Successful Screening Day at Batcombe !

113 delegates from 24 Societies enjoyed Batcombe’s legendary hospitality with great food and films. The highest scoring films were the feel-good The Peanut Butter Falcon and the outstanding documentary Honeyland both achieving scores of over 90% accompanied by some great shorts sourced by Chris Baker. We’ve already heard that some groups have shortlisted both The Peanut Butter Falcon and Bait for their forthcoming seasons, while Transit and Aniara were the most divisive titles of the day, one delegate describing the latter as “absolutely brilliant” while others were less convinced! We will continue to monitor the take-up of the featured titles by South West-based member groups – please let us know if you will be programming any of them (including the shorts). Full details of the audience reaction scores are shown below.

Film
Title
A B C D E No.of Votes RI%
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON 33 10 2     45 92.2
BAIT 11 21 6 5 1 44 70.5
HONEYLAND 32 17       49 91.3
TRANSIT 8 12 17 7 3 47 58.0
THE THIRD
WIFE 
7 15 12 2   36 68.8
ANIARA 4 17 7 4 5 37 57.4
Shorts              
GLADIATORS ON
WHEELS
19 21 3 1 1 45 81.1
THE NEIGHBOUR 26 11 6 2   45 83.9
CIRCUIT 4 14 13 10 3 44 53.4
SPECIAL
DELIVERY
5 15 9 2 1 32 66.4
QUIET
CARRIAGE
18 12 2     32 87.5
FACING IT 16 15 10     41 78.7

A massive thank you goes to Virginia Membrey and her fantastic team for making it such a memorable day. Thanks too to Helen Ostle for her wonderful work on the Viewing Day brochure and to the Cinema for All SW Executive for their additional support.

We are thrilled that Lost in Film in Lostwithiel have agreed to host the Cornwall leg of the Spring Viewing on 29th March 2020 but we are in need of a host for the eastern leg, hopefully on the 22nd March. If you feel you can help please contact Jane Sanders on 01934 842940 – all you need is a team of helpers, a venue with two suitable viewing rooms, somewhere to eat and meet and we will help with advice, expertise and anything else that’s needed!

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Cinema for All Community Cinema Conference

Daron & Rose from Topsham Film Society attended the Cinema for All Community Cinema Conference; click here for their report...

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Limpley Creative – Film Club

Back in the spring, a group of residents organised an open evening at Limply Stoke village hall to invite suggestions for cultural and community events for the village.

The event under the banner ‘ Big Brainstorm !’ was generously supported by the Parish Council and was well attended with many ideas for different activities being mooted.

The first film at Limpley Stoke Village Hall

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2019 Autumn viewings; Batcombe beckons

Everything you need to know about the Batcombe Viewing Session
Date: Sunday 24 November 2019
Location: Jubilee Hall, Back Lane, Batcombe, SHEPTON MALLET BA4 6HE
Map: Location map
Registration and coffee from 10:00 am. The programme starts at 10:30.
Parking: There is plenty of parking in the car park attached to the hall.
Cost: CfA Members/Associates £18, CfA Affiliates £22 and Full-Time students £15.

10.30 HONEYLAND BAIT
4.30 TRANSITANIARA
17.00 THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCONTHE THIRD WIFE

Click here for the booking form.
Note: If you are going to email the form please download it before filling it in locally on your computer. Then save your edited version & send that.

Last date for bookings: Monday 18 November.

Full details in the CfA SW Newsletter.

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2019 Spring Viewings Report – Part Two – Launceston

A report by David of Cinema by the Sea – Looe’s Community Cinema

Sincere thanks to all for this successful and enjoyable event from FLIC, Carn to Cove and CFlym.

Attendance was in the high 30s, including reps from Looe, Chudleigh, Launceston, Tiverton, Topsham, Ponsanooth. The event was very well received with delegates enjoying themselves. Continue reading

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2019 Spring Viewings Report- Shipham Village Hall

The first leg of the South West Group’s Spring Viewing attracted over seventy organisers from twenty South West Community Cinemas and Film Societies.  The hosts, Shipham Community Cinema provided their usual welcoming atmosphere in the Village Hall with good food, great cakes and an intriguing film quiz.

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STROUD FILM FESTIVAL returns for a fifth year!

Stroud Film Festival 2019 will run at eleven independent venues across the town and beyond, from Saturday 9th March, through to the last screening at Lansdown Hall on Sunday 24th March.  (And watch out! Continuing from last year, some Pre Festival Events will be happening in January and February outside the festival fortnight.)

Under the Wire

Paul Conroy with Marie Colvin

A number of events involve more than simply a film screening. There will be a chance to hear well known film makers talking about their work; several live in Stroud.

In addition to seeing and talking about them, ‘Film School’, on 9th March,  is a one day workshop for local people to learn film making skills at Atelier.

More details at
Stroud Film Festival.org.

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NAE PASARAN tops the polls at Autumn Viewings

A late addition to the programme, Nae Pasaran, was the surprise winner at our Autumn Viewing Session, receiving an excellent audience rating of 90%.

Nearly 90 delegates from 23 organisations attended the event at Trowbridge Town Hall. Overall, the programme was very well received with six of the ten titles screened scoring over 80%.

To see the reactions for all the feature films and shorts in the programme, and some photos from the day, follow this link to our events page.

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