Film database
All films ordered by title

A Bridge Too Far
Comedy
2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZOMi7bq07g
Spanning the Avon Gorge has its pros and cons.


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A Fool and his Money
Drama
1996

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Xe5Gfh2UE
The adventures of a pickpocket


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A Giant Idea
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/125176898

A short documentary about the possibility of painting a figure of Goram on one of the lock walls in Bristol's Cumberland Basin.


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A Helping Hand
Documentary
1960


Schools for children with physical and learning difficulties.


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A Short History of "Bristol"
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/125171745

The story of how Bristol got its name.


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A Smuggler's Song
Drama
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLtvKm0iJC0
A reading and visual interpretation of the Rudyard Kipling poem.

Awarded five stars at the IAC 2023 British International Amateur Film Festival and named Best Affiliated Club Entry.
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A Taste for Murder
Comedy
2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeLCmJy2KAo
An intruder approaches a lonely house.


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A visit to Wookey
Documentary
1946
https://vimeo.com/168467963

A group of well-groomed club members are seen wandering around Wookey Hole. The film ends with views from inside the cave.


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Above It All
Drama
2019
https://vimeo.com/379802232

Two men on a clifftop.


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Action at Ashton Court
Documentary
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnVW9Z3VJjY
A look behind the scenes at some of the filmmaking activity and interviews with creatives during the BFVS residency at the Ashton Court mansion during the month of August 2021.


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Air Training Corps ProMo
Publicity
1997

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSrkTLh6fhI
A five minute, all-action promotional video made to encourage young people to join the 2146 Air Training Corps.


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Albert's Treasure Box
Drama
1949
https://vimeo.com/101077258

This film holds a special place in the club’s history and affections, for it was the first fiction film to be attempted and the first club film after the war.


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An Embarrassing Body
Drama
2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdvNQBCmuz8
Two car thieves steal a car, with an unexpected passenger. Made as a 'Mini Epic' project.


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An Evening at the Farm
Comedy
2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DNHiDHoZK4
A short pub drama (Made as a 'Mini Epic' project)


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Anne Teakes
Drama
2001
https://vimeo.com/96318371

Originally called THE ANTIQUES SIDESHOW "Anne Teakes" is a true joint effort. Not only was it performed by a group, it was also written by the cast and production team.


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Ashton Court - A Faustian Pact?
Documentary
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gCT-CGCP0Y



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Back to Claremont
Documentary
1962


In 1962 BCS returned to Claremont to see and record the progress made by children there since the first film. It was about the same running time as the original and was again in colour with an optical sound track. Back to Claremont, with the same director, won another Ten Best as well as a Bronze Medal from the BMA; and a medal for the film of social significance at the 1963 Scottish Amateur Film Festival. Dr. R.C.Wolfinden, Medical Officer of Health for Bristol, wrote that Back to Claremont was "a really splendid film which will do a great deal to answer the critics about the cost of educating spastics." At the London Amateur Film Festival (LAFF) - the I.A.C. festival held yearly in London - BCS was well represented. Claremont was awarded the top spot, the Daily Mail Challenge Cup as Film Of The Year & first in the documentary class. Runner up in the documentary class was our Marlborough House, Philip Grosset's Summer Holiday was screened and highly commended; and Joe Higgins' Ital

Awarded FILM OF THE YEAR and BEST DOCUMENTARY in the 1962 DAILY MAIL CHALLENGE CUP.
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Balanced Audio
Documentary
2016
https://vimeo.com/168174190

An instructional video from Patrick de Landre-Grogan


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Bench
Drama
2013
https://vimeo.com/258259680




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Beyond the Red Rope
Drama
2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVEQ05Of6tM
A ten-year-old girl tours a stately home. "What's behind ... there?"


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BFVS At Ashton Court - Teaser
Publicity
2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eejA2ZvuDRs
A teaser trailer made to promote the BFVS being 'Artist in Residence' at Ashton Court mansion


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BFVS Video Wall
Publicity
2019
https://vimeo.com/320840499

Created by Neal Tucker this is an introduction to what you can learn from being a member of the Bristol Film and Video Society.


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Big Row
Drama
2006

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWHUkN82c3A
A wedding anniversary goes wrong.


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Black and White Café
Documentary
2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp6nT-xojhs
An interpretation of Harold Pinter's famous 'The Black and White'


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Bless
Drama
2013
https://vimeo.com/258475148

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


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Blockhead
Animation
2010
https://vimeo.com/173454911

This is John Howden's prize-winning animation. Created with a powerful program he found on the Internet called Blender.


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Blue Plaque Unveiling - The Site of Bristol’s First Theatre
Documentary
2019
https://vimeo.com/340410923

In May, the Civic Society and The Mayor marked the location of Bristol’s first theatre with a blue plaque.


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Boris
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/294572004

A retired cleaner reminisces about the man she used to meet in the park for a sandwich, paper and a secret exchange.


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Bread
Documentary
1966
https://vimeo.com/170492353

Have you ever thought about what goes into making a loaf of bread? Ploughing, Harrowing, Sowing, Fertilising, Growing, Harvesting and finally to the Mill. It's all here.


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Bristol - Gateway to the West
Documentary
2002

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVWV2UeDj1Q
Promotional film for Bristol from early 2000s


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Bristol 2004 - a place odyssey
Documentary
2004
https://vimeo.com/99510738

A video to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of our society. Members recorded 27 events of interest throughout our anniversary year.


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Bristol 24416
Drama / Documentary
1973


Made for the Bristol Department of Health and Social Services this dramatised documentary shows something of the work of Bristol's VD clinic.


