BFFS encourages members to respond to the BFI consultation
With the recent announcement that the BFI are consulting on their New Horizons for UK Film proposals, BFFS strongly encourages the community cinema movement to take part in the consultation exercise.
To maximise the impact of film society and community cinema responses and the likelihood of getting our voice heard as a sector, BFFS feel as many of us as possible should be highlighting the shared issues we face.
We believe the issues the sector is facing are:
- short termism in funding
- digital equipment and prints; loss of 35mm with no viable replacement
- impact of local arts funding / LA cuts
- getting hold of films and other distribution issues, including rights ownership identification
- coordination of disparate groups to maximise resources and opportunities
- more film preview opportunities
- lack of low cost and appropriate training and development opportunities for volunteer community exhibitors
- lack of opportunities for sharing best practice peer-to-peer
This is the sector’s chance to instigate some real change and create a positive impact on the future of community film exhibition, and we urge you to take part
And If you do, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org