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Screen Yorkshire Announces Lottery Awards For Film Exhibition

Screen Yorkshire has announced its 2011/12 Lottery investments for cinemas, film festivals and other film promoters in the region.
14 organisations have been successful in receiving awards totalling £84,600. Screen Yorkshire distributes Lottery funding on behalf of the British Film Institute.
Projects to receive funding range from young people's film festivals such as Showcomotion in Sheffield and the Leeds Young People's Film Festival; rural cinema exhibition projects such as ArtERY Cinema in the East Riding and the Screenwaves touring cinema project on the east coast; to specialist festivals such as Sheffield's festival of music, film and digital Sensoria, the Bradford Animation Festival and the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York.
Screen Yorkshire recently supported Sheffield Doc Fest in its successful move to a June slot, and continues to use Grant in Aid funding to develop the work of key organisations such as the National Media Museum in Bradford Showroom Cinema in Sheffield, Yorkshire Film Archive and Yorkshire Group of Film Societies.
Jay Arnold, Head of Cultural Sector Investment, said: "Competition for funding this year was very intense as lottery funding has been cut and many other public funding sources have disappeared. So, I'd like to congratulate all those who were successful with their bids and recognise the hard work of those who were unsuccessful. The incredible range and diversity of film exhibition activity taking place in Yorkshire and Humber shows our region leads the way in increasing access and choice in viewing film for all its citizens wherever they live. These projects range from very local, grass-roots initiatives to major international events attracting significant visitor numbers."

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