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Modern Films are offering you the opportunity to screen Utøya-July 22 at the same time as it’s theatrical release, from 26 October 2018!

The specifications are that you must screen the film 5 times and the licence for each screening is offered at £100 minimum guarantee vs 35% of your box office. You can get access to marketing assets (stills, trailer link, synopsis etc.) as well as an education pack with suggestions on post-screening discussions to host for your audience.

Your screenings would be listed here so more people can find out about when it’s on at your cinema, and is available to screen from DCP, disc or download. You can watch the trailer here.


‘The feature film Utøya-July 22 is about a day we will never forget, but find hard to understand. Many of the facts about what happened at the AUF Summer Camp on July 22nd, 2011, have already been published in litigation, books, and the media, but few of us know much about the unthinkable panic and confusion that occurred, or the impossible choices the victims were faced with; a terrorist attack that caused so much fear and grief, that they must live with the rest of their lives.

Utøya-July 22 is written on the basis of known facts and witness statements, and created in close dialogue with several survivors – though out of respect for the victims and their relatives, characters and individual experiences are fictitious. In the film we meet Kaja (18) and her friends at the summer camp, and experience that day as someone on the island could have. The film starts when the teenagers in the camp, shocked by news of the bombing in Oslo, are assuring their relatives that they are far away from harm. The safe atmosphere is shattered when the noise of gunfire is heard, and we begin to follow Kaja in her fight to survive – minute by minute.’

If you’re interested in screening Utøya-July 22, please get in touch with Johanna at Modern Films at johanna@modernfilms.com


As the festive season approaches we wanted to let you know that the Cinema For All office will be closed from 20 December 2017 and will reopen on the 4 January 2018. 

If you have any film licences that you would like to book from the Booking Scheme, please send in your booking request forms by 11 December to make sure that they are processed in time for your screening. If you are able to send your booking request forms for screenings taking place during this period any earlier,  it would be much appreciated.

If you are booking the Sheffield equipment over the holidays, the last day you can collect it is 20 December 2017 and the kit can only be returned from  4 January when the office reopens. We kindly ask that you have all equipment booking requests, in any region, for between 21 December and 4 January in hand by 13 December at the latest. To do this please call our Technical Services Coordinator, Jay in the office on 0114 2210314.

All other locations that the equipment is stored will have varied Christmas closing dates, as per the organisation the equipment is held at. Please get in contact with the appropriate equipment hire location to find out about any office closing dates that may affect your equipment booking.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch with us at info@cinemforall.org.uk or call us on 0114 2210314.



At Flatpack 11 the Assemble team hosted Film Camp, a one-day event exploring some of the latest innovations in cinema exhibition. Media Archive for Central England offered exhibitors practical tips and expert guidance on successfully screening archive film in ‘Build Your Own Archive’. The workshop covered the basics on how to access and clear the rights to interesting content and how to build audiences for screen heritage. As part of the workshop, Phil Leach from MACE, has handpicked two archive shorts which we’re offering to exhibitors to screen for free in their venue. Set in the Midlands the shorts explore themes of rural life and urban renewal.

If you’re interested in screening either of the shorts then please contact amy@flatpackfestival.org.uk
Please note there is a small admin fee attached to screening the films, this will be covered by Assemble for any exhibitors based in within the six counties of the West Midlands.

About the shorts:

Tales from the Hedgerows
ATV may have been based in Birmingham but they regularly took to the road to report on rural issues. In this selection we find Lionel Hampden reporting on the decline of hop picking by hand in Herefordshire and finding out how to lay the perfect hedge in Warwickshire. We also see Peter Brown in an early report for the Midland Montage magazine programme covering a very local issue – the possible closure of one of the two pubs in Lyonshall – and an appearance by the ever-popular Shropshire story-teller and singer Dennis Crowther who entertains fellow Salopian Peter Green atop Clee Hill.

The Forgotten People
Taking a title from a book written in the 1960s by Norman Power that looked at the break down of communities and displacement caused by the redevelopment of Ladywood in Birmingham. From the original 1950s redevelopment plans for the City of Birmingham to tower block living at Castle Vale in the 1970s via some truly grim conditions in Balsall Heath that were brought to the media’s attention by Shelter in 1971 we look back at the often controversial subject of urban renewal.



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


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.


Community Cinemas Collaborate in West Yorkshire

Three community cinemas collaborate to bring I Daniel Blake to a wider audience in Huddersfield

 Electric Theatre Cinema, Dolly Shot Pop Up Picture House and The Red and Green Club combined forces to screen I Daniel Blake and raised over £1000 for Huddersfield’s Welcome Centre this January. The three local community cinemas screened Ken Loach’s BAFTA nominated film the weekend starting the 6th January for three consecutive nights, offering pay what you can afford tickets and collecting money at the same time.

