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London-Based Cinema Projects To Benefit From Film London's Audience Development Fund

London-based cinema projects are set to benefit from the new round of Film London’s Audience Development Fund.
Almost £140,000 has been awarded to a range of festivals and projects including outdoor screenings in Finchley, film-making by young carers in Hackney and a showcase of African Cinema at BFI Southbank will feature over the next two years.
Londoners will also get to enjoy Latin American, Eastern European and Jewish films and the successful Cineclub will continue across the boroughs offering children access to after-school film clubs.
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London said: "Ensuring cinemas and festivals offer a real choice of programming and continue to attract new audiences is vital to the capital’s cultural vibrancy. We are delighted that this current round of funding will enable existing cinema projects and festivals to expand and develop, as well as establishing new support for smaller, more innovative screening initiatives."
In all 16 London-based festivals and projects will receive almost £140,000 in funds. The awardees include:
  • Phoenix Cinema Trust Ltd, Finchley for Outdoor Community Festival Screenings Award: £2,000 Every year a park local to the Phoenix hosts two community festivals - the East Finchley Festival and the Muswell Hill Festival. The Phoenix will run a film tent at both of these festivals showing a wide range of films for all to enjoy.
  • NCH Hackney Young Carers Project for Young Carers’ Film Project Award: £2,218 Hackney Young Carers Project (HYCP) is a branch of the national charity NCH. HYCP will run a pilot project involving 15 young carers aged 11-14 in the summer holidays. The group will explore story-telling and create a short film based on their circumstances.
  • The 17th Latin American Film FestivalAward: £5,000 The Latin American Film Festival is an annual ten day festival which includes cultural and educational events at cinemas in central London promoting access and appreciation of Latin American film.
  • Africa At The Pictures Award: £14,000 over two years Africa at the Pictures will produce a range of screenings and programmes including: a weekend of African Cinema at the Barbican in London and other London venues; a monthly season of African cinema from December 2007; an education programme using film, video, archive clips, documentary and drama entitled African Cinema and Independence.
  • Whitechapel Art Gallery for the Whitechapel Children’s Film Library Award: £3,000 This project will aid the research of the Whitechapel Children’s Film Library with a weekend of special screenings and consultation with local parents and professionals. The content for the library will be decided at workshops and a weekend festival of films.
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The Film London Audience Development Fund is the result of RIFE (Regional Investment Fund of England) Lottery Funds, distributed by Film London on behalf of the UK Film Council.

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