News Directions

New Directions is a programme supporting archive film events which retrace the historic steps that have brought the UK to its current political and cultural crossroads.

Taking place from July-November 2021, New Directions will support screenings that explore pivotal moments of modern history where the people of the UK tried to break with the past, change direction or embark on new journeys.

If you’ve been inspired to develop a project, there are two levels of financial support available through the New Directions Engagement Fund.

Funding of up to £10,000 is available to support one-off events and venue-based projects, and funding of up to £15,000 is available to support national projects or large-scale touring commissions. More details on the Engagement Fund, its eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found in the funding guidelines.

If you are looking for inspiration from the South West region, be sure to read The Box’s guide to their South West moving image archive for programmers.

This is a Film Audience Network (FAN) opportunity, open for applications from all Film Hub South West members. Please follow the link to find more guidance and apply via Film Hub Norths’ website

Film Hub North: New Directions 

More from Film Hub South West

Meet the speakers for Reframing Film at Cinema Rediscovered

Ahead of our industry events at Cinema Rediscovered, we introduce some of the most distinctive voices in film curation and archiving who are joining us for discussions, talks, and presentations in July 2021.


Read more

Japan 2021

A UK-wide season of Japanese cinema, from early silents to contemporary innovation, and everything in between. Led by BFI in partnership with BFI FAN.


Read more

Encounters – Touring Programme

Encounters has a new monthly cinema programme presenting curated selections of UK and international short films from the Encounters Film Festival archive. Currently available to book


Read more

Cinema Rediscovered on Tour (Aug – Oct 2021)

Booking now: a selection of restorations and rediscoveries from Cinema Rediscovered's 5th edition


Read more