Mapping Independent Film Exhibition

This visualisation shows the location of independent film exhibitors and the distribution of public funding that supported UK independent film exhibition between 2011 and 2018.

Data sources

Independent film exhibitors: Independent Cinema Office (ICO) – 2019
Public funding for independent film exhibition: BFI lottery awards funded programmes (2011 to 2018) and Creative Europe – funded programmes (2011 to 2018)

How to use the map

The stack icons (at the top-right of the map frame) allow different layers to be added to or removed from the map. The size and strength of circles represents density, e.g. two independent cinema venues in a similar location will generate a larger and darker circle on the map than a site with only one.