Previous years have seen members enjoy pre-release screenings, free tickets to the work of our favourite filmmakers, exclusive Q&As and unique events.
Until 2011 Birds Eye View ran a First Weekenders Club - encouraging audiences to attend the opening weekends of films made by women filmmakers, thus havig a tangible and positive impact on the life of the film. This activity continues via our social media platforms, with reviews and filmmaker inerviews on our blog, and also through The Nest, as audiences are given opportunities to attend previews and are kept in touch with new releases wherever possible.
Past events have included have included:
Preview of My Brother The Devil, dir. Sally El Hosaini + Q&A
Soho House, October 2012
Nest members got priority access to free tickets to an exclusive BEV preview screening of Sally El Hosaini's award winning debut feature My Brother The Devil, including Q&A with Sally herself.
Free tickets to Wadjda, dir. Haifaa Al Mansour
October @ BFI LFF
Fans of BEV were offered free tickets to a screening of this sensational debut film from Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker.
Exclusive BEV preview of Take This Waltz, dir. Sarah Polley
Soho House, August 2012
Friends of BEV enjoyed free tickets to an exclusive preview screening of Away From Her director Sarah Polley's much anticipated Take This Waltz.
Strawberry Fields, dir. Frances Lea
BFI & Curzon Renoir, July 2012
BEV teamed up with New British Cinema Quarterly on their tour of Strawberry Fields, bringing Nest members free tickets to two London screenings. These featured Q&As and even live music performances! Read our interview with Frances Lea in the news section.
Exclusive BEV preview of Your Sister's Sister, dir. Lynne Shelton
Soho House, June 2012
Nest members enjoyed free tickets to an exclusive BEV screening of this multi award-winning new film from Lynne Shelton, held at the gorgeous screening room of Soho House.
Where Do We Go Now? Opening Night Screening
Revolver Entertainment, June 2012
Nest members enjoyed free tickets to the opening night of this Cannes and Toronto award winning release from the director of Caramel, Nadine Labaki. Read our review in the news section.
She Monkeys; Press Screening and Free Tickets
Soho + ICA, May 2012
Our friends at Peccadillo Pictures and the ICA kindly offered Nest members free tickets to see Lisa Aschan's feisty feature debut She Monkeys. Check out our exclusive review in the News section.
Vanessa Redgrave: A Life in Pictures talk + Q&A
Brighton Dome, May 2012
BAFTA invited Nest members to a very special on-stage interview with BAFTA Fellow and Guest Directorof this year's Brighton Festival, Vanessa Redgrave.
Made in Britain Season; Next Gen + Q&A
BFI Southbank, April 2012
BEV were partnering on this year's Made in Britain season; first in the BFI's annual focus on British filmmaking talent. We were able to offer free tickets to Nest members to our Next Gen. showcase for the opening night, and secured members rates for all tickets throughout the season.
Human Rights Watch FF members rates
Ritzy Cinema, March 2012
BEV were partnering with three films on this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and were able to offer members rates for all screenings at the much loved Ritzy Cinema in Brixton.
BEV Spring 2012, VIP reception
BFI Southbank, March 2012
For this year's BEV Springs 2012 festival Nest members enjoyed 2 for 1 on tickets to our International Women's Day Gala and were invited to our VIP drinks reception, where they mingled with the likes of Romola Garai, Moira Buffini, Sally El Hosaini and more.
Just Do It special preview + Q&A
The Hospital Club, July 2011
Nest members attended a special preview of this astonishing journey behind the scenes of activist groups who refuse to sit back and allow the destruction of their world; followed by Q&A with director Emily James and producer Lauren Simpson
Countdown to Zero premiere
BAFTA, June 2011
Nest members attended the nationwide premiere of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker's compelling investigation into nuclear arms proliferation, Countdown to Zero, which was also a highlight of the 2011 BEV Film Festival programme.
The Round Up special preview & director Q+A
Everyman Hampstead, June 2011
Nest Members were invited to a special preview of French box-office hit The Round Up in the gorgeous Everyman Hampstead, followed by a Q&A with director Rosalyne Bosch in discussion with BEV's Head of Programming Gali Gold.
Rosa Luxemburg exclusive screening & interview
ICA, April 2011
This rare screening of legendary German director Margarethe von Trotta's Cannes-winning historical epic was free to Nest members, plus an exclusive filmed interview with von Trotta discussing this landmark work of the New German Cinema movement.
The Nest at the 2011 BEV Film Festival
BFI, ICA, Southbank Centre & more, March 2011
Nest members were treated to 2for1 tickets at BFI Southbank, including the London premiere of Susanne Bier's Oscar winner In A Better World; member rates at the ICA, including Turner Prizewinner Gillian Wearing's feature debut Self Made and exclusive opportunities to meet top international talent.
Pink Saris Festival screening BFI Southbank, October 2010
Pink Saris Festival screening BFI Southbank, October 2010
Nest members were invited for free to this London Film Festival preview of Pink Saris, an extraodinary account of the women fighting for social justice in Northern India. Followed by a Q&A with director Kim Longionnotto, a BEV favourite whose last film Rough Aunties was shown at our 2010 Festival.
Tamara Drewe screening
Barbican, September 2010
Nest members were offered free tickets to to see playwright Moira Buffini's debut feature script directed by veteran Stephen Frears, which won critical acclaim for its story of a glamorous journalist returning home to Dorset to sell her childhood residence.
Defying Gravity + Please Give screening screening
Barbican, August 2010, in partnership with Dermalogica
Nest members were invited for free to this special discussion event entitled 'Defying Gravity – The Power of Diversity: How Women are Leading Success in Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation'; followed by a private screening of new film Please Give, directed by Nicole Holofcener.
Made in Dagenham pre-release screening
Paramount screening room, May 2010
Nest members were invited to an ultra-exclusive (and free!) sneak preview by Made In Dagenham's producer, BEV Chair Elizabeth Karlsen. Released in October 2010, this film about the women workers strike over unequal pay at the Dagenham Ford factory in the 1960s was a huge UK hit.