Providing a unique insight into films not available elsewhere in Plymouth or the South West, the Jill Craigie Cinema explores hidden gems of past cinema, critical documentaries and daring cult films that will inspire, scare and surprise.

Many films are accompanied by talks from film directors, filmmakers and critics who provide a fascinating insight into the changing culture of moving image.

The Jill Craigie Cinema is located on the ground floor of the Roland Levinsky Building, of the University of Plymouth campus.

Of Monsters. Chris Bailey and Ieuan Jones, 2018 Peninsula Arts Film Development Prize

Peninsula Arts Film Commission 2018 Premiere

As part of the Plymouth Art Weekender, Richard Broomhall, winner of the Peninsula Arts Film Commission 2018 and Chris Bailey and Ieuan Jones  recipients of the Peninsula Arts Film Commission Development Prize, will be screening their work for the first time on Saturday 29 September. 

Our winners were selected from a vast range of regional and national entries and were given the task of portraying their take on our changing understanding of history on film.

Find out more about the premiere here.

'Transformations' season at The Arts Institute

This season we continue with the theme of Transformations, an apt title as we launch our new name, The Arts Institute. The feeling of change is a very live issue, which we wanted to explore in terms of transformation, when a culture or a way of thinking undergoes a complete shift or turn around. This type of change is different to the revolutionary breaks or schisms we have explored in previous programmes, rather a transformation, at least in a cultural sense, is more often associated with a positive outcome.

This also includes the personal transformations we all undergo, whether through education or new experiences. Retaining the space to have these conversations is vital and we see The Arts Institute as providing an opportunity for you to participate in these discussions alongside experiencing the very best in culture here in Plymouth.