Brighton & Hove has always been a vibrant film city. From the Hove pioneers to exciting new talent, the city has been a magnet for film-makers and film production companies who delight in pushing the boundaries of how to make and show film on an international stage.
The city has the oldest continuously running cinema in the UK and is a thriving centre for creative and digital talent, recognised as a driver for growth and the reason for our status as an economic ‘super city’.
Film is shown and enjoyed here in a wide range of contexts: festivals, outdoors, in gallery spaces and in state of the art cinemas of all sizes.
Film crews from all over the world are increasingly choosing to make their movies here, attracted by the landscape and diverse architecture but also by a welcoming and can-do approach from statutory services, businesses and residents.
Perhaps most importantly industry and publicly funded development agencies are working with schools, colleges and universities to foster the future of film: the film makers, producing entrepreneurs, technical talent and informed and demanding film audiences that together help to create a film culture that will help preserve and grow our film city.
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