Advice and Support
Want to set-up a community cinema, film society, or pop up screening? Then BFFS can help with our newly updated and freshly designed Starter Pack, with easy to read sections on everything you need to know 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
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.
Take a look at our publication - The Community Cinema Sourcebook.
Are you in an area with a Regional Group? Check the Community Exhibition Page. 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 initial screenings.
Get informed - read the latest edition of NewsReel to find out important news and updates for community cinemas.
Find out how to book films. Browse our Services Page for a wealth of practical information.
Join BFFS to access key services and be part of the community cinema movement.
Still got questions? Get in touch!