Swindon’s Create Studios is leading on a new 3-year BFI Spotlight initiative in Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire bringing the best of old and new films to audiences hungry to share screening experiences again.

Create Studios has been selected over a three year period to lead Spotlight in Swindon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. The focus is on nurturing partnerships and capacity building, along with facilitating the direct delivery of public screenings and events with local organisations and festivals. The ambition is for this intervention to make a tangible difference and that after this period there will be a sustainable plan in place for ongoing screening activity in an area that is currently underserved. 

Spotlight Film Lead Louise Norbury said “I’m delighted to be leading the BFI Spotlight opportunity for Swindon, Wilts and Glos, and look forward to developing a programme in collaboration with partners in the region, to develop audience activity and build the capacity of film exhibitors”. 

Based at Create Studios in Swindon and working closely with the Film Hub South West team, the main purpose of this role is to build relationships with existing and emerging festivals, cinemas and community organisations and to nurture youth-led programming to develop and deliver cinema screenings in the area.

The Spotlight project has already seen success with its weekly ‘Sofa Screenings’ and the Young Person’s Film Programming group for 16-25 year olds, who have curated their first screening event – which has just sold out!

Get in touch with Louise: Louise@createstudios.org.uk

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