Screening Film is designed to make it as easy as possible for people to add their own events. When it works, and everyone adds their upcoming events, it’s great, the map is full of screenings – a veritable pandemic of independent film.It makes me genuinely excited there is so much out there.
Sometimes people are busy, so I’ll add a couple of events for them (if I have time) and give them a gentle reminder, because I hate the idea that someone could miss out on a great film screening and I want to support them as much as possible.
Lots of film groups, cinemas, festivals are already signed up and using it, but there could be more. What’s going on out there that we can’t see? Being based in Manchester I have a fairly good idea of whats happening in the North West, but beyond that I rely on what comes through the site. It’s amazing to see how many cinema spaces and film groups are active, but I bet there are loads more.
Fancy helping me to plot the map? It could be as simple as adding special events for a local cinema, or giving a film group a nudge to add their event to the site. The upsside is you get to learn loads about the ecology of cinema and also some cool wordpress stuff too. Together we can build a cartography of cinema.
If you’re up for it, give Sam a shout – firstname.lastname@example.org