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Events & Screenings, Film Festivals


SCALA BEYOND is a 6 week nationwide film 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 events and screenings taking place in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Brighton, Derby, Isle of Wight, Oswestry, Westcliffe on Sea and more, Scala Beyond shines a spotlight on the people and organisations who keep independent exhibition in the UK alive and thriving.

Join them for their Launch Night: FILM JAM on Saturday 18 August 8.00pm  at Roxy Bar and Screen,  London for a tag team style presentation of wild, weird and wonderful selections by London’s film clubs. Free entry, late bar plus free Jameson Irish Whiskey specials for those early birds!

For a taste of the wonderful things to come, watch their wacky trailer:

Below is a selection of short film screenings during the festival but you can check out their full programme here. Some of the events are free but others require booking so please follow the link for more information and to book your place.

Wednesday 22 August | 7.00pm | Free
The Duke Mitchell Film Club presents August Birthday Blow-out!
King’s Cross Social Club | 2 Britannia Street | WC1X 9JE

Thursday 23 August | 8.00pm | £5
Whitley Bay Film Festival presents Independent Short Film Night
Trojan Rooms | 26-32 South Parade | NE26 2RG

Saturday 25 August | 4.00pm | £1
The Misty Moon Gallery presents Blood And Glitter: The Films of Philip Ridle
The Misty Moon Gallery | Ladywell Tavern, London | SE13 7HS

Wednesday 29 August | 9.30pm | £7.50
Abandon Normal Devices present Empire Drive-In: ROBOCOP
First Street Car | Park B Medlock Street, Manchester | M15 6AW

Thursday 6 September | 10am | Adult Ticket with entry from Thursday 6th September – £180 Adult Ticket with entry from Friday 7th September – £170
Lost Picture Show at Bestival: The Human Anomoly
Bestival Festival | Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight | PO30 2NU

Sunday 9 September | 8.00pm | £4
KINO 10 present A Funny Taste
Roxy Bar & Screen | 128-132 Borough High Street, London | SE1 1LB

Thursday 13 September | 7.00pm | £5
Filmbar70 presents VHS Heroes: A Celebration Of Camcorder Mavericks
Roxy Bar & Screen | 128-132 Borough High Street, London | SE1 1LB

Saturday 15 September | 4.00pm | £5
Shoot First Scotland
Filmhouse | 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh | EH3 9BZ

Sunday 16 September | 7.30pm | £9
Whirlygig Cinema & The Cabinet of Living Cinema present A Voyage Through Animation<
The Yard Theatre | Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London | E9 5EN

Friday 21 September | 11.00pm | £15
Little Joe and LUX present Cinema as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel All-night Wake
The Cinema Museum | 2 Dugard Way | SE11 4TH

Friday 28 September | 7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start | £5 advance / £6.50 on the door
Club des Femmes presents Two Lives
The Horse Hospital | Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London | WC1N 1JD


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About Dana Knight

Formerly staff writer for The Independent Film Magazine, Dana is a freelance journalist who covers film, tech & startup culture. Between 2013-16, she traveled to film festivals all over the world interviewing filmmakers for a book project on contemporary cinema. Dana holds a BA (Hons) in Film & Media from Birkbeck, University of London (2013), a BA / MA in English & French Language & Literature (2005) and specialist training in bio-medicine.


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