About BFI Film Audience Network

Opening up a world of film

The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) is currently comprised of 9 regional Film Hubs and was set up in 2013 with the support of the British Film Institute, awarding funds through the National Lottery.

BFI FAN collaborates with a diverse range of film exhibition organisations and strategic partners, the Independent Cinema Office, Cinema For All and Into Film, to develop audiences for British independent and specialised film and to create a stronger, more connected and confident sector.

Sharing, watching in wonder together with others: Cinema is the place where the magic happens.

Audience member at HOME, Manchester at a LOVE Blockbuster event

Each Hub has a network of member exhibitors who can access support for training and audience development projects. To get involved, contact your regional Film Hub.

The below map is a snapshot of the impact of the BFI Film Audience Network from 2013-2016 and here are some recent highlights of BFI FAN wide programmes and projects.


The Bigger Picture: Impact of the BFI FAN 2013-16

It [BFI FAN] is giving venues such as ours more confidence in experimenting with different approaches to audience development.

BFI FAN Member, Central East