Exploding Cinema is a screening collective that emerged from the underground art squat scene in 1991. Self organised, Exploding Cinema runs open access nights of short film, underground cinema, artists moving image and performance art.

Active constantly since 1991, Exploding Cinema regularly screens underground film in squats, pubs, clubs, cafes and halls across the UK and around the world. Fighting against industry elitism, we’ve shown more than five thousand low or no budget films/videos, and staged shows in disused factories, office blocks, circus tents, churches and in the deep end of a squatted Lido. We are radically anti-curatorial – at Exploding Cinema anyone can screen their film, anyone can join the collective.