75th Anniversary Celebrations & Campaign

 

 

CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF CINEMA FOR ALL!

 

This year, we celebrate 75 years of supporting film societies and community cinemas; 75 years of helping this incredible sector to grow. We are also launching a fundraising campaign, to help us to continue the vital work of supporting community cinema.

 

In 1925, the first British film society, with members such as H. G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw, met in London. Further groups followed suit, and the British Federation of Film Societies was formed in 1946. Seventy-five years later, it continues to operate – now under the trading name ‘Cinema For All’.

 

As we reflect on 75 years of community cinema history, we are floored by the resilience and vitality of the sector that democratises cinema exhibition.

 

 

Join us for a huge celebration of a sector that leaves us in awe year after year.

 

In the lead-up to the Community Cinema Conference, we’ll be sharing tonnes of exciting content, from filmmaker interviews and community cinema stories to rare archive documents, right here on our website.

 

Fundraising campaign: ’75 for 75′

 

In the wake of an extremely challenging period, we are also asking for your assistance. To help secure Cinema For All’s future and cover our losses from 2020/21, we’re launching a fundraiser to generate much-needed income.

Our ambitious target of £75k will contribute to core costs over the next three years, so we can continue to support the sector. Donations can be made here. As always, we are extremely grateful for all forms of support.

To kick off the campaign, we’re thrilled to share this heartwarming video from a good friend of Cinema For All, filmmaker, critic, and programmer Mark Cousins.

 

Explore all facets of the campaign:

 

EVENTS

FUNDRAISING

THE HISTORY OF CINEMA FOR ALL 

CELEBRATION MESSAGES

Coming soon:

 

ARCHIVE

YOUR STORIES + YOUR FAVOURITE FILMS

 

Join the conversation on social media using #CinemaForAll75