The BFI is at the heart of film in the UK with a network of partners and alliances, filmmakers and audiences, educators and learners that together create an environment where film and the moving image can flourish both culturally and economically.
The BFI’s direction is informed through regular consultations, including nine roadshows across the UK this summer and an online consultation to help them set their strategy for 2017-2022. The Newcastle roadshow will take place on Thursday 30 June.
Their current plan Film Forever comes to an end in March 2017 and as they develop their priorities for the new strategy they want to hear how they can support your work, what issues and priorities are important to you and how the BFI can make a difference.
At the consultation events you can meet the BFI teams working on the plan and discuss the core elements and themes that underpin our work. In Film Forever, BFI activity was focussed around three strategic priorities:
These core priorities will remain, but the themes and ideas that support them may be different. BFI wants to hear your views on what is important now.
This roadshow is your chance to be part of the debate and make sure you let the BFI have your views. Everyone is welcome but places are limited so please book early.
Joining in the debate: how the roadshows work
At each roadshow there will be a brief overview of what we have been doing as part of Film Forever along with a national or regional snapshot of our local activity and support. This will be followed by a general panel and audience discussion centred on the key themes noted above, your priorities and how you want the BFI to make a difference. You will then have a choice to explore key priorities in greater detail through a choice of two of the following workshops:
When: Thursday 30 June, 12.30pm – 5.00pm
Where: Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6QG
Please click here to register.