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Community Cinema Conference 2020

Community Cinema Conference 2020 and the 51st Film Society of the Year Awards

18-20 September, 2020, Online

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Join Cinema For All for an exciting weekend celebrating all things community cinema – for the very first time entirely online!

Expect workshops, panels, plenty of networking, private links to exclusive film previews, watch parties and the highlight of the year, the Film Society of the Year Awards. We’re going completely online this year via Zoom, but there will be a whole host of opportunities to share, chat, learn, network and much more.Join us if you are currently involved in volunteer-led film screening or if you’d like to know more before getting started. Cinema For All is here to help you along every step of your journey.Full programme announcement coming in August.

Apply for the Film Society of the Year Awards now.

Tickets are available on a sliding scale, from £0-£50, depending on your income level.

If you are eligible for the free ticket option, please contact rosie@cinemaforall.org.uk for the access code. Bursaries are also available to under 30s currently screening films in a voluntary capacity. Contact info@cinemaforall.org.uk to apply.

*member discounted tickets are unavailable this year in favour of a sliding scale supporting people from different income levels. Member tickets will return in 2021, when the event is back in public.

2020 COMMUNITY CINEMA CONFERENCE DATES

We are delighted to announce the dates for the 2020 Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards

This year’s conference will take place from 18-20 September in Sheffield. The Community Cinema Conference is the UK’s biggest gathering of film societies, community cinemas, village screens and film clubs. Join us as we get together for a fantastic weekend-long celebration of volunteer-led cinema!

Put the date in your diary and keep an eye out for more information on this year’s conference programme and tickets. We can’t wait to see you again in September!

2019 FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS SHORTLIST

Cinema For All is delighted to announce the 2019 Film Society of the Year Awards shortlist!

DOWNLOAD THE SHORTLIST HERE

We would like to congratulate everyone who made it. We can’t wait to celebrate with you at the award ceremony on 21 September in Sheffield!

If you didn’t make the shortlist this time, please don’t be discouraged. The standard of applications was extremely high this year and the judges had a very difficult job.

The Film Society of the Year Awards and after party will take place on 21 September, the Saturday evening of the Community Cinema Conference weekend.

This year’s awards will be co-hosted by documentary director extraordinaire Jeanie Finlay and will be an extra special ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the awards!

It’s a brilliant event, with complimentary drinks, pizza and lots of dancing to celebrate your commitment to community cinema. We encourage to come along for the whole weekend, but if you’d prefer to just attend the awards, tickets are £5.

FILM OF THE YEAR – EXTENDED DEADLINE!

We have extended the deadline for the Film of the Year Award until Monday 19 August, giving you another 2 whole weeks to get your selection to us! At Cinema For All, we love to showcase what type of cinema film societies love to screen, and community audiences love to watch.

You can choose your film in one of the following ways:

  1. by polling your audience
  2. by making a decision amongst your programming committee/ selections team
  3. by nominating the film that scored the best in your audience reactions.

The winner will be announced at the Film Society of the Year Award ceremony on Saturday 21 September 2019.

Find out more here.

FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019 – APPLY NOW

It’s time to celebrate all the amazing work that your community cinema has done over the past year, as applications for the 2019 Film Society of the Year Awards are now open!

Application forms for the 50th Film Society of the Year Awards are now available! The Awards are our proudest tradition, and celebrate the hard work of the volunteers who bring film to communities all across the UK.

The awards are open to all volunteer-led community cinemas, film societies, film clubs, pop-ups and community festivals.

To apply, simply fill in the form for the relevant category. Each form asks 4-5 simple questions, which will help you give the information the judges are looking for. We encourage you to try your hand at several categories to increase your chances of winning!

Return your completed application to awards@cinemaforall.org.uk by 26 July 2019.

Be sure to carefully read our Guidance Notes, as these will help you with your application significantly. You can also find out more about the judging process and how we select our panel here.

The awards take place on Saturday 21 September at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield, as part of our Community Cinema Conference weekend. You can get tickets here.

Find out more about the awards and apply here.

2018 FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS PHOTOS

Saturday 8 September marked the 49th Film Society of the Year Awards!

Film societies and community cinemas from across the UK and beyond gathered at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield for the ceremony, which took place during the 2018 Community Cinema Conference.

This year’s awards were presented by Cinema For All Chief Executive Deborah Parker and Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid. The awards celebrated the outstanding work of community cinemas, film societies and individuals, and we came away feeling so inspired by everything that you are doing.

Some images of the event can be found here:

2018 FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS

If you want high-res versions of the images, please get in touch and we can send these to you.

We’re very happy for you to use the images in any press or publicity – but please credit Cinema For All and our photographer, Mark Epstein.

FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS – SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED!

We are delighted to announce the 2018 Film Society of the Year Awards shortlist!

THE FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS SHORTLIST 2018

We would like to congratulate everyone who made it – we can’t wait to see you at the award ceremony on 8 September in Sheffield.

