Life Without Cinema

Sadly, the above shot shows our empty cinema. Life Without Cinema is a new tab on our website. Coronavirus has closed all cinemas including the Beaconsfield¬† Film Society’s and as a small offering to all those suffering from ‘good film deprivation’, the Film Selection Group will supply regular suggestions to help you overcome this quasiRead More

NFTS Graduate Showcase 2020

The above image shows students at editing work, a job that can make, or even break, a film. The graduate students of 2020 screened many outstanding works. To explain, each short film, 20-30 minutes, is made entirely by students from the different disciplines of 20 or more.  From script writing to editing, from film musicRead More

MARRIAGE STORY – our first Netflix feature

Cancelled for Coronavirus Health reasons.   After investing billions in it’s streaming service program, Netflix has lifted the ante considerably with the production of two exceptional films, THE TWO POPES (full details to follow, screening with us on 12th July) and MARRIAGE STORY (13th March). Both films attracted much critical acclaim. MARRIAGE STORY with LauraRead More

Classic Films heritage rescued through Re-mastering

By the 1980’s it became apparent that the worlds collections of motion picture heritage was at risk of becoming lost. Preservation of nitrate (flammable) stock was at risk and safety film, used as replacement, was beginning to be affected by a unique form of decay causing image fading. Re-mastering involves scanning each film digitally frameRead More

Nik Powell Scholarship Fund contribution

Nik Powell handed over the reins as Director of the NFTS a couple of years ago and sadly died in November aged 69. Under his management the school was transformed into one of the world’s top-rated establishments. Please have a look at https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/nov/11/nik-powell-obituary for full details of Nik’s life. Not mentioned is his essential involvementRead More

BFS London International Film Festival 2019

London’s cultural life has once again been enriched with 10 days of outstanding and diverse works from all over the world. We have seen record audiences and film makers from countries large and small offering work made with great skill, imagination and passion for scrutiny in competition by their peers. Over 300 works posed formidableRead More