We will be at the Scalarama event I WANT TO BE A CINEMA on Saturday 11 April talking about FHSE membership. So if you are a cinema exhibitor and want to find out about travel and training bursaries and other support that the Hub can offer, come along and say hello!

With nearly 500 screenings last year, Scalarama is the UK’s biggest alternative film season celebrating cinema every September. As part of Seaside Celluloid (a collaboration between Bijou Electric Empire Forever and Emporium), come along to this special session to find out more about the season opportunities and how to put on a screening as part of the South East regional group. The afternoon will feature ‘everything you wanted to know about Scalarama, but were afraid to ask’, an overview of last year’s Scalarama, discussion about this year’s season, plus a special ‘Film Jam’ mini-screening event from local exhibitors. Free to attend, but please register in advance here 


11 APRIL 2015
12:00PM – 3:00PM
Emporium, 88 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JF

Technical Ambassadors [TAs] are on call now!

Wherever your venue, whatever its size, a site visit from a Technical Ambassador will help with your technical issues.

Technical Skills for Digital Exhibition provides bespoke, in-person, affordable technical advice and assistance to independent exhibitors of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re hoping to develop an additional screen at your mixed arts venue, or looking to maximise the potential of your film society’s blu-ray set-up, Technical Skills for Digital Exhibition can help you to affordably achieve your goals.

Technical issues being solved right now…
Site visits are taking place across the UK, from Cornwall to Orkney, with TAs tackling issues such as acquiring and installing DCI compliant equipment; making the most of a DVD system for a remote film society; and what kit is most appropriate for a touring cinema.

TA site visits are only available until February 2015…
If you have any questions or queries about the programme, email jon.spatz@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk or call 020 7079 0474.

This Way Up: Exhibition Innovation

This Way Up: Exhibition Innovation – register for your pass now!

Film Hubs North, North West Central and Scotland are delighted to announce working together over the next three years to produce This Way Up: Exhibition Innovation, the first-ever annual event focusing on film exhibition.

The 2014 edition will take place at Tyneside Cinema on 2-3 December, and feature industry speakers and a programme of events designed to offer the nationwide exhibition sector a new platform for ideas, collaborations, networking and discussion.

Delegate passes cost £50 and are available now. https://billetto.co.uk/thiswayup

Bursaries to support pass, travel and accommodation costs are available to members of the BFI Film Audience Network. Please take a look at applying for a travel and training bursary if you would like to attend this event: https://filmhubse.org/training-and-travel-bursaries/

LFF Discounted Accreditation for FHSE Members

Our lovely friends at London Film Festival are offering Film Hub South East Members discounted accreditation at a reduced rate of £80 (inc VAT); normally worth £114!

Film Hub South East members should contact Filmhubse@brighton.ac.uk for more information on how to receive this. Accreditation is already open so don’t waste any time emailing us!

Members will need to apply, have their application assessed by LFF and then they will send out a payment form. Unfortunately they are not able to offer a discount on Premium Accreditation.

Accreditation info on the website: http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/delegates

Industry Professional Delegate Package:
·         Access to Press & Industry Screenings before the Festival (22 Sept – 8 Oct at BFI Southbank)
·         Access to Press & Industry Screenings during the Festival (expanded programme runs from 9 – 17 Oct at Odeon Covent Garden)
·         Access to Buyer & Seller Screenings (13 – 17 Oct at the BFI Stephen Street Screening Rooms)*
·         Industry events and networking
·         Access to the new Delegate Centre, located at the BFI’s Stephen Street headquarters in London’s West End
·         Use of the new online Digital Viewing Library
·         Use of the new digital Delegate Viewing Library stations in the Delegate Centre
·         Access to West End Festival Hub including networking activities, drinks and receptions
·         Printed Industry Guide
·         Festival Delegate bag





Date: Thursday 25 September
Leigh Rd, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE

FREE Lunch included

In partnership with Eastleigh Film Festival, Film Hub South East invites you to an Industry day and opportunity to listen to experts from the Cinema Exhibition and Distribution sector about their specialisms and discuss how films are brought to market.

Panelists include

Jason Wood – Director of Programming for Curzon Film; Jo Blair, Senior Programmer Picturehouse Cinemas; Tom Abell, Chairman of Peccadillo Pictures; Tara Barnett, Sales Executive at 20th Century Fox.

