face is an epic story told in fifteen minutes about the way we live today.

Berkoff’s excellent delivery of the verses, laced with a strange hybrid of humanism and yet knowing satire, perfectly complements the visuals of the film as the narrative unfolds.

The London Film Review
Dinner and a Movie - by Ben Aston

A heartwarming dramady about love, life, and prison dating websites. Lovestruck Randy is delighted when his prison pen pal Crystal is finally released so they can meet in person, but is woefully unprepared for the hard truths she brings with her to their first date. Ben Aston made this film while a student at the London Film School, it made the official selection for the Edinburgh International Film Festival, London short film Festival, and Palm Springs International Shortfest.

Eric - by Richard Foster

The story of a young man, Eric, who travels to his childhood home to comfort his friend Jack on the days of his mother's funeral. A story about friendship and loss, Richard Foster's film won him 'Best Editing' award at Northumbria University's Graduation Gala Screening and was also selected for the Aesthetica Film Festival in 2013.

Toast - by Amy Telford and Canny Pictures

A lot can happen while you're making toast. A low-budget comedy by Canny Pictures.

Submit your film

If you'd like to submit your own film to our short film night, then please send us an email with your information and a link to There is still time to submit to our student short film night which you can read about here.

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