PROGRAMMES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS ARE ARCHIVED HERE
19 March Competition Evening
The evening where the members judge members films.
Details on the Competitions web-page
(any subject, max 10 minutes)
2 April Paul Holbrook – Shunk Films
Local filmmaker Paul Holbrook will show us some of his films and invite a Q&A after each.
Paul has a website:
15 January A Stunning Mix
How we might get music specially composed for our films.
19 February Annual General Meeting and a premiere of the Society's latest production.
5 March HORIZON: Behind the scenes
5 February Documentary filmmaker Frank Bond will show his film, “Strong to Save”.
Members will recall that Frank was awarded a special Best Local Documentary for his film, Strong to Save in our recent ANNUAL TROPHY COMPETITION.
“This is the story of the greatest of lifeboat in the history of the RNLI.
Henry Blogg served as coxswain at the Cromer station for over 40 years, through two world wars. He is credited with saving nearly 900 lives.
As a young man the crew rowed out into the treacherous North Sea in an open boat. They could be out in all seasons for two days. He finally retired aged over 70, some years after the second word war ended. He was awarded the George Cross, three RNLI gold medals (the lifeboat VC) and throughout remained a reserved humble unknown hero. “
Frank will talk us through the production process:
We invite guest speakers Simon Pearce and Paul Dudbridge, the writers and producers of the award-winning sci-fi web series HORIZON, to take us behind the scenes of the series.
16 April Planning the Mini Epic.
7 May A Film from Stills + Simple Animation
Making a film from stills. The Ken Burns effect.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Burns_effect or even simple animation – the old Captain Pugwash method of animation. Plus the chance to try some animation.
21 May Practical Skills
A hands on evening. We practice filming and sound recording with help from experts.
Outside if weather permits to take advantage of the light evenings.
In the age of You Tube - writing the very short documentary.
Look at the viewing numbers on You Tube and see that if you want an audience for your films then a short production on You Tube may be worth considering.
It is hoped that this evening might lead to some new films being made by individual members and groups of members.
18 June Filming the Mini Epic.
2 July How Are Professional Documentaries Made?
How a professional documentary is put together. Orientated to the organising and scripting side rather than the filming and technical side.
6 August John Howden – The Quiet Boffin
(computer animation and CGI)
We review the amazing animation and CGI work of the late Doctor John Howden.
16 July 180 Minute Challenge
A 30 minute discussion item and an update on the
Current BFVS productions
20 August Hands on Filmmaking
We will work together to shoot two short films, one in the club room, the other outside.
An opportunity for everybody who attends to get really involved.
Tonight is the closing date for entries in the forthcoming Annual Trophy Competition (September 17th)
Download entry form HERE
3 September TBA
JUDGED IN ADVANCE by a professional filmmaker this competition is the BIG one.
Eagerly fought for every year since 1965.
Rules and Entry Form HERE
The RAY BUCKLAND CUP for Best Composition and The DON SMITH TROPHY for Best Narration and/or Spoken Word can also be awarded.
54th Annual Trophy Competition
No limit in duration
This can be a group or individual effort
ANNUAL TROPHY and certificate for the winner
THE BURRIS CUP for the entry placed second.
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17 September Annual Trophy Competition
‘The first Bristol Cine Society Annual Trophy was fought for in April, 1965 when nine entries competed.
The trophy, a magnificent "Greek Urn" type of cup, was reputedly found by Reg Middle on a refuse dump and restored to more than its original glory.’
4 June The Very Short Documentary
Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish around 10.00pm
Due to professional commitments, visiting speakers may need to change dates. Please before travelling long distances
1 October TBA
15 October TBA
5 November TBA
19 November TBA
3 December TBA
17 December TBA
Pitches and Presentations: Possible club productions we might make
in 2019 - documentary and fiction, long and short.
'Grand Premiere' of the edited films shot on the December Fun Evening.