FHSE Programme

11am                        Feature Film JIMI: All is by my Side
1pm                          Lunch in the Cafe (FREE)
2pm                          Jon Barrenechea gives Film Hub South East development update
3pm                          Distributors Panel: Tom Abell & Ollie Charles Pecadillo Pictures, Tara Barnett 20      Century Fox, Nathan Gilligan Soda Pictures

4.15                          Networking Drinks in the Atrium

6pm                          Eastleigh Panel discussion and Eastleigh short film awards (remember to sign-up)

7.30pm                        UK premiere of Ego, directed by Lisa James-Larsson (remember to sign-up) 

Places are FREE. To book a place visit 

Members are also welcome to attend Eastleigh’s Industry Day events. An ideal opportunity for aspiring filmmakers, Eastleigh have brought together a panel of experts from various strands of the movie-making world. The day will offer a wide range of free continuing professional development workshops as well as networking opportunities, an insightful panel discussion, screenings of the Eastleigh Film Festival short film competition-winners and the UK premiere of Lisa James-Larsson’s romantic-comedy Ego.

Hub Members sill need to book onto the Eastleigh events individually including the Panel Discussion, short film awards and screening of Ego. For more details and to book places visit http://eastleighfilmfestival.com/industry-day

Eastleigh Industry Day

Eastleigh Industry Day

Thursday 25 September 2014

The Point theatre in Eastleigh will be the host venue for the first ever Eastleigh Film Festival Industry Day on Thursday 25th September. An ideal opportunity for aspiring filmmakers, Industry Day will bring together a panel of experts from various strands of the movie-making world. Film Hub South East will be joining in the fun at the Eastliegh Industry Day. Watch this space for the programme and our exciting line up.

The day will offer a wide range of free continuing professional development workshops as well as networking opportunities, an insightful panel discussion, screenings of the Eastleigh Film Festival short film competition-winners and the UK premiere of Lisa James-Larsson’s romantic-comedy Ego.

Early Bird Tickets available for Community Cinema Conference

National Conference of Community Cinemas
27 – 28 September at Showroom Workstation, Sheffield

Early bird discounted tickets for National Conference of Community Cinemas, held by Cinema For All (27-28 September at the Showroom Workstation, Sheffield), are now available. Book before 31 July to get £10 off the price of a weekend pass (£53 members/ associates, £63 affiliates/ non-members). Full details on prices are on the Eventbrite page and day passes are also available.

The National Conference for Community Cinemas is the UK’s largest annual gathering of film societies, community cinemas, village screens and film clubs. It is a weekend celebrating volunteer-led cinema and includes 6 exclusive preview screenings with Q&As, Panel sessions and workshops with sector experts, networking opportunities, the Cinema For All AGM plus the 45th Film Society of the Year Awards and celebratory party.

Film Hub South East members can apply for Training & Travel bursaries to attend this conference to help cover fees, travel and accomodation costs. More information on Training & Travel Bursaries.

Advice Surgeries – Bookings Now Open

28 JULY – 1 AUGUST 2014
Available by phone, skype or in person

Film Hub South East Advice Surgeries are now open for bookings. These have been launched to  coincide with the round of the Film Hub South East Programme Awards.

All FHSE members will be able to have the opportunity to meet in person, skype or talk on the phone with a member of the Management Board.

Advice surgeries are open for all Film Hub South East members to discuss issues that may be affecting their organisation:

  • funding applications
  • programming and curatorial issues
  • digital tools
  • legal and business planning
  • project management
  • event planning and management
  • licensing
  • technical advice

For more information on advice surgeries and how to book click here


Guiding Lights participants announced

Lighthouse, Creative Skillset, and Film Hub South East announce candidates selected for Guiding Lights 2014

Guiding Lights, the UK film industry’s leading mentoring scheme, has announced the names of the 15 directors, writers, producers and exhibitors selected for the 2014 scheme.

This year Film Hub South East has partnered with the programme to support the participation of three exhibition professionals from the South East. We are delighted to announce that the succesful exhibition applicants for this year are:
Jonathan Hyde, Eyes Wide Open Cinema
David Parker, Oska Bright
Rebecca Marshall, The Electric Palace Cinema Continue reading