2020 COMMUNITY CINEMA CONFERENCE FAQS

How will we access the sessions?
An interactive programme will be sent to all attendees on Thursday, containing links to all the films (including passwords), live sessions and pre-recorded content. Please do not share this. Welcomes, sessions and networking will be hosted live on Zoom, films will be available through a password protected screening link and the awards will be premiering live on YouTube on Saturday evening. The Cinema For All team will be on hand all weekend to guide your through the programme and remind you of any links, should you need them.

Which sessions are live and which are pre-recorded?
Our pre-recorded sessions are:
·     Screenings for Neurodiverse People with Midnight Memphis
·     Nina Tame in Conversation with Jaq Chell (Cinema For All)
·     Our Global Family: A Conversation between Deborah Parker (Cinema For All) and Joao Paulo Macedo (President of the International Federation of Film Societies)
·     The 51st Film Society of the Year Awards (premieres at 6pm, Sat 19 Sept)

We invite you to watch these sessions at the scheduled programmed time, along with all delegates, and live chat along in the session links provided. The awards will premiere on YouTube at 6pm on Saturday.
Our other sessions are live, in addition to our ‘Zoom Room’ where you may network, chat with friends and other delegates, meet our partners, supporters and more.

How does the ‘Zoom Room’ work?
Our networking room – the ‘Zoom Room’ – will act as a delegate area throughout the weekend. It will be moderated by Cinema For All staff at all times, who will pop you in a break-out room if you’d like to have a quieter chat/ talk to someone in particular. You can request this through the Zoom chat function as and when you need it. In addition, we encourage you to chat, share and celebrate on social media using our hashtag #fsoy2020 and #cinemaforall. Our supporters Filmbankmedia and WRS Insurance will also be in the Zoom Room.

You can also chat during the sessions using Zoom Live Chat, which will be moderated by the Cinema For All team.

Will I be able to watch the sessions and films afterwards?
Yes! If you missed any of the sessions, or films, you will be able to see them afterwards – you have until the end of Sunday 20 September to watch the films. The sessions will be sent to all attendees after the conference and will be available until 30th September. The awards will also be available until 30th September.

For the Mubi watch-along of Volver on Sunday night, you will need a Mubi account, however you can sign up for 90 day free trial here: https://mubi.com/cinemagoeson

Can I share the links with my team?
We’re afraid only people that have bought tickets will be able to watch the sessions and films. If you’d like them to access the weekend’s content, please send them the link to buy a ticket. Prices start at £15 and there are even bursaries still available!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2020-community-cinema-conference-and-film-society-of-the-year-awards-tickets-112583153242

Will you be able to help me with tech?
We will be able to help if there is a problem with any of our links, or sessions (either contact us on Zoom Live Chat, or email info@cinemaforall.org.uk) and troubleshoot any issues you may have, however we won’t be able to help if the issue is with your own computer, or broadband bandwidth.

Will there be BSL/ captions?
Yes, both will be available via Zoom. Our friends and BSL interpreters Stacey and David will be back again this year, and can be viewed via Zoom should you like to watch their stream. We do ask that if you would like to watch these sessions, please email info@cinemaforall.org.uk so we can be sure you get the links. We will also be captioning all sessions as best we can – simply enable CC captions on Zoom if you’d like to watch this stream.

Can I still come to a session if I missed the start?
Yes, this is totally fine – you can also catch up afterwards on anything you missed, and you can start the film screenings yourself by following the links.

How will the AGM work?
Follow the link in the interactive programme at the scheduled start time (Sunday 20th Sept, 1.30pm). The trustees will be there to guide you through the session. We will mute all participants to begin with as we move through the agenda, but there will be room for pre-submitted questions towards the end, as well as a chance to chat to the trustees informally after the business of the AGM has concluded.

All AGM papers can be found here: https://cinemaforall.org.uk/agm-notice-and-trustee-election/

If you are a current, fully paid up member of Cinema For All, you may vote on the agenda points on the day and in the trustee election – however, we do encourage you to cast your trustee election votes in advance by following this link: https://cinemaforall.org.uk/2020-trustee-election/

As previously communicated, any formal AGM questions should be submitted by email to deborah@cinemaforall.org.uk by 15 September.

Is there a safer space policy/ code of conduct?
Yes, as with all Cinema For All events, we operate a Safer Spaces Policy, which can be read here: https://cinemaforall.org.uk/safe-spaces-policy/

We will also be sending all attendees a Code of Conduct on Thursday, along with the interactive programme, so that we can help you understand how we will be managing any inappropriate language, or behaviour throughout the weekend, as well as keeping a spirit of learning, cooperation and support.