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.
Cine North in Yorkshire is delivered by the National Media Museum in Bradford, with the support of Blaize. Cine North in Cumbria is delivered by the National Media Museum in partnership with Eden Arts and Arts Out West. Cine North strategic partner of Film Hub North, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, supported by Lottery Funding through BFI Neighbourhood Cinema. The project in Cumbria has additional support from Eden District Council and The Copeland Community Fund.
The National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, opened in 1983, and has since become one of the most visited UK museums outside London. It explores the science, technology and art of the still and moving image, and its impact on our lives; drawing from more than 3.5 million objects in its National Photography, Television and Cinematography Collections. The Museum creates special exhibitions, interactive galleries and activities for families and adults, and is home to three cinemas, including Europe’s first IMAX cinema screen and the world’s only public Cinerama screen outside the USA. Entry to the Museum is free. www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk
Eden Arts is one of the North’s leading artist-led organisations. Based in Cumbria, Eden Arts has been operating for over 20 years and creates projects around mass participation, local distinctiveness and digital engagement. www.edenarts.co.uk
Arts Out West tours high quality professional shows into village and community halls across West Cumbria. It was formed in 1999 and stages performances in village halls and arts centres from Furness to the Solway. Arts Out West operates out of the Kirkgate Arts Centre in Cockermouth. www.artsoutwest.com
Film Hub North works in Cumbria, Yorkshire, County Durham, Northumberland, and Tyne & Wear to support a vibrant and self-sustaining exhibition sector. Film Hub North is supported by the BFI through Lottery funding to create opportunities for people to engage with British and specialised cinema. We endeavour to promote and develop a diverse range of exhibition activity across our region. We are committed to linking cinemas, festivals and those working in the exhibition sector to form a cohesive and thriving interconnected exhibitor network.
FHN facilitates national partnerships and create opportunities for organisations to engage with audiences on a national level. Alongside financial support for audience development they open up opportunities for individuals to grow within the industry and encourage personal development through bursaries and bespoke training for Hub members.
Film Hub North is led by Showroom Workstation Sheffield and proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network. Film Hub North covers Cumbria, Yorkshire, Country Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear.
Showroom Workstation based in Sheffield is an internationally significant cultural centre and hub for the region and a treasured independent cinema. Showroom is celebrating 20 years since its doors opened in 2015; it is one of the largest independent cinemas in Europe with four luxury auditoria, education and conferencing spaces and a Café Bar. It presents a lively programme of films, many with Q + A’s from around the world and regularly hosts festivals, including Sheffield Doc/Fest. The Workstation is a hothouse for the creative industries sector, with over 60 tenant companies working with clients in the region, the UK and beyond.
The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) is a major initiative that goes to the heart of the BFI’s vision and audience development strategy to help put film at the centre of UK cultural life, as set out in the BFI’s Film Forever five-year plan. FHN Letter of Offer and Investment Contract Page 7 of 11
The BFI is investing up to £8.7 million over four years (2013-2017) through partnerships with nine Film Hubs, which drive audience engagement locally. The Film Hubs work together with the BFI at a UK-wide level to grow audiences for British independent and specialised film. They currently comprise: Broadway, Nottingham and Cambridge Film Trust; Chapter, Cardiff; HOME, Manchester; Film London; Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast; Regional Screen Scotland; The University of Brighton; Showroom Sheffield; and Watershed, Bristol. These organisations and their partners form the BFI FAN.
The BFI FAN is also investing in targeted training and programming activity, in support for the non-theatrical sector as well as improving access to cinema for people with hearing or sight loss, through strategic partners including the Independent Cinema Office, Cinema for All and Your Local Cinema.com
If you want to set up your own Cine North venue, get in touch with us – new venues and promoters are always welcome!