Training Courses

Film Hub South East Members Forum


BFI Southbank, London

Join us for our first ever FHSE Members Forum on 5 February 2020 at BFI Southbank!

Drawing on feedback from you, our members, the Film Hub South East Members Forum is designed to be a space for you to get to know your fellow members, find out about their work and explore future collaborations; as well as a great opportunity to learn about applying for future funding.

We will be hosting a variety of information sessions and presentations on a range of topics including marketing, audience development, inclusive screenings, and programming archive film.

You will also have the chance to hear more about the FHSE Programming Group and Young Film Programmer’s Group network and to meet the teams leading on these initiatives.

Not sure about Cross Fan and how you can access funds from these national programmes? We’ll be having a session on that too!

At this event we will also launch our 2020-21 funding schemes and opportunities, so come along and be among the first to hear what FHSE has to offer in the year ahead. One-to-one sessions with our team will be available to book on the day for you to discuss which projects would benefit your organisation and how you can apply.

Download the schedule




£20 (includes lunch and refreshments)


BFI Southbank


We’re now sold out for the Forum.  If you’d like to be put on the waiting list please email


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, you can apply here.


  • Day pass: £20
  • Young Person’s day pass: £10

Passes include refreshments throughout the day (including lunch and the evening drinks reception) as well as access to all sessions.

Bursary support

If you require additional support to attend (whether towards the cost of your pass, travel or accommodation or other) you may be eligible for a Film Hub South East bursary. Click here to find out more.

A full refund is available for cancellations up to Monday 27 January 2020. Please note that passes are strictly non-transferable.

If you have any queries about the event, your eligibility or registering online, read our FAQ below or contact us at

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Download the schedule for the day


Introduction: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Catharine Des Forges, Film Hub South East

ICO Director and Film Hub South East Head Catharine Des Forges takes a look at our achievements together in 2019. Then we’ll be launching our funding schemes and opportunities for 2020-21, so you can start thinking about submitting your applications!

National Film Audience Network Opportunities

Adam Castle, Annabel Grundy and Andy Robson - BFI FAN

Film Hub South East is part of the national Film Audience Network, and in this session, you’ll hear about the nationwide opportunities available via FAN.  Adam Castle (Film Hub Scotland- Member Support and Development), Annabel Grundy (Film Hub Midlands – Major Programmes) and Andy Robson (Film Hub North – Screen Heritage) will be presenting on opportunities in programming and curation; archive and heritage projects and training opportunities.

Everything You Need to Know about Film Hub South East

Jemma Buckley, Film Hub South East

It’s not just traditional cinemas that can join the FHSE Network: our membership is broad and growing. In this session we will provide an introduction to the BFI, FHSE, FAN and various other acronyms! We particularly welcome local authorities and community organisations that do not usually screen films to join us for this presentation and discussion, led by ICO Senior Partnerships Manager, Jemma Buckley.

Young Film Programmers

Julia Andrews-Clifford, Film Hub South East

Want more young people in your venue or event? Young Programmers are a proven route to do it. Our network continues to go from strength to strength, with 19 venues from across the region working collaboratively to engage with their younger audiences. Join our Young Programmers and YFP Manager Julia Andrews-Clifford to find out more about the benefits of becoming a member.

Local Film Marketing that Gets Results

Duncan Carson, ICO

Trying something new in your venue and want to make sure you’ll get good results? In this session, we’ll hear how you can grow your attendance, lead by Duncan Carson (ICO) who has helped drive audiences at spaces from pop up cinemas to a national cinema chain.

Accessing the Archives

Angela Graham, East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) and Frank Gray, Screen Archive South East (SASE)

Sharing local archive films is a powerful way to connect audiences with place and history. In this session we’ll hear about regional and national funding opportunities for exhibition projects. You’ll also hear from Angela Graham, East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) Manager and Frank Gray, Director of Screen Archive South East (SASE) who will present their collection, previous collaborative projects with exhibitors and future plans for working with FHSE members.

