Film Society of the Year Awards 2010
The winners of this year’s Film Society of the Year Awards were announced at a prestigious ceremony at the Ciné Lumière, London on Saturday 18th September, as part of the BFFS National Conference weekend.
The awards were presented by Francine Stock, writer, broadcaster and presenter of Radio 4’s The Film Programme. In her address, Francine commended the hard work and dedication of the volunteers that bring cinema to all areas of the country. Listen to an extract from Francine's speech:
The Engholm Prize for Film Society of the Year, for the most vigorous and dynamic film society demonstrating all qualities required of individual categories, was awarded to Birmingham International Film Society for excellence across the board.
For 44 years of service to the film society movement, the Roebuck Cup was awarded to Jim Dempster.
It is volunteers like Jim that have kept the British Federation of Film Societies a vital part of the community exhibition network for over 60 years
BFFS Chair Donna Anton said ‘The Film Society of the Year Awards are our annual opportunity to recognise the fantastic work that volunteers do in bringing film to all areas of the UK. Only 3% of commercial cinemas operate in rural areas, community cinemas and film societies fill in those gaps to provide film to audiences who would otherwise be isolated. These volunteers support the film industry at a grass-roots level - and their dedication deserves shouting about.’
Read the full list of winners:Roll of Honour 2010
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