Technical Skills for Digital Exhibition [#TechSkillsUK]

  • Need advice about making the best value choices when it comes to upgrading any element of your equipment? Sound, projection, internet, servers?
  • Would you like to be able to show more Event Cinema but aren't sure how it'll go on the night?
  • Would you like to host outdoor screenings but want to get the right kit?
  • Would a second screen make your venue more profitable and diverse but you don't know how it'll work in your space?
  • Would you like to show local archive material but need advice on creating a DCP?


Fri 1 May 2015 to Tue 31 Oct 2017
Sessions take place at applicant's venue
Available until end of October 2017

The Tech Skills scheme has now closed. We are hoping to reopen the scheme again soon, but for more information please contact us via

Technical Skills for Digital Exhibition provides bespoke advice and assistance for independent exhibitors of all shapes and sizes across the UK. A technical expert will visit your venue and give you the tailored advice you need, with recommendations you can apply instantly.

Click here to see some examples of the difference this scheme has made to film societies, small venues, mixed arts venues, film festivals and community cinemas.

To deliver this service we have the expertise of 18 Technical Ambassadors (TAs) - a fleet of highly skilled and experienced projectionists, technicians and engineers from across the UK who are based in your region to help assist with whatever your non-emergency technical issue.

Check out this video from Dunoon Film Festival, where Tech Ambassador Ian Brown from Film Mobile Scotland talks you through some of the key things to think about when planning an outdoor screening.


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In partnership with the BFI Film Audience Network and Creative Skillset.

Photo Credit: Jon Pountney / Venue: Newbridge Memo

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