Impact Areas: Social cohesion

Reduced isolation
Stronger communities
Feelings of belonging, personal and cultural identity: People feeling more confident and that they have a voice and are more engagement in society as a whole

Case study

Strange Worlds, Changing Utopia, Victoria Park Productions

Strange Worlds, Changing Utopias Film Season was an originally curated season celebrating archive film and dynamic new stories exploring the pressing issues of our past, present and future. The season aimed to respond to the most important issues facing society today: people and the ever changing relationship to our environment.

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Leytonstone Loves Film

Leytonstone Loves Film was a two-day celebration of film taking place at the end of September 2019. It was commissioned by London Borough of Waltham Forest and produced by the Barbican leading a consortium of film organisations to celebrate International Film culture and explore the unique cinema legacy of the local community and environment. There were two days of family programming, including screenings of multiple shorts and features as well as workshops and activities.

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Stroud Film Festival

Stroud Film Festival has grown and evolved over the past few years into a community-wide event with 34 screenings and events appealing to a wide range of tastes at 13 venues across the town.

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Rainbow Film Festival

An inclusive film festival that engages local Bangladeshi communities across East London, with filmmakers sharing their expertise with local audiences through Q&As and seminars.

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