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73 Cinema Receive Film Hub Wales Support

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

73 Cinema is one of 16 recipients of the BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund with thanks to the BFI Film Audience Network awarding funds from National Lottery.

73 Cinema screening of 'American Interior' in 2019.

The award will allow the 73 Cinema team to carry out digital activity while preparing for a safe return to physical events at Ty Pawb later in the year.

The latest 73 Cinema event, 'The Feminista Film Festival' took place as part of International Women's Day celebrations at Ty Pawb in early March. Since then film screenings have been indefinitely postponed.

"Cinemas and festivals are being driven during this difficult time by dedicated people working behind the scenes, striving to bring communities back together through film. FHW is working closely with the 16 partners to understand how Covid-19 has impacted them, so that the greatest choice of cinema can be brought back to audiences across Wales." - Film Hub Wales.

Digital Activity

As part of the award the team will be creating a series of innovative film-related projects through Instagram. These are set to begin next month on the 73 Cinema and 73 Degree Films pages.

We're passionate about driving innovation and increasing audience engagement in new and exciting ways. This award will provide us with the opportunity to try out a brand new digital project which we believe has the potential to revitalise our outreach and build on the brilliant sense of community that 73 Cinema has created in Wrexham. - Robert Corcoran.

The famous 73 Cinema popcorn machine!

A Safe Return

Plans will be put in place to ensure that physical screenings can return to Ty Pawb at some point in the near future.

A draft programme will also be created, so that activity can resume as soon as it is completely safe to do so.

This award will allow us to try out new ways of screening independent and world cinema for audiences. We're excited to begin working with Ty Pawb to see what will be possible. Despite the difficulties that lie ahead, we're extremely positive that we can make our events as safe and enjoyable as usual. - Robert Corcoran.

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