We're delighted to support ten new projects in the Midlands, who are crucial to the fabric of our independent sector.

Supported by National Lottery funding, The BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund aims to support cinemas, arts centres, festivals and community groups looking to deliver a broad range of cultural programming and reconnect with audiences.

The Film Exhibition Fund will reopen for support in Spring 2022.

Supported Organisations

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Northampton Film Festival 2022: Know Your Place

Gets people together in Northampton town centre to watch locally-connected films to inspire local young people and boost a sense of identity for their town.


Street Art Film Season, Graffwerk Leicester

A winter season of independent documentary films around different aspects of street art culture that opens with the Martha Cooper documentary “A Picture Story”.


Winter at MAC, MAC Birmingham

Across over 80 screenings per month, MAC will continue to take risks with special events, unique seasons, and a range of diverse titles.


Shockwaves: The Best Emerging Filmmakers from Around the World, Northampton Filmhouse

Shockwaves is a dynamic season of films and events celebrating the best in emerging filmmaking talent from around the world. The season will continue to showcase exciting debut fiction and documentary films from diverse filmmakers.

Big Picture Festival

Big Picture Show 2021, Live and Local

Support for the third year of the festival in Warwick, which will be screening from November 27 to December 5.


Disability Film Festival 2021, MLWC SPARC

A festival in Malvern to showcase the representation of disability in film over the last 20 years. An opportunity to engage with a diverse slate of films and engage in discussion about how disability is represented.


Made in Wales, KinoKulture

Hosting a ‘Made in Wales’ season to entice audiences from just across the border.


The British Loft Film Awards, The Loft Cinema

The British Loft Film Awards in Hereford – featuring an Independent British film every fortnight with discussion afterwards.


Reels on Wheels

Supporting the continuation of Reels on Wheels, who have been providing a Mobile Cinema Service for over 30 years, bringing the latest movies to Village Halls and Community Groups.

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The Film Exhibition Fund aims to help the independent film exhibition sector and support the development of cultural organisations across the Midlands.

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Film Exhibition Fund Awards Announced

14th December 2020

Over 140 film exhibitors around the UK have received a share of £759,159 to boost cultural programming and activities to engage diverse audiences as lockdown…

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Film Exhibition Fund Support Announced

5th July 2021

We're delighted to support seven new exhibition projects in the Midlands.

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