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Opportunity to be on the jury for Krakow Film Festival!

We are looking for a Cinema For All Member to potentially represent community cinemas across the country and be on the jury at the 62nd Krakow Film Festival, from 29 May until 5 June!

Taking place again digitally this year, Krakow Film Festival showcases outstanding documentaries, animations and short films from all over the world, as well as the latest and most important Polish productions. As part of the jury panel, you will get access to all films selected for the festival and many others submitted for the film market. There will be 39 films in the International Short Film Competition (the one with FICC jury): 13 fiction, 13 documentaries and 13 animations. The detailed list of movies will be announced in two weeks time.

Also, as a representative for Cinema For All, we will look to you to uncover some great, new films for our Booking Scheme and write a report on your experiences at the festival afterwards, which will feature on the Cinema For All website and on our social media channels.

To apply, please download and complete the application form and return to Jaq by midnight on Monday 2 May. We will then select a candidate, and they will be put forward for consideration by the International Federation of Film Societies. You’ll be up against other federations worldwide, but you stand a good chance!

Curate 2022: Screen films for £80 + access extra support!

Curate 2022

Looking for some excellent films for your programme with great deals on film licences?

Want some marketing support to promote your film screenings, as well as special offers and exclusive Q+As?

Cinema For All’s Curate programme is back again to help you do all of the above with three fantastic, independent titles!

Bulado – Curate offer: Includes a marketing pack to help promote your screening.

Winner of the Golden Calf Award for Best Feature Film at the Netherlands Film Festival, 2020

Kenza, young and headstrong, lives on a junkyard in the countryside of Curaçao with her father, Ouira, and grandfather, Weljo. The two men are polar opposites: Ouira is a determined, rational police officer, while Weljo identifies with the island’s spirituality and native inhabitants. As Weljo wishes to prepare his passing to the world of spirits, the tension between Ouira and Weljo starts to escalate, and eleven-year-old Kenza searches for her own path between the two extremes.

Please note: Discs will be available but the date is to be confirmed. In the mean time we can provide an MP4 download of the film which you can screen from a laptop.

I Am Belmaya – Curate offer: Includes a marketing pack to help promote your screening, Belmaya Nepali’s latest short film Stronger, pre-recorded Q+A with Belmaya and a recorded community cinema intro from co-director Sue Carpenter to play at your screening before the film.

‘this wonderful documentary… pays moving testimony to the power of cinema and self-expression’ – Total Film

Dominated by her husband, her family and society, Belmaya is desperate for independence. Born a Dalit in a hill village in Nepal, orphaned at the age of nine, poorly educated, and trapped in an abusive marriage with a baby daughter, Belmaya, 21, has given up hope of finding happiness. Belmaya finds her maverick spark again as she gets a chance to train in documentary filmmaking. Determined to create a better life for her young daughter, Belmaya gains the skills and confidence to forge a new path. But are her resentful husband and conservative community ready for this?

Second Spring – Curate offer: Includes online or in person Q+A with director Andy Kelleher (limited to 10 screenings).

‘Andy Kelleher’s accomplished drama debut is packed with deft performances’ – The Guardian

Kathy Deane is an archaeologist, who lives with Tim, a successful architect. Life is good until she is diagnosed with Fronto-Temporal Degeneration. Rather than face up to her illness, Kathy leaves the safety of her marriage for Nick, a man she barely knows. A charming drifter, Nick takes Kathy to his childhood home, the Peninsula, where she instantly falls in love with this eerie, atmospheric merging of land, sky and water that seems cut off from the rest of the world. Kathy is very keen to settle down here, much to Nick’s unease; he has no desire to settle anywhere.

To book any of the Curate titles simply complete the booking form for the film you have selected (click the film title to go to the webpage). In the notes section of the booking form, please let us know if you would like the Curate offer with the film and we will arrange this with you. The Curate offers alongside these titles will be available for screenings taking place between 31st January and 30th September 2022. However, the standalone titles will remain available beyond this point without the offers. If you take part in any of the Curate screenings we ask that you the exhibitor complete a short feedback survey to help us understand your experience of Curate and improve our services. If you have any questions about Curate, please email Abi at abi@cinemaforall.org.uk

Website: www.cinemaforall.org.uk

Telephone: 0114 2210314

On the Ground – Raising your community cinema’s profile

We know you are doing great work, but does your audience? 

We understand amongst all the other tasks you do to run your community cinema, marketing and engagement can be time consuming and it is sometimes hard to know where to start. You have a story worth telling, let’s begin to share it!

