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ON THE GROUND SCOTLAND – CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS

Do you want to develop the audience of your community cinema and raise your profile? Interested in how to find and build relationships with partners that could help take your cinema to the next level?

Join Cinema For All online on Sunday 31 October 11am-1:30pm for our first On the Ground Scotland event, as we explore community cinema collaborations and the creative ways that groups have worked together. You will also gain top tips and inspiration for starting your own creative partnerships, that help one another flourish.

Collaborating with other organisations and community cinemas can be a great way to reach new audiences, raise the profile of your cinema, or even share the workload of a more ambitious idea. But where do you go to find the right group to partner with, and how do you make sure that you both get what you need out of working together?

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The online event features a masterclass session, led by Abi and Ellie from the Cinema For All team, along with an interactive panel discussion featuring inspiring speakers from community cinemas in Scotland who have created a range of brilliant events through collaboration.

Attendees will also have access to a preview screening of Oliver Sacks: His Own Life courtesy of our friends at Altitude.

Programme for event:

  • 11:00 – Welcome and introductions: A chance to connect with your fellow community cinemas
  • 11:30 – Creative Collaborations panel: Hear from other Scottish community cinemas as they share their experience in the power of working together to achieve amazing screenings or try something new. This is also your chance to ask questions and gain insight from your peers.
  • 12:30 – Break
  • 12:45 – Creative Collaborations masterclass: A 45 minute masterclass with Abi and Ellie from Cinema For All exploring the benefits of partnerships, with practical tips and inspiration.
  • 13:20 – Wrap up and final thoughts.

This workshop will take place on Zoom and will be BSL interpreted and captioned.

Please note, you do not have to be based in Scotland to attend and there is no limit to the number of group members, so please feel free to invite the rest of your team. We look forward to seeing you there!

This session is part of Cinema For All’s BFI-funded support scheme, On the Ground, connecting emerging or existing community cinemas from across the region to share skills, knowledge and expertise.  Any questions please get in touch with Ellie at ellie@cinemaforall.org.uk.

Supported by the BFI,  awarding funds from the National Lottery.

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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BE PART OF INTO FILM FESTIVAL 2018

Into Film would like to invite your cinema to be part of the Into Film Festival 2018, which will take place from 7 – 23 November across the UK. The Into Film Festival is the world’s largest free film festival and aims to encourage young people to visit the cinema more often, building paying audiences for the future.

With over 600 venues participating in 2017, we had 486,000 students (aged 5-19) and teachers attending 3,000 screenings and special events across the UK. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your cinema and promote your upcoming programme and schemes to a captive audience.

The Festival opens up the world of film to young people, introducing them to different genres, and showcasing cinema as the gold-standard of film-viewing at a time when their social habits are forming. Many young people experience the cinema for the first time as part of the Festival, offering you the chance to forge new relationships and expand the audience base in your local area.

75% of young people who attended the 2017 Into Film Festival are more likely to go and see other films at the cinema as a result of the Festival –post-Festival student survey, 2017

“Business wise, it’s the venue promotion and exposure we got and the possible kids returning to our venue in the future with others – Exhibitor, post-Festival exhibitor survey, 2017

We would love to include your venue in our programme this year. If you would like to be involved or have any questions, contact our Festival Manager on megan.anstee@intofilm.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

SCREENING EQUIPMENT NOW AVAILABLE IN DEVON

CINEMA FOR ALL EQUIPMENT HIRE SCHEME IN DEVON AND CORNWALL
We are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with The Clay Factory in Ivybridge, Devon! From the end of March onwards, groups in Devon, Cornwall and the surrounding areas will be able to access Cinema For All’s ever-popular equipment hire scheme. For just £25 for members and £40 for non-members, a set of high quality screening equipment (projector, screen, sound system, Blu-ray player) can be hired and used to bring community cinema events to South West region.

To celebrate this new partnership,The Clay Factory are hosting a launch event with a screening of The Florida Project, as well as the chance to ask any questions you may have about the equipment or starting a community cinema. The event is on Saturday 24 March at 3:00pm and is free; register for a ticket here.

If any groups would like to hire the equipment, get in touch with Jay at jay@cinemaforall.org.uk or call the office on 0114 2210314.

STUDENT CINEMA DAY 2018

STUDENT CINEMA DAY 2018 

  • Do you run a university student cinema?
  • Are you looking for programming inspiration and tips on best practice?
  • Are you looking for a career in film distribution and exhibition, but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you thinking of setting up a student cinema, but need some more support?

