Help shape the future direction for film in the UK
As you may have seen, the BFI has launched a public consultation to help shape its new five-year strategy for film, TV and the moving image (2017-2022). If you’ve been unable to get to a roadshow, you can now respond to the consultation online.
As a recipient of BFI funding, Cinema For All would like to encourage our members to join in the consultation and continue to push for opportunities for the community cinema sector. Cinema For All Chief Executive Deborah Parker says,
“The BFI have launched a new consultation to gather feedback to help shape their investment plans for 2017-2022. It is crucial that as many voices as possible from the film society and community cinema sector are heard, so that these plans provide the right opportunities for volunteer-led groups across the UK and deliver a strong mechanism to support Cinema For All to continue the important work we’ve been doing to grow and develop the sector as a Strategic Partner. We’ve been working hard over the past few years, supporting not only the BFI’s Film Audience Network, but the Neighbourhood Cinema Fund, as well as developing our offer to the whole community cinema sector. The support we’ve received from the BFI’s last plan, Film Forever, has enabled us to provide new opportunities such as Information Days, dedicated technical and equipment advice, buy new sets of equipment for low-cost hire, including induction loops to improve accessibility, deliver conference workshops, develop new member resources and partnerships, such as with Action on Hearing Loss, as well as offer opportunities such programming pilots and academic speakers to name just a few. And there’s even more planned for this year. This is an exciting time of growth for our amazing sector: let’s work together to make the future even brighter. Please add your voice to the consultation.”
Have your say online (consultation closes 8 September 2016).