Supporting New Releases
Marketing and event funding to grow audiences for exciting, new films

Current releases

Ali & Ava - 4 March 2022
Bad Luck Banging - 26 November 2021

Support available

Funding for marketing and event expenses
Freelance marketing assistance for exhibitors

Our support for new releases champions challenging, creatively accomplished titles, helping them connect with exhibitors and find the audiences they deserve.

Each year, we get behind 4 titles with the aim of increasing the impact of their releases and raising their profile with audiences. Working with distributors, exhibitors, and freelance marketers on the ground, we celebrate great film and create campaigns of national significance and regional relevance.

Every release is bolstered by a marketing pack full of assets, templates and ideas about how to approach the film. Exhibitors who book the title can also access a campaign budget to support marketing and event costs - be that for social media advertising, a ticket offer, or to enhance screenings with special guests or event elements.

Our team and freelance marketing staff will collaborate with participating sites, helping them to develop a release plan and access assets and financial support.

Current Release - Ali & Ava

The next supported release is Ali & Ava - out on 4 March 2022. Sparks fly after ALI and AVA meet through their shared affection for Sofia, the child of Ali’s tenants whom Ava teaches. Ali finds comfort in Ava’s warmth and kindness while Ava finds Ali’s complexity and humour irresistible. As the pair begin to form a deep connection they have to find a way to keep their newfound passion from being overshadowed by the stresses and struggles of their separate lives and histories.​

Support available for Ali & Ava includes: a campaign budget to support marketing, event and audience development costs; and a marketing pack full of assets and templates.

Download the marketing pack

Exhibitors can book the film via Sovereign Films and can reach out to morayo@filmhubnorth.org.uk to access the campaign budget.

If there's a film you're passionate about that would benefit from support on release, you can submit it for consideration to the BFI Film Audience Network.