We’ve gathered together useful research, strategy and evaluation documents relevant to the UK film exhibition sector. Please read or download any documents that are of interest to you.
This report, prepared by Social Value Lab in partnership with Regional Screen Scotland, presents the findings of an exploratory study into the experiences and impact of local cinema in Scotland. It examines the work of a diverse group of twelve cinema exhibitors and explores the associated contribution to their audiences and communities.
A report into public screening facilities across Scotland, based on research conducted by Drew Wylie Ltd for Creative Scotland.
As part of Creative Scotland's Screen Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Review, this wide-ranging survey has gathered practitioners’ experiences and views on perceived barriers to participation and progression in the film & TV industry in Scotland.
Compiled by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit, the Statistical Yearbook 2016 presents in one place all the available statistics on UK film and the UK film industry during 2015.
The full Statistical Yearbook 2016 is not yet available but you can view individual published chapters, as well as the previous years' Statistical Yearbooks going back to 2002, on the BFI's website.
Creative Scotland have put together Creativity Matters - key messages, evidence and useful links that will help to communicate the value and impact of public funding for the arts, screen and creative industries and the benefit this delivers.
To add depth of understanding to the quantitative findings of Into Film's 5-19 Cinema Survey 2015, this qualitative study of young people’s attitudes and behaviour to film and cinema going, including reactions to the Into Film Film Festival, was conducted in November 2015.
Education charity Into Film commissioned this benchmarking piece of research in 2015 to investigate young people’s opinions and behaviour with regards to film viewing and any impact that interaction with Into Film had.
Founded in 1992, Europa Cinemas is a film theatre network focusing on European films. Each year they publish a Network Review which includes the performance of European titles and individual focuses on Network countries (including the UK).
To read previous Network Reviews visit Europa Cinemas' website.
Film Hub Scotland commissioned Culture Republic to undertake research into the combined audiences of five Scottish Film venues, to provide a clear picture of the film audience attending the combined venues, and by venue. The five venues involved are Dundee Contemporary Arts, Eden Court, Filmhouse in Edinburgh, Glasgow Film Theatre and the Screen Machine. Please note this version of the report only contains combined data on the five venues.
This report on the Film Policy Review, commissioned by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), examines the health of the British film industry, including audience demand for film.
An update on the report, It’s still about the audience: two years on from the Film Policy Review, was published in January 2014.
This report, commissioned by the BFI, explores: How and where we watch films; the sorts of films we watch; what films do; and the cultural contribution of individual films.
￼This research report, commissioned by the UK Film Council, investigates the drivers and barriers for diverse film audiences in the UK. It focuses on a number of groups including older women, working class, lesbian, gay and bisexual audiences, and minority ethnic audiences including more recent immigrants.
This study for the UK Film Council, published in June 2009, explores the impact British cinema had on the way we see ourselves, and the way others see us.
Commissioned by the BFI and the UK Film Council, this report measures and assesses the impact of local cinemas on the social, cultural and economic life of their communities.
Diversity and inclusion underpins every project undertaken by the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN). We aim to bring British, international and independent film to audiences, regardless of any barriers they may face, placing access at the heart of our strategy. This is our collective strategy designed to support audiences with additional needs.
BFI2022 is a five-year plan designed to shape the BFI’s next chapter for film, television and the moving image. The plan covers 2017-2022 and builds on their previous strategy, Film Forever.
The BFI’s five-year plan outlines three key strategic priorities: education and audiences, British film and filmmaking and unlocking film heritage.
To see how BFI have delivered on the Film Forever plan, please visit their website.
Creative Scotland's Film Strategy 2014-17, published in October 2014, explains how they will work with the sector and public partners within the context of the ambitions set out in their 10-year plan, Unlocking Potential, Embracing Ambition, in the context of film.
This review of the film sector in Scotland is one of a series commissioned by Creative Scotland that examine key cultural or creative sectors. The purpose of the review is to recognise areas of strength as well as highlighting gaps in provision and identifying opportunities for the future.
The pilot programme of the BFI Film Audience Network's New Release Strategy ran from March 2016 to March 2017 and consisted of the selection and promotion of five titles to exhibitors along with tailored marketing support. This Evaluation Report on the pilot includes sectoral research, audience research, conclusions and recommendations for the second phase of the programme.
This evaluation, commissioned by the BFI, examined the impact of Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film - the first nationwide, multi-platform season hosted by the BFI and partners. It ran from late summer 2013 to spring 2014 and comprised screenings and special events, archival content, online activity and education projects, along with tie-ins across DVD/ Blu-ray, VOD, publishing and merchandising.