Following the success of 2011’s Scala Forever film season in London, the team behind it are back with Scala Beyond (18th August – 29th September 2012), a six-week season celebrating all forms of cinema exhibition across the UK, from film clubs to film festivals, picture palaces to pop-up venues and even venturing into homes and schools. With a number of partners and major events, the season will shine a spotlight on the people and organisations who keep independent exhibition in the UK alive and thriving.
Operating like a fringe festival, Scala Beyond has announced its Call-To-Arms period with the publication of their own Manifesto for Cinema (see below) and is now seeking event submissions and proposals from any exhibitor, individual or group from across the country. Whilst last year’s Scala Forever celebrated the legacy of the legendary Scala Cinema in London, this year they will be highlighting the passion, determination and enthusiasm of film programmers across the country, and focusing on what makes their screenings special. Anyone can take part, any film can be included – exhibitors just make it an event, come up with a Declaration about themselves and the passion behind your screening and then submit it via the Scala Beyond website to be included.
Visit www.scalabeyond.co.uk for more information.