Case Studies: 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)

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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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Beyond Boundaries 360

Beyond Boundaries: A free skills development opportunity aimed at individuals based in the South West who are under-represented in the cinema sector (particularly people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people, women and those from low socio-economic backgrounds) interested in putting on film screenings.

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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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Rainbow Film Festival

An inclusive film festival that engages local Bangladeshi communities across East London, with filmmakers sharing their expertise with local audiences through Q&As and seminars.

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