Community Cinema Conference Programme

13-14 November 2021 (please note there is no Friday night event this year and we will welcome you on Saturday morning).

You can now download the programme for the 2021 Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards.

Download the Community Cinema Conference Programme

The Conference, which is hosted online, comprises of workshops, seminars, pre-recorded interviews with special guests, and upcoming pre-release films, showcasing a wide range of stories and voices from the community cinema sector and beyond. Throughout the weekend we’ll also be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Cinema For All.

This year’s programme is broken up into three strands:

  • The Film Strand – showcasing the best new and upcoming films that the Booking Scheme has to offer.
  • The Live Training and Seminar Strand – sharing stories from film societies and community cinema across the UK, helping you learn, develop best practice and connect with others.
  • The Pre-recorded Strand – Enjoy special pre-recorded interviews with filmmakers and activists from around the UK and maybe even further. Watch in your own time, or watch along at the time scheduled in the programme.

You can also have your say at the Cinema For All AGM and attend the 2021 Film Society of the Year Awards, as well as catch up with your fellow community cinema organisers during our many networking sessions.

All sessions will be BSL interpreted and captioned.

Our standard ticket price is just £25, though we offer a sliding scale including £15 tickets for people on a low income and even some free places*. If you’d like to support the event, Cinema For All and the community cinema sector, supporters’ tickets are available for £50.
All sessions will be BSL interpreted and captioned.
*a limited number of free places are available for under 30s who run their own community cinemas. Please email to express your interest in a free ticket.
**free tickets are also available for those with no income, asylum seekers and refugees. Please email to obtain your ticket.