BFI FAN New Releases

Support for select titles from across the globe that deserve to be seen on the big screen.

Get support for new film releases.

Each year BFI FAN supports around 4 new films, to help ensure important independent releases find a place in cinema. Find information about these film titles here, how to book them for your venue and what support is available or Download the PDF.

  • Access to a small campaign budget for grassroots marketing or event activity  e.g. social media advertising or a special event,
  • An extended press and marketing campaign coordinated by regional marketers in each Film Hub area to raise visibility and attendance,
  • A BFI FAN Marketing Pack designed especially for exhibitors and containing event and marketing ideas, copy, images, assets, press and e-mail outreach templates to help effectively promote the film.

If you’re interested in support for any of the titles, or if you have any questions, please email: or visit

An open submission process for 4 new release film titles supported each year. Exhibitors and distributors can submit a title to be considered for FAN support at any time.

Go to and get submitting!

A fortnightly newsletter delivered to all FAN members. It includes booking opportunities for new releases as well as nationwide seasons (e.g. the BFI Blockbuster) and touring programmes. You can submit to the newsletter here.

Registered Film Hub members will automatically receive this newsletter – if you’re not a member yet, find out more about joining Film Hub Wales.

Longer-term audience development support is available for selected FAN venues each year. Further information is available in the downloadable PDF here and you can apply here. This support includes:

  • An audience development workshop – get expert help to create a plan that works for your venue, aimed at developing 16-30 audiences for new releases,
  • Help implementing your plan from a local marketing consultant,
  • Access to the regional campaign budget for additional marketing or event activity for each of the FAN-supported titles.

If you have any questions, please email, or visit

The Pearl Button (18 March, New Wave)
Chile 2015 / Dir Patricio Guzmán / 82min

Support given:

  • Magic Lantern for a film introduction, music, food and advertising.

Mustang (13 May, Curzon)
Turkey 2015 / Dir Deniz Gamze Ergüven / 94min

Support given:

Chevalier (22 July, Optimum Releasing)
Greece 2015 / Dir Athina Rachel Tsangari

Support given:

  • Galeri towards running competitions for local rugby and football clubs, and advertising
  • Pontio towards Facebook advertising and bilingual programme notes

Sonita (21 October, New Wave)
Germany/Switzerland/Iran 2015 / Dir Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Support given:

  • Wow Women’s Film Club for guest speakers, print drive of A5 flyers, marketing outreach, social media and newsletter promotion and catering.

Daphne (September 29, 2017, Altitude)
UK/2017/ Dir Peter Mackie Burns

Support given:

  • Brecon Film Society: Screenings of Daphne and I am Not a Witch as part of a special International Women’s Day programme coinciding with Brecon Women’s Festival. 

God’s Own Country (September 1, 2017, Picturehouse)
UK/2017/ Dir Francis Lee

Support given:

  • Savoy Theatre for marketing via Facebook and Twitter adverts and local press.

The Prince Of Nothingwood (December 15, 2017, Vertigo)
France/Germany/ Dir Sonia Kronlund

Support given:

A Fantastic Woman (March 2, 2018, Curzon Artificial Eye)
Spain, Chile, Germany, USA

Support given:

  • Pontio, Bangor for the creation of a bespoke flyer, linking publicity to ‘120BPM’ screenings at Pontio and use of Facebook adverts.
  • Magic Lantern for marketing and outreach support to targeted audience networks, both locally and further afield.
  • Theatr Gwaun for supported marketing materials across print, posters and Facebook adverts.

New Release Preview Day

On January 19, 2017, we ran a New Release Previews Day at Chapter, Cardiff, which included a screening of The Fits, and Oscar winning film Moonlight, with an introduction from Altitude Films, followed by group discussions.