In September, Fermanagh Film Club started a collaboration with the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, to continue bringing independent, foreign language and island of Ireland-based films to a Fermanagh audience.

With the support of Access Cinema and Film Hub NI, the club has been in action for more than 10 years and currently meets twice a month at the new venue, on a Wednesday at 8pm.

Tickets for all screenings are bookable via the Ardhowen website.

Over the past few months, the club has hosted a variety of film screenings, starting the autumn programme with the Oscar-winning 'Nomadland'.

During the FLive festival at the start of October, Fermanagh Film Club screened the film, 'Normal People', starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville, that was produced by Enniskillen native Brian J. Falconer.

At the start of December, in conjunction with the Film Hub NI, the club screened 'Nowhere Special', a Northern Ireland-based film starring James Norton and Daniel Lamont.

Following the screening, the film's dialect and dialogue coach Brendan Gunn, who has Derrylin roots, took part in a Q&A with Hugh Odling-Smee from Film Hub NI.

In the run up to Christmas the club will be showing two festive films on December 22.

Family favourite 'Elf' will be shown at 2pm, followed later that evening at 8pm by the quintessential Christmas film, 'It's a Wonderful Life'.

Kickstarting the New Year, the Fermanagh Film Club will launch its spring programme on January 5 with 'Another Round', starring Mads Mikkelsen.

The film picked up the accolade of Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards in 2021 and Best Film at BAFTA 2021, as well as the Audience Award at BFI London Film Festival 2020.

In the film, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and his three teacher friends all seem to have hit a middle-age rut in their lives.

When one of the group tells the others about an obscure philosophy proposing that humans aren’t born with enough alcohol in their blood, and so cannot reach their full potential, the men decide to test the theory for themselves ...

On January 19, the club will host the film, 'Balloon', written and directed by Pema Tseden.

Set in the Tibetan plateau in the 1980s, there are no more condoms, no more children allowed, and no easy answers.

'Balloon' is a lyrical and beguiling film from one of the world’s finest directors, with the film presented in Tibetan with English subtitles.

The Film Hub Touring Collective will once again collaborate with Fermanagh Film Club as they bring a special screening of 'Wildfire', starring the late Nika McGuigan, to the Ardhowen on February 2.

A French/Spanish film (with English subtitles), 'Azor' will be shown on March 1. Set in Argentina in 1980, a private banker, Yvan (Fabrizio Rongione) arrives from Geneva with his wife, Ines (Stéphanie Cléau) to replace a colleague who has mysteriously disappeared in the military-ruled Buenos Aires.

Moving through the smoke-filled lounges and lush gardens of a society under intense surveillance, he finds himself untangling a sinister web of colonialism, high finance, and a nation's 'dirty war'.

Next, and just in time for St. Patrick's Day, the club will screen Irish-made film, 'Arracht', directed by Tomás Ó Súilleabháin and starring Dónall Ó Héalai, Saise Ní Chuinn and Dara Devaney.

Set on the cusp of The Famine in the 1840s, the film follows Colmán Sharkey, a fisherman living in Connemara, who visits his landlord to plead for clemency for his starving community. After a violent altercation forces him on the run, he fleas, living in an island cave in isolation.

Starving, grieving, and on the verge of giving up, he meets a sick young girl and a life-saving friendship develops.

"All up to date information will be on the Fermanagh Film Club website and the Ardhowen website. Fermanagh Film Club is very grateful to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council for their support," said a spokeswoman for the film club.