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Film London Continues Support for Film Exhibition and Education Projects
Date posted: 14.09.2011
Film London today announced plans to continue supporting film culture in the capital in the coming year. The agency outlined the funding opportunities available for 2011-2012 and launched a new round of applications for the successful Cultural Film Exhibition Fund and the newly created Community Pilot Fund.
The financial support for audience development projects has been maintained at the same level of last year, with £70,000 available to cinemas, festivals, community groups and other cultural organisations across the capital. The new funding will assist and grow the provision of inspiring and educational film activity across the city.
The Cultural Film Exhibition Fund returns to support established projects which provide London audiences access to film of cultural significance. In previous years CFEF has awarded funding to a wide-ranging group of initiatives including the East End Film Festival, the London Indian Film Festival and the Scala Forever season, which is currently running at venues across the city. The application process for the CFEF is open until 21 October 2011.
Also currently open for applications is the Community Pilot Fund, a new fund aimed specifically at supporting innovative grassroots film exhibition, education and archive activity. Offering fixed grants, the fund intends to increase the range of provision across the city, featuring a streamlined application process to encourage a higher number of submissions from a broader range of organisations. The CPF will be accepting applications until 28 October 2011.
Alongside the newly launched funds, support for film education activity will be available in the new year, whilst funding will also be allocated to complement the national and regional strategy for audience development which will be shaped following the results of the Film Policy Review and the creation of Creative England.
Meanwhile, Film London's year-round support for the sector continues in the form of regular networking events and one-to-one advisory 'surgeries'.
The revised funding structure responds to recent developments across the sector and in the distribution of Lottery funds and it has been informed by a consultation with London's cultural film exhibition and education community earlier this year.
The BFI awarded Lottery Funds to Film London to continue support for audience development activity in London.