Film Hubs North, North West Central and Scotland have combined forces to produce This Way Up: Exhibition Innovation, the first-ever annual event focusing on film exhibition. This Way Up promises to become a destination event on film exhibition forging new partnerships, tackling industry issues and attracting new sector investment. Delegates will hear from high profile industry speakers, develop funding proposals and make valuable career connections.
The 2014 edition will take place at Tyneside Cinema on 2-3 December, and will feature industry speakers and a programme of events designed to offer the nationwide exhibition sector a new platform for ideas, collaborations, networking and discussion. In 2015 HOME, Manchester's new multi-plartform centre will pick up the reins, followed by a Scottish host to be announced for 2016.
A key part of This Way Up is the launch of the Exhibition Innovation Fund, worth a total of £50,000, open to members from Film Hubs North, North West Central and Scotland. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a live pitch and up to three projects will be awarded investment to build and develop audiences for specialised and independent British film across the geographical reach of the three Hubs. The deadline for applications to the Exhibition Innovation Fund is Friday 14 November.
When: Tues 02 - Wed 03 Dec
Where: Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG
Delegate passes cost £50 and are available now. Bursaries to support pass, travel and accommodation costs are available to members of the BFI Film Audience Network. For info on bursaries from Film Hub North please click here.