A MESSAGE TO OUR MEMBERS FROM CHAIR DR. GEMMA BIRD

We all know that it has been a really difficult year this year with many challenges to overcome personally, in our communities and as a sector. Yet what I have found solace in this year is all the amazing things that groups have been doing to support their members and their communities, whether this has been watch alongs, goody bag deliveries or online festivals the community cinema sector has once again shown itself to be at the forefront of supporting communities and looking after one another. It was a pleasure to see so many of you this year at the Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards and to hear about all the amazing things you have been doing. I am also extremely proud of the Cinema For All team for bringing everyone together online and for all the brilliant work they have done this year supporting the sector. I would like to wish you all a happy holidays and am hopeful that in 2021 we can return in person to the cinemas and communities we love.