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.
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
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.
Alice is the Marketing, Communications and Audiences lead for the BFI Film Audience Network. She manages BFI FAN’s nationwide communications strategy, including audience development for new releases, and oversees Film Hub South West’s comms strategy. Alice joined Watershed three years ago having previously worked on a range of film, music and arts projects in her hometown of Belfast.
Talk to Alice about developing audiences for new releases, branding and communications queries.
T: 0117 927 5120
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
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
Megan supports the national communications strategy of the BFI Film Audience Network (Marketing, Communications and Audiences). She also works regionally to support independent cinema across the South West. New to the team, she joined Watershed this year, having worked in arts marketing at various Bristol organisations, including Colston Hall and Saffron Records. She also still writes and presents for Bristol Live Magazine outside her current role at Film Hub South West.
Talk to Megan about developing audiences for new releases, social media strategy, reciprocal marketing and communications queries.
Build greater and more inclusive audiences with a training course that combines expert advice and hands-on experience
A one-day event giving you the cinematic inspiration and practical skills needed to share the magic of archive film in your venue
Cinema Curator at Watershed, Mark Cosgrove, reports back on the highs and lows of films screened in the last week