Cinema For All and Film Unit are excited to welcome you to the 2018 Student Cinema Day, which takes place at the University of Sheffield Students’ Union on 17 February. The event will feature exciting new cinema releases, engaging panels and workshops plus plenty of networking opportunities.

The Student Cinema Day is open to all student cinema organisers, as well as anybody identifying as a young community cinema organiser, whether in higher education or not.

Meet industry professionals and film fans from across the country, share top tips and inspiration, preview some new release films and discover how you can start a career in film exhibition/ distribution.

A full event programme will be available closer to the time.

Tickets are just £12.50 (early bird rate – prices go up to £15.50 on 8 January) including lunch and all refreshments. Please let us know in advance of any access or dietary requirements. Book your tickets here.

SUPPORT TO HELP YOU ATTEND
Cinema For All is offering a small number of travel and accommodation bursaries to attendees travelling from further than 100 miles from Sheffield (up to £100pp). Please contact Jaq Chell by 8 January to apply stating why you are interested in attending the event, where you are located and if you are involved in/ interested in running a student cinema.

Alternatively, if your Student Cinema is a member of your local BFI Film Hub you can enquire with them about applying for a bursary to help with costs to attend the event. You can find out which Film Hub covers your region here.

For more information, get in touch with us at info@cinemaforall.org.uk or visit www.cinemaforall.org.uk

Cinema For All operates a Safe Spaces policy at all our events.

RECENT DONATIONS TO CINEMA FOR ALL

We would like to express a huge thank you to Maghreb Ciné, a recent Launch Pad participant and to an anonymous donor for their recent donations to Cinema For All.

As a charity, we rely on funding from a range of sources to help us continue our work supporting community cinema exhibition in the UK and achieving the goal of cinema for all.

The generosity from these recent donations not only helps to fund projects but is also an encouraging sign of support toward the community cinema sector and our work to support it. Thank you.

If you would like to support Cinema For All, either with a donation or through the Pay It Forward initiative you can find more information here.

 

 

Film Audience Network

BFI FAN New Release Strategy Round Up

The New Release Strategy is a BFI Film Audience Network initiative that supports some of the best independent films from across the globe and find a place and an audience in cinemas across the UK.

With each New Release Strategy film the BFI FAN create a comprehensive marketing pack containing everything you need to promote the film in one handy place, as well as event ideas, interesting content to share and more. This is a great opportunity for some extra marketing support for your film programme.

Find out more about the New Release Strategy films and the assets and marketing packs available here. 

SHORTS FOR WEE ONES

SHORT FILM COMPILATIONS AIMED AT YOUNG AUDIENCES NOW AVAILABLE FROM DISCOVERY FILM FESTIVAL

Discovery Film Festival is Scotland’s International Film Festival for young audiences. Based at and managed by Dundee Contemporary Arts, the festival brings together the very best films from around the world for audiences aged 3+. Now in its 14th year, the festival sees over 5,000 children and young people from Dundee and the surrounding area engage with its programme of screenings, activities, workshops and exhibitions each year.

One of the most popular elements of the festival programme is their short films strand, which encompasses Shorts for Wee Ones (age 3+) and Shorts for Middle Ones (age 8+). A perfect introduction to the magic of cinema, these packages are available to cinemas, arts venues and film clubs or societies, and offer an excellent way to engage family audiences.

Find out more about the shorts compilations and Discovery Film Festival here.

You will need to obtain local classification from your local council for the shorts. Mike Tait (mike.tait@dca.org.uk) will be able to provide information behind the reasoning for the local classification they have given for the shorts when screened at the festival in Dundee.

The shorts are offered at £75+ VAT per compilation. To book either of the short film compilations email Mike Tait at mike.tait@dca.org.uk

MOONLIGHT AT CINEMA FOR ALL

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. 

BFI FAN New Release Strategy: The Fits

The next film to receive support from the BFI FAN New Release Strategy is The Fits,  a mesmerising and visually beautiful film about the journey from girlhood to adolescence. Watch the trailer here.

The film has it’s theatrical release on 24 February and will also be available to book on DVD and Blu Ray on the same date. A bespoke marketing pack to assist you with reaching your audiences will be available soon from your local Film Hub. This is an excellent opportunity for community cinemas and film societies to screen an anticipated film at the same time of its cinema release.  Contact your local Film Hub for more information.