Join Cinema For All in Sheffield for the UK’s biggest gathering of film societies, community cinemas, village screens and film clubs for a weekend celebration of volunteer-led cinema.
The theme of the conference is Diverse People, Diverse Stories. Through film previews, sessions and workshops Cinema For All will explore what diversity means, the programming of diverse films and how to reach out to diverse audiences. They will also explore how the community cinema movement can continue to lead the way in creating a more diverse film culture for all.
- Danny Leigh will be selecting and presenting the Friday night welcome film, as well as conducting a Q&A with Mania Akbari after the screening of her latest film Life May Be, on the Saturday morning.
- Deborah Williams, Diversity Manager at the BFI, will be warming up attendees on the theme of the conference, 'Diverse People, Diverse Stories', ready for a day of workshops, films and panels.
- This year’s shorts selection is from the newly restored Halas and Batchelor Collection, celebrating the work of the legendary British animation studio. John Halas, well known for his ground-breaking 1954 animation of Animal Farm, was the former President of the British Federation of Film Societies (now Cinema For All), so we are delighted to showcase some of his lesser known, yet still astonishing work.
- Friday night networking drinks and film screening
- 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/ introductions to accompany all the films
- The 46th Film Society of the Year Awards co-hosted by actor and filmmaker Mania Akbari
- 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 chance to meet and chat with your local Film Hub
- The Cinema For All AGM – meet the trustees and team
- + more to be confirmed in the coming months
Weekend Passes start at just £63 (member rate) and allow you access to all films, sessions, drinks receptions and workshops. You can apply to Film Hub Scotland for a bursary to cover your travel, accommodation and pass costs.
For more information and to book your place please visit Eventbrite.