Projects supported

Read about the activities and organisations Film Hub South East has supported from 2018.

Since we began managing Film Hub South East in 2018, and after establishing our new strategy and schemes within the priorities of BFI FAN and BFI2022, we have supported a number of venues, networks, festivals and projects across the region.

Browse individual exhibitors and projects below or our online map, right.


See the geographical spread of projects supported byFilm Hub South East

Open Project Proposals

Open Project Proposals is our broadest scheme, open to proposals for projects delivering against one or more of the FAN and BFI2022 priorities. We often award support to activities including (but not limited to) film screenings, audience development, film marketing costs and screen heritage work.

Projects supported to date


Watersprite Film Festival
£5,510 for: Watersprite Film Festival

Women Over Fifty Film Festival
£3,000 for: WOFFF 2019 Tour

£5,000 for: Gateway Film Festival

£5,200 for: Shared Marketing – Brighton Cluster

Latest Group CIC
£4,800 for: FilmPride

Creative Arts East
£25,997 for: Screen Extra


Runaway Media
£700 for: Culture in Conflict

Eyes Wide Open Cinema
£4,000 for: Queer Horizons

The Mill Arts Centre Trust
£2,500 for: The Mill Film Club

Independent Cinema Milton Keynes (ICMK)
£10,000 for: pilot Vagabond Film Festival

Open Colour
£1,500 for: Open Colour project and audience development

Haslemere Hall
£1,350 for: Indie £5 at 5pm

Balik Arts
£1,000 for: Taste of Anatolia – Film from Turkey (Cambridge)

Norwich Film Festival
£3,350 for: Norwich Film Festival

£1,500 for: Brighton & Hove FHSE Activity Report

Women Over Fifty Film Festival
£2,000 for: Women Over Fifty Film Festival 2018

Thurrock Council
£2,000 for: for TIC Film Festival

Fisheye Film Festival
£1,896 for: Fisheye Independent Film Programme

Outdoor Screenings

Our Outdoor Screenings scheme is designed to support Film Hub South East members in holding exciting, inspiring outdoor screening events across the region. We are especially keen for screenings of British and independent world cinema titles and heritage and archive films to be shown in these screenings.

Projects supported to date

Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall
£1,750 for their outdoor event

Folkestone Fringe
£3,150 for: Harbour Screen

Programming Group

The Programming Group brings a committed group of cinemas together to grow audiences for cultural cinema. It’s designed to help selected venues develop local audiences for a broader range of films than previously shown. To deliver this activity, Film Hub South East subsidises the cinemas’ costs on selected film titles and supplies expert help and support around the screenings of these films.

Members to date

Film Festivals

In 2018, our Film Festivals scheme continued to support the networks and film festival organisations previously supported through the BFI Film Festival Fund; while working towards a strategy for longer-term festival development and sustainability in the region.

Projects supported to date


Chichester Cinema at New Park
£10,500 for: 28th Chichester International Film Festival

The White Bus
£7,000 for: Southend-on-Sea Film Festival 2019

£19,000 for: 17th CINECITY Brighton Film Festival


The White Bus
£7,000 for: Southend-on-Sea Film Festival 2018

Chichester Cinema at New Park
£8,000 for: 27th Chichester International Film Festival

Creative Arts East
£20,000 for: Screen Extra (Touring Network)

£25,000 for: 16th CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

Cambridge Film Festival
£22,500 for: Cambridge Film Festival 2018

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