Minicine awarded Film Society of the Year prize
Leeds, UK – Local community film exhibitors Minicine were awarded the prestigious Engholm Prize for Film Society of the Year at the Cinema For All Community Cinema Conference and Film Society of the Year Awards 2015 on 3 October 2015 at Sheffield Showroom and Workstation.
Minicine also received Best Film Programming and Best Marketing & Publicity wards in front of an audience of theirs peers, representing organisations from across the UK.
Judges said of Minicine:
" What a huge year this has been for our winner. Since receiving a special mention at this ceremony one year ago, they've gone from strength to strength, showcasing films from around the world...This group has grown to have a huge understanding of their own values, what they want to bring to their audiences and what their place is within the world of volunteer-led cinema. We are extremely proud to have them represent this movement as Film Society of the Year 2015."
"It's a film society tradition to provide a place for audiences to see films they wouldn't normally get the chance to see, and this group is completely dedicated to that aim...The judges found this programme to be packed full of new discoveries, hidden classics and international masterpieces."
"Theirs is a lucky city to have these films fans."
Minicine wille be celebrating their big win at The Adelphi in Leeds city centre on 13 October 2015 at their annual Free For All event - www.minicinefreeforall2015.eventbrite.co.uk
Minicine began screening overlooked and underappreciated films at Armley Mills Industrial Museum in April 2010. Co-run by Abi Standish and Michael Wood (Woody) since October 2013, Minicine has remained committed to championing independent, foreign language, cult and classic cinema across West Yorkshire, collaborating with venues including Armley Mills Industrial Museum; The Gallery at Munro House; The Arch Café; Left Bank Leeds;
The Orangery in Wakefield; The Polish Parish Club in Bradford. Minicine previously won the Cinema For All Best Programming Award in 2012.
About Cinema For All
Formed in 1946, Cinema For All is the trading name for the British Federation of Film
Societies – www.cinemaforall.org.uk.