Wednesday 29th November, 5.30pm

UNREST is an award-winning documentary about the chronic illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). The film uncovers some important issues about the lack of medical education, treatment guidelines and the need for more research to support those with ME/CFS. It tells the first-person story of Jennifer and her husband, Omar, newlyweds grappling with how to live in the face of a lifelong illness. But it is also a global story about an international community of patients with a serious, life-altering illness — millions suffering invisibly and left at the margins of medicine and science.

This is a free event, and refreshments will be available. Q&A/discussion to follow the film.

Where? Urban Sciences Building, Science Central,  NE4 5TQ

Time: 5.30pm-8pm

Tickets available at 

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Aged 15-19 in the North East? Join The Factory, Tyneside Cinema's free artist film programme for young people!

You’ll learn essential filmmaking skills including camera, sound and editing, and experiment with other creative techniques to make new artist film work, while collaborating with like-minded young people and professional artists. 

During the programme you’ll get involved with all practical and creative aspects of the artistic process, from viewing and discussing professional work to making and exhibiting your own. You'll also work towards a Silver Arts Award – a national qualification that develops your creativity and leadership skills.

Applications for The Factory are now open - visit for more information and to download an application form.

 The deadline to apply is 12 midday on Monday 11 December 2017.

Please email or call 0191 227 5508 if you have any further questions.


28th August-1st September

FREE Film Making Courses for Ages 13-19

There are several places available for a 5-day course on film making. Normally the course costs £150 for the week, but any young person from challenging circumstances (including those facing poverty or illness or acting as carers) can take part for free. The groups are small with a maximum of 15 participants, and the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly and no prior experience is required.

When? 28th August-1st September, from 9.30am until 3.30pm.

Where? At Tyneside Cinema, in the Pop Up film school building across the road.

In addition, the BFI Fiction Academy is now open to applications, and costs a total of only £25 for a 3-month programme (mostly Saturdays beginning in late October). Visit the website for more details!

Saturday, July 22 at 10 AM - 4 PM

Free Filmmaking Workshop Tyneside Cinema at 80: A People’s History

Could you help us tell the history of Tyneside Cinema? Are you interested in filmmaking?
We’re looking for people who are keen to take part in a filmmaking workshop that will help equip them with the skills they need to capture stories about our iconic cinema and other cinema’s across the city and beyond.

As part of our 80th birthday celebrations we’ve been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help our audience tell the history of Tyneside Cinema from its origins as newsreel theatre in the 1930s to the much-loved independent institution it is today. We’re going to do this in a number of ways over the coming months but want to start by recruiting people interested in filmmaking and give them the knowledge and skills they need to make a contribution.

Who is it for?
You might have shot a few videos on your phone or DSLR camera or you could already have made an award-winning film: this workshop really is for anyone interested in helping us tell the history of Tyneside Cinema and the wider story of cinema-going across the city.

The Workshop
Our one-day practical workshops will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to shoot a film that could end up on the big screen at Tyneside Cinema with your name in the credits!

Topics covered will include: shooting pictures and sound for the cinema screen, finding stories and interview technique.

Everyone who takes part will have the chance to record their own personal story about going to the movies.

In order to take part you need to have your own camera capable of recording video and sound. This could be as simple as your mobile phone, a camcorder, or video-enabled DSLR camera.

Note: if you don’t have your own camera but want to tell your story of cinema then please let us know and we’ll invite you along to one of our other workshops to record your story.

Location: Tyneside Cinema Pop-Up Film School

All workshops must be booked in advance. 

To book a place please e-mail the following information to

Contact details (Telephone number/email)
Previous film making experience
Preferred workshops date.
Please note: one workshop per participant, workshops are for adults only (16+).

Please note that if you are unable to make this event there will be more workshops on Saturday 17 June, Saturday 1st July and Saturday 19th August.