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What is the best thing about being a trustee of Cinema For All?

Sukayna Najmudin: I have two:

  1. Getting to know the staff, seeing how they work and how much they really believe in the ethos of Cinema For All.
  2. Getting the opportunity to learn about and visit member organisations and seeing the breadth of or industry.

Zoe Ellis Moore: The feeling that everyone on board is very much on the journey with together and making a real difference. I would recommend others to join.

Nadine Thomson: Seeing and hearing about the outcome of the amazing films and events that community cinema groups are creating in their communities. You feel like the work you do as a Trustee has impact on people’s lives.

What have you been involved in while a trustee? 

Sukayna Najmudin:  I always wanted to showcase the amazing work young people do in our industry, and during my time on the board, I’ve worked with the team to look at ways we can expand on how we do this.

What have you gained from the experience? 

Peter Mitchell: Creating the role of secretary which was very necessary in my opinion, recruiting staff including our present CEO. Modifying the Articles of Association to improve how C4A operates, improving admin procedures at board meetings including the actions spreadsheet.

Zoe Ellis Moore: I really feel that it opens up another level of thinking. Adding trustee to my CV is a sure way of drawing attention and validating my capabilities.

Why did you agree to be put forward as a trustee?   

Peter Mitchell: To make a difference.

Sukayna Najmudin:  Initially, I was hesitant to put myself forward, as I’m quite young, being 24 at the time, and I worried that I didn’t have the experience necessary for the position. But I am so passionate about volunteer-run cinema and I really care about the work that Cinema For All does. I think that tops anything else when running for a trustee position, and the members agreed and could see my passion at the AGM.


Members of Cinema For All are invited to discuss to direction of the organisation at our next Annual General Meeting on 12 November at the Showroom/ Workstation at 13.30. Our members are very important to us, so we do hope you are able to make it. The AGM takes place during the Cinema For All Community Cinema Conference weekend (10-12 Nov, Sheffield). Tickets and full programme info can be found  here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-cinema-conference-and-film-society-of-the-year-awards-2017-tickets-35041463962

View the Cinema For All 2016-17 Annual Report
View the AGM Agenda
View  the 2016 AGM Minutes 

As there are two vacant positions on the Cinema For All board, we will be holding an election at this year’s AGM. There are three applications from member organisations: Adam Adshead, Billericay Community Cinema, Peter Mitchell, Octagon Films and Sukayna Najmudim , Film Unit.

Read the candidate statements

There are also two proposals this year – one regarding the membership rate for 2018 onwards, and one regarding the Trustee nomination process:

Read the membership rate proposal 
Read the trustee nomination proposal 

In the spirit of inclusiveness and efficiency, Cinema For All would like to invite its members to submit questions to the board in advance of the AGM. Annual General Meetings are a forum for information and discussion of any aspect relevant to the running of Cinema For All and the annual report. The board and staff of Cinema For All are keen to listen to all its members and keep open its lines of communication. Prior submission will allow us to address questions from across the membership within the limited time of the meeting. Board members and staff will also be available after the meeting to discuss any issues that members may wish to raise. Questions should be submitted by email to info@cinemaforall.org.uk by 6 November.

Please get in touch if you have any questions at all and we look forward to seeing you there.