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Projects supported through 2014 FHS Open Programme

In 2014 we offered two rounds of our Open Programme which provided Film Hub Scotland members with the opportunity to find support for Audience Development and Programming activity that will increase the reach, depth and breadth of engagement with specialised and independent British film. Approx £50,000 was granted to 17 organisations. Below are details of the supported projects from Rounds One and Two.

Projects supported through Round 1 of the Open Programme:

Africa in Motion Film Festival
Africa in Motion 2014 Shebeen Screen Programme

FHS is providing support to expand AIM’s outreach initiatives to engage wider and more diverse community groups across Edinburgh and Glasgow. Through the development of tailored events, screenings and marketing campaigns with partners from the communities, and by using the pop-up cinema ‘Shebeen Screen’ in venues frequented by the target groups, the ambition is to specifically engage with young people and the African diaspora.

Digital Desperados
Glitch: a Free QPOC (Queer People of Colour) season in Glasgow

FHS will support Digital Desperados to stage Glitch – a free QPoC (Queer People of Colour) season – which will take place over a 10 day period at the CCA in Glasgow, featuring screenings, speakers and panels. The focus will be on films either made by LGBTI/queer identifying individuals or films containing significant queer content. It will also retain the Digital Desperados focus of programming films either directed by people of colour or films that document them in respectful and consensual ways.

Discovery Film Festival
Discovery Film Festival Tour 2014

FHS support will enable subsidised screening licence costs for Discovery tour titles to open access to the programme for exhibitors across Scotland. The activity will enhance engagement opportunities through the supporting resources on offer and extend film choice for young audiences.

Dunlop Community Cinema
Development of a cinema club

FHS support will enable the successful community cinema to build on its mainstream and family programme by establishing a cinema club with a focus on independent and foreign-language cinema, integrating members with the programming decision-making process. Film Hub backing will help mitigate the risk of establishing this new project.

Glasgow Short Film Festival
Vertical Cinema + GSFF goes Scotland-wide

GSFF is moving to March and extending to five days. FHS funding will allow GSFF to deliver a more ambitious programme of public events, specifically:

  • Off-Site Event: Vertical Cinema (this large-scale event challenges received notions of what short film – and cinema – is, and has the potential to attract music and visual arts lovers.)
  • Distribution of GSFF programmes to Scottish partner venues

Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema
Scots in Hollywood: The Film Explainer Presents Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

FHS will support Falkirk Community Trust to develop and deliver a new project, a Film Explainer community tour, inspired by the traditions of the silent film era and staged at community venues across the Falkirk Council district, concluding with a presentation at the Hippodrome itself. The project will facilitate pairings between primary schools and community centres and extend the reach of HippFest beyond the walls of the Hippodrome.

LUX Scotland
Where I Am: Towards a Scottish Artists’ Cinema

FHS will support the delivery of Where I Am, a generative film-touring project which explores the history of artists’ film in Scotland over the past 100 years. The project will both showcase the rich tradition of artists’ filmmaking in Scotland, and begin a conversation with audiences, venues and artists about what might constitute a distinctly Scottish tradition in both a national and international context. Each host venue will then be invited to adapt the programme in response to their own context.

Macrobert Arts Centre
Diverse Creative Voices: Community Programming at macrobert’s ‘Pop Up’ Second Screen

FHS support will enable macrobert to deepen and broaden their film offer to local audiences in a sustainable way by creating a second ‘pop up’ cinema and inviting identified local groups to work with them to programme the space. Through this new project they will support currently under-represented local audiences to engage with macrobert and explore specialised and independent British cinema.

Puppet Animation Scotland
Puppet Animation Festival 2015: Short Film Programmes for Young Audiences

FHS will enable Puppet Animation Scotland, for the first time, to create and present a programme of animated short films within the menu of available festival performances and workshops as part of Puppet Animation Festival 2015. The project is particularly designed to engage children and their families in rural communities throughout Scotland.

Projects supported through Round 2 of the Open Programme:

Campbeltown Community Business
Trial partnership with Film Mobile Scotland to build audiences for the restored Campbeltown Picture House

FHS support will enable CCB to enter into partnership with Film Mobile Scotland to trial a monthly programme of screenings at Victoria Hall in Campbeltown. This will allow CCB to maintain relations with its current core audience, and to start to build new audiences for when the restored Campbeltown Picture House reopens.

Short Film Showcase – Glasgow

CinemaAttic exists to give Spanish, Iberian and Latin-American independent cinema a platform in Scotland. FHS funding will allow their popular bi-monthly Edinburgh-based short film night to expand to Glasgow.

Cowal Cinema Club
Fact or Fiction – Celebrating documentary film

FHS support will allow Cowal Cinema Club to introduce documentary to their members and other potential audiences through a series of workshops and screenings.

Glasgow Women’s Library
Sex in the Women’s Library: Season of Sexology Events

FHS support will enable Glasgow Women’s Library to partner with Pop-up Film Glasgow to deliver film screenings as part of a larger Sexology Season. The film strand will target very distinct under-served audiences. By introducing specialised film screenings into GWL’s programming they aim to increase cultural activity choices for GWL audiences in Glasgow’s East end, an area lacking in high quality art provisions.

Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival
‘Best of the Fest’ Outreach

FHS funding will allow SMHAFF to offer a ‘Best of the Fest’ Outreach programme, thereby achieving these three main goals:

  • Engaging new audiences via the festival’s film/discussion format
  • Extending the geographical reach and impact of the festival
  • Encouraging future screenings and involvement in the annual October event

Transgressive North, Scottish Storytelling Centre & Edinburgh Filmhouse
Folk Film Gathering

FHS funding will enable Transgressive North, the Scottish Storytelling Centre and Edinburgh Filmhouse to collaborate on the world’s first ‘Folk Film Gathering’. This mini-festival will coincide with SSC’s TradFest in May 2015 and allow for new audiences to cross over from trad music to cinema.

Image: CinemaAttic screening, Eoin Carey photography

4 February 2015

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