Dudes and dudettes, we are having the #3rd one coming! Feels like those wheels are now in motion and nothing can stop this cart of randomest movies rolling down on Edinburgh full force this September! So let’s gather and celebrate and talk further action. I did my best and emphasized 68 times how important it is that we get the separate wee room in the Royal **** Pub, because last time some of the conversation was lost in the noise, unfortunately. Let’s hope we will be heard this time round.
In the meantime, though, it would be great if we kept filling out the *Film* doc that is still kicking about somewhere in our group as well as your emails (and I’ll drop it here, too, just in case -> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OxnACRt9jX2frVYwGv5g_BRuozHHIGEmqbl_kFZ8jiM/edit). Thought of something? Brilliant, update it compulsively! Even if it’s still work in progress, and you are not 100% sure, it’s still better to have something and watch it slowly mutate rather than those cold, empty spaces that say nothing at all. I think it is very important that we have this information collected in the fullest by the end of the month, so that it can be passed on to those who will be working on the showreel and social media and poster design all through July, not to mention to the national Scalarama Newspaper.
Ok?:) Great. See y’all very soon!..
Now, once again for those who have newly joined our noble cause (or just about to) and still wondering what this fantastic beast is and where to find it..
Scalarama is a month-long celebration of cinema that takes place in cinema and non-cinema venues each September across the UK. Would you like to nurture a more vibrant, more diverse film culture in Edinburgh? Whether you already organise film screenings (or would like to!), programme a cinema/festival/venue, or have absolutely no idea where to start – join the ranks of indie film exhibitors under the banner of Scalarama, and we will make it happen together!
Each of us will have a chance to put on our very own event(s), bringing it to fruition with a little help from the industry and each other. During the last meeting we picked the most convenient dates/venues for our screenings in September, discussed some of the marketing strategies and assigned ourselves some extra roles in relation to that. So far this month we have been working on securing our venues for September, working out the preliminary programme/schedule for our screenings, setting up Scalarama Edinburgh email, Dropbox and social media accounts, researching licencing deals. In July we should be able to confirm all the titles, having acquired the necessary film licencing, and begin saddling the feisty marketing horse..
Take a look at the Scalarama website to figure more particulars about this beautiful cinematic conglomerate -> https://scalarama.com/
Check out last year’s Scalarama Glasgow zine for inspiration -> http://bit.ly/2nScxsp.
Scalarama’s key aims:
• Celebrating watching films together
• Reducing barriers to entry
• Linking practicing exhibitors
• Empowering people to put on film screenings
• Reaching out to a wider audience
• Encouraging adventure in cinema
To take part in Scalarama, what you need to do is:
1# Join the Scalarama Edinburgh facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/406926709681456/), which will keep you up-to-date with everything that we do in the months of preparation,
and, of course,
2# Show your face at our monthly meetings to discuss progress to date AND the plan of action for the up-coming month. THIS is going to be our 3rd one, so still not too late to come round and join in!