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How to be resilient when growing your community cinema
Posted on July 19, 2018
We wanted to catch up with some of the graduates of our REACH course to see how the audience development projects they worked on have developed. Here, Katie Brandwood of Screen25 in South Norwood in London about her project to make sure the audience in her screen matched the wider community, undertaken in very challenging circumstances..
Fighting the elements: running a festival in the eye of a storm
Posted on June 21, 2018
Scotland may be notorious for erratic weather but GFT's Programme Assistant Chris Kumar thought he had seen it all. He was proven wrong this past February when Glasgow Film Festival was paid a visit by one of the harshest cold waves in years, the Beast from the East.
Why short films matter: Roisin Mullins on her FEDS placement at Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Posted on June 7, 2018
Short films are a unique and powerful art form, so why do we not give them more space in film culture? Roisin Mullins, one of our FEDS trainees, working at Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, tells us why shorts are much more than a stepping stone and deserve to have a place in your cinema.