Northern Exposure
Submissions closed - screen your short at cinemas across the North

Milda Baginskaitė takes part in a Q&A at a Northern Exposure event in SunderlandMilda Baginskaitė takes part in a Q&A at a Northern Exposure event in Sunderland

Key information

Submissions closed
Submit for free - all genres & styles accepted

Screening Dates

HOME - Thursday 15 February
Storyhouse - Wednesday 21 February
Forum Cinema - Saturday 2 March
Leigh Film Factory - Thursday 7 March

Submit your work to Northern Exposure - our short film night showcasing local filmmaking talent.

** Update, January 2024: submissions for Northern Exposure are currently closed. You can catch our latest film selections at cinemas across the North throughout February and March. Find your local screening. **

Northern Exposure is going back on the road, bringing the best of the region’s short films to venues across the North throughout February and March 2024.

Our early-2024 season takes place at: HOME, Manchester, as part of BFI Future Film Festival (15 Feb); Storyhouse, Chester (21 Feb); Forum Cinema, Hexham (2 Mar); and Leigh Film Factory (7 Mar).

Filmmakers based in the North of England can submit their shorts for consideration now. Selected filmmakers will have their work showcased at each venue, and will be invited to take part in post-screening Q&As where possible.

For the upcoming screening series, our Young Programmers are particularly interested in stories of transformation, rebirth and crossing borders. If you’ve got a short exploring themes of metamorphosis, awakening or the “other,” we want to see it.

Films can take any form, genre or narrative approach. There’s only a few practical rules to be aware of - these can all be found on our FilmFreeway page, which is linked below.

Submissions for this round of screenings close on Friday 19 January.

** Submissions closed **

Any questions? Contact Sam, our Talent Producer, at:

Northern Exposure is delivered by Film Hub North as part of BFI Film Academy.

BFI Film Academy offers opportunities for ambitious 16-25 year olds, anywhere in the UK, to get to know more about film and how to forge a career in the screen industries.