Covid-19 Response for Exhibitors

Our thoughts are with our members across the South West in these strange and unprecedented times.

While our home, Watershed, has closed its doors, we at Film Hub South West remain open and are available to discuss your projects or any concerns you may have about Film Hub support in the coming months.

We are sending out updates and sharing ideas via Basecamp. If you are not yet signed up, join as a member now for free.

Birds take flight by Pete Sherrard

You can find the latest updates and guidance regarding the Covid-19 outbreak for exhibitors and venues gathered on The Bigger Picture website here.

You can also find a listing here for films that are currently available and coming soon online, that you can encourage your audiences to watch, as well as offers from online VOD platforms to keep a connection with your audience.

We also recommend members join the following Facebook groups:

UK Cinema Network  – This group has been set up to help those of you in venues, in these trying times, to connect, share information and support each other.
UK Film Freelancer Network  – A peer to peer network for anyone working freelance in film exhibition and distribution in the UK – support, opportunities and more. The useful links document will continue to be added to and please feel free to add anything you find of use to the group.
Impact of Covid-19 on Film Hub support:
  • All Film Hub Audience Funds including Big Screen, Pitch Pot and the Cinema Incentive Scheme have been repurposed to support our members with resilience and recovery through the BFI FAN Resilience Fund and the currently open FAN Film Exhibition Fund.
  • A small proportion of the Pitch Pot will remain to support online audience engagement activity. No funds will be committed towards live audience facing activity until further notice.
Please keep in touch and stay well.
You can contact us via filmhub@watershed.co.uk or 07791 630 667.

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