Article: Art of Action Sprint

Save the date and register for the Art of Action sprint meeting

BFI FAN is proud to unveil a new UK-wide season – Art of Action – celebrating the artistry of real action choreography that’s kept audiences on the edge of their seats since the early days of cinema.

This season offers an action-packed journey through cinema from the jaw-dropping stunts of silent cinema pioneers via the daredevil ethos of Hong Kong filmmaking to today’s intricate dynamic visual choreography.

Art of Action will explore the cinematic artistry, skill and craft involved in creating iconic sequences and films, as well as engage with the historic roots and cross-cultural influences of action cinema. You can also expect behind-the-scenes insights into the daring and ground-breaking world of the film action community and opportunities for the next generation of creatives.

A creative brief and application guidelines will be shared in March with more information.

Sprint Meeting, Thursday 25 April

For now, FAN members are invited to Watershed, Bristol on Thursday 25 April to join the team and experts involved to explore how you might develop your own activity as part of this UK-wide programme. This is also a chance to connect with other film exhibitors who are interested in developing such projects.

The day is an opportunity for FAN members to come together to explore the themes of Art of Action. You might just want to find out more about menu titles available; develop a bespoke programme in your location; or have an idea for a cross-FAN project involving several exhibitors around the UK. Get involved!

Not yet a FAN member? Get in touch with your local Film Hub to find out how to join.


Please complete this short form below to register. Watershed is an accessible venue.


Costs for travel and accommodation can be covered by bursaries which you can request as part of the registration process.

Key details

Date and time: Thursday 25 April, 11am – 3pm

The day will start at 11am with teas/coffees and will end by 3pm. A vegan lunch will be provided.

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX

See details on how to get to Watershed.

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