Catherine Bray, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4’s Random Acts, will be visiting Belfast on Friday 19th April at The Mac, Belfast.

Catherine will meet with local short filmmakers to listen to their pitches and ideas for potential Random Acts projects. The meetings are due to take place with support from Northern Ireland Screen.

Random Acts is Channel 4’s short film strand dedicated to the arts, founded in 2011 to escape the conventions of arts broadcasting and to expand its possibilities.

Catherine Bray is the commissioner for Channel 4’s Random Acts art strand, and an independent producer, working with Charlie Lyne on documentary Features Beyond Clueless (Netflix) and Fear Itself in addition to shorts including Fish Story (Sundance). She has written and broadcasted for Sight & Sound and BBC.


Sign up for a one to one slot with Catherine Bray. Discuss your projects and get advice from an industry professional. Each slot lasts just 15 minutes, so we recommend that you prepare your questions in advance.

New or starting out in film? These sessions are suitable for students or those at the beginning of their journey as filmmakers. You can talk to us about your ideas more generally, but this is not a specific pitching surgery.


Are you a filmmaker who would you like to pitch your film to Random Acts? Ideas will be pre-screened for suitability. You should have made at least one short film previously – this is not a first- time filmmaker’s strand.

  • Duration: 3-4 minutes
  • Budget: £4k or less
  • Delivery: by late July 2019.

Random Acts brief is available here.

Please send your initial ideas to Christine Morrow at Northern Ireland Screen by 10th April: