Made on Our Land: curated and produced by Shona Thomson with partner Film Hub Scotland. Part of BFI Britain on Film…
- Connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema
- Preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for today and future generations
- Investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work
- Promoting British film and talent to the world
- Growing the next generation of filmmakers and audiences
Britain on Film is a major project from the BFI National Archive, Regional and National Archives and rights holders from across the UK, supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.
The Network is made up of nine Film Hubs which cover the whole of the UK. Film Hub Scotland is led by Scottish Film, a consortium comprising the key arthouse cinemas and film festivals in Scotland.
A Kind of Seeing projects are collaborations with clients, artists and communities from across the public, private and arts sectors reaching audiences across Scotland and internationally with a uniquely rewarding kind of seeing. They’re about celebrating the audience experience of engaging with cultural heritage in a communal accessible setting to develop understanding and ownership for the future. A Kind of Seeing commissions extend to programming and producing live events and tours, exhibition ambassador activity, developing grant applications, industry presentations, funding assessment panels, festival programming and strategic film exhibition project consultancy.
Many of the Archive’s items are unique and you cannot see them elsewhere. The collections are largely non-fiction and reflect:
- Scottish social, cultural and industrial history
- The lives of ordinary Scots across the generations
- The achievements of Scottish film-makers in the craft of film production.
- providing advice and information on setting up local screen facilities
- operating the Screen Machine mobile cinema
- managing a grant aid fund for Local Film Festivals across Scotland
- advocating for the social and economic benefits of cinema for local communities
RSS provides information, advice, contacts, and support to both individuals and organisations seeking either to start or to develop opportunities for cinema-going in their communities. They are committed to helping to bring people together to share and enjoy exciting, high quality screening experiences, where they live.
The special live performance of LOST TREASURE by Wounded Knee and Hamish Brown in Lochinver on 25 August was originally commissioned by Glasgow Short Film Festival. The largest competitive short film festival in Scotland, GSFF champions new film talent by providing an annual showcase and meeting point for new and established Scottish and international filmmakers, industry delegates and the local audience. GSFF is a friendly and inclusive festival in which the work of emerging Scottish filmmakers is presented in the context of an international programme. We believe that international collaboration is vital for Scottish filmmakers. GSFF not only advocates the importance of short film in progressing future generations of filmmakers, but provides the meeting-place where collaboration can begin. GSFF marks its tenth anniversary in March 2017.