2020 Community Cinema Conference Resources

Live Session Recordings:

The 51st Film Society of the Year Awards
Watch the celebration on YouTube!

Women Filmmakers in the Silent Era with Dr. Peter Walsh
Silent Cinema expert Dr. Peter Walsh talks to us about Alice Guy-Blache and the prevalence of female filmmakers and family studios in the silent era, and why we rarely hear about them today.

Collaborations and Community with Kate Wood
Programmer Kate Wood shares with us her top tips for collaborating with your community with an inclusive and exciting programme, featuring vital guidance and advice.

New Ground – Stories from Emerging Community Cinemas
Ellie Ragdale (Cinema For All, Handmade Cinema) chats to organisers from some of our newest community cinemas, including Martin De Graft-Johnson (UFP Film Club), Rui Jin (Brighton Community Cinematheque), Mosa Mpetha and Samra Mayanja (The Black Cinema Project) and Barry Carr (Exminster Film Society).

Filmbankmedia Virtual Screening Room
Filmbankmedia’s Simon Culm updates us on their upcoming Virtual Screening Room plans.

Creating a Safe New Normal
Deborah Parker (Cinema For All) is joined by Anthony Andrews (We Are Parable) and Hugh Odling-Smee (BFI Film Hub NI) to discuss safe re-opening, test events, a changing legal landscape and protecting vulnerable audience members.

Non-stop – Community Cinema Stories During Lockdown
Rico Johnson-Sinclair (CineQ) chats to Elizabeth Costello (Leigh Film Society) and Imogen Weatherly (Film Club at Home) about their exciting and innovative continued activities during lockdown.

The Films of Pedro Almodóvar
Educator and Cinema For All trustee Rebecca Ellis joins us again to take us through the films of the Spanish master.

Pre-recorded Sessions:

Screenings for Neurodiverse People, with Midnight Memphis
Midnight Memphis (BFI FAN Access Officer, Star and Shadow) talks us through how to put on screenings for Neurodiverse people, what to bear in mind and how to make meaningful events that support your audience.

In Conversation with Nina Tame
Disability activist Nina Tame talks with Cinema For All’s Jaq Chell about what it is like for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility when they go to the cinema and other cultural spaces. The conversation will feature top tips to help you make your venue more accessible and inclusive.

Our Global Family – Deborah Parker in Conversation with Joao Paulo Macedo
Cinema For All Chief Executive Deborah Parker chats to the President of the International Federation of Film Societies, Joao Paulo Macedo about the global community of film societies, clubs and volunteer-led cinemas.


Creating a Safe New Normal:

Manchester Film Weekender – Test Screening
John Grieve, Manchester Film Weekender

Guidance for Community Cinemas and Nontheatrical Exhibitors
Hugh Odling-Smee, Film Hub Northern Ireland

Exploring the confidence of Black audiences upon their return to cinemas
Anthony Andrews, We Are Parable

Non-stop Community Cinema Stories During Lockdown:

Rico Johnson-Sinclair, CineQ