Cinema for All

Iffley Film Nights is a member of Cinema for All.

This is the national support and development organisation for volunteer-led community led cinema, film clubs and societies.

Since 1946 they have been helping communities across the country to develop and sustain the type of film screenings they want.

Work is funded by the BFI, member subscriptions, sponsorship, film licence fees as well as project funding from trusts and foundations.

Cinema for All – December 2019 Blog

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In this episode Abi and Jaq travel to Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds to talk to Wendy Cook. Wendy talks to us about the amazing history of this iconic cinema, as well as the significance of films like It’s a Wonderful Life when it comes to creating a cushion of financial security for Independent Cinemas. Wendy also chats about building audience trust, taking risks and creating cinema memories. An unmissable interview! Jaq and Abi also catch up about what they’ve been watching over the past few weeks (Marriage Story, Good Boys, Charlie’s Angels, Frozen II) as well as sharing their top 5s of 2019 including The Farewell, Seahorse, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Pain & Glory, Happy as Lazzaro and Monos

Conference September 2019

We were lucky enough to visit Sheffield 20-22 September 2019 for the Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards.

As we had never previously attended, we didn’t know what to expect apart from film talk, but so much more. Loads of groups from across the UK attended from remote towns and villages where they provided the only local screenings to groups such as ours where we operate in an arts-rich locale. However, we all encounter the same issues and it was great to have the time and headspace to network, get useful contacts, join debates, listen to presentations, make friends, watch lots of films, eat great food and to discover all those things we didn’t know we didn’t know.

Lots of food for thought and we come back invigorated with positive inspiration about what can be done.

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