ACCESS LAUNCHPAD

Cinema For All has a place available on our free Launchpad coaching scheme taking place between January and March 2021 for a group that would like to specifically start accessible film screenings. These can be screenings for people with any additional accessibility needs (e.g. screenings for people who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing, people who are neurodiverse, people with physical access needs or dementia friendly screenings) to help create more inclusive cinema screenings and truly make cinema for all.

The coaching programme includes four invaluable online coaching sessions via Zoom with the Cinema For All team which will help guide you with all the information and inspiration to get your cinema started! You will also receive a £200 bursary to cover the costs of your first screening.

Cinema For All want to make the coaching and application process as accessible as possible. You can apply by getting in touch with a little bit about who you are, where you’re based and the audience you want to reach. You can do this either by emailing Abi at abi@cinemaforall.org.uk with this information in text form, voice recording or video or by arranging a Zoom call with us. We are working remotely at the moment so we are unable to access our office phone. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

‘As a young deafblind person, the Cinema For All Launchpad program has given me the confidence and tools to form an accessible community cinema. Abi and Ellie were wonderful to work with, and they consulted with me about the format of the sessions, ensuring that my needs were met. I now feel like I have the knowledge to create a successful community cinema that will accommodate deaf and blind cinema goers. I highly recommend this program, and I can’t wait for more inclusive community cinemas to open up around the country.’ – Caption This Cinema

Please apply by getting in touch no later than 18 January 2021.
If you have any questions please just let us know.