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BFI Black Star Blockbuster Season Film Menu

Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:31

BFI Black Star Blockbuster Season Film Menu

The BFI Film Audience Network has been awarded funding by the BFI Programming Development Fund to mount a nationwide contribution to Black Star, the latest UK-wide blockbuster season led by the BFI. Black Star will be the largest ever national programme of films and events celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors, running between October and December 2016.

As part of this programme we are offering support for members to screen titles from the ICO's BFI Black Star film menu attached with £200 per screening for additional audience development activity or a flat rate of £200 for specific marketing for new audiences. It would be preferable to focus on one screening and on getting a good audience for that event rather than multiple events with low numbers.

Support is also available to programme either of the two below re-release titles but these need to be booked separately with the distributor directly;

Boys in the Hood – 28th October / BFI Distribution

In the Heat of the Night – 18th November / Park Circus

Proposals which are aligned to the two National weekends will be encouraged;

Hip Hop Weekend: 4th - 6th November

Comedy Weekend: 2nd – 4th December

Please see the below ICO film menu for details of the available titles. If you wish to participate in the season please complete the attached proposal form and return that to Andy Rae & cc Liz.harkman@watershed.co.uk.

The timeline has now been extended to be part of the national tour, with revised dates as:
Monday 28th November – Applications for the National Tour support grants

Friday 16th December – Final date for ALL bookings of titles with the ICO

Tuesday 28th February – Final date for ALL activity to have taken place

For more information on the season please visit: www.bfi.org.uk/black-star.

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