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Posted: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:40

Sci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

Part of the BFI's Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder UK-wide celebration of Sci-Fi, Film Hub Central East have unleashed our collaborative programme with our members across the region.

See our dedicated page on Sci-fi for all the details - dates will be announced soon.

Highlights include:

Don't Panic! Independent Cinema Milton Keynes / MK Gallery

The Created Woman, Mayhem Film Festival, Nottingham

Village Screen of The Damned, Norfolk

Sci-Fact, University of Nottingham

#BFISciFi Nationwide

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder will include over 1,000 screenings of classic films and television programmes at over 200 locations across the UK, from outdoor events at iconic British sites to screenings in multiplexes, local cinemas, and community venues; in one of the largest and most ambitious sci-fi seasons ever created.

See all the events around the UK

Vote for the greatest Sci-fi characters of all time

And all the information on the BFI website

Posted: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:47

Expressions of Interest Close

Our expressions of interest for initiating activity with the hub are now closed.

We've had a tremendous response from across the region with some exciting seeds planted.

We'll be in touch over the next month to carry on the conversation.

If you're still interested in becoming a member of the hub, we're continually accepting members for receiving support and resources - so just get in touch.

Posted: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:30


We're delighted to announce the launch of our first Expression of Interest cycle!

Through submitting an Expression of Interest, you'll become a member of the Hub for the next three years.

So far we've been working on getting the hub up-and-running, with initial activity being mainly pilot projects informing the hub's early development through a limited number of members. You can see a list of our current members, and we'll soon be showing off some of the activity we've supported so far.

For the rest of the project we want to increase the number of members and broaden the activity. Our aim is to offer a welcoming, transparent, and engaging Hub; so we'd like to emphasise that an Expression of Interest is not an application, but a start of a conversation on how we might collaborate. If we're unable to support you this time round, then we'll offer feedback and help you develop your ideas so that you can resubmit in a future Expression of Interest call.

Take a look at our guidelines .pdf and Expressions of Interest form below, and get in touch with the Hub if you have any questions.

You're welcome to submit multiple Expressions of Interest for different activity, or if you wish to both deliver and receive activity.

There is a possibility that we'll not be able to meet all of your requests for support in this year, which is why we're planning calls for Expressions of Interest every six months until October 2016.

When is the deadline for this call?

Friday 30 May 2014

When are the proposals considered?

June 2014

When will support for activity be announced?

June 2014

When will activity start?

From October 2014

When is the next call for Expressions of Interest?

September 2014 (for activity starting in March 2015)

Posted: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:57

Screen Heritage Material Available to Book

Our archive organisations for the Central East region have created nine short programmes for screening through our network.

Both MACE and EAFA have produced shorts covering locations in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire.

Some are available to watch on our Screen Heritage page.

If you're interested in showing any of the archive package, contact us on filmhubcentraleast@broadway.org.uk

Posted: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 10:00

Broadway and Cambridge Film Trust Become BFI's Film Hub Central East

Broadway is pleased to announce that, in a partnership with Cambridge Film Trust, it is one of eight organisations who will be working with the BFI and regional partners to bring more specialised and independent British film to UK audiences in new and exciting ways. As the Film Hub Central East we cover a geographical area comprising of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex

In a ground-breaking new deal for UK audiences the BFI's Film Audience Network (FAN), today takes a significant step forward as the BFI names eight lead partners (Film Hub Lead Organisations) appointed to help bring diverse and exciting films and events to audiences right across the UK.

Film-watching is one of the UK's most loved and important cultural activities, but many film fans cannot easily access a diverse range of films and BFI FAN aims to change this. BFI FAN brings film, education, community, exhibition, archive and events experts together to offer more choice and grow new audiences, particularly for specialised and independent British film – a key priority for the BFI, as set out in Film Forever, its five year plan for UK film.

The eight Film Hubs across the UK will work collaboratively with partner organisations in their local areas and, together with the BFI, will form a new Film Audience Network strategic leadership group to ensure a joined-up UK wide approach. Broadway Nottingham and Cambridge Film Trust will lead Film Hub Central East.

The eight organisations named today will collectively receive BFI lottery funding of up to £7.5m over four years (2013-17) to bring new film experiences to UK audiences, no matter where they live.

The BFI's FAN funding will be used to support a range of audience development activities at a local, regional and cross-regional level and the network will support major national celebrations of cinema across each of the Film Hub regions, with the ambition to stage some simultaneously. Film Hub activity will be tailored to local audiences and geography, and will include support for touring and archive programmes; pop-ups and live events, projects aimed at engaging the next generation of film fans and sector-led training in areas such as programming, marketing, fundraising and technical delivery.

Through FAN, the BFI aims to unite a range of partners including cinema exhibitors, film festivals, educators, film societies, community venues, Regional Film Archives and others. BFI FAN will complement the BFI's film education initiatives to form a comprehensive new audience development strategy, as set out in the BFI's Film Forever five-year plan, to help put film at the centre of UK cultural life.

BFI FAN will commence activities in the autumn, so if you are a local or regional organisation who would like to get involved, or if you require more information, please contact:Filmhubcentraleast@broadway.org.uk