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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

Posted: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:44

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.

Apply Now

Posted: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:14

Film Hub Members Day

Tuesday 7 March, 10:00am, Broadway Nottingham

Join us for our spring Hub Members Day at Broadway in Nottingham on March 7th.

It's your chance to talk to us about the upcoming months and the focus areas of the Film Audience Network as part of the BFI's 2022 strategy.

Look forward to hearing more about:

  • Presenting our Diversity Toolkit
  • Young Programmers Network
  • New Release Strategy

We'll be covering any travel costs to ensure you can make it along.

You can register at the link below, we're looking forward to seeing you there!

Register Now

Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:14

BFI Launches 2022 Strategy

Presenting a five-year plan designed to shape the BFI's next chapter for film, television and the moving image.

Read the strategy bfi.org.uk/2022

Posted: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:55

A&E: Advisory & Experience Scheme has new advisers

The Advice and Experience advisory scheme was initially run by Film Hubs Central East, North and North West Central giving members access to high-level industry experience.
Following that successful pilot the scheme has now launched across Film Hubs Scotland, London, South East, and South West & West Midlands, along with the recruitment of a number of fantastic new advisers!

The aim of the scheme is to provide Hub Members with access to FREE 1-2-1 specialised advice on a range of topics from effective marketing to introductory programming.

  • Are you struggling to put together a marketing plan for your venue?
  • Do you need advice on attracting new audiences?
  • Want help with selecting films for a specialised season?
  • Need guidance on constructing a working budget for a film project?

If you feel you are lacking in a specific area of expertise we can provide you with the assistance and knowledge you require to help your organisation develop and grow through our A&E Scheme.

A group of sector specialists are available to book for half day 1-2-1 sessions. Sessions can take place on the phone, Skype or face to face and will be followed up by a report covering key next steps for your projects.

Take a look at our advisor's biographies and specific key expertise here: adviceandexperiencescheme.com - password is FAN1617.

If you're interested in arranging an session with any of our advisers or want to discuss the scheme further get in touch with Andy - a.rae@broadway.org.uk

Posted: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:23

Sign up for free Branch Area Report

ComScore (formally known as Rentrak) are offering BFI Film Audience Network members access to their FREE Branch Area Report.

This useful report shows daily grosses for all films playing at each cinema in your regional area (ComScore use TV regions to segment the UK).
This will give you:

  • The chance to benchmark your own cinema's performance against other local cinemas to see if your ticket sales are out-performing the market as a whole
  • Localised insight into how films you aren't playing have performed
  • Suggestions of new titles or genres you could consider booking
  • Guidance on how different types of film perform on different days of the week

This report is designed for exhibitors (including cinemas, multi-arts venues and community cinemas) that host regular weekly screenings. It is useful for management, box office, programming and marketing staff.

Each participating cinema will receive the report for the TV region they belong to, every Friday, covering the 7-day playweek just finished. The report will be in PDF format and will show gross revenues (including VAT).

To access this free report cinemas must agree to share their data with all distributors and other exhibitors in their region. All distributors see data for all films. Only exhibitors that share their data can see other cinemas' data – it's a reciprocal arrangement. Data for individual cinemas is never shared with anyone outside of distribution and exhibition.

All cinemas are welcome to join (or leave) the Branch Area Report sharing group at any time. Interested cinemas should email ukreports@rentrak.com.