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APOLOGIES - we are temporarily unable to update this website. We hope to have a new website up and running soon
Meantime, for information about Cinema for All South West, you can contact us
by e-mail on contact@bffssouthwest.org.uk or phone our secretary Brian Clay on 0117 9620 635

Cinema For All SWG, previously known as the South West Group of the British Federation of Film Societies, represents and supports over 70 Film Societies and Community Cinemas in the region. It is organised by a small team of volunteers who have experience in running their own venues and have an established track record for helping new ventures get off the ground with trial screenings and technical advice.


Amy Two new releases from Cinema for All’s DVD Library topped the audience ratings at SW Group’s Autumn Viewing.

Nearly 120 film enthusiasts from 27 Film Societies and Community Cinemas from Swindon to Topsham made their way to Bruton School for Girls on Sunday 22 November.

Audience Reactions to the six new titles previewed at the viewing and AGM and discussion details can be found on the Bruton Viewing page.

The latest issue of the South West Group newsletter

Issue 125 November 2015 is on-line now. Please click here to view it in a new window.
Please click on the link for previous issues.
Please read the latest issue as it contains information about the Bruton Viewing.

Film List 2015

A revised Film List 2015 is on-line now. Please check under Resources and Film Suggestiions.


The screening of Alternative Content (AC) is gaining in popularity with Film Societies and Community Cinemas. This involves the screening of opera, ballet or theatre performances onto the screens of venues normally used for film projection. Looe Film Society have kindly produced a guide reflecting their experiences with this kind of operation. We feel sure the guide will prove useful to many organisations.
Please click on the link to view or download the PDF file.

Events Diary

We publicise events we have been told about. Let us know if you are planning something special. Please check the Events Diary.


About Elly If you are looking for titles for an up-coming non-theatrical screening, take a look at our suggestions based on films screened at Cinema for All Viewings and ICO Screening Days in recent years. Click on Film Suggestions
We produce programme notes for all Cinema for All South West Viewing Sessions. Click on Programme Notes to see what is available on-line.

Cinema for All Booking Scheme

Cinema for All has a large collection of excellent recent and classic films as part of its DVD Booking Scheme. These films can be hired by Cinema for All members at very reasonable rates. Please click on the link to the national Cinema for All website for details about the scheme and the films.