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 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 …..
….will be held in April 2019.
Arrangements are subject to confirmation, but the probable dates and venues are 7th April at Shipham, and 28th April at Launceston.
Previous Viewing Sessions
25 November 25 Trowbridge Town Hall
Nearly 90 delegates from across the region attended our 2018 Autumn Viewing Session at Trowbridge Town Hall.
The exciting line-up of ten newly-released feature films was well-received by delegates, with no fewer than six of the titles getting an audience rating of over 80%.
Topping the poll with an excellent 90% was a very late addition to the programme, Nae Pasaran. Part documentary, part animation, it charts the unsung tale of the Scottish workers who managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force, from the other side of the world, in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.
Nae Pasaran was shown in one of the three Viewing Rooms on a large plasma screen – a first for our Viewing Sessions. The other three titles shown here – Wajib, Tehran Taboo and Columbus – were all supplied by Troy Film Agency, who also gave generous financial support to the day.
CfA SW film notes for all of the films shown can be found here.
The Rider and Nae Pasaran are available to CfA members and associates at preferential booking rates from Cinema for All’s Booking Scheme.
In addition to the main features, eight short films were screened during the day. With the exception of Vote 100: Born A Rebel, these were all screened at the 2018 FilmBath Festival earlier in November. They represent the cream of 229 short film submissions to the festival, the general standard of which was exceptionally high.
Audience reactions at our Viewing Session were as follows:
If you would like to include any of the FilmBath shorts in your season planning please contact Chris Baker – firstname.lastname@example.org – who can put you in touch with the filmmakers.
Vote 100 : Born A Rebel is available from Cinema for All’s Booking Scheme.
Special thanks to:
* Tracy Sullivan, Philippa Edwards, Jessica Bennett and Tessa Slack of Town Hall Arts
* Tiffany Holmes of Film Hub South West for grant support
* Keren Hayden of Events Horizon for the lunchtime catering
* Status AV for a very good deal re: the plasma screen! www.statusav.com
* CfA SW committee, especially Chris Baker, who ran an organisational marathon!
Blandford Forum, Batcombe, Bath, Bradford on Avon, Budleigh, Crewkerne (Film Crew), Dorchester, Ilminster (Cinema at the Warehouse), Kilmersdon (reel people), Long Ashton (L.A.Cinema), Looe (Cinema by the Sea), Lyme Regis, Nailsworth, Shaftesbury, Shipham, Start-up South Devon, Stroud & District, Swindon, Tiverton, Topsham, Trowbridge (Getting Together through Film), Warminster, Yeovil Cinematheque, Cinema for All (On the Ground)
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.