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September 21, 2020

CINESCAPES 2020- Community & Cinema!

CINESCAPES 2020- Community & Cinema!

A Hyper Local film series projecting films across various Scottish Walls & online.

We love Cinema, you love Cinema & we love sharing Cinema together as a community!

It's been a tough year & COVID-19 has certainly hit the cinema industry hard.

Watching films on walls has been a great way for communities across the world to connect during this crisis. From Italy to Ireland to Germany, we've seen heartwarming images of people coming together while socially distanced through watching films from their homes & balconies.

Windowflicks project in Berlin from "The Guardian"

The 'Cinescapes' project is exploring how we can connect our Scottish communities in a safe, fun manner. Whether it be in rural towns like Fife or densely populated  cities like our lovely Edinburgh, we'll be painting our walls with inspired films & involving as many local vendors as possible.

Think Wine + Cheese while watching a film in a park, or perhaps you'll nab a highly sought after restaurant window spot & get to have a sit down dinner while keeping your eyes on the walls!

So what exactly is 'Cinescapes'?

Cinescapes is a new hybrid film festival being brought to life in 2020!

Have a wee watch of the video to find out more....👇👇👇 but in a nutshell together with Cinetopia, Double Take Projections & Ostara Leith we're working to project several films across the walls of various locations in Scotland.. Sounds amazing? It will be!

CINESCAPES is backed by both extra funding by Creative Scotland & also NatWest (as part of the Back Her Business initiative). So please help us spread the word if you can!

Now we need your help!

Our Crowdfunder has a variety of REWARD options for you to peruse & offer your support through.
(*Warning* they might make you hungry!)

Want a private screening? Um, Yes please!

We can sort that out for you -— We'll bring the film + our projector & sound equipment to your block to create a bespoke hyperlocal screening for your own community.

*Available for locals who live in & around the Lothians and contingent on approval by local councils.

What about a large Film, Wine & Cheese Lover movie box? Of course.

We're partnering with Artisan Larder to create a wine & cheese hamper that you can order for a movie night in, one of our movie nights you choose to accompany the films we're showing. Included in the box is a bottle of wine, Scottish cheese, organic Scottish charcuterie, chutney, oatcakes and Mackies toffee popcorn

*Available in the UK only


Or would you just like to give us a wee bit of support? You're Amazing!

Every little bit helps & we couldn't be more grateful to all our current supporters. You really are the best.



Cinetopia is a hub of activity around filmmaking and film-going in Edinburgh and beyond. Before March 2020, Cinetopia regularly ran community film screenings at Leith Theatre, documentary cineclub meetups in the Edinburgh Film Guild theatre as well as networking events for local filmmakers and film industry professionals. Cinetopia also ran its first outdoor film event at Custom Lane in 2019, Cinema on the Shore, serving up pizza and cocktails while showing the classic Italian film, Cinema Paradiso. We also recently set up an online portal to show films as well, now showcasing a series of documentaries around the idea of community. With community cinema and the film community at the heart of what we do, we plan to continue the work that we started in engaging local audiences in a time when our beloved home venues are closed for the time being by bringing the films to you.

Double Take Projections

Double Take Projections is an innovative Scottish design consultancy specialising in creating immersive visual experiences using a technique called Projection Mapping.  They are a bespoke Agency, creating unique, one-off building projection spectacles.Projection Mapping is a new and exciting technique which harnesses the recent advances in high powered projection equipment to allow us to animate any surface. They are able to radically alter the character of an environment or object by projecting from different angles onto a variety of surfaces. Video mapping creates an illusion, with moving images, which will captivate live audiences, leaving them with an unforgettable impression of your brand or event. Their products will impact on audiences creating abiding memories.

Edinburgh Cinema Club

Edinburgh Cinema Club is a community based club connecting like minded film lovers with one another, local businesses & the big screen. Prior to the COVID-19 induced lockdown, Edinburgh Cinema Club ran various dynamic events throughout Edinburgh where small groups would watch a movie together & then chat about it over wine & small plates, or coffee & cake. Since lockdown, events have continued in a virtual manner with online discussion groups, regular film recommendations & an after school children’s club all taking place. Sounds fun? It is! Edinburgh Cinema Club believes a strong connected community is fundamental to having a good life & being passionate diversity champions the events run are accessible, educative & founded upon inclusive conversations that build new relationships. Going forward, Edinburgh Cinema Club can’t wait to get you all back connecting again over films in the safest way possible.’


ARTISAN LARDER/OSTARA cafe is a neighbourhood cafe bistro near the popular Shore area in Leith, a 10-minute stroll from the Royal Yacht Britannia. Ostara believes the best food is simple, made with great ingredients and enjoyed with friends. Winner of The List food and Drink Guide Best Newcomer 2017/18 and voted one of the country’s best cafes two years running in The Skinny magazine, Ostara also created Artisan Larder, which was born out of demand to have the great local products they use in their available to take home for personal use. They currently deliver hampers and picnic platters through their website, and their cafe has recently opened offering a take away deli service as well as a cafe.

We have exciting perks including this one which is a box of wine, cheese, and artisanal scottish foods + a movie link to accompany watching one of the films that we plan to showcase. This box comes in a small and large size and available across the UK.

And remember to get in touch if you'd like to suggest a film!

We can't wait to bring Cinescapes to life.

Isobel 🎥🏰

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