Still from Cape Fear

Audience reaction 2015-2016

We really value any feedback we get on our film screenings, since it helps us to inform our programming in the future. For that reason,…

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Still from Ex Machina

An introduction to the 2015-2016 season

The 2015-2016 season of Films in Forest Row contains a cracking mixture of films that includes something for (almost) everybody. This year the vast majority…

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Performing Prince Achmed

Community Cinema Madness

A litany of things not quite going to plan over the last twelve years Several years ago a friend at the BFI said to me…

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Still from The Colour of Pomegranates

Suggest a film for 2015-16

We’re always looking for ideas for films that we could show in the future, so appreciate any input you can give us. Ideally, we’d like…

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Still from Charlie Chaplin in A Film Johnnie

Audience reaction 2014-15

It is important to get our audience to rate the films we screen, both as a measure of whether our programming is hitting the mark,…

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Image of top part of the cover of the printed programme

Creating programme copy more efficiently

Ten years ago we screened nine films a year, produced a simple photocopied programme, and had no website. Now we screen about forty films, and…

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Still from Moving

Introducing the new season

Without realising it to begin with, the new season’s film programme has emerged as one with childhood as the dominant theme. We’d already selected several…

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Still from The FirstMovie

New on the BFFS Booking Scheme in December

The range of films available for community cinemas on the BFFS booking scheme continues to get better and better, with some fabulous new releases, silent…

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Picture of the award ceremony

National conference and awards 2013

The annual BFFS national conference and awards took place 21-22 September 2013 at the Institut Fran├žais. Unfortunately, I only managed to get there on the…

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Picture of Robert de Niro in Taxi Driver

Audience reaction 2013-14

After every screening we get as many members of the audience as possible to rate the film, so that we can get a good sense…

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