2018 Community Cinema Conference

2018 Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards



Join Cinema For All in Sheffield on 7-9 September for the UK’s biggest gathering of film societies, community cinemas, village screens and film clubs for a weekend-long celebration of volunteer-led cinema! This year’s theme is Yourself on Screen – we’ll be really delving into important issues such as representation, community outreach, diverse film programming as well as covering some of the core community cinema topics such as sustainability and marketing.

Expect an entire strand of pre-release films, an eye-opening key note, panel sessions led by community cinema organisers themselves, plus specialist workshops led by the Cinema For All team. The highlight of the weekend is the Film Society of the Year Awards and after party, hosted by Magid Magid. Do not miss the biggest celebration of volunteer-led cinema.

‘By meeting other film societies we felt part of something much bigger and that our efforts are appreciated and recognised more widely.’ – Lost In Film

Average ticket price for the whole weekend is just £85 (Member rate) – all lunches, morning refreshments and evening nibbles are included! We are very grateful to our event supporters and sponsors for helping us subsidise our ticket price and offer you even more than ever before! Their support helps us reduce the average cost of a weekend pass by a massive 50%.

We’re also offer discounted ticket for students and under 26s which is just £65.

*day passes are available on request*


  • Delicious lunches on Saturday and Sunday by our good friends Homemade by Thelma’s
  • Friday night welcome film and introduction
  • evening nibbles on Friday night
  • Morning tea and coffees
  • Access to the awards after-party on Saturday night, where you can dance, chat, drink and nibble with us until midnight


If you are a member of your local Film Hub, you may apply to them for a bursary towards the cost of the conference. To find out who your local Hub is and to get in touch visit: http://cinemaforall.org.uk/about-cinema-for-all/partners/film-audience-network/


The Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards are supported by Filmbankmedia with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery. More supporters TBC.

Cinema For All operates a Safe Spaces policy at all our events.