News & Events

Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:20

Expression of Interest Summer '15 Opens

A huge thanks to those who have sent an Expression of Interest to us, we've had a great response and we'll be back in touch within the next few weeks.

This Open Call cycle is now closed, and we'll be reopening in Autumn '15.


We are delighted to open Film Hub Central East's 3rd call for Expressions of Interest.

FHCE has supported over fifty 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

Keeping in mind the Film Audience Network's core aims of Reach, Breadth, and Depth we are being a little more strategic in our approach for this call so we are able to engage new audiences with a wider range of films in your venues.

Subsequently, this time around we are focussing on two key strands of activity and are only looking to receive EOIs looking to engage with Young Audiences and/or Diverse Audiences.

Full guidelines can be found to download below, and as ever Andy and I are always on call to answer any queries you may have.

We look forward to reading your proposals!


Posted: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00

Launch of A&E: Advisory Scheme for hub members

Film Hub Central East is collaborating with two other Hubs from the Film Audience Network - North and North West Central - to provide Hub Members with free access to key industry specialists.

The Advice & Experience (A&E) Advisory Scheme will enable Members direct access to high level industry experience on a broad range of topics - from effective marketing to introductory programming.

A group of sector specialists have been recruited and are now 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.

Do you need support with marketing plans to attract new audiences, completing funding applications, selecting films for a specialised season or improving your project evaluations? The A&E scheme can help.

If you are interested in booking a free session please contact the hub with details of the support required.

See the Storify for the full biographies of the advisors.

Posted: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:40

Film Hub Open Day

Come along to our first Open Day of 2015 at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester on March 12th.
We'll be laying out some of our plans for 2015 - 2016, you can meet and network with other hub members, and finally announcing our Spring '15 Open Calls as our main avenue for funding this year.

Look forward to hearing from:

  • Film Hub Manager Eleanor Thornley
  • Open clinics with Into Film, Independent Cinema Office, Cinema For All.
  • Cinema Plus and Cambridge Film Consortium presenting our education programmes
  • Phoenix present Access Cinema

We're opening this day up to exhibitors across the entire region, and still have bursaries to help with travel and accommodation.

To Register and for more information:

Posted: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:19

Advice and Experience Scheme

This scheme has now closed for applications

Apply to be an industry advisor on the new A&E: Advice and Experience Advisory Scheme

In collaboration with Film Hubs North and North West Central, we are inviting applications from industry experts to advise our memberships on a range of topics.

We want our members to have access to high level industry experience on a broad range of topics - from effective marketing to introductory programming. Whether on the phone, Skype or face to face we want our members to be supported with advice and expertise.

We want to recruit industry advisors with experience in the following areas:

    • Bid-writing/fundraising
    • Income generation
    • Monitoring and evaluation
    • Programming
    • Audience Development
    • Audience Engagement and Education
    • Working with staff and volunteers
    • Business development
    • Budgets and financial management
    • Marketing
    • Press
    • Public speaking

Once recruited advisors will be available to present at Hub events to help launch the service and subsequently to offer advice on a one to one basis. We expect advisors to coordinate meetings with Hub members independently, to assist with promoting the opportunity and to keep Hubs updated regularly.

Advisors will be paid £100 per session and we expect to recruit advisors for a minimum of 10 sessions. Any expenses incurred are covered by the session fees.

To apply please complete this brief application form.

Application deadline: Friday 30th January 2015 @ 5pm

Advisors will be contacted by 6th February 2015, and we hope the scheme will run for the duration of 2015.

Posted: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:00

Expression of Interest Close

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

We've had another brilliant response from across the region, and 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: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:33

Members' Day and Open Calls Launch

Members' Day

Many thanks to those who came to the Members Day on Friday - it was wonderful to see you, and it has left us feeling inspired and excited as we start to plan for audience facing Year 3 activity.

Once again we would like to thank the staff from the Cambridge Film Festival and Emmanuel College for the wonderful venue, and also our fantastic speakers; Neil Brand, Stefan Georgiou, and Hatice Özdemirciler from the ICO.

Expressions of Interest

We are delighted to announce that Cycle 2 of our calls for Expression of Interest is now open. We are looking for EOIs to deliver or receive activity from April 2015.

As before we are keen to work with you throughout the EOI process and as such are requesting that you send us an initial one page plan and await feedback as to how viable the proposal is before completing an extensive EOI.

The deadline for this cycle is Friday 21st of November.