The Bigger Picture has grown out of consultation with cinema professionals from across the UK that are involved in the British Film Institute (BFI)’s Film Audience Network (FAN) with input from partner organisations and individual experts such as Pippa Jones from PIP Creatives, film consultant / journalist Michael Gubbins and PR Consultant Clare Wilford. The project is a BFI FAN project led by Film Hub South West & West Midlands with the support of the BFI awarding funds through the National Lottery and partners including:
The national organisation for the development and support of independent film exhibition in the UK.
A charity think tank and consultancy which occupies a unique position at the nexus between charities and funders, helping them achieve the greatest impact.
A film education charity that puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people aged 5-19 across the UK.
The national support and development organisation for community-led cinema: community cinemas, film clubs and societies.
Since its inception in 2014, the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN), which comprises nine regional Film Hubs, has developed strong relationships with a wide range of exhibitors in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Currently, FAN works with and supports more than 300 theatrical and 200 non-theatrical exhibitors across the UK, putting the network in a key position to deliver this project with the support of the BFI awarding funds through the National Lottery.