The fifth round of the BFI Neighbourhood Cinema: Equipment Fund is now open. The BFI recognise that it can be difficult to cover all the costs associated with showing films in community venues and would like to help by providing equipment to established not-for-profit community cinemas.
Venues who can demonstrate sufficient levels of existing activity with a British and specialised film programme can apply for equipment such as screens, projectors, Blu-ray players, sound equipment, chairs and blackout blinds. This fund will only supply specified equipment and does not currently offer cash grants for other types of equipment or for equipment from other suppliers.
Community cinemas, film societies and film clubs that can answer 'yes' to all of the following questions are eligible to apply:
The deadline for applications is Monday 26 September 2016. For more information and to apply please visit the BFI's website.
- Is your 'Community Cinema' a not-for-profit activity?
- Are you filling a gap in provision)?
- Have you been operating film screenings for at least 6 months with a regular audience size of at least 30 people? Are your film screenings open to the general public and are you offering a minimum of 8 screenings per year?
- Are you based within the UK?