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Welcome to Bristol Film and Video Society.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 7 November starting at 7.30pm

We plan to show three films…

The Film and Video Institute

The Avon Association of Drama

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WELCOME to Bristol Film and Video Society.

All aspects of film making are covered at our twice monthly meetings which run throughout the year.

You can find us at 7.30pm every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Filton Town Council Pavilion, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS.

Why not come to a couple of meetings and see how you get on. One of our clubs main aims is to help beginners and if you decide to join membership is only £35 for a whole year. For this you get guest speakers, 'how to' sessions, practical events and, if you choose, involvement in our ongoing projects and productions.

We look forward to meeting you soon meanwhile, have a look at our club promo…

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Please Note:

The closing date for entries in the 52nd Annual Trophy Competition is October 30.

Entries please to Competition Secretary, Susan Cockwell using a YouTube compatible format.


We have to send them to Stewart Mackay who will judge them. Stewart lives in Tasmania and will join us in a live Skype link-up on competition night (21 November).

Download Competition Entry Form HERE

Bristol, from A to Z                  Bristol’s Aerospace Heritage           Capture

The first club showing of the film Bristol, from A to Z. With presentation by the filmmakers on the scripting, shooting and post production of the film.

. . . an alphabetical amble through the city – 26 short, informative vignettes, spanning history and historians, rivers, places, poets, painters, and inventors; the great, the good, and the grandiose – an exuberant celebration!

Also a brief announcement about an exciting new club project

Bristol’s Aerospace Heritage came about after members of the club were invited in May 2017 to enter a film into the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) Film Awards. The organisers were looking for "original Aerospace films to inspire a generation”!

Gordon had just directed Bristol Revisited, which included a substantial section on the aerospace industry, so it occurred to us that it would be relatively easy to carve a short section from it into a new film specifically for this competition.

Bristol’s Aerospace Heritage was one of the finalists in the competition.

We’ll have another look at

Tim Braithwaite’s surreal film Capture.

Tim was runner-up with this film in last years Annual Trophy Competition.

Feeling caught in a hum-drum existence, over which he has little control, a man seeks solace in Scotch Whiskey and the maintenance of a huge butterfly collection.  He finds himself re-evaluateing its worth however, after finding an old camera.