PROVIDING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW FILM SOCIETIES AND COMMUNITY SCREENING GROUPS
Filmbankmedia is committed to supporting film societies and community screening groups to make a real impact within their community through the medium of film.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Filmbankmedia Innovation Fund, providing funding opportunities for two newly-established organisations. The idea is to encourage film societies and community screening groups to deliver initiatives that secure the growth of their organisation.
ENGAGING LOCAL COMMUNITIES
All film societies and community screening groups wishing to apply to the Innovation Fund will be asked to submit a proposal of how they would use the funding to affect real engagement within their community.
Examples of how the Fund could be used may include special film screening programmes for seniors or youth groups; launching film workshops; for screening equipment; delivering a marketing initiative or to implement educational programmes in local schools.
A panel of independent judges will review each submission and determine the Primary and Secondary Recipients of the Innovation Fund, which will be awarded at the Cinema For All Conference in November 2016.
WHO CAN APPLY?
The Filmbankmedia Innovation Fund is available to film societies or community screening groups which have been registered as a charity or not-for-profit organisation in the UK for more than six months and less than 36 months from 1 April 2016.
Film societies and community screening groups must be run by volunteers only and able to demonstrate a commitment to screening a diverse range of programming from Hollywood, independent and foreign distributors.