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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Articles

Article

This Way Up 2022: Opening Up The Archive

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Over the last ten years, curatorial innovations and digital resources have radically transformed public engagement with moving image archive, giving new life to film collections. At DCA Dundee for This Way Up 2022, a panel spoke about how young audiences are discovering film heritage in a whole new light – Camilla Baier writes for The Bigger Picture about what was discussed.

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Case studies

Case study

An Indian Summer Outdoor Cinema

An Indian Summer ran 3 Outdoor Cinema events safely with 520 attendees across the Midlands after a hiatus of not running live events for over 1.5 years due to the pandemic. It was a momentous moment for them to reconnect with audience in Leicester and Birmingham.

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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.

Film Research

Film Research is a website supporting innovation in the UK film industry and features a library of film research, reports and data sets.