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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.

Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:07

Distributor Slate Day

The second Distributor Slate Day will be held in September, following the success of the first event last year.

Designed to build even stronger links between distributors and exhibitors, the day will see distributors - including majors and independents - present upcoming their theatrical slates to Film Hub exhibitors, showing marketing and release information, trailers, artwork presentations, and exclusive preview footage from upcoming releases.

This free event encourages exhibitors and distributors to work even more closely together to explore how they can help UK audiences experience a wider range of British and non-mainstream film.

The day will also include a networking lunch and evening drinks reception, creating opportunities for distributors and exhibitors to network, share ideas and build new and mutually beneficial relationships.

Distributor Slate Day is hosted by Film Hub London and Film Hub South East, with support from Picturehouse Cinemas. Screen International is the official media partner.

Find out what went on at Distributor Slate Day 2015

How to attend

Distributor Slate Day is a free event.

Exhibitors must be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) to attend.

There is no cut-off date for applications however numbers are limited, so don't wait too long to reserve your place.

Contact us for details on how to register a place.


When: Tuesday 20 September

Where:Picturehouse Central

Cost: Free

Attendance: Film Hub members only

Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:06

BFI Consultation: Help shape the future of film

BFI Consultation: Help shape the future of film

The BFI has launched a public consultation to help shape its new five-year strategy for film, TV and the moving image (2017-2022).

This is a chance to add to the debate and let the BFI know what your priorities are at an important time, when the exhibition funding landscape is being decided for the next five years.
We are encouraging all Film Hub members and interested parties to attend and feedback on the issues and priorities that are important to you and how BFI can make a difference to the exhibition sector.

Have your say online (consultation closes 8 September 2016) or attend one of the remaining roadshow events currently taking place at locations across the UK.

Posted: Tue, 03 May 2016 17:00

Community Connectors Scheme Launches

We've closed this scheme for applications, keep an eye out for future opportunities.

We are launching our new Community Connectors Scheme to build upon the work achieved by our existing projects, as the scheme has been one of our most interesting and successful so far.

Broadway will now be leading Community Connectors 2016 as a stand-alone application scheme, utilising the experience and staff speciality in this area. We're drawing on the experience from previously supported projects, and inviting those practitioners and connectors to speak at our training events.

Read the guidelines and application form.

Posted: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:29

Open Calls Spring 16 Launch

The Spring 16 call has now closed, thanks for those who got in touch.

We are delighted to open Film Hub Central East's Spring 16 call for Expressions of Interest.

FHCE has supported over sixty projects born from our EOI process, and it has proven to be a fantastic opportunity for venues in the Central East region to expand their programmes and engage with new audiences.

Examples of supported can be found on our projects page filmhub.broadway.org.uk/projects

As 2016-17 is the final year of the current BFI Film Audience Network programme, we wish to see an emphasis on legacy and securing the longer-term sustainability of specialised film in the FHCE region.

Full guidelines can be found on our website, and as ever we are always on call to answer any queries you may have.

Read the guidelines and more at filmhub.broadway.org.uk/eois16

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is Friday 22nd April at 5pm

Programme Progression Scheme Opens

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

We've now separated this fund from our EOI round, and opened with a rolling call - so you can propose projects at anytime year-round, open until funds are exhausted.

A grant of up to £1,500 for groups who wish to diversify their programme or create new activity where audiences are not being served.

Read the guidelines and more at filmhub.broadway.org.uk/pps

Posted: Sat, 16 Jan 2016 12:17

New Release Strategy

The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) has just launched a new scheme to support some of the best new films from across the globe. This exciting new initiative aims to work with distributors and cinemas/exhibitors to find the right audience for these films.

The first two films to receive FAN support have been announced:

  • The Pearl Button, Patricio Guzmán's Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear winner, (New Wave, 18 March release).
  • Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Oscar and Golden Globe nominee (Best Foreign Language Film) (Curzon Artificial Eye, 13 May release).

Every film is different so what's on offer for each one will vary, from events with film talent to Facebook advertising campaigns to educational resources – entirely free of charge for exhibitors.

So, in general, what can Film Hub members and exhibitors expect from a FAN supported film?

  • A bigger marketing and press campaign, raising visibility and targeting specific audiences in every region of the UK.
  • Access to regional preview screenings.
  • A comprehensive marketing pack created by exhibitors for exhibitors, with top-quality, tailored content to take the hard work out of reaching your audiences. It will include: web and social media assets; press templates; key national and regional partners and networks to tap into.
  • Interesting and alternative shareable content for each of the titles.

Read the article in Screen Daily