Reel Life Data Project


Are you a filmmaker?

Want to make a short films about social issues? 


Reel Life Data

In 2017, we launched our first Reel Life Data Project, which asks people to make a film based on data from one of our surveys.  The annual Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey records the views of people living in Northern Ireland about key issues affecting their lives.

We gave an open invitation to anyone to produce a short film (maximum of 3 minutes) based on findings from the 2013 Northern Ireland Life and Times survey data on attitudes to LGBT issues (

Film makers were free to use the data in whatever way they wished. They were also free to use any format, such as documentary, fiction, animation, discussion, vox pop, interviews, music video, game show. The more creative the better!

We were really impressed by the different ways in which film makers engaged with the data. Thank you to everyone who took part!

You can view two of the films produced for the 2017 project.