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The Community Cinema conference is a chance to join us in Sheffield to celebrate the amazing achievements made across volunteer-led cinema over the last twelve months and look forward at what’s to come. An opportunity to meet and feel connected to the wide network of organisations from around the UK and toast the future of community cinema.
We’re so excited to share new films for the Community Cinema Conference! We have put together an exciting programme of both brand-new and repertory titles. With two films still to be announced, here are this years selected titles:

Blue Jean Dir. Georgia Oakley | 2022 | UK | Jean, a closeted PE teacher is forced to live a double life. When a new student arrives and threatens to expose her, Jean is pushed to extreme lengths to keep her job and her integrity. “This brave British debut is surely a slam dunk masterpiece” – The Telegraph

A Bunch of Amateurs Dir. Kim Hopkins | 2022 | UK | Bradford Movie Makers is one of the oldest amateur filmmaking clubs in the world. Once a thriving community, the membership is dwindling these days and the group struggle to keep the wolf from the door. “You will come out of this with a spring in your step, a song in your heart and a love of cinema reaffirmed” – Mark Kermode
Maangamizi: The Ancient One Dir. Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill | 2001| Tanzania | Dr. Asira travels to Tanzania to a psychiatric hospital where meets Samehe, a patient whose complete silence troubles everyone she encounters. Through Asira’s healing methods, the women forges a connection that breaches the confines of time, history, and faith. “An essential work of Tanzanian cinema” – Watershed

The event will comprise of workshops, discussions, screenings and seminars with special guests from the community cinema sector and beyond! We’ll also roll out the red carpet for the annual Film Society of the Year Awards.

Our workshops and sessions include:

  • Climate Action for Community Cinemas
  • The Future of Film Programming
  • Technology of Community Cinema

Building Future Communities Through Film

As in previous years we will continue to offer a sliding scale starting at just £90 for members, £100 for standard passes and including £70 for low-income people and students. We will also offer an online film Pass for those who can’t attend the conference in-person.
Want to come but need some support? Your local Film Hub may be able to provide bursaries to help cover a percentage of the costs for your pass, travel and accommodation, find out more here.
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