Pop-up and Event Cinema
Thamesmead, Texas: Building a Nomadic Community Cinema
Posted on October 13, 2022
With their community lacking a local film venue, the Thamesmead Travelling Cinema was set up in 2020 to finally give the people of Thamesmead in south-east London a communal space to watch films. In this blog, Lydia de Matos interviews the project's founders, couple Vanessa and Liam Scully, on their cinema's nomadic roots and their experience so far.
Using Film for Social Impact and Community Building: The Experience of Cine Brazil in London
Posted on September 1, 2022
Cine Brazil is a film screening project that aims to bring the diversity and creativity of Brazilian independent cinema to London, while donating part of the box office to grassroots organisations working at the frontline of Brazilian resistance. By doing this, they hope to reconstruct the narrative of Brazilian culture abroad, raise funds for important causes in their home country, and create a space to bring people together. In this blog, Cine Brazil's co-founder Louise Carpenedo discusses their experience since their first screening in 2019.
Still on My Skin... Using Immersive Cinema to Engage Audiences with Archive and Silent Film
Posted on December 9, 2021
Archive Screening Days takes place at BFI Southbank today, Thursday 9 December 2021. It's an event to help share film history and history on film, and discuss ways to bring archive work to audiences. To accompany the event, film programmer, curator and creative producer Niki Harman writes about the techniques you can use to engage audiences with silent and archive film in a collective encounter that goes beyond the usual cinema-going experience.
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.
Drive-in cinemas in post-lockdown UK
Posted on May 21, 2020
We're seeing more and more drive-in cinemas popping up around the world, providing a way for audiences to watch films communally during the coronavirus crisis. As UK cinemas remain closed we spoke to a number of organisations about the pros and cons of drive-in screenings, to see if they might be a viable option for a communal viewing experience when it’s safer for us to leave our homes but before cinema buildings are able to reopen.