Year in review: C Fylm in 2019

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Happy New Year from all of us at C Fylm! We’re busy planning all sorts of exciting things for 2020, but before we get started, here’s a look back at our best bits from last year.

2019 was our busiest year yet – we screened a total of 362 films to an audience of nearly 10,000 people, in 45 different venues all over Cornwall. None of it would be possible without our amazing volunteers who organise and run each club. This year there was a total of 1073 volunteers reported across all events – wow! Our network of community cinemas organised fantastic film nights, served themed food including curries, fish and chips, Cornish pasties and Mediterranean suppers, hosted quiz nights and parties and so much more for their local community.

Linda from Cubert Film Club at their sold-out screening of Fisherman’s Friends in July

In 2019 we had a whopping 27 screenings of Fisherman’s Friends across the network. The runners up were Bohemian Rhapsody with 25 screenings, Stan & Ollie with 16 screenings, Green Book and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society with 12 screenings each, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with 10 screenings.

We currently have around 3000 C Fylm members across Cornwall, whose membership fees keep the scheme running. Thank you so much for your support – we couldn’t do it without you.

A record audience for Mawnan Film Club at their screening of Bohemian Rhapsody in March

The top attended films in 2019 were:

  1. Fisherman’s Friends at Truro Methodist Church (100) – which raised over £700 for Truro Food Bank.
  2. Fisherman’s Friends at St Agnes Film Club (87)
  3. Bohemian Rhapsody at Calstock Film (82)
  4. Fisherman’s Friends at Callington Film Club (81)
  5. Fisherman’s Friends at Pensilva Film Club (72)
  6. Fisherman’s Friends at Mawnan Film Club (71)
  7. Swimming with Men at Calstock Film (69) and Green Book at St Agnes Film Club (69)
  8. Bohemian Rhapsody at Mawnan Film Club (66) and Phantom Thread at St Agnes Film Club (66)
  9. The Station Agent at St Agnes Film Club (65)
  10. Bohemian Rhapsody at St Agnes Film Club (63)

It’s been an amazing year for us and we are so excited to start 2020 with some great screenings. From January we will be screening Mark Jenkin’s BAFTA-nominated film BAIT in 10 venues, we are supporting new film clubs in villages all over Cornwall, and we’re planning more exciting programmes and opportunities for the future… watch this space!