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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Dardishi Festival

Dardishi is an artistically ambitious community arts project that showcases the cultural production of Arab and North African womxn* in Glasgow.

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A still from Rafiki. Two people gaze at each other lit by pink light. The person on the left has long braided hair. The person on the right wears sunglasses and a backwards cap. Case study

Africa in Motion: Queer Africa

The Queer Africa strand was a focused strand in the 2018 edition of Africa in Motion Film Festival and in their year round programme focusing on showcasing LGBTQ+ films from Africa and the diaspora.

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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.