Running from October to December 2022, IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS will be a major UK-wide film and events season, charting how the monsters of horror have evolved, made physical the anxieties of their times, and how we react when faced with the monster within.

We invite cinemas, festivals and multi arts & media organisations to present in-venue and hybrid seasons, events and screenings that celebrate this experimental and experiential genre.

Before you apply, please read our creative brief and funding guidelines carefully, available to download at the bottom of this page.

Please note:
You need to be a hub member in order to apply for our funding. Not a member? Get in touch with your regional hub for more information on how to become a member.

KEY INFORMATION

Applications Open: 21 June 2022
Applications Close: 29 July 2022
Decisions made: w/c 15 August 2022
Season takes place: 1 October - 31 December 2022.

FUNDING

Total award available: £125,000

Organisations can apply for up to £15,000 to support small, medium and large scale special curated events and enhanced screenings, as well as marketing and event costs as part of the season.

Single screening support for up to £500 is also available. Applications for screening support will be assessed on a rolling basis until 1st December 2022. After this date we won’t be accepting any further screening support applications.

ICO Touring Menu

Major Programmes is pleased to be commissioning the ICO touring menu for IN DREAMS ARE MONSTERS. 6 films with subsidised minimum guarantees, reflecting the BFI Southbank programme, will be available to book for your venue. The titles will be announced early July on our website. If you are interested in taking part, get in touch with ICO Projects and Business Manager Duncan Carson at duncan.carson@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

BFI Programme

The BFI will announce the programme for the season, including the BFI Southbank programme of films, discussions, and immersive events, BFI Distribution titles, confirmed UK-wide events and much more soon. For more information about the BFI programme, check our creative brief below.

HOW TO APPLY

Below you will find an Expression of Interest form (EOI) for up to £15,000, and a form for Screening Support for up to £500, as well as a budget template.

Please fill out the form, and send your completed budget using the template to blockbuster@filmhubmidlands.org.

Please note:
The budget form is required for both EOI and Screening Support applications. We advise you to refer to the budget guidance document before filling out your budget.

The first page of each form summarises all the questions you will be asked, so you can read those before applying. Please make sure to fill out and submit the appropriate form.

If you have any questions or need any support with filling out the form, please contact Major Programmes Manager Manon Euler at manon@filmhubmidlands.org