Guides & Resources for Exhibitors

Film Hub South West, and our partners across the BFI Film Audience Network, create guides and resources to help in lots of different areas: from developing young audiences to hosting dementia friendly screenings.

We also share workshop and event resources in this section so that even if you didn’t attend the workshop you can still check out the key points.

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Cinemas – keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19

With support from the Government the UK Cinema Association has now published guidance on the safe operation of cinemas and mobile cinemas from 4 July as well as drive in and outdoor cinemas.

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Ideas for Implementing Sustainable Practise in Film Exhibition

This guide takes you through some useful information that considers how to minimise the environmental impact of your activity, no matter the size of your organisation.

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Listing Screenings and Events on Headfirst

This guide has been created in collaboration with Headfirst, to provide information to help Film Hub South Members to create an event on Headfirst to promote cinema to new audiences.

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Bullying and Harassment Prevention for the Screen Industries

Principles and guidance for tackling and preventing bullying and harassment in the screen industries commissioned by the BFI and supported by organisations across the UK.

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Dismantling Structural Inequality in Your Cinema

This toolkit by Sadia Pineda Hameed is, foremostly, a practical guide for improving the experiences of POC (people of colour) audiences, staff and filmmakers – and other intersections including gender, sexuality, disability, income and class.

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Black Lives Matter

On this page you will find resources from Inclusive Cinema to help you in understanding and working to support #BlackLivesMatter.

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Simple guide to comms during closure & working towards reopening

BFI FAN has created a document detailing some things that FAN members might want to think about in terms of communication with their audiences at this time.

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Working safely during COVID-19 guidance for drive-in and other Outdoor Cinemas

Working safely during COVID-19 guidance for drive-in and other Outdoor Cinemas issued by the UK Cinema Association

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Welcoming Deaf Audiences

Read over Film Audience guidance on welcoming Deaf Audiences, collated from around the UK

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Inclusive Cinema

Inclusive Cinema is a UK-wide project developed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) designed to support screen exhibitors. Together, we celebrate diversity on screen, in the audience and behind the camera.

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Dementia Friendly Screenings

A best practice guide for cinemas has been produced in collaboration with Alzheimer's Society and UK Cinema Association.

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Working with Young People

A collection of articles, links and research in to young audiences

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Working With Volunteers

A good practice guide by Film Hub South West

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FAN Guidance for Community Cinemas and Non Theatrical Exhibitors (2020)

(2020) With venues reopening and films coming to the market, the Film Audience Network have compiled a document covering the most important questions, opportunities and considerations for Community Cinemas and theatrical exhibitors if you're thinking of showing films again soon.

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For Filmmakers & Creatives

A handy resource to signpost filmmakers to different opportunities and strands of support

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Shorts2Features: Producer & Director Career Development Scheme 

BFI NETWORK, Encounters Film Festival, Bristol UNESCO City of Film and NFTS Cymru Wales are excited to launch this new six-month career development scheme, designed to elevate south west-based producers and directors who have a strong track record in screen-based content and are looking to make the challenging next step into long-form projects, such as their first narrative feature.

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Pioneering scheme, Shorts2Features opens to south-west directors and producers

This new BFI NETWORK career development scheme is designed for south west-based producing and directing talent. Shorts2Features will run from late Sep to Mar 2023, and is now open for applications.

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Meet the speakers: Reframing Film 2022

Ahead of the talks, we introduce the speakers who will be joining Reframing Film 2022 to discuss a broad range of topics concerning distribution and exhibition of archive and repertory cinema.

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Flying the Nest: The Thing That Ate the Birds launches online with ALTER

BFI NETWORK-backed short film The Thing That Ate the Birds has been selected for streaming by ALTER, an ever-expanding platform for the most daring horror across the world – and a home, community, and launching pad for filmmakers. 

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