Two for the Price of One

Celebrating the re-opening of the Beaconsfield Film Society and the 50th Anniversary of the National Film and TV School made for a very special evening. Following a glass of bubbly, a full house settled down in anticipation of a stimulating evening and, it can be said, no one left disappointed. Brief words from Dieter Shaw,Read More

Amazon buys James Bond studio MGM for $8.45bn

Streaming Wars intensify When, just over two years ago, Disney took over most of 20th Century Fox, a mega consolidation intensified with millions of us lining the pockets of the film streaming services during pandemic times.  Amazon and MGM have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which the tech giantRead More

Screening or Streaming?

Warner Bros 2nd Announcement Watching your favourite film…. In a cinema near you or on your TV or computer? The announcement by the AT&T  US communication behemoth and now also owner of  WarnerMedia, home of the Harry Potter franchise, Game of Thrones etc of its merger with the Discovery channel ‘to take on the StreamingRead More

Distribution Revolution

Interesting times. Warner Brothers have announced that its 2021 slate of new releases, including high profile films, will premiere on their streaming platform HBO Max. Having tried to revive the global box office with the theatrical release of Christopher Nolan’s TENET, they have found the results underwhelming and the new hybrid model of simultaneous streamingRead More

Helping young Film-makers

We have, over the years, raised funds for the NFTS student support fund, Here is a message from Laura Tunbridge (in blue) director of DRAGGED UP: Thank you so much for the additional support you all at the Beaconsfield Film Society have been able to offer Dragged Up. I cannot begin to tell you just howRead More


We are proud to announce GOOD THANKS, YOU? formerly called Dark is her Shadow. A film, written & directed by Molly Manning Walker, a graduate of our own  NFTS and supported by the BEACONSFIELD FILM SOCIETY, has been selected for the London Film Festival. Entered in the Best Short Film Category, the winner, decided byRead More

Streaming ‘Children of the Snowland’

EXCITING NEWS On Saturday 17th October CHILDREN OF THE SNOWLAND (PG) – Documentary will be available online exclusively for BFS members Come and Join Us from the comfort of your own home. Introduction by the director Zara Balfour at 7.30pm. Watch the film on your computer or TV at 8pm Discussion Forum 9.45pm Joining instructions willRead More

With much regret…

……with today’s 14,433 confirmed new covid-19 cases, set to double every week, our concerns about our patrons safety and well being  are paramount. Our worsening pandemic situation has also prompted HM Government to advise against all unnecessary activities. .Our response: We will delay opening and re-assess the situation in December.         

Virtual Film Festivals 2020

There will be little or no red carpet this year. At least not at Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca. More than 20 Film Festivals are forced to cancel because of coronavirus pandemic, with many, including our own London Film Festival, joining the web under the heading of WE ARE ONE, showcasing features, documentaries, music,Read More