Welcome to the Scalarama Shared Programme. Here you will find ideas and information about possible film titles or themes that can connect you with other exhibitors taking part in Scalarama.

Over the years, the Shared Programme has involved themes such as celebrating female filmmakers, showing films from specific formats such as 35mm or VHS and commemorating the works of cult directors. It also has seen distributors put forward titles to be booked during September and offering discounts on back catalogue titles.

Skip down to new releases and free short film offers from Random Acts.

2017 Shared Programme

Second Run DVD

Specialists in rare and rediscovered wonders of world cinema and recent overlooked masterpieces. Discounts on whole back catalogue – £60 + vat

Verve Pictures and New Wave

Verve Pictures and New Wave offer discounts on whole back catalogue of magnificent films including docs, LGBT, award-winners and world cinema – £60 + vat

Aya Distribution

Specialists in African cinema, a selection of titles from their catalogue including Sembene, a documentary on the pioneering Senegalese director. From £100

Arrow Films / Arrow Video

Known for both their dedication to cult films (horror, sci-fi, comedy) and also cinemas classics and recent hits, including new Romero restorations and recent UK thriller The Ghoul. Enquire for special rates.

Altitude Film Distribution

Joining Scalarama for the first time, Altitude’s catalogue includes Oscar-winner Moonlight, Lady Macbeth and discounts on whole back catalogue – £85 + vat


The doc loving Dogwoof are back part of Scalarama for the 5th time, with a special discount across their entire catalogue, with titles such as Blackfish, The Act of Killing, Dior and I and recent releases Machines and Citizen Jane. Terms are £75 vs 25% of box office.

Eureka: Fritz Lang / THE OLIVE TREE / Buster Keaton

A selection of restored silent classics including the Buster Keaton collection, Fritz Lang’s masterpiece Metropolis and Der Mude Tod (Destiny) plus recent hit from Spanish filmmaker Iciar Bollain, The Olive Tree #directedbywomen. Enquire for terms.


New releases from the British Film Institute’s excellent DVD label, including British horror Symptoms and from French director Diane Kurys, the teen coming of age Peppermint Soda. 25% vs £60 + VAT – whichever is greater.

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Studiocanal/Park Circus: HAMMER HORROR

New restorations of 8 classic Hammer titles, celebrating 60 years this year, plus details on Hammer Day on 19th September. Enquire for terms.


New 4k director approved version of this mind-scratching, head-twister of Hollywood mystery from acclaimed director David Lynch. Special deal of £85 MG (usually £100) vs 25% of box office.


Distributors of East Asian films, Third Window partner with Scalarama for another year, showcasing two titles brought to you from Japan -Eiji Uchida’s Lowlife Love and Shinya Tsukamoto’s Fires on the Plain. £120 + VAT

Matchbox Cineclub: CRIME WAVE

One of the greatest and yet most perversely overlooked debuts in English Canadian movie history, Matchbox Cineclub have unearthed a rare treasure for touring across the UK this September. $250 Canadian versus 35% of box office.

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Cinenova: BORN IN FLAMES – new digital restoration

Cinenova is a non-profit organisation dedicated to distributing feminist films and videos and present the new digital restoration of a feminist classic, Lizzie Borden’s ever relevant science fiction Born in Flames.  £150

Curzon Artificial Eye: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

Curzon Artificial Eye is proud to offer a discount on bookings of their newly restored digital prints/DCPs of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky’s films. 25% (usually 35%) of box office vs £100 minimum guarantee (+ VAT)

BFI Season: Stephen King on Screen

Marking the legendary horror director’s 70th birthday and the release of two new films based on his work, BFI invite cinemas outside of London to join them in celebrating Stephen King on Screen. With a list of titles to choose from, let’s give the King the birthday he deserves. Enquire with Park Circus / Filmbankmedia for terms.

New Releases


LONDON SYMPHONY is a brand new silent film – a city symphony – which offers a poetic journey through the city of London. It is an artistic snapshot of the city as it stands today, and a celebration of its culture and diversity. Enquire for terms.


British Winters is the first feature film to come from TAPE, a community arts charity which offers creative opportunities for everyone, based in Old Colwyn, Wales. The gripping story of one man’s struggle with life and his place in the world. Enquire for terms.


Afraid of ghosts and far from home, 17-year-old Ying Ling is preparing for her exams at one of China’s largest funeral homes. A new documentary from Carol Salter that encourages us to look at our own mortality. Enquire for terms.

Random Acts Presents

Random Acts Presents provides cinemas and film clubs with an exciting selection of short films by young artist filmmakers aged 16-24 in cinemas across England. Free to screen and in a number of curated programmes.