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.

Retirement of CfA SW Co-Chair

At the CfA SW AGM on 29 October John Holmes announced that he would be standing down from the CfA SW committee.

John was co-opted as Co-Chair in 2003 and did a great job running meetings before taking on the additional role as the Viewing Co-ordinator for the past four Viewings, particularly for the Calstock event this Spring.
He will be missed!

There will be more feedback from the AGM in our next newsletter.

Frantz tops the poll at Autumn Viewings

Fran├žois Ozon’s WW1 drama Frantz was a clear winner with the audience at this year’s CfA SW Autumn Viewing Session, scoring an excellent 85%.

Nearly 80 delegates from 22 film societies and community cinemas attended the event at Writhlington School, which was hosted by reel people, celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.

See the all the audience reactions here – more details will be online soon.

CfA Annual Conference & FSoY Awards 2017

Sheffield 10-12 November

The full programme for the the Community Cinema Conference + Film Society of the Year Awards has been announced, with lots of exciting things in store. You can view the programme here (timings may be subject to minor changes).

The event will take place over the weekend of 10-12 November in Sheffield – find more information, including how to book tickets here.

The annual Film Society of the Year Awards ceremony will take place at the conference on 11 November. We’re delighted to learn that two CfA SW societies have been shortlisted:
** Penwith for Best Programming
** Buckfastleigh for Best New Society.
Congratulations to them, and good luck for 11 November!