BFI Japan comes to big screens UK-wide this Autumn

The BFI today announces highlights of the UK-wide programme for BFI JAPAN 2021: 100 YEARS OF JAPANESE CINEMA, coming to cinemas from October – December…

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Seven Samurai

Japan 2021 opens for applications

A UK-wide season of Japanese cinema, from early silents to contemporary innovation, and everything in between. Led by BFI in partnership with BFI FAN.

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Film Feels Hopeful now open for applications

Film Feels returns for 2021, once again celebrating films’ unique ability to transport us, to illuminate ideas, and to spark a conversation.

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Inclusive Cinema tasks cinemas to take anti-racist action with launch of new toolkit

11th January 2021

The BFI Film Audience Network’s Inclusive Cinema has launched a practical guide for improving the cinema experiences of ethnically diverse audiences, and staff, which challenges…

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Inside the small boutique Northern Light Cinema, bright comfortable sofas and cushions

Two hundred independent cinemas supported through the Culture Recovery Fund this Christmas

Cinemas will be able to apply for another £14 million in grants in the new year as part of the second round of the Culture…

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This Way Up 2020 Programme is live

25th November 2020

Culture, Community, Accountability, Resilience are Key Themes of the UK’s annual film exhibition conference.

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42 cinemas to share £650,000 in first awards from the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas

Cinemas across England to benefit in first allocations of government’s £30 million fund for independent cinemas, with more venues to receive cash in coming weeks.

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Film Exhibition Fund Launches

17th August 2020

BFI FAN announces new Film Exhibition Fund to bring UK audiences back to communal film experiences.

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DCMS £1.57 Billion package for the cultural sector

6th July 2020

Support was announced from DCMS to the cultural, arts, and heritages sectors, including independent cinemas.

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UK Cinema Association Publishes Staff and Customer Safety Guidelines

25th June 2020

Cinemas – keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19

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BFI FAN Resilience Fund Awards Announced

Emergency Funding to help independent exhibitors survive ongoing venue shutdown,

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BFI FAN COVID-19 Resilience Fund

The BFI has announced a programme of support worth £4.6m to aid the UK film sector, which has been badly affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

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