ON THE GROUND Launch Event

Saturday 20 October Ivybridge

* Are you thinking about screening films in your community?
* Do you want to develop skills in audience development, programming and screening equipment?

Whether you are a new group looking to start screening films, an existing group in search of some additional support, or an experienced group keen to share your stories and advice to help others, you will be very welcome at the launch of ON THE GROUND – a new face to face support scheme providing regional advice and assistance to community cinemas in Devon and Cornwall.

Practical skills and information workshops will be followed by a special screening of the critically acclaimed film, The Rider.

For more information and to book you place click HERE


CfA Annual Conference & FSoY Awards 2018

Sheffield 7-9 September

* Are you looking for exciting new films to screen at your film society or community cinema?
* Do you want to develop your skills in a range of areas by taking part in invaluable masterclasses and workshops?
* Would you like to share your ideas and experience with exhibitors from across the UK?

The CfA Annual Conference offers all of this – and more!

For more information, including how to book tickets follow the link here.


Looking for inspriration for next season’s programme?

CfA SW committee member David Johnson of Lyme Regis Film Society has trawled recent and upcoming film releases to produce a list of “titles of interest” for film societies and community cinemas, including the always-useful-but-sometimes-hard-to-find distributor information.

Click here to view and download a copy.

You’ll find the suggestion lists for previous seasons here


IN BETWEEN voted Best Film at Spring Viewings

Over 100 people from 32 film societies and community cinemas across the region attended the Spring Viewings in South Petherton and Liskeard.

By a very narrow margin the Israeli film In Between won the highest audience rating (85%) followed closely by Loving Vincent (84%) and Hotel Salvation (83%).

More details here!


Top Films of 2017

Film Hub South West have issued their list of Top Films for 2017, based on members’ responses.

Topping the poll is Manchester By the Sea, which was highly acclaimed at our own Viewing Sessions last spring.

Take a look here, and see how the rest of list compares with your favourites.

Perhaps there are some titles to consider for your next season! – including Call Me By Your Name, Get Out and The Florida Project , all screening at our next viewing sessions.

Distinctions for SW Societies at FSoY 2017

[Photo: Peter Martin]

Congratulations to two Societies from the South West who won Distinctions in closely-contested categories at the Film Society of the Year Awards held in Sheffield on 11 November:

* Buckfastleigh Cinema came second to The Picturehouse Ballyclare as Best New Society
* Penwith Film Society won second place in the Best Film Programme section.

At the reception following the ceremony, Brian Clay received the certificates from CfA patron Danny Leigh on their behalf.