Rural Community Cinema Events (FHW)

Every year, Film Hub Wales teams with Flicks in the Sticks and Moviola to offer special sessions for rural community cinemas during Borderlines Festival of British Cinema. These events allow rural community cinemas from across Wales to network and share tips, ideas and experiences.

March 30th, 2019 at Knighton Community Cinema.

Sessions included:

  • New technologies with Roger Casstles, Flicks in the Sticks,
  • An interactive programming session with Moviola’s Neil Ramjee,
  • Future plans for non-theatrical with Film Hub Northern Ireland.

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March 3rd 2019, Knighton Community Cinema


Sessions include:

  • Young programmers and cinema professionals panel
  • Interactive young audience workshop from Media Active.
  • Community Cinema and Film Society Catch Up chaired by Moviola

February 26th – Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema, Hay-on-Wye


Sessions:

Innovative Marketing with Rachael Castell

How important is marketing for rural exhibitors? Can we reach older audiences online? What should you say on Twitter, Facebook and more? These were some of the main concerns of attendees. Presenter Rachael Castell explained how using some simple marketing can help expand your cinema’s reach and improve engagement with your audiences.

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Social Media in Rural Wales with Off Y Grid (Case Study)

Off Y Grid is a strategic partnership of four cinemas in North Wales – Galeri, CELLB, Pontio and Theatr Ardudwy. Silvia Sheehan (Off Y Grid Project Co-ordinator) and Siri Wigdel (Theatr Ardudwy Creative Director) presented a case study on how the project has effectively branded and marketed itself to a disparate, under-served rural audience.

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Engaging with the voluntary sector and young audiences with WCVA

The Welsh Council of Voluntary Action offers volunteering, internships, work experience and social action for the fourth sector (non-government, non-profit). Fiona Liddell spoke with exhibitors about how they can connect with volunteers in their area to support their cinema/society, as well as engage younger audiences.

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Community Cinema and Film Society Catch Up

Led by Jim Barratt from Llancarfan Film Society and Hana from Film Hub Wales, attendees discussed issues facing rural exhibitors and how members can support each other.

Overall average rating 4.9/5

 

 

March 13th – Parish Hall, Hay-on-Wye


Sessions:

  • Getting the best out of your sound equipment and acoustics – A common challenge for community exhibitors and film societies, this session offered practical advice from Glen Manby (Chapter, Cardiff), Stephen Nottingham (Dinas Powys Community Cinema) and Roger Castles (Flicks in the Sticks, Knighton).
  • What matters most to rural film exhibitors in Wales? – A group discussion looking at what challenges face rural community cinemas, what support is currently offered, what support is needed and how a rural network might help.

 

Testimonials

“Stimulating, flexible, lots of ideas and follow up suggestions.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“We were able to link up with another exhibitor and we are going to promote each other’s films. We’re also thinking of doing a joint event to encourage younger people and also have a get together with local cinema groups.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“Many ideas of marketing and working together with local communities (collaboration).”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“More determined to investigate feedback/statistics from Facebook.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“Really good to understand voluntary and young experiences.”

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“Ideas for engaging with younger audiences.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“Good follow up to many useful conversations during the day.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“First time for me but great to see a view across other areas and previous experiences.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“First time for me but great to see a view across other areas and previous experiences.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“Excellent discussion with lots of ideas.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“Lots of useful ideas and feedback from other groups’ experiences.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“I enjoyed the networking opportunities and the chance to learn new approaches to shared problems."

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“It was really good to meet other groups and have the opportunity to learn from their experiences.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“It was good to listen to interesting, well-informed speakers and hear about the experiences and ideas of others.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“It was very useful to understand what others are doing, and know others have similar problems and innovative solutions. The food was excellent too.”

2017 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“We thoroughly enjoyed the session with FHW in Hay yesterday – very worthwhile.  As well as all the boring techie stuff it was good to meet other like-minded souls (…) I think we all went away at the end of the session feeling quite buoyant and that we’d made some good contacts and learned something.”

2016 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“I really enjoyed Sunday, thanks. In fact, the sound session was by far the most useful and engaging community cinema event I've ever attended. And it was good to chat with others over lunch.”

2016 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“Really enjoyed the event at Hay on Wye. We both found it most useful and certainly learnt even more about Movies.”

2016 Rural Cinema Event Attendee

“It was great to meet other people and hear some of their up's and down's of running their cinemas. It also re-enforced that some of what I am doing is in the right direction. Also how to tweak some of the other things I am doing to make them more attractive to our audiences.”

2016 Rural Cinema Event Attendee
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