The Pavilion, Galashiels
The pavilion is a family run independent four screen cinema in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders. We have about 20 staff and are a full time cinema and show most commercial films on national release date.
Especially read if you: are interested in how a commercial cinema operates; how to present live alternative content.
Click here to read The Pavilion case study
Scotland’s oldest surviving, purpose-built cinema, first opened on 11th March 1912 and currently run by Falkirk Council. Programming is very broad, but the Hippodrome is quickly establishing itself as the leading supporter of silent and archive cinema in Scotland
Especially read if you: are thinking about exhibiting an archive film programme; special event programming; linking in with local interest groups.
Click here to read the Hippodrome Bo’ness case study.
Screenplay – Shetland Arts Development Association
An annual Festival, curated by Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams, Screenplay has quickly gained a reputation for a strong programme, interesting guests and a “whacky ‘stunt’ event each year”. Guests and audiences are guaranteed passionate and enthusiastic events.
Especially read if you: are thinking about/running a festival in a rural/remote location; putting on Q & A events and guests.
Click here to read the Screenplay case study.
Glasgow Youth Film Festival
Set up in response to lack of film provision for young people, the Festival offers them a chance to experience quality World Cinema and meet inspiring filmmakers through affordable workshops and audience discussions. A major part of its success is the close involvement of the GFT Youth Team.
Especially read if you: are thinking about supporting young programmers and developing young audiences; planning a festival.
Click here to read the Glasgow Youth Film Festival case study.
Multi-purpose Arts Centre:
An Lanntair, Stornoway
An arts centre in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis celebrating their twenty fifth anniversary. An Lanntair give us an idea of how their film programme fits in with the rest of their activity and challenges of an island location.
Especially read if you: own/manage a multi-purpose venue; looking for marketing ideas.
Click here to read the An Lanntair case study.
Festivals touring to rural areas:
Africa in Motion – Rural Tour
The Edinburgh-based annual African film festival brings the best of African cinema to Scottish audiences, with complementary events such as music performances and discussions. In 2009 they toured for the first time in rural Scotland taking a selection of films from the main festivals. Especially read if you: are thinking about touring films to rural communities; starting your own festival; interested in audience development.
Click here to read the Africa in Motion – On Tour case study.
A voluntary community association established in 2009 to promote moving image in the Isle of Whithorn in SW Scotland. BFFS Scotland members, Machars Movies talk about their special success with themed programmes.
Especially read if you: are thinking about starting film screenings; just starting out; and/or own a community asset like a Village Hall and are looking for ideas.
Click here to read the Machars Movies case study.
For further case studies on Community Cinemas please visit the British Federation Film Societies Featured Exhibitor: www.bffs.org.uk/aboutus/aboutthesector/featuredexhibitor/
For further case studies on community projects visit Scotland: National Rural Network featured projects: www.ruralgateway.org.uk/en/rural-development/featured-projects