HOME, Manchester

Source: Drew Forsyth

HOME, Manchester

The British Film Institute (BFI) has allocated over £3.8m in organisational awards for 2021-2022 through its Audience Fund, with the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) and Altitude Film Distribution receiving the largest amounts.

The £578,016 awarded to the ICO will fund the delivery of its year-round programme supporting the independent cinema sector and its workforce, including a new virtual screenings and discussion platform, programming services, technical support and its Screening Days distributor events.

Altitude receives £488,776 to support the release of an agreed selection of its films, contributing to P&A costs, as well as overheads and access materials. The company’s upcoming releases include animation Dogtanian And The Three Muskehounds this Friday (June 25); and Philippe Lacôte’s Ivory Coast-set drama Night Of The Kings on July 23.

Sheffield Doc/Fest receives £210,000 to contribute to the event’s continued growth, and engagement of public and industry audiences.

Venues receiving awards include the Watershed in Bristol, with £195,000 towards development of new programmes and initiatives within areas including screen heritages, access and inclusion and young audiences; and Manchester’s HOME, receiving £185,000 towards delivery of its film programme, including marketing and associated programming and access costs, plus initiatives aimed at reaching younger audiences.

BFI Audience Fund organisational awards 2021-2022

Independent Cinema Office - £578,016

Altitude Film Distribution - £488,776

Sheffield Doc/Fest - £210,000

Watershed cinema, Bristol - £195,000

HOME cinema, Manchester - £185,000

Cinema For All - £159,992

Birds’ Eye View: Reclaim the Frame - £150,000

Broadway cinema, Nottingham - £150,000

Showroom cinema, Sheffield - £150,000

Tyneside cinema, Newcastle-upon-Tyne - £147,000

Leeds Film - £130,000

Dogwoof - £125,000

Glasgow Film Festival 2022 - £115,000

Peccadillo Pictures - £113,500

Oska Bright Film Festival - £102,200

North East Film Archive, Yorkshire Film Archive - £102,100

Phoenix cinema, Leicester - £100,000

Encounters Film Festival 2021 - £90,000

Flatpack Film Festival - £90,000

Media Archive of Central England - £85,000

Chapter cinema, Cardiff - £60,000

Quad cinema, Derby - £60,000

Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast - £60,000

The Box, Plymouth - £55,000

Flicks In The Sticks - £45,000

Screen Archive South East - £25,000

East Anglian Film Archive - £15,000

North West Film Archive - £15,000

Wessex Film and Sound Archive - £10,000