St Dunstans Hall Film Society

Affiliated with Federation of Victorian of Film Societies FVFS

This not-for-profit film society will provide a congenial environment where members of the community can meet on a regular basis: to view films often lesser known yet critically acclaimed, that will be conducive to discussion and social interaction, have people join as members, and much more.

Download Programme 2014-15 New program coming soon

Aim of Society:

  • to present members’ choice of films in a comfortable cinematic environment, regardless of the medium, that ensures the screenings are social events and promote interaction between members and with the local community;
  • to encourage