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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.


Here is a copy of the application form in PDF format.

Amy The highly praised documentary Amy, from the director of Senna, is to headline Cinema for All South West's Autumn Viewing on Sunday 22nd November. The film is now the fourth highest grossing documentary released in the UK and is one of two new titles from the Cinema for All DVD Library to be previewed along with the Oscar-nominated Tangerines, an engaging anti-war film which was still playing in cinemas earlier this month. Other titles selected include the hilarious New Zealand comedy, What We Do in the Shadows, Phoenix, the latest from the German director of the popular Barbara and The Wonders, a delightful coming-of-age film from Italy.

Viewing organised at Bruton School for Girls, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NU, by Shaftesbury Arts Centre Film Society.

More 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.