Since 2001 Cinenova has been run by volunteers dedicated to the constellation of films, histories and politics that make up the collection, believing in the necessity of keeping it autonomous and in active distribution, rather than dispersed into larger and more general archives.
Rent and Storage – £3000
– An effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the closure of cinemas, exhibition spaces, and film festivals. This has led to a significant decrease in bookings from the Cinenova
collection. Cinenova is currently running at a loss to cover our basic overheads including the rental of our desk space and storage unit. The calculated deficit being just over £3000 for the year.
Digitisation and Access – £10,000
– Many of the works distributed by Cinenova exist in precarious states such as worn film prints and unstable tape formats, so a large part of our ongoing work is in preserving the collection. In 2021 we plan to begin digitising and captioning 10 key works from the collection. In addition, we will commission contextual information and educational resources for each of these works.
Core Equipment – £2000
– The focus of our external fundraising applications has been on commissioning texts and inviting people to curate film packages because this is what funders tend to support. The maintenance of our core equipment, a computer, and data storage, whilst less applicable to these projects is the very core of our administrative responsibilities to the collection. Your support would help us to buy a new computer and external hard drives, which we are unlikely to get funds for from other sources.