Application forms for the 47th Film Society of the Year Awards are now available. The Awards are our grandest tradition, and celebrate the hard work of the volunteers who bring film to communities all across the UK.

There are 11 awards to apply for, from our newest award Best Single event, to the overall prize of Film Society or Community Cinema of the Year. Your audience can also take part through the Filmbankmedia Award. This year we are asking audiences to tell us the stories behind why their community cinema is the heart of their community. Find out more.

The awards are open to all volunteer-led community cinemas, film societies, film clubs, pop-ups and community festivals. To apply, simply fill in the form for the relevant category. Each form asks 3-4 simple questions, which will help you give the information the judges are looking for.

Return your completed form(s), along with any supporting documents, to by 19 August. Be sure to carefully read our Guidance Notes, as these will help you with your application significantly. You can also find out more about the judging process and how we select our panel. 

Good luck!