Film Feels: Hopeful
June – August 2021
One year since a global pandemic closed our cinemas and restricted physical events, we have had time to reflect on our artform and its place in the community and the hearts of audiences. We have felt yearning for the big screen experience and the simple pleasures of being alone together in the dark. Simultaneously there have been seismic shifts in the industry and cinema, and so now we must reckon with how things were and what must change. The mood is apprehensive, but also hopeful – we can imagine new ways to amplify new stories, better serve all audiences, and enjoy the communal experience of film once again.
Film Feels returned in 2021, once again celebrating films’ unique ability to transport us, to illuminate ideas, and to spark a conversation – welcoming programmes and events that looked at films imbued with hope, dreams of the future, and new ways of reimagining film itself. With a particular emphasis on creating space for voices that don’t get heard in mainstream programming. Both in-venue, online, and hybrid proposals were welcomed
Funding up to £5,000 was available for organisations to present screenings and engagement activity as part of the season.
Applications could be made to any time before 11th June, decisions were made by June 2021
Activity could take place any time between 14th June – 31st August 2021
Funding conditions, eligibility and guidance are below.