Film Hub North opportunities September 2017


Get involved with the European Art Cinema Day + Preview Screening of The Square

Get involved with the EUROPEAN ART CINEMA DAY on the 15th October! CICAE and Europa Cinemas have teamed up with more than 1,000 cinemas in over 30 countries to present a program including previews, children’s films and historical classics. The aim of the event is to focus your audience’s attention on European film, to create a moment of celebration for it and the cinemas that show it.

Click here for more information and to get involved.

In addition to this Curzon are offering a preview screening of this year’s Palme d’Or winner The Square for theatrical venues on 15th October. The film screening will include a video introduction by the director Ruben Östlund.

To arrange a screening at your venue please contact James King -

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

Live Cinema Talent Pool - Deadline 22nd September

Would you like funding to create or realise a project that fuses film and live performance?

Recruitment is now open for the Live Cinema Talent Pool - a new professional development and commissioning opportunity for artists looking to realise new work inspired by cinema and to reach new audiences through integrating film into their artistic practices. 

Full details and application available here

ICO Manchester Screening Days - Tickets now available

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th November

Screening Days events are a great way to see the best upcoming independent releases. If you want to discover films to bring in new audiences and satisfy existing ones, Screening Days offers you the chance to see films first and decide which will work for your programme, as well as the opportunity to network with other exhibitors from across the UK.

Featuring key releases from November 2017 to March 2018, this industry event is for anyone in programming, marketing or education at cinemas, film festivals and film societies.

Click here to book your place.

Film Hub Scotland - Coordinator job vacancy

Film Hub Scotland seeks a Coordinator with excellent organisation and communication skills to support and deliver Hub activity until 22 December 2017.

For more information and to apply for the role, please click here.

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

BAFTA Debuts programming opportunity

Celebrate the best of British talent in your cinema with BAFTA Debuts, a season showcasing the films that propelled these filmmakers into stardom. From Steve McQueen to Joe Wright, from Andrea Arnold to Duncan Jones, this exclusive season shows the compelling and diverse vision of our best filmmakers.

Some titles are available for the first time on DCP, while other are available to show in the original 35mm format - all available on exclusive discounted terms through the ICO.

For more information click here

Vacancy - Trustees

Flatpack Projects

Closing Date: 4th September 2017

Flatpack Projects have big ambitions for the next few years, and are currently seeking new Trustees to join the Flatpack board. They are looking for people with significant experience of one or more of the following areas:

Architecture and property

Visual art

Education/youth sector

Regional economic agenda



The board of trustees meets no fewer than four times per year at the Flatpack office in Birmingham. Trustees may serve for up to two terms of three years, and priority will be given to ensuring the cultural and gender diversity of the board.

How to apply

Please send a CV and a brief supporting statement outlining your interest in and suitability for the role to

Interviews: w/c 2 October 2017

Job Vacancy - Zone & Venues Co-ordinator 

Leeds City Council

Closing date: 08th August 2017

Arts, Venues and Events are looking for people to work as Zone and Venue Co-ordinators at events throughout the year. This will include Light Night Leeds (5th and 6th October), Leeds International Film Festival (1st – 16th November) and Leeds Young Film Festival (Easter 2018). The role will include managing events within a venue or a zoned area of the city, making sure that artists deliver work on time, co-ordinating a team of volunteers in the area and looking after their safety and wellbeing. The role will include dealing with enquiries from the public, reporting incidents in your area, and being aware of crowd management and public safety. You will be passionate about the arts and will familiarise yourself with the programme of events in your area in order to respond to queries.

My Life as a Courgette resources now available to venues

The Academy Award nominated film My Life as a Courgette is now out in cinemas. Brought to life through unforgettable characters and beautiful animation, the film is perfect for audiences both young and old.

Resources related to the film have been made available to our membership, including a poster, trailer and stills. Please click here to access them. 

BFI Film Academy Residential now op

en for applications - 23rd - 29th July

The BFI Film academy are looking for 30 talented, enthusiastic and hard-working 16-19 year old from across the UK to take part in the BFI Film Academy Residential - Exhibition and Distribution.

This is a valuable opportunity for members that specialise working with young audiences and young programmers. This week long residential course will give students the opportunity to enjoy a diverse programme of films and take part in masterclasses and workshops with industry experts. 

For more information please click here.

Into Film Festival Members Invite

Into Film would like to invite cinemas to be part of the Into Film Festival 2017 which will take place from 8 – 24 November across the UK.

The Into Film Festival is the world’s largest free film festival for children and aims to encourage young people to visit the cinema more often, and build paying audiences for the future.

You can watch the exciting highlights video from 2016 to get a flavour of the Festival events, and read our industry report for a more detailed overview.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please email who will discuss the next steps with you.

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

Mad to be Normal now available for booking

Mad to be Normal which recently closed Glasgow Film Festival is now available for members' booking ahead of its theatrical release on the 6th April!

Starring David Tennant, the story explores the controversial, yet revolutionary, Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing and the community he created in Kingsley Hall, East London during the 1960's.

Watch the trailer

To book, contact Daz Spencer Lovesey -

Toni Erdman assets now available

Soda Pictures have provided some brilliant assets for Toni Edrmann! Find the poster, trailer, stills and more available to download.

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 

Aya Distribution programming opportunity 

Aya Distribution, a sales and distribution company with a focus on African cinema are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a BFI Programme Development Fund to release the award winning and highly acclaimed film Sembene!. For the first time this film captures the life of the father of African cinema Ousmane Sembène, told through the experiences of the man who knew him best, his colleague and biographer, Samba Gadjigo - who is also the co-director of the film.

Sembene! has been screened in Cannes 2015, Telluride 2015, Toronto 2015, and many other prestigious festivals, and comes highly acclaimed. We plan on releasing the film Sembene! theatrically across cinemas in the UK alongside one-off screenings of three of Sembene’s other works mentioned in the film: Xala, Moolaade and Black Girl.

If your cinema would like to consider screening these four films between October - December 2016 please contact Justine Atkinson. The co-director Jason Silverman will be available between 12-20 November to take part in a post screening Q&As, this will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

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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