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Audience Development Programme - projects supported through Round 1

In December 2015 we offered our members the chance to apply to Round 1 of our Audience Development Programme. The aim of the Programme is to support exhibitors to increase the reach, depth and breadth of their programme, developing audiences and engagement with a diverse range of film.

There were two levels of support available:

  • Under £2,000 for community, volunteer and/or small-scale exhibitors
  • £2,000 - £10,000 for mid/large-scale exhibitors

£26,450 was granted to 5 organisations.

Below are details of the supported projects:

Africa in Motion
2016 Community Engagement Programme

FHS support will allow Africa in Motion to create a series of monthly outreach screenings throughout 2016 in partnership with three BAME organisations: Central and West Integration Network (CWIN), The African Caribbean Network (ACN) and Maryhill Integration Network (MIN), as well as a series of special partnership events during AiM’s 2016 festival. Funding will also support a part-time Traineeship for someone from a Black, Asian, or Minority ethnic background to help deliver this project.

Edinburgh Iranian Festival
Iranian Film Season

FHS support will enable Edinburgh Iranian Festival to launch an annual Iranian Film Season at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh. This season will build on the audiences for the biannual Edinburgh Iranian Festival and provide a quality programme of contemporary Iranian film.

Glasgow Short Film Festival
GSFF16: Cinema of Transgression

FHS support will allow GSFF to increase and diversify public attendance, introducing new audiences to short form work in a creative way. An event celebrating the Cinema of Transgression, the second wave of post-punk underground filmmaking to emerge from NYC in the 1980s, will offer an expanded cinema screening of rare 16mm projections, followed by a live music and spoken word concert.

Renfrewshire Leisure
Renfrew on Film 2

FHS support will enable Renfrewshire Leisure to host ‘Renfrew on Film 2’, a touring programme which connects local audiences with archive films about the Renfrewshire area, building upon a successful first edition of this event in 2015.

University of Glasgow
Radical Film Network 2016 Festival

FHS support will allow the University of Glasgow to host the Radical Film Network Festival, alongside their Unconference. This unique constellation of events and screenings brings together the collective efforts of activists, academics, and cultural workers from over twenty Scottish-based organisations engaged with radical film culture. The festival will showcase a diverse range of work in alternative exhibition spaces across Glasgow and will be supplemented by satellite screenings in venues throughout Scotland.

Image: The Film Explainer, courtesy of Falkirk Community Trust

5 February 2016

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