CfA SW Viewing Sessions

Every year Cinema for All South West organises two Viewing Sessions at different venues around the region – one in Spring and one in Autumn – opportunities for representatives from film societies and community cinemas to preview six new film releases, including some lesser known titles that may well appeal to your audience, as well as meeting people from all over the region who share an enthusiasm for screening films in their communities.

Please note that these events are not open to the general public – only members of organising committees of community cinemas/film societies that are currently signed up with Cinema for All or C Fylm are able to attend. Please contact us if you need further information about this.

Our Next Viewing Session – Autumn 2018

Our Autumn 2018 Viewing Session is now confirmed:

venue : Trowbridge Town Hall

date : Sunday November 25th

The all-important business of film selection for the day is now being actively pursued by the CfA SW committee – details will be here as soon as possible.

What we can say for certain is that, as usual, registration and coffee will begin at 10:00, with the first film starting at 10:30. So start to plan your journey now!


Previous Viewing Sessions

Spring 2018

8 April South Petherton – 18 April Liskeard

Over 100 delegates from across the region attended our two 2018 Spring Viewing sessions.

The first event, held at South Petherton on 8 April, had to be hastily rescheduled because of snow, and we’re very grateful to our hosts Petherton Picture Show, and in particular their chair Cliff Keating, for all the efforts to make that possible.

The second session, in Liskeard on 18 April, was once again jointly organised with Carn to Cove and delegates were given a very warm welcome by our first-time hosts Liskerret Community Cinema.

With seven titles in the programmes, there was close competition for the audience favourite. Combined reactions put the Israeli film In Between in the lead with 85%, just ahead of Loving Vincent (84%) and Hotel Salvation (83%).

The breakdown of voting for each of the venues can be downloaded here.

CfA SW film notes for all of the films shown can be found here.

Loving Vincent and The Florida Project are available to CfA members and associates at preferential booking rates from Cinema for All’s Booking Scheme.

Special thanks to:
In South Petherton
* Petherton Picture Show Committee and The Petherton Arts Trust
* The Blake Hall Management Committee
* The Petherton Picture Show team and Paul Schilling for projection
* Viv Wiles and the team for the catering in Blake Hall

In Liskeard
* Jenny Foster, David Foster and the Liskerrett Community Cinema team
* Claire Marshall and Carn to Cove for organising the day and for the projection
* Cathy Ross from the Hub Café for the catering

and to
* Tiffany Holmes of Film Hub South West for grant support

Societies Represented:
In South Petherton
Batcombe, Bath Film Festival, Beer, Blandford Forum, Bradford on Avon, Clapton & Wayford, Crewkerne (FilmCrew), Highworth, Ilminster, Kilmersdon (reel people), Lyme Regis, North Curry, Petherton Picture Show, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Shipham Community Cinema, Stroud & District, Taunton, Topsham, Warminster, Yeovil Cinémathèque 20 Societies/Organisations)

In Liskeard
Calstock Film C Fylm, Carn to Cove, Chudleigh, Dorchester, Hayle Film Club, Kingsand Films, Liskerrett Community Cinema, Looe (Cinema by the Sea), Malmesbury, Millbrook Movies C Fylm, Portreath C Fylm, Tetbury (12 Societies/Organisations).


For information and reports about earlier Viewing Sessions, please click on the links below.

Temporary hitch! – because of the demise of the old BFFS SW website, some of the links may not work – this will be fixed as soon as possible – in the meantime if you need any information about a specific session, please contact the webmaster.

2017 Thornbury / Calstock March/April 2017 Writhlington October 2017
2016 Lostwithiel / Shipham April 2016 Teignmouth Autumn 2016
2015 Crewkerne 26 April 2015 Hayle 10 May 2015 Bruton 22 November 2015
2014 Launceston 13 April 2014 Batcombe 27 April 2014 Bradford-on-Avon 30 November 2014
2013 Kilmersdon 21 April 2013 Blandford Forum 27 October 2013
2012 South Petherton 29 April 2012 Thornbury 11 November 2012
2011 Launceston 10 April 2011 Wotton under Edge 1 May 2011 Topsham 30 October 2011
2010 Batcombe 25 April 2010 Torquay 23 October 2010 Warminster 7 November 2010
2009 Corsham 8 March 2009 Shaftesbury 25 October 2009
2008 Wincanton Spring 2008 Exeter Autumn 2008
2007 Wotton under Edge Spring 2007 South Petherton Autumn 2007
2006 Topsham Autumn 2006