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BFI Film Hub

Film Hub North West Central is part of a UK-wide network of Hubs which aims to bring film to UK audiences in new and exciting ways. HOME leads the Film Hub North West Central covering Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire.

HOME is delighted to be one of the Hub Lead Organisations for the groundbreaking new deal for UK audiences, the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN). We are working with the BFI and regional partners to bring more specialised and independent British film to UK audiences in new and exciting ways.

As outlined in Film Forever, the BFI’s plan for 2012-2017, the FAN ambition is to encourage people to build a lifelong relationship with film, to help build audiences for a broader range of films across all platforms and ensure that film culture can be accessed and enjoyed by everyone across the UK.

The Film Hubs work collaboratively with partner organisations in their local areas and, together with the BFI, form a new Film Audience Network strategic leadership group to ensure a joined-up UK-wide approach. The Hub Lead Organisations across the UK collectively receive BFI lottery funding of up to £7.5m over four years (2013-17) to bring new film experiences to UK audiences, no matter where they live.

The BFI FAN funding is used to support a range of audience development activities at a local, regional and cross-regional level, and the network supports major national celebrations of cinema across each of the Film Hub regions, with the ambition to stage some simultaneously. Film Hub activity is tailored to local audiences and geography, and includes support for touring and archive programmes; pop-ups and live events; projects aimed at engaging the next generation of film fans and sector led skills training in areas such as programming, marketing, fundraising and technical delivery.

For more information visit: http://filmhubnwc.org