GOOD THANKS, YOU?

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

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