Showing Films

Whether you’re new to film exhibition, or you’re an established film venue or festival, we are here to help you show films.

Film Hub South West is the driving force behind a growing network of over 110 cinemas, film festivals, cross-arts venues and other film exhibition organisations. Our region covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, West of England, Hampshire, The Isle of Wight and The Isles of Scilly. 

Membership is free and offers a range of benefits, including access to training, financial support, film programmes/seasons, members only industry newsletters, resources and networking opportunities.

We work collaboratively with our members to develop a thriving and inclusive film sector enabling more people to show and watch films where they are. Find out more about what Film Hub South West has to offer and how you can get involved below:

Film Hub SW, as part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awards funds from the National Lottery in order to bring more films to more audiences across the UK.

(Read the BFI FAN guidelines)



We welcome organisations that screen films to join our growing network of members. Membership is free and offers a range of benefits, including access to training, funding, special programmes and networking opportunities.

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Funding Opportunities

Get support to show films. Film Hub South West offers a range of support for members to develop audiences for cinema beyond the mainstream, from supporting small scale targeted social media campaigns to investing in ambitious audience facing activity.

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Training & Support

Explore our range of training and support for members, including one-to-one advice sessions, professional development workshops, networking events and travel bursaries.

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Programming Opportunities

Film Hub South West offers a range of programming and audience development opportunities to our members.

From nationwide seasons to new releases, the films on offer often come with financial support for special events and marketing, helping you reach the right audience.

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Guides & Resources

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.

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