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Hier zijn de FAQ in het Nederlands.
und hier auf Deutsch.
What is SylC?
Support your local Cinema aims to look at the independent, arthouse cinema sector in Europe and seek ways to assist our partner cinemas to increase audience numbers, raise profile and improve box office using the web.
Who are your partners?
You can see a full list of participating cinemas and partner organisations here
What are the benefits of partnership with SylC?
As a partner of SylC, this gives you the opportunity to inform our thinking and assist us in making the best services for you. For the majority of cinemas, all that this partnership entails is communication: as we progress, we would occasionally want to share our process with you and invite you to give us feedback or potentially suggest ideas. Time involved would be minimal, but important as we rely on our cinemas to ensure that we are making something of most use to them.
The concepts that we develop have been workshopped with a core group of partner cinemas with whom we have tested and streamlined our ideas and product prototypes, leading to a product shortlist by the end of summer 2010. From this shortlist, we have then developped several products and launch them in a first beta-test together with selected partner cinemas in Germany and the UK at then end of 2010.
Some of the areas we have been brainstorming include:
After a test and optimisation phase we have come out with our mobile apps and offered them to a wider group of partner cinemas.
How do I become a partner of SylC?
If you are interested in coming on board as a partner of SylC, please email Léa Germain, Project Coordinator on email@example.com including a short paragraph about your cinema, your use of social media, and your reasons for wanting to be involved.
What is a mandate and why do I need to sign one?
SylC is funded by the EU’s MEDIA funding programme which requires a series of letters of support from our partners. If you are already on board as a partner, you will have initially signed one letter of support for the project. This binds you to the project as a partner (unless you wish to resign your support, see below), and means that MEDIA will assume that you are happy to continue supporting the project throughout its funded term. MEDIA requires proof of your support for the project in the form of a ‘mandate’. This is a document that states your continued involvement with SylC. There is no further obligation on your behalf once the mandate is signed. However, if our original supporters do not sign the mandate, MEDIA withhold our funding and the project is void.
How is SylC funded?
SylC is one of the EU MEDIA programme’s pilot projects. You can read more about these here.
What are your findings so far?
You can see a summary of our findings from Phase I here
Most of our reports and tips are available for registered members in the 'Resources' section.
How do I resign my partnership of SylC?
If you are a partner of SylC but would like to resign your partnership, please write to Léa Germain : firstname.lastname@example.org We will talk you through the process of leaving the project. We will be sorry to lose you but we understand that SylC isn’t for everyone.