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Website content Copyright © 1997-2021 : Bristol Film and Video Society : Updated 13st October 2021

Welcome to Bristol Film and Video Society.

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

We are now back to being an (almost) fully functional club after nearly a year and a half of holding our meetings on Zoom.

With several outdoor activities and a fully ventilated clubroom we can now enjoy the meetings we are used to.

Why not come to our next one?

Email us to find out how.

We look forward to seeing you soon.



Next meeting

Tuesday October 19th 7.00 pm

(Live meeting!)

Desert Island Docs

A chance to see some of the best short documentaries EVER made!


The short documentary is becoming very popular and is increasingly becoming a source of income for documentary makers via YouTube and other social media.

But what makes a great short documentary and what can we learn from the work of top documentary makers from the past and present?

We have got some great examples lined up to show but we’d also like members to come with their own favourite short documentary and explain what makes them so special to them.

We will be happy to source your film (on YouTube or Netflix) and get it ready to show on Tuesday. 

So, if you want to join in and share a favourite short documentary film, just email Mark a link by the end of Sunday and he will get it organised.

Here’s his email:

Please invite your friends to join us for this evening.

New feature!

The Zoom presentations recorded during the pandemic are now available on line. Their permanent home is the new ‘presentations’ option under ‘’RESOURCES’ on the top menu.

Just for now you can also watch them here.

Current Productions contains 35 short extracts of films from our archive. contains over 130 full length productions

Affiliated to:

The Avon Association of Drama

The Film and Video Institute