No Barriers to Cinema: Young d/Deaf audiences

A doubleheader of educational special events from Into Film celebrating language, communication and d/Deaf cultural identity.

No Barriers to Cinema: Young d/Deaf audiences

A doubleheader of educational special events from Into Film celebrating language, communication and d/Deaf cultural identity. Summary of project The central tenet of the project was to challenge the assumption that accessible cinema screenings need to be separated from mainstream programming. We promoted the events encouraging schools working with d/Deaf or hearing students to attend, … More

Leigh Film Society Lockdown: Orange Bags of Cinema Sunshine

Project overview Why the project matters Leigh Film Society are a independent community cinema charity. Established in 2013 we use film screenings to fight against social isolation, create opportunities for young people and support community cohesion. We have many different film screening projects including: Evening Film Society, Afternoon Classic Cinema Club, Annual Short Film Festival, … More

Leigh Film Society: Carers Film Club

Project overview Why the project matters For many young carers juggling school and home care respite is important. We Champion the therapeutic benefits of cinema escapism and how watching a film for a couple of hours can take your mind away from more challenging thoughts. The same for adult carers who may need time away … More

Contact a Family Cymru: Supportive Environment Screenings

Project Overview A strategic project as part of Film Hub Wale’s Diversity & Access strand for 2015/16, developed in response to both audience and member demand. Contact a Family are a national charity that support families with children who have a range of sensory needs and learning difficulties. In 2015, Film Hub Wales awarded support … More

Eyes Wide Open Cinema

Eyes Wide Open What worked and why As always, our most successful events were ones we hosted ‘nominally’ with Picturehouse as a partner. We don’t have a financial stake in these screenings but rather are listed as co-presenters in exchange for publicity – these included God’s Own Country and Queerama. These films already had a … More

Accessing Community Cinema: Driftwood Cinema

Project overview Community Cinemas operate on a tight budget and primarily screen from DVD using equipment aimed at the “home” market or a little better. Venues also are multi-use and not purpose built and therefore often suffer from poor acoustic qualities and do not offer tiered seating. However their audience demographic includes a significant proportion … More

Dementia Friendly Film Screenings at Theatr Colwyn

Project Overview At the back end of 2016, we signed up to ‘A Life More Ordinary’ (ALMO) project, based at The Dukes in Lancaster and now being rolled out across the UK. This pioneering scheme gives people living with dementia, their friends, family and carers the opportunities to enjoy regular cultural and arts events, such … More

Bertha DocHouse: Amazing Grace + Live Gospel Choir

Project Overview Following the success of Beyoncé’s Homecoming, we wanted to see if we could present a live gospel choir showing of Amazing Grace with We Are Parable to attract new, younger audiences to our cinema. Why the project matters As a community interest company, we want our programme to represent a broad church with … More

Iris Prize Festival – Iris in the Community

Project overview Iris in the Community was a Big Lottery funded project which ran from 2015 -2018. Its aims were to work with communities across Wales to make their own film and deliver their own mini-Iris film festival utilising films from our back catalogue. During the life of the project we engaged with 30 groups … More


Cinemaximiliaan brings film and debates to asylum centres, private homes and cinemas all over Belgium, bridging newcomers with locals in a personal way. The starting point of the film project is each participants desire to share their story through a short film. Films are made in and around the Cinemaximiliaan project house in Brussels. It … More