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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."

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New Programme!

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 'extravaganza' show with added extras on the theme of the film and fun twists on a night at the movies);
  • 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 HERE.

The HOME page now has all Film Forres screenings up to October (including the Friday Kids' nights).

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 previous 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.  

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