A guide to help you understand the challenges Deaf people experience in the cinema and what your cinema or film festival can do to make the experience pleasurable, welcoming and well-presented.
A reference guideline for independent cinemas to improve access in venues for their disabled visitors.
In this blog for the Independent Cinema Office, Matchbox Cine’s Charlotte Little explains the importance of descriptive subtitles in creating a more equal experience for audiences.
A comprehensive guide from the Arts Marketing Association on making your marketing activity and communications accessible to the widest number of people.
Watch our online session on making your screenings dementia-friendly, with Glasgow Film Theatre and Montrose Playhouse.
Two sessions led by Charlotte Little and Helen Wright that will help you to make your websites, social media and online screening activity accessible to more people
As part of the Film Hub Scotland Access Forum, Matchbox Cineclub has run ‘how-to’ sessions on how FAN members can make their programmes as accessible as possible.
The Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) have produced the Deaf and Disabled Accessibility Guide, intended for use by film exhibitors who want to embed Deaf and Disabled access into their work.
Anti-Racism and Inclusivity
The BFI Diversity Standards are a contractual requirement for all BFI funding, including fiction and documentary films funded via the BFI’s partners.
Inclusive Cinema is a UK-wide project developed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) designed to support screen exhibitors. Together, we celebrate diversity on screen, in the audience and behind the camera.
A practical guide for improving the experiences of POC audiences, staff and filmmakers – and other intersections including gender, sexuality, disability, income and class.
Catch up on Act Green 2023: Cinema Insights, a webinar presented by Indigo and BFI Sustainable Screen, exploring the data on cinema audiences from the Act Green 2023 survey.
This guide will take you through the process of producing a policy and action plan for your cultural organisation with how-to guides, tips, templates, examples & useful resources.
A listings site for Scotland-based arts practitioners reuse and recycle easily.
Creative Carbon Scotland have lots of tools and resources to help you measure, monitor and reduce your carbon emissions - including a free Quick Carbon Management Calculator.
Lewes' Depot's Green Ambassador shares their top ten tips for running a more sustainable cinema.
The Independent Cinema Office's resource is indispensable for cinemas looking to understand their environmental impact.
Tips on reducing your cinema's carbon emissions from Watershed's Environmental Emergencies Action Researcher Zoe Rasbash.
Read BFI's Sustainability Policy to help guide the sustainable future of your work.
The Arts Green Book : Sustainable Buildings provides guidance for making cultural buildings, including cinemas, more sustainable.
Governance and HR
Full details of the principles and guidance for tackling and preventing bullying, harassment and racism in the screen industries commissioned by the BFI and supported by organisations across the UK.
A template policy to be adapted for companies, productions and festivals to compliment the Guidance and Principles to tackle workplace bullying, harassment and racism. Please download and adapt this policy for your organisation.
The UK Cinema Association and the sector skills agency ScreenSkills have launched an online e-learning module and assessment test around COVID-19 for all those working in cinema exhibition.
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.
Research and Reports
Engage young audiences aged 16-30 using this comprehensive guide from BFI Film Audience Network.
Our EOY Report 19/20 covers the period April 2019 - April 2020, and provides an overview of our funded activity, member support and development, and programming activities with our membership.
A report into public screening facilities across Scotland, based on research conducted by Drew Wylie Ltd for Creative Scotland.
A practical guide for Scotland's Screen Community to plan and deliver film screenings.
Queens Film Theatre Belfast developed the QFT Player using Vimeo OTT as a way to stream content including theatre and films. Aaron Guthrie has created this brilliant video guide to using Vimeo OTT yourself.
With venues starting to reopen 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.
The ICO (Independent Cinema Office) created this free resource to help cinemas and anyone working in film exhibition think more strategically about their marketing and communications.
Hear from RIG Arts, Alchemy Film and Arts, Glasgow Youth Film Festival, plus an interview Glasgow Film's Youth Programme Coordinator, Callum Neeson.
Catch up with the latest Education in Cinema news in Scotland, with a focus on activity in the Highlands (Eden Court, Cromarty Film Festival and Forres Film), plus reports from Hippfest 2023, Leeds Young Film Festival and an interview with GFT's Rosa Cato.
The March issue of the Education in Cinema Gazette, featuring an interview with Director of Screen Argyll, Jen Skinner, and a focus on Ayrshire education projects.
Read the latest issue of the Education in Cinema Gazette, featuring an interview with Scottish Youth Film Festival co-founder, David Barras.
Film Hub Scotland’s Education in Cinema Survey (March-May 2022) investigated film education provision for under-25s across Scotland. Download the full survey report here.
Read the latest issue of the Education in Cinema Gazette, including the results of our Education in Cinema Survey and an interview with DCA's Mike Tait.