News & Opportunities: September 2022 Round-Up

Posted on September 29, 2022 by Jake Abatan

Categories: News Round-Up

Our regular monthly update featuring the latest news and opportunities for your cinema, festival or film society.

ICO News

  • Registration is now open for Autumn Screening Days 2022, taking place in-person at Bradford’s National Science & Media Museum from 12 – 14 November and online from 15 – 18 November. The first titles announced are: Alcarràs, Broker and Rodeo. Never been to Screening Days? Check out our new trailer to get a sense of what it’s like. If you’re aged 30 or under you can get a pass for just £20, and we have easy-to-access financial support available for anyone that needs it.
  • Celebrating the centenary of the pioneering avant-garde filmmaker’s birth, our Jonas Mekas 100! UK Tour showcases a selection of Jonas Mekas’s most-celebrated films alongside lesser-seen works. The tour is available for cinemas to book until 30 November 2022.
  • In partnership with STUDIOCANAL, we’re bringing a new 4K restoration of Jacques Becker’s classic underworld tale of love and revenge, Casque d’Or, to UK cinemas from 25 November. Get in touch to book it for your venue!
  • Launching at the ICA on Saturday 29 October, we are delighted to offer new restorations of Fronza Woods’ brilliant short films to UK cinemas for the very first time, alongside a special filmed interview with Woods by director Nadia Latif. Book it for your venue from 30 October.
  • We were at Depot in Lewes last week for the launch of Right of Way, our feature-length touring programme mixing stunning new artists’ commissions with historical archive films that give a bigger picture of questions of access and inclusion in the UK countryside. Take a look at our new trailer for the release.
  • Alongside a major season at BFI Southbank, our In Dreams Are Monsters UK Tour offers startling and provocative examples of archetypal monsters from the horror genre. We are taking bookings from 1 October – 31 December 2022.
  • Our conversation with Half-Earth Socialism authors Drew Pendergrass & Troy Vettese from this month’s Cinema of Ideas event is now available to watch on our YouTube channel.


  • Last week the BFI published Screen Culture 2033, their new ten-year strategy which sets out how they will aim to build a diverse UK screen culture that benefits all of society.
  • Arts Emergency are looking for mentors who are based in or near London, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Brighton.
  • BFI Education is recruiting for members of a new Network for Ethnic Diversity in Film Education.
  • This Way Up will select four FAN members to make a short video about their venue to be shared in-person and online with conference delegates and film exhibitors across the UK. Applications close 3 October.
  • Sunday 9 October is the deadline to apply to Cinema For All’s Sustain online coaching programmes, which provide community cinemas with access to funds and knowledge to empower them to take the next step.
  • Afro-futurist fantasia Neptune Frost is the latest title to receive BFI FAN New Release Support. A sci-fi punk musical from artists Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman, the film will be released by Anti-Worlds on Friday 4 November.
  • Film Hub London’s next Exhibitors’ Breakfast will take place at Everyman King’s Cross on Tuesday 11 October. Open to all FAN members, this event will see the launch of FAN’s new guide to Working with Young People.
  • Running from October – December 2022, In Dreams Are Monsters is a UK-wide film season charting how the monsters of horror have evolved, made physical the anxieties of their times, and how we react when faced with our inner demons. As well as our own touring menu, exhibitors can access single screening support of up to £500 via Film Hub Midlands.
  • Registration is now open for Governance Now, the annual conference presented by Clore Leadership and the Cultural Governance Alliance exploring the critical issues in cultural governance.
  • On 13 November, CICAE will host the 7th European Arthouse Cinema Day. Since 2016 more than 700 cinemas in over 40 countries have participated in the event, offering preview screenings, films for young audiences, and classics from the history of European cinema.
  • There are currently roles available at Africa In Motion, Hexham Forum, Birds’ Eye View, National Science and Media Museum, BIFA, and more.

Upcoming film screenings & seasons

  • This year’s Film London Jarman Award tour will see the best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking taken to venues across the UK from 23 September – 12 November.
  • Fragments Festival, which forefronts unique minority-focussed films from underrepresented filmmakers, is back for its second year at Genesis Cinema between 29 September – 2 October. The festival opens with a preview of The Woman King introduced by director Gina Prince-Bythewood.
  • As part of CRXSS PLATFXRM, on 30 September Brixton House is hosting a series of short films by avant-garde UK filmmakers, preceded by a panel discussion on the intersection of creativity, technology and business.
  • Reel Steel have some upcoming interactive film screenings pairing classic video games with genre film. There’s Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978) X Street Fighter II (1991) on 2 October, and New York Ninja (1984) X Streets of Rage 2 (1992) on 9 October.
  • The 6th annual Little Wing Film Festival takes place 5 – 9 October, showcasing an exciting selection of films from emerging filmmakers and hosting a range of panels, socials and more across London.
  • London Film Festival takes place 5 – 16 October in cinemas around the UK and 14 – 23 October on BFI Player.
  • The UK premiere of The Blue Inmates, about a theatre production involving Lebanese convicts with mental health conditions and the legal hurdles they face, takes place at the Barbican on 19 October followed by a virtual talk with director Zeina Daccache.
  • Matchbox Cine present a tour of films celebrating the 10th anniversary of House of Psychotic Women with author Kier-La Janisse. In Glasgow on 29 October, and continuing to Edinburgh, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Cardiff and London.
  • Film Hub Northern Ireland has announced their first Irish language film tour across Northern Ireland. Róise & Frank, an uplifting tale of a shaggy dog, a grieving widow, a young hurling star and finding hope in the darkest of places, will screen in eight community cinemas from 4 October – 10 November.

Good reads/watches/listens

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Header image: Casque d’Or (1952), in cinemas from 25 November 2022 and available to book now.

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