Are you based in the West Midlands? Looking for advice on how to build for the long-term?  Join Cinema For All from the comfort of your own home on Saturday 20 February between 10am-1pm, as we explore long-term strategies for your cinema through our BFI-funded scheme On the Ground! On the Ground: West Midlands connects emerging and existing community cinema exhibitors from across the region, to share skills, knowledge and expertise!



Our free event On the Ground: Building a Sustainable Future will be held on Zoom and will look at how you can continue to grow the sustainability of your group during this difficult period, whilst you are unable to screen as normal.

With a focus on practical steps you can take now, On the Ground: Building a Sustainable Future explores long-term strategies for your community cinemas, including different fundraising opportunities, tips on how to make your applications stand out, as well as advice for attracting and maintaining volunteers for your cinema.

The 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 West Midlands based community cinemas and organisations, including Yvonne Gregory, Fundraising Manager for Creative Black Country, who will share local fundraising opportunities and advice.

As part of the event, attendees will also be able access an exclusive screening of Farewell Amor provided as part of a 3 months free offer from our partners at MUBI.

If you have any questions about On the Ground, please email Ellie on ellie@cinemaforall.org.uk.

Please note there is no limit to the number of group members that can attend, so feel free to share with the rest of your team. We look forward to seeing you there!


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