Training Courses

Film Hub South East Members Forum 2023


Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, London

Taking place at Rich Mix in London on Tuesday 28 February 2023, this all-day event will be a brilliant chance to network and collaborate with fellow exhibitors in the South East, take a look at case studies from successful projects in the region, and find out more about the upcoming landscape of the BFI Film Audience Network and the new funding opportunities that will be available to you as an exhibitor.

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Registration for the Film Hub South East Forum has now closed. 

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Free (lunch and refreshments provided)


Rich Mix Cultural Foundation


Introduction to the New Look FHSE and FAN

In 2023, the BFI’s new strategy is going to make some significant changes to the activity of the Film Audience Network (FAN) and Film Hub South East. Find out what’s changing at this session, including information on new funding streams to be launched after April 2023.

UK Film Industry Climate

We are delighted to welcome Distribution Consultant Delphine Lievens to join us at the Forum to provide us with context on the current state of the film industry by looking at the data available to us from the last year. Expect a deep dive into statistics specific to the South East, offering you helpful insights you can use across other sessions on the day.

Screening - Little English (with introduction from director Pravesh Kumar)

A laugh-out-loud story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family living in Slough. Newly arrived from India, naive Simmy has come to marry the eldest son Raj, who promptly does a runner. Finding herself locked in the house by her domineering mother-in-law, Simmy valiantly plans her escape. Produced by Resource Productions within the South East region, we’re delighted to have director Pravesh Kumar join us to introduce the film.

Case Studies - Film Festivals

This is your chance to learn directly from your colleagues within the region. In this session, Cambridge Film Festival and Brighton Rocks International Film Festival will present impactful case studies from their festivals – a first hand look at how others in the South East are developing their work.

Case Studies - Audience Development

Our second series of case studies will focus directly on the new audience development projects undertaken within the region over the course of the past year. This will be a great opportunity for you to find inspiration for possible project funding when the next opportunities go live.

What's New for Young Audiences?

In this session, FHSE’s Julia Andrews-Clifford and Jemma Buckley will outline the plans for BFI Film Academy+, including new opportunities for hands-on filmmaking projects alongside our Young Film Programmer Network support and events.


After how highly subscribed we were last year, we are including more time in this year’s programme for FHSE member to have a scheduled one-to-one conversation with a member of FHSE staff. This conversation could be about a project you’re thinking of applying for funding for, establishing connections with your fellow FHSE members and more. These sessions must be booked in advance of the event — we’ll be in touch with registrants ahead of the Forum with details of how to book a one-to-one.

BFI NETWORK Shorts Showcase

Over the course of the last year, our BFI NETWORK team have developed numerous new short films with emerging filmmakers based in the South East, and we’re looking forward to showcasing a selection of some of the best works. 


It is free to register for the FHSE Forum 2023. Registration includes refreshments throughout the day (including lunch and the evening drinks reception) as well as access to all sessions.

If your circumstances change and you are no longer able to attend the Forum after registration, please contact us to cancel your ticket so we can release the space for other potential attendees. Registrants who don’t attend and who don’t cancel their ticket will not be prioritised for attendance at future events.

Bursary Support

If you would like to apply for additional support to attend (whether towards the cost of your travel, accommodation, childcare or other) you may be eligible for a Film Hub South East bursary. Find out more.


The Forum is an industry event for members of Film Hub South East (such as the staff of cinemas, film festivals, film societies and community cinemas) based in the South East region (as defined by the BFI), and for people that might be interested in beginning film screenings in their local area and want to learn more about our support and schemes.

If you’re not yet a Film Hub South East member, it’s free and easy to join. You can apply here.


Rich Mix Cinema
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd,
E1 6LA

The main entrance to Rich Mix is on Bethnal Green Road, on the left-hand side of the building.


From Liverpool Street station (10-15 minute walk)

Turn left out of the station onto Bishopsgate, and follow the road north on the left hand side of the pavement. Continue along this route until you go under the bridge, after which take the first right, on to Bethnal Green Road (you will see the Shoreditch Box Park on your right). Carry on down this road until you see the cinema on your left.

By car

Parking is at the Brick Lane Car Park (146 Brick Lane, E1 6QL). The Congestion Charge applies, and parking costs are on average £20.

By train/underground

The nearest train/underground stations are Liverpool Street (Central, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines, and Overground), Old Street (Northern Line), and Shoreditch High Street (Overground).

Planning your journey

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How do I register on the day?

Registration for attendees will be held in the morning at the Film Hub South East desk on the 3rd Floor at Rich Mix (head to the elevators opposite the entrance). You will be issued with a badge which will give you access to all sessions.

You don’t need to bring anything with you except your name and organisation.

What is the schedule for the day?

We don’t have a precise schedule yet, but the estimated timings are 9:30am – 5pm (followed by a drinks reception).

We’ll list sessions and speakers on this page as they’re announced and circulate a full schedule as soon as possible.

Where will sessions be held?

Sessions will be held in The Studio and The Mix, with a screening taking place in Screen 3.

Do I need to bring refreshments?

All refreshments (including tea and coffee, lunch and the evening drinks reception) will be provided.

How accessible is Rich Mix?

For full details on the accessibility of the Rich Mix building please visit their accessibility page.

Code of Conduct

  • We want our events to be fun, inclusive spaces for film professionals. We expect people attending and working at the event to maintain our code of conduct so that it can stay fun and inclusive. Harassment and bullying have no place at ICO/Film Hub South East events.
  • Examples of inappropriate behaviour that contravenes our code of conduct includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, aggressive behaviour, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention.
  • If you feel uncomfortable, or someone behaves inappropriately towards you, or you witness something inappropriate, please report it to a member of ICO/Film Hub South East staff or email Your complaint will be treated with confidence and discretion. We are happy to help you and can help report inappropriate behaviour to the authorities, where necessary or address the problem ourselves where more appropriate. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not comply with our code of conduct. This code of conduct applies both in person and online.
  • If you would like to speak to an independent organisation about an issue, the Film and TV Charity have a free and confidential helpline available on 0800 054 00 00. It operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day

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