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Statement from IFFS on the Afghanistan situation

Sep 1

Cinema For All (the British Federation of Film Societies) is part of the IFFS, the International Federation of Film Societies, which represents the national bodies of community cinemas and film societies all over the world. We join the Executive Committee committee in their statement below and send solidarity and love to members of the Kabul […]

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Goodbye to Jay Platt

Aug 27

Cinema For All wishes bon voyage to Jay Platt, Cinema For All’s Office and Operations Manager after almost four years of service. Jay has been an incredibly valued member of the Cinema For All team and has achieved a great deal in the time he’s been here. We congratulate him on his new role in […]

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Nina Tame – Accessing Cultural Venues after Lockdown

‘I felt so hopeful and now everybody just wants to rush to get back to normal – but the normal only benefitted some people. And I think that is what is really hard to see. I think most disabled people knew that’s what would happen and we’d been given this access that suddenly allowed people […]

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A group of Cinema For All staff stand at a booth decorated with Community Cinema Conference standees and flyers.

NEW DATES: COMMUNITY CINEMA CONFERENCE 2021

Aug 13

Due to the delayed opening of many community cinema venues, Cinema For All has decided to slightly postpone this year’s online event to the weekend of the 12-14 November. Tickets, which are available on a sliding scale depending on income, are on sale now. Join us for a weekend of sessions, pre-release films, celebrations, and […]

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Screen the new Phyllida Lloyd film Herself for just £50

Aug 12

‘Lloyd’s finest work to date’ Little White Lies Cinema For All is delighted to let you know that the long-awaited new title Herself, is finally scheduled for UK release on 10 September – meaning that our special offer to bring the film to community cinema bookers for just £50 is back on! This special offer is […]

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CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF CINEMA FOR ALL!

Aug 10

CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF CINEMA FOR ALL! This year, we celebrate 75 years of supporting film societies and community cinemas; 75 years of helping this incredible sector to grow. We are also launching a fundraising campaign, to help us to continue the vital work of supporting community cinema. As we reflect on 75 years of […]

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Text graphic reads "Launchpad" in pink on a spotted green background.

Recruiting Now: Coaching for New Community Cinemas!

Aug 9

**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 […]

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Image of a family, holding hands in the sun. A still from the film Minari.

Reflecting on Minari

Reflecting on Minari: A Sociopolitical Drama with Family and Culture at its Core “Even if I fail, I have to finish what I started”, says Jacob, the central father character, trying to persuade his wife that their life is worth fighting for in this country; he wants to prove to them all that he can […]

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A man stands, looking at the camera, holding a cow. A still from the film First Cow.

Reflecting on First Cow

Reflecting on First Cow: A Bizarrely Poetic Turn-of-the-Century Tale First Cow is a masterpiece of independent cinema by the mind who brought us Certain Women (2016) and Wendy and Lucy (2008), Kelly Reichardt. Reichardt creates a strange little world that belongs in the history books, following a man who abandons his trapping party and befriends […]

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Graphic image: "Back to the Big Screen" shows on a cinema screen in a garden. Two girls sit in the foreground eating popcorn.

Back to the Big Screen: Reopening Inspiration from Cinema For All

Jul 30

  Cinema For All is pleased to present a new brochure, to help inspire your next screening season! There’s been a lot of anticipation for reopening. Whether you’re going full-steam-ahead or taking things slowly, we’re here to help you get back up and running with a bang. From Limbo to Minari, our new brochure is […]

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