This webpage outlines further details within the FAN Film Exhibition Fund Guidelines to include:
We are committed to minimising the negative environmental impact of the work we support and ask all funding recipients to contribute to this aim. In your proposal, please summarise steps you are taking to minimise the environmental impact of your activity.
Some inspiring examples of exhibitors working in this area include: Scott Cinemas, HOME, Curzon and Depot. The BFI has several recommended resources that may be useful when planning around sustainability here.
Bullying and Harassment*
Bullying, harassment and racism have no place in our industries, and we expect all organisations we fund to share our commitment to this principle. The BFI and BAFTA have developed a set of principles and zero-tolerance guidance in consultation with organisations, unions and industry bodies across the film, television and games industry in response to urgent and systemic issues. These documents can be found in the BFI Bullying and harassment prevention hub. We ask all applicants to engage with these principles by, as a minimum, reading these documents and sharing them within your organisation.
Applicants are asked to confirm that they have, or intend to put in place, an anti-bullying and harassment policy for their organisation. Our funding agreements include a warranty seeking compliance with all applicable legislation and codes of practice relating to this.
If you do not currently have a policy in place, please get in touch and we can signpost you to additional resources to help you to develop your policy.
For initiatives involving children, young people or vulnerable adults, applicants are asked to share their safeguarding and child protection policies along with their proposal. If you do not currently have a policy in place, please get in touch and we can signpost you to additional resources to help you to develop your policy.
*Environmental sustainability, safeguarding and bullying and harassment are not formal assessment criteria, but the information you provide will be used to gauge how we may support you further in this area. If a proposed action will incur modest additional costs, you can include these in your budget for consideration.
Each organisation will have its individual needs – however, broadly speaking, the FAN Film Exhibition Fund can support the following costs:
This list is not exhaustive and other items may be considered.
All proposed spending should contribute to the activity proposed. Beyond this, there are some areas not suitable for support from the Film Exhibition Fund.
Your proposal will be assessed by the Film Hub South West Team with the input of two external independent advisors. They will look at:
Please note that we expect this fund to be oversubscribed and may not be able to fund your activity even if it meets the criteria.
If you are unsuccessful in your proposal, you will be contacted by email. Being unsuccessful does not prevent you from accessing future Hub opportunities.
If your proposal is successful, the assessment panel may discuss any required amendments and wish to see a revised plan before confirming funding. This process can take additional time. Activity timelines will need to accommodate this.
If there are no recommendations or amendments to be made, you will be sent a confirmation email setting out the terms and conditions attached to the funding.
These will cover payment information, crediting guidelines and monitoring and reporting requirements. All funded activity will need to survey their audiences using our standard template – please bear this in mind when planning your evaluation strategies.
Watershed Arts Trust is the Film Hub Lead Organisation for the South West as part of BFI’s UK wide Film Audience Network with support from National Lottery funding.
In relation to this fund, the Film Hub South West team’s funding decision is final. Inevitably, applications will be turned down and some applicants may be disappointed by this result. Formal appeals against the final decision will not be considered unless the applicant has good cause to believe that the procedures for processing the application were not adhered to or applied in such as a way as to prejudice the outcome of the application.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Film Hub South West / Watershed Managing Producer Maddy Probst in the first instance.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org /
However, if this is not appropriate for any reason, please refer to Watershed’s Complaints Policy.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, concerns or specific access requirements regarding the application process or guidelines. We are very happy to discuss your project with you before you apply and will advise and support wherever possible.
In the first instance contact: email@example.com
To find out more about Film Hub South West and what we do, visit: watershed.co.uk/filmhub.
Please note: these guidelines are subject to change.
Film Hub South West reserves the right to review and alter its policies, procedures and assessment criteria.
Our next online members meet up comes in just before cinemas re-open on Monday 17th May. This weeks session will be a catch-up on recent celebrations, concerns, and challenges, as well as a chance to find out more about Film Hub South West funding that is currently available.
We are thrilled to announce that BFI NETWORK Film Funding has reopened for applications for filmmakers based in the South West of England! BFI NETWORK supports, develops, and champions new filmmakers looking to kick-start their career.