The UK Film Council is conducting a survey of film clubs and societies "as part of a move to provide greater diversity of films on offer to audiences, improve access to archive film and generate interest in film as a whole."
There is funding on offer too, helping clubs to upgrade or buy new equipment.
The Film Council only ever gets publicity when a film it funded flops. So it's good to see some of the work it is doing to develop some of the less headline-grabbing parts of the industry. The work with film societies comes from the Distribution and Exhibition Department, set up in 2002.