YourScreen, the virtual cinema set up with community cinemas in mind, is about to launch its third season of films. This is probably the best selection YourScreen has offered so far – eight new films which cannot be viewed on any other platform in the UK, and which community cinema delegates at YourScreen’s Virtual Preview Weekend, held 19th – 21st February, have been raving about. The films are all available to book now by community cinemas interested in offering the unique opportunity to see films unavailable from any other source to their film-starved members. The season offers a broad representation of the best of current global cinema, with titles from Morocco, France, Mongolia, the UK, Poland, Austria and Russia, and includes documentaries, archive film, comedies and thought-provoking serious dramas.

Partnering with YourScreen enables you to offer these films to your members at a discounted rental rate. Two pricing models are available – an up-front fee arrangement, for groups with a subscribing membership, whereby your members can view the films at no cost, and a TVOD (‘pay-as-you-go’) arrangement, for groups which are no longer accepting subscription fees, whereby your members view films at an agreed rental rate. You will be liable for no further costs – YourScreen pays the license fee etc. In both cases your group receives a return – the up-front fee is based on the cost to you of presenting a film at your physical venue less 15%, and all TVOD rentals return 15% of the box office to your group.

YourScreen’s Season 3 launches on 1st March with An Impossible Project, Asunder and Cat In the Wall. The other five films will be launched at intervals throughout the season, which runs until 23rd May.

Secure online screener links for all films can be provided to community cinema organisers on request. More information at

Interested? To learn more please contact: Chris Baker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


More on the films

Applications open for Sustain Shine! 

Sustain Shine is back for 2021 with an increased bursary of £300 to help boost your community cinema! If you’re looking to re-evaluate after lockdown, develop skills or connect more as a team, Sustain Shine can help! Sustain Shine includes three online coaching sessions with the friendly, expert Cinema For All team and a £300 bursary to help refresh and develop your community cinema. Each session gives plenty of opportunity to learn, ask questions and gain advice and information tailored to help your community cinema as much as possible. Each workshop comes with an activity sheet which gives you action points and tips to take away with you after each session. Workshops range from fundraising and sustainability to marketing and accessibility.

Deadline for applications is 8 January 2021.


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2019 12 Batcombe113 delegates from 24 Societies enjoyed Batcombe’s legendary hospitality with great food and films. The highest-scoring films were the feel-good The Peanut Butter Falcon and the outstanding documentary Honeyland both achieving scores of over 90% accompanied by some great shorts sourced by Chris Baker. We’ve already heard that some groups have shortlisted both The Peanut Butter Falcon and Bait for their forthcoming seasons, while Transit and Aniara were the most divisive titles of the day, one delegate describing the latter as “absolutely brilliant” while others were less convinced!2019 12 Batcombe

We will continue to monitor the take-up of the featured titles by South West-based member groups – please let us know if you will be programming any of them (including the shorts). Full details of the audience reaction scores are shown below.

Daron & Rose from Topsham Film Society attended the Cinema for All Community Cinema Conference

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Back in the spring, a group of residents organised an open evening at Limply Stoke village hall to invite suggestions for cultural and community events for the village.

The event under the banner ‘ Big Brainstorm !’ was generously supported by the Parish Council and was well attended with many ideas for different activities being mooted.

A report by David of Cinema by the Sea – Looe’s Community Cinema

Sincere thanks to all for this successful and enjoyable event from FLIC, Carn to Cove and CFlym.

Attendance was in the high 30s, including reps from Looe, Chudleigh, Launceston, Tiverton, Topsham, Ponsanooth. The event was very well received with delegates enjoying themselves.

Shipham Village HallThe first leg of the South West Group’s Spring Viewing attracted over seventy organisers from twenty South West Community Cinemas and Film Societies.  The hosts, Shipham Community Cinema provided their usual welcoming atmosphere in the Village Hall with good food, great cakes and an intriguing film quiz.