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Bristol 600
Documentary
1973
https://vimeo.com/101082607

By Royal Charter granted in 1373 by King Edward III, Bristol became a City and County independent of both Gloucestershire and Somerset. On a rare sunny day in the wet summer of 1973, Queen Elizabeth II came to open the celebrations.


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Bristol Celebrations
Documentary
1935
https://vimeo.com/100893361

The Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. This, the first film produced by the Bristol Film Society, was of course using the medium of the time - 16mm black and white film with no sound.


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Bristol Celebrations 1977
Documentary
1977
https://vimeo.com/100896325

The Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-1977. The Queen comes to Bristol and we are there to record the event.


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Bristol Downs
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/295123338

A history of the Downs in Bristol


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Bristol Revisited
Documentary
2016
https://vimeo.com/161793315

Club footage from 1956 is combined with 2015 scenes to compare, contrast and celebrate Bristol's proud heritage.


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Bristol Through a Lens
Documentary
2016
https://vimeo.com/157142332

Bristol as shown in club films since 1935.


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Bristol’s Aerospace Heritage
Documentary
2017
https://vimeo.com/267549646

Bristol's historic connection with the aircraft industry.


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Broadmead
Documentary
2007

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGcovMtYhKg
A history of the Broadmead shopping centre.


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Brothers
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/295123701




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Brothers (Directors Cut)
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/295123599




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Cabot
Drama / Documentary
1996
https://vimeo.com/100898374

This costume drama, shot at historical locations in Bristol and its surroundings, has a cast of 120 drawn from amateur drama groups throughout the area.


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Cabot the Movie - NOT.
Drama
1996

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAkLR1hfb-8
Francis Drake Returns from his great voyage and meets Queen Elizabeth I.


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Call the Doctor
Drama
2019
https://vimeo.com/348630569 (issue with link)

Two daleks, a cyberman and a rat wait in line to see the Doctor.


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Carless Driver
Drama
2019
https://vimeo.com/379802006

While this film is a component of ‘The Ad Break’ it performed well in its own right.


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Chalky's Big Job
Drama
2019
https://vimeo.com/393999395

A big decision is made over a game of snooker - but is is the one you think?


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Charlotte Street Orpheans
Music
1973
https://vimeo.com/267861244

A club members exercise in cutting to music. Sit back, relax and enjoy the Charlotte Street Orpheans rendition of “The Bridge.” Plus a full supporting programme of other popular old favourites.


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Chewsday in the Square
Comedy
2001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEHOtPGKk9U
The goings on in a city square.


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Choir Practice
Drama
1998
https://vimeo.com/168537337

Ghostly goings on in church.


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Claremont
Documentary
1959


A film about the care and welfare of cerebral palsied children at the Bristol Education Committee's school, Claremont.

Awarded the DAILY MAIL TROPHY as the FILM OF THE YEAR and BEST DOCUMENTARY: 1959 TEN BEST WINNER: BMA SILVER MEDAL for BEST NON-COMMERCIAL FILM, 1961: OLIVER BELL TROPHY at the SCOTTISH, 1960: FIRST IN DOCUMENTARY at AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL: BROADCAST AWARD for FILM BEST SUITED TO TV, presented by CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, 1964: WINNER at VANCOUVER AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL, 1960.
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Clarkson
Drama
2006
https://vimeo.com/85954645

Set in Bristol in 1787. The story of an unsung hero, Thomas Clarkson in the fight to abolish slave trading.

Awarded a SPECIAL PRIZE at the 4TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NON-PROFESSIONAL FILM MAKERS : Gains BEST CLUB ENTRY - RUNNER UP in the 2007 SoCo COMPETITION : Wins a GOLD STANDARD at the 2007 BIAFF COMPETITION.
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Clifton Suspension Bridge
Documentary
1956
https://vimeo.com/101083863

After a brief pre-amble, there is a description in broad technical terms of the construction of the bridge, then the competition for the design of the bridge and finally the way the bridge was built.


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Convent Close
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/320220537

A woman alone in a house of a former nun feels someone is watching her.


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Cop and Robber
Comedy
2021

https://youtu.be/82-mrLvVODg
The days of monochrome silent comedy revisited!


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Count to Three
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/262826255

Two friends discuss their suicide pact.


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Cowboys and Indians
Drama
1964


The story carried a message showing how easily those with weapons can, unwittingly perhaps, use them with disastrous results. The cast were all pupils of Mangotsfield Primary School.


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Cranes, Trains and Heritage
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/125994783

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


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Damaged
Drama
2021
https://vimeo.com/696442050
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SQfySeT85s
Set in a ruined mansion, a wealthy businessman has to face up to the phantoms of his past.

Winner of BIAFF's Denham Gold Cup.
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Dancing on the Edge
Documentary
2023

https://youtu.be/1LslBtE0S-Q
We were visted at Filton by three dancers, Maisie Boyd (Tap), Jasmine van Mazik (Ballet) and Elena Rogmann (Irish Dancing) who each performed in their own style. The dancers were filmed with many cameras from various angles to give a large amount of flexibiity in the edit. Also in attendance was their instructor, Kathy Plaster, from 344 Dance Studio in Fishponds.


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Dead Man’s Laugh
Drama
1971
https://vimeo.com/101790193

An escaped prisoner steals a car for a quick getaway. Moral: Look in the boot!


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Death of a Cabbage
Documentary
2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8OR_dc7pc4
A behind the scenes look at the making of "When This Man Dies" featuring Foley sound effects.


