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Cheltenham International Film Festival / Cinema For All Audience Award: 

Cinema For All is also delighted to announce the ‘CIFF Cinema For All Audience Award’. Cinema For All members are encouraged to take part in the Audience Award by voting for their favourite of five films, selected from the festival programme for their outstanding appeal to community cinema audiences.

We invite community cinemas and their members to vote for their favourite Cheltenham IFF film from a shortlist of titles, highlighted for their outstanding appeal to community cinema audiences. The final shortlist will be announced in next month’s Newsreel e-newsletter.


All CIFF Cinema For All Audience Award votes will be entered into a prize draw, eligible to win a range of prizes.

All prizes can be redeemed on films included in Season 5 at the YourScreen Virtual Cinema, launching at the start of September.

First Prize: The winning voter will be able to watch ALL Season 5 films for free!

Second Prize: Two second-prize winners will be able to watch any THREE Season 5 films for free!

Third Prize: Five third-prize winners will be able to watch any ONE Season 5 film for free!

Only members who have watched their favoured film at Cheltenham International Film Festival are eligible to vote. The winning entrants will be chosen at random via a draw by Cinema For All. Terms and conditions apply.

VOTING DEADLINE: Midnight, Sunday 4 July.

Browse the full festival programme, then buy your pass and get watching!

See Cinema For All’s e-newsletter with special offers on passes and ticket prices for Cinema For All members, or get in touch for more information.


For: existing community cinemas & film societies, active for 1 year +

Application Deadline: 30th May 2021

Coaching sessions will run Online, June – August 2021

Accessible application options available


We are now recruiting for the Summer 2021 round of our popular coaching programme ‘SUSTAIN’.

These programmes are designed to help community cinemas return to screening after lockdown with some extra coaching and bursary support.

Whether you’ve been around the block two times or twenty, these programmes can help you reach your next goal.

‘SUSTAIN’ is broken down into three exciting programmes:

Sustain SHINE:

Reflect on what you’ve achieved and where you want to go next.

3 x coaching sessions, tools & advice

+ £200 bursary towards your sustainability

Sustain DEVELOP:

Develop a specific project with a clearly defined goal in mind.

3 x bespoke, targeted sessions

+ £600 bursary to realise this ambition


Supports groups with interesting ideas to collaborate with other community cinemas.

+ £1000 bursary to realise your project, in person or online.

All coaching is delivered by Cinema for All with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Coaching Topics Covered:

  • Outdoor/online screenings
  • Reopening – safely & successfully
  • Fundraising
  • Audience development
  • Programming
  • Marketing
  • Equipment
  • Venue hire
  • Outreach
  • Accessibility & more


“In these isolated times, the training made all our efforts feel valued and supported.  Making contact with Cinema For All was so helpful and the endorsements that you gave for our work provided such a boost when we needed that most… the training also gave us the courage to try different models… where otherwise we might not have felt able to tackle them.” – Sustain Shine Spring 2021 participant

“I cannot overstate how much I am grateful for the support… Sustain has given me & therefore benefited our community. It has gone from having half an idea to a megaproject with a long-term legacy.” – Sustain Develop 2020 Participant

For more information and to apply, visit:



Alternative application formats available.

Our website includes audio recordings of programme copy, application forms and guidance notes.

For any other access needs, please contact: (Sustain Shine) (Sustain Develop & Collaborate)

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