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Cinema For All’s Curate programme brings community cinemas brilliant independent films to offer you and your audience fresh and interesting content.

We are proud to present three excellent documentaries for this year’s Curate programme from talented directors that offer something special in every frame.

We understand that you still want to reach your audience during lockdown and our friends that might need to stay at home when in person screenings are permitted by the UK government so we’ve made each film available for online screenings. The films are available for in person screenings once screenings can resume in the UK as per government stipulations.

To screen online, each film is provided to you via a Vimeo link and password that you can share with your audience privately. They simply click the link, enter the password and watch. They are welcome to start and pause the film at any point during the date of your screening but you are welcome to encourage your audience to watch at the same time to create a shared experience.

All the films will be available for the price listed until 31 December 2021.

If you have any questions please email Abi at abi@cinemaforall.org.uk


Available to screen from 1 May 2020.

Licence fee: £50

Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men fighting abroad and its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories. Using footage from 96 separate archive films and contemporary footage and audio, Asunder collages the stories of people from Tyneside and Wearside to uncover what life was like on the home front, with bombs falling on Britain for the first time, conscientious objectors sentenced to death, and women working as doctors, tram conductors and footballers. The narrative moves from an Edwardian golden era, in which sport grew in popularity and aircraft and cars pointed to a bright new future, to a war that horrifically reversed this progress. In the Battle of the Somme, British, French and German armies fought one of the most traumatic battles in military history. Over the course of just four months, more than one million soldiers were captured, wounded or killed in a confrontation of unimaginable horror.

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Delta 7even

Licence fee: £40

Online Q+A’s with director Rosie Baldwin are available via Zoom (limited number available).

Deeply moving, yet warm and unexpectedly funny, Delta 7even is the story of an eccentric post punk band made up of adults with learning disabilities, and the events following the tragic news that a bandmate has taken his own life.

Featuring the band’s original music, this observational documentary is a timely and unique insight into the ripple-effect of losing a loved one to suicide, and the vastly different ways in which people grieve. Filmed over the course of a year, both before and immediately after the tragedy, the film follows the band as they face their grief head-on and turn it into a united strength, self-belief and desire to continue.

A life-affirming celebration of neurodiversity and inclusion, Delta 7even offers a unique look into group dynamics and the refusal to live a life dictated by stereotypes. Overcoming the seemingly insurmountable, the band speak to the transformative power of one’s own creativity, and the film tells a compelling tale of resilience and unity in the face of the worst that life can give you.

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Winner of Grand Jury Prize at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Love Child

Licence fee £50

Directed by Eva Mulvad the film received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and has since gone on to play major festivals around the world including the Chicago International Film Festival where it won the Gold Hugo Award for Best Documentary.

Love Child offers a heartbreaking portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who are forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes, punishable by death. Together with their four-year-old son Mani they take refuge in Turkey with dreams of a new life, seeking asylum to either Canada or the US. Intimately filmed over a five-year period, we follow their brave quest to be safe together as a family.

‘Eva Mulvad’s film is remarkable…A feat of captivating storytelling, rich in character detail, vivid temporal awareness and high-stakes tension’ – Variety

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As part of the Cinema For All LIFT package to help relaunch community cinemas, we have worked closely with our distributors to bring you a wide range of titles on the Booking Scheme that are available for either a *3 for 1 licence or **£50 lower cost licence fee.

These offers are available for screenings taking place between 18/08/2020 and 17/01/2021 only.

All films on the Booking Scheme are currently offered on a ‘screen from your own copy’ basis, meaning you screen the film from your own purchased DVD/Blu Ray or official digital purchase e.g. iTunes. Some films are not available on these home entertainment formats and in these cases we will work with you and the distributor to either send you a screener disc or link. You will be notified once we receive your booking if this is the case. Please use this booking form to request any of the titles in this list and select which offer you’d like (either the 3for1 or £50 lower cost licence). All other Booking Scheme terms and conditions apply to these bookings and any others bookings of titles on the Booking Scheme outside of this list.

We hope these offers are helpful to your community cinema during this difficult time.

We’d also like to share our wholehearted thanks to our distribution partners for helping to make this possible.

*You can screen the film up to three times over three consecutive days for £90 flat fee.
**The film is available for £50 flat fee and can only be screened once per booking.

To find out more, simply download the list of available films here, and click on the links to find information about each of the films.


We are delighted to confirm 2 of the fantastic films being screened at this year’s Community Cinema Conference, For Sama and Jellyfish.

As well as lots of exciting film previews, the weekend will be packed with invaluable talks and workshops, and is a fantastic opportunity to chat to other community cinemas across the UK.

Get your tickets here.


For Sama (2019)

For Sama is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

Jellyfish (2019)

Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local arcade and having to look after her younger brother, sister and manic-depressive mother, life isn’t easy for Sarah Taylor.

However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent.

As her love for comedy grows and the showcase draws nearer, the delicate balance in her life becomes increasingly difficult to maintain. Little by little the walls start to close in, ultimately forcing her to choose between her responsibilities as a carer and her newfound passion for comedy.

Full details of the 2019 programme coming very soon!


