Nantwich Family Films @ 4 has been short-listed for a national award for the second year running.
In 2014, the community cinema project received a commendation in the ‘Best New Society’ category, and is once again in the running for an award. Screening films for all the family on a monthly basis, Nantwich Family Films @ 4 has been chosen as one of the contenders for ‘Community Award’ at the National Film Society Awards in October.
The community award is for film societies who have had an impact on their local community. As well as providing affordable cinema to families in the town, this past year has seen film and media students on placement at the project. One of the students worked with year 5 pupils at Wyche Primary School in Nantwich to create and film their own short films about anti-bullying, which were shown on the big screen in July.
The project has been running since January 2014, and has screened films including The Lego Movie, Wreck it Ralph, and Frozen. Family tickets are just £10, and films are screened on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 4pm.
Geoff Etherton, the project’s co-ordinator and Children, Families & Young Peoples worker at Nantwich Methodist Church, said:
‘We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the second year for an award. This is in recognition of the impact we’ve been able to have in providing an affordable yet quality community cinema project to families in the town, and how we have been able to develop over the last year and build some good relationships in the community.”
The film awards take place on Saturday 3rd October, when the project will find out the result of the award.
All screenings take place at Nantwich Methodist Church, and more details can be found on their Facebook page – Facebook.com/nantwichfamilyfilmsat4