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This Way Up 2021: Catch up on ‘BFI in Conversation with Mia Bays and Stuart Brown’

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On the first day of This Way Up 2021, Mia Bays, recently appointed as Director of BFI Film Fund and Stuart Brown, BFI Head of Programme and Acquisitions (standing in for Ben Luxford, BFI Head of UK Audiences), welcomed attendees at the conference for a conversation, rather than a presentation, about the organisation’s approach to the next 10-years of National Lottery funding.

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Case studies

Film Still of a sunset, three people stand on a hill as silhouettes . A graphic Beyond Boundaries and Film Hub logo are in white in the corner Case study

Beyond Boundaries: Films in your Front Room

Beyond Boundaries 360, in partnership with Watershed delivered a season of online film events showcasing underrepresented voices in film during lockdown. The selected programme was focused on the ideas of community, identity and belonging.

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Film Research

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