Beyond the Multiplex is a three year project that seeks to understand how to enable a wider range of audiences to participate in a more diverse film culture.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the project team brings together researchers from the Universities of Newcastle, Sheffield, York and Liverpool.
Through a partnership with the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Film Audience Network (FAN), the Film Hubs (which organise provision of specialised film and fosters audience participation regionally) and the Audience Agency, the project aims to a have direct impact on efforts to improve regional audience figures, widen film choice, and enhance the cultural benefits of specialised film.
An Advisory Board will meet annually to provide expert guidance and oversight of the project’s progress.
For more information about the project, contact Principal Investigator, Prof Bridgette Wessels.