There is more to watching films than meets the eye; experiencing films together can change our lives & communities for the better. 

The BFI Film Audience Network has developed The Bigger Picture to showcase how UK film exhibitors are making a difference. Full of inspirational case studies, articles, guides and research, this resource, developed by exhibitors for exhibitors, is a place to pick up ideas, get different perspectives on the issues we are facing and to share our stories with the wider world. 

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Case studies

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Strategic Interventions

Targeting low areas of provision in the Midlands, Strategic Interventions delivered activity in collaboration with on-the-ground partners to provide sustainable, better connected, more visible, and a more ambitious film scene.

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Beyond Boundaries 360

Beyond Boundaries: A free skills development opportunity aimed at individuals based in the South West who are under-represented in the cinema sector (particularly people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people, women and those from low socio-economic backgrounds) interested in putting on film screenings.

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BFI FAN New Releases

Discover the latest titles to receive FAN support, which include amazing films from across the globe that deserve to be seen on the big screen.

Inclusive Cinema

A toolkit for exhibitors focused on inclusion
We celebrate diversity on screen, in the audience and behind the camera

FAN Advice Sessions

Are you in need of specialist advice for your venue, programme, or festival? Would you like one-on-one advice in business planning, health and safety, or technical questions?

FAN Advice Sessions offers 1-on-1 or group sessions with cinema industry experts.