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Broadway and Flatpack Projects in a joint bid for Film Hub Midlands

Posted: Tue, 02 May 2017 22:23

Broadway and Flatpack Projects in a joint bid for Film Hub Midlands

In late 2016 the BFI announced their 2022 strategy, building on the success of the Film Audience Network and proposing a new Film Hub Midlands, comprising of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, and Worcestershire.

The vision of BFI Film Audience Network is to build a wider, more diverse UK cinema audience with a richer appreciation of British and international film.

Broadway, as current Film Hub Lead Organisation for the Central East region and Flatpack Projects, as current strategic partner for the West Midlands, have connected to bid and deliver a newly created Film Hub Midlands against the BFI2022 Strategy.

The BFI's overview does mean the current region of Central East will cease to exist, and the counties of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk will become part of the South East region currently served by Film Hub South East https://filmhubse.org

We are excited for the opportunity to create a new Film Hub Midlands and want to build on the early successes of FAN, to refine and strengthen its unique role in growing film audiences in the UK and to help it achieve even more – in line with the overarching priorities of BFI2022.

What next?

We are keen to hear from exhibitors who operate within the new Midlands region and encourage you to get in touch with the teams at FHCE and Flatpack Assemble so we can be as responsive as possible to regional contexts and needs. Key contacts are:

Eleanor Thornley - FHCE Manager e.thornley@broadway.org.uk 0115 8507815

Andy Rae - FHCE Coordinator a.rae@broadway.org.uk 0115 8507845

Amy Smart - Flatpack Assemble Project Manager amy@flatpackfestival.org.uk 0121 7711509

Key dates

  • April - 9 June 2017: Preparation and submission of Stage One BFI FAN application. On approval:
    • July - October 2017: Preparation of BFI FAN Stage Two application.
    • September - December 2017: Preparation of Stage Three BFI FAN application.
    • January 2018: Commence delivery of Film Hub Midlands

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