Film Hub London funds six new screening projects
Date posted: 13.09.2015
From a documentary about sheep, to fashion films in an east London manor house and a celebration of British animation, Film Hub London has supported a myriad of screening projects taking place this autumn.
With the latest rounds of the Boost Award and Community Screen Scheme, plus new strategic investment strand the Exhibitor Activation Programme, the Hub has invested almost £18,000 in exciting audience-boosting activities across the capital.
Community Screen Scheme goes East
Community Screen Scheme offers training and funding to pilot screening initiatives for audiences that don't often have the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of cinema. This year's scheme encouraged proposals for activity in the capital's North Eastern outer boroughs, resulting in two fantastic projects in Havering and Barking and Dagenham.
British Voices presented by Romford Contemporary Arts Programme
Romford Contemporary Arts Programme is planning a year-long season of screenings in venues around Romford, including the Vue Cinema and local arts space the Quadrant. The programme will celebrate the diversity of British cinema with, a mix of contemporary and classic films including Babylon, Withnail and I, Trainspotting, Secrets and Lies, 45 Years, Fish Tank and '71, with selected screenings preceded by short films made by local residents.
Fashion in Film presented by Bluebird Pictures
Bluebird Pictures are holding a season of screenings focusing on the relationship between fashion and film at National Trust property Eastbury Manor House in Barking. The screenings will feature additional activity including Q&As and workshops. Films on the cards include Grand Budapest Hotel, Dior and I, Breathless and My Nappy Hair Roots.
Boost Award spreads cinema love across London
The Boost Award offers support that gives exhibitors the freedom to present ambitious and exciting screening events. The latest round of this rolling award closes on 30 September. Apply here.
A Syrian Love Story with Q&As
Between 18 and 28 September, Picturehouse Cinemas are partnering with Curzon Bloomsbury, the Frontline Club and Mosaic Rooms to host a series of screenings featuring Q&As with both the director Sean McAllister and members of the family featured in the film. This powerful and timely documentary won the Grand Jury Prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest this year.
UK Animator Focus at London International Animation Festival
London International Animation Festival (LIAF) are showcasing several of the UK's most revered animators with screenings and seminars centred on the art of animation, featuring work from Barry Purves, Liz Hobbs and Robert Morgan. The strand will take LIAF to North London audiences for the first time, with a new partnership with The Phoenix in East Finchley and ArtHouse in Crouch End
Exhibitor Activation Programme invests in audiences
The Exhibitor Activation Programme reinforces and builds upon the thriving and exciting culture of film exhibition in London with strategic investments that help bring film to more young and diverse audiences.
Addicted to Sheep Q&A tour
A Q&A tour of this British observational documentary and Sheffield Doc/Fest hit kicked off with a launch event at Picturehouse Central with the director and the family featured in the film, then continued with screenings across London at ArtHouse, Lexi Cinema, East Dulwich Picturehouse, and Phoenix Cinema.
Angels vs Bullies screenings
In collaboration with Film Hub Central East, Film Hub London is supporting screenings of Angels vs Bullies, an independent British production with an anti-bullying message aimed specifically at young audiences. Presented by London Bus Theatre Company with Cineworld Cinemas, every young person who attends a screening during Anti Bullying Week can register for an audition to appear in the next feature film and participate in a free drama workshop.