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by FILM THURSO
Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Thorsaa Film Festival - Update
Replies: 2
Views: 1952

Thorsaa Film Festival - Update

What a year it's been so far! For those following the Thorsaa Film Festival (formerly The Big Gig) you may know it's had some problems with basically not be able to get going due to funding problems which hit earlier this year. Cinema For Thurso even had to ditch its IAC membership but the money sca...
by FILM THURSO
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Cinema For Thurso -where we are at the noo!
Replies: 2
Views: 3329

Re: Cinema For Thurso -where we are at the noo!

Thanks Dave, for your support. Since I last wrote I have just supported a short film premiere showing one of three professionally made films that were shot on location in Caithness over the last year. The success of the event meant the venue owner was very happy to support film production and exhibi...
by FILM THURSO
Fri May 24, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Cinema For Thurso -where we are at the noo!
Replies: 2
Views: 3329

Cinema For Thurso -where we are at the noo!

Well folks it's been quite a time recently. The predictions of the end of the world last year came true as a Comet hurtled to earth devastating the lives of thousands throughout Britain. The effects were even as far reaching as Icetech Freezers Ltd in Caithness, Scotland's last white-goods manufactu...
by FILM THURSO
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Thorsaa Film Festival
Replies: 6
Views: 3957

Re: Thorsaa Film Festival

2d covers everything else! There is NO objection to religion in films and we do have a full length film which is astonishly christian in the schedule for screening. Where it wins is that it is not overtly promoting the faith in any unacceptable way. Our rules do state "any subject" "within the law" ...
by FILM THURSO
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Thorsaa Film Festival
Replies: 6
Views: 3957

Re: Thorsaa Film Festival

Its definately a hassle when we get films that don't fit the rules but like anything else the festival gets its share of annoying things. In general one would hope the public would excersise common sense but that in itself seems to be subject to austerity measures in these dark economic times! In th...
by FILM THURSO
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: using "weapons" in amateur films
Replies: 7
Views: 6114

Re: using "weapons" in amateur films

We've done some filming with very realistic replica weapons. Fortunately we were filming in a very small populated country area and simply knocked on 3 doors to let the resident know what we were doing and PLEASE DON'T CALL THE COPS!" This is the result: Part One- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvz-...
by FILM THURSO
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: WHAT ARE YOUR YOUTUBE / VIMEO ETC NAMES?
Replies: 55
Views: 18606

Re: WHAT ARE YOUR YOUTUBE / VIMEO ETC NAMES?

Film Thurso can be found under:
PictureHouseCinema http://www.youtube.com/PictureHouseCinema
Most of the recent stuff is local football but we will be putting other things on as time goes by.
by FILM THURSO
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Thorsaa Film Festival
Replies: 6
Views: 3957

Thorsaa Film Festival

Well aside from even more delays caused by a lack of venue, we have also made a change to the rules. A new set of rules numbered 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d have been applied. We reached the decision quite some time ago after receiving a film of a religious theme which caused some considerable concerns when i...
by FILM THURSO
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: PICTURE HOUSE 100th Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 3125

PICTURE HOUSE 100th Anniversary

ONE HUNDRED YEARS TODAY! Yes 100 years today since the first cinema opened in Thurso. Not the first films (that was 1897) but our first cinema proper. Here is the log information from the Cinema For Thurso Archive: "The Thurso Animated Picture Coy Ltd, commences regular shows on several days each we...
by FILM THURSO
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Thurso Cinema UPDATE
Replies: 0
Views: 2673

Thurso Cinema UPDATE

It's all moving soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fast. Our cinema re-opens THIS FRIDAY!!! 27th July 2012 with the Box Office open on Wednesday at the earliest. We've updated our website and more adjustments will be made to specifically accomodate a page for the Thurso Cinema (as it is now simpl...
by FILM THURSO
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Club Films on Youtube
Replies: 15
Views: 6432

Re: Club Films on Youtube

Youtube does have viewer analysis which is very useful but if there's anyone out there who thinks their movies are the best ever (yet not) it might be worth avoiding it! :lol:
by FILM THURSO
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Thurso Cinema
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Re: Thurso Cinema

Thanks Ned. It's very much appreciated, all the support you guys give. We're hoping to but this latest cinema development might knock things until next year. I'm sure you'll understand the cinema is my absolute top priority. Until I know what role, if any, I may have in it, schedules are going to be...
by FILM THURSO
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Thurso Cinema
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Re: Thurso Cinema

shucks. :oops:
by FILM THURSO
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Thurso Cinema
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Thurso Cinema

Well it's been a long hard slog. Since I first took my foot out of my mouth in 1985 to shout for a new cinema in Thurso after the closure of the old Picture House in 1983, I've done so much to get things moving again. For those that don't know there are 110 miles of land north of Inverness with plen...
by FILM THURSO
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Club Films on Youtube
Replies: 15
Views: 6432

Re: Club Films on Youtube

It has to be said, independant youtubers are scoring points way ahead of the clubs and while they may work individually most of the time they do also make joint ventures and even have big and small gatherings all over the world. Perhaps youtube is the worlds biggest film making club without realisin...