Support For Members

Film Hub NI exists to grow audiences for film across Northern Ireland.

We do this by offering a range of services which can be accessed by all members – from film specific arts organisations to community cinemas and all those in between.

You must be a Film Hub member to apply for these opportunities. Apply!  


In 2023/24 Film Hub NI has an open call for investment, the Film Exhibition Fund. Full details of the fund can be found here.

Contact us to discuss ideas you might have.

Film Audience Network 

We are proud to work with the seven other Hubs across the UK to improve and develop access for independent film for audiences.

To learn more about the work of FAN, visit The Bigger Picture

Bursaries and Career Development

As part of our ongoing commitment to develop the skills of the sector, Film Hub NI can provide bursaries as a contribution to fees, travel, and accommodation to enable your attendance at relevant film festivals or advanced screening opportunities. Guidelines and application forms for bursaries can be found here.

Bursaries can be used for travel, accommodation, entry fees for screening days or festivals, or training fees. Some restrictions apply.

Bursaries are capped at £500 per event and are subject to the approval of Film Hub NI. Bursaries cannot cover any costs incurred before approval and will be paid following the production of valid original receipts.

Where possible Film Hub NI will make payment directly, on behalf of our members.

Sector Training

We provide training through a variety of different organisations. We work with the Independent Cinema Office to offer courses throughout the UK.

Details of courses can be found on their website.

Film Hub NI, with support from Northern Ireland Screen, have produced a series of podcasts discussing how members might engage audiences online, given the impact of the pandemic on the exhibitions sector.  The series can be found here.

We’ve also hosted events such as Cinema for All’s Community Cinema Weekend and also deliver training ourselves – we’ll keep you posted of all training events on this website.

Equipment Hire

Film Hub NI hosts the Cinema for All Neighborhood Cinema kit, which is a quality kit suitable for indoor screenings in small-medium venues. Equipment hire costs from 1/06/2023:

Test screening (Launchpad/Next Gen/Access Launchpad cohorts): Free
Test screening: £25
Hub members: £40
Non-members: £80
Commercial: £120

More details of this scheme are here


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