THE BALLY #103: New sponsorship scheme for DIY Exhibitors in Greater London

Welcome to another special edition of THE BALLY where we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new sponsorship showcase for DIY film exhibitors in Greater London.

By RADIANT CIRCUS // Twitter @radiantcircus | Instagram @radiantcircus

It’s (almost…) time to get back out there…

To help established DIY film exhibitors return to the darkness after the pandemic, RADIANT CIRCUS is offering up to 10 sponsorship packages of £200 each to support the presentation of a feature-length film in any venue in Greater London before 31 March 2022. Your work will also get enhanced exposure at in the form of interviews, articles and all the love we can throw at your screen event.

Part of our Revive The Dark reopening campaign, the scheme is entirely backed by our monthly subscriber community at Patreon and uses funds we couldn’t spend due to the long months of shutdown. With their support, we are particularly interested in sponsoring adventurous film content that might not have a ready-made audience. That could be about showing films beyond your niche or taking risks with an unknown title.

Download our Season 1 Manifesto which explains our plans for the future and how exhibitors can pitch to get involved.

If you’re not an exhibitor, but know someone who does, please share this news freely. Also, please consider starting a monthly subscription at Patreon. With your help, we can continue blogging about alternative cinema, create even more of our unique event listings when venues reopen, and launch more crazy initiatives like this one to give indie cinema a boost! Subscriptions start at just £4 per calendar month. Thank you!

Until we can gather again in the darkness, stay safe.


RADIANT CIRCUS is powered by monthly subscribers40% of fees now directly supports indie cinema events across London.

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