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Apply Now for the Film Society of the Year Awards!

Jun 13

Application forms for the 48th Film Society of the Year Awards are now available. The Awards are our proudest tradition, and celebrate the hard work of the volunteers who bring film to communities all across the UK. Apply now There are 11 awards to apply for, from our newest award Best Single Event, to the overall […]

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Jun 7

Since December 2016 we have been supporting the Broomhall Community Centre to help them develop their own community cinema.   So far they have hosted two screenings to a combined audience of 206 people. This work was made possible by a legacy donation by the late Dr Shaw and a Pay It Forward donation from […]

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Jun 1

Are you a whizz with screening equipment? Can you offer your time to help others? Cinema For All is looking to assemble a team of equipment experts to support new exhibitors to get started. If this is something you would like to take part in, please get in touch to register your interest at or […]

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May 19

At Flatpack 11 the Assemble team hosted Film Camp, a one-day event exploring some of the latest innovations in cinema exhibition. Media Archive for Central England offered exhibitors practical tips and expert guidance on successfully screening archive film in ‘Build Your Own Archive’. The workshop covered the basics on how to access and clear the rights to […]

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Film Audience Network

BFI FAN New Release Strategy Round Up

The New Release Strategy is a BFI Film Audience Network initiative that supports some of the best independent films from across the globe and find a place and an audience in cinemas across the UK. With each New Release Strategy film the BFI FAN create a comprehensive marketing pack containing everything you need to promote the […]

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SWO 2016 - Crocodile


May 17

SHORT FILM COMPILATIONS AIMED AT YOUNG AUDIENCES NOW AVAILABLE FROM DISCOVERY FILM FESTIVAL Discovery Film Festival is Scotland’s International Film Festival for young audiences. Based at and managed by Dundee Contemporary Arts, the festival brings together the very best films from around the world for audiences aged 3+. Now in its 14th year, the festival […]

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Mar 31

The Vice Presidents of Cinema For All are comprised of people that have dedicated their lives to community cinema and have had a long standing commitment to Cinema For All. We are delighted to honour two more remarkable individuals as Vice Presidents, Marjorie Ainsworth and Brian Clay. Marjorie has been part of Manchester and Salford Film Society […]

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Mar 10

Exquisite, stunning, euphoric. Dazzling. Timeless. Beautiful. These are just some of the words used to describe Moonlight. Moonlight is the second feature film by director Barry Jenkins and has won over critics, audiences and most recently the Academy who gave it the Oscar for Best Picture. The film follows the life of Chiron, a young […]

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Cinema For All Membership

Mar 3

The support you need to achieve your community cinema dreams. ‘I found the care and support of Cinema For All most beneficial. The team has always been there to answer all my questions and concerns – even taking the local licensing authority to task when they wanted to impose an unfair charge on our venue. […]

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New Membership Benefit: Aesthetica Short Films

Feb 3

We are delighted to announce that in partnership with Aesthetica Short Film Festival we are able to offer Cinema For All Members and Associates an excellent short film package! This short film package is a compilation of six diverse and inspiring short films screened at the BAFTA recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival. The festival prides […]

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