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  • 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.

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.


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!

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.

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.

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


  • 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.

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/

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.

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.