Appendix 2: Exhibitor questionnaire


Covering note sent to Film Hub Wales mailing list:

Film Hub Wales, in association with the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales, has commissioned Bigger Picture Research to examine archive film programming in Wales.

The research will inform Film Hub Wales’s plans to support screen heritage initiatives over the next two years.

We are inviting every exhibitor that screens films on a regular basis to contribute by completing a short questionnaire.

We want to hear from you even if you’ve never screened an archive film before. The more responses we get, the better we can tailor the support we offer.

The survey should only take 15 minutes and your responses will be treated in strict confidence. To take part in the survey simply follow the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Archivefilm

The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 27 March.

 

Questionnaire

Thanks for agreeing to take part in this short survey about archive film programming.

When we refer to archive film we mean either of the following:

1. Professionally made feature films, shorts, documentaries and TV programmes available from archive collections.
2. Amateur footage donated to an archive as a record of life in past times.

The survey should only take 15 minutes and your responses will be treated in strict confidence, for research purposes only.

 

Exhibitor details

1. Organisation name:
2. Organisation location (name of village/town/city and postcode):

 

Archive film programming

3. Since 2011 have you screened any archive films?

(Please tick all that apply)
Yes, from the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales
Yes, from the BFI National Archive
Yes, from another archival source (please give the name of the archive here)
No
Don’t know
Other archival source (please specify):
 

4. Please give the name(s) of up to five of your most recent archival screenings, the date of the performances and (where possible) the number of admissions:
 

5. In terms of audience numbers, did the screening(s) perform in line with expectations, better or worse?
 

6. In general terms, which of the following reasons guided your programming choice of archive film?

(Please tick all that apply)
The subject matter had local interest
We ran the screening in partnership with the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales
We worked in partnership with a local group or education institution
We wanted to show something different to our contemporary film programme
We responded to audience demand
We had funding or other support to put on an archive screening
The screening was part of a wider event or festival
Other reasons (please give brief details)
None of the above
 

7. [If no archival screening activity] We're interested to know why you haven't screened any archive films since 2011. Please tick all the reasons that apply from the list below:

Archive film is of limited interest to our core audience
We don’t know enough about archive film to make programming choices
Rights clearance can be difficult and time consuming to organise
We don’t know how or where to book archive films
There is no space in our screening schedule for archive films
We don’t have the technical facilities to screen archive films
Other (please list any other reasons for not screening archive films)
None of the above
 

8. Would you like to programme more archive films?
Yes
No
Don’t know
 

9. Is there anything stopping you from doing so?
(Please use the space below to explain)
 

10. Please tell us why you don't want to screen any more archive films, by selecting all the reasons that apply from the list below:

Archive film is of limited interest to our core audience
We don’t know enough about archive film to make programming choices
We don’t know how or where to book archive films
There is no space in our screening schedule for archive films
We don’t have the technical facilities to screen archive films
Other (please list any other reasons for not screening more archive films)
None of the above
 

11. Do you have an existing relationship with a local historical society, amateur filmmaking club, other community group, school or college that might be interested in archive film screenings?

Yes
No
Don’t know
 

12. Have you ever screened archive film in association with one of these groups, or talked about doing so?

Yes
No
Don’t know
 

13. Would you ever consider doing so?

Yes
No
Don’t know


Future support

14. To help Film Hub Wales prioritise its support for archive film programming, please rate the following according to their usefulness (1 is most useful, 4 is least useful):

Funding for archive film licence fees, events and administration costs (e.g. staff time for rights clearance)
Training for archive film programming, booking, marketing and presentation
Archive film screening days and networking events in Wales
Online information and advice about archive film programming opportunities
What, if any, other types of support would you find useful?
Thank you for completing this survey, we really appreciate your input
[Re-direct to Film Hub Wales web site]


 

Go back to CONTENTS

Go to DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Appendix 3: National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales screenings, education and community events