Greater London Authority - 'How to...'
In 2012, the Greater London Authority is producing a fantastic programme of outdoor events that will stretch across the length and breadth of the capital. The centrepiece is Showtime – a seven week festival taking the best British and international outdoor work to town centres, parks and squares across all 33 boroughs. As part of Showtime, there is an ambition to develop a pop-up film programme for outdoor spaces around the city.
In order to kick start this planning the Greater London Authority will be hosting a Community Cinema “How to” Film Event on the afternoon of 9th May 2012 (3-5pm) at the BFI Southbank NFT2, followed by a networking reception afterwards in The Atrium.
The aim of the event is to support and inspire people who are hoping to start a community cinema/film club, run a community film festival or organise a one-off pop-up film event, especially with a focus on outdoor community settings. There will be a number of presentations from a different practitioners, of varying size and scale from around London, to provide practical tips and advice on planning, setting up and delivering local film events. All the contributors will be community cinema enthusiasts who have actual experience and advice to offer.
Confirmed speakers so far include representatives from Cinetopia, Luna Cinema, Free Film Festivals, the Deptford Film Club, Crystal Palace Pictures, Films on Fridges and the Hackney Bicycle Film Society.
BFFS will also be attending the event armed with useful information and advice.
Details of a small grant scheme to support some great ideas over the summer will also be announced.
If you are interested in attending please email Matthew.Kleebauer@london.gov.uk