The British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) is the national support and development organisation for the film society and community cinema movement.
Established in its current form in 1946, we enable communities across the country to develop the type of film screenings they want and can sustain.
Our vision is Cinema For All.
To achieve this we:
Are an invaluable resource providing the latest thinking, information, advice and guidance on all aspects of film society and community cinema exhibition
- we help community cinema ventures get off the ground
- we develop and support collaborative networks
- we research and share best practice across the sector
Encourage the community cinema sector to deliver quality film culture experiences
- we help people and local groups in communities to acquire the skills, knowledge and equipment to provide high quality film watching experiences
- we offer low cost access to a wide range of cultural film titles
- we provide education and learning opportunities about film and film culture
Act as a champion for the UK's community cinema movement
- we deliver strong strategic leadership and provide an independent voice for the sector
- we promote, celebrate and advocate for the sector, representing UK community cinema on a national and international stage
- we act as a bridge between the voluntary community cinema sector and the wider film industry
Read more about the BFFS:
- BFFS Articles of Association
- BFFS Memorandum of Association
- 2011/12 Annual Accounts and Trustees' Report