This afternoon I had a lovely chat with the good people at Open Cinema. I’ll let them describe themselves:
OPEN CINEMA is a nationwide network of film clubs programmed by and for homeless and socially excluded people. Each week participants watch the best in classic and contemporary cinema and work with professional filmmakers to create films of their own. Open Cinema is unique in providing participants the chance to programme films they would like to see, meet the professional filmmakers that inspire them, and make films based on their own ideas and experiences.
At the moment they administer their film clubs ‘by hand’ – populating schedules and ordering DVD’s on a per-club basis. They’re now hoping to take that process online.
Going online would:
- Reduce the cost of the film club for clients, many of whom have very limited budgets and are financed by grants and donations
- Allow Open Cinema to reach marginalised or rural communities in the UK and worldwide
- Improve logistics of delivery
- Allow Open Cinema to focus on adding value in terms of learning, resources and opportunities
- For our clients and spend less time on programme administration
Open Cinema are interested in hearing from anyone interested in this, anyone interested in working on this, anyone with an idea, anyone with some expertise that might be useful before the project is developed – anyone useful really!
If you’d like to know more do just comment below or drop me an email and I’ll put you in-touch with Laura at Open Cinema.