DIY Screenings: The Challenges the Pandemic Brought to Pop-Up Cinemas
Posted on September 9, 2021
There have been lots of stories about the resilience of cinemas and film festivals during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the success many of them have seen in moving screenings online and reaching new audiences during this period. But less has been said about the hardship and difficulties that DIY and pop-up cinemas have faced over the past 18 months. In this blog Rosie Beattie, Co-founder and Producer of Unmellow Movies, discusses the specific challenges that the pandemic has posed to these operators, who make such a distinctive and valuable contribution to their communities.
Borderlines 2021: Finding success in the online space
Posted on May 6, 2021
Over the last year, many film festivals around the world have had to make the difficult decision to deliver their programmes online. While the benefits of increased accessibility for audiences are clear to see, delivering a virtual festival which sees strong box office results is another matter. In this blog we speak to representatives from Borderlines Film Festival, to hear how they managed to find success when they moved their festival online back in March.
Young Film Programmers and the Pandemic
Posted on April 9, 2021
Young Film Programmer’s Groups give young people a stake in venues and aim to increase younger audiences made up of their peers. We spoke with Shelby Cooke, Film Programmer and Editor-in-Chief at Film East, about how she adapted the activities of her group to the online space and the valuable experiences being part of a YFP Group has given her, even during a pandemic.