YOUNG filmmakers on Wearside are being invited to apply for funding.
The British Film Institute Lottery-funded initiative is handing out grants of up to £5,000 for young people aged five to 19 to make a film pilot and up to £30,000 for a studio grant to make between three and four short films.
A maximum of 75 grants will be given and applicants must have match funding of 20 per cent.
To download an application form, visit www.firstlightonline.co.uk/funding.
Deadline for applications is 2pm on April 23.