Since 2014, Live Cinema UK has grown to become the country’s leading organisation dedicated to producing, promoting and researching live cinema events, reaching over 400,000 live audience members, and collaborating with over 60 partners across more than 10 countries. Based in West Yorkshire, we curate innovative programmes and new art works inspired by the moving image. Live Cinema UK produce and support film events which contain a live element or additional activity. These include, but are not limited to:

Live Soundtracks
Interactive Technology
Theatrical Performances
Non-traditional Venues
Archive Film

In response to the rise of video on demand streaming services, Live Cinema UK aim to bring audiences out of their homes to enjoy cinematic experiences together in a social and creative environment.

As the UK’s only organisation focused on bringing artists, exhibitors, distributors and producers closer together, we strongly believe in the importance of partnership and collaboration and have worked with cinemas and venue across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia to create amazing experiential cinema events.

We are a small creative organisation with an international reach, and have produced the world’s first report into the emerging phenomenon of live cinema plus two international conferences on the subject.

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 and Sheffield Doc/Fest.



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.

Live Cinema UK works with a range of venues and organisations, advising and partnering with cultural promoters to deliver work nationally and internationally, including:

Alamo Drafthouse (USA)
Arts Council England
BFI Film Audience Network
British Council
Creative Europe
Innovate UK
Leeds International Film Festival
Motovun Film Festival (Croatia)
National Science and Media Museum
New Horizon Film Festivals (Poland)
Screen Yorkshire
Sheffield Doc/Fest
This Way Up Conference

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