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Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:44

Film Hub Central East opens the Programme Progression Scheme for applications

 Film Hub Central East opens the Programme Progression Scheme for applications

We created the Programme Progression Scheme to support film societies, clubs, and community cinemas in our first open call in Spring 2014. We received large interest from societies who felt they could expand their programming, but needed help to do so.

The scheme continues to help all hub members diversify programming, react to opportunities, and engage audiences through special events, guests, and Q&A activity.

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Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:19

New Release Strategy support for The Fits

New Release Strategy support for The Fits

"The Fits is a dreamy, beautifully syncopated coming-of-age tale."

- Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes

The Fits is not your usual coming-of-age tale. Dreamy, poetic, visually lush with an immersive score that beguiles and intrigues, this confident debut feature from Director Anna Rose Holmer deserves to be seen on the big screen.

The Fits goes beyond the mainstream offer - this critically acclaimed film would not be getting a cinema release without FAN's intervention. It has the potential to reach a diverse audience and show diversity on-screen through the quietly striking presence of its young black lead, Royalty Hightower.

It's distinctive visual style and approach to subject matter make The Fits a real cinematic discovery and critical contribution to the future canon of film. Finally, FAN supporting the film to gives it a theatrical platform and cultural profile in the UK, which will help The Fits reach diverse audiences in cinemas.

Watch the trailer (US)

We're offering tailored support to venues interested in The Fits, get in touch with Andy if you would like to discuss this further.

The Fits (Lionsgate) is now available for venues booking on DCP or DVD/Blu Ray from its release on 24 February. To book or request a screener contact Rachael Koczan at Lionsgate.

Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:31

BFI Black Star Blockbuster Season Film Menu

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.

Posted: Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:18

Community Connectors Scheme Opens

Community Connectors Scheme Opens

Do you want to diversify your offer, grow your audience, and broaden your programme?

FHCE's Community Connectors scheme could help you achieve these goals by working directly within the communities you wish to reach.

We understand that diversity can be a daunting challenge, but that it is also key to creativity and building stronger communities- with our online mapping tools and bespoke guidance provided by Sophia Ramcharan, Broadway's Audience Development, Diversity and Engagement Co-ordinator, we intend to guide you through the process every step of the way.

The total fund available is £30,000 and we are welcoming applications from £5,000 to £10,000.

See the scheme page on how to apply and previous community connector projects.

And make sure to contribute to our mapping exercise as well - you'll find it helpful in assembling your application.

The Community Connectors scheme has now closed for applications.