BFI FAN CON 2024: Save the Date

We’re delighted to announce that the first edition of the BFI Film Audience Network Conference, BFI FAN CON, will take place at Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast, from 11 – 13 September 2024.

This conference is for BFI FAN members across the UK to meet, celebrate the work we do, share our experiences and professional practice, and consider new approaches to the wider industry issues facing us all.

The exhibition sector has faced extraordinary challenges in recent years and this biannual event will serve as a space to reflect on and celebrate the vital role we play in our communities. We will explore practical examples of grassroots approaches to audience development and engagement, informed by member experiences and interests, and – in response to the most pressing systemic and structural issues facing our sector – will also use the event as a forum for discussion and a springboard for collective advocacy and change.

We look forward to welcoming FAN members from across the UK to a full programme of presentations, case studies, workshops and curated networking opportunities, designed to help us better serve our audiences and build towards a greater awareness of independent cultural cinema and its tremendous value within our communities.

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