Audiences Beyond the Multiplex: Understanding the Value of a Diverse Film Culture

A two-day virtual conference on the diversity of film audience experience in the UK

With increasing digital distribution, changing audience behaviour and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on independent film exhibition there are many ongoing challenges to increasing the diversity of film available to all audiences regardless of their background or where they live. The conference takes place at a key moment for film exhibition, raising questions about how we might think differently about audiences and their relationship with film, and how these insights can support audience development. By bringing academic research and industry expertise the conference will provide a platform to discuss insights on changing patterns of film consumption and offer opportunities to share new thinking.