We invite all our Members to join our 2021 Annual Members Forum. We want to hear what is and isn’t working, explore your ideas for the future of the Hub and wider BFI Film Audience Network; so that we can be as responsive to your needs as we develop future plans and feed into the BFI’s new 10-year plan for 2023-2033.
The Members Advisory Forum is a vital part of the work we do at Film Hub South West, and it is continually shaped by the feedback and advice from our membership and nationwide FAN membership.
This forum is an opportunity for Film Hub South West members (organisations and associated freelancers) to inform us of their experience of the Hub; whether it be accessing funding or training, workshops and support, and any other resources. Here we have the chance to openly evaluate the Hub’s current offering and where there may be room for improvement.
As we are all emerging out of pandemic restrictions, we also aim to use this space to acknowledge the challenges faced in returning to work in the exhibition sector and welcoming audiences back to our spaces with confidence and engaging films, once more.
In the South West, we understand that there are specific opportunities and challenges that a national approach cannot always satisfy, so we are pleased to open this space for you to tell us where you see opportunity and possibility, as well as challenges and successes within Film Hub South West.
The benefit of the Forum is that members are able to voice opinions in an open and forward-thinking environment where we will listen and discuss one another’s experiences, in order to strategise the future of the exhibition sector in our region and feed into / respond to the BFI’s new 10-year plan for 2023-2033. The session will be broken down into sections – on funding (regional and FAN wide), training and interaction with the Hub – with regular breaks.
We look forward to also celebrating the successes of what you achieved (in and out of lockdowns) over the past 12 months. If you have something to shout about that your organisation has put on – let us know over email so we can also shout about it!
Join us at 10 am-12:30 pm on Thursday 21st October, via Zoom
If there is anything you would like us to discuss or share, please get in touch with us on Basecamp. Not on Basecamp? Email email@example.com and request to be added.
Films, stories and music from more than a dozen countries and the premiere of its own first self-made film will be on offer when Afrika Eye - the South West’s biggest festival of African cinema and culture – returns to venues across Bristol and beyond from November 8th to 16th.
"We participated in workshops on film curation, budgeting, marketing, fundraising, and we started to think about how to adapt all these new ideas to our own practice and - best of all - how we could do this together!"