“We got the idea at this year’s Cinema For All Conference”, explains Zana Wood Co director at the Electric Theatre Cinema. “There was a lot of talk about championing each other as small independent film societies and I, Daniel Blake seemed the obvious choice of film for a collaborative project. We were thrilled when Dolly Shot Pop Up Picture House and The Red and Green Club agreed to join us. Caroline from Dolly Shot, a pop up cinema, had the great idea of screening on the Friday night in Huddersfield Methodist Mission and to raise funds and awareness for the Welcome Centre. We are thrilled that all three of us could contribute to such a great cause.”

Caroline from Dolly Shot and Suzi Tibbetts from Electric Theatre took the money to the Welcome Centre who were astounded and grateful for such a huge and unexpected donation. Emma Greenough, the marketing and publicity worker from the Welcome Centre thanked all three cinemas for hosting the events and also for their wonderful donations and support.

“But that is not all,” continued Zana, “Due to the success of the film and having to turn people away we have decided to screen it again in Marsden on the 4th February at the Bandrooms. The film starts at 7.30, and as before tickets are pay what you can afford, so there is still an opportunity for people to see this great film and for us to raise even more money for the Welcome Centre.

Zana added “It is a great credit to film societies and community cinemas around the country, with the valued support of Cinema for All, that allows us to champion each other in this way to bring independent cinema to the nation and we look forward to more collaborations in the future.”




Working with the BFI once again, Cinema For All are delighted to be able to offer £150 funding support to community cinemas taking part in the BFI LOVE season. With LOVE kicking off in October we’re taking a look at some of the excellent titles available to choose from this year’s curated list, and sharing some ideas for how community cinemas can use the funding to offer extra value to their audiences. Continue reading

Like Father Like Son

Films of the Year!

As 2014 winds to a close we take a look back at what has been a fantastic year for the Cinema For All Booking Scheme. With several new distributors joining the scheme and loads of new titles it’s been a bumper year for bookings and we’re hugely grateful to all the film societies and community cinemas who have helped make the scheme such a success. But what were the most popular films of the year?

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Back Catalogue: Love Crime

This guest blog was written by Sixth Form student Bethh Oliver who joined us in the Cinema For All Office for work experience. 

I spent quite a bit of time looking through a variety of different international film titles that are available in the booking scheme. I came across a French film called “Crime d’Amour” (which translates in English as “Love Crime.”) I chose this film as I thought it would be an interesting thriller to watch and blog about afterwards.

This title is distributed by Arrow Films and was first released in 2010. This is the last of Alain Corneau’s films before he died and I strongly feel that it is a great choice of film to watch.

This modern film is based in Paris, “the city of love”. In the first scene we’re introduced to the 2 protagonists, Christine (Kristen Scott Thomas) and Isabel (Ledivine Sagnier) and their agonizing relationship fuelled by dominance and seduction on Christine’s part. It opens with the two of them discussing business at executive Christine’s house and it is apparent within seconds that she has unprofessional and controlling characteristics, while her innocent assistant Isobel struggles with how to deal with Christine’s conflicting intimate and cold approaches.

The film uncovers their complex relationship where their trust for each other is dying, their hate for each other is growing and the tension within the film is rising. Their relationship is visually constructed with the use of their unnerving body language and the close up shots made to emphasise the intense growth of their love/hate relationship.

Love Crime accesses an affectionate woman to woman relationship without the display of graphic images. Its focus is more on their emotional bond rather than the physical. Their relationship is a mind game where only one comes out on top.
After an ongoing rivalry within their work place where Christine is toying with Isobel, the humiliation Isobel faces soon turns her against her, where Christine then underestimates Isobel’s capabilities and cunning mind of making her way to the top. Soon there’s a deadly feud between the two and Isobel is determined that Christine will not be the one to make the last move.

The constant unsettling tone throughout the film is created through the eerie soundtracks that climax the film. The close ups of the agitated facial expressions create the thriller like atmosphere and the integrated flashbacks that are incorporated introduce the psychological genius of the crime that’s committed.

The key to a successful thriller is to create the correct pace that keeps the audience questioning right until the last possible moment, which is exactly what “Love Crime” does. It opens up to a world of power and tells the story of a woman and her capabilities when she is pushed to her limits.

For an entertaining and thrilling viewing that keeps you guessing ‘til the end book this film for your society now!