Film Camp is designed to gather together film exhibitors from across the Midlands to share their wealth of experience, and to explore fresh approaches to programming and audience development. This series of online workshops is open to everyone from multi-screen venues and festivals to community cinema organisers and student film groups.

14:00-16:00 Thursday 27 May

What is Audio Description?

This two hour workshop run by Quiplash will give an introduction to audio description and access for blind and visually impaired people. Coming from a social model and disability justice perspective, they will identify some of the barriers blind and VI folks face when interacting with film, and give some practical solutions for how those barriers can be removed. They’ll be plenty of time for chats, questions and conversations. There will be practical aspects to this workshop, so come prepared to try things out, ask questions and hopefully have a bit of fun as well. 

Quiplash is a project that takes space for d/Deaf disabled and neurodiverse people across the LGBTQQIA+ spectrum. Run by real life queer crips Al and Amelia Lander-Cavallo, we create accessible art and performance work and provide training and consulting on disability awareness, access and queer awareness. @quiplashlondon


10:30-11:30 Friday 28 May

The Future of Cinema: What About Me?

Young film fans take the reins. A panel of participants from BFI Academy will turn the tables on the usual panel format, challenging delegates with questions, ideas and comments on the future of cinema and exhibitors will get the chance to hear what young audiences really want from their local cinemas and festivals. This session is presented in partnership with Arts Connect.


14:00-15:15 Saturday 29 May

On the Ground: Cinema on the Move 

Outdoor screenings are becoming more and more popular but with hefty hire prices for equipment and bigger box office splits it can often be a challenge for community cinemas. We hear from a handful of exhibitors who have created magical experiences for their audiences and taken community cinema outdoors... on a budget!


This session is part of Cinema For All’s regional BFI-funded support scheme, On the Ground, connecting emerging or existing community cinemas from across the region to share skills, knowledge and expertise.

Further information:

All workshops will take place on Zoom and participants will receive a link in advance of the session. The workshops are free but registration is required.

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