Film Hub South East

The ICO is the Film Hub Lead Organisation for the South East, responsible for administering funds from the National Lottery to support a stronger and more connected approach to growing audiences for British and international cinema throughout the region

Film Hub South East is part of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN). The BFI Film Audience Network reaches out across the UK to ensure people have the maximum possible opportunity to watch and enjoy a broad screen culture, regardless of location or circumstance.

FAN’s aims are twofold:

  • to develop a larger, more diverse, confident and sustainable audience for a wider range of independent British and international film — with a primary focus on the collective viewing experience
  • to create a stronger, more connected and confident sector for the distribution and exhibition of independent British and international film.

We work with cinemas, film festivals, film societies and community groups across the region to support a thriving and inclusive film exhibition sector. To access our schemes and opportunities, apply to become a Hub member.

The Film Hub South East region covers Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex. See the BFI FAN map.

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