Film Hub North supports film culture in the North of England through a combination of funding, training, advocacy and community-building.We help film exhibition organisations and filmmakers at a grassroots level, supporting them to grow audiences, screen great film and create exciting, new work. Together, we’re expanding audience choice, improving access to cinema and nurturing a new wave of creative talent.
Film Hub North launched in April 2018 with a fresh approach to funding and nurturing grassroots film culture. Since then, the Hub has established itself as a vital resource for the film industry in the North of England. We’ve invested significantly in both the exhibition and production sectors, leading to hundreds of thousands of cinema admissions, dozens of new projects from Northern filmmakers and a more skilled, more connected industry community in the region.
We’re led by two of the North’s leading independent cinemas: HOME, Manchester and Showroom Cinema, Sheffield. From our offices there and in Newcastle, we work across the North's expansive geography in order to harness the wealth of passion, skill and potential across the region. We’re grounded in our local film communities, so we’re well positioned to recognise and respond to the sector’s needs, and form partnerships with like-minded organisations.
The Hub is proud to award National Lottery funding as part of the British Film Institute’s Film Audience Network and NETWORK programmes. We work in: Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, North and North East Lincolnshire, Tyne and Wear, and Yorkshire.