Film Hub Scotland is hosting five free Open Forums across Scotland this April and May. These informal meetings are an opportunity for those working in film exhibition (cinemas, film festivals, multiplexes, pop-up cinemas, film societies, higher education, archives etc) to come together and discuss your needs and aspirations as a sector, both locally and nationally.
Film Hub Scotland is one of nine UK Hubs funded by the BFI to support film exhibitors to extend film choice, increase audiences, and enhance audiences’ engagement with specialised and independent British film. Here is the schedule for the Forums:
- Introduction to Film Hub Scotland from Sambrooke Scott (Manager) and Carolyn Mills (Coordinator), explaining how we aim to support the Scottish film exhibition sector, in particular looking at our Open Programme Fund, Bursary Scheme and how to take part in UK-wide programming opportunities.
- Culture Republic talk on how data capture and analysis can help you grow audiences
- Breakout session exploring the challenges faced by Scottish film exhibitors
- Talk on innovative programming and how to attract audiences (guest speakers will include Melanie Iredale, Director of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, and Shona Thomson, Producer of Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema in Bo’Ness)
- Breakout session on aspirations within the Scottish film exhibition sector and how to achieve these
Each Forum will include refreshment breaks and opportunities for networking.
Members and potential members are all welcome – come to the session that is nearest you and tell your colleagues about it! We can contribute to travel and accommodation costs if needed, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out more about travel subsidies. Booking for the Forums is essential, please click on the relevant location below to sign up through Eventbrite:Inverness
Friday 25 April (12.00-16.00), Eden Court Theatre
Monday 28 April (13.00-17.00), Perth Concert Hall
Wednesday 30 April (17.00-20.00), Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
Tuesday 13 May (13.00-17.00), Castle Douglas Town Hall
Wednesday 14 May (13.00-17.00), Heart of Hawick