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APPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAIN 2020 ARE NOW OPEN!

Cinema For All is pleased to announce that applications for Sustain are now open!

Whether you’re an established group that is doing well but looking at new ideas to expand or you’ve been screening films for a while and would like a little bit of extra help to keep the cinema going, Sustain can help!

Our BFI funded coaching programme, Sustain, offers existing community cinemas who have been running for 2+ years intensive support via three free coaching sessions in different areas of their choice. These include, marketing and social media, equipment, audience development, outreach, fundraising and more! The coaching sessions are delivered over Skype so they can be arranged at a time that suits you.

Not only do you get access to three free coaching sessions but you also will receive a £200 bursary to help you fund further developments for your community cinema e.g. a new website or logo design, further training, attending an event or to try out some marketing that might not have been in the budget before.

In the four years that Sustain has been running, we have supported 39 groups across the UK with coaching and bursary support to help them continue and flourish.

Past participants said:

‘We found working with Cinema for All on their Sustain programme invaluable in helping us to review priorities and progress and to set fresh and exciting goals for our future as a community cinema.’
Friends of Iffley Village Film Nights (Sustain Fresh Start 2019)

‘Sustain has helped us to embrace the tools available to community cinemas, and now we’re super confident we can keep growing! Our audience loved our latest event, an eco-friendly screening of Under the Tree’
Nantwich Film Club (Sustain Fresh Start 2019)

The coaching sessions will begin in January 2020 and all sessions must be completed by 30 March 2020. Deadline for applications is 11 December 2019. Get excited for the next chapter of your community cinema! Find out more and apply here.

APPLICATIONS FOR AUTUMN LAUNCHPAD ARE OPEN!

Launchpad 2019 – Autumn Round

**DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO 6 SEPTEMBER 2019**

Cinema For All are excited to announce that applications for the Autumn round of Launchpad, our helpful and intensive coaching programme, are now open!

  • Want to start screening films in your community?
  • Looking to gain practical skills and motivation?
  • Lacking the funds to get started?

Autumn is a really great time to start screening films for your community, as people look for things to do inside as the weather turns cooler and the nights draw in.

Cinema For All represent over 1,200 community cinemas in the UK and in the four years of Launchpad running we’ve helped over 45 groups kick start their community cinema. Why not start yours this Autumn?

Enjoy the freedom of testing the types of films your audience enjoy without the financial risk with a £150 bursary for each of your two test screenings as part of Launchpad. You can also start your community cinema with confidence and knowledge with the friendly, expert guidance from the Cinema For All team to help you every step of the way. The coaching sessions offer both motivational and practical support in areas including, getting started, marketing and publicity, special events, technical advice, fundraising and more!

‘We would recommend anyone thinking about setting up a community cinema to take the leap with Launchpad. A scheme that supports, uplifts and helps shoulder the risk whilst you find your feet. The intensive coaching was brilliant for answering all our questions and signposting areas for future development. We wouldn’t be here without Cinema For All’s knowledge and encouragement. Thank you’ – Social Features, Scotland

Deadline for all applications is 6 September 2019. Coaching sessions will commence from 6 September 2019 should your application be successful.  We’ve kept the application process quick and simple so you can get started with ease!  If you have any access requirements or have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0114 2210314 or email Abi at abi@cinemaforall.org.uk and we will be happy to help you.

Find out more, read the application guidance notes and apply here.

APPLICATIONS FOR NEXT GEN 2019 ARE NOW OPEN!

Next Gen – Summer Round

We are delighted to announce our new coaching programme Next Gen, dedicated to helping groups of under 30 year old’s (or those working with eg: in youth clubs or colleges) to set up their own community cinemas!

  • Are you under 30 and looking to screen films in your community, or at your university?
  • Do you work with young people (in a school, college, youth club) that would like to start up their own cinema?
  • Looking for an exciting Summer programme to engage young people?

Next Gen is here to help you!

Cinema For All represents over 1,200 community cinemas in the UK and in the four years of Launchpad running we’ve helped over 30 groups kick start their community cinema. Our previous work with under 30’s proved how taking ownership of and running a community cinema increases confidence, builds team working abilities and develops knowledge and skills that is transferable to professional environments.  Next Gen will follow on from this work, offering tailored support for under 30’s to kick start their community cinema.

With a £400 bursary to put towards your first two test screenings, you can enjoy the freedom of testing out your ideas, without the financial risk. Our coaching sessions will provide you with both motivation and knowledge in areas including, getting started, marketing and publicity, special events, technical advice, fundraising and more. You will be supported in the programme by the advice, guidance and expertise of our friendly, expert team who will guide you through the process and be with you every step of the way.

Past young groups we have worked with have said:

‘This has been an eye-opening opportunity. It allowed a group of young people to really take ownership of their own community cinema and take pride in what they have achieved.’ – Futurist Cinema, Yorkshire.

‘This has been informative and valuable… I can’t wait to put it on my CV!’ – Nyara Creative Collective, Yorkshire

 

Deadline for all applications is 6 June 2019. Coaching sessions will commence from 12 June 2019 should your application be successful. We’ve kept the application process quick and simple so you can get started with ease! If you have any access requirements or have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0114 2210314 or email Ellie at ellie@cinemaforall.org.uk and we will be happy to help you.

Find out more, read the application guidance notes and apply here.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR LAUNCHPAD 2019 ARE OPEN!

Launchpad 2019 – Summer Round

We’re excited to announce that applications for the Summer round of Launchpad, our helpful and intensive coaching programme, are now open!

  • Want to start screening films in your community?
  • Looking to gain practical skills and motivation?
  • Lacking the funds to get started?

