New intiative from Cinema for All and BFI FAN – Programme Together

14th October 2022 3 Minute Read

FHNI and BFI FAN are excited to announce the launch of our new coaching programme in partnership with Cinema For All - Programme Together.

Programme Together is an online intensive course to help you build meaningful collaborations through your programming and your local community, other local organisations, and the wider screening network. Want to collaborate with another community cinema? Want to partner with a local organisation to create a special event? Programme Together could be for you!

You will get access to:

• 1x 3 hour online coaching sessions with our team and a cohort of other community cinemas.
• Bespoke training videos and case studies.
• Up to £440 to help support up to two screenings as part of Programme Together.

The training:
In the three hours online training session we will share advice on forming creative collaborations to make a bigger impact with your programming, opportunities, and networks you can connect with to help you on this journey and share case studies for inspiration. The training session will also include a panel featuring BFI Major Seasons, BFI FAN and Cinema For All, so you can ask questions and find out more about the latest offers available for community cinemas. The last part of the training session will include a planning workshop, to help you generate ideas and make possible connections for your collaborative programming project.

Your collaborative project:
For your collaborative programming project - you can run up to two screenings and apply for a bursary of up to £440 to cover your costs. Some examples of what your project could be include: taking a chance on a film you have never shown before, running a focus group with part of your community, or running a special event in collaboration with another organisation or specialist. You will have to submit the timeline about when you are planning to complete your project.

How to apply:
Cinema For All is committed to making the application process for our programmes as accessible as possible. We welcome applications by either:

• Completing the short, online registration form.
• Video file answering the registration form questions.
• Audio file answering the registration form questions.
• You can also arrange a Zoom with our team, and they will type your answers as you say them.

Please email [email protected] or call 0114 221 0314 to arrange this.

Deadline for all registration is 24/11/22. The coaching sessions will run on Friday 9 December, 10am-1pm and Friday 20 January, 1-4pm.

Please send your applications to [email protected].

Terms and Conditions
• To take part in Programme Together you must be a volunteer-led cinema and already be running screenings.
• As part of the programme, you and your audience must complete a survey (we will provide this for you).
• You must include the BFI and Cinema For All logos on all publicity materials.

This scheme is supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.


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