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Jun 30

Each year Cinema For All conducts a survey of the community film exhibition sector to gather a wide range of data about the groups that we represent. The survey is extremely important to us, our funders and the work we do to best represent the needs and interests of community cinemas across the UK.  COMPLETE THE […]

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Jun 29

Terry Cloke from Ipswich Film Society reports back on his experience on the jury for the 60th Krakow International Film Festival, which took place from 30 May – 7 June 2020. What do you do if you’ve spent the last 12 months organising an international film festival and along comes a pandemic lockdown?  The answer for […]

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Jun 24

Following the government’s announcement on cinema re-openings, we’d like to share with you the results of our volunteer-led cinema focus groups, which we recently hosted to understand and support community cinemas through their next steps. A key outcome of these sessions revealed that whilst a small number of groups are planning outdoor screenings or drive-ins over […]

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Jun 18

We’d like to share our response to the Black Lives Matter movement. As an organisation, we remain committed to being better allies to our Black members, Black community cinema organisers and Black audiences. Our first step is to listen, and uplift their voices wherever we can. We recognise racism, inequality and bias within the film […]

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Cinema For All supports Black Lives Matter

Jun 10

As an organisation, we are committed to change and to being better allies to our black members, black community cinema organisers and black audiences. Our first step is to listen and uplift their voices wherever we can. We recognise racism, inequality and bias within the film industry, and want to address that by being an actively anti-racist […]

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Resources for funding and mental health support

We know that this is a really tough time for community cinema organisers, so are compiling a list of resources and organisations offering mental health and funding support. Wellbeing/ mental health support: Suffolk Mind Resources Valley Steps Resources Rethink Mental Illness Resources Samaritans Resources Fundraising support: UK Community Foundations National Lottery Grants BFI FAN Covid-19 […]

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Jun 3

Volunteers’ Week takes place every year from 1-7 June. It is an opportunity to think about and celebrate all of the hard work, passion and dedication of community cinema volunteers across the UK. At a time when people may be feeling particularly isolated and disconnected from their communities, Cinema For All is celebrating the joy of […]

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May 26

As many of you will have seen recently, it looks like some drive-in/ outdoor screenings may be the first form of cinema allowed to return in the UK, with some rights-holders such as Filmbankmedia making films available from as early as July in England, Wales and Scotland, and possibly earlier in Northern Ireland. In addition […]

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Cinema For All At Home

May 14

Please note: this was an email that was sent out to Members on 14 May 2020. Dear member We hope you are all keeping well and safe. Though the Cinema For All team is still advising, chatting and holding training sessions with you and your fellow volunteers during this peculiar time, we very much miss […]

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Leigh Film Society: Orange bags of cinema sunshine

May 11

Leigh Film Society: Looking after communities in lockdown with their ‘orange bags of cinema sunshine’ Leigh Film Society, based in Greater Manchester, is a famous name in the community cinema world. Founded in 2013, Leigh Film Society have inspired groups across the UK with their dedication to serving their communities, and their extensive work focussed […]

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