2020 Community Cinema Conference Programme!

Cinema For All is excited to share with you the full programme and schedule for the 2020 Community Cinema Conference, happening online from 18-20 September!

The Community Cinema Conference 2020 is an important opportunity to feel pride for what you have achieved despite such a difficult year. It will also help you be better connected to the  wonderful network of organisations around the UK and beyond, and inspired for the future of volunteer-led cinema. Join us to celebrate, to reflect and move forward.


We are delighted to present a programme that showcases a wide range of stories and voices from the community cinema sector and beyond.

Some of the great workshops throughout the weekend include, Screenings for Neurodiverse People with Midnight Memphis, Collaborations and Community with film programmer Kate Wood and a very exciting Almodóvar workshop with Rebecca Ellis. Plus, we will be talking to Disability Activist Nina Tame and Joao Paulo Macedo from the International Federation of Film Societies.

There will be panel discussions with many inspiring community cinema volunteers from across the UK, including Non-stop community cinema stories during lockdown, and New Ground – stories from emerging community cinemas.

Last but not least, we have a selection of incredible independent and world cinema films to help you put together your post-lockdown programme, including ClemencyBe Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, Talking about Trees, The Perfect Candidate, Delta 7even, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am and The Lady in the Portrait.


Don’t miss the highlight of the weekend, The Film Society of the Year Awards, on Saturday night! If you’d like to attend the awards only you can buy a Film Society of the Year Awards ticket for £5.

Our standard ticket price is just £25, though we offer a sliding scale including £15 tickets for people on a low-income and even some free places. If you’d like to support the event, Cinema For All and the community cinema sector, supporters’ tickets are available for £50. Find out more here.