Send your applications to email@example.com by 3 August to be in with a chance.
Film societies and community cinemas have some of the most innovative, far-reaching and challenging programmes in UK exhibition. This award aims to recognise the film societies and community cinemas that deliver an excellent selection of films to their community, treating audiences to a broad programme of films selected with intelligence, freshness and originality.
Best Film Education Programme – DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM/ Word
Film societies and community cinemas specialise in the education of audiences through and about film. This award aims to showcase the importance of this often overlooked side to film society programming.
All kinds of formal and informal education strategies will be considered – from programme notes to facilitated discussions, film introductions and partnerships with educational institutions.
NEW! Best Single Event – DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM/ Word
Did you put on one special, stand-out evening of film and entertainment this year? Perhaps you hosted a themed night with food and drink. Maybe you took your audience outside for an evening of cinema under the stars? Tell us about it, and you could win the inaugural Best Single Event award to celebrate your innovation.
Best Marketing and Publicity – DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM/ Word
The way your organisation is seen by the outside world all depends on your marketing and publicity. The winning group will be one that shows originality, enterprise and style using established media, social media, and an informative and useful website. They will also be using stimulating concepts and novel techniques to attract and retain audiences.
Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
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This award recognises the vital work that volunteers do in their own organisations around the country week-in, week-out. Nominated by their own film society, or community cinema, these individuals will have made an exceptional contribution to their group and had significant impact on the community.
Community Award – DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM/ Word
All film societies grow from, serve and are a vital part of their community. The winner of this award will have provided exemplary service to its community by, for example: celebrating cultural diversity; providing for specific identified needs; undertaking a planned community-based project; outreach work, or working directly with particular sections of their community, e.g. schools, the disabled or the elderly.
Best New Society – DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM/ Word
Open to groups no older than 2 years which, having started from scratch, now stand out from their contemporaries. The winner will be serving the requirements of their audience and community. In addition, they may have a novel concept, or have transcended some obstacle in setting up their venture.
Best Student Cinema – DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM/ Word
This category is for groups run by, or for students operating in an educational establishment, be it university, college, institute or school. The winning group, whilst characterising the best qualities of the movement, serves the needs of its very specific audience.
The Engholm Prize for Film Society of the Year
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The highest award bestowed by Cinema For All, the Engholm Prize is awarded to the group considered by the judges to be vigorous and dynamic in demonstrating all of the qualities outlined in the individual categories, showing matchless customer service, creativity and the ability to overcome challenges.
All Engholm applications must be backed up by applications in at least 2 other categories.
The Filmbankmedia Audience Award
With the aim of hearing the voices of film society and community cinema audiences across the UK, the winner of the Filmbankmedia Audience Award is awarded £1000 to put towards their activities.
To enter, simply ask your audience to complete the following phrase in no more than 100 words:
How does your community cinema engage or cater to diverse sections of your community?
Email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will be chosen by Filmbankmedia.
The Film Society Film of the Year
What was your film society’s favourite film of the past year? We want to show the world what type of cinema film societies love to screen, and community audiences love to watch. We’ll announce the winner at the Film Society of the Year Award ceremony in September.
Place your vote.
The deadline for all applications is 3 August 2015.