How to Get Funded One-to-Ones

Helen Stock, James Calver and Daniel Horseman - Film Hub South East

Have a project in mind? You will be able to book one-to-one sessions on completing budgets and application forms with Helen Stock, Film Hub South East Development Officer, James Calver, Projects and Events Officer, and Daniel Horseman, Administration Coordinator.

Successful Audience Development Projects

Hi Ching, Anglo Asiatic Arts & Heritage Alliance; Kate Wood, Towner Art Gallery; and John Gordon-Saker, Norwich Film Festival

Looking for inspiration? Since 2018, FHSE members have been developing innovative approaches to reaching new audiences. In this session we’re delighted to welcome three organisations that have achieved significant growth with FHSE support. Anglo Asiatic Arts & Heritage Alliance (Grays, Essex), Towner Art Gallery (Eastbourne) and Norwich Film Festival will explain why they were funded, how they delivered on their objectives and their plans to sustain this momentum. Chaired by ICO Head of Cinemas, David Sin.

Running Dementia-Friendly Screenings

Simon Thorpe, Ropetackle Centre and Esther Watts, Dementia Friendly Communities

Dementia-Friendly Screenings can bring new audiences, purpose and value to your venue (and we are able to support you to run them!). In this session, we welcome Simon Thorpe, Ropetackle Centre and Esther Watts, Dementia Friendly Communities to discuss their experience and their recommendations for developing successful screenings.


BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road
South Bank

The main entrance to BFI Southbank is on Theatre Avenue (off Upper Ground or The Queen’s Walk), between BFI Southbank and the National Theatre.


From Waterloo station (5-10min walk)

Turn left out of the station onto Station Approach, cross over York Square and York Road at the traffic lights. Turn left onto Concert Hall Approach, at the end of the road turn right onto Belvedere Road. Go past the Royal Festival Hall on your left, go past the Hayward Gallery on your left, and continue onto Upper Ground. Turn left onto Theatre Avenue. The main entrance to BFI Southbank is on your left.

From Charing Cross (10 – 15min walk)

Turn left out of the station onto Craven Street. At the bottom of Craven Street turn left onto Northumberland Avenue. Near the bottom of Northumberland Avenue take the stairs up onto the Hungerford Bridge. Once you have crossed the Hungerford Bridge take a left along Jubilee Gardens (along the River Thames). Walk along the river, passing the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall on your right. You will walk underneath Waterloo Bridge, the BFI Southbank is on your right just after the bridge. The main entrance to BFI Southbank is on Theatre Avenue – walk past BFI Southbank and go round the building to the right, the main entrance is on your right.

By car

Parking is available under the National Theatre (offer Upper Ground), under the Hayward Gallery or in front of the Shell Centre. The Congestion Charge applies.

By train/underground

The nearest underground stations are Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (Circle and District lines). The nearest main line rail stations are Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross.

Planning your journey

Use Transport for London’s (TFL) Journey Planner service and live travel news


How do I register on the day?

Registration will be held in the morning at the Film Hub South East desk outside the Blue Room at BFI Southbank (go up the stairs next to the box office and turn right). You will be issued with a badge which is your entry pass into 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 rough timings are likely to be approx. 9.45am to 5.30pm (followed by drinks).

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?

Screenings will be held in NFT2, NFT3 and the Studio at BFI Southbank.

Do I need to bring refreshments?

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

How accessible is BFI Southbank?

The main BFI Southbank foyer and box office entrance is on Theatre Avenue, by the National Theatre at street level.  There are stairs and a wheelchair accessible lift to gain access to the main foyer.  For full details on the accessibility of the BFI Southbank building please click here.

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

Terms and conditions

The Film Hub South East Members Forum is an industry event for staff of member exhibitors based in the South East region (as defined by the BFI). If you’re not yet a Film Hub South East member, you can apply here.

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