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Deja Vu
Drama
1990
https://vimeo.com/168536551

Is a murderer on the loose?


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Devil’s Bridge
Drama
1985
https://vimeo.com/101692318

Two friends discuss the history and rumours surrounding an old bridge, where a battle took place during the civil war over 300 years before. They decide to meet at the bridge on the anniversary of the battle.


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Dockside Dreaming
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/118873804

A musical celebration of Bristol's nautical heritage.


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Don Fairservice's "Mini Epic" challenge to BFVS in 2010
Drama
2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjylS0fsERE
A mother confronts her daughter's older boyfriend. Made as an exercise as part of the Don Fairservice Challenge (Mini Epic).


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Don Fairservice's "Mini Epic" challenge to BFVS in 2011
Drama
2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8yYBueZpdI
A doctor interviews his new assistant.


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Don’t Call Me Baby
Drama
2016
https://vimeo.com/170475055

Hannah is getting ready for a romantic evening out with Mark; Mark is driving home from work. But will the evening pan out as they both hope?


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Dr Goldraker
Comedy
1985


An adventure with master spy 003.5


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Dream rides
Drama
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WNxk7xjjqQ
A couple decide to take a journey to New York via the medium of virtual reality, but things don't turn out quite the way they planned.


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Early One Morning
Drama
1958
https://vimeo.com/483609572

Scouts track down a poacher.


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Ed and Sue go on a Date
Drama
2013
https://vimeo.com/105262043

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


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Edward Jenner
Drama
1972
https://vimeo.com/101692948

A "costume" drama about the life of Edward Jenner who discovered a vaccination process against the terrible scourge of 18th/ 19th century England and the world, SMALLPOX.


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Elm Park Orpheans
Documentary
1998
https://vimeo.com/267864933

A re-make of the 1973 club exercise,"Charlotte Street Orpheans" using the same musicians where possible. First attempt at NLE with 'Casablanca'.


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Encounters with John Wesley
Drama
2008

https://youtu.be/Kb0OKVlRllw



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Endsville

1962
https://vimeo.com/108049183

A strange story involving a young couple. The film is silent as the sound track is lost. .


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Escape
Drama
2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRlpCQcEHb8
Where has he escaped from? What is chasing him? Will he survive?


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Exercising Rexy
Comedy
2021

https://youtu.be/xeslNiMp5xU
Funny who you bump into when walking the dog...


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Falling Back
Drama
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2x6ECckME0
An angry young squaddie and a seasoned general face the might of Rommel's forces.


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Fellas
Animation
2019
https://vimeo.com/379800709

Four penguins discuss the best fish to eat and the songs of Ed Sheeran.


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Festival of Remembrance
Documentary
2004





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Fight the Good Fight
Drama
2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eps12IZxcXQ
This was an experiment to see if we could film a convincing fight.


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Filton Fives
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/287632089

A meteor is about to hit earth. Five rugby players visiting in a Bristol hospital make a heroic dash to save the last patient from being alone. Made in 2018 as part of the Impact 50 competition.


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Fire and Water
Documentary
1997
https://vimeo.com/101078779

A record of some of the special effect and methods used to create our most ambitious film so far, "Cabot".


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Flash Bang Wallop
Documentary
1992
https://vimeo.com/102029428

'Skodaman' special effects.


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Foolproof
Comedy
1983
https://vimeo.com/101117150

Fred is released from prison. His one remaining ambition is to dig up the diamonds he buried all those years ago. Unfortunately...


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Foot Ferry to Hotwells
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/124672243

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


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Free-Fall
Comedy
2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANYw85k1g0Y
An experiment in simulating weightlessness in a suburban church and a lesson in what can be done in post-production.


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Friese-Greene Plaque
Documentary
1955
https://vimeo.com/101793786
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tST2ANtzPY
he Lord Mayor of Bristol unveiled a memorial blue plaque to William Friese-Greene, the pioneer of cinematography.


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Gaol Ferry Bridge
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/125196163

A Campaign to open up Bristol's Lost Navigation.


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Genealogy Club
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/311229605
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_kYMH-Y9cI
When Tom's last family member dies, he visits the Genealogy Club to find out more about his ancestors but the key holder won't let him leave.


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Good Old Yellow Pages
Comedy
2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZMK2HKhfh8
Advert for Yellow Pages, in the style of the time. Includes out-takes at end.


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Grand Central Station
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/125379684

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


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Green Screen Night
Livestream
2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MmmRMQcbPE
Tuesday, November 1st 2022. An evening of live green screen techniques, streamed live. We sent someone into space, had another drive a miniature car and had tea with the lady of the manor.


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Help Me
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/348143224

A blonde model needs to be saved from disaster! Only one thing can stop a runaway train. (Animation)


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High Stakes
Drama
2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXYH9POUgfw
When the chips are down, this dealer has a trick up his sleeve ...


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Homeless
Drama
2019
https://vimeo.com/379802406
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqKFj8U5bAw
Greed has no bounds.


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House Clearance
Drama
2013
https://vimeo.com/105258596

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


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I wouldn't do that if I were you
Comedy
1995


A club-night exercise. Snail spotters tell their story.


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Images in Time
Documentary
2002
https://vimeo.com/100928104

Conceived to mark the millennium, this project shows the way the city of Bristol has changed, and is changing, by using extracts of films from the club's archive.


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Impromptu
Drama
1951
https://vimeo.com/101790978

A celebrated concert pianist suffers a badly injured hand when she and her husband are mugged in a dark Bristol alley. She cannot play again; but her daughter grows up to be a great pianist too.


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In Pursuit of Flowers
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/262379839

Suspicion, crime, love and a chase. A reinterpretation of the Kennel Films production 'Pursuit' 1978


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Into The Light - directed by David Price
Drama
2011
https://vimeo.com/88097661

‘Into the Light’ was written by club member David Price, and offered as a simple short text with minimal instructions on staging and performance; it was up to the individual directors to interpret the words in their own way. The challenge was accepted by Mike George, Tim Smart and Declan Smith, and David Price produced his own version. The interpretations of the ‘Into the Light’ script differ greatly in scope and treatment, but all four highlight what can now be achieved with a combination of directorial flare, sophisticated post production and, above all, vivid imaginations.


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Into The Light - directed by Declan Smith
Drama
2011
https://vimeo.com/87990309

‘Into the Light’ was written by club member David Price, and offered as a simple short text with minimal instructions on staging and performance; it was up to the individual directors to interpret the words in their own way. The challenge was accepted by Mike George, Tim Smart and Declan Smith, and David Price produced his own version. The interpretations of the ‘Into the Light’ script differ greatly in scope and treatment, but all four highlight what can now be achieved with a combination of directorial flare, sophisticated post production and, above all, vivid imaginations.


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Into The Light - directed by Mike George
Drama
2011
https://vimeo.com/88816976

‘Into the Light’ was written by club member David Price, and offered as a simple short text with minimal instructions on staging and performance; it was up to the individual directors to interpret the words in their own way. The challenge was accepted by Mike George, Tim Smart and Declan Smith, and David Price produced his own version. The interpretations of the ‘Into the Light’ script differ greatly in scope and treatment, but all four highlight what can now be achieved with a combination of directorial flare, sophisticated post production and, above all, vivid imaginations.


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Into The Light - directed by Tim Smart
Drama
2012
https://vimeo.com/89531810

‘Into the Light’ was written by club member David Price, and offered as a simple short text with minimal instructions on staging and performance; it was up to the individual directors to interpret the words in their own way. The challenge was accepted by Mike George, Tim Smart and Declan Smith, and David Price produced his own version. The interpretations of the ‘Into the Light’ script differ greatly in scope and treatment, but all four highlight what can now be achieved with a combination of directorial flare, sophisticated post production and, above all, vivid imaginations.


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Into The Light - The making of
Documentary
2011
https://vimeo.com/99585579

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.


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ISDEC Code
Drama
2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhyburOel9s&t=9s
A spy thriller filmed in the Bristol and Bath area. This was not an official BFVS film but was an independent production where all the key personnel were BFVS members.


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ISDEC Code (Trailer)
Drama
2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJqq0aPk_Sc
Trailer for 'ISDEC Code'


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It’s Good to Talk
Comedy
1999
https://vimeo.com/173455244

Dawn Barrah and friends perform their version of the popular British Telecom TV advertisement.


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Izzy
Drama
2023

https://youtu.be/17tqueDanZc
A workman loses his wallet on the Clifton Suspension Bridge.


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John Stevens: A tribute
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/120309681

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.


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Just the Job
Drama
1956
https://vimeo.com/101084855

A Wolf Cub from the 1st Saltford Scout Group is out on a Bob-a-Job week. He tracks down some burglars and brings them to justice.

Gained a GOLD STAR in the 1956 TEN BEST COMPETITION and was awarded the BEST FICTION AWARD in the SCOTTISH FESTIVAL of that year.
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Kabul Sunset
Drama
2014
https://vimeo.com/101543169

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


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Kabul Sunset VFX Breakdown
Documentary
2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvFNBdv1yH0
How the visual effects for 'Kabul Sunset' were created.


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Kennet and Avon Canal
Documentary
1971
https://vimeo.com/101078425

Documentary about the canal's restoration. Starts with some history of its origin and downfall. Scenes then show the locks being cleared of rubbish and pollution.

Awarded FOUR STARS at the 1972 TEN BEST COMPETITION.
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Ladies That Lunch
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/295123668




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Last Evening
Drama
2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6WLSQJ_lN8
Is the World about to end?


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Let's Go to the Movies
Comedy
1950
https://vimeo.com/101086407

A young man arranges to meet his girlfriend but, what will he wear. A mix-up over trousers, nosey neighbours and misunderstandings result in a gentle comedy. Made as a 16mm silent film in 1950.


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Living with Brain Injury
Public information
2012
https://vimeo.com/119802305

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


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Local Rewilding
Comedy
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61bkxxS19Qc
Local rewilding is amazing!


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Lockdown
Drama
2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qOyWwW6QFE&list=PLgzNsQfvH_zGZPEttNPyACEsz53lXpuGU&index=1
During the three month lockdown in the summer of 2020 a lonely woman ponders her solitude. This was made as part of the 2020 BFVS 'Mini Epic' series.


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Long Ashton Research and Cider Institute
Documentary
1936
https://vimeo.com/100918250

A snapshot of the activities at the Long Ashton Research Station. Focuses on the harvesting of the cider apple’s, pressing, storage and bottling.


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Look at the Lady
Documentary
1961
https://vimeo.com/168537494

A film about the making of 'The Lady Beautiful' - the first club film to use the tape synchronising sound method.


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Lost and Found
Drama
2013
https://vimeo.com/105331092

Two girls visit a new city to meet a friend.


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Lucy
Drama
2013
https://vimeo.com/122828308

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.


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Lying or Laughing?
Drama
2019
https://vimeo.com/394995149

Two chaps have a chat on a park bench. Who is lying and who is laughing?


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Marigolds
Drama
2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYAPPi48v3Q



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Marlborough House
Documentary
1958


Documentary about the activities of Marlborough House Training School for the Mentally Handicapped.

Awarded a TEN BEST TROPHY in the 1958 TEN BEST COMPETITION
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Medford
Drama
1987


A stressed man finds a peaceful place.


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Memoriam
Drama
2022


An unwanted conversation on a park bench.


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Monique
Drama
1993
https://vimeo.com/168540609

A young french girl gets her wish.


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Monkey Bars
Drama
2020
https://vimeo.com/434718564

A mother and daughter have a heart to heart.


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Mothers Day
Drama
1974
https://vimeo.com/168535780

A down-and-out who, while sitting with two cronies around a fire in a derelict area, sees a reference to Mothers' Day in a scrap of newspaper. In spite of his befuddled state he determines to go and see his Mum and take her some flowers.


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Mr Davidson’s Autumn
Drama
2009
https://vimeo.com/101696023

The title came first with the basic idea of a man returning to a small seaside resort for the last time. Local amateur actor John Stevens took the premis and fleshed out the story to give it an 'ending'.


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Mr Wellby’s Cross
Drama
2014
https://vimeo.com/122828565

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


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Mrs Grundy
Documentary
1963


A film to investigate local attitudes towards the questions of nudity, temperance and the British Sunday.


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Nightmare
Drama
2013
https://vimeo.com/85975101

Written by Graham Egarr, this 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!


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Nightmare - The making of
Documentary
2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4nPnvkLCVg
Made by John Cockwell, this is his ‘behind the scenes’ look at the production.


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No Witnesses
Drama
2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Er1Fa3PTI
A jogger ends up in a nightmare of murder.


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One Evening
Drama
2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRouHunsSz0
A married couple investigate new relationships.


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Our Darling Daughter
Drama
1963
https://vimeo.com/101753072

The story was a serious one: it was to symbolize the rebellion of a grossly over-protected daughter against the parents.


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Our Good Neighbours
Documentary
1954
https://vimeo.com/100970659

The War was still only nine years into history and Civil Defence and the possibilities of atomic warfare were very much in people's minds. How would Bristol Civil Defence cope with the aftermath of an attack?

Awarded FOUR STARS in the 1955 TEN BEST COMPETITION
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Past, present and hopefully a future for Ashton Court Mansion
Documentary
2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIToAV903bc
A guided tour of Bristol's favourite neglected stately home.


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Picnic
Drama
1969
https://vimeo.com/168540764

A peaceful family outing in the country is brought to an end when the youngest daughter goes missing.


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Pill '95
Documentary
1995


A day at Pill Regatta.


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Planets
Documentary
1999
https://vimeo.com/100919665

The video features an eccentric professor who travels across England and South Wales from Greenwich to Cardiff using various land marks and towns to represent the planets' distance from the sun.


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Polling Station
Drama
2020
https://vimeo.com/514323397

A look inside the heart of the electorate.


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Promotional Video
Publicity
2011
https://vimeo.com/85943803

A 60 seconds promotional video made up from a series of clips from our 75 year old archive. Cut to music.


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Prostocks
Documentary
2019
https://vimeo.com/379801061

A visit to the Formula Prostocks Motorcycle Racing Club.


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Pursuit
Drama
1978
https://vimeo.com/181952516

A fast-paced chase sequence around the streets of Bristol and the old warehouse district. Moral: Leave the cat basket at home!


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Rattle Snake
Comedy
1984
https://vimeo.com/100922151

A club exercise in drama.


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Requiem for Caffeine
Drama
2015
https://vimeo.com/168167313

An addiction recovery group of middle-aged ladies discuss their issues in their weekly meeting. They have all hit rock bottom after their lives have been hijacked by their crippling substance dependence upon...tea.


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Ron: In his own words
Documentary
2010
https://vimeo.com/120279464

In 2002 Ron Elson recalled his early days and long association with Bristol Cine Society (later to become Bristol Film and Video Society) for a documentary about the club.


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Scrapbook '63
Documentary
1963
https://vimeo.com/88105048

A record of the events that took place in and around Bristol during 1963 starting with heavy snow and ending with the closure of the Embassy cinema in Clifton.


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Scrapbook ‘84
Documentary
1984
https://vimeo.com/100922151

Long time club member Peter Heaven guides you through a look at the City of Bristol in 1984 and some of the events that took place in that year.


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Shock
Drama
1961

https://youtu.be/hsP2CAW8Xk0
A black and white film about a young mother and her child.


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Show Reel
Publicity
2018
https://vimeo.com/281875165

A one minute show reel created by Neal Tucker for Bristol Film and Video Society


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Situation
Drama
2020
https://vimeo.com/394789870

When called to action, will the last man standing make it in time?


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Six Days Shalt Thou Labour
Comedy
1959


A comedy of mishaps.


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Six Sins
Comedy
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc6ZpKvtbuE
Six sins or less? Take care when checking out!


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Skodaman
Drama
1992
https://vimeo.com/101792095

An 'anoraky' camper sees something very suspicious going on at a seaside quay. The smugglers give chase.


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Some Like it Hot
Drama
2019
https://vimeo.com/379801608
https://www.youtube.com/@BFVSvideos/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shelf_id=0
A woman waits for her man but what will he bring?


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Songs of Praise
Documentary
1997


The record of a special service at Dundry Parish Church.


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Sonny’s Song
Drama
1999
https://vimeo.com/101719202

'This is a well acted and gentle story with good photography, a natural, nicely written script, and good use of location' - Guernsey Lily International Film and Video Festival - 2000


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SoundOmatic XL
Comedy
1979
https://vimeo.com/172430588

We invent a revolutionary new cine camera that doesn't use film and creates its own sounds. Watch as we do field trials on this amazing breakthrough in camera design.


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Sounds in a Propriate (Super Chopper)
Comedy
1976
https://vimeo.com/170465869

We set out to make a film with all the WRONG music. The result? Tree surgeons that fly and Peter falls in love .


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St Andrews Church - Our Refurbishment Story
Documentary
2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_wB4Msxm2w
The history of St Andrew's church in Bristol, UK, and the story of its refurbishment.


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Stretching with Shakespeare
Comedy
1999
https://vimeo.com/101795237

Made at a time when the video market was awash with celebrity fitness videos, 'Stretching with Shakespeare' was written by, and starred local actor, Geoff Salter.


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Summer Changes
Drama
1979
https://vimeo.com/108056062

A period piece set in the 'twenties and tells of the changes in relationship between a young man and the two people closest to him, his father and his girl friend.

Awarded FOUR STARS at the 1979 TEN BEST COMPETITION.
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Sunday June 23rd 1985
Drama
1985

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsNFfrKZqkM
A homage to Hitchcock filmed on a Bristol Cine society outing to Kew Gardens.


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Surprise Appointment
Drama
None
https://vimeo.com/105340861

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


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Take a Letter
Comedy
1970


A Club Promo.


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Tell them I came
Drama
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLXS8Vp9HOI
Inspired by a poem by Walter de la Mare. A young motorcyclist keeps her word.


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Tell Them I Came - VFX Tutorial
Documentary
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZzTGR96meU
A VFX tutorial by Larry Hall for the short poetic film Tell Them I Came.


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Terminal Moves
Drama
1985
https://vimeo.com/101491837

A married business man is having an affair. Blackmail is the order of the day in a drama played straight and to the point.


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The Ad Break
Drama
2019
https://vimeo.com/379799421

A selection of films trying to sell you stuff. Buyer beware!


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The Beavers Break Through
Documentary
1963
https://vimeo.com/486435479

On a Saturday in November 1962 a band of intrepid explorers climbed up the steep side of Mendip's Burrington Coombe in order to explore two caves - Goatchurch Cavern and East Twin Swallet. They were not regular cavers nor were they foolhardy novices: this party was from Bristol Cine Society. They were accompanied by an expert caver to act as guide, Dave Newman. This was a reconnaissance for a future film. Not one actually got stuck, though two of the larger members of the party were unable to get through a narrow slit in Goatchurch. They were in search of locations for the next Scout film, written by Philip Grosset and which contained a caving sequence. The year 1962 went out under a thick blanket of snow which began falling on the evening or Boxing Day. The worst blizzards for many years followed and the temperature dropped to something like Siberian figures, The BCS New Year party was, like a lot of other things, postponed and later cancelled because the great freeze brought power

Awarded the 21st TROPHY at the 1963 SCOTTISH AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL.
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The Big Bang
Drama
1990
https://vimeo.com/101160253

A terrorist drama set in the City. The stockmarkets are rocked when a business tycoon is murdered.


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The Big Flap
Comedy
1970
https://vimeo.com/101512298

Taking off is easy - it's the landing that's the problem!


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The Big Picture
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/125196700

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


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The Bird Book
Drama
1956
https://vimeo.com/483579165

Another scout film.


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The Busy Body
Drama
2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weZFXlvfhaE
The life of crime is difficult.


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The Caretaker
Comedy
2021

https://vimeo.com/678642692
"He's such a caring boy ..."


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The Chameleon
Drama
1970


A silent film inspired by "The Day of the Jackal"


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The Dong
Drama
1970
https://vimeo.com/108053523

Based on Edward Lear’s nonsense poem, THE DONG WITH THE LUMINOUS NOSE.

Won a coveted award as one of the TEN BEST FILMS of 1970 and a DRAGON TROPHY at the 1970 WELSH SEVEN COMPETITION.
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The Guy
Drama
1961


A child falls in love with a 5th November Guy.


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The House
Drama
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2hc7Rsbxpo
An elderly man's thoughts turn to his past life after his wife has passed on. He returns to a mysterious house that holds particular significance for him, only to fall under the influence of its malevolent history.


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The Java Jive
Drama
2003
https://vimeo.com/808849196

The year specified is estimated


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The Killer
Drama
2007

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8z1NBYaSXg
An assassin takes aim. (Shot as a club evening filming exercise by three film units)


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The Killing
Drama
2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDDybDjm_oA
A film noir homage? (Made as a 'Mini Epic' project)


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The Lady Beautiful
Drama
1960
https://vimeo.com/101159026

A party from the club visited the National Film Theatre in March 1961 to see the first public showing of the Top 8 of 1960 - a competition which ran for some years for 8mm films only. One of the eight was The Lady Beautiful, made the previous year. The film was described as a "weirdie" with Vivienne Durand as the witch without a broomstick. It was directed by Fred Lorenz with R.J.Byles and John Bennett as cameramen. Fred collected the award for the best photography from Alex MacIntosh. An 8 mm titling and editing kit was presented to the club. For the first time in this country an 8 mm film was seen on a 17 ft. 6" by 12 ft. 6" screen. This, we were told, is a magnification of 1,500,000 times; and the result was said to be quite acceptable to the audience of a thousand. (Not that a thousand can be packed into the NFT at any one time). In 1961 a film of the making of The Lady Beautiful was shown to the club with the title Look at the Lady and this is notable chiefly for the fact that

One of the TOP 8 of 1960
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The Last Bus
Drama
1961
https://vimeo.com/168540764

A young man visits the cinema and dreams of several alternative endings to the film with chaotic results.


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The Last Year
Documentary
1988
https://vimeo.com/108050798

The club's final year at Charlotte Street.


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The Making of Skodaman
Documentary
1992


'Skodaman' behind the scenes.


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The making of The Wigan Girls
Documentary
2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRBm7XWH4zE
Behind the Scenes of putting on a large scale community Theatre Production.


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The man who wasn't there
Drama
2011


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.


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The Monks of Prinknash
Documentary
1970
https://vimeo.com/128271319

The Abbot of the Benedictine monastery near Gloucester gave the unit complete access to all aspects of their life. The result is a fascinating insight into their community.


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The Nautical Novice
Comedy
1981
https://vimeo.com/171221499

A comedy depicting the misadventures of an inept weekend sailor. "A nicely contrived production with some genuinely amusing sequences".

Wins the RANDALL COX COMEDY AWARD at the WELSH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
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The Nautical Novice - Making of
Documentary
1981
https://vimeo.com/171294626

Gaffs and Outakes


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The New Room (Long)
Documentary
2018
https://vimeo.com/297088163

In the Broadmead area of the City of Bristol, is the world's oldest Methodist chapel. This video was made for the trustees and will be used to increase awareness of this internationally important building.


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The New Room (Short)
Documentary
2003
https://vimeo.com/297086955

In the Broadmead area of the City of Bristol, is the world's oldest Methodist chapel. This video was made for the trustees and will be used to increase awareness of this internationally important building.


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The New Room - the world's oldest Methodist chapel
Drama
2003

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn7YYBigxek
In the Broadmead area of the City of Bristol, is the world's oldest Methodist chapel. This video was made for the trustees and will be used to increase awareness of this internationally important building. There is a sound issue on this copy of the film. We are endeavouring to obtain another copy.


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The Odd Job
Comedy
1977
https://vimeo.com/170674460

A comedy involving two odd-job men and their efforts to take a couple of tailor's dummies from one place to another.


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The Other Side of the Play
Documentary
2002

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWyPMxbQPgs
Behind the scenes look at the making of St Paul's Players production of 'The Other Side of the Sky'.


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The Other Side of the Sky
Drama
2002


At the request of Bristol drama group, St Paul's Players we recorded a performance of their play. It's Science fiction goings-on between another planet (Astrilon) and Earth.


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The Pendant
Drama
1995


A man has a supernatural encounter.


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The Pink Ballerina Affair
Drama
1990
https://vimeo.com/101494234

Private detectives, drugs and a small dog. There's plenty of action, and a few laughs before justice is out.


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The Red Scarf
Drama
1956


A drama set in Bristol and the coast.


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The Same Time Next Week
Drama
1998
https://vimeo.com/87981271

Written for and featuring John Stevens this video drew many prestigious awards when it was completed in 1998.


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The Showmen
Documentary
1970
https://vimeo.com/101792816

In an interview with Showman Henry Rogers, "We carried it all in for 17 shillings!" An affectionate look at one of the last showmen families.


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The Siege of Charlotte Street
Comedy
1980


A club-night filming exercise.


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The Treasure Hunters
Drama
2007

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K3ZaNyD9d4
Three treasure hunters make a discovery.


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The Truth of 1066
Animation
1966

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9ea4K1jyWU
Tells the "true" story of 1066. A stop motion animation of plasticine figures made year before Aardman. Made by Kennel films (a sub-group of Bristol Cine Society). The exact date of making is uncertain, but probably 1966.


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The Twitcher
Comedy
2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LVg4iFM8-8
Take a care when looking for rare birds....


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The University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Documentary
2004
https://vimeo.com/438945058




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The Wee Italian Jobbie
Drama
2019
https://vimeo.com/379801424

A homage to the Italian Job.


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The Wigan Girls
Drama
2009


A video recording of a musical play, which Arts and Community in Thornbury (ACT) put on as a Community Production over 4 nights during July 2009 in Thornbury Leisure Centre, Bristol.


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Theme in Movement
Drama
1972


A "demonstration item" performed by the South Bristol Technical College Leaders Keep Fit Class. We are invited to film it so that they can use it as a teaching aid.


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Thicker than Water
Drama
2016
https://vimeo.com/170473135

An elderly lady in the early stages of Alzheimer’s is both coping and not coping with everyday life..


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Tide and Time
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/125379685

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


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Tim Smart Montage
Compilation
2020
https://vimeo.com/439980848

A montage of clips showing Tim Smart performing in a variety of BFVS films. This film was made to accompany him being awarded The Mike Wertheim Trophy. This is awarded by the committee to a member whom they consider has contributed outstanding service to and for the club over many years.


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Time and Tide
Documentary
1989
https://vimeo.com/128507053

A polished production on the history of the Bristol Floating Harbour and River Avon. Captures the demolition of the bonded warehouse.


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To Have and To Hold
Drama
1957
https://vimeo.com/89778038

The light-hearted story of a male agony aunt.

Judged to be one of the Ten Best amateur films of 1958. "… impressed by its slickness, pace and smoothness, qualities usually lacking in amateur films".
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Tomorrow has been Cancelled
Drama
1972
https://vimeo.com/101512297
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5XHzFw01jM
When 'electronic' music was becoming popular (synthesisers, musique concrète) this is one man's visual interpretation of the new sound. No hidden messages or obscure meanings - just creative imagination.


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Trash
Drama
2009
https://vimeo.com/387850866

A man hoping for some peace and quiet on a park bench watches in horror when a girl drops a crisp packet. Luckily, he's come prepared.


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Twelve Noon
Drama
1962

https://youtu.be/CXlgSliMmdo
Film Noir made in Black and White. A robbery heist with plenty of suspense supported by a nice jazz sound track. This film was lost and not rediscovered in Bristol archives until 2024. A short heist movie with a twist. Produced, directed by, and starring the chairman of the Bristol Cine Society.


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Twinkle Twinkle
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/262355350

A bitter chase for a valuable package. A reinterpretation of the Kennel Films production 'Pursuit' 1978.


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Uncertain Proof - Making Of
Documentary
2011
https://vimeo.com/333719815

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 being killed in Berkeley Castle, he in fact, escaped.


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Uncertain Proof - Original Version
Drama
2016
https://vimeo.com/333719058

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 being killed in Berkeley Castle, he in fact, escaped.


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Uncertain Proof - Revised Edit 2018
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/335094374

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


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Uncertain Proof - The Writing of
Documentary
2011
https://vimeo.com/335096905

An interview with the writer, Tony Ford. Tony describes the origins of the story and how he wrote the film script.


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Uncertain Proof - Trailer
Drama
2011
https://vimeo.com/335098145

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.


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Unlocking SS Great Britain
Documentary
2014
https://vimeo.com/125379703

The eventful maiden voyage of the SS Great Britain.


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Vampire Series - Fang Club for Stakeholders
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/262349344




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Vampire Series - The Last Vampire Hunters
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/262349868

A short sequence was shot in the BFVS club room on 2nd January 2018. Five editors were then invited to create their own film from the same raw footage.


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Vampire Series - The Vampire and the Rose
Drama
2018


A short sequence was shot in the BFVS club room on 2nd January 2018. Five editors were then invited to create their own film from the same raw footage. A short sequence was shot in the BFVS club room on 2nd January 2018. Five editors were then invited to create their own film from the same raw footage.


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Vampire Series - Vampire
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/262379390

A short sequence was shot in the BFVS club room on 2nd January 2018. Five editors were then invited to create their own film from the same raw footage. A short sequence was shot in the BFVS club room on 2nd January 2018. Five editors were then invited to create their own film from the same raw footage.


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Vampire Series - Vampire Hunters for Dinner
Drama
2018
https://vimeo.com/262369747

A short sequence was shot in the BFVS club room on 2nd January 2018. Five editors were then invited to create their own film from the same raw footage.


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Vengeance for Markov - Edit 1
Drama
2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy0wHrhGT0Y
A Russian assassin is on the trail of a defector. The first of two alternative edits of this film.


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Vengeance for Markov - Edit 2
Drama
2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j044qmfX0p0
A Russian assassin is on the trail of a defector. The second of two alternative edits of this film.


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Venturer '61
Documentary
1961
https://vimeo.com/483200766

The Boys Scouts Association held a Venturer camp for Senior Scouts and Rovers at Torbay during May 1961 and they wanted us to film it.

Awarded FOUR STARS in the 1961 TEN BEST COMPETITION.
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Vernon’s Permutation
Comedy
2005
https://vimeo.com/100948576

Did you know Shakespeare was a woman? An ageing Shakespearian actor is forced to reconsider his Destiny, the Meaning of Life and Everything.


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Water Festival '72
Documentary
1972


We are invited to film the Bristol Water Festival for the the South West branch of the Inland Waterways Association. The result is a 20 minute record for posterity.


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Welcome to the Dignitas Hotel
Drama
2013
https://vimeo.com/258476503

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


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Western Gateway
Documentary
1956
https://vimeo.com/161372796

A film that has been used many times in many Bristol schools over the years. It tells the story of the growth of the city of Bristol from the earliest times.

Won a GOLD STAR AWARD at the 1956 TEN BEST COMPETITION
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What is a Decibel ?
Documentary
2016
https://vimeo.com/168175421

An instructional video by Bristol Film and Video Society member Patrick de Landre-Grogan


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When this Man Dies
Drama
2008
https://vimeo.com/100955270




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Why is America called America?
Documentary
2018
https://vimeo.com/259018355

Made in 2018: An investigation into the naming of a Continent.


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Wigan Girls
Documentary
2009
https://vimeo.com/803804640

Behind the Scenes of putting on a large scale community Theatre Production


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William Friese-Greene Death Centenary
Documentary
2021
https://vimeo.com/565521823

On May 5th 2021, Bristol City Council marked the centenary of the death of motion picture pioneer, William Friese-Greene next to the plaque which had originally been erected to celebrate the centenary of his birth on the house where he was born. After the house was demolished the plaque was moved to its present location on the rear wall of City hall. The Bristol Amateur Cine Society’s film of the original plaque unveiling can be watched at https://www.bristolvideo.org.uk/1950's.html


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Yellow Pages Ad
Drama
2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovA-jvDc8UM
An advert for Yellow Pages


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Yoga with Joy
Documentary
1976


"Find a quiet retreat for the practice of yoga, sheltered from the wind, level and clean, free from rubbish, smoldering fires and ugliness, and where the sound of waters and the beauty of the place help thought and contemplation." Made in 1976 for Joy Burling, a local Yoga teacher.


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You Call Yourselves Scouts
Drama
1954
https://vimeo.com/483161420

Acted by the 1st Saltford Scout Troop, two scouts catch an apple thief and so clear themselves of suspicion.

Awarded a TEN BEST TROPHY in the 1954 TEN BEST COMPETITION
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