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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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VOLUNTEERS WEEK, SAM WATLING

I’m happier, more confident and am even looking at starting a business to try and enable me to do even more of these events across my city.

I’ve been running Film at the Folk Hall for over 3 years now. I was in a bit of a rut with the work I was doing a few years back and found myself feeling a bit lost and uncertain about the future. A good friend of mine asked if I ever did anything for anyone else or volunteered my time to something. It was a fair question, I felt like my whole life revolved around others but I had little tangible to show for it and it certainly hadn’t been helping my mental state. After a very quick look around my local area I found a Community Cinema struggling to fund itself and in need of support. It was a no brainer. I love movies and I love people and I reached out. Three years on I’m running it and it’s become a complete passion project. With my awesome team of volunteers we have built the audience from an average of 38 to 75 and we’re able to run free social impact events on a regular basis. I’m still doing exactly the same work but now balance has been restored. I’m happier, more confident and am even looking at starting a business to try and enable me to do even more of these events across my city.

Our next screening is First Man and it will be our first ‘Pay it Forward’ event. We won’t be charging a penny for the tickets but will have a collection for York’s Foodbank and will be extending the chance for our audience to go out there and do something good for someone else following the event. It can be anything they want, giving blood, or having a coffee and a chat with a homeless person. Perhaps catching up with an old friend who needs cheering up. Whatever it is, we believe that doing something nice for someone else is win-win every time and has real power in it for both parties involved. We’re asking for our audience to share their ‘Planned-in acts of kindness’ with us so watch this space to see if our little social experiment works!

Find out more about Film at the Folk Hall here.

VOLUNTEERS WEEK, NADINE O’MAHONY

Volunteering has helped me gain confidence and learn new skills. It’s also encouraged me to get out of the house and meet new people as I was beginning to feel quite isolated.

I am a graduate and filmmaker. I recently became unemployed and wanted to volunteer as a way to improve my mental well-being as well as supporting Cinema, which is a passion of mine. I saw a post about Screen B14 on facebook and decided to go along to a meeting.

I am the marketing officer for Screen B14 which means that I am in charge of all the none social media aspects of advertising our group and screenings. This means everything from distributing leaflets to contacting local media outlets and publishing our events on other websites and apps. For example, I recently organised an appearance for us on Brum Radio to talk about Screen B14 and the work we do.

I’ve never done anything marketing related before so one of the challenges was learning about the role and trying to find the best ways to promote our screenings to the local community. Also just having the confidence to engage with people and get them excited about our events.

I think volunteering has helped me gain confidence and learn new skills. It’s also encouraged me to get out of the house and meet new people as I was beginning to feel quite isolated. I’ve also learnt a lot about community cinema and organisation which I hope will help me on future projects.

I would encourage anyone thinking of volunteering to come along and give it a go. The time commitment for me has been minimal and very flexible so I am able to fit it around my regular activities. I’ve also gained a lot of new skills and met lots of different people who all love film and their local community.

COULD YOU HELP LEAD CINEMA FOR ALL? – ELECTED TRUSTEE VACANCY

We are looking for nominations from our membership for people to stand for the position of Elected Trustee.

The election will be held at this year’s AGM on the 9 September in Sheffield and there is one position available. Elected Trustees must be from current, fully paid-up Members of Cinema For All. Please note, you will need to find someone within your group to propose you as a nominee, as well as a seconder (this can be also from within your group or from another member group of Cinema For All).

If you would like to contribute your skills to the Board and help lead, support and grow Cinema For All we would love to hear from you! We are particularly seeking people that have experience in working at a strategic level, in fundraising, have film industry connections and are ambitious leaders.

All trustee positions are voluntary, however we pay reasonable expenses.

Please find attached a role description and nomination form to email back to jaq@cinemaforall.org.uk.

You will need your organisation to propose your nomination, and to find another member organisation to second it. All nominations need to be in by 10 August 2018 so please get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested.

Cinema For All – Trustee Role Description
Nomination Form

Cinema For All is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds; the BAMER community, people who identify as LGBTQI+, and people with a disability.

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!

CHANGES TO THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

CHANGES TO THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

Data protection legislation covers everyone about whom you keep personal data. This includes employees, volunteers, service users, members, supporters and donors. You may have recently been made aware of upcoming changes to data protection laws with the General Data Protection Regulation that will come into affect on 25 May 2018. The changes to data protection laws will affect your community cinema’s policy and procedures to how you handle personal data and enact privacy principles. Don’t worry as there is plenty of time to learn about GDPR and what it means for your organisation and there is lots of helpful resources, advice and events available to help guide you through GDPR.

We advise you to visit the ICO’s (Information Commisioner’s Office) website for their guide on GDPR, as well as the NCVO’s (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) website for their tips and advice on data protection and GDPR. The NCVO is also running a number of training events on the subject across the country from the end of February until mid July 2018. You can also get in touch with your local Film Hub to find out if they are running a session offering advice on GDPR.

NEW FOR 2018: MUBI FILMS COME TO BOOKING SCHEME

Cinema For All are thrilled to partner with MUBI, and we are excited to bring our Members and Associates four new MUBI films available to screen on Blu-Ray from our Booking Scheme, for just £85 with no hidden costs or VAT.

MUBI is an online curator, distributor, subscription streaming service, and, above all, a cinema lover. MUBI loves to rediscover jewels of classic cinema, and to select brilliant new films straight from the festival circuit.

MUBI is selective and driven by quality – their curators are on a quest to bring audiences fantastic films from film festivals across the world.

Available on the Cinema For All Booking Scheme, here are four exciting MUBI Releases that you can screen now on Blu-Ray in your community cinema:

ON BODY AND SOUL

Nominated for Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Oscars, On Body and Soul is set on the outskirts of Budapest, where two employees of a small abattoir discover that they have the same dream. Endre, the finance director, and Mária, the new control inspector, meet as deer in a forest and fall in love. The two loners decide to make these dreams come true, but soon find that things are not as easy in real life. The film was a hit at film festivals, scooping up 8 award wins including four awards at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017, and the Golden Frog at Camerimage 2017.

 

THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI:

The true story of famous Finnish boxer Olli Mäki, who had a shot at winning the 1962 World Featherweight title. The black-and-white Finnish biographical drama follows the boxer as he trains for the fight. Olli finds himself swept to national stardom, and becomes a symbol of his country. All he needs to do for his fame and fortune is focus – but he has just fallen in love. Juho Kuosammen’s black-and-white Finnish biopic was a big hit on the festival circuit, and picked up the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival among its numerous awards.

 

FÉLICITÉ:

Félicité is a singer in a bar. When her fourteen-year-old son is injured in a motorcycle accident, she begins to frantically look for money for his operation. Félicité searches the streets of Kinshasa, capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a vibrant place full of dreams and music, which leads her to meet Tabu. Alain Gomis’ vivid film took home six awards on the festival circuit, including the Silver Berlin Bear for the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, and was nominated for even more.

 

MIMOSAS

Oliver Laxe’s film follows a dying sheikh on his final journey on a caravan through the Moroccan Atlas. The sheikh’s dying wish was to be buried with his loved ones, but he dies before he reaches his destination. The caravaners then refuse to take the sheikh’s body any further, as they are afraid of the mountain. The task then falls to two rogues, Saïd and Ahmed, who had been travelling with the caravan and insist they know of another way to escort the sheikh’s body to his resting place. Mimosas won fourteen awards at film festivals around the world, including the Critics Week Prize from Cannes 2016.

 

All four films are available to screen now from the Booking Scheme.