People watching the big screen in Birmingham City Centre

There are now lots of unique ways you can get your films broadcast. You don’t have to be a professional film-maker to qualify and sometimes they’ll even throw in some kit and training.

If you’ve been trying to get your film shown on screen but didn’t know how, this page has some useful information.

Birmingham Central Library Theatre

Creative Insight, which seeks to assist people working in the creative industries in Birmingham, provides Central Library Theatre as a regular alternative cinema venue, showcasing the work of local film-makers under the banner FILM FIRST. It is free of charge for screenings and to audiences. Films are vetted by local film-makers for showing. Anyone wanting to submit ideas, material and suggestions should contact the Creative Insight Team by email or call them on 0121 303 4538.

Other venues

The Electric Cinema

The UK’s oldest working cinema.

The Electric Cinema
47–49 Station Street
Birmingham
B5 4DY
Telephone: 0121 643 7879
Email: info@theelectric.co.uk
Website: www.theelectric.co.uk

mac

The Midlands Arts Centre

mac
Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham
B12 9QH
Telephone: 0121 446 3232 (Sales and Information) / 0121 446 3200 (Admin)
Fax: 0121 446 3201
Email: info@macarts.co.uk
Website: macarts.co.uk

For hiring contact Damien Vincent on 0121 446 3250

Cineworld Broad Street

Cineworld
181 Broad Street
Birmingham
B15 1DA
Telephone: 0121 643 0631
Website: www.cineworld.co.uk

Film Clubs

Birmingham International Film Society

The Birmingham International Film Society is a new organisation offering a programme of new and classic World Cinema. Regular screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Library Theatre feature the best of world cinema, plus special events with guest speakers.

BIFS is supported by Screen WM and The National Lottery through the UK Film Council.

Tickets: £3.50/£2.50 (Concessions) are available from the Central Library, via telephone on 0121 303 2323 or online via Birmingham Box Office

Website: www.birmingham-film.org

Film Forum West Midlands

Film Forum West Midlands is a social networking platform, linking up filmmakers in the Midlands online and through bi-monthly social meetings.

Facebook Event www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131489443542471
Website: www.filmforumwm.co.uk

University of Birmingham Film Society

Brum FilmSoc regularly screens quality films at the university’s Edgbaston campus. You can watch all your favourites and also find some new ones. There are chances to collaborate with other societies for specialised marathon screenings and also a Termly Quiz. Every film shown is part of the Brum FilmSoc Library and once you are a member you can rent any DVD only having to pay a small, refundable deposit.

Email: filmsoc.bham@googlemail.com
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19489869992