Beyond Boundaries

Got a great idea for a film event, programme or other cinema project, but finding it hard to get it off the ground? Starting out can be difficult, especially if you are under-represented in the film exhibition sector, and/or are an individual / from a small organisation not based out of a particular cinema.

Beyond Boundaries is Film Hub South West’s rolling funding that invests in individuals and/or small grassroot organisations with a focus on those that are underrepresented in the film exhibition sector.  

If you feel you need more training and development, and you are interested in our workshop sessions, Beyond Boundaries 360, find more here.

Bringing together elements of funding and bespoke mentoring, Beyond Boundaries supports unique events and screenings by those individuals and/or small grassroots organisations; working towards a more inclusive, representative and thriving film exhibition sector with the support of BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery. 

If you are an individual and/or small grassroot organisations wanting to set up your own events and/or wanting to collaborate with a cinema or a festival in the South West* region, get in touch with us on email at 

Meet the Beyond Boundaries 360 Cohort from 2020

Film Hub South West is currently supporting a group of individuals through a co-designed 6 workshop series Beyond Boundaries 360 (November 2021 – March 2022) 

The interactive series includes peer-sharing sessions, workshops from industry professionals, mentorship, and a supportive space to develop exhibition ideas.  

Meet the Beyond Boundaries 360 Cohort from 2021

Come the Revolution

Calling for film exhibitors to connect with Beyond Boundaries 

If you are a Film Hub Member (cinema, festival, arts venue, pop-up, etc.) and interested in working with some of the talented individuals who have been involved in Beyond Boundaries 360 past and present, we can help with introductions, and help explore bespoke support. 

This is an exciting opportunity for film exhibitors to connect with creatives from across the South West with a wide range of expertise, ideas, and perspectives.  

By bringing together established film exhibition partners with talented creatives, we believe that exhibitors can expand their programming offer, connect with talented creatives, and connect with new audiences as to play an important role in working towards a more inclusive sector here in the South West.  

How the Beyond Boundaries Fund works 

The rolling fund enables organisations to support the professional development of the curator they work alongside. This can cover time, resources, and exploration through routes such as research, idea generation, mentoring, training, and exposure visits – right through to screenings. 

Each project will be collaboratively shaped and co-created between the participant and organisation. Film Hub South West can help with the facilitation and timeline if required.  

Projects can be ideas that are in their early stages of development, as we can support from concept to event delivery. 


Beyond Boundaries for smaller organisations 

If you are part of a smaller organisation that is already addressing the gaps in exhibition in the South West; Beyond Boundaries rolling fund can support you. 

Practitioners and organisations who have experience beyond the 360 workshop series can also apply for the rolling fund to support research and development, as well as the delivery of screening projects. 

If you have a great idea and feel this initiative would benefit you, please get in touch with us over email at to tell us about you and to arrange a face-to-face meeting or video chat. 

What are we looking for?

New ideas for audience-facing cinema projects with the potential to recognise and reflect the interests of diverse audiences for independent cinema. These ideas can be in their early stages of development as we can potentially support from concept to event delivery.

Can you give us an example?

Explore the inspiration behind Beyond Boundaries by taking a look at two projects we have already supported

Come The Revolution

Queer Film Network

Plus here are some of our latest success stories

How to apply

Fill in the form below, tell us about your idea and we’ll arrange a face-to-face meeting or video chat.

Apply Here


To apply for Beyond Boundaries 360 – our 6 month training and development opportunity –  please check out the details and apply by following this link.

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