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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.

APPLICATIONS FOR AUTUMN LAUNCHPAD ARE OPEN!

Launchpad 2019 – Autumn Round

**DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO 6 SEPTEMBER 2019**

Cinema For All are excited to announce that applications for the Autumn round of Launchpad, our helpful and intensive coaching programme, are now open!

  • Want to start screening films in your community?
  • Looking to gain practical skills and motivation?
  • Lacking the funds to get started?

Autumn is a really great time to start screening films for your community, as people look for things to do inside as the weather turns cooler and the nights draw in.

Cinema For All represent over 1,200 community cinemas in the UK and in the four years of Launchpad running we’ve helped over 45 groups kick start their community cinema. Why not start yours this Autumn?

Enjoy the freedom of testing the types of films your audience enjoy without the financial risk with a £150 bursary for each of your two test screenings as part of Launchpad. You can also start your community cinema with confidence and knowledge with the friendly, expert guidance from the Cinema For All team to help you every step of the way. The coaching sessions offer both motivational and practical support in areas including, getting started, marketing and publicity, special events, technical advice, fundraising and more!

‘We would recommend anyone thinking about setting up a community cinema to take the leap with Launchpad. A scheme that supports, uplifts and helps shoulder the risk whilst you find your feet. The intensive coaching was brilliant for answering all our questions and signposting areas for future development. We wouldn’t be here without Cinema For All’s knowledge and encouragement. Thank you’ – Social Features, Scotland

Deadline for all applications is 6 September 2019. Coaching sessions will commence from 6 September 2019 should your application be successful.  We’ve kept the application process quick and simple so you can get started with ease!  If you have any access requirements or have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0114 2210314 or email Abi at abi@cinemaforall.org.uk and we will be happy to help you.

Find out more, read the application guidance notes and apply here.

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!

CINEMA FOR ALL SOUTH WEST VIEWING SESSIONS 2018

CINEMA FOR ALL SOUTH WEST VIEWING SESSIONS 2018

Oscar nominees, BAFTA winners and festival favourites head the line-up for Cinema For All South West Group’s double-header Spring Viewing Sessions! New releases on DVD and Blu-ray are to be screened at two venues in the east and west of the South West region in March and April.

The selection of the five features to be screened at both venues includes a new release from the Cinema For All Booking Scheme  – the Oscar nominated and first oil-painted animated feature, Loving Vincent.  Also headlining is the much acclaimed Call Me By Your Name, which won veteran James Ivory a BAFTA for the Best Adapted Screenplay and is also nominated at the Oscars.

Other festival favourites in the line-up include the Israeli French film In Between, about three Palestinian women sharing a flat in Tel Aviv, the Indian Hotel Salvation, a subtle family comedy-drama, and the documentary, The Prince of Nothingwood, which follows the eccentric Afghan film-maker Salim Shaheen as he embarks on his 111th feature film.

Two very different films provide the sixth title at the two venues. The South Petherton audience will have the opportunity to see last year’s surprise hit and award winner, Get Out, whilst, for the Liskeard event, the local Societies have opted for yet another Oscar prospect The Florida Project, another recent addition to the Booking Scheme.

Altogether, a great line-up of previews for Cinema For All and C Fylm organisers throughout the South West.

The two venues and dates are:
Sunday 18 March – The David Hall, South Petherton, Somerset

Cinema For All South West return to the David and Blake Halls for the fourth time as guests of Petherton Picture Show in the South Somerset town close to the A303, east of Taunton.

Saturday 14 April – Liskerrett Community Centre. Liskeard, Cornwall
Almost four weeks later, our hosts are Liskerrett Community Cinema situated near the centre of Liskeard on the A38.  The centre is one of Carn to Cove’s venues and the South West Group are pleased to be collaborating once again with Claire Marshall and her team from Cornwall’s performing arts scheme who are the organisers of the C Fylm network of 32 film clubs in the county

Any member of community cinema/film society organising committee, signed up with Cinema For All, is welcome to come along to either event – or both!  Please send off the relevant application form to Andy Hastie (andyhastie@yahoo.co.uk) for South Petherton by 12  March and for Liskeard, Claire Marshall (claire@actcornwall.org.uk) by 9 April.  The application forms, directions to the venues and trailers for all the selected titles are available on the Cinema For All South West website http://cinemaforallsw.org/

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.

2017 CHRISTMAS CLOSING DATES

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.

