Inclusive Cinema – an overview

In conversation with Toki Allison, BFI FAN’s Inclusive Cinema project manager.

Inclusive Cinema – an overview

Short synopsis:  Inclusive Cinema was a UK-wide project developed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) designed to support screen exhibitors. The project celebrated diversity on screen, in the audience and behind the camera. Inclusive Cinema was at the heart of BFI FAN’s strategy. It aimed to bring British, international and independent film to all … More

Seeing the Funny Side

Project overview Part of BFI Comedy Genius, Sign for All collaborated with Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF) and The New Black Film Collective (TNBFC) in screening silent short films for the deaf community in Birmingham’s MAC and London’s Stratford East Picturehouse. The screenings also included stand up Deaf Comedian Rinkoo Barpaga. Why the project … More

LGBT History Month Schools Screenings

Project overview In February, Into Film organised a UK-wide season of schools screenings to coincide with LGBTQ+ History Month. Films selected by exhibitors in the programme from a curated package included: Before Stonewall, The Greatest Showman, Love, Simon, Moonlight and Tomboy. Aims To evaluate the Spring Screenings, Into Film used the generic model for Screening … More


Project overview Why the project matters Matinée provides dementia friendly cinema screenings across Derbyshire for people living with memory challenges, their family and friends. People with a dementia are ‘at higher risk of social isolation through a loss of social networks/ social support… Social isolation… has been associated with the risk of developing dementia.” Reducing … More

Relaxed Screenings- Dundee Contemporary Arts

Project overview We offer fortnightly screenings which are branded as “relaxed” as part of our cinema programme.  The films selected are usually new releases which are also screening at other times. The relaxed screenings involve certain modifications in terms of presentation (raised light level, lower sound, no ads or trailers) and we make the space … More

New Notions Cinema

Why we let our audience pay what they want We’ve had some trials to help us decide whether allowing our audience to pay what they want to our events is something that could work. Since New Notions is quite young (we just passed our first birthday), we’re still growing and testing new ideas. We believe … More

Accessible film club development, Gulbenkian

Project overview Why the project matters Through working with autism and learning disabilities arts charity, Square Pegs, we identified that we weren’t reaching a local audience of learning disabled and autistic young adults, who currently do not access, experience and appreciate film through a local cinema experience. However, we also identified that our current set … More