Cheltenham Film Society was founded in 1945 and currently has more than 550 members. Every year between September and April we show films from around the world, subtitled when necessary, but also independent films in English that you will probably not have had the chance to see in commercial cinemas.
The object of the society is “to advance the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the arts, particularly the art of film and allied visual techniques”. To this end, the society has the power to “promote the study and appreciation of films by means of lectures, discussions and exhibitions”. The full constitution is available to view or download here.
The society is run by a committee of up to 12 members, elected at the AGM at the beginning of each season. We are always looking for help with the society’s organisation and activities.
- Michael Bourne (chair)
- Chris Keeling (secretary)
- David Clarke (membership secretary)
- Danielle Clarke (artwork and print production)
- Stephen Ilott (film expert)
- Andrew Holt (film programming)
- John Morrish (public relations/website)
- Steve Smith (treasurer)
- Pam Smith (film booking)
- Andrew Freeman
- Vivek Shinde
- Pamela Weaver
Occasionally the CFS Committee puts together a newsletter with information about the Society’s activities and about film culture more generally. One old edition is available as a PDF.