The Show Fund is currently closed for applications, and will reopen in Spring 2020.

Our vision is to inspire a new generation by presenting film and film culture in new ways which make it an essential and compelling part of learning, understanding, and valuing ourselves and the communities in which we live.

The Show Fund is our largest open fund, and is for film exhibition projects that support our priorities. It is open to all film exhibitors, from full time cinemas, film festivals, and community groups.

If you are in the business of showing films, and would like support to expand your programme and audience, or have an ambitious project you would like to get off the ground - please submit an Expression of Interest.

In particular reflecting our priorities, we are especially keen to work with organisations who want to reach young audiences, and or those from BAMER communities, those who identify as LGBTQ+, those with access needs, or who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We're also keen to invest in Lincolnshire and Staffordshire, and would welcome projects to reach audiences in those areas.

Read the guidelines and download the Expression of Interest template below.

You must be a member of Film Hub Midlands to receive our support, you can register now.

Past Projects


Wellington Orbit

Wellington Orbit received support from the SHOW Fund to support a wide range of films available at their new cinema in Shropshire.

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CineQ Queer Film Festival

CineQ Brum received support from the SHOW fund to support their new festival, putting the focus on new stories, and QTIPOC (Queer Trans and Intersex People of Colour) perspectives.

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Phoenix VR

Leicester’s Phoenix received support from the SHOW Fund to become one of the first UK cinemas to screen Virtual Reality films as part of its regular cinema programme.

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