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Micro-funding for Community Cinemas – projects supported through Round 1

In July 2015 we offered our members the chance to apply to Round 1 of our Micro-funding for Community Cinemas scheme. Small exhibition organisations, such as film societies and community cinemas, were invited to apply for up to £2,000 to enhance their programmes and develop new audiences.

£10,800 was granted to 6 organisations. Below are details of the supported projects.

NB The intended Round 2 of this scheme has been incorporated into the FHS Audience Development Programme.

Alchemy Film & Arts, Hawick
Out of the Box

FHS support will allow Alchemy Film & Arts to host a screening and discussion programme of work by Scottish-based artist filmmakers in venues across the Scottish Borders. Delivered by the Moving Image Makers Collective, an Alchemy Film & Arts initiative.

Heartland Film Society, Aberfeldy
Annual Programme

FHS support will enable Heartland Film Society to invest in more strategic marketing, diverse programming and enhanced screenings, leading to increased reach, impact and attendance.

Inverness Film Fans
Halloween Screamathon

FHS support will allow Inverness Film Fans to host a seasonally themed event designed to appeal to a range of audiences outside their usual demographic and to act as a recruitment opportunity for new members.

NEAT Flicks, Aberdeenshire, Abgus & Moray
Scottish Classic Film Events

FHS support will enable NEAT Flicks promoters to attract a wider audience by pairing film screenings with complementary themed activity. The focus will be on classic films with a Scottish flavour, followed by traditional Scottish food and a ceilidh.

The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
Cinema Chums and Cinema Newbies
FHS support will enable The Birks to initiate two pilot projects that address accessibility issues for particular groups within their diverse community.

  • Cinema Newbies will support parents and guardians with new babies and children under 2
  • Cinema Chums will support individuals who are in danger of isolation and are looking for cinema-going companions.

The Stove, Dumfries
Film @ The Stove

FHS support will allow The Stove to introduce a regular screening programme. Each screening will fall into a themed context, covering a particular topic or issue, and will be followed by either an informal discussion, a Q&A session or a workshop.

Image courtesy of NEAT Flicks, 2014

9 November 2015

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