 

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.

AUDIENCE FIGURES FORM

As the year draws to a close, many community cinemas and film societies are taking care of end of year admin. We thought this would be a good time to offer a friendly reminder to fill out the audience figures form for any film screened licensed from the Cinema For All Booking Scheme.

Please submit your audience numbers for each screening by filling in this online form. We have made the form fuss free and it only takes a short moment to complete.

Please complete the form after your screening of any film licensed through the Cinema For All Booking Scheme. Not submitted your audience numbers for your previous 2017 screenings? No problem, you can still fill out the form for these screenings.

This data will allow us to build a better picture of the effectiveness and reach of community cinema in the UK, to help Cinema For All strengthen as an organisation and better support our members.

This information will be used to evidence how every individual effort from our members has helped build a network of passionate organisations with a huge accumulative audience across the nation.

If you have any questions or would like any further information you can contact us at info@cinemaforall.org.uk or call us in the office on 0114 2210314 and we would be happy to help.

EXCITING PROGRAMME UPDATES

2017 Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards

Eventbrite - Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards 2017

Download the draft programme (timings subject to change)

10-12 November, Showroom Workstation and The Void, Sheffield Hallam University
Join Cinema For All in Sheffield on 10-12 November for the UK’s biggest gathering of film societies, community cinemas, village screens and film clubs for a weekend-long celebration of volunteer-led cinema! This year’s theme is Your Audience and You – we’ll be really delving into important issues such as building taste, marketing and publicity, audience research and reactions, reaching young people and making risky film choices.

WHAT’S ON

KEYNOTE

We are absolutely delighted that Amitava Ghosh from Jamshedpur, India, representing the Federation of Film Societies of India will be joining us to talk about their experiences of film society life on the Indian subcontinent.

WORKSHOPS, SESSIONS AND MASTERCLASSES

FRIDAY

  • We welcome you to Sheffield with a feminist fresh look atGentlemen Prefer Blondes and an F Rating Masterclass from Rebecca Ellis from Little White Lies. Followed by complimentary wine and nibbles at Fusion Organic Café.

SATURDAY

  • Session 1: Young Audiences and How to Find Them – a forum and Q&A session featuring a group of 16-30 year olds, all at varying levels of engagement with community cinema. Really want to know why you have been unable to attract younger audiences? This is your chance to ask them! Led by Mikaela Smith of Showroom Cinema.
  • Session 2: Enriching and Growing Your Audience – a panel session exploring how community cinema organisers have been reaching out to new audiences through community connections, dementia friendly activities and specialised film choices. Led by Deborah Parker and featuring Kat Smith of Lost in Film. More panellists TBC.
  • Session 3: The Film Discovery Masterclass with Danny Leigh – our patron Danny Leigh joins us to walk us through a selection of film education activities and how to introduce them to your audience.

SUNDAY

  • Session 4: Knowing Your Audience Better – a panel session exploring audience research and engagement, featuring both community cinema organisers and audience members! Led by Gemma Bird, Vice Chair of Cinema For All and featuring Elizabeth Costello of Leigh Film Society. More panellists TBC.
  • The Cinema For All AGM – meet the trustees and team
  • Session 5: A Marketing and Social Media Masterclass with Jaq Chell and Abi Standish – an extended version of our popular coaching session. Learn how to really connect with your audience as well as expanding to reach new people.

+ Bookable fundraising one-to-ones with Katherine Seller of People’s Postcode Lottery (more info about how to book coming soon).

FILM PREVIEWS
A selection of upcoming titles from the Cinema For All Booking Scheme, including shorts, docs and the best in world cinema.

CELEBRATING!
Do not miss the highlight of the weekend, the Film Society of the Year Awards and after party. We’ll be putting on some delicious evening food and dancing ’til midnight! If you want to just join us for the awards, tickets are only £5 – which includes all refreshments and access to the after party!

By meeting other film societies we felt part of something much bigger and that our efforts are appreciated and recognised more widely.” – Lost In Film

Average ticket price for the whole weekend is just £85 (Member rate) – all lunches, morning refreshments and evening nibbles are included! We are very grateful to our event supporters and sponsors for helping us subsidise our ticket price and offer you even more than ever before! Their support helps us reduce the average cost of a weekend pass by a massive 50%.

We’re also happy to introduce a new discounted ticket for students and under 26s which is just £65.

Eventbrite - Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards 2017

EVEN MORE!

