1. Inspired by a community film-making workshop led by Ed-Webb-Ingall, an ongoing, endless collective portrait.

    Open Cinema was a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing that offered free training, a range of free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of a community film event in Hackney. The project began in March 2015 and culminated in a final screening festival on 21 November 2015.

    Working with artist Neil Cummings and a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, we met every three weeks on Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm, learning and sharing skills, making films and working from existing archival film material sourced from all over the borough of Hackney.

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  2. A compilation of documents produced as part of the expert workshops of Open Cinema.

    Open Cinema was a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing that offered free training, a range of free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of a community film event in Hackney. The project began in March 2015 and culminated in a final screening festival on 21 November 2015.

    Working with artist Neil Cummings and a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, we met every three weeks on Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm, learning and sharing skills, making films and working from existing archival film material sourced from all over the borough of Hackney.

    For more information click here: openschooleast.org/open-cinema/

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  3. A short animated film exploring memories of Hackney, produced by Hackney Stream, a community adventure by citizens of a pre-digital era.

    Open Cinema was a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing that offered free training, a range of free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of a community film event in Hackney. The project began in March 2015 and culminated in a final screening festival on 21 November 2015.

    Working with artist Neil Cummings and a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, we met every three weeks on Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm, learning and sharing skills, making films and working from existing archival film material sourced from all over the borough of Hackney.

    For more information click here: openschooleast.org/open-cinema/

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  4. A film by Hulya and Zoe on the precarity of home in Hackney.

    Open Cinema was a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing that offered free training, a range of free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of a community film event in Hackney. The project began in March 2015 and culminated in a final screening festival on 21 November 2015.

    Working with artist Neil Cummings and a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, we met every three weeks on Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm, learning and sharing skills, making films and working from existing archival film material sourced from all over the borough of Hackney.

    For more information click here: openschooleast.org/open-cinema/

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  5. A film by John, about the struggle that is his carpark.

    Open Cinema was a collective adventure in digital filmmaking and sharing that offered free training, a range of free events, and the opportunity to collaborate on the production of a community film event in Hackney. The project began in March 2015 and culminated in a final screening festival on 21 November 2015.

    Working with artist Neil Cummings and a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, we met every three weeks on Wednesdays, 3 to 6pm, learning and sharing skills, making films and working from existing archival film material sourced from all over the borough of Hackney.

    For more information click here: openschooleast.org/open-cinema/

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Open Cinema

Neil Cummings

Open Cinema is an 8-month digital film project led by artist Neil Cummings.

Working with a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, Open Cinema collectively researched, found and made digital films. In the spirit of collaborative learning, we explored…


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Open Cinema is an 8-month digital film project led by artist Neil Cummings.

Working with a pool of film professionals and enthusiasts, Open Cinema collectively researched, found and made digital films. In the spirit of collaborative learning, we explored the role of film in representing and reactivating people and places, especially Hackney. It's been amazing.

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