Collaboration & Community
Our community work follows the Respect – Connect – Reflect – Direct process outlined by Tyson Yunkaporta. Our collaborative projects include:
Scalarama: an international initiative to create a collaborative cinema celebration every September
Yore Lens on L8: hosting and advising on accessibility for Akoma Arts’ video film screening project
Community Cinema in Merseyside: with recent collaborations including Metal, Abandon Normal Devices festival & Everton Library’s 125th Birthday
Screen heritage programmes for communities, highlighting issues of erasure, collective memory and decolonial approaches to the archive, which include:
Home Video Day: encouraging digitalisation of analogue materials from people’s video collections.
Time Travel Cinema: projections on walls at locations exploring queer history in the city centre & local heritage in Liverpool 8, supported by Culture Liverpool
Tag L8: devising a new digital platform for communities to upload, tag and interact with their own archive material
Research & Innovation
Our approach to creating best practice is to research into alternative, holistic methodologies, where well-being and the environment are prioritised.
Centre for Cultural Value’s Collaborate Fund: one of 10 cultural sector research proposals, exploring holistic working models for community cinemas and DIY collectives.
Radical Cinema Reading Collective: creating safe online spaces to connect and be in solidarity with others through reading and discussing radical texts
58%: game-changing film programming at Liverpool Small Cinema foregrounding women, trans and non-binary filmmakers as well as cinema workers
Training & Consultancy
Offering our support and expertise to other cinemas and festivals through innovative and bespoke training schemes and consultancy sessions.
Come and Meet Another Me: Bradford’s National Science and Media Museum’s community programming scheme. Leading on training and facilitating community discussions
Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival Young Programmers: delivering training to young film curators for SCREENTIME a series of local events
Consultancy and advice services: clients include BFI, Abandon Normal Devices, Metal Liverpool and Storyhouse
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We are based at Metal Liverpool, Edge Hill Railway Station, Tunnel Rd, Liverpool L7 6ND
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Michael Pierce & Monika Rodriguez
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