Torbay Film Club / Events / Fri 23rd Sep 2011 to Sun 23rd Sep 2012 (1 year) Torbay Film Club Wins BFFS National Award!
Torbay Film Club Wins BFFS National Award!
The 2011 Film Society of the Year Awards took place in London this week, hosted by the British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS). Torbay Film Club was invited to attend and thrilled to receive the, ‘Best Marketing & Publicity’ award.
The awards are a celebration of the achievements of over 550 UK film societies and community cinemas, and recognise their significant contribution to both cultural cinema and community cohesion. Togo Igawa, the prolific UK based Japanese actor starring in films like Le Herisson, The Last Samurai and Topsy-Turvy presented the awards. In his address, Togo commented on the similarities between his approach to finding audiences and that of film societies; ‘My personal aim is ‘not to expect audiences to come to you, but to go and find your own audience’. That is why I am here today and I would like to encourage film societies’ most important maxim - ‘embrace local community’.’
Marketing Manager, Karen White said, ‘It was a tough category, with a number of other prestigious national film clubs also making the short-list, including Exeter University Campus Cinema. So I’m really delighted to accept this award on behalf of Torbay Film Club.’
The BFFS Vice Chair described Torbay Film Club’s achievement saying, 'Torbay Film Club had a planned and organised campaign that made the most of a limited budget. They had clear local targets, worked across all formats with a thorough distribution strategy. Their website sets an excellent example and their branding is strong and coherent across all forms of media.'
The Film Club’s next screening is, ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop,’ at 7:30pm Tuesday 4th October at the Paignton Library. It tells the story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend graffiti artist Banksy. Guest tickets are available on the door at £5.50 and everyone is welcome.
More information can be found on the website www.torbayfilmclub.co.uk
Photos provided by Ivan Lieman Photography (http://www.ivanliemanphotography.com/)
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Photo: Left: BFFS President Derek Malcolm, Centre: TFC Marketing Manager Karen White, Right Actor/Director Togo Igawa.
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