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VOTE 100: BORN A REBEL, AVAILABLE NOW!

VOTE 100: BORN A REBEL
Available now*!

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Vote 100: Born a Rebel – a 15 minute short film made by Cinema For All together with the YorkshireNorth East and North West Film Archives – is now available to book, exclusively for Cinema For All Members and Associates.

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The film is an exploration of women in protest across the North of England and marks 100 years since the start of women’s suffrage in the UK. The film is supported by the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme. The film scored a spectacular 96% with audiences when premiered at the Cinema For All Community Cinema Conference in September.

‘A tear in my eye while watching this film. The passion for this project really shines through. I can’t wait to see it again’ – Leigh Film Society

Showing women’s lives from the suffragettes to the miner’s strikes, and much more, the film’s title is inspired by the first person we encounter in the film – suffragette Elizabeth Dean who, celebrating her 100th birthday, defiantly tells the camera:

‘Between you and I, I must have been born a rebel!’

Terms and conditions:

  • Available only to Cinema For All Members and Associates (join here).
  • The film is £25 per screening or you can pay £100 to screen as many times as you like (until 24th August 2019).
  • You must send audience numbers back to Cinema For All after your screening.
  • The film is currently only available as a downloadable link. DVDs and Blu-Rays will be available in December. Please contact us if you would like to request a disk.
  • You will be invoiced for the film after your screening.
  • Please refer to the Booking Scheme terms and conditions for our standard rules and regulations, which also cover this film.
  • No screenings are to take place after 24th August 2019.

* Locational restrictions:

If you are within a 50 mile radius of one of the following cities, you will only be able to screen the film after 1st December 2018 (to avoid clashes with our Vote: 100 celebration events – book tickets here): Huddersfield, Sheffield, Durham, Liverpool

If you’d like to throw your own immersive suffrage-inspired event, or are looking for ideas of feature films to pair with our short, take a look at our new learning resource, which is filled with advice from your fellow community cinemas to make your event unmissable.

We hope you enjoy this very special film, which we are excited to finally share with you. If you would like to submit your own Born a Rebel story to be considered for archive preservation, find out more here.

VOTE 100: BORN A REBEL, PRESTON

Last Thursday, 18 October, we ran the first of our Vote 100: Born a Rebel events at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston. The event was completely sold out, so we were even more excited to share the Vote 100: Born a Rebel film with you all, experience the brilliant Woman on Fire, and of course, enjoy lots of tea and cake!

Oriana and Ellie from the Cinema For All team arrived early to help set the venue along with Catherine from Aunty Social, who kindly lent us the group’s beautiful hand-made women’s suffrage banners.

We kicked the evening off with a suffragette-style tea party in The Harris’ beautiful Community History room. During the tea party we watched a screening of our newly commissioned short film Vote 100: Born a Rebel, which had the audience laughing, crying, and even hissing at the screen like they were watching a pantomime!

The tea party was followed by an incredible one-woman-show, Woman on Fire. Produced by Certain Curtain Theatre Company, the play explored the life of local suffragette Edith Rigby and the standing ovation that followed the performance could be heard throughout the building.

An audience member said that the event encouraged women to ‘realise the need and duty to speak up, campaign, act on issues’ 

Our next Vote 100: Born a Rebel event will be taking place in Durham on Saturday 3 November. Find out more about our Durham event and get your tickets here.

VOTE 100: BORN A REBEL

We are so excited to launch our new project, Vote 100: Born A Rebel. 

Vote 100: Born a Rebel is our newly commissioned short film made up of wonderful footage from the YorkshireNorth East and North West Film Archives. The film was made to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage, and to show important footage of women throughout history.

When we were watching the film, we were inspired by the words of Elizabeth Dean who, still a proud suffragette at 100 years old, told the camera “between you and I, I think I must have been born a rebel!”

We are screening the film across 5 locations in the North of England and creating exciting events around each of them! The events will include live music, panel discussions, spoken word, theatre performance, children’s workshops, tasty food and women being great to each other!

We want more rebellious women like Mrs Dean in the film archives to inspire future generations of women – and that’s where we need your help! We would like you to send us your stories of rebellion, or of the rebellious women who inspire you, and your film could be entered into the archives.

For more information on the project and how to submit your video, visit our webpage here.

#BornARebel

CINEMA FOR ALL’S EQUALITEAS TEA PARTY

18 JUNE – 2 JULY 2018

To celebrate 90 years since the Representation of the People Act, groups and organisations all over the country are celebrating by organising EqualiTeas!

At Cinema For All on 21 June, we are partnering with EqualiTeas by putting aside time to discuss what democracy and equality mean to us.

In true community cinema spirit, there will be tea, coffee, homemade cakes and lots of discussion. Tea parties were once hotbeds of political activism, being one of the few ways that women could meet to discuss and plan, so there is no better way to get together and share ideas, debate and celebrate!

If you are hosting your own EqualiTeas event, we would love to hear all about it! The EqualiTeas website offers some great resources and information to help with planning your event and organising activities on the day. It is through commemorating the achievements of the past that we hope to inspire people today.

EqualiTeas has been developed by the Houses of Parliament as part of its Education and Engagement Service.

FUNDING SUCCESS FOR VOTE 100 CELEBRATION

Cinema For All is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme. As a female-led organisation and one of only 8 organisations to be awarded funding from the scheme, we are proud and excited.

The funding is part of the Centenary Grant Scheme’s £1.1 million Large Grant Fund, designed to support large-scale projects that aim to increase young people’s engagement with democracy.  Through screenings of archive film at volunteer-led venues, Cinema For All’s project honours the sacrifice of those who achieved women’s suffrage 100 years ago, as well as celebrating modern day female heroes and preserving their stories through film.

It is an honour to be selected, and we are very excited to embark on our project in collaboration with Yorkshire Film Archive, North Film East Archive and the North West Film Archive.

CEO of Cinema For All, Deborah Parker said:

‘I am absolutely delighted that our successful bid to the Women’s Centenary Grant Scheme is the one that’s helped me surpass the one million pound mark in my fundraising for Cinema For All. It’s going to be a fabulous project!’

Minister for Women, Victoria Atkins, said:

‘I am delighted to be awarding funding to these innovative, exciting projects that will inspire women and young people from all over the country, and follow national celebratory activity that has already begun under the small grant scheme.’

We will be releasing more details about our exciting project made possible from the Women’s Centenary Grant Scheme soon.

See the full Government announcement about the awarded Women’s Centenary Grant Scheme fund here and read about the other 7 great organitions embarking on new projects.