News round-up... 15/07/2014

Posted on July 15, 2014 by Sarah Rutterford

Categories: News Round-up

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The UK-wide spread of Technical Ambassadors available to help YOU as part of our innovative training programme


  • Do you need help with your digital projection set-up? Well look no further – we launched our unique, UK-wide Technical Skills for Digital Exhibition training initiative, developed with the BFI Film Audience Network, last week. We’re really excited about this – it’s a national scheme, run in partnership with the regional film Hubs who’ve appointed Technical Ambassadors to visit your venue, examine your needs and provide in-depth, expert advice. What’s more, there are even some bursaries available for exhibitors who can’t meet the costs.
  • We had a great time at Screening Days Wales last weekend. Highlights of the programme of films included Ida, the exquisite post-war Polish drama from Pawel Pawlikowski; the Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night; the LGBT / Miners’ Strike crowd-pleaser Pride; and Nick Cave docu-drama 20,000 Days on Earth. Thanks to all who attended!
  • The BFI‘s Pilot Fund for Touring Cinema Initiatives is now open: so new and existing touring cinemas can apply for assistance to take cinema to communities across the UK.
  • Film Hub South East has opened a new round of Audience Development project funding across the region.
  • Europa Cinemas is now open for new membership applications. If your venue screens a high proportion of European non-national films and offers activities for young audiences, becoming a member could be well worth your while. Find out more.
  • The EU Parliament has announced the 10 films shortlisted for its annual LUX Prize, including Girlhood, Ida and The Wonders.. read the full list.
  • Cinema for All (formerly BFFS) has opened applications for its Film Society of the Year Awards 2014.
  • On 7th June Iranian filmmaker, actress and human rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for plotting against state security and propaganda against the Iranian regime. If you haven’t yet, please sign the petition for her release. Read more and to sign the petition email

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