As a member of Film Hub South West, you can apply for bursaries to support travel, accommodation, enrolment fees or accreditation costs to enable your attendance at relevant conferences, events and film festivals.
Gain new skills, increase your confidence, build your network and improve what you do! Bursaries are available to members of staff, board members and volunteers. Read on to find out more…
Cinemas, cross arts venues and film festivals screening 50+ films a year can apply for up to £300 (Max allowance per year, per organisation).
Film societies, film clubs, other organisations screening 12+ films a year can apply for up to £150 (Max allowance per year, per organisation).
Having the opportunity to see films at Screening Days and film festivals is vital for planning our future programme and gaining first-hand knowledge of upcoming film releases...we've doubled our specialised screenings since the end of 2015, without attendance at these events, this would not have happened... Luke Doran, General Manager, Curzon Clevedon
Please send your request at least two weeks before the intended activity takes place. We may consider your request within a shorter timescale but you should write to us separately seeking our advice on this before you submit your application. Bursaries will not be granted retrospectively.
This scheme has a rolling deadline but once the total fund has been awarded the programme will close for this year – we will update this page to let you know when it is closed.
Follow the button below to fill out our online form.
Your application must clearly detail how the activity will benefit you, your organisation and the wider Hub network and how it meets our priorities as outlined in the section beneath the button.
Please bear in mind that demand for bursaries generally outstrips available resources and as such we will not always be able to offer support to everyone or to the level requested. We therefore ask you to please only apply for the amount you require, and for individuals attending the activity to share the gained knowledge back to their organisation to maximise its benefit.
Applicants that have not previously received support through the bursary scheme will take priority over previous awardees. Likewise, unless in exceptional circumstances, we are unlikely to support a previous bursary recipient to take part in the same activity more than once, or more than one person per organisation to participate in one particular activity.
Decisions will be made by a senior member of FHLO staff, with priority given to activities that clearly establish:
See the PDF below for more information on our priorities:
You will be informed of a decision within two weeks of applying. If your application is successful, you will be required to:
Bursaries will be paid retrospectively once the above is completed. Bursaries must be claimed within 1 month of attending the event.
The Film Hub bursary scheme has been a great support in the development of Queer Vision and directly linked to the growth of the festival. I met people within the film industry which triggered a new network growth strategy. I also discovered a university research project into Queer film festivals and met one of the researchers which could be key to some network development I am doing... Jayne Graham-Cummings, Director of Queer Vision Film Festival
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