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Sara and Hugh from Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, talk to members of the Hub about how they are bringing the world's best film to cinemas across Northern Ireland.

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Sara and Hugh from Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, talk to members of the Hub about how they are bringing the world's best film to cinemas across Northern Ireland.

    Ghouls on Film - Film Hub NI Podcast #19

    Ghouls on Film - Film Hub NI Podcast #19

    Sara and Hugh are joined by Isabella Koban of Ghouls on Film the Belfast based, feminist horror film society screening at the Black Box.

    In a fascinating discussion, Isabella told us about finding escape in cinema in her teeenage years, why she loves programming the horror genre and the community that has grown up around Ghouls on Film since their foundation in 2021. We also got an early update on Ghouls on Film's contribution to the BFI FAN's 'In Dreams Are Monsters' season starting in October 2022.

    Sara also updated us on the forthcoming Collective tour from Film Hub NI members. The Irish language film Róise & Frank will be touring across NI, beginning on the 6th October in Limavady. You can find out more about the screenings here.  

    Thanks as ever to our lovely producer, Stephen Mullan. 

    Let's show films! 
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    Ban This Sick Filth! Censorship Special - Film Hub NI Podcast #18

    Ban This Sick Filth! Censorship Special - Film Hub NI Podcast #18

    With the Imagine Festival currently screening films that highlight the role of censorship in what and how we watch, we were delighted to invite Dr Sian Barber, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, to join Sara and Hugh in discussing the issue of film censorship and the impact of censorship on the modern film world.

    We discussed a range of areas, including the recent controversy in film caliossifation for The Batman and Foscadh, the role of local councils and the BBFC and what the future looks like in light of the proposed online safety bill.

    We also have the return of Sara's Film Round Up, giving you the skinny on all the independent cinema coming up, in your area.

    You can read some more about Sian's work here. 


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    • 45 min
    Film Hub NI #17 Belfast Special

    Film Hub NI #17 Belfast Special

    In this special episode, Film Hub NI are joined by Joan Parsons, Head of QFT and Mimi Turtle, CEO of Strand Arts Centre to discuss the huge impact of Kenneth Branagh's Belfast on local cinema and local audiences. 

    We're also joined by LUMI film critic Fionntán Macdonald, to talk about his recent series of blogs on Belfast films. Fionntán has taken a wide range of films, from Odd Man Out to Good Vibrations and looks at common themes as well as the problematic issues in depicting place on screen.

    You can read Fionntán's work on the QFT website. 

    We've also got an update on forthcoming screenings from Film Hub NI members in the coming weeks. 

    Let's show films!  
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    • 48 min
    Film Hub NI #16 - Belfast Film Festival 2021

    Film Hub NI #16 - Belfast Film Festival 2021

    After too long a break, Sara and Hugh return with a new series of podcasts celebrating the return of Film Hub NI members, doing what they do best, showing great films.

    First up we're joined from Belfast Film Festival by Michele Devlin, Director and Stephen Hackett, Head of Programming, to talk about the forthcoming in real life return of the Festival.

    Covering such topics as the premiere of Sir Kenneth Branagh's  new peon to his hometown, Belfast, Japanese surrealism, archive film and much more, we are so looking forward to the festival, and after listening to this, so will you be.

    For details of all screening in BFF21 and how to book, visit the festival website. 

    Also this episode see the return of the much missed, 'Sara's Round Up'. It's been too long. 

    Enjoy, and let's show film! 
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    Moving Pictures @ BBC #DigiCities: See you at the pictures?

    Moving Pictures @ BBC #DigiCities: See you at the pictures?

    Before COVID-19, UK & Ireland cinema admissions were booming - increasing year on year, with Northern Ireland performing particularly well. Shutting the entire film sector down practically overnight has had a massive impact on every aspect, from production right through to exhibition. Many cinema operators moved to explore online players, distributors moved to show films online – missing out theatrical runs entirely, and audiences had an overwhelming choice. As (at the time of writing) cinemas are closed for the third time, operating within the confines of government legislation, what does the enforced digital intervention we saw in 2020 mean for the future of cinema? Do audiences still value the collective experience? How can we even measure the impact of online events? What does this all mean for the whole film industry eco system?
    Listen to the edited highlights to hear Hugh and Sara from Film Hub NI chat to guests Joan Parsons (Head of Queen’s Film Theatre), David Freyne (Writer and Director, Dating Amber ) and Patrick O'Neill (Wildcard Distribution) about the future of cinema through the perspective of exhibition, filmmaking and  distribution.

    The Moving Pictures Podcast series forms part of a wider Moving Pictures Programme of training and mentoring for Film Hub NI Members. Sincere thanks to Northern Ireland Screen for supporting this initiative through the Department for Communities.
    Every effort has been made to provide a quality listening experience but please note that these recordings were made during January – March 2021 in our homes over Zoom so the sound quality may, at times, be patchy. Many thanks to our wonderful producer, Stephen Mullan, for all his hard work recording and editing this work under difficult circumstances.
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    Episode 4 – Marketing and Audience Development

    Episode 4 – Marketing and Audience Development

    You’ve chosen the platform, you’ve booked the films now how do you reach audiences to tell them?
    For this podcast Hugh and Sara take a deep dive into audience development and marketing for online work. Joined by Ellen Reay (QFT) and Jo Taylor-Hitchinson (Birds Eye View and freelance consultant), this podcast covers how to keep connected with your audience while screens are dark, what challenges venues have faced and what the opportunities long term audience development opportunities may be.
    The Moving Pictures Podcast series forms part of a wider Moving Pictures Programme of training and mentoring for Film Hub NI Members. Sincere thanks to Northern Ireland Screen for supporting this initiative through the Department for Communities.
    Every effort has been made to provide a quality listening experience but please note that these recordings were made during January – March 2021 in our homes over Zoom so the sound quality may, at times, be patchy. Many thanks to our wonderful producer, Stephen Mullan, for all his hard work recording and editing this work under difficult circumstances.
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    • 38 min

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