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Film Forres AGM

Annual General Meeting
Monday 2nd December
18:00–20:00 Forres Town Hall

Film Forres held its 2019 AGM on the 2nd December in  Forres Town Hall. The agenda is below and a minute (PDF) of the meeting is available to download. The presentation slides for the meeting are also available.

Agenda

  1. Opening remarks/Welcome
  2. Apologies 
  3. Minutes of previous AGM
  4. Matters arising from the Minutes
  5. Presentation of Annual Report (Chair)
  6. Adoption of Annual Report
  7. Presentation of Accounts (Treasurer)
  8. Adoption of Accounts
  9. Election of Board Members
  10. Motions to be put to the AGM
  11. Any Other Business
  12. Closing remarks
     
  Presentation   Minute  

Tim Flood
Secretary Film Forres

 

We Need Help!

Film Forres is looking for volunteers

Film Forres is looking for enthusiastic helpers and film lovers to join our group. If you can spare any time to help on a film night or if you have any ideas, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact us –

on our web form (here)
OR email 
 volunteers@filmforres.co.uk
OR via Facebook – @filmforres

View or download the A4 Volunteer Poster

Creative Scotland Award

Further System Improvements

We’re also proud to announce that we’ve been awarded £13,000 from Creative Scotland’s Cinema Equipment Fund. Some of this we’ll use to improve the sound in the main hall through a combination of soundproofing measures and additional audio equipment.

Our plan is to improve projection by relocating the projector to the back wall of the balcony. This move requires a higher-specification projector but will make the balcony available to audiences. You might remember we tested a projector like this for A Star Is Born. Those who viewed from the balcony found it to be a quieter viewing location with good sound quality.

We’ll also augment our audio with supplementary speakers and additional amplification. This is meant to be portable and will give us kit which can be used at external venues or in smaller rooms in the Town Hall. We’ll also integrate it with our main system to improve sound under the balcony. We’ll also collaborate with FACT in acquiring sound proofing to reduce the amount of reflected sound – which will again improve clarity.

Film Forres said to Creative Scotland: 

“Receiving funding to upgrade our film projection equipment is a huge benefit. It means we’ll now be able to fully develop our new ‘Film Forres Presents!’ programme of screenings for more age-groups in the community: over 18s, retired and older people, plus special collaborations with interest groups such as students, local theatre groups and campaigners. It adds to what we already do for under-16s during school terms. we will also introduce a new summer programme for that age group next year.”

2020 Programme – Coming Soon!

Over the summer 2019, we developed what we offer into a regular repeating programme:

  • the 3rd Saturday every month for our adult film programme (every 2nd month being an up-to-the-minute show – chosen from the most recent general releases we can get under our license);
  • the 1st and 3rd Friday every month for kid’s shows (except for the summer holidays);
  • plus special showings for local groups by arrangement.

The full programme for the year ahead is COMING SOON.


We also plan to produce a new easy-to-read quick reference flyer for Friday and Saturday night programmes.When it’s ready, you can download it direct from here.

The HOME page now has Film Forres screenings for January (including the first 2020 Friday Kids’ night).

Special Screenings

We’ve also introduced special screenings where we’ll support any group to show a film of their choice. Film Forres will provide technical assistance, projection and front-of-house volunteers. We can advise on licensing, publicity, and event logistics. We have expertise in presentation, public speaking, funding, and event planning and management. All any group needs is to have an idea, provide volunteers of their own to assist (especially in any aspects that relate to what they want to do) and bring in their audience or help target any publicity to reach them.

Our 2019 offering Her was the first of these. In collaboration with Glasgow School of art’s Innovation School, we showed the film as part of a project for graduate student, Lina Wilckens. The screening included (for those who wanted to take part) a chance to make notes on the film and discuss it afterwards. The topic of interest was about how gender affects our relationship with devices (for example, Alexa or Siri). Unfortunately, Lina was unable to lead the final discussion and one of her colleagues stood in for her. The results of her various research groups on the subject were shown in a small exhibition in the Falconer Museum.

We are also planning three trial matinee screenings for older people (supported by the Auchernack Trust, the first of these will be The Ladykillers (1955 version with Alec Guinness) on the 18th of September. 

Our full programme will be updated here and on the Home Page.

 

Film Forres Presents! Western Night

 On our A Star Is Born night we conducted a straw poll on the film choice for our next screening – our Western-themed show. We did a show of hands.

Top of the list on the night was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. What’s not to like? Classic western with guns, romance a memorable song with cycling. Plus, everyone agrees Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katharine Ross are all:

a) good-looking;
b) charismatic;
c) brilliant actors
[select all that apply].

We’ll confirm the film choice in a few days time along with more details. Provisionally we’re targeting Saturday 1st June the usual times. We’re working on a night with a real Old West atmosphere – so break out your lariats and stetsons, tin stars welcome otherwise you park your six-shooters at the door. 

We’ll confirm the date and upload poster, ticket information and so on very soon. Plus, a full programme till the end of the year. 


We’re keen to get your ideas for films to show or particular themes for future screenings.

As ever, you can email us on info@filmforres.co.uk with suggestions or use the Suggest A Film tab (under Contact) to send us your thoughts direct through the website.

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