'One of my favourite community cinema experiences was a visit to Louth Film Club to see Jacques Demy’s Les Demoiselles de Rochefort. A glorious film, screened in a beautiful setting, with the added bonus of an ice-cream interval. We skipped all the way back to Sheffield with a tune in our hearts.'
Jaq has been with Cinema For All for almost a decade, having previously worked at Showroom Cinema
and Sensoria Film and Music Festival
. She is responsible for the operations of Cinema For All, as well as sector development and special events, including the Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards. Jaq was the recipient of the Roebuck Cup in 2012 for helping to shape a sustainable community cinema movement.
Outside of Cinema For All, Jaq is a contributor to Sheffield cultural website Our Favourite Places
and is part of a modern, female voice choir, Neighbourhood Voices
. She regularly speaks at nation-wide events on the importance of community-led film, and is passionate about bringing cinema experiences to all corners of the UK.
Jaq can offer support on audience development, event planning, partnerships, marketing and publicity and the BFI Film Audience Network.