As you may know, we have been working on a Green Paper through which to share our research, our findings and our predictions for the future.
We thought it was about time we started publishing said paper, and give you the opportunity to read it, comment on it, add to it and share it in the social way that we celebrate here at SylC. To make it more easily digestible, we will be serialising the report over the coming weeks and months.
So (by way of an…Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on September 23, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
It's not often that the specialised film exhibition sector gets the opportunity to talk directly to policy-makers. So yesterday's Independent Cultural Cinema Exhibition Conference hosted by SylC partner and field leader Watershed in Bristol, was a welcome opening for cinemas, film societies, higher education and research bodies, and funders to share feedback and strategy with…Continue
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Yes. Birmingham. I don't think 'being in Birmingham' is Flatpack's sole USP, but its location certainly adds to the ('mystique' seems a strong word for Brum)... um... 'delightful eccentricity' (better) of this boundary-examining film festival. The juxtaposition of avant-gardist, explosively creative content with the shopping-mall-centric industrial landscape of Birmingham works very well. But I expect that a programme of this…Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on March 29, 2011 at 8:27pm — No Comments
Last Friday, I wrote about the fun I was having looking for images to post on this very blog. But it wasn't as much fun as these guys are clearly having with this disembodied leg.
Apparently this is from…Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on March 11, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
One of my favourite pastimes of late, in fact a way to waste uncountable hours in gentle awe and bizarre discovery, is to search for relevant images to support the content on this site. It's a difficult thing to have to do: to find generic images that represent specific theories on a regular basis, and then to make sure that they are in the public domain to be pinched for our purposes! So it was with great relief that I took advice from…Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on March 3, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
There's nothing better than a sixteen hour bus journey* to reflect on a whirlwind few days at an international film festival. Particularly when a major focus of your time there had been spent moving forward on say... a free iPhone app for independent cinemas that's been in the pipeline for a few months now. Oh, and showcasing, brainstorming and discussing a cinema industry website…Continue
Join us for an informal SylC catch-up on the afternoon of 16th February at Yorck-Kino GmbH, Rankestraße 31, 10789 Berlin from 2.30pm - 5pm. Feel free to stop by at any time during the afternoon and meet the team. It's very informal and you don't need to be there the whole time, you just need to be there! :) However, please let us know if you will be coming so that we can make enough coffee!
If you can’t make it…
I know I’m in a minority when I confess that sometimes I do like to knit in the cinema, but I’m in fine company in Newcastle where the Tyneside has a very popular knitting club every fortnight. It’s just one of the innovative ways that they are boosting admissions (from 90,000 up to 150,000 in just three years) and bringing new audiences into this…Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on January 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Guest blogger Chiara Pannazzo takes some independent cinema virgins on a revelatory visit to Edinburgh's Filmhouse
all text and images by Chiara Pannazzo
As a lover of arthouse cinema, in my circle I am in the minority. With the tide of change away from the global to the local, I sensed it was time to tackle…Continue
Thank you Today is Boring.
I know that this sentence doesn't sound as though it makes sense. But when you realise that 'Today is Boring' is the name of a one time specialised film and video shop, which is now a film consultancy, film events and production company, and film archive it becomes clearer. And why thank you? Well, this is where I…Continue
Added by Rachael Castell on December 14, 2010 at 8:26pm — No Comments
OK. It's Friday. It's near Christmas. It's time for some useful but entertaining videos with a valuable SylC message. If anyone asks you what you're watching and looks at you askew or accusingly, tell them it's research. It is!
Indeed! What could be more relevant and/or entertaining than Christmas viral videos? It's not long away, but there's still time to make a cheap, effective Christmas movie gift…Continue
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Donât forget that you can keep up to date with the world of SylC and get top social media tips, useful
links, information on relevant festivals and events, funding opportunities and news on
the following sites:
- Blog: http://www.supportyourlocalcinema.com/
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