Cine North aims to improve access to cinema in isolated rural and hard to reach urban areas of the North of England by bringing a high quality digital cinema experience to audiences underserved by cinema provision.

We offer community venues and individuals in Yorkshire and Cumbria a tailored package of training, technical advice, screening equipment, programming and promotional support, enabling them to screen a diverse cinema programme, chosen by and presented in partnership with local audiences. 

From village halls to stately homes, festivals and arts centres, we work with partners and venues to screen a rich programme of cinema, from the latest homegrown independent films, to silver screen classics, arthouse favourites, Hollywood hits, world cinema gems and films for younger audiences.

Our Partners

Cine North is delivered by National Media Museum in Bradford (where the Project Manager is based) in partnership with Blaize Community Arts (Yorkshire), Signal Film & Media (South Cumbria) and Arts Out West (West Cumbria), with support from Film Hub North and Lottery Funding through The BFI Neighbourhood Fund. Cine North is a strategic partner of Film Hub North, part of the BFI Audience Network.

Film Hub North

Film Hub North is part of the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN). The ambition of Film Forever, the BFI’s plan for 2012-17, is to encourage people to build a lifelong relationship with film, to help build audiences for a broader range of films across all platforms and ensure that film culture can be accessed and enjoyed by everyone across the UK. FAN is at the heart of this; a network coalition of organisations across the UK that will work together to extend film choice, increase and broaden film audiences, and enhance opportunities for audiences to engage with and learn about film.

Film Hub North is a network of cinemas, cross arts venues, festivals and those working in the exhibition sector in our region that share a commitment to enhancing the opportunities for people to engage with world cinema in all its diversity and to developing the cinema sector across the regions and beyond.

The region covered by Film Hub North is Cumbria, Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. Film Hub North is led by Showroom Workstation. http://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/info/filmhubnorth

National Media Museum

The National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, opened as the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford in 1983, with a remit to explore the art and science of the image and image-making, and has since become one of the most visited UK museums outside London. The National Media Museum aims to be the best museum in the world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media. It holds and cares for the National Photography, Television, Cinematography, and New Media Collections, containing many iconic and unique objects relating to the history and development of these subjects. www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk.


Blaize is Cine North's key local delivery partner in Yorkshire and West Cumbria. Blaize is a community arts and social enterprise company working primarily in rural areas; their work involves drama, dance, music, digital and visual arts. We work at the forefront of community arts and small-scale touring theatre.  We provide an extensive range of participatory projects and practical arts workshops for all age groups and abilities and tour throughout the country. The company was established in 1980 and is a regularly funded organisation of the Arts Council England, Yorkshire in recognition of their key strategic role in developing rural arts in the region. The company is also supported by North Yorkshire County Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and receives project funding for individual programmes of work.  www.blaize.uk.net


The BFI (British Film Institute) is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by. Established in 1933, the BFI runs a range of activities and services.

  • Connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema
  • Preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for today and future generations
  • Investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work
  • Promoting British film and talent to the world 
  • Growing the next generation of filmmakers and audiences

Visit The BFI online www.bfi.org.uk 

Signal Film & Media

Signal Film & Media is Cine North's delivery partner in South Cumbria. is an award-winning charity, which provides specialist creative film and digital media access from a dedicated base in Barrow-in-Furness. Since 2001 their team has provided a unique resource for people of all ages and backgrounds to access free facilities, professional tutoring and hands-on experience in creative digital media. They provide a welcoming and inclusive setting that supports participants to develop skills and flourish. They are housed in Barrow’s Cooke’s Studios, a new £2m creative media centre, where our facilities include edit suites, training rooms and a 60-seat cinema.Signal Film & Media  provide residencies for visiting artists to produce new work through access to studio space in the brand new Cookes Studios arts facility.

Their arts education programme engages local audiences and participants, whilst their mentoring scheme supports the development of emerging local talent. Regular events with guest artists and filmmakers provide a forum for discussion, broadening engagement with diverse work and supporting development of a vibrant film and arts culture in the area.

Signal Film & Media is a selected provider of the British Film Institute’s national Film Academy and as an artist-led company has a substantial track record of producing award-winning films for exhibition, broadcast and the commercial sector. http://www.signalfilmandmedia.co.uk/about/

Arts Out West 

Arts Out West is Cine North's key local delivery partner in West Cumbria. Arts Out West tours high quality professional shows into village and community halls across West Cumbria. You can always be sure of a warm welcome from their local promoters who choose, promote and manage the events. As much a social occasion as a performance, a good night out is had by all!

Arts Out West was formed in 1999. It has a part time manager, Caroline Aston, and a part time administrator, Jocelyn West. Caroline and Jocelyn work from the Kirkgate Arts Centre in Cockermouth. Arts Out West is part of Kirkgate Arts, a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, which also manages the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth. Arts Out West works in partnership with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme (www.highlightsnorth.co.uk) and Cine North to deliver a collaborative programme of events across Cumbria. Arts Out West is one of about thirty similar schemes in the UK, and is a member of the National Rural Touring Forum. http://www.artsoutwest.com/

Local Partners

Cine North also works with a number of local partners to help us bring cinema into the heart of rural communities across North Yorkshire. These include:

  • Screenwaves
  • Northallerton Rotary
  • Selby Globe
  • Selby Town Council
  • Hambleton District Council
  • Galtres Centre, Easingwold
  • Helmsley Arts Centre
  • Yorkshire Film Archive

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Contact us

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