March 03, 10:00am

Rural Community Cinema Event 2018

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Image: Richard Booth's Bookshop Cinema (Hay-on-Wye)
Image: Richard Booth's Bookshop Cinema (Hay-on-Wye)

We're delighted to host the third annual gathering of Welsh-based rural community cinemas and film societies during the 2018 Borderlines Film Festival, the UK's largest rural film festival. This year we'll be meeting young audiences and of the organisations that work with them. Film Hub Wales partner with Flicks in the Sticks and Moviola to offer this special event.

9.50-10.15am - Refreshments and registration

10.15am -Introductions and update from Into Film

10.35am - Session one (Meet the Young Programmers)
A special panel with young programmers or professionals working in film exhibition. You'll have a chance to meet with and put your questions to

12-1pm - Lunch

1-3pm - Session two (Young Audiences workshop with Media Active)

3pm-4pm - Community cinema catch up chaired by Moviola

4pm - Close

More about Media Active 
Director, Sue Gainsborough, has led on and partnered a number of film education, audience and rural cinema developments in rural Shropshire over the past 17 years.

Adventures (aka Adventures in Alternative Cinema), is MediaActive’s Young Programmer scheme, and has, over the years, tried different approaches to audience development, engaging with different groups of young people and partner organisations, in a variety of ways, and in a host of locations. Adventures has also supported new Young Programmer start ups and partnership projects across North West England, and the West Midlands.

Sue will share learning, ideas and handy hints, and there will be opportunity to consider venue specific problems and opportunities on the day. 

Lunch will be included and exhibitors can also book tickets for a screening of The Shape of Water in the beautiful Bookshop Cinema. Please book your tickets online and FHW will cover the cost of your ticket*. We advise you to book ASAP, as the capacity of the cinema is 48.

“Networking. Open discussion - very useful to understand what others are doing, and know others have
similar problems and innovative solutions (food was excellent too).”
2017 Attendee

Reserve your space at the event here


Bursary Support and Membership

This event and attendance to the Borderlines Film Festival itself, is eligible for bursary support. FHW can cover travel accommodation costs for members to attend. Fill in a form here.

If you are not yet a member of FHW, you can join for free here.

Find out more how Film Hub Wales supports the Welsh exhibition sector and opens up a world of film for audiences in Wales here.


*You can invoice us for the cost of your ticket. Just email the invoice to us with your booking confirmation or a copy of your ticket.