Cinegi is a secure, digital distribution service for the public exhibition of filmed media. It enables venues of all kinds, from village hall to pub, from arts centre to high street pop-up, in towns and remote villages to become ’cinemas’. It requires no proprietary kit, works as download over standard broadband and the public internet, is simple to use and all processes are automated.
Cinegi completed a year-long successful beta service in the autumn 2015 with venues screening across the UK from Cornwall to Scotland. The small beta catalogue included feature film, documentaries, shorts and theatre, music and dance. It demonstrated that there is a strong demand for the shared experience of watching film beyond the cinema circuit and particularly from venues in rural areas and the fringes of larger towns and cities. The beta was undertaken with financing from Ingenious Ventures – the venture capital division of London-based investment group Ingenious.
The early proof of concept was funded by both the digital innovation strand of the EU’s MEDIA Programme and European Regional Development Funding via Creative England.
Cinegi Media Limited is a spin-out company from Golant Media Ventures.
Mandy is Cinegi Co-Founder and CEO. She has wide experience of the creative and cultural industries and a track record of initiating, developing and leading innovative projects exploring new thinking in digital media such as 01zero-one in Soho and the Insync network which explored the future direction of commercial and creative practice.
Patrick is Cinegi Co-founder and Commercial Director. He leads on the commercial, legal and technology aspects of Cinegi. Patrick has worked with leading organisations across the media, publishing, education, culture and government sectors to create new content- and information-rich digital services.
Cinegi Arts&Film is an action research project to test how a digital distribution service could bring filmed arts and cultural content, alongside BFI programming, to new and wider audiences as a shared experience in non-traditional venues and in places offering limited arts infrastructure and engagement.
The project will model the impact of such an intervention on audience development, testing the extent to which new and more diverse audiences are reached and engaged and new networks of local screening venues are established, the key success factors in achieving that and how audiences are engaged in different content offerings.
The Cinegi Arts&Film platform will be available to audiences anywhere in the UK but the project will have a particular focus on Cornwall and the South West and the North East. It will have a catalogue of filmed media including theatre, dance, opera and music from large and smaller arts organisations and film and archive from the BFI.
The project is supported by Arts Council England, in partnership with the BFI.
The Cinegi Arts&Film service, a public benefit version of the Cinegi service, will be delivered by Cinegi Media Ltd. The platform and player, re-versioned for this project, will be ‘live’ in the early winter 2016. An independent research partner will be appointed to work alongside Cinegi Arts&Film.
We are currently seeking a Content Acquisition and Curation Manager and a Venues and Communications Manager. You can see more about these roles and how to apply by clicking on the job names.
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