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Want to learn how to make the most of your marketing and reach new audiences?
Want to learn tips and tricks from other inspiring community cinemas in your region?
Want to take part in a marketing and social media workshop delivered by the Cinema For All team?

Join Cinema For All and get together with your fellow community cinemas for our FREE On the Ground event in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland! The event will take place on Saturday 22 February from 10am – 4:30pm.

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Supported by the BFI, On the Ground is Cinema For All’s face-to-face support scheme providing regional advice and assistance to community cinemas in Northern Ireland. For more information about On the Ground please get in contact with Ellie at ellie@cinemaforall.org.uk or on 0114 2210314.


Join Cinema For All in Belfast on Sunday 17 November and get together with your fellow community cinemas for our free event, Programming On The Ground!

With a focus on film programming, the event will begin with an interactive panel discussion, chaired by Film Hub Northern Ireland, with inspiring speakers from Dungannon Film Club, Ballyclare Community Cinema and access>CINEMA.

After lunch you will take part in a film programming workshop and activity led by Ellie and Rosie from the Cinema For All team, and get to enjoy a film screening of the fantastic The Peanut Butter Falcon.

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a modern Mark Twain-esque adventure starring Shia LaBeouf as a small-time outlaw turned unlikely coach who joins forces with Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome on the run from the nursing home with the dream of becoming a professional wrestler. Dakota Johnson stars as Zak’s loving, but stubborn, carer. The Peanut Butter Falcon is supported by BFI FAN as part of their New Release Strategy, which means that anyone screening the film can access extra support from their local Film Hub, and download a marketing pack to help advertise the screening.

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At Cinema For All, we understand the challenges of setting up and maintaining a sustainable community cinema, as well as the benefit they provide to local communities. Yet, running a community cinema can equip you with skills and experience that can assist other groups!

That is why with On the Ground, we want to get community cinemas together – to share their ideas with one another and benefit from each other’s knowledge.

Our day-long event will encourage this with:

  • Panel discussions featuring local community cinemas sharing their stories
  • Two interactive training sessions: Marketing and Publicity and Attracting and Maintaining Volunteers for Your Community Cinema
  • Networking opportunities, so that you can get to know other groups in your region

There will also be chance to learn about how to become an On the Ground Champion, our regional support scheme which pairs groups looking for assistance with those willing to help and host them at one of their screenings.

So, whether you are a new group looking to start screening films in your community, an existing group in search of some additional support, or an experienced group keen to share your stories and advice to help others, we have something for everyone at this event!

To register for your free ticket visit Eventbrite here. Please note, numbers are limited so reserve your tickets early to avoid disappointment! Please let us know if you have any access requirements in advance.