Links and Resources

Cinema For All is the national support and development organisation for community-led cinema. Whether you have been screening films in your community for many years, or are just thinking about setting up, Cinema For All can support you along every step of your journey.  Cinema For All offer free advice, as well as providing a huge range of additional services and benefits for members.

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) is the national support organisation for independent exhibitors of all kinds including cinemas, film festivals and film societies.  ICO act as programming advisors, distributors, consultants, development agents, and providers of training and other services. They also run national Screening Days events, providing exhibitors with the chance to watch key forthcoming independent releases.

The British Film Institute (BFI) exists to promote greater understanding and appreciation of, and access to, film and moving image culture in the UK, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals.  The BFI also fund and support film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.

The BFI Film Audience Network is a ground-breaking initiative developed by the BFI to enable organisations and film experts in the independent cultural exhibition sector to work in partnership to boost film audiences across the UK, particularly in the areas of specialised and independent British film.

Filmbankmedia represent many Hollywood, Bollywood and independent film studios and distributors in over 100 international territories worldwide licensing film screenings outside the home or cinema.  A great resource for film clubs, societies and pop-up screenings with thousands of titles to chose from.

Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC) another resource supporting legal access to screening films in a non-theatrical setting.  MPLC represent over 900 film and TV producers and distributors from major Hollywood studios to independent and foreign producers.

BFI Neighbourhood Cinema offers support to local community venues with the aim of boosting audience choice across all areas of the UK, including funding for screening equipment.

The UK Cinema Association (UKCA) represents the interests of over 90 per cent of UK cinema operators including single screen/owner managed sites as well as the largest circuit and multiplexes.

BBFC The British Board of Film Classification is an independent, non-governmental body which has classified cinema films since it was set up in 1912 and videos/ DVDs since the Video Recordings Act was passed in 1984.

Launching Films is the website for the Film Distributors Association and lists the past, present and future release dates of films released at the cinema in the UK. On the Launching Films website you can find out the release date of a film and the theatrical distributor.

Dark Horizons is a great online resource to watch the latest film trailers, it features a searchable database as well as reviews and box office statistics.