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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 19th January, 7.30pm

Tim Smart :

Acting for the Camera and Directing Actors

All filmmakers should know how to direct actors in their dramas, as well as presenters in their documentaries.

What actually is acting? What makes a good film actor? What is the difference between a stage performance and one for the camera?

Which is easier? Which do actors prefer? What do actors need from the director and crew – and other actors? Whose character is it anyway - the director’s or the actor’s - or the editor’s?

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.

In Memoriam

Tributes to the late

John Gorst