“You need a bit of laughter and comedy in your life. People get down in the dumps and this cheers you up. It’s a good meeting point…some people come here because they have nowhere else to go.” – John (OC Member at St. Patrick’s)
OPEN CINEMA is a film studio for the poor. We coordinate an award-winning network of community cinemas for excluded people, a ground-breaking participatory filmmaking programme, and make compelling films for cross-sector organisations advocating on issues of the greatest social or environmental importance.
Since 2005 we have launched 29 film clubs at 21 venues in some of the most challenged communities in the UK and Ireland. These have welcomed over 10,000 individual admissions, produced 24 films, and received over 150 experts from the film industry, from universities and companies in a dynamic range of fields.
Welcome to the website. Follow us on the links below, or get in touch via the Contact page to find out how we can help achieve the goals of your organisation and advance the lives of your participants.
Watch this short video about Open Cinema to learn more