Lympstone Film Society recognised by British Federation of Film Societies

PUBLISHED: 18:32 20 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:51 10 June 2010

LYMPSTONE Film Society has narrowly missed out being crowned best new society by the prestigious British Federation of Film Societies.

LYMPSTONE Film Society has narrowly missed out being crowned best new society by the prestigious British Federation of Film Societies.

Instead the Lympstone film buffs were awarded second place, behind winners Denbigh Film Club, and scooped a distinction at the annual conference held in Sheffield.

The club's distinction was one of just two granted out of a total of 60 new groups who were in the running for an award.

Lympstone Film Society chairman Don Mildenhall said the award was 'a great honour and a very welcome endorsement of the past year'.

Mr Mildenhall said the club, now in its second season, was always looking at ways to improve.

"We don't intend to rest on our laurels. There are many ways we can extend our range of activities both for members and others living in and around Lympstone," he said. "Ad-hoc film shows on specific themes are under consideration. A film-making course for adults is pencilled in for the New Year and was shall continue to advise and encourage aspiring groups in setting up film societies."

In its first year the club was awarded £7,500 from the Big Lottery's Awards for All to buy equipment, filled its membership target ahead of its first screening, organised midweek matinees and teamed up with the Lympstone Youth Club running a course for budding young filmmakers, as well as co-promoting a film studies course.

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