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Film Hub London funds 11 new screening projects

Date posted: 19.02.2015

An immersive horror shorts weekend, a Maya Angelou Film Festival, a series of French language films for children and more are coming to a screen near you! We could not be more excited for the 11 upcoming projects funded and supported through Film Hub London's Community Screen Scheme and Boost Awards.

Through the awards, the Hub is investing £36,000 in 11 new projects set to hold film screenings in a total of 14 London Boroughs:

This latest batch of awardees will join the 200+ pop-ups, special screenings, one-off events and talks that the Hub has supported thus far.

Community Screen Scheme is proud to support:

The annual Community Screen Scheme offers training and up to £3,000 of funding to screening initiatives for audiences that don't often have the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of cinema.

This round of builds upon a successful partnership with Vue Cinemas, giving five projects the opportunity to partner with Vue, Cineworld and ODEON in London's Outer Boroughs.

Les Crocodiles | Croc Ciné | Hackney

Les Crocodiles, a French speaking after school club, is running a regular family film programme at The Russet in Hackney which seeks to unite the French-speaking communities of the area, targeting audiences from African, Canadian and European backgrounds.

Studio Film School | Fright Flicks | Tower Hamlets and Docklands

Over Halloween weekend 2015, Studio Film School will present two days of horror-themed immersive short film screening programmes specifically targeted at young people and family audiences.

Usurp Art Gallery | Usurp Zone5 Film Festival | Harrow

Usurp Art Gallery will present a programme of experimental films that explore sound, identity, photography and text. Screenings will take place at the gallery and at Vue Harrow, and will be accompanied by talks from filmmakers and live music.

House of Black | House of Black: Movie Nights | Brent

The project proposes monthly screenings at Cineworld Wembley celebrating Black Film targeting 19-26 year olds in Brent.

Border Crossings | Origins: First Nations Community Screenings | Ealing, Wandsworth and Haringey

Border Crossings will extend the film screening element of their bi-annual Originals Festival, which celebrates First Nations culture, with screenings targeting London's Latin American and Maori and Polynesian communities.

Clinical Cognitive Community Cares | Care in the Community Becomes Care in the Cinema | Barnet

Clinical Cognitive Community Cares will present a programme of regular screenings for mental health service users and their carers at ODEON Barnet. Film screenings will all be followed by facilitated discussions with both mental health and film industry professionals. Some screenings will also take place at the nearby Mary Immaculate and St Peter Church, and will include facilitated relaxation sessions prior to the film.

Hackney Film Club | Asia Middle East Cinema | Hackney

Hackney Film Club will expand its reach by launching a new film club specifically aimed at serving the local Turkish and East Asian populations. The club will run out of Hackney Library but also hold larger-scale events at Hackney Picturehouse, The Rio and Dalston Square.

Everyman Cinema Group | Spin & See | Camden

Everyman Cinema Group will pilot family screening activity which will also include zoetrope and animation technique workshops on a Sunday morning. The workshops will take place in a neighbouring restaurant followed by screenings at Everyman Hampstead.

GRM Daily Your Cinema |  Haringey, Croydon, Newham

GRM daily, one of the UK's most visited urban entertainment websites are building upon the success of their online platform and are launching 'Your Cinema'. This pilot project will consist of three screenings at Vue cinemas in; Wood Green, Croydon and Stratford City Westfield, specifically aimed at black, Asian and minority ethnic audiences in the 16-26 age bracket.

Boost Awards spread the magic of cinema

The Boost Awards cover screening fees, talent appearances and print transport to give exhibitors the freedom to present ambitious and exciting screening events. The film or talent is then made available to at least two other Film Hub London members. The latest two awards will support activity in six boroughs:

Black History Studies Limited | Still I Rise: The Maya Angelou Film Festival | Wood Green and Stratford

Black History Studies Limited will present a programme of screenings celebrating the life and work of the renowned author, poet, actress, professor, singer, dancer, playwright, director, and activist Dr Maya Angelou. Screenings will take place at Vue Wood Green, Stratford Picturehouse and the Marcus Garvey Library. The programme of films will be accompanied by storytellers/spoken word artists, informative pre-film presentations and engaging post-film discussions with audience members.

Shorts On Tap | Women's Series: Women in Revolt |  Walthamstow, Deptford and Southwark

Programmed with Club des Femmes, 'Women in Revolt' will be a collection of short films from emerging and established female filmmakers from around the world, touching on ideas of power, censorship and freedom. Screenings will be complimented by Q&As with leading filmmakers. The screenings will take place throughout April at Stow Film Lounge, Deptford Cinema and Hotel Elephant.

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