NEW NOTIONS CINEMA features and creates powerful real-life stories. We specialise in curating pop up documentary cinema events.


The mission of every newsletter we send, event we organise, or article we publish is to bring us together to better understand the world we live in.


Whether that's a documentary evening talking about the upset caused by blind regeneration of our city; the lives of coffee plantation farmers on the breadline; or a fabulous drag queen that leads a campaign for equal marriage in Ireland, discussing these things together is most of the thrill.



NEW NOTIONS was founded in 2016 by Aaron Guthrie.

Funded in-part by the British Film Institute—the FAN partner Film Hub NI, MEDIA Europe, Moving Docs.

In late summer 2017 the team grew, creating the Collective.

Around the same time, it began building a film production unit to create factual content.

It's first original film commission, Boat Builders was selected for the documentary competition at Belfast Film Festival in April 2018.