Join Cinema For All online on Sunday 27 February 2022, 11:00 – 13:30 – for this special session on raising your community cinema’s profile, where we will explore how you can spotlight what makes your cinema unique, how to celebrate your wins with your audience and top tips on boosting your audience and engagement that work for you.

The online event features a masterclass session, led by Abi and Ellie from the Cinema For All team, along with an interactive panel discussion featuring inspiring speakers from community cinemas in Scotland sharing their experiences and expertise.

Attendees will also have exclusive access to a free preview screening, to watch for a limited period of time after the event! (Film to be confirmed soon)

Programme for the event:

  • 11:00 – Welcome and introductions: A chance to meet and update with your fellow community cinemas
  • 11:30 – How we raised our profile panel: Hear from other Scottish community cinemas as they share their experience of their challenges and ways they boosted their profile and widened their reach. This is also your chance to ask questions and gain insight from your peers.
  • 12:30 – Break
  • 12:45 – Sharing your story masterclass: A 45 minute masterclass with Abi and Ellie from Cinema For All exploring the different ways you can raise your community cinema’s profile, by communicating your journey, connecting with others and practical tips on developing your audience and engagement.
  • 13:20 – Wrap up and final thoughts.

REGISTER FOR FREE HERE

This event will take place on Zoom and will be BSL interpreted and captioned.

Please note, you do not have to be based in Scotland to attend and there is no limit to the number of group member that can book tickets, so please feel free to invite the rest of your team. We look forward to seeing you there!

This session is part of Cinema For All’s BFI-funded support scheme, On the Ground, connecting emerging or existing community cinemas from across the region to share skills, knowledge and expertise.

 Any questions please get in touch with Ellie at ellie@cinemaforall.org.uk.

Supported by the BFI,  awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Sustain 2022 applications now open!

Applications now open for Sustain 2022!

We are delighted to announce that we are now recruiting for the next round of our popular coaching programme Sustain – helping community cinemas build on the sustainability of their group and return to screenings after lockdown, with some extra support.

Our BFI funded coaching programme runs between January and March and provides existing community cinemas with bursary support, as well as online coaching sessions led by our friendly, expert Cinema For All staff.

Sustain is broken down into three, exciting programmes:

 

Sustain Shine – for existing community cinemas to reflect on what they have achieved and where they want to go next. This programme will follow our previous and popular Sustain format, providing groups with three coaching sessions and a bursary of £200, to build on and explore the sustainability of their community cinema.

 

Sustain Develop – a programme for community cinemas with a clear idea of their next stage of development with a specific project. The programme will consist of three bespoke coaching sessions tailored to your group, along with a £600 bursary to help realise, plan and achieve your community cinema’s next ambition.

 

Sustain Collaborate – This programme will support groups with ideas for an interesting collaboration with other community cinemas. It provides a bursary of £1000 to help cover the costs of making your in person or online collaborative project happen.

The deadline for applications for all Sustain programmes is 4 January 2022. 97% of groups that apply have been successful in receiving support from Cinema For All’s coaching programmes.

We look forward to hearing from you!

With the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

 

BE ON THE ETIUDA&ANIMA FICC JURY

We are looking for a Cinema For All member to apply to represent community cinemas on the FICC Jury at the 28th International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima in Krakow, Poland – taking place online this year, between 16-21 November 2021.

International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima is the oldest film festival in Poland showcasing the achievements of professionals, film students, and independent producers from all over the world.

The FICC Jury will consist of three people; one representative from Poland and two from other countries. As part of the jury panel, you will watch all films selected for the international competition of students’ films (Etiuda competition) and choose the FICC Don Quixote Prize winner.

Also, as a representative for Cinema For All, we will look to you to uncover some great, new films for our Booking Scheme and write a report on your experiences at the festival afterwards, which will feature on the Cinema For All website and on our social media channels.

Last year, David from The Futurist was selected to be on the FICC Jury for the festival, you can read his lovely report on his experiences here.

To apply, please download the short application form and return to Ellie at ellie@cinemaforall.org.uk by midday on Monday 25 October.

ON THE GROUND SCOTLAND – CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS

Do you want to develop the audience of your community cinema and raise your profile? Interested in how to find and build relationships with partners that could help take your cinema to the next level?

Join Cinema For All online on Sunday 31 October 11am-1:30pm for our first On the Ground Scotland event, as we explore community cinema collaborations and the creative ways that groups have worked together. You will also gain top tips and inspiration for starting your own creative partnerships, that help one another flourish.

