DIY Film Festival celebrates people coming together again for it’s 10th Anniversary Screenings 🎬
Nottingham Creative spaces including Works Social, Fisher Gate Point, NonSuch Studios, The Carousel, the newly renovated Nottingham Castle as well Independent cinemas The Bonnington Theatre, Broadway, Savoy Cinema and Local film and event clubs Based on a True Story Cinema, The Loft Movie Theatre and DirtyFilthySexy have all come together to organise and host a broad and eclectic mix of movie magic as part of Scalarama, a nationwide, month-long celebration of cinema.
Inspired by the energy and creativity of the legendary Scala Cinema (1978-1993) near Kings Cross in London, famous for cult movies, music films, horror, Kung Fu and LGBT+ showings, Scalarama is an entirely volunteer-led film festival that runs every September from 1-30 and this year celebrates it's 10th anniversary - Scalarama X!
It encourages communities across the UK to come together to watch screenings in usual and unusual places. It is a unique opportunity for all different types of organisers – from established picture palaces to newbies, completely fresh to screening films to get involved and have some fun with film as well as showcasing some of the best independent creative spaces, film makers and talent that UK cities have to offer.
Scalarama Nottingham has been active since 2012 and has often boasted the most number of screenings outside of London. 2019’s highlights included The Loft Movie Theatre screening of Enter the Dragon with fabulous film-themed food from Chef Jugz at Rough Trade Nottingham and B-Movie brilliance from Fortune & Glory Film Club’s screening of Piranha 3D complete with 3D glasses, drinking games and goody bags at City Arts Nottingham.
The 2021 programme is currently shaping up nicely with events ranging from a fashion in film themed festival launch party including back to back screenings of local celebrity, Charity Shop Sue’s web series, a Pop up Shop from young entrepreneur and DEPOP legend Love At First Sight Vintage and a Fashion in Film Picture Quiz at Works Social, through to an intimate screening for two of Tom Ford’s stylish debut, A Single Man, complete with home cooked meal and wine in a Ruddington Potting Shed - quite possibly the most micro makeshift movie theatre in the land!
“Scalarama is not just about films, it's about communities of people coming together for a joyous celebrations of cinema. This year MORE THAN EVER we’re really excited to be able to bring you the camp classic Spice World in a super fun collaboration with the fab folk at The Bonnington Theatre - fancy dress encouraged! The line-up for the whole of September is looking brilliant, there is so much variety and something for everyone to enjoy as venues are being transformed and cinemas popping up in unexpected places. Open to everyone, it’s also a brilliant opportunity for enthusiasts or venues new to screening films to get involved ”
Whilst the full September schedule is still being finalised, check out the events so far and secure your usually sell-out Scalarama tickets soonest!
SCALARAMA X 1-30 SEPTEMBER 2021 PROGRAMME:
SCALARAMA (1-30 SEPTEMBER 2021) IS A CELEBRATION OF CINEMA, FOR EVERYONE, BY EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE.