Exhibitors' Days Fri 23 - Sat 24

Film Hub Scotland @ GFF18

Our Film Hub Scotland Exhibitor Days will take place at the Glasgow Film Festival on 23 & 24 February 2018.

We’re thrilled to be back at the Glasgow Film Festival with an expanded two-day event for our members and exhibitors of all shapes and sizes. We’ve created two days of activities designed to bring together members to learn about, share and feedback on key priorities for exhibitors in Scotland.

On day one we’ll start the day by sharing our plans for the next four years and hearing your feedback. They’ll be a networking lunch for members to meet, talk and share followed in the afternoon by sessions on engaging 16-25 year olds, marketing and inclusion, offering practical advice with the opportunity to ask questions and share your own experiences. We’ll end the day with a Pitch session, where members and partners will give short and sweet presentations about upcoming opportunities, before having a few wee drinks and a blether.

On day two we’ll be building on last year’s event; bringing producers to showcase some of the best new Scottish work coming to cinemas and festivals in the near future followed by two screenings; an exclusive preview of an upcoming Scottish film and the latest BFI Film Audience Network New Release Strategy title.

Timings and speakers are subject to change, please keep checking here for the latest updates. 

FHS Members must sign up for an Exhibitors’ Days Pass (free).

To sign up for the two days of events you must be a Film Hub Scotland member (or a member of any of the other FAN hubs). Membership is free and if you are interested to join, please contact ana@filmhubscotland.com


DAY 1- Friday 23 February

Time: 10.30 – 19.00

Venue: Network Bar, 29 Glasgow, 29 Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AJ (map: https://goo.gl/maps/Yr6ACCKZPnr)

10.30 - 11.00

Arrival, registration, tea and coffee, networking

11.00 - 11.05

Intro - Denise Mina, Chair of Glasgow Film

11.05 - 11.15

Film Audiences Network - Key Stats 

Sambrooke Scott, FHS Manager

11.15 - 12.30

Film Hub Scotland strategy 2018-22

Jaki McDougall, Chief Executive of Glasgow Film

Film Hub Scotland membership changes Sambrooke Scott Followed by Q&A

12.30 - 13.30

Lunch - provided by FHS

This is an opportunity for discussion between members and for us to get your feedback and questions via cards/post-it notes

13.30 - 14.00

Further Q&A and feedback on questions raised during lunch.

14.00 - 15.00

Building Future Audiences Today

As screens proliferate and attention is increasingly drawn by social media and on-demand entertainment we look at two projects that have engaged young people in very different ways; Melissa Gueneau, Marketing, Communications and Press Coordinator at Broadway in Nottingham, will talk about their under-25 scheme which lead to a substantial increase in young people attending the cinema and Tiffany Holmes, Hub Coordinator at Film Hub South West, will introduce MyFlatpack, an initiative which invites young film and media enthusiasts to explore the film festival experience, develop their networks and pick up practical skills.

15.00 - 15.30

Practical Steps to Inclusion

Helen Wright is Development Coordinator at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) - an innovative LGBTQ+ film exhibitor and producer of inclusive and accessible cinema. Helen will take us through some simple actions and practical considerations, answering your questions about how to remove barriers and be a more inclusive film exhibitor. 

15.30 - 16.00

Tea & Coffee

16.00 - 16.30

Engaging Audiences Through Digital Marketing   

In this session, Rebecca Thompson will outline some tips for identifying potential audiences for film, and engaging those audiences through innovative digital media practices, and answer questions about how to ramp up your community engagement. Rebecca is Business Development Manager for FOCUS, as well as the director and founder of Hot Tap Media and Social Screen.

16.30 - 17.30

FHS Members Pitches

Selected FHS members will present on a particular activity or case study examples of best practice that they would like to share with other members

If you would also like to share your experiences of specific events and activities you organised, (e.g.: events that engaged young audience, promoted wider audience access, supported our New Release Strategy titles, encouraged audience participation through innovative events etc) please contact ana@filmhubscotland.com

17.00 - 18.30

Networking Drinks


Day 2 - Saturday 24 February

Time: 10.00 - 17.00

Venue: CCA Cinema, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD (map: https://goo.gl/maps/DA5FWyBgxVG2)

10.00 - 10.30

Arrival, registration, tea and coffee, networking

10.30 - 11.30

Producer presentations

Scottish Producers will showcase some of the best new Scottish work coming to cinemas and festivals in the near future.

11.30 - 11.45

Tea & Coffee

11.45 - 13.20

Private screening of Nae Pasaran (Felipe Bustos Sierra, 2018)

This is an exclusive chance to see a preview screening of GFF's closing night film! In this Scottish feature documentary debut, a group of former factory workers are reunited to tell the story of how they played their part in standing up to the military coup in Chile in 1974 while carrying out their job in Scotland.

13.20 - 13.50

Lunch Break (not provided by FHS)

13.50 - 15.35

Private Screening of NRS title A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Lello, 2017)

This is an opportunity to watch our New Release Strategy title for 2018. Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows up his 2013 hit Gloria with this luminous and life-affirming gem about a young transgender woman struggling to live with her own grief - and the prejudice she suffers - after the death of her lover. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film 2018.

15.35 - 16.35

Tea & Coffee

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