Collaborating with other organisations and community cinemas can be a great way to reach new audiences, raise the profile of your cinema, or even share the workload of a more ambitious idea. But where do you go to find the right group to partner with, and how do you make sure that you both get what you need out of working together?

REGISTER HERE FOR FREE

The online event features a masterclass session, led by Abi and Ellie from the Cinema For All team, along with an interactive panel discussion featuring inspiring speakers from community cinemas in Scotland who have created a range of brilliant events through collaboration.

Attendees will also have access to a preview screening of Oliver Sacks: His Own Life courtesy of our friends at Altitude.

Programme for event:

  • 11:00 – Welcome and introductions: A chance to connect with your fellow community cinemas
  • 11:15 – Creative Collaborations panel: Hear from other Scottish community cinemas as they share their experience in the power of working together to achieve amazing screenings or try something new. This is also your chance to ask questions and gain insight from your peers.
  • 12:15 – Break
  • 12:25 – Creative Collaborations masterclass: A 45 minute masterclass with Abi and Ellie from Cinema For All exploring the benefits of partnerships, with practical tips and inspiration.
  • 13:20 – Wrap up and final thoughts.

This workshop will take place on Zoom and will be BSL interpreted and captioned.

Please note, you do not have to be based in Scotland to attend and there is no limit to the number of group members, so please feel free to invite the rest of your team. We look forward to seeing you there!

This session is part of Cinema For All’s BFI-funded support scheme, On the Ground, connecting emerging or existing community cinemas from across the region to share skills, knowledge and expertise.  Any questions please get in touch with Ellie at ellie@cinemaforall.org.uk.

Supported by the BFI,  awarding funds from the National Lottery.

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Recruiting Now: Coaching for New Community Cinemas!

**EDIT: TWO SPACES LEFT ON ACCESS LAUNCHPAD AND NEXT GEN! IF YOU MEET THE CRITERIA, FILL IN OUR SIMPLE APPLICATION FORM BY 9 SEPTEMBER**

Cinema For All’s popular coaching programmes for new community cinemas are back!

Are you a master cinema programmer in the making? Have you dreamed of putting on film screenings and starting your own community cinema?

As venues reopen, and as autumn approaches, there’s never been a better time to start.

Check out these three programmes to learn & kick-start your very own community cinema, with the help of a friendly expert Cinema For All coach and a bursary to help you get started without financial risk.

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LAUNCHPAD – for everyone new!

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NEXT GEN – for new individuals and groups under 30

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ACCESS LAUNCHPAD – for new individuals groups. Coaching is tailored to meet access requirements & help you host accessible screenings

ON THE GROUND: CINEMA ON THE MOVE

Outdoor screening are becoming more and more popular but with hefty hire prices for equipment and bigger box office splits it can often be a challenge for community cinemas.

Join Cinema For All for free online on Saturday 29 May between 2 – 3:15pm, as we hear from a handful of exhibitors who have created magical experiences for their audiences and taken community cinema outdoors…on a budget!

With inspiration and advice from community cinemas with experience and plenty of opportunity for questions and networking, this event is perfect for groups with ambition to run outdoor screenings. Featuring presentations from Friends of Cotteridge Park, Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema and Inspirate who will cover everything you need to know about taking your screenings outside, from logistics and costs, to audiences.

REGISTER HERE

This workshop will take place on Zoom and will be BSL interpreted and captioned, participants will receive a link in advance of the session. Please note, you do not have to be based in the West Midlands to attend and there is no limit to the number of group members, so please feel free to invite the rest of your team. We look forward to seeing you there!

This session is part of Cinema For All’s regional BFI-funded support scheme, On the Ground, connecting emerging or existing community cinemas from across the region to share skills, knowledge and expertise.

Any questions please get in touch with Ellie at ellie@cinemaforall.org.uk.

On the Ground: Cinema on the Move features as part of Flatpack Festival 2021’s Film Camp programme.

Film Camp is series of free, online workshops, open to everyone from multi-screen venue and festivals to community cinema organisers and student film groups. Other sessions as part of the 2021 programme include What is Audio Description? and The Future of Cinema: What About Me?

With support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

 

DISCOUNT FOR CINEMA FOR ALL MEMBERS

Our kind distribution partners Cosmic Cat have allowed Cinema For All members to watch their two latest documentaries at a discount. Watch these compelling documentaries for just £4.99, simply click the links below. Feel free to share this opportunity with your audience members to join in too.

