Film database
Films from 1960 to 1969, ordered by year, title

A Helping Hand
Documentary
1960


Schools for children with physical and learning difficulties.

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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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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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Shock
Drama
1961

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

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The Guy
Drama
1961


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

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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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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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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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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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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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Mrs Grundy
Documentary
1963


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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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