We're excited to announce that our Film Exhibition Fund and Pitch Pots 2024 are now open and available for Film Hub Members to apply.

We want to create opportunities for audiences across the Midlands to engage with the widest range of film, in as many places as possible. We would love to see fresh new ideas, in areas with little to no film exhibition activity and encourage new members to apply.

The Film Exhibition Fund and Pitch Pots aim to champion the independent film exhibition sector and support the development of cultural organisations across the Midlands.

As part of Film Audience Network, Film Hub Midlands has been awarded funding from the BFI National Lottery. This funding will be used to share with exhibitors with the intention to reach a broad range of audiences with opportunities to experience independent UK and international film titles and to deliver against the set priorities  within the BFI's Screen Culture 2033 strategy.

Not yet a Film Hub Member? Look here to find out how to join

Key information at a glance:

View the individual Film Exhibition Fund and Pitch Pots dedicated pages for more information.

Film Exhibition Fund

Financial support: up to £10,000


First Round:

Applications open: Monday 12 February 2024

Deadline for proposals: Friday 8 March 2024

Financial support confirmed from: April 2024

Activity window: from May 2024

Second Round:

Applications open: July 2024

Activity window:  From October 2024

Pitch Pots 

Activity window: From April 2024 - 31 March 2025

Pitch Pots are available on a rolling deadline until depleted

The Film Hub team are available for one-to-one general support and advice with your application. Get in touch -  hello@filmhubmidlands.org

How To Apply

Take a look through the guidelines and budget templates provided below before filling out the individual funding forms and look back at previous examples of film exhibition we have funded for inspiration.

Film Exhibition Fund

Film Exhibition Fund Proposal Form

Read the guidelines

Read the budget guidance

Find out more about previous projects supported through the Film Exhibition Fund

Pitch Pots 

View the guidelines

Pitch Pots Proposal Form

Read more about supported Pitch Pots