For the first time since 2010, the cost of booking a film through the Booking Scheme is increasing slightly, from £85 to £90.

This change will take effect from 1 September 2019.

This is a flat fee and issues you with a licence, meaning that you are able to charge for tickets (if you choose), as well as advertise the screening publicly.

If you have any questions about this, please get in touch with us on info@cinemaforall.org.uk.


We are delighted to announce that we have recently partnered with Aya Distribution, an international distributor who specialise in African Cinema.

We have just added two of their fantastic titles to our Booking Scheme including incredible Keynan lesbian Romance Rafiki. Currently banned in Kenya because of its LGBTQ themes and its ‘promotion’ of homosexuality, Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki follows Kena and Ziki as they have to choose between love and safety. It was the first Kenyan film to be selected to screen at Cannes, where it premiered in Un Certain Regard in 2018.
We have also added Beats of Antanov, a documentary  telling the story of the Sudanese populations of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions.

All of our films are available to Cinema For All Members now for a flat fee of just £85. To book the films for your community cinema, please fill out the Booking Form on the films’ webpages, or if you have any queries about the films get in touch on info@cinemaforall.org.uk or on 0114 2210314.


Eros International is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, which co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide.

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We are delighted to have been working with Eros International as a distribution partner to bring you more Indian cinema titles to the Booking Scheme.

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There is an eclectic range of stories and genres to choose from for you and your audiences to enjoy, including; CocktailKi & KaBajirao Mastani, Rockstar and Dishoom and many more available from the Booking Scheme. Look out for more recommendations and exciting news from us in the near future.



Exquisite, stunning, euphoric. Dazzling. Timeless. Beautiful. These are just some of the words used to describe Moonlight.

Moonlight is the second feature film by director Barry Jenkins and has won over critics, audiences and most recently the Academy who gave it the Oscar for Best Picture.

The film follows the life of Chiron, a young black man who struggles through adolescence as he navigates his sexuality, his relationship with his loving but neglectful mother and frequent abuse from his peers. Not only does Moonlight offer a little-seen perspective in film, it is completely unique in its construction, ebbing away from expectation and exhaling like a cool breeze.

From its first public screening in the mountains at Telluride Film Festival and ascending its way to red carpets and critical acclaim, this film has been on quite a journey. Now Moonlight has arrived here with us on the Cinema For All Booking Scheme, courtesy of Altitude, a distribution partner that we enjoy working with to help bring vibrant and unique films for community cinemas to screen.

Moonlight Poster
The Moonlight poster glowing in the Cinema For All office.

Understanding the needs of community cinemas is at the heart of what we do and we are always striving to provide the best discounts, benefits and support. Moonlight is not released on DVD and Blu Ray until June and we are thrilled to make it available for community cinemas to screen from 10 March on an early release window.  We are ecstatic to have Moonlight here with us for many reasons but we look forward to you sharing it with your audiences most of all.

To book Moonlight click here. 

Weekly Roundup 5 – 11 Sept 2016

The weekly round up is a chance to catch up on all the things we’ve been talking about each week; be it opportunities, announcements or important and interesting news. Now you don’t have to miss out on anything and it’s all in one place!

This week:

  • Want your community cinema to make the most of social media? Film Hub South West West Midlands and Flatpack Assemble are running a free workshop on 26 Sept. Find out more here.
  • There’s just over two weeks to apply for the BFI Neighbourhood Equipment Fund. Read about some ways the equipment has helped groups in the past.
  • Chester Film Society were featured in the Guardian this week in response to a letter about the lack of cinemas in Chester. Well done Chester Film Society! Read it here.
  • Scarlarama, the DIY celebration of cinema, kicked off this month! There’s lots of screenings happening around the country to celebrate getting people together to watch a film. Find out more here.
  • We’ve added two new great films to the Cinema For All Booking Scheme! Sweet Bean and Court are available to book now.
  • We have chosen our film title for the Autumn ICO Screening Days. We will be presenting The Black Hen .


CINEMA FOR ALL WELCOMES Aya Distribution to the booking scheme

Cinema For All is pleased to welcome Aya Distribution  to the Booking Scheme. Specialising in modern independent African cinema, Aya Distributions offers a selection of award-winning features and documentaries from a continent with a rich, diverse and thought-provoking cinema.

Full details of Aya Distribution titles available from the Booking Scheme, including the upcoming Sembene! about acclaimed African filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, will be included in August’s Newsreel, which you can register to here.

Cinema For All Welcomes day for night* Films Onto the Booking Scheme

Cinema For All is pleased to welcome day for night* to the Booking Scheme. Specialising in fresh, distinctive independent cinema, day for night* offers vibrant, character-driven titles from East Asia, South America and Scandinavia that may otherwise go unseen by audiences. The promotion of cultural diversity and accessibility is at the core of their philosophy.

Titles include 36 and Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy from Thai innovative filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit; Thursday till Sunday from Chilean writer/director Dominga Sotomayor Castillo; and Pema Tseden’s Tharlo, which screened at the recent ICO Screening Days.

Full details of day for night* titles available from the Booking Scheme will be included in August’s Newsreel. Click here to register.