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Film Hub Scotland - Exhibitors Day at GFF

Film Hub Scotland's Exhibitors Day at GFF

FAN members: join Film Hub Scotland for a day of sessions and networking.

This full day of sessions will engage with a broad range of topics that impact everyone in the exhibition industry, from pop-up community cinemas to regional film theatres.

We’ll hear about exciting new film releases and funding opportunities, and learn from the experience of guest speakers and panellists. Come 17:30, we’ll gather for networking drinks in the DoubleTree bar.

Don’t forget: FAN members can buy Full Industry Passes for GFF at the discount price of £65. Ask your Hub for a purchase link, and watch films in person and online.

Not yet a member? Join Film Hub Scotland’s supportive network of 180+ exhibitors for access to industry events, training and development opportunities, funding, advice, and much, much more. Or, find your local region’s Hub.

The FHS Industry Day at Glasgow Film Festival will be fully accessible. Ifyou would like to make us aware of any access requirements in advance, please e-mail us at

You can register for the Industry Day and Networking Reception here.


Welcome with Tea and Coffee


Upcoming New Releases and Projects


With a key focus on Scottish cinema, we’ll hear from six distributors and talent about upcoming releases and projects. Plus, we’ll announce details of an exciting two-part Scottish tour of Black British cinema, created in partnership with Priscilla Igwe of The New Black Film Collective.

Featuring: John Archer (My Old School, Skint), Ruth Paxton and Signature Entertainment (A Banquet) (pre-recorded), Ged Fitzsimmons of Cosmic Cat (Ride the Wave, Hermit of Trieg+), Tom Stewart of Parkland Pictures (The Road Dance) (pre-recorded), Alexandra Colta of Scottish Documentary Institute (Bridging the Gap shorts, Right Here docs), and Priscilla Igwe of The New Black Film Collective (Reel Roots, featuring Rebel Dread, in partnership with Film Hub Scotland).



Inclusive Cinema: Reaching D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Audiences


How do you programme events which will not only meet the basic needs, but capture the interest, of D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences? Once you’ve scheduled a great event, how can you ensure your marketing reaches the right people?

Guest speakers, including SQIFF’s Alison Smith (Access & Engagement Coordinator) and Jamie Rea (Curator), will speak about effective events programming, and to the question: “what makes D/deaf programming truly successful?”.



Project Share Session

13:45 – 14:45

An informal time to share what you have been working on, a project you are planning, or one you've just delivered. We'd love to hear about your inventive programming and connections with audiences, but also the challenges you might have faced in arranging screenings. No need to prepare a presentation in advance—just come along and let us know you'd like to speak. We’ll make space for you/ your team.

Please keep this space dedicated to topics related to film exhibition.


Funding and the BFI Diversity Standards


The BFI Diversity Standards exist to improve representation through the screen industry, both on screen and in paid roles, and to provide engaging programming and access to under-served audiences. The standards aim to encourage behavioural change and inspire project leaders to use more inclusive practices.

The BFI Diversity team will join us virtually to speak about how exhibitors might incorporate the Diversity Standards into their funding applications. Send any questions ahead of the session to

In this session, we will also learn about the funding available through Film Hub Scotland through the rest of 2022, including the Film Exhibition Fund, Pitch Pots, and Young Programmers Pitch Pots, as well as from Screen Scotland about their Festivals Fund.

With Katharine Simpson, Screen Scotland, and Julia Brown, BFI, and Film Hub Scotland.



Preview of Sidecard: A Catalogue of SDH and AD Films


Sean Welsh of Matchbox Cineclub joins us to provide a preview of the upcoming online platform, Sidecard, a resource designed in partnership with Film Hub Wales and Film Hub Scotland to help exhibitors find accessible films.

BFI Programmes: Changing Times & Film Feels


CHANGING TIMES is a four-year, nationwide programme of screen heritage activity from Film Hub North; an exploration of over one hundred years of social change as documented by moving image material, held in film and television archives. In this session, we’ll hear how exhibitors have engaged with this programme to uncover the hidden histories of our collective past.

FILM FEELS is a cyclical programming opportunity, managed by Film Hub Midlands, which celebrates films’ unique ability to transport us, to illuminate ideas, and to spark a conversation. It facilitates creative programme that engages with a guiding theme, from ‘hope’ to ‘obsession’. What will film ‘feel’ next? Join us to find out.

Joining us will be Andy Robson (Film Hub North) for Changing Times, and Manon Euler (Film Hub Midlands) for Film Feels, with case studies from Grahame Reid and Sam Andie Bennett (MacRobert Arts Centre) and Sean Welsh (Matchbox Cine).


GFF Industry Networking Reception

17:30 - 19:30

Party like it’s GFF 2020: by bumping elbows with the bigwigs (well, with your wonderful Scottish exhibition peers).

While continuing to follow the Government’s Covid-19 safety guidance, Film Hub Scotland will host networking drinks at the end of the day in the restaurant bar of the DoubleTree by Hilton – on the ground floor of the same venue as the day’s sessions.

Catch up with old friends, start new collaborations, and reflect on the learnings of the day.

Slàinte Mhath!

Please note that for your safety, you will need to show proof of a negative lateral flow test at the door to access the Networking Drinks.


Register for the Industry Day HERE

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