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Film London Announces Exhibition Initiatives to Receive Funding

Date posted: 07.12.2011

Eight projects are receiving support from Film London in a bid to grow access to cinema for under-represented audiences and offer non-mainstream cultural film experiences across the capital.

The funding, worth almost £43,000, has been awarded through the Cultural Film Exhibition Fund (CFEF) and the Community Pilot Fund (CPF).

Film London's successful CFEF returned this year to recognise excellence in the cultural film exhibition sector. The fund supports established providers and experienced organisations in offering London audiences access to specialised film

The recipients of the CFEF 2011/2012 are established exhibitors which contribute to the breadth and diversity of audiences and content across London. They focus on offering chances for audiences to engage with specialised film, as well as improving access to film and the cinematic experience for under-represented audiences.

With the support received through the fund, independent cinema chain City Screen will launch Access Cinema, a pioneering programme run by the independent cinema chain to improve provision for, and engagement with, disabled audiences in London.

The London Indian Film Festival (June 2012) and the London Palestine Film Festival (20 April - 3 May 2012) will get a boost to continue their efforts to bring recent independent works from India and Palestine respectively to London audiences.

Finally, funding has also been awarded to the London International Animation Festival, a long-running programme of screenings and special events showcasing the best of world animation to be held in October 2012.

Alongside these, the new Community Pilot Fund awarded fixed grants to four new grassroots film exhibition projects. The recipients of the CPF were announced in November.

The CFEF and the CPF are Lottery Funds awarded by the BFI to Film London to continue support for audience development activity in the capital. The funds are part of Film London's strategy to support the capital's film culture in 2011-2012, with a total of £70,000 available to support audience development in the capital.

Find out more about the recipients of the 2011/2012 round of the Cultural Film Exhibition Fund and the Community Pilot Fund.

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