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Gaining Ground: The Case for Programming Beyond the Canon
Posted on September 20, 2018
If we want a more inclusive film future, how do we get there without knowing the diversity and struggle of film history? Following our and Club des Femmes' groundbreaking Revolt She Said: Women and Film after '68 tour that brought back into the spotlight female filmmakers whose work had often been overlooked, author and film activist So Mayer investigates whose films get filed in the canon, and whose are allowed to fall away – if they were even able to make them in the first place.
A Modest Proposal: Documentaries are Real Films Too
Posted on September 6, 2018
When the average cinema goer attends around three times a year, how do you ensure one of those cinema trips is to catch a documentary? Sheffield Doc/Fest's Marketing Assistant (and one of our FEDS trainees) Aisha Jan writes how we can create buzz around these cinematic pieces of factual storytelling - and how they are as much real films as the fictional ones.
What it takes to be a film programmer
Posted on August 23, 2018
With applications now open for our next Cultural Cinema Exhibition training course, we talked to some of the brightest voices in film programming about the best tools that the course gave them - and how being a programmer takes more than just sitting alone in the dark with a pile of screeners...
What I Learned at the AMA Conference 2018
Posted on August 14, 2018
Creative Arts East is an arts and community development charity that focuses on engaging rural communities across the South East region. Read what their Communications & Content Assistant Zoe Fletcher took away from the leading event for arts marketeers in the UK - and how Film Hub South East's bursary helped her get there.
Decolonising the Conversation around Diversity
Posted on August 2, 2018
A career in film was something that for much of her life Chapter Arts Centre's Anim18 Project Coordinator (and our FEDS trainee) Umulkhayr Mohamed thought wasn't within reach for her. Ahead of our upcoming I.D. (Inclusion & Diversity) Screening Day, read her thoughts on what we should be doing to try and finally overcome this.
How to be resilient when growing your community cinema
Posted on July 19, 2018
We wanted to catch up with some of the graduates of our REACH course to see how the audience development projects they worked on have developed. Here, Katie Brandwood of Screen25 in South Norwood in London about her project to make sure the audience in her screen matched the wider community, undertaken in very challenging circumstances..