Film Hub NI is part of a significant national initiative aimed at growing audiences for film across the UK. Running until March 2017, the British Film Institute (BFI) Film Audience Network (FAN) aims to put film at the centre of cultural life in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, encouraging more people to see a more diverse range of films in more locations nationally. Film Hub NI is one of 9 Film Hubs across the UK - you can find more information on the FAN here.

Film Hub NI is managed and delivered by Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) in Belfast. Established in 1968, QFT champions film culture in all its rich diversity and is passionate about promoting cultural cinema across Northern Ireland. QFT’s values, knowledge and years of expertise will be reflected throughout all Film Hub NI activities and is fundamental to deliver key Film Hub objectives.

From 2013-2017, Film Hub NI will be responsible for a total investment of £800k into Northern Ireland’s film exhibition sector. Film Hub NI will help to develop and deliver a range of activities including pop-up cinemas, film clubs, programming initiatives, special events and training that will grow audiences for film across Northern Ireland.

Film Hub NI will be:

• A central point to administer and deliver access to project support and investment, information and resources.

• An audience development initiative that will identify and grow the appetite for independent and specialised film across Northern Ireland.

• A strategic platform to build capacity and develop an infrastructure that provides all those who love film with new inspiration and opportunities, creating new, lifelong audiences for film.

• An advocate for film and cinema in Northern Ireland and further afield.

For more information on how to join Film Hub NI please visit the Membership section of the website.

Film Hub NI Staff

Project Manager
Hugh Odling-Smee
028 90 973054

Project Co-ordinator (Tues-Thurs)
Sara Gunn-Smith
028 90 972575