We’re excited to present DIVE IN Cinema, a two-week online screening series co-programmed by a cohort of (mostly!) Scottish independent exhibitors and film festivals.
As all of us are keen to keep connected with our audiences and look for ways to bring activity online, we decided to bundle our efforts together to present this collaborative project, where each contributor’s identity is represented in a varied selection of screenings.
The full programme and schedule will be announced on Wednesday at 10am, with contributors including Africa in Motion, Alchemy Film & Arts, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Central Scotland Documentary Festival,Dardishi, GSFF, IberoDocs, LUX Scotland, Matchbox Cineclub, Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Screen Argyll and Take One Action.
DIVE IN Cinema will kick off at 10am on Friday 10 July on our new online screening hub and will be free to access for UK audiences only. Totalling 13 screenings, it will offer a mixture of features and short films across fiction, documentary and experimental work, as well as a few filmmaker conversations.
The programme will include the pioneering feminist essay-film Fatma 75, the first non-fiction film by a Tunisian woman; Cherien Dabis’ debut film Amreeka, exploring the experience of a Palestinian immigrant family in the United States; Eminent Monsters, Stephen Bennett’s documentary about western governments’ love affair with torture; By These Presents: First Nations Performance Shorts that speak on Indigenous identities and experiences; SQIFF Shorts: A is for Asexual, a programme celebrating films by and about asexual people of colour, and more.
Each screening will be programmed by one of the contributing exhibitors and will be available for 48 hours from its start time, with a new programme released at 10am every day.
All screenings are free of charge, and the project aims to raise donations for Scottish charities The Unity Centre and Ubuntu Women Shelter. The Unity Centre provides advice and support to asylum seekers and migrants in Scotland. Ubuntu Women Shelter is a Glasgow-based charity that provides emergency accommodation needs for women with no recourse to public funds. There will be a payment link to donate on the platform.
Screenings will be captioned for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences (thanks to Matchbox Cineclub and Ari Silvera), and content notes per film will be listed on the online platform as appropriate.
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The screening platform will be open from Friday 10 July at 10am. Visit our ONLINE pages for more information.
DIVE IN Cinema is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and Lottery funding from the BFI.
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