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Diagonale 2019 Film Meeting – Graz, Austria, 20th March 2019

We were kindly invited to Graz to present the Beyond the Multiplex research at the 2019 Diagonale Film Meeting.

You can download the presentation here.

This Way Up 2018 | FACT, Liverpool, 5th – 6th December 2018 

We presented two sessions at This Way Up 2018,

Film elicitation – This interactive session involved a condensed version of a focus group, before a discussion of some of the key findings of and reflections on the groups that have already taken place.

Beyond the multiplex: a new approach to audience research –  This session provided an introduction to the project and new research approach, presenting initial findings, followed by Q&A and discussion about the approach and findings to date. Download the session presentation here – This Way Up Presentation 2018

Digital Humanities Congress | University of Sheffield, 6th – 8th September 2018

We presented the paper “Using a data ontology to understand the relational dynamics of film audiences” at the 2018 Digital Humanities Congress at the University of Sheffield. The Digital Humanities Congress is a conference held in Sheffield every two years. Its purpose is to promote the sharing of knowledge, ideas and techniques within the digital humanities. See the full programme here.

Friday 27 April 2018 – BECTU Freelancers’ Fair 2018
Seminar 7: Choice and Diversity in Film
Working with film producer James Barrat we organised a panel at the 2018 BECTU Freelancers’ Fair to discuss the opportunities to create more choice and diversity in film exhibition. Our speakers included Jemma Buckley, Independent Cinema Office, Jaq Chell, Cinema for All, and Toki Allison, Film Hub Wales.

October 2017 – Press Release
Press Release: Major national film audience research project launched
Images: Beyond the Multiplex launch at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield – Photographs Mark Harvey

14 September 2017 – Audience Research Symposium: Innovative methods of researching audiences
University of Leeds, School of Performance and Cultural Industries
We presented our first paper at the Audience Research Symposium at University of Leeds on 14th September 2017.
The paper discussed the development of the innovative methodology of Beyond the Multiplex to address the research question of how audiences engage with and form in different ways around specialised film in the English regions.
Further details here.

Launch: Beyond the Multiplex: Audiences for Specialised Film in English Regions
11.15 am – 3.00 pm on Wednesday September 27th 2017
Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

This event introduced the project and included a discussion about the opportunities and challenges in developing audiences within a rich and diverse film culture. It outlined how the specialised film sector can get involved in the project and how stakeholders can access research and events during the lifetime of the project.

Launch Programme (pdf)

Project Presentation (pdf)

Launch Report (pdf) A short report which captures the insights from the day.

All photographs: Mark Harvey



October 2018 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter