1934 - 2024

This year we celebrate our 90th Anniversary.

Founded in 1934 as Bristol Fellowship of Amateur Cinematographers and later called Bristol Cine Society little is known about the people of Bristol who were sufficiently passionate about their hobby to take such a step in that period between the wars.

The earliest film we have in our archive is a (silent) documentary from 1935 called ‘Bristol Celebrations‘.


This is now the LIVE website for BFVS​

As of 8th August 2023 our trusty old website has been retired. After decades of service the aged technology has become too unreliable to maintain and has had to be replaced. 

The old site will not disappear however, but will be kept indefinitely as an archive. It would take several years to transfer the information to this site and indeed, sadly some of it may no longer be relevant.

The old site will no longer be updated. It is available on

Welcome to our website!

BFVS – Filmmaking in Bristol, formerly Bristol Film and Video Society, is a leading, inclusive and multi-award-winning association of amateur filmmakers. We make dramas, documentaries and even music videos.

All aspects of filmmaking are covered at our twice monthly meetings (usually one face-to-face meeting and one on Zoom) which run throughout the year.

We have produced several award-winning films in the past year and have had a very busy winter.

Why not join us for our next meeting? Email us at to find out how.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our next meeting :

Tuesday 16th July 2024 at 4.00 pm

(but just get here when you can, we'll be here all evening!)

Filming evening at Bishop’s Knoll Woods

Bishops Knoll, Bramble Ln, Bristol BS9 1NS.


The club is producing a documentary/drama on the amazing story of when, in the 1st World War, the Bush family (owners of a country house) turned it into a hospital for wounded Australian soldiers. They paid for everything themselves (including funding a magazine written by patients that was sent to other soldiers on the front line).

We will be initially meeting at 4 pm at the entrance to Bishop’s Knoll Woods to produce some specific shots but come along as soon as you can as we will be filming in the woods all evening.

At 7 pm we will then re-convene at the entrance to meet up with everyone coming along later to film the B-roll.

After filming, we will adjourn to The Eastfield, at 219 Henleaze Rd, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4NQ.

New members always welcome!

Please send us your email address

Where are we?

Our face to face meetings are held at:

St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol. BS34 7PS.

Our car park entrance is at ///faced.remain.lots

The postcode on a SatNav will get you there, or …

from Filton roundabout take the A38 towards the centre of Bristol. After 200 metres there is a mini roundabout. Turn left into Elm Park. St Andrews Church is the large building on the corner. Turn immediately left again into the car park.

First Bus from Bristol City Centre:

             Bus numbers (74), (75), (m1 then 74) or (Y6).

Info subject to change – check their website!  Journey planner | First Bus.

Other meetings are held either online via the Zoom platform or at a one of a few well-known Bristol pubs.

Please check ‘Our next meeting‘ above for full details.