Film Hub North opportunities April 2017


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

Manchester HOME job vacancy - Technical Director & Head of Production 


The Technical Director & Head of Production will report to the Director & CEO and work closely with the Artistic Directorate of Walter Meierjohann (Theatre), Sarah Perks (Visual Arts) and Jason Wood (Film) in delivering the artistic aims of the organisation through the programme of presented, produced and co-produced work.

This is an exciting and challenging senior management role and the post holder will be expected to make a contribution to the continued evolution of HOME.

For further information and to apply for this position, please visit

The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 18 April 2017

Tyneside Cinema job vacancy - Project Manager 

Fee: £13,500 based on 2-3 days per week between April 2017 and January 2018

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dynamic project manager to join Tyneside Cinema’s programme team (Learning and Participation) on a fixed term basis to manage and produce a film-based engagement and heritage project that explores and celebrates Tyneside Cinema’s 80-year heritage and its audience’s connections to it, and in doing so, telling the wider story of the significance of cinema-going.

To find out more about the project and the role, please visit

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your skills, interest and an indication of your availability to start, to Holli Keeble, Head of Programme by emailing

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 17 April 2017

Children's Media Conference FHN members discount pass

Registration is now open for The Children’s Media Conference which runs in its new midweek format from Tuesday 4th  to Thursday 6th July in Sheffield.

The CMC Early Bird rate of £360 + VAT is now on sale until 2nd May and is available for everyone to buy. 

Special Offer After 2nd May:

When the CMC Early Bird booking period is over, Film Hub North members will still be able to get the special discounted rate of £360 + VAT right up until the start of the conference - a saving of £110 + VAT on the full rate of £470 + VAT. After 2nd May, please contact to get your discount code which you’ll need in order to register for the special offer.

In the meantime The CMC team are looking out for volunteers to produce sessions. If you want to be involved please contact The CMC Editorial Director, Greg Childs . A complimentary pass is given to all Session Producers.

The Great Exhibition of the North needs you - Deadline - 22nd May

The Great Exhibition of the North launches its open call today. They are in the process of identifying high impact, memorable experiences and content which will celebrate Northern arts, design and innovation at key locations across NewcastleGateshead.

They want to hear from those with creative vision - who can deliver an outstanding idea to help create a memorable experience which draws on and celebrates the North.

Click here to download the creative commission guidelines or click here to access the call for commissions page for more information.

If you've got any questions, email for the attention of Laura Hunter. 

THIS WAY UP 17 - Save the dates

We’re delighted to announce that This Way Up 17 will take place in Hull on Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 November 2017. Put the dates in your diary and Delegate Passes will go on sale in June.

In the meantime take a look at our TWU16 highlights video. This Way Up 16 took place in Glasgow on 29 & 30 November 2016 with over 310 delegates and contributors engaged in 25 sessions, workshops, talks and events.

ICO Young Audiences Screening Day - Friday 5 May, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

The ICO have announced their Young Audiences Screening Day, an industry screenings event showcasing films for children and young audiences (16-30 years old).

As well as screenings, the event will incorporate capacity building sessions on how best to develop audiences for a diverse range of cinema aimed at young audiences. Sessions will be targeted both towards venues that are just starting to think about creating programmes for young people, and venues that are keen to expand or develop their offer. In addition, you'll be able to meet and network with fellow exhibitors.

Booking for this event will open soon. For more information please click here.

Edinburgh International Film Festival job vacancies 

Edinburgh International Film Festival are now recruiting for volunteers and staff. There are multiple roles available ranging from marketing to technical staff. 

For more information please click 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 -

Available for bookings - Zip & Zap and The Marble Gang

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang - a live-action family adventure packed with special effects and lots of entertainment will be available for bookings from 31 March.

“A slice of wholesome, family-friendly entertainment.” Hollywood Reporter

“A visually lush children’s adventure movie.” Eye For Film

Watch the trailer (UK)

Released by Soda Pictures/Children’s Cinema Club. Please contact Hannah Roeg / 0207 377 1407 with booking enquiries. 

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2017 is open for entries

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is one of the UK’s leading festivals for new cinema and artists’ moving image.

Based in England’s most northerly town, BFMAF is a dynamic forum where fresh artistic voices develop and audiences hungry for complex and challenging art are nurtured.

Entries will be considered for September 2017's full programme including:

Berwick New Cinema Competition

Essential Cinema


Live Events & Performance

For more information and the entry form, click here.

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.

Developing Your Film Festival 2017 - 19th - 24th June 2017

If you want the next edition of your film festival to have a bigger audience, stronger international reputation and improved sponsorship and partnerships, this course was designed for you. 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.

Developing Your Film Festival 2017 is taking place at Edinburgh International Film Festival. You will have the chance to make new connections and see the beautiful city of Edinburgh, as well take in the world’s oldest continually running film festival.

Developing Your Film Festival is taught interactively by experts from the Independent Cinema Office as well as key festival staff from the best festivals from around the world (in the past, we have welcomed representatives from the Berlinale, Hot Docs, Rotterdam, Toronto and many more). You will come away with a clear strategy that you can implement immediately, as well as new contacts from festivals around the world.

On the course you will learn practical lessons about:

  • Sponsorship
  • Partnerships
  • Audience development
  • Programming
  • Press strategy
  • Income building

To find out more and to apply for Developing Your Film Festival, click here.

If you want to talk about whether Developing Your Film Festival is right for you, email the ICO:  

I, Daniel Blake flat rate screening fee for community venues in 2017

Troy Agency are offering I, Daniel Blake, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes, from the 1st of January on DVD at the flat rate of £80.00 plus VAT. This offer is specifically aimed at community organisations and venues interested in showing the film.

If you are interested in this programming opportunity please contact Simon Troy from Troy Agency -

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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