Film Hub North Membership Application Form
Please make sure you've read the Film Hub North Membership Guidelines before completing this form:
Please note organisations must be formally constituted (e.g. as a community interest company or limited liability company registered at Companies House; a charity or trust registered with the Charity Commission; a Local Authority or statutory body; or a voluntary group with a written constitution and bank account) in order to become a Hub Member and access support.
If you're a filmmaker/production company, there's no need to join the Hub as an organisation to access our talent development funding - instead, you'll need to sign up to the BFI NETWORK application portal:
We require only one lead contact per organisation to fill in this form. Please email
if you would like someone else in your team to receive Hub communication or if you're unsure if someone else from your organisation has already applied.
About your organisation
Your position in organisation
Organisation postal address/ Venue address
Tyne & Wear
Does your organisation use any social media platforms?
(please select all that apply)
Twitter (please write your handle in the 'other' box below)
Type of organisation
(please select one option)
Cinema (independent or local/national circuit)
Mixed arts venue
Film society or community cinema
Touring cinema or community screen network
Regular pop-up film event
Is your organisation volunteer-led?
(please indicate the option that matches your current activity)
We are currently screening to public audiences and/or our membership
We are planning to begin screening in the next 12 months (please see next question)
If you are planning to begin screening in the next 12 months please write brief details of your plans below
Please give a brief description of your organisation and your reason(s) for joining the Hub
( in no more than 200 words)
How many staff and/or volunteers are currently involved in your film-based activities?
Does your organisation have any particular training or development needs?
(Please give brief detail in no more than 200 words)
If your organisation has a membership scheme, please supply brief details of the terms of your membership here (including who is eligible to be a member and whether membership confers any special entitlements):
Please complete this section if you are currently screening films and regularly use the same venue(s).
Number of screens
Seating capacity (per screen)
(please select all that apply)
DCP/ digital cinema
Blu ray/ DVD
Satellite screening capability
(please select all that apply)
Relaxed screenings (e.g. Autism and dementia friendly)
Please complete this section if your organisation is involved in film festival activity.
How would you describe your involvement?
We are a standalone film festival company
We host our own festival activity as part of our year-round programme
We are a venue that hosts festival activity led by another organisation
When does your festival/ festival activity take place?
How many film screenings on average take place during the festival?
Does audience development activity take place outside of the festival dates?
Please complete this section if you are currently screening films.
Do you programme in-house by dealing directly with distributors and rights holders, or do you use an external programming service?
External programming service (please see question below)
If you use an external programming service please give the name of the service you use
Approximate % of British independent and international films in annual programme (i.e. not major US studio productions)
Do you operate a full-time (e.g. regular daily screenings) or part-time film programme?
On average, how many screenings do you host each year?
On average, how many admissions do you achieve annually?
By signing this declaration and submitting your application for membership you agree to the following:
● Active commitment to the vision of FAN set out in BFI2022, with a shared ambition to extend film choice, increase and broaden film audiences, and enhance opportunities for audiences to engage with and learn about film.
● Participation in Hub activity with an open, professional and sharing approach.
● Keeping regular and open lines of communication with the Film Hub Lead Organisation and other FAN members, discussing opportunities and concerns relating to the Hub as they arise.
● Complying with statutory or voluntary laws, rules, regulations and guidelines applicable to the exhibition of film to public and membership-only audiences.
● Acknowledging and promoting the support of the National Lottery in relation to FAN activity.
● Allowing Film Hub North to use details of your screening activity supplied in the application to provide the BFI with updates on the size and make-up of our membership.
Film Hub North will keep all personal data supplied with your application securely. Upon joining the Hub you will be added automatically to our newsletter mailing list and to the BFI’s mailing list for the FAN Indie Box Office report and Booking Now email. We will not share your personal data with any other third party without your prior written permission.
In addition, from time to time Film Hub North would like to use the contact details you have supplied in the membership application (email, postal address and telephone number) to contact you about the following:
● Hub activities of relevance, including funding, training and networking opportunities;
● Other news items, reports and publications of interest to film exhibitors;
● Opportunities to take part in research to help FAN better understand performance against its stated objectives or to learn more about the support needs of film exhibitors.
Please be aware that you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
Do you agree that we can use your contact details for this purpose? Please indicate your consent:
Contact about Hub activities of relevance, including funding, training and networking opportunities
Contact about news items, reports and publications of interest to film exhibitors
Contact about opportunities to participate in FAN-related research activity?
Thank you for filling in this form, a member of the Film Hub team will be in contact with you soon.
If you have any concerns or questions please email:
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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