Advice and Support
Want to set-up a community cinema, film society, or pop up screening? You're in the right place. Our newly updated and freshly designed Starter Pack, with easy to read sections, contains everything you need to get going - from finding the right venue to licensing, film programming and building your audience. BFFS has a long track record of supporting film societies and community cinemas up and down the country by providing new tools like these to enhance audience experience and increase the sustainability of community cinemas.
- Starting a Community Cinema
- Modes of Community Cinema Operation
- Programming and Audience Development
- Equipment advice
If you would like a print copy of any of these publications or would like to chat to us about what you've read for some bespoke advice please contact us.
We currently provide these resources FREE of charge, but as a charity we need your support to enable us to continue our work and provide as many free resources and services as possible. You can support us here http://bffs.org.uk/aboutus/Support_BFFS.html If you think our customer service and resources are as great as we do, please make a donation! Suggested donation £1 per download.
NETWORK - Are you in an area with a BFFS Regional Group (Scotland, Yorkshire and the South West)? If yes, make contact with the group to find out how they can support you. You may be able to arrange a test screening or borrow equipment to help support you get started.
KEEP IN TOUCH - Sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep updated of important news, events and offers for film societies and community cinemas.
BOOKING YOUR FILMS - Browse our Services section for a wealth of practical information on sourcing and programming films, including information on the BFFS Booking Scheme.
JOIN BFFS - to access key services and be part of the community cinema movement. Find out more about membership
Still got questions? Get in touch!