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Fancy starting a film club?

July 25, 2013


CORNWALL Film Festival and rural touring organisation Carn to Cove have enjoyed tremendous success so far this year running a pilot project called C-Fylm to develop film clubs across Cornwall.

The project works with local venues to stage affordable screenings of popular films in communities with limited access to commercial cinemas. Funded by FEAST, Creative England, and the BFI, CFylm has grown a membership base in excess of 300 people from the seven venues already engaged with the scheme. Each screening has enjoyed good attendance as film clubs are established to suit local tastes, which range from mainstream Hollywood fare, foreign language and art house films to Cornish or special interest cinema. Members enjoy a range of benefits from being part of their community film club, including three free film screenings, invitations to festival events and a discount on Carn to Cove events and costs only Pounds 5/ Pounds 3 concession. Feedback from events over the past few months has been extremely positive and FEAST has now committed further funds to support the project into 2014.

Cornwall Film Festival and Carn to Cove are keen to expand upon this success and would like to invite more venues interested in establishing a film club, to join the C-Fylm project, thereby helping to bring cinema to even more rural communities within Cornwall. Venues already taking advantage of the C-Fylm project include Troon Church Hall, near Camborne, The Centre, in Newlyn, Hay Studio, near Wadebridge, and Grampound Village Hall.

C-Fylm is also supporting the Tee Rex Cinema this week and as part of Penryn Arts Festival this week and will be supporting film screenings at Knee Deep Festival, near Liskeard, next month. For more information or to find out how to join C-Fylm visit or contact Tiffany Holmes, festival director, on 01209 204655.

Cornwall Film Festival takes place on November 1 and 2 in Redruth and November 7 to 10 in Newquay.

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