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Affiliated to:

The Avon Association of Drama

The Film and Video Institute

Welcome to Bristol Film and Video Society.

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

Under the present lockdown we are a virtual club; all our meetings take place via Zoom!

Why not come to our next one? All normal club fees are suspended until the lockdown is over, but we still have guest speakers, 'how to' sessions and, yes, practical events!

Email us to find out how.

We look forward to “seeing” you soon.



Next meeting: Via Zoom

Tuesday 15th June, 7.30pm

Merlin Goldman : What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a monster?

Merlin will follow up his previous talks on Storytelling 101, the Hero’s Journey and Character Archetypes with a discussion on sitcoms. We’ll look at their most common structure and consider why this might be the case. We’ll also use our knowledge of character archetypes and families to go further into what this means for designing an ensemble piece such as The A-Team, Friends or Community. 

New feature!

This year’s Zoom presentations are now being made available on line. The first batch has been uploaded and more will be added as they are produced. Their permanent home is the new ‘presentations’ option under ‘’RESOURCES’ on the top menu.

Just for now you can also watch them here.