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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

Website: www.cinemaforall.org.uk

Telephone: 0114 2210314

DISCOUNT FOR CINEMA FOR ALL MEMBERS

Our kind distribution partners Cosmic Cat have allowed Cinema For All members to watch their two latest documentaries at a discount. Watch these compelling documentaries for just £4.99, simply click the links below. Feel free to share this opportunity with your audience members to join in too.

Eye of the Storm

Widely recognized as one of Britain’s finest landscape artists, James Morrison’s work hangs in the homes of JK Rowling and the Royal family, as well as in museums and private collections around the world. But in the twilight of his life, James loses his eyesight and with that, his ability to see the landscape as others couldn’t. As Morrison reflects on his remarkable artistic journey, from the Glasgow shipyards, to France and the vanishing arctic wilderness, he also confronts his sight loss by attempting one final masterpiece.

Eye of the Storm is a powerful and poignant exploration of the connection between freedom, transcendence and art, through the stormy eyes of a master.


Killing Escobar

In 1989, Scottish mercenary and ex-SAS operative, Peter McAleese, was hired by a Colombian drug cartel to lead a small team of ex-special forces commandos on a mission to assassinate the world’s biggest drug baron, Pablo Escobar.

With heartstopping drama reconstruction, access to never-before-seen footage of the mission and first person accounts from both the mercenaries and the cartel, Killing Escobar is a documentary thriller that reveals how one man’s violent upbringing in Glasgow, training in the SAS and experience as a mercenary in Africa led him to the jungles of Colombia and the heart of the Medellín cocaine empire.

At 78 years old and returning to the Catholic faith of his youth, McAleese reflects on one of the most ambitious and perilous assignments of his career; the one that pushed him closer to death than any other, a mission to kill the most feared man in the world, Pablo Escobar.


CURATE: 3 AMAZING DOCUMENTARIES FROM £40*

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

Asunder

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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THANK YOU FROM CINEMA FOR ALL CHAIR, GEMMA BIRD

On behalf of myself and the whole team at Cinema For All, I just wanted to send a message thanking everyone for your continued involvement with Cinema For All. Whether it is sending us a donation, chatting with us on social media, or sending an email with a query, we are keen to stay in touch as much as possible in these times of physical distancing when social solidarity couldn’t be more important.

Community  cinemas up and down the country have demonstrated time and time again that they sit at the heart of their communities, and now more than ever they are showing just how amazing they are in combatting loneliness and building community. It is our immense pleasure to support and to represent all of you and to continue to stand by you every step of the way.

As such I just wanted to say a final thank you to everyone who has donated to us over these last few weeks. We realise what a difficult time it is for everyone and this additional support really is appreciated as it will help us to carry on helping community cinemas both now and as we come out the other side of this pandemic.

Thank you,

Gemma Bird (Chair, Cinema For All)

TOP UP COACHING SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

Whilst we’re all advised to stay at home due to the current health situation in the UK, we wanted to offer you some free online top up coaching sessions!

If you’re looking for ways to develop and plan your community cinema during this downtime, our coaching sessions from the expert, friendly Cinema For All team can help!

We have ten free coaching sessions on offer that will be delivered by Ellie and Abi from the Cinema For All team via Zoom (a free video call programme much like Skype). The sessions are available until 7 April 2020 and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis and can be delivered at a time that suits you.

From programming and marketing to fundraising and outreach, there’s plenty of advice and resources to access. It’s also a great chance to connect and have the opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and discuss ideas with us and we will be happy to support you.

After these ten sessions are taken, we will be offering 90 minute sessions to all groups for just £25. Through these sessions, we will help you focus on the admin and planning side of your community cinema, whilst your doors are temporarily closed to the public. It’s a way we want to support you during this time, but it’s also a way you can support Cinema For All and our change in services, if you are in the position to do so.

Find out more and see the sessions on offer here.

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 COLLABORATE! ARE NOW OPEN

We’re very excited to launch Collaborate! – funding projects that bring communities together.

We will be providing funding of up to £1000, and support, to 5 collaborative projects in which community cinemas work together to create something exciting and special for their collective communities.

There are a number of different ways that your group might decide to do this including grouping with other local community cinemas to put on a mini film festival, inviting other groups who specialise in a different types of cinema into your venue, and even screening the same film in a range of locations to test audience reactions!

You can find out more about Collaborate! and apply here.

Deadline is 30 September 2019.

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.