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€9m Arts and Culture Capital Scheme now open for applications

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International Federation of Film Societies (FICC) Jury at Galway Film Fleadh 2016

International Federation of Film Societies (FICC) Jury at Galway Film Fleadh 2016

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access>CINEMA is the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland.

Our mission is to provide all audiences throughout Ireland with access to the best of Irish, world and independent cinema, via our national network of non-profit and voluntary organisations.

access>CINEMA's purpose is to deliver a diverse range of quality cinema, that is not available on commercial cinema screens, to local Irish audiences; to provide advice, expertise and support for cultural film programming and technical presentation; to support and present the work of Irish filmmakers; and to grow, develop and promote opportunities to expand access to and participation with cultural cinema exhibition regionally.


Europa Cinemas' Best Entrepreneur 2008

We support member groups with

  • film programming advice
  • information on technical requirements on 35mm, D-CINEMA and DVD exhibition formats
  • delivery of promotional/ support material so groups can actively promote their film programmes locally
  • developing and touring original film programmes
  • promoting high quality programming, presentation and technical standards for film exhibition

Our members can be professional arts centres or voluntary film societies and they exist in many different types of venues, both big and small, throughout the country. Our success relies on developing and maintaining partnerships with a variety of local organisations so as to facilitate and increase access to art house and cultural film exhibition.

These partnerships are often unique to the individual area's requirements and circumstances. We are continuing to seek new opportunities to expand the provision of cultural cinema regionally. If you would like to know more about how we can help you to develop film exhibition in your area please contact us.

Registered Charity Number: CHY 5036
Company Registration Number: 117878
VAT Number: IE4812228S

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