About Live Cinema

Live Cinema UK is the country’s only organisation focused on bringing artists, exhibitors, distributors and producers closer together to create amazing experiential cinema events.

Based in West Yorkshire, we curate innovative programmes and new art works inspired by the moving image, advising and partnering with cultural promoters regionally (Leeds International Film Festival, Screen Yorkshire, Sheffield Doc/Fest), nationally (BFI Film Audience Network, National Media Museum, This Way Up Conference) and now internationally (Motovun, Reykjavik and Wroclaw New Horizon Film Festivals, Alamo Drafthouse (USA)).  Find out more by viewing our  our work.

We collaborate with artists including DJ Yoda, Mica Levi Norman Jay MBE, and Asian Dub Foundation, alongside a variety of digital, VR and performance artists, siting their work in exciting cinematic and non-cinematic festivals and venues. We also provide marketing and audience development consultancy for film festivals and distributors with recent campaigns including grassroots campaign work for I, Daniel Blake, and experiential events for Dad’s Army and Suffragette.

We also offer general film consultancy for film events including on-going programming, fundraising, marketing and development support for a range of exhibitors and festivals across the country, including Leeds International Film Festival, Sneaky Experience, The National Media Museum, the Lawrence Batley Theatre, and Square Chapel Centre for the Arts. Want to work with us? Get in touch.

Live Cinema UK acquired funding from Arts Council England to conduct the world’s first industry research into live cinema, which culminated in the publication of the Live Cinema in the UK Report and the Live Cinema Conference 2016, and formed the Live Cinema Network, led in partnership with King’s College London and the University of Brighton. The Network is a group of representatives from industry, advocacy groups, exhibitor networks, academics and creatives working within, seeking to access or researching this emergent field. The network will be the mechanism through which we establish symposia, a regular conference and other events to support the development of this innovative area of creative and cultural practice.