Film Hub South West & West Midlands, one of nine lead partners in BFI’s Film Audience Network, has awarded funding of £90,000 to support 12 projects bringing new film activities and experiences to local and regional audiences across the region including Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.
Were you one of the over 4,000 players who struck up a conversation with a lamp post, phone box, bus stop or Gromit in Bristol with their phones last summer? Hello Lamp Post was the first winner of our Playable City Award and we’ve just announced the eight shortlisted projects for this year – now it’s over to you for your comments on more fun and games.
The day has finally come... we have successfully installed our new Box Office system which is good news for you - it will be quicker, smoother, and the online booking system will be far easier to use. If you are a Loyalty Card holder, you will now be able to automatically add loyalty points to your account when you book online (and redeem them too!).
Last week we hosted a special showcase of four short films made by BFI Film Academy Bristol participants. The event brought the three-month course to a close for this year's group of talented and ambitious 16 - 19 year olds who have worked with Watershed and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to learn about what it's like to work in film.
We're delighted that Neil Brand, long-term Watershed and Slapstick collaborator, will be here on Sunday to introduce this one-off marathon screening of his popular three-part series The Sound of Cinema - The Music that Made the Movies, made for the BBC, which celebrates the art of the cinema soundtrack.
We are excited to announce that Interface is coming to Bristol, and you can apply now to participate in this fantastic event. Conceived by Shakespeare’s Globe as a space for discovering talent and forging links between large cultural institutions and young ambitious digital companies, the event is a great opportunity to share ideas and network with the cultural sectors leading digital commissioners.