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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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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FAN Guidance for Community Cinemas and Non Theatrical Exhibitors

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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

A toolkit for exhibitors focussed on inclusion

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Dementia Friendly Screenings

A cinema guide, 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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For Filmmakers & Creatives

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

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More from Film Hub South West

Beyond Boundaries 360: Lorena Pino of Trowbridge Town Hall and Films In The Front Room

"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!"

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Creative Producers Lab 2021: Meet the Participants

BFI NETWORK South West are pleased to present our participants for the Creative Producers Lab 2021. 

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Animation Roundtable – BFI NETWORK x Encounters Film Festival

BFI NETWORK South West are hosting an animation focused online roundtable, open to South West based writers, directors and producers who have an animated short film idea they want to make and are considering applying for BFI NETWORK Short Film Funding. Hosted by our regional Talent Executives, this informal roundtable session will be in a small group setting with a maximum of 15 filmmakers.

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Masterclass: How to Budget an Animated Short with Producer Chris Hees – BFI NETWORK x Encounters Film Festival

Register for this online, masterclass as a part of Encounters 2021 edition. Explore the most common issues faced when putting together an animation budget for a funded short film.

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