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 https://yourscreen.net/
An Impossible Project
Jens Meurer, Germany / Austria / UK, 2020, 99m, 12 advisory, some sub-titles, documentary - A man spends a fortune saving the last Polaroid film factory - meet Florian 'Doc' Kaps, champion of analogue technology. Available 1 March - 28 March
Trailer - https://vimeo.com/472950471
Esther Johnson, UK, 2016, 72m, n/c, HoH sub-titles, documentary, F-rated - Eye-opening archive footage tells the story of Sunderland in WW1, when the town was on the domestic front line. Available 1 March - 30 April.
Trailer - https://vimeo.com/172455605
Cat In the Wall
Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva, Bulgaria / UK / France, 2019, 92m, 15 advisory, English with some sub-titles, drama, triple F-Rated - A stranded moggie becomes the 'cat'-alyst for this lively examination of race and class issues in post-Brexit London. Available 1 March - 31 March.
Trailer - https://vimeo.com/392798180
The Humorist / Yumorist
Michael Idov, Russia | Latvia | Czech Republic, 2019, 102m, 15 advisory, sub-titles, comedy / historical drama - A Soviet-era stand-up comedian made rich and famous by a tired old routine tries some riskier material. Available 12 March - 25 April.
A Coach's Daughter / Córka trenera
Lukasz Grzegorzek, Poland, 2018, 95m, 15 advisory, sub-titles, drama - Maciej pushes daughter Wiktoria to achieve more as a rising tennis star. She dearly loves him, but still - she rebels. Available 19 March - 18 April.
Film - https://watch.yourscreen.net/film/a-coachs-daughter-corka-trenera/
Thomas Bidegain, Marc Fitoussi, Tristan Aurouet, Cyril Gelblat, Vianney Lebasque, France, 2019, 108m, sub-titles, comedy / satire / drama - A no-holds-barred satire on our love affair with all things digital, starring Fanny Sidney from the Netflix hit Call My Agent. Available 26 March - 23 May.
No English-language trailer yet – here’s a review - https://tinyurl.com/1ho3jig7
Veins Of the World / Die Adern der Welt
Byambasuren Davaa, Germany / Mongolia, 2020, 96m, 12A advisory, sub-titles, family drama, F-rated - A David vs. Goliath battle of tradition vs. modernity set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Mongolian steppe. Available 13 April - 23 May.
Trailer - https://vimeo.com/406547948
Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi, France / Qatar / Belgium / Morocco, 2018, 80m, 12A advisory, sub-titles, family drama, F-rated - A family manoeuvres amidst Morocco's draconian laws when daughter Sofia finds herself pregnant out of wedlock. Available 23 April - 23 May.