Through our Propeller Scheme we are looking to support smaller, targeted film projects, screenings and events across our region that look to build audiences for British and international film.
For 2017 Propeller has been split into three strands: Diversity, Future Audiences and Screen Heritage.
Below are a list of projects we have awarded so far in this scheme:
Not Just Bollywood, ‘Hindies’ & The Indian Film Industry
Propeller Strand: Diversity
Run by: The Dukes
Date/s: September 2017
The Dukes are taking part in HOME’s Not Just Bollywood: ‘Hindies’ & The Indian Film Industry film season. The season highlights contemporary critically acclaimed Indian independent films. The season will take stock of the ways in which the Indian indie film scene has seen a notable shift in genres, audience tastes and storytelling.
The Propeller Scheme support will go towards marketing the season and also to support the ability to screen Kothanodi, which has a higher fee due to it not having UK distribution. With the print in the country for HOME’s season this is a rare and exciting opportunity to present Lancashire audiences the opportunity to watch an Indian film they wouldn’t otherwise had the chance to see.The other 3 films intended for the season are Hotel Salvation, The Lunchbox and Court.
More info will be on The Dukes website when they have it.
Oswestry Film Society LGBT Season
Propeller Strand: Diversity
Run by: Oswestry Film Society
Location: KinoKulture, Oswestry
Date/s: 18 Oct, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov & 13 Dec 2017
Oswestry Film Society has been running since October 2015 and they screen films twice a month, running three themed seasons throughout the year. Our remit is to enrich our local audience’s experience of cinema as an art form by programming a range of films both old and new; that include British and international cinema, documentary films as well as popular American titles.
Now established, their desire is to branch out and take some risks in terms of programming content and diversify their audience further. This carries a certain financial risk – since strong audience numbers would not be guaranteed -which is why they sought funding from the Propeller Scheme to support their first ‘off-shoot’ season of LGBT cinema ‘Pride’. A series of films with LGBTQ+ themes. Documentaries, acclaimed world cinema and recently released British films…..Pride has something for everyone.
Pride Season at a glance…
Wednesday Oct 18th 2017 – Britain on Film: LGBT Britain (PG)
Wed 15th Nov 2017 – Handsome Devil (PG)
Wed 22nd Nov 2017 – God’s Own Country (15)
Wed 29th Nov 2017 – Blue is The Warmest Colour (18)
Wed 13th Dec 2017 – Transamerica (15)
More information and tickets can be found on Oswestry Film Society’s website.