2009: “It’s a wrap!”

Posted by on December 1st, 2009

2009 is the second year that films have been regularly screened in Quorn. This year we tried a few different ways of marketing, using the Mercury to put in a schedule at the start of the year, and doing a 4 month program which was letterbox dropped throughout Quorn mid year. Programming films for several months at a time is very hard work and although its great to have time to promote films in advance, we lost flexibility to add in new films. Other ways we looked at promoting were letters to our members, posters, emails out, and last but not least, a big banner stuck on the side of my van!

We boldly go... Portable Flinders Flicks Signage!

We boldly go... Portable Flinders Flicks Signage!

Of course as always our best ways of getting people to come along was word of mouth, so we’re really grateful to our dedicated members who came regularly and invited friends and neighbours. Having new faces and people to meet has kept it interesting.

Our largest audience during the year was at the Bundaleer Forest Festival event held in Jamestown at the Memorial Park. Over 150 people attended and we screened some of the locally made films that had been made over the last 18 months as well as some historic gems.

We had quite a large turnout for the Flinders Ranges Bush Festival despite rather awful weather over the ANZAC long weekend. An enormous thank you to Ruth and Drew Klee who co-presented the event, Ben Webb who provided technical support, and John Mannion who presented his own films and videography of the festival itself.

A special thank you goes to Jane Wilton (secretary of Flinders Flicks and stalwart who set up and operated almost every show this year), Sue Tulloch (treasurer, and our main usher extraordinaire), Bob Tulloch and Stef W who helped set up several events, Marie Zanet not only for looking after “the door” at events but also makes great cups of tea, Bron and Gary at the Quorn Caravan Park for use of PA, help setting up, use of the park for the Sunset Cinema, help with grant applications and so on… and all the members who stayed around to help set up and pack down. Thanks too, to our regulars who came every month regardless of the weather!

We are having a wee break but are planning how we will approach 2010 and will keep you posted.

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