If you didn’t make the shortlist this time, please don’t be discouraged. The standard of applications was extremely high this year, and the judges had a very difficult job.

The awards will take place as part of the Community Cinema Conference weekend, from 7-9 September 2018. This year’s conference is full of talks, panel sessions and masterclasses to support community cinemas in areas such as representation, community outreach and diverse film programming, as well as covering some of the core topics like sustainability and marketing.

It’s also a great chance to watch some incredible films to get ideas for future screenings, and chat to other exhibitors from around the country!

The Film Society of the Year Awards and after party will take place on the Saturday night, 8 September, and will be co-hosted by Sheffield Lord Mayor, Magid Magid. It’s a fantastic event, and there will be complimentary drinks, pizza and lots of dancing to celebrate your commitment to community cinema! If you can’t attend the full weekend, you can get tickets to the Film Society of the Year Awards for just £5.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS!

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2018 FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS!

Application forms for the 49th Film Society of the Year Awards are now available! The Awards are our proudest tradition, and celebrate the hard work of the volunteers who bring film to communities all across the UK.

Apply now
Read the Guidance Notes

There are 11 awards to apply for, from our newest award Best Single Event, to the overall prize of Film Society or Community Cinema of the Year.  Your audience can also take part through the Filmbankmedia Award, in which you can be in with a chance of being awarded £1000 to support your activities!

The awards are open to all volunteer-led community cinemas, film societies, film clubs, pop-ups and community festivals.  To apply, simply fill in the form for the relevant category. Each form asks 4-5 simple questions, which will help you give the information the judges are looking for. We encourage you to try your hand at several categories to increase your chances of winning!

NEW FOR 2018 – TELL THE JUDGES WHAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL
Each application form also invites you to submit a response to the following question:

‘What is it that makes your group special?’

The purpose of this question is help you get across the special qualities of your organisation, in a way that you may have been unable to express in your previous answers. You may submit this as 200 word text response, or a 2 minute audio file, or a 2 minute video file.

Return your completed application to awards@cinemaforall.org.uk by 30 June *extension until 4 July*.  Be sure to carefully read our Guidance Notes, as these will help you with your application significantly. You can also find out more about the judging process and how we select our panel here.

The awards take place on Saturday 8 September at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield, as part of our Community Cinema Conference weekend. Tickets will be available very soon – we cannot wait to celebrate with you!

NEW FOR 2018: MUBI FILMS COME TO BOOKING SCHEME

Cinema For All are thrilled to partner with MUBI, and we are excited to bring our Members and Associates four new MUBI films available to screen on Blu-Ray from our Booking Scheme, for just £85 with no hidden costs or VAT.

MUBI is an online curator, distributor, subscription streaming service, and, above all, a cinema lover. MUBI loves to rediscover jewels of classic cinema, and to select brilliant new films straight from the festival circuit.

MUBI is selective and driven by quality – their curators are on a quest to bring audiences fantastic films from film festivals across the world.

Available on the Cinema For All Booking Scheme, here are four exciting MUBI Releases that you can screen now on Blu-Ray in your community cinema:

ON BODY AND SOUL

Nominated for Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars, On Body and Soul is set on the outskirts of Budapest, where two employees of a small abattoir discover that they have the same dream. Endre, the finance director, and Mária, the new control inspector, meet as deer in a forest and fall in love. The two loners decide to make these dreams come true, but soon find that things are not as easy in real life. The film was a hit at film festivals, scooping up 8 award wins including four awards at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017, and the Golden Frog at Camerimage 2017.

 

THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI:

The true story of famous Finnish boxer Olli Mäki, who had a shot at winning the 1962 World Featherweight title. The black-and-white Finnish biographical drama follows the boxer as he trains for the fight. Olli finds himself swept to national stardom, and becomes a symbol of his country. All he needs to do for his fame and fortune is focus – but he has just fallen in love. Juho Kuosammen’s black-and-white Finnish biopic was a big hit on the festival circuit, and picked up the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival among its numerous awards.

 

FÉLICITÉ:

Félicité is a singer in a bar. When her fourteen-year-old son is injured in a motorcycle accident, she begins to frantically look for money for his operation. Félicité searches the streets of Kinshasa, capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a vibrant place full of dreams and music, which leads her to meet Tabu. Alain Gomis’ vivid film took home six awards on the festival circuit, including the Silver Berlin Bear for the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, and was nominated for even more.

 

MIMOSAS

Oliver Laxe’s film follows a dying sheikh on his final journey on a caravan through the Moroccan Atlas. The sheikh’s dying wish was to be buried with his loved ones, but he dies before he reaches his destination. The caravaners then refuse to take the sheikh’s body any further, as they are afraid of the mountain. The task then falls to two rogues, Saïd and Ahmed, who had been travelling with the caravan and insist they know of another way to escort the sheikh’s body to his resting place. Mimosas won fourteen awards at film festivals around the world, including the Critics Week Prize from Cannes 2016.

 

All four films are available to screen now from the Booking Scheme.