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Next Gen 2022 – Summer round

  • Are you under 30 and looking to screen films in your community or at your university?
  • Do you work with young people (in a school, college or youth club) that would like to plan exciting film screening events?

The Cinema For All Next Gen coaching scheme is here to help you every step of the way!


  • Four online coaching sessions
  • A £400 bursary to help cover the cost of your first two screenings

Over the course of August – October you will learn how to set up your community cinema, promote your screenings, what you equipment you need and tips to make your cinema special!

Each workshop will be led by a friendly Cinema For All coach and take place over Zoom, so they can be arranged at your convenience. Coaching sessions last 90 minutes (with scheduled breaks) and are tailored to you, to help you bring your cinema to life. There are lots of opportunities for discussion and activities in each coaching session, to help you develop your ideas and process your learning.


Next Gen coaching schedule:


To be completed by:
Welcome session (25 minutes)

·       We will set some goals together for what you would like to achieve with you cinema and coaching.

Reflection session (25 minutes)

·       We will reflect on you coaching journey and two screenings, revisiting your goals.



·       Your welcome session and first coaching session will be completed by the end of August.


·       You are welcome to run your screenings at any point between August – end of October 2022.


·       All coaching sessions and screenings to be completed by the end of October 2022.



Four online coaching sessions (90 minutes):

·       Your first coaching will be ‘How to Start a Community Cinema’

·       From there you can choose from our list of topics e.g. Marketing, Film Programming, Special Events, Equipment etc.

Two pilot film screenings:

·       With the support of the £400 bursary you will put on your first two screenings, giving you an opportunity to test your ideas and build an audience.


How to apply:


Cinema For All is committed to making the application process for our coaching programmes as accessible as possible. We welcome applications by:

  • Written application form. Download the application form. 
  • Video file answering the application questions.
  • Audio file answering the application questions.
  • Or you can arrange a Zoom call with either Ellie or Abi and they will type your answers as you say them. Please email or call 0114 2210314 to arrange this.

If you have any other way that you would prefer to apply, please let us know and we will endeavour to support you.

Be sure to carefully read the guidance notes and terms and conditions in the application form before applying.

  • Deadline for applications is midnight, 31 July 2022.

Please send your application to Ellie at

Cinema For All values diversity and we encourage applications from people of African or Caribbean heritage, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, people who experience racism, LGBTQI+ people and people with disabilities.

Audio reading of Next Gen Summer 2022 Application Form and Guidance Notes:


Next Gen coaching programme is created with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.