Presentation to cinema

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CHATTERIS Community Cinema received two distinctions at the BFFS (British Federation of Film Societies) conference.

The cinema, which is run by a dedicated group of volunteers out of the King Edward Centre, was entered in the ‘Best New Film Society’ and ‘Best Marketing and Publicity’ categories.

The event, held at Cine Lumiere, Institute Francias in London, was attended by members of the cinema, who were able to meet and exchange views with the BFFS, Filmbank and MPLC (Motion Picture Licensing Company), sponsors of the Film Society of the Year Awards 2011.

Their framed certificates were presented by special guest, actor Togo Igawa, who has appeared in many films including ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ and ‘The Last Samurai’.

The recognition was a real boost for the Chatteris cinema volunteers. The cinema has only been open for six months and they did not expect to get shortlisted in the BFFS awards after entering on a whim.

The volunteers are now continuing in their efforts to boost the status of the cinema and get more people using the facilities.

For more information about the cinema and to see what films are coming up over the next few months, visit