CINETOPIA has announced our latest venture, CINESCAPES, a touring film festival across Scotland in 2021 !
More details will be available at www.cinescapes.co.uk including our full programme.
Cinetopia in collaboration with Double Take Projections, Edinburgh Cine Club and World of Film International Film Festival (and many others!) are presenting CINESCAPES, a series of hyperlocal film events across Scotland. The landscape of cinema has changed, but the urge to come together as a community and enjoy cinema remains integral to our collective connection.
This project will celebrate films inspired by various locations across the country while shining the spotlight on much-loved local establishments. In a hybrid festival format, we are making the project as accessible as possible, sharing the films both online and in various locations outdoors, allowing people to watch the film in various ways simultaneously, from your home entertainment system to balconies, courtyards, and socially distanced plots of grass nearby. While many of our beloved arts venues continue to remain closed, we are taking the movies to a wall near you.
Watching films on walls from our homes and courtyards has become a way for neighbors and local communities across the world to connect during this current COVID-19 crisis.
Core to the project is an interest in working and highlighting local, independent businesses as well as galvanizing support for our local arts venues and organizations who are struggling at the moment to allow customers back into their brick and mortar buildings. This outdoor film projection project will bring people together in a safe way with an emphasis on highlighting and celebrating what our local businesses and arts organizations offer our communities on a regular basis
In August-September 2020, we ran a successful crowdfunding campaign where we reached our target of 10k to begin our journey and project. Our CINESCAPES crowdfunder was backed by both extra funding by Creative Scotland and also NatWest (as part of the Back Her Business initiative). You can see our crowdfunder HERE.
The festival is supported by Film Hub Scotland and the Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund, which was set up by EventScotland in collaboration with the Scottish Government to support Scotland’s events sector plan and deliver events through to the end of 2021, and help it respond and adapt to the effects of the pandemic.
We are currently seeking partners, funding opportunities, media opportunities, local collaborators and supporters who will help us get to our goal of making this project a reality. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any ideas or suggestions!