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Cannes Spotlight

With the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival drawing to a close at the end of May, we thought we’d highlight some of the films available through our Booking Scheme made by some of the festivals most acclaimed filmmakers.

35 Shots of Rum

With renowned French filmmaker Claire Denis’s hotly anticipated return to Cannes this year with Stars at Noon, why not pay a visit to what Sight and Sound listed as one of the 30 greatest films of the 2000s? 35 Shots of Rum tells the story of the close relationship between a widower and his daughter, which is tested with the arrival of a handsome stranger. Book now.

First Cow

Kelly Reichardt’s latest Cannes favourite, Showing Up, sees her collaborate once again with her First Cow co-writer, Jonathan Raymond. Last year’s First Cow is a gentle meditation on friendship and the beginnings of the ‘American dream’, set in 1820s frontier Oregon, starring John Magaro, who spoke about the film on the Cinema For All Podcast. Book now.


With Zahra Amir Ebrahimi winning the festivals Best Actress award for Ali Abbasi’s hotly anticipated third feature, there’s no better time to visit the directors Un Certain Regard winning Border. Described by Screen Anarchy as “nothing short of breathtaking”, the film follows a lonely border guard who develops an unusual attraction to a mysterious lone traveller, beginning a dark journey of self discovery. Book now.

Still Walking

Returning to Cannes this year for the first time since his 2018 Palme D’or win for Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s quiet masterpiece, Still Walking, remains one of his finest films to date. Telling the story of a family reuniting to commemorate the passing of the eldest son, the film was seen as a spiritual successor to the work of Yasujirō Ozu and brought Kore-eda to even greater international attention. Book now.

The Nile Hilton Incident

Making his Cannes debut with this year’s Boy from Heaven, Tarik Saleh was labelled one of the most exciting contemporary Swedish filmmakers after his breakout film, The Nile Hilton Incident. Set in Cairo, Eygpt, The Nile Hilton Incident follows a policeman caught in a web of corruption and deceit upon being assigned to investigate a murder at an upscale hotel. Book now.

Applications for Launchpad and Next Gen are now open!

Coaching and bursaries: applications are now open for Cinema For All – Launchpad and Next Gen 2022! 

Cinema For All are excited to announce that applications are now open for our popular coaching programmes Launchpad and Next Gen. Running between July-September 2022, Launchpad and Next Gen offer an exciting opportunity to receive invaluable training and support to help new groups develop their ideas and get their very own community cinema off the ground.

Launchpad – Coaching, for people of all ages, to help build on your ideas and get your community cinema started. The programme will consist of four bespoke online coaching sessions developed around you goals and objectives, and a £300 bursary to help cover the cost of your first two screenings.

Next Gen – Supporting people 18-30 nurture their ideas and share films with their community. The programme will consist of four bespoke online coaching sessions to help you get started, and a £400 bursary to help cover the cost of your first two screenings.

The deadline for applications for both programmes is 27th June 2022. Find out more and apply here!

Opportunity to be on the jury for Krakow Film Festival!

We are looking for a Cinema For All Member to potentially represent community cinemas across the country and be on the jury at the 62nd Krakow Film Festival, from 29 May until 5 June!

Taking place again digitally this year, Krakow Film Festival showcases outstanding documentaries, animations and short films from all over the world, as well as the latest and most important Polish productions. As part of the jury panel, you will get access to all films selected for the festival and many others submitted for the film market. There will be 39 films in the International Short Film Competition (the one with FICC jury): 13 fiction, 13 documentaries and 13 animations. The detailed list of movies will be announced in two weeks time.

Also, as a representative for Cinema For All, we will look to you to uncover some great, new films for our Booking Scheme and write a report on your experiences at the festival afterwards, which will feature on the Cinema For All website and on our social media channels.

To apply, please download and complete the application form and return to Jaq by midnight on Monday 2 May. We will then select a candidate, and they will be put forward for consideration by the International Federation of Film Societies. You’ll be up against other federations worldwide, but you stand a good chance!

Curate 2022: Screen films for £80 + access extra support!

Curate 2022

Looking for some excellent films for your programme with great deals on film licences?

Want some marketing support to promote your film screenings, as well as special offers and exclusive Q+As?

Cinema For All’s Curate programme is back again to help you do all of the above with three fantastic, independent titles!

Bulado – Curate offer: Includes a marketing pack to help promote your screening.

Winner of the Golden Calf Award for Best Feature Film at the Netherlands Film Festival, 2020

Kenza, young and headstrong, lives on a junkyard in the countryside of Curaçao with her father, Ouira, and grandfather, Weljo. The two men are polar opposites: Ouira is a determined, rational police officer, while Weljo identifies with the island’s spirituality and native inhabitants. As Weljo wishes to prepare his passing to the world of spirits, the tension between Ouira and Weljo starts to escalate, and eleven-year-old Kenza searches for her own path between the two extremes.

Please note: Discs will be available but the date is to be confirmed. In the mean time we can provide an MP4 download of the film which you can screen from a laptop.

I Am Belmaya – Curate offer: Includes a marketing pack to help promote your screening, Belmaya Nepali’s latest short film Stronger, pre-recorded Q+A with Belmaya and a recorded community cinema intro from co-director Sue Carpenter to play at your screening before the film.

‘this wonderful documentary… pays moving testimony to the power of cinema and self-expression’ – Total Film

Dominated by her husband, her family and society, Belmaya is desperate for independence. Born a Dalit in a hill village in Nepal, orphaned at the age of nine, poorly educated, and trapped in an abusive marriage with a baby daughter, Belmaya, 21, has given up hope of finding happiness. Belmaya finds her maverick spark again as she gets a chance to train in documentary filmmaking. Determined to create a better life for her young daughter, Belmaya gains the skills and confidence to forge a new path. But are her resentful husband and conservative community ready for this?

Second Spring – Curate offer: Includes online or in person Q+A with director Andy Kelleher (limited to 10 screenings).

‘Andy Kelleher’s accomplished drama debut is packed with deft performances’ – The Guardian

Kathy Deane is an archaeologist, who lives with Tim, a successful architect. Life is good until she is diagnosed with Fronto-Temporal Degeneration. Rather than face up to her illness, Kathy leaves the safety of her marriage for Nick, a man she barely knows. A charming drifter, Nick takes Kathy to his childhood home, the Peninsula, where she instantly falls in love with this eerie, atmospheric merging of land, sky and water that seems cut off from the rest of the world. Kathy is very keen to settle down here, much to Nick’s unease; he has no desire to settle anywhere.

To book any of the Curate titles simply complete the booking form for the film you have selected (click the film title to go to the webpage). In the notes section of the booking form, please let us know if you would like the Curate offer with the film and we will arrange this with you. The Curate offers alongside these titles will be available for screenings taking place between 31st January and 30th September 2022. However, the standalone titles will remain available beyond this point without the offers. If you take part in any of the Curate screenings we ask that you the exhibitor complete a short feedback survey to help us understand your experience of Curate and improve our services. If you have any questions about Curate, please email Abi at abi@cinemaforall.org.uk

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