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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.

PROGRAMMING ON THE GROUND – DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME

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.

Download the programme here
Register here

STUDENT PROGRAMMERS DAY: PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED!

We are so excited to announce the programme for the Student and Young Volunteer Cinema Programmers Day on 23 February!

Join us and University of Westminster Film Society for a day of workshops, networking, exciting film screenings, and talks about volunteer film programming and running a student cinema. The day is aimed at students and 18-30 year olds running their own community cinemas, but is open to all ages.

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMME HERE

Highlights include discussions from a panel of student cinema/young organisers, a workshop on programming to change the world and introducing audiences to films that may change their worldview, and film screenings of Vote 100: Born a Rebel, Border and another exciting preview (TBC).

Tickets cost just £20 (including a light lunch and refreshments).
We also have a number of bursaries available to assist with ticket and travel costs! Contact Ellie on ellie@cinemaforall.org.uk to enquire.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

STUDENT AND YOUNG VOLUNTEER CINEMA PROGRAMMERS DAY 2019

23 February 2019, 09:30 – 18:00
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We are delighted to announce our Student and Young Volunteer Cinema Programmers Day 2019, in partnership with the University of Westminster Film Society!

Join us for a day of workshops, networking, films and talks about volunteer film programming and running a student cinema. The day is aimed at students and 18-30 years old running their own community cinemas, but is open to all ages.

Tickets are just £20 (including a light lunch and refreshments).
Keep an eye out for the release of our full programme very soon!

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS!

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2018 FILM SOCIETY OF THE YEAR AWARDS!

Application forms for the 49th Film Society of the Year Awards are now available! The Awards are our proudest tradition, and celebrate the hard work of the volunteers who bring film to communities all across the UK.

Apply now
Read the Guidance Notes

There are 11 awards to apply for, from our newest award Best Single Event, to the overall prize of Film Society or Community Cinema of the Year.  Your audience can also take part through the Filmbankmedia Award, in which you can be in with a chance of being awarded £1000 to support your activities!

The awards are open to all volunteer-led community cinemas, film societies, film clubs, pop-ups and community festivals.  To apply, simply fill in the form for the relevant category. Each form asks 4-5 simple questions, which will help you give the information the judges are looking for. We encourage you to try your hand at several categories to increase your chances of winning!

NEW FOR 2018 – TELL THE JUDGES WHAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL
Each application form also invites you to submit a response to the following question:

‘What is it that makes your group special?’

The purpose of this question is help you get across the special qualities of your organisation, in a way that you may have been unable to express in your previous answers. You may submit this as 200 word text response, or a 2 minute audio file, or a 2 minute video file.

Return your completed application to awards@cinemaforall.org.uk by 30 June *extension until 4 July*.  Be sure to carefully read our Guidance Notes, as these will help you with your application significantly. You can also find out more about the judging process and how we select our panel here.

The awards take place on Saturday 8 September at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield, as part of our Community Cinema Conference weekend. Tickets will be available very soon – we cannot wait to celebrate with you!