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Cinema for All Competition

Do you want to push the boat out when it comes to programming, but don’t have money in the kitty to justify the risk? Are you itching to create exciting cinematic experiences, but need some backing to get you there?

Cinema For All offer support for this all year round to Community Cinemas and Film Societies, however to help a little more they are looking to award one lucky organisation the following:

1 free Cinema For All membership (12 months)
3 free film screenings*
2 Community Cinema Conference full weekend passes (3-4 October)

This prize is worth over £750 in screenings, freebies and member benefits. To enter, send your response to the following question to by 30th June:

If there were no restrictions, no funding issues and venue location was of no issue, what would your ideal film night look like? (no more than 500 words)

Cinema for All are looking for a group that wants to diversify their programme by introducing more specialised film, so tell them about what British films, world cinemas, documentaries, archive screenings or animations you’d love to screen and how you’d make a night your audience will remember. The more imaginative, the better so get creative! The winner will be announced in early July. Good luck!

For full terms and conditions and more information visit the Cinema for All Website

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ICO Summer Screening Days


The Independent Cinema Office have just announced that Summer Screening Days will be taking place at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield on Saturday 25th July – Monday 27th July 2015. This is the next in their series of four national events taking place across the year. Screening Days are the industry screening events for programming, marketing and education staff of cinemas, film festivals, and film societies.

The weekend gives film exhibitors first-hand knowledge of upcoming film releases to help them select, market and get strong audiences at their screenings. The ICO focus on key art house and independent titles, and the summer event will showcase titles scheduled for release in August–November 2015.

See films that will help your programme stand out, meet and exchange ideas with colleagues, and hear from industry experts on important developments.

To find out more about screening days, book your place or see which films they are screening, please visit their website.

Bursaries are available for these events, for more information see here.


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Cinema For All – Film Society of the Year Awards 2015

Cinema For All – Film Society of the Year Awards are now open for applications! 
Winning an award can bring a huge amount of profile and exposure to new audiences, not to mention a confidence surge for volunteer groups. The award ceremony is on the 3 October in Sheffield, and will be co-hosted by actor and film-maker Mania Akbari (Ten, Life May Be). It will be a really special evening, with goodies, prizes, quizzes and a huge after-party ’til late.

Groups can download application forms from the Cinema For All website, where they can also find guidance notes, tips from previous winners and much more to help them with their application:

There are 11 categories to choose from, including the brand new award for Best Single Event and the Filmbankmedia Audience Award, which comes with a prize of £1000. 

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ABCinema Flatpack 2017: Archive and Young Audiences (Chapter)


Paul Holder, Workshop Leader at Chapter, Cardiff, tell us about his experiences at the ABCinema Sprint during Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham:

“The ABCinema Sprint, part of Birmingham’s Flatpack Film Festival, brought together filmmakers, educators, archivists, programmers, and other creative professionals from across Europe to share and explore approaches to engaging young people with film archive and heritage.

The key challenges were summed up early on; how and why should we try to reach young people regarding film history? ; how can we bring digital mediums and methods into our attempts to encourage participation? ; how can we re-imagine the way in which audiences are invited in and experience film? Big questions, which over the course of the three-day event found many intriguing and innovative answers.”

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