Programme 2024

Tuesday January 2nd - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton.

Filming a short film “Decisions, decisions”.

This will be a green-screen evening filming the live action for the later addition of the CGI location. 

Tuesday January 9th - Zoom meeting

‘Interesting Films’ with Larry Hall

Tuesday January 23rd - Pub meeting - The Eastfield, Henleaze

Discussing new film scripts.

Tuesday February 6th - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton.

Dramatic lighting.

Tuesday February 20th - Zoom meeting

  • AGM
  • Premiere of latest film made by Merlin Goldman using a mobile phone.

Tuesday March 5th - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton.

Read-through of scripts for possible club productions.

We will have actors reading through a number of scripts of short films that have been proposed as club productions.

Tuesday March 19th - Zoom meeting

Reviewing and analysing a recent club production. What did we do right? What did we do wrong? What can we learn for the future?

Date and venue to be announced !!!

During the course of the year there will be a prestigious event, held in a professional cinema, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Society.

Tuesday April 2nd - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton

Acting for films

Tuesday April 16th - Zoom meeting

Guest speaker – Wildlife filming.

Tuesday May 7th - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton

Planning for the Mini Epics (when we divide into small groups to shoot short films)

Tuesday May 21st - Location visit / Pub

Location visit to plan a summer evening shoot, followed by a pub discussion 

Date and venue to be announced !!!

 During the course of the year there will be an Experiment Day. A full Saturday, when we experiment with new and perhaps wacky ideas and approaches to filmmaking.

Tuesday June 4th - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton

 Shooting the Mini Epics.

Tuesday June 18th - Filming on location / Pub

 Filming the project planned on 21st May followed by post-mortem in pub.

Tuesday July 2nd - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton

 How to direct, a practical evening.

Tuesday July 16th - Filming on location / Pub

We do some practical directing following on from the last meeting.

Tuesday August 6th - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton

Hands on Filmmaking – we shoot a short film(s) in and around the clubroom.

Tuesday August 20th - Zoom meeting

 The comedy film. How to do it, not to do it. What can we learn from our past efforts?

Tuesday September 3rd - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton

 Kit – We show each other and demonstrate interesting kit.

Tuesday September 17th - Zoom meeting

Guest speaker.

Tuesday October 1st - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton

 We film a musical!

Tuesday October 15th - Zoom meeting

Annual Trophy or Festival of Member’s Films.

Tuesday November 5th - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton

Recording a musician and / or a singer. How to do it, do you need a special microphone? how to you separate a voice from an instrument etc.

Tuesday November 19th - Zoom meeting

Treasures from the archives – In our 90th year – BFVS films of earlier years – the costume films and their making.

Tuesday December 3rd - At St. Andrew's Church, Filton

Heading towards the Christmas season, a light hearted, film related quiz in the clubroom.

Tuesday December 17th - Zoom meeting

Grand Premiere of Club productions.