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News, tools & opportunities for exhibitors

Ffilm Cymru's Audiences & Education department are rounding up the best news, opportunities, toolkits and networks for independent cinemas and festivals during these challenging times.

News

30/4/20 

Cineworld says it will not show films that ‘fail to respect windows’ (Screen Daily)  

29/4/20 

BFI Ben Roberts reveals plants to restart production and retain the UK’s competitive edge (Screen Daily) 

Mubi Launches UK Cinema Fund to support exhibitors during lockdown (Screen Daily) 

27/4/20 

Coronavirus: UK film piracy surges during lockdown (BBC)

World's biggest film festivals unite for 10-day streaming event (Guardian)

24/4/20

Germany’s Cinema want to reopen again (Steps to reopening)

23/4/20 

Urgent appeal after the UKs Covid 19 relief fund falls 2m short (Screen Daily) 

22/4/20

WarnerMedia clarifies stance on theatrical release model after CEO comments (Screen Daily) 

9/4/20 

BFI Partners with UK Cinemas to serve regional audiences

BFI reveals 4.6m support package for UK Film Industry 

BFI Fan Covid-19 Resilience Fund

3/4/20 

How patrons are supporting cinemas around the world (Celluloid Junkie)

1/4/20 

UK Distributors take steps toward supporting independent cinemas amid coronavirus (Variety)

30/3/20 

Why China's cinemas have closed again after partially reopening (Screen Daily)

25/3/20

UKCA Covid-19 Coronavirus Tookit 

So what happens now? How UK Cinemas keep going? (Celluloid Junkie

How the international film industry is providing creative, financial and social support through the Covid-19 crisis (Screen Daily)

24/3/20 

Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund (BFI)

 

Opportunities

9/4/20

BFI Fan Covid-19 Resilience Fund

 

9/4/20

Celluloid Junkie Weekly Cinema Summit

 

30/3/20 

606 Distribution to donate to local cinemas with online System Crasher release

 

24/3/20

Covid-19 emergency fund announced (Film & TV Charity and BFI)

Richard Newton Consulting Newsletter (funding opps)

 
23/3/20

AMA Free Crisis Comms and Audience Development Webinars


20/3/20

Free access to ICO Reach: Strategic Audience Development Course

 

Useful Tools


Cinema Advice and Guidance

23/3/20 - Cinema for All Advice and Support for Community Cinemas

20/3/20 - BFI Answering questions from the screen sectors

19/3/20 - What cinemas can do right now (Independent Cinema Office)

18/3/20 - COVID-19: HMG measures for freelancers and the self-employed

BECTU COVID-19 Advice

25/3/20 - UKCA Covid-19 Coronavirus Toolkit

25/3/20 - Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources (BAFTA)

20/4/20 - Pressing Play: COVID-19 Exhibitor Survey (The Bigger Picture)

21/4/20 - The impact of COVID-19 on the exhibition industry (ICO) 


Continuing to provide for Audiences

23/3/20 - How to set up an online film club (Cinema for All)

30/3/20 - Online opportunities for FAN Members (plus tips on online screenings) (The Bigger Picture)

27/4/20 - CTC Publishes Drive in Movie Guide  

 

Working from Home and Wellbeing

24/3/20 - Advice and Support Whilst we stay at home (Cinema for All)

23/3/20 - Coronavirus and mental wellbeing (Mind)

Film and TV Charity Support Line


Technology

23/3/20 - Free CTC (Cinema Technology Community) Membership for All

18/3/20 - Closure technology tips for equipment upkeep and preparation for re-opening

27/4/20 - Tech will save us: How tech is supporting small businesses and cinemas 


Education Resources

21/3/20 - 40 Days to Learn Film (Mark Cousin’s Video Essay)


Staying Connected to Networks

Celluloid Junkie Cinema Summit

UK Cinema Network
 
Cinema and Distribution Freelancers Facebook Group