Young Audiences Forum

Film Hub Scotland’s Education in Cinema Survey

Based on a broad survey carried out by Film Hub Scotland March—May 2022, Film Hub Scotland’s Education in Cinema Survey investigated film education provision for under-25s across Scotland.

Of Film Hub Scotland’s 200 members, the Survey received 65 responses. It focused on three key categories of education provision: youth screenings, school screenings and education activities. The results show inspiring education work taking place across the country, and demonstrate specific barriers faced by education providers.

Some key findings include:

  • The best-served local authorities are Glasgow and Edinburgh. A number of other local authorities, including several highly-populated central belt towns, have no reported provision of their own.
  • 52 respondents currently offer some form of cinema education provision. Many offer a broad range of education activities, from enhanced screenings to filmmaking and industry skills sessions.
  • Funding sources for cinema education are cited as Screen Scotland (62%), charitable organisations (40%) and BFI (31%, also a charity).
  • 71% of the organisations hosting school screenings have received support from Into Film at some time.
  • Film education programmes have more success than venues’ wider programmes in engaging audiences from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and/or those with experience of being in the care system.
  • Some other under-represented groups, especially D/deaf and disabled audiences, remain underserved by cinema education provision.

Download the Film Hub Scotland Education in Cinema Survey Report here.

Download the Executive Summary here.

The Film Hub Scotland Education in Cinema Survey is funded by Screen Scotland. Our official survey partner is Into Film.

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