  • delicious lunches on Saturday and Sunday by our good friends Homemade by Thelma’s
  • evening nibbles on Friday night
  • evening pizza party on Saturday night (courtesy of our generous sponsors Octagon Films)
  • morning refreshments
  • access to the awards after-party on Saturday night, where you can dance, chat, drink and nibble with us until midnight (drinks courtesy of our generous supporters Magic Rock)

*day passes are available on request

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

BURSARIES
If you are a member of your local Film Hub, you may apply to them for a bursary towards the cost of the conference. To find out who your local Hub is and to get in touch visit:http://cinemaforall.org.uk/about-cinema-for-all/partners/film-audience-network/

ACCOMMODATION
To book a room for just £69 per night at the Jury’s Inn, head to https://www.jurysinns.com and pop in the offer code CINEMA1011.

SUPPORTERS
The Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards are supported by Filmbankmedia, MPLC, Sheffield Hallam University, Cinegi, Magic Rock, Octagon Films and with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery. More supporters TBC

 

2017 COMMUNITY CINEMA CONFERENCE + FSOY AWARDS

10-12 November, Showroom Workstation and The Void, Sheffield Hallam University
Join Cinema For All in Sheffield on 10-12 November for the UK’s biggest gathering of film societies, community cinemas, village screens and film clubs for a weekend-long celebration of volunteer-led cinema!

WHAT’S ON?
WORKSHOPS, SESSIONS AND MASTERCLASSES
Community cinemas are the heart of the social and cultural lives of the people they serve. With that in mind, the theme of this year’s conference is Your Audience and You – we will be bringing together organisers and audience members to really delve into important issues such as building taste, marketing and publicity, audience research and reactions, reaching young people and making risky film choices. We will be running workshops, masterclasses and sessions to help you get the most out of the weekend.

FILM PREVIEWS
We will also be showcasing a selection of upcoming titles from the Cinema For All Booking Scheme, including shorts, docs and the best in world cinema. Titles will be confirmed closer to the time.

NETWORKING AND CELEBRATING
We have built in plenty of time for you to spend in the company of your fellow community cinema organisers, both throughout the day and in the evenings – join us on the Friday night for welcome drinks and nibbles, and do not miss the highlight of the weekend, the Film Society of the Year Awards and after-party. We’ll be putting on some delicious evening food and dancing ’til midnight!

By meeting other film societies we felt part of something much bigger and that our efforts are appreciated and recognised more widely.” – Lost In Film

Average ticket price for the whole weekend is just £75 (Early Bird Member rate) – all lunches, morning refreshments and evening nibbles are included! We are very grateful to our event supporters and sponsors for helping us subsidise our ticket price and offer you even more than ever before! Their support helps us reduce the average cost of a weekend pass by 50%.

We’re also happy to introduce a new discounted ticket for students and under 26s which is just £55 (Early Bird rate).

For tickets please visit our Eventbrite page here.


More of what’s on:

  • Friday night networking drinks and film screening at The Void
  • Panel sessions, workshops and seminars featuring community cinema and industry experts
  • Previews of upcoming features, shorts and documentaries to help you boost your programme
  • Special Q&As/film introductions
  • The 48th Film Society of the Year Awards hosted by a special guest TBC
  • Post-awards celebratory party ‘til late with food, music, dancing and more!
  • Plenty of opportunities to chat with people who run community screenings from all over the UK
  • The Cinema For All AGM – meet the trustees and team

PLUS

  • delicious lunches on Saturday and Sunday by our good friends Homemade by Thelmas
  • evening nibbles on Friday night
  • evening pizza party on Saturday night (courtesy of our generous sponsors)
  • morning and afternoon refreshments
  • access to the awards after-party on Saturday night, where you can dance, chat, drink and nibble with us until midnight

*day passes are available on request

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

BURSARIES
If you are a member of your local Film Hub, you may apply to them for a bursary towards the cost of the conference. To find out who your local Hub is and to get in touch visit:http://cinemaforall.org.uk/about-cinema-for-all/partners/film-audience-network/

ACCOMMODATION
To book a room for just £69 per night at the Jury’s Inn, head to https://www.jurysinns.com and pop in the offer code CINEMA1011.

SUPPORTERS
The Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards are supported by Filmbankmedia, MPLC, the BFI, Octagon Films and more supporters TBC.

For tickets please visit our Eventbrite page here.