This Way Up 2019
This Way Up returns on the 3rd - 4th December 2019, and will be held at Broadway Cinema in Nottingham for its sixth edition. Early Bird passes are available at £110+VAT until 10 July. Film Hub London members are eligible to apply for a bursary to help with the cost of attending.
An early-bird pass saves you £50+VAT off the full price pass and includes:
- Two days of talks, workshops, panels, discussions and interactive sessions
- Tea/coffee and lunch
- Evening networking reception
- Links to access special discounts for hotels, train travel and restaurants.
This Way Up is the two-day UK film exhibition innovation conference packed full of ideas and debates to inspire and enlighten, provoke and challenge. Join your film industry colleagues to connect and share, take part in sessions and workshops, and catch up with the latest activity from across the UK. Read more about last year’s Liverpool edition here.
FAN Young Film Programmers' Network
If you run a Young Programmers group in your venue, then the FAN Young Audiences and Diversity & Inclusion leads are keen to hear from you! They are tracking the network of groups across the UK to gather case studies with the aim of sharing UK-wide FAN experiences and opportunities to support the development of young, diverse and inclusive audiences for independent venues and film.
Please contact Moira McVean and Toki Allison for more information.
Film Camp at Flatpack
Now in its third year, Film Camp is back to gather together film exhibitors from across the Midlands to share their wealth of experience, and to explore fresh approaches to programming, marketing and audience development. The one-day training event is open to everyone from multi-screen venues and festivals to community cinema organisers and student film groups, and will take place on Thursday 2 May at The Bond in Birmingham. Film Hub London members are eligible to receive a contribution towards the cost through our bursary scheme.
Take your film festival to the next level
Developing Your Film Festival is an intensive programme for film festival professionals, taught by some of the world’s experts on taking your festival to the next level. The 2019 course will take place at New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland from 22-28 July. Apply by 16 May if you want to be next to discover the secrets of success from top film festivals. Film Hub London members are eligible to receive a contribution towards the cost through our bursary scheme.
Exhibitor Training Programme
Applications are open for places on the CICAE international training programme for art-house exhibitors. The 7-day residential programme of lectures, workshops, case studies and screenings takes place alongside the Venice Film Festival. Film Hub London members are eligible to receive a contribution towards the cost through our bursary scheme.
Creative Ageing - arts and older people
King's College London is working with the Baring Foundation to explore how the field of arts and older people has developed over the past decade. The results of this research will be published as a report at the end of 2019 and will feature arts programmes offered to older people across the UK. If you would like your programme to be included in this list, make sure you get in touch by Monday 29 April 2019.
Film & TV support line
The Film & TV Support Line was launched in April 2018 as part of the Film & Television Charity’s new mission to extend its reach and impact. Over the first twelve months of its operation, the service has received over 2,000 enquiries relating to a range of concerns including debt, legal issues, anxiety, depression, bullying and harassment. The Support Line is there for anyone working in film, cinema and television, 24/7, 365 days a year, and it can be reached via the phone number, web-chat or email
New Britain on Film programmes
The Independent Cinema Office have launched two new programmes as part of their popular Britain on film programme. Protest! and Welcome to Britain are now available to book as DCP, DVD or Blu-ray, with subsidised booking fees from as little as £20.
Inclusive Cinema events promotion
Inclusive Cinema wants to promote your Diversity and Inclusion events on the Inclusive Cinema website, social channels, newsletter and in a press campaign. They're focusing on certain awareness dates, and if you're running any screenings, events, activities or initiatives that support awareness of these dates, then let them know.
Film Feels: Obsession
The Film Audience Network led film season will explore Obsession on screen in summer 2019, with cinemas, festivals and arts producers invited to present programmes, events and screenings as part of the season. Film Hub Midlands are seeking expressions of interest for projects up to £15,000 from FAN members keen to explore, expand on, and engage audiences through independent programming around this theme. Major Programmes support is open to all FAN members who want to take part in the season, via tiered funding programmes. This fund is open from 18 March - 26 April 2019.
The Personal is Political: The Films of Margarethe von Trotta
An influential but inexplicably less well-known proponent of New German Cinema alongside Fassbinder and Herzog, Margarethe von Trotta's trailblazing films explore ideas of feminism and freedom, rights and revolution, politics and power. ICO are delighted to announce that from 12 January, in addition to the already available DCPs, their The Personal is Political: The Films of Margarethe von Trotta tour will also be available for Blu-ray and DVD bookings.
DepicT! '18 winning shorts available to book for free
Watershed invites film exhibitors to show the winning DepicT! '18 ultra shorts free of charge on DCP or DVD, either in front of a feature film run or as a package. DepicT! is Watershed’s international short film online competition, part of Encounters Festival, challenging filmmakers from all over the globe to create tiny shorts of 90 secs or less. Find out how to book the 2018 winning shorts, or watch the films here.