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DEFINITIVE LIST OF ALL FILMS MADE BY THE SOCIETY since it was formed in 1934.

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Uncertain Proof is a feature film made by Bristol Films, retelling the death of King Edward II. The film imagines what might have happened to King Edward II, if rather than killed in Berkeley Castle, he in fact, escaped.

Uncertain Proof

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Two girls visit a new city to meet a friend.

Made in 2013

Lost and Found

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If confession is good for the soul then go in peace.

Bless

You ought to take the time to sit and take the World in before it's too late.

Made in 2013 during our annual 180 Minute Challenge where we shoot short films, edit and project them - all in one evening!

Bench

A son books the holiday of a lifetime for his father.

Made in 2013 during our annual 180 Minute Challenge where we shoot short films, edit and project them - all in one evening!

Into the Light

A short informative video about Headway Bristol, encouraging people to give to the brain injured, whom it supports.

Made in 2012.

Living with Brain Injury

A woman is interviewed by the police about the disappearance of her husband.

Directed by Malcolm Stephens this is a short film shot locally - Clifton Suspension Bridge, Cabot Tower, Millennium Square and the Black Bridge.

Made in 2011.

The Man Who Wasn't There

A 60 seconds promotional video made up from a series of clips from our

75 year old archive. Cut to music.

Made in 2011.

Promotional Video

Made in 2013 during our annual 180 Minute Challenge

where we shoot short films, edit and project them

all in one evening!

Awarded THIRD in COMEDY in the 2018 FROME FIVE MINUTE FESTIVAL

Awarded BEST CLUB FILM in the 2012 SoCo COMPETITION

Awarded THREE STARS in the 2014  BIAFF COMPETITION

A club summer outing to Bristol City Docks in August 2014 inspired members to have a go at making short documentary films.

TEN films were made.

Docks and Docs

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A Proposal to commemorate the digger of the Avon Gorge.

Made in 2014

A Giant Idea

A Campaign to open up Bristol's Lost Navigation.

Made in 2014

Bristol's New Cut (Gaol ferry Bridge)

A plan to paint a giant picture in the heart of Bristol.

Made in 2014

The Big Picture

The eventful maiden voyage of the SS Great Britain.

Made in 2014

Unlocking the SS Great Britain

Reflections on part of the history of Bristol City Docks and the modern fascination with heritage.

Made in 2014

Cranes Trains and Heritage

A polemic to improve the gateway to Bristol by harnessing the power of the tide.

Made in 2014

Tide and Time

The story where Bristol's railway station may have been..

Made in 2014

Grand Central Station

The story of how Bristol got its name.

Made in 2014

A Short History of 'Bristol'

A musical celebration of Bristol's nautical heritage.

Made in 2014

Dockside Dreaming

'No matter how far the journey the anticipation builds when its end is in sight'.

Made in 2014

Foot Ferry to Hotwells

A woman's personal recollections of a friendship at school.

Made in 2014

Surprise Appointment

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Two sisters and the husband of one of them gather to clear out the house of the sister's deceased mother.

Made in 2014

House Clearance

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Three friends, David, Patrick and Ray go out to their local pub for a few jars.  Patrick shows signs of a reoccurring mental illness which gives concern to his two friends.

Made in 2014

Lucy

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A dark contemporary story about the practical implications of personal debt on an individual with a twist at the end.

Made in 2014

Mr Wellby's Cross

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A comedic silent film in the style of an educational 1950’s public service announcement about the DO's and DONT's of dating.

Made in 2014

Ed and Sue go on a Date

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John Stevens was a great friend of Bristol Film and Video Society. He took major

roles in a score of our productions over 35 years. Here is an affectionate

compilation of video clips taken from some of those productions.

Made in 2014

John Stevens: A tribute.

The sole survivor of an ambush on a patrol in Kabul seeks refuge in a private house.

Made in 2014

Kabul Sunset

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Awarded BEST SOUND in the 2014 SoCo COMPETITION

Awarded FOUR STARS in the 2015 BIAFF COMPETITION

Gained SECOND PRIZE in the 2017 GLOUCESTER INTER-CLUB COMPETITION

HIGHLY COMMENDED in the 2014 SoCo COMPETITION

Awarded FOUR STARS in the 2017 BIAFF COMPETITION

Gains THIRD PRIZE in the 2015 GLOUCESTER INTER-CLUB COMPETITION

Awarded SECOND PRIZE in the 2015 PENNY CUP COMPETITION

Made in 2013: One script with four interpretations, by four directors, performed by four actors resulting in four very different versions of the film.

Watch each of the four versions HERE

MIKE GEORGE’S VERSION: Awarded OVERALL WINNER, BEST CLUB ENTRY and BEST DRAMA in the 2013 SoCo COMPETITION : SECOND in DRAMA at the FROME FIVE MINUTE FESTIVAL : THIRD PRIZE at the GLOUCESTER INTER-CLUB COMPETITION : FOUR STARS in the 2013 BIAFF COMPETITION.


DECLAN SMITH’S VERSION: Wins FIRST PRIZE in the 2014 PENNY CUP COMPETITION : FOUR STARS in the 2014  BIAFF COMPETITION : BEST SOUND and EDITING in the 2013 SoCo COMPETITION and SECOND  PRIZE in the 2014 TEIGN CUP COMPETITION.


TIM SMART’S VERSION (renamed Dissolve): Awarded THIRD in DRAMA at the 2013 FROME FIVE MINUTE FESTIVAL : VALE OF SOUND TROPHY at the GLOUCESTER INTER-CLUB COMPETITION : TWO STARS at the 2013 BIAFF COMPETITION.

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Sue Mansi shot and edited "The Making of Into the Light” which includes interviews with the various directors, telling us the background of their approach to the script, as well as including conversations with actors and crew.

Made in 2013.

Into the Light: How it was made

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Written by Graham Egarr his is a drama with a twist. It was shot near Bath on one long autumn day, and it was great that many of the crew were from our newer members. Filmed at a farm location, it's not just the cameras that were shooting! A chance for our actors to get rough! CLICK HERE to read new member Sue Mansi's article, "Working on the Nightmare shoot".

Made in 2013.

Nightmare

Made by John Cockwell, this is his ‘behind the scenes’ look at the production.

Made in 2013.

Nightmare: How it was made

Made in 2011.

WATCH the trailer for Uncertain Proof . WATCH an interview with the writer, Tony Ford. WATCH the Making of Uncertain Proof. WATCH the original version of Uncertain Proof (rated 12).

WATCH an interview with the writer, Tony Ford.

Tony describes the origins of the story and how he wrote the film script.

WATCH the Making of Uncertain Proof.  Describes the full film making process from inception to finished film including visual effects and music composition.

WATCH the trailer for Uncertain Proof.

In 2018 the Producer and editor re-cut the main feature.

WATCH the new version.

WATCH the original version (rated 12).

READ Bob Bennett’s review.

Bristol Films is a group of BFVS members who wanted the challenge of making a feature film.  Everyone volunteered their time free of charge.

Our Librarian has created a special Vimeo Showcase

where all of the above can be found on one page.  Enjoy!

WATCH the New Version

Awarded FOUR STARS in the 2012  BIAFF COMPETITION