For your use, please find below FAN guides and digital toolkits to help you tell new audiences about your events.
A Simple Guide To: Making Your Cinema Greener
Making your cinema more sustainable can feel overwhelming. There are so many things you can do to reduce negative environmental impacts and carbon emissions, it’s hard to know where to start. Here are some tips to getting started from Watershed’s Environmental Emergencies Action Researcher Zoe Rasbash.
For more information, check out the ICO’s Green Cinema Toolkit.
A Simple Guide To: Engaging Local Media
Getting the word out about your events is crucial to them being a success. In this simple guide, film marketing expert Jo Taylor details how cinemas can engage with local media and influencers.
A Simple Guide To: Digital Marketing
Marketing your events online can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. To get you started, here are some easy steps to promote your event online.
A Simple Guide To: Augmenting Film Screenings
Putting on a film screening doesn’t have to be about just showing a film. Venues can make their events stand out and attract new audiences by augmenting their screenings with something extra.
FAN Young Consultants marketing packs
In collaboration with distributors, the FAN Young Consultants create light-touch marketing packs with digital assets, eventising and social media marketing ideas aimed specifically at supporting exhibitors attracting younger audiences to their venues.
The BFI FAN Audience Network have created a guide to safeguarding for film exhibitors. This includes definitions, tips for working with both children and adults, how to create code of conduct policies and much more information on how to create a safer environment as a film exhibitor.
FAN Guidance for Community Cinemas and Non Theatrical Exhibitors
With venues reopening and films coming to the market, the Film Audience Network have compiled a document covering the most important questions, opportunities and considerations if you’re thinking of showing films again soon.
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.
If you are a recipient of BFI FAN funding for your project or event, you can now use highlight the source of your award by using the new BFI FAN ident before your programme. Download the new BFI FAN ident and the guidelines below.
BFI FAN Brand Guidelines
Find out how to properly use the BFI FAN logo for all events supported by Film Hubs or national BFI FAN projects.
Inclusive Cinema: Dismantling Structural Inequality in Your Cinema
A practical guide for improving the experiences of POC audiences, staff and filmmakers – and other intersections including gender, sexuality, disability, income and class.
Inclusive Cinema: A toolkit for exhibitors focused on inclusion
The Inclusive Cinema site is for any and all exhibitors to share an access case studies, source guidance and the latest data around diverse audience groups.
SQIFF’s Deaf and Disabled Accessibility Guide
Work towards making your venue, events and online content fully accessible and inclusive with SQIFF’s Deaf and Disabled Accessibility Guide, supported by Film Hub Scotland.
Is online abuse a problem for the cultural sector? The Space have launched a guide to help you protect yourself and your organisation.
Film And TV Charity: Support Services
From writing to casting, production to publicity, broadcast and cinema exhibition, the Film and TV Charity support the lives of everyone working behind the scenes in our film and TV industry. If you work in cinema, the current situation may be making you feel anxious. But it’s important to remember that you’re part of a creative community, and support is available.
Adapting SQIFF/Green Bottle sliding scale, Matchbox Cineclub have put together a pricing guide in order to make venues as accessible as possible by letting customers pay what they can afford.
Matchbox Cineclub: Principles of Subtitling and Practical Subtitling
As part of the Film Hub Scotland Access Forum, Matchbox Cineclub have done two ‘how-to’ guides on how FAN members can make their programmes as accessible as possible. If FAN members have any questions about captioning, from cost to practicalities of work they can’t undertake themselves, then please get in touch at email@example.com.
Independent Cinema Office
How to develop audiences for independent cinemas
Marketing for Independent Cinemas
Fundraising for Programming