As well as our core investment and development remits, the Film Audience Network develops projects across the 9 Hubs to bring programming opportunities to all our members. These projects are funded through the BFI’s Programme Development Fund, and give national prominence to the diversity and brilliance that independent cinema can display.

Beginning with Gothic in 2013, we have worked with the membership and the BFI to produce blockbuster seasons such as Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder and Love, and smaller themed programmes that investigate what cinema says about the world and our role in it, such as Conversations about Cinema and Shadows of the Great War.

 We believe that film is not simply a passive art form, but rather plays a huge role in stimulating debate and discussion of the world, whether how we experience it, or how we imagine it could be.