Llanfyllin Film Society wins 4k
When the old film society decided to stop last April, a small number of people put their heads together to see if they could keep film in Llanfyllin going. Their first challenge was to apply to the British Film Institute (BFI) for money for a new projector. Zarena says: “We had some help from local charity Arts Connection and put a lot of effort in ourselves. It paid off. We won an equipment grant worth over 4k!”
The new Llanfyllin Film Society isn’t starting just from scratch. Marinke says: “We are ever so grateful for the input from the old Valleys Film Society. We have learned from their experiences and their generous contribution to our funds means that we can start this project without risk.” In addition, they found Arts Connection / Cyswllt Celf willing to take them under their wing, looking after insurance, finance and reporting.
But their run of good luck doesn’t end there: they have won another grant from BFI and Cinema for all, enabling them to decorate the venue and serve free nibbles on the evening before Halloween. They’ll be showing a film full of suspense.
Steve, proprietor of the venue The Old New Inn, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the opening night 18th September. At 8pm we are showing Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Tickets are only £5 and £3 for under 18s. Doors open at 7.30. Feel free to buy your drink at the bar and take it in with you.”
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