Focus Areas: Diversity

Projects demonstrating a contribution to reducing under-representation of target groups (disability, gender, race, age, socio-economics & sexual orientation), particularly in relation to audiences (as outlined in the BFI Diversity Standards)

Case study

CineQ Queer Film Festival

Starting as a community cinema operating in Birmingham, CineQ seeks to grow appetites and audiences for Queer and LGBTQIA+ films whilst champion New Queer Cinema in the region – with a focus on the perspectives of Queer Trans and Intersex People of Colour (QTIPOC)
CineQ has now grown into a two day festival supported by BFI FAN Film Hub Midlands.

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Strange Worlds, Changing Utopia, Victoria Park Productions

Strange Worlds, Changing Utopias Film Season was an originally curated season celebrating archive film and dynamic new stories exploring the pressing issues of our past, present and future. The season aimed to respond to the most important issues facing society today: people and the ever changing relationship to our environment.

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Reel Equality

Nottinghamshire film club, Reel Equality, counters the dominance of male-focused stories and tired female stereotypes in the mainstream film industry with monthly film screenings that tell diverse and interesting women-centred stories.

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