Northern Lights workshops have already begun in Dumfries & Galloway & The Central Belt and will continue taking place across Scotland throughout the submission period.  These events are a great introduction to the project are open and accessible to all, full of helpful tips on how to shoot your video and offer an opportunity to learn about Northern Lights cash awards and meet the director Nick Higgins.

From the 28th May we are popping up in Aberdeenshire.  So, if your based here now is your chance to get even more involved with Scotland’s first ever mass collaborative documentary film and show us what you can see, what you would like to see and what you wish you had seen in the region.

Wednesday 30 May, 3pm to 5pm or 7pm to 9pm
Belmont Picturehouse, 49 Belmont St, Aberdeen, AB10 1JS
Everyone is welcome at this free pop-up workshop. Perhaps you are an established filmmaker in the region or a keen amateur who wants to try something new. Come along and meet director Nick Higgins to find out more. Brainstorm ideas and learn about Director’s Requests, which can gain a Co-director credit on the final film! Please note, we have two workshops this day (3pm to 5pm or 7pm to 9pm) for you to pick from – book you place now at

We will be announcing more workshops and events in this region soon – so keep checking this blog, Facebook, and Twitter to get involved.

We want to hear from you If you would like to invite us to host a workshop with you, your group, or pop up at your event. To contact, and make sure you book a place email

Anyone who contributes to this project as a direct result of attending this workshop is automatically eligible for the NorthernLights £1000 Best Workshop Award.

Come on Aberdeenshire, get involved and show us your Scotland!