About

Film Hub South West is a growing network of over 140 cinemas, film festivals, cross-arts venues and other film exhibition organisations. We work with our members to develop a thriving and inclusive cultural film exhibition sector.

Membership is free and offers a range of benefits, including access to training, funding, special programmes and networking opportunities.

Meet the Film Hub South West team

Tiffany Holmes
Community Manager

Tiffany has been involved with the Film Hub for over 4 years, supporting members across the region to access funding, bursaries and training opportunities to develop their practice and reach new audiences. Her previous role as Director of Cornwall Film Festival cemented Tiffany’s love of independent and international film and she is a passionate advocate for cinema as a tonic for whatever may ail you.

Talk to Tiffany about joining the hub, any questions you have about funding, training and support and to let her know when your events are taking place (so she can come!).

T: 0117 927 5128
E: tiffany.holmes@watershed.co.uk

@ZuukGambit

Maddy Probst
Managing Producer (Film Hub South West & Watershed)

Maddy leads on the strategic development and delivery of Film Hub South West with the team.

She joined Watershed 15 years ago and is an experienced Producer of film events, talent and people with extensive experience of advocating for the cinema sector regionally, nationally and internationally. In her capacity as Vice President of Europa Cinemas, she plays an advocacy role for the cinema sector internationally and has directed several Audience Development Innovation Labs for cinema practitioners across the world.

Talk to Maddy about strategic partnerships, building the case for investment in the cinema sector and the Film Hub South West strategy.

T: 0117 927 5120
E: maddy@watershed.co.uk

@MaddyProbst

Timon Singh
Campaigns Manager

Timon Singh is from Bristol and has a background in copywriting and digital marketing. He has spent the past 6 years hosting several film nights in Bristol including the Bristol Bad Film Club which screens a mixture of curios and films that are “so bad, they’re great”. All profits from the events go to a different charity each month and as of 2018, the BBFC has raised over £30,000 for local causes, as well as hosting a number of UK premieres and even the cult stars like Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero.
Ti has also just published his first book, Born To Be Bad: Talking to the greatest villains in action cinema (perfect as a gift for every member of the family), and is currently a writer/producer on the forthcoming documentary film In Search of the Last Action Heroes.
Talk to Ti about support for BFI FAN new releases, Booking Now and marketing good and bad films.

T: 01179 275120
E: ti.s@watershed.co.uk 

@timonsingh

Mark Cosgrove
Cinema Curator at Watershed

Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator at Watershed, the Film Hub Lead Organisation for the South West plays a Cultural Leadership role for Film Hub SW with a focus on Cinema Curation and Talent Development. He co-curates Filmic, a festival dedicated to the various creative connections across music and film, and set up Cinema Rediscovered, a new festival dedicated to bringing the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe back to cinemas. He is also Director of Film Culture at University of West of England (UWE).

Talk to Mark about programming, special events and Bob Dylan.

T: 01179 275120
E: mark@watershed.co.uk

@msc45
Listen to Mark’s monthly podcast

Alice Cabañas
Talent Executive

Alice joins BFI NETWORK from British Council’s Film team, where she has been working as Film Programme Manager for the past year.

During her time with British Council, Alice managed the short film and new talent support offer. Working closely with international programmers and buyers, Alice promoted UK short films across the globe and looked after Global exhibition projects including running the EU Film Festival offer internationally.

Alice joined the British Council film team after three years with Encounters Festival, based in Bristol, where she headed up communications, strategy and development for the festival, alongside running year round training and development initiatives for new and emerging filmmakers.

Talk to Alice about talent and partnership opportunities in the South West.

T: 0117 927 5128
E: alice.c@watershed.co.uk

@alicecabanas

Holly Muse
Communications Assistant

Holly supports the national communications strategy of the BFI Film Audience Network (Marketing, Communications and Audiences). She also works regionally to support independent cinema and creative talent across the South West.

New to the Film Hub South West team, Holly is returning to work at Watershed having previously worked with RIFE. She has also freelanced for various film and arts festivals in Bristol such as Encounters and Afrika Eye. Holly volunteers with Cube Cinema and Kids Kino Project – a micro-humanitarian goodwill project screening films to children who have become displaced from their homes due to humanitarian crisis.

Talk to Holly about developing audiences for new releases, social media strategy, reciprocal marketing and communications queries.

E: holly.m@watershed.co.uk
@filmhubsw

Further information

BFI Film Audience Network

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More from Film Hub South West

Mark Cosgrove’s Weekly Blog – 20 Feb 2019

Blogs

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Encounters We See You Touring programme

Book the Encounters 'We See You' Short Films, a touring programme for audiences ages 16-24.

Films

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BFI NETWORK South West Talent Mixer

A regional talent mixer event for South West writers, directors and producers.

Events

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DepicT! ’18 winning shorts available for bookings

Watershed invites anyone in the South West showing films to showcase the winning DepicT! '18 super shorts free of charge.

Films

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