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FAN New Releases

We're really excited to announce the next New Releases title: Penny Lane's Hail Satan?

Dir. Penny Lane | Cert TBC | 
95 mins | U.S. | 2019
Distributor: Dogwoof
Available: 23 August 2019 (theatrical)

Booking: Please email Marcel at marcel@dogwoof.com

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colourful and controversial religious movements in American history, the Satanic Temple.

As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world.

We expect Hail Satan? to appeal to:

  • Young audiences who can relate to the ‘outsider’ aspect of the story

  • Political activists

  • Those concerned about religious over-reach or the rise of the far-right

  • LGBT+ audiences 

  • People interested in the film’s other aspects (inclusion, diversity of thought and expression, activist)

Find out more in the FAN Marketing Pack here.

 What to expect from FAN support:

  • Regional film marketers will be working on film campaigns in every Film Hub region. You can expect increased profile and visibility in your area as well as more in-venue marketing and event opportunities.
  • All venues and festivals can pitch for additional budget for grassroots marketing or event activity.  Get in touch at fannewreleases@watershed.co.uk with your idea.
  • A BFI FAN Marketing Pack will be available for all films. Designed especially for exhibitors the pack contains event and marketing ideas, copy, images, assets, press and e-mail outreach templates to help effectively promote the film.
  • FAN support is going to really focus on how developing younger audiences, aged 16-30, for independent films. You can expect ideas and assets, as well as case studies on what’s worked (and what hasn’t!) to help with your own audience development plans.
  • Booking Now – a new, monthly newsletter delivered to all FAN members. It includes booking opportunities for new releases as well as nationwide seasons (e.g. the BFI Blockbuster) and touring programmes.  Registered Film Hub members will automatically receive this newsletter – if you’re not a member yet, find out more about joining Film Hub South West.
  • Long-term audience development support is available each year for a limited number of venues. Venues have already been selected for this round and we will be opening this support again from April 2019.
  • An open submission process for the new release film titles FAN are supporting each year. Exhibitors and distributors can submit a title to be considered for FAN support at any time. The next selection is for films released from April 2019 onwards and will take place in early February – go to fannewreleases.co.uk and get submitting before then!

If you have a question or would like to find out more, please get in touch at fannewreleases@watershed.co.uk.  

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