Eye of the Storm

Widely recognized as one of Britain’s finest landscape artists, James Morrison’s work hangs in the homes of JK Rowling and the Royal family, as well as in museums and private collections around the world. But in the twilight of his life, James loses his eyesight and with that, his ability to see the landscape as others couldn’t. As Morrison reflects on his remarkable artistic journey, from the Glasgow shipyards, to France and the vanishing arctic wilderness, he also confronts his sight loss by attempting one final masterpiece.

Eye of the Storm is a powerful and poignant exploration of the connection between freedom, transcendence and art, through the stormy eyes of a master.


Killing Escobar

In 1989, Scottish mercenary and ex-SAS operative, Peter McAleese, was hired by a Colombian drug cartel to lead a small team of ex-special forces commandos on a mission to assassinate the world’s biggest drug baron, Pablo Escobar.

With heartstopping drama reconstruction, access to never-before-seen footage of the mission and first person accounts from both the mercenaries and the cartel, Killing Escobar is a documentary thriller that reveals how one man’s violent upbringing in Glasgow, training in the SAS and experience as a mercenary in Africa led him to the jungles of Colombia and the heart of the Medellín cocaine empire.

At 78 years old and returning to the Catholic faith of his youth, McAleese reflects on one of the most ambitious and perilous assignments of his career; the one that pushed him closer to death than any other, a mission to kill the most feared man in the world, Pablo Escobar.


CURATE: 3 AMAZING DOCUMENTARIES FROM £40*

Cinema For All’s Curate programme brings community cinemas brilliant independent films to offer you and your audience fresh and interesting content.

We are proud to present three excellent documentaries for this year’s Curate programme from talented directors that offer something special in every frame.

We understand that you still want to reach your audience during lockdown and our friends that might need to stay at home when in person screenings are permitted by the UK government so we’ve made each film available for online screenings. The films are available for in person screenings once screenings can resume in the UK as per government stipulations.

To screen online, each film is provided to you via a Vimeo link and password that you can share with your audience privately. They simply click the link, enter the password and watch. They are welcome to start and pause the film at any point during the date of your screening but you are welcome to encourage your audience to watch at the same time to create a shared experience.

All the films will be available for the price listed until 31 December 2021.

If you have any questions please email Abi at abi@cinemaforall.org.uk

Asunder

Available to screen from 1 May 2020.

Licence fee: £50

Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men fighting abroad and its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories. Using footage from 96 separate archive films and contemporary footage and audio, Asunder collages the stories of people from Tyneside and Wearside to uncover what life was like on the home front, with bombs falling on Britain for the first time, conscientious objectors sentenced to death, and women working as doctors, tram conductors and footballers. The narrative moves from an Edwardian golden era, in which sport grew in popularity and aircraft and cars pointed to a bright new future, to a war that horrifically reversed this progress. In the Battle of the Somme, British, French and German armies fought one of the most traumatic battles in military history. Over the course of just four months, more than one million soldiers were captured, wounded or killed in a confrontation of unimaginable horror.

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Delta 7even

Licence fee: £40

Online Q+A’s with director Rosie Baldwin are available via Zoom (limited number available).

Deeply moving, yet warm and unexpectedly funny, Delta 7even is the story of an eccentric post punk band made up of adults with learning disabilities, and the events following the tragic news that a bandmate has taken his own life.

Featuring the band’s original music, this observational documentary is a timely and unique insight into the ripple-effect of losing a loved one to suicide, and the vastly different ways in which people grieve. Filmed over the course of a year, both before and immediately after the tragedy, the film follows the band as they face their grief head-on and turn it into a united strength, self-belief and desire to continue.

A life-affirming celebration of neurodiversity and inclusion, Delta 7even offers a unique look into group dynamics and the refusal to live a life dictated by stereotypes. Overcoming the seemingly insurmountable, the band speak to the transformative power of one’s own creativity, and the film tells a compelling tale of resilience and unity in the face of the worst that life can give you.

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Winner of Grand Jury Prize at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Love Child

Licence fee £50

Directed by Eva Mulvad the film received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and has since gone on to play major festivals around the world including the Chicago International Film Festival where it won the Gold Hugo Award for Best Documentary.

Love Child offers a heartbreaking portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who are forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes, punishable by death. Together with their four-year-old son Mani they take refuge in Turkey with dreams of a new life, seeking asylum to either Canada or the US. Intimately filmed over a five-year period, we follow their brave quest to be safe together as a family.

‘Eva Mulvad’s film is remarkable…A feat of captivating storytelling, rich in character detail, vivid temporal awareness and high-stakes tension’ – Variety

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