Cinema For All represents over 1,200 community cinemas in the UK and in the four years of Launchpad running we’ve helped over 30 groups kick start their community cinema. Why not start yours this summer?

Enjoy the freedom of testing the types of films your audience enjoy without the financial risk with a £150 bursary for each of your two test screenings as part of Launchpad. You can also start your community cinema with confidence and knowledge with the friendly, expert guidance from the Cinema For All team to help you every step of the way. The coaching sessions offer both motivational and practical support in areas including, getting started, marketing and publicity, special events, technical advice, fundraising and more!

‘We would recommend anyone thinking about setting up a community cinema to take the leap with Launchpad. A scheme that supports, uplifts and helps shoulder the risk whilst you find your feet. The intensive coaching was brilliant for answering all our questions and signposting areas for future development. We wouldn’t be here without Cinema For All’s knowledge and encouragement. Thank you’ – Social Features, Scotland

Deadline for all applications is 6 June 2019. Coaching sessions will commence from 12 June 2019 should your application be successful.  We’ve kept the application process quick and simple so you can get started with ease!  If you have any access requirements or have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0114 2210314 or email Abi at abi@cinemaforall.org.uk and we will be happy to help you.

Find out more, read the application guidance notes and apply here.

 

APPLY FOR SUSTAIN FRESH START

£200 bursary and three free coaching sessions for existing community cinemas!

Have you been screening films for two years or more?
Want to explore some new ideas for your community cinema?
Want further training in a particular area?
Apply for Sustain Fresh Start!

We are offering a limited number of places for existing community cinema groups on our BFI funded Sustain Fresh Start Programme. This opportunity is designed to help you identify and improve on areas of your operation and help you achieve your ideas and includes; three 90 minute Skype coaching sessions with our expert Cinema For All team on marketing and publicity, fundraising and outreach, immersive cinema, audience development, technical advice and more! Participants also get a £200 bursary which may be used towards filling a gap in your skillset identified through your coaching sessions. Perhaps you’d like to have a logo or website designed or get extra training?

‘Each workshop was very well structured and personalised, we came up with lots of new ideas and improvements, but were also encouraged to recognise what we already do well, which has increased our confidence. I would wholeheartedly recommend Cinema For All’s Sustain programme to any community cinema, regardless of whether they are just starting out of have been running for years – it’s a great opportunity to take stock of what you do and make the most of the vast knowledge and experience the team at Cinema For All can offer.’ – New Dot Cinema, Wales

Deadline for applications is 10 December 2018.
Find out more and apply here.
If you have any questions please contact Abi at abi@cinemaforall.org.uk or call on 0114 2210314

SOUTH WEST VIEWING SESSION – BURSARIES AVAILABLE

Come along to Cinema For All South West’s Autumn Viewing Session on Sunday 25 November, from 10am! The event will take place at Trowbridge Town Hall, and our On the Ground programme will provide a number of exclusive travel bursaries to assist Devon and Cornwall groups to attend.

Cinema For All South West’s Autumn Viewing Session will be packed with nine new film releases, including lesser known titles that could appeal to your audience, or help you reach out to new ones!

The programme includes: Zama, The Rider, Even When I Fall, Sicilian Ghost Story, The Breadwinner, Columbus, The Guardians, Tehran Taboo and Wajib.

Ellie from the Cinema For All team will also be on hand throughout the day to field any questions, advice and issues that you may have. As part of the On the Ground programme, Ellie will also be gathering community cinema’s top marketing tips to share during the AGM, alongside some of the knowledge we have acquired from groups over the years!

The available bursaries will cover your ticket to the Viewing Session as well as any travel costs incurred. All that we ask in return is that you write a small report (500 words or less) about your experiences of the day, which we will publicise on our website and share with other community cinemas in the region.

If you are interested in applying for a bursary please email Ellie at ellie@cinemaforall.org.uk with an outline of what your travel costs will be. We will try and send as many groups as possible but be quick, as we will operating on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that the Viewing Session is not open to the general public – only members of organising committees of community cinemas/ film societies that are currently signed up with Cinema for All or C Fylm are able to attend. Please contact us if you need further information about this.

LAUNCHPAD AND SUSTAIN – APPLY NOW

Applications now open for Launchpad and Sustain!

Back for 2018, Cinema For All is excited to launch our two intensive coaching and support avenues for community cinemas and film societies –Launchpad and Sustain. Apply now to get started in the New Year!

Designed to support new groups through their test phase, Launchpad provides intensive coaching, as well as bursaries to help you put on your first two test screenings in your community (£150 for each screening).

Aimed at existing groups that might be in need of some extra support, Sustain is designed to help you identify and improve on areas of your operation through coaching, programme support and access to a one-off £150 bursary.

If you are serious about developing your brand new community cinema, or getting that extra advice and support to boost your existing activity, apply now to receive intensive one-to-one coaching form the Cinema For All team. Previous graduates of Launchpad and Sustain include current Film Society of the Year Leigh Film Society and Best New Society The Picturehouse, Ballyclare.

Honestly, the training has allowed us to develop the cinema project at a more rapid pace than we expected. It has delivered training specific to our needs and the team have been there to answer all the silly questions we have had. Invaluable, is what I would call the training
The Picturehouse, Ballyclare.

To apply, head to http://cinemaforall.org.uk/advice/launchpad-and-sustain/, read the guidance notes and send in your applications by 5 January 2018. Successful participants will be notified in the New Year. All funded activity must be completed by 30 March 2018 in order to receive your bursaries.

We look forward to supporting you,

Cinema For All