Beyond Boundaries 360

Applications have now closed for Beyond Boundaries 360 for 2021. Please use this page as a reference.

Beyond Boundaries 360 is a collaborative development programme for South-West based individuals who are interested in cultural film curation, event production, programming, and audience development.

Working towards a more inclusive and representative film exhibition sector (see Who Can Apply? below for more on this), Beyond Boundaries offers a space to connect with other practitioners, build up your industry networks as well as get support to access funding (such as our Beyond Boundaries rolling fund) to put on your own film event. 

What is Beyond Boundaries 360? 

The programme will be delivered in the form of interactive workshops that are responsive to the needs of participants. You can expect practice-based insights and space to develop your curatorial voice and ideas.

Over 6 months, participants will work collaboratively to develop film events from idea to screen, utilising knowledge and skills that are in the group and that will be gathered over the sessions. Sessions will be delivered online, though as the sessions develop, we also hope that attendees will have the opportunity to meet in person. 

As part of the programme, you will be working with experts within various fields of event producing and film programming including Beyond Boundaries 360 alumni, who have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share.  

Beyond Boundaries 360 is a collaborative initiative; and between workshop sessions, the cohort has the opportunity to convene as they see fit, whether that’s to brainstorm or progress ideas, address any questions which may have arisen, and/or watch films collectively (online/in-venue). 

The Film Hub team offers one-to-ones with participants, as well as introductions to other creative practitioners in response to individual needs. Participants can also access bursaries to support travel, accommodation, enrolment fees or accreditation costs to enable your attendance at relevant conferences, events and film festivals (up to £100 per participant).

Ideas developed through Beyond Boundaries will be pitched to Film Hub member venues and be put forward for consideration for funding from Film Hub South West and BFI who are awarding from National Lottery to put on your film events. 

Beyond Boundaries 360 2019 participants

Who can apply? 

We welcome those who are at the early stage of their career in film exhibition, and/or who wish to move into cultural film curation. Beyond Boundaries 360 is open to applicants who are committed to bringing films to audiences on the big screen and beyond, who are excited to collaborate and work as an active team member, and keen to see their film event ideas realised as to connect with audiences here in the South West. 

Please ensure that you have the time to take part in this programme (see draft schedule below). To gain the full benefit of Beyond Boundaries 360, and engage with guests and other participants we strongly encourage applicants to attend the majority of the workshops.  

In particular, we are encouraging applications from a background that is *underrepresented in the film/screen industries (* for example, you are from a community that experiences racism, you did not go to University, you had free school meals as a child, if you identify as LGBTQAI+, you are a disabled person (as defined by the Equality Act 2010.) If you’re not sure where you fit into this, get in touch.

Participants will be selected based on the following criteria: demonstrating a high level of interest in film and cinema, a clear commitment to inclusion, and a motivation to develop yourself and your work. 

Applications 

To apply, please fill out the Google form below.  

Please find a text-only document version of the call out and the application form at the bottom of this page.  

If you would like the application form in any other format, then please contact us via email on filmhub@watershed.co.uk.  

We have a limited amount of places (up to 10) for people to take part in Beyond Boundaries 360. Applicants will be notified by mid Oct. 

Ahead of the deadline on Wednesday 29th September 2021, if you have any questions or wish to discuss whether these sessions are a good fit for you, Film Hub Community Manager Neil Ramjee will have 1-to-1 slots to discuss the programme. We will update this page and our social channels with details of how you can book closer to the date. 

Deadline for applications: Wed 29th September 2021 

Timeline 

These are indicative sessions. Exact dates / content TBC to be developed based on participants’ areas of interest and availability collected at the application stage.

25th OctoberIntroduction session with Roesanna Dias 
November ‘Why This Film?’ From Idea to Screen 
November 360 of Event Producing 
December Resource Building: Finance, budgeting, and fundraising 
Opportunity to attend This Way Up 2021 (National exhibition conference, hosted at Watershed)
January Community Building and Audience Development 
End of January Deadline for applicants who wish to apply for funding 
February Event Planning 
March Reflection 
March Onwards Funded activity takes place 

In our introduction session, participants will have an opportunity to get to know each other and co-design the collaborative space that will be this edition of Beyond Boundaries. This will also be an opportunity to review the proposed programme and share what might be missing as there will be scope for input shaping elements of the programme.

Between each session, there will be opportunities for participants to come together to discuss ideas, raise questions, and share knowledge either with the support of the Film Hub team or independently.

Roseanna Dias is a Bristol based producer, curator and facilitator interested in creativity and social change – she will be leading the introduction session.

With Rising Arts Agency, Roseanna works Critical Researcher/Agitator for Resourcing Racial Justice and as an Exec. Producer on the BE IT Radical Leadership programme. Roseanna also works as Co-Curator of Knowle West Media Centre‘s Creativity X Care R&D programme, exploring the links between creative practice and forms of care. Additionally, she is an Associate Curator for Gentle/Radical in Cardiff where she centres independent film and dialogues about healing and justice.

Roseanna is excited to meet this year’s Beyond Boundaries cohort and lead reflective sessions focussing on individual and collective care. 

Follow Roseanna: Twitter / Instagram / Website

Learn more about the past participants of Beyond Boundaries 360

Spotlight on Adam Murray, Curator and past Beyond Boundaries participant

Meet Lorena, Trowbridge Town Hall film programmer and past Beyond Boundaries participant

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