Film Hub North opportunities December 2017


Developing Your Film Festival now open for registration

Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania, Tuesday 20th - Sunday 25th March

Delivered by the ICO, Developing Your Film Festival is an intensive programme for film festival professionals, taught by some of the world's experts on taking your festival to the next level.

For more information and to apply please click here.

Please submit your application by Sunday 10th December 2017. 

Dementia Friendly screening training and development opportunity

Monday 11th December, The Dukes, Lancaster

Join A Life More Ordinary’s pioneers in providing dementia friendly screenings in this Film Hub North & North West Central training and development event.

As part of the training, case studies from a variety of organisations who have set up successful screenings will be presented, there will be a free Dementia Friends session and an expert-led workshop where there will be a chance to learn from each other. 

Register for your free place here.

Flatpack Film Festival now open for short film submissions

Flatpack Film Festival has opened their annual submissions for their short film programme for Flatpack 12 next year. Running from 13th-22nd of April 2018, this is a fantastic opportunity to feature your work at an internationally recognised and renowned film festival.

For more info and submissions click here.

That's not all, Flatpack are also launching an exciting new development programme for 10 UK based artists!

Click here for more information.

Now: Chinese contemporary artist Short Film Compilation now available to book

NOW is a collaborative programme aimed at reinvigorating discussion around the role of female contemporary artists in the art ecology of present day China. As part of it a moving image programme has been curated. These films are available to book for free.Screenings must take place between 16th Febuary until 31st July.

All enquires should be sent to

For more information about the film programme please click here

Sunrise Programming Opportunity with live score

Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival are offering your venue the opportunity to screen F.W. Murnau's Sunrise: A Story of Two Humans (USA, 1927). This classic silent film includes a live music accompaniment from the Jane Gardener Quartet.

If you are interested in booking the film please contact

Britain on Film: South Asian Britain - Programming Opportunity 

In the 70th anniversary year of Partition and Indian Independence, explore the history of Britain’s South Asian population with the ICO's latest Britain on Film programme. Weaving together archive footage from across the UK throughout the 20th century, it touches on the lives of disparate communities originally from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Bookings start from as little as £20, and the ICO are able to offer archive experts to come to your venue for free. 

 For more information and to book visit the ICO website.

In Between - Programming Opportunity

In Between is now available to book at your venue, following the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find them-selves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by their country and their families.

Watch the trailer here.

Booking Contacts: - Theatrical Bookings - Film Society Bookings

ICO's Thriller Tour now available for booking

Tour dates: Friday 20th October 2017 - Tuesday 31st January 2018. Final booking must be received by 20th December.

This autumn, the ICO is bringing you nail-biting and suspense filled UK-wide season in partnership with the BFI. THRILLER brings 10 classic titles on exclusive terms, some of these titles are available for the first time in decades.

Titles include The Hitch-Hiker, Silence of the Lambs, The Headless Woman, In the Cut and Memories of a Murder.

For more information and to get involved with the tour click here. Final bookings must be sent by Wednesday 20th December.

Bookings now open for States of Danger and Deceit, a HOME touring programme

Available from Saturday 4th November - Wednesday 31st January 2018

HOME presents a selection of 11 gripping titles, available for you to book at your venue as part of BFI THRILLER. Eleven films from the HOME programme are available to book at your venue for screenings taking place from 4th November - 31st January 2018.

Film titles include Z (1969), Illustrious Corpses (1976) and The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1975).

Take a look at the full HOME season here. For more info about the available films and events and Access Pitch Pot opportunities, email

Britain on Film: Coastal shorts now available for booking

Following the success of the Britain on Film: Rural project, a number of Britain on Film: Coastal screenings are taking place within the Film Audience Network, a series of archive films focusing on the over-arching theme of coast and sea. 

Britain on Film: Coastal trailers for Yorkshire and the North East are now available for booking at your venue. For more information and to watch the trailers click here.

The trailer is available to book for free on DVD, if you are interested in booking the trailer to screen before your films please contact

Wales One World Season: Tales from the Silk Road season - expression of interest

Wales One World Film Festival are accepting expressions of interest to take part in a touring programme in Spring next year.

Following the ancient trade network of the Silk Road, from China through Mongolia and Central Asia to the Mediterranean, this programme presents some outstanding films from this region, which have won awards on the festival circuit. Possible film titles include 40 Days of Silence, Free and Easy, Khibula and Pomegranite Orchard. 

Please register your interest with

UNREST feature film and VR Programming Opportunity

Unrest VR is now available to book at your venue, an immersive interactive project inspired by the directors experience of living with ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis). The film premiered at Tribeca in April 2017, and won the Alternate Realities VR award at Sheffield Doc/Fest, which honours the best virtual reality project. 

Watch the trailer here.

UNREST will be released in UK & Eire by Together Film on 20th October 2017. For booking requests related to the feature film or the VR, please contact Rebecca Ashdown -

Playback Touring Exhibition programming opportunity

 Playback Touring Exhibition is made up of individual touchscreens displaying 150 short films made by young filmmakers - giving your audiences the ability to discover the filmmakers of tomorrow.

Venue-based Film Hub North members are invited to express interest in hosting the Playback Touring Exhibition at your venue. There are no costs associated with booking the exhibition. 

For more information please click here or contact

Random Acts short films selection now available for venues 

An exciting programming opportunity is now available for venues, Random Acts Presents screens an exciting selection of short films by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24 in cinemas across England. From animation and comedy, to dance and spoken word.

For more information about Random Acts please click here, you can view the film selection here

Norwegian Short Films programming opportunity!

Cinema For All has arranged for a package of Norwegian shorts to become available free of charge on a non-commercial basis for film societies and community cinemas through their contacts at the Norwegian Federation of Film Societies. The short film package is available to screen from Blu-ray and DVD.

You do not need to be a Cinema For All member to book the package. To book, contact the Norwegian Film Institute: for further information.

To find out more about the Norwegian Film Institute please visit the website by clicking here.

Sign up for free branch area report

ComScore (formally known as Rentrak) are offering BFI Film Audience Network members access to their FREE Branch Area Report.

This useful report shows daily grosses for all films playing at each cinema in your regional area (ComScore use TV regions to segment the UK).

This will give you:

• The chance to benchmark your own cinema’s performance against other local cinemas to see if your ticket sales are out-performing the market as a whole

• Localised insight into how films you aren’t playing have performed

• Suggestions of new titles or genres you could consider booking

• Guidance on how different types of film perform on different days of the week

This report is designed for exhibitors (including cinemas, multi-arts venues and community cinemas) that host regular weekly screenings. It is useful for management, box office, programming and marketing staff.

Each participating cinema will receive the report for the TV region they belong to, every Friday, covering the 7-day playweek just finished. The report will be in PDF format and will show gross revenues (including VAT).

To access these free report cinemas must agree to share their data with all distributors and other exhibitors in their region. All distributors see data for all films. Only exhibitors that share their data can see other cinemas’ data – it’s a reciprocal arrangement. Data for individual cinemas is never shared with anyone outside of distribution and exhibition.

All cinemas are welcome to join (or leave) the Branch Area Report sharing group at any time. Interested cinemas should email

Light Years Film - UK tour

One hot summer’s day, Rose (newcomer Zamira Fuller) longs to see her mum (Beth Orton) but nobody will take her. Her father (Muhammet Uzuner), struggling to cope, disappears to work, her sister (Sophie Burton) waits to meet a boy on the local golf course and her brother (James Stuckey) is preoccupied at home communing with spirits online. Taking destiny into her own hands she sets off alone deep into England’s forgotten edge lands to reach her. Rose’s odyssey provokes her disconnected, fractured siblings and parents into a poignant reunion to face their challenges together. LIGHT YEARS is the debut feature from BAFTA award winning director and photographer. Esther May Campbell and features the acting debut of acclaimed singer/songwriter Beth Orton alongside Muhammet Uzuner (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA) and a cast of young newcomers. LIGHT YEARS is a poetic and startling story of loss, hope and the deepest of human connections.

To watch the trailer please click here

To book tickets to a screening near you please click here.

For more information about the film please click here 

Accessible Screenings UK

Accessible Screenings UK is now live.  The site is intended to be a 'one-stop shop’ for disabled customers, providing them for the first time with a searchable listings resource for all subtitled, audio described and autism friendly screenings at UK cinemas, providing access information on a site-by-site basis, as well as a mechanism for customers to report on their experiences.

To view the site please click here.

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