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The EXPLODING CINEMA is a coalition of film/video makers committed to developing new modes of exhibition for underground media; from DIY screenings in all kinds of venues to low/no budget film tours, cable T.V. and the internet.

It's TWENTY-FIVE years since the Exploding Cinema was founded in a stone cold bunker at the back of a squatted sun tan oil factory in Brixton. At that time it was a gathering of media misfits rejected by the `Independent' film/video establishment who decided that rather than griping about the fucked up state of the industry they would stage their own screenings in cafes, pubs and disused buildings and would set about fusing together the isolated and disenchanted fragments of the underground media. The Low/No Budget film is the source of so much talent and creativity, but they need a place to be shown. Not a sterile, unfriendly "arthouse" but a relaxed, open environment where the audience can watch, chat, discuss the film and meet film/video makers.

We hold regular OPEN SCREENINGS of film/video for makers who want a popular audience for their work, we have no preference as to the kind of work ...drama, experimental, documentary, splatter, animation, true confessions, protest, pop promos, home videos, found footage....and we're looking for performance work and musicians. We have facilities for Super 8, 16mm, Standard 8, VHS, tape/slide, and performance. If you want to bring your own equipment or set up an installation that's no problem neither.

The group is voluntary and totally democratic, anyone can contribute, anyone can join the group.

Because the cinema is unfunded and non-profit making, we are unable to pay contributors but we do offer an exciting interactive public forum for work and ALL the money we make goes back into the events and buying better equipment.

If you want to show your work don't HESITATE, VISIT THE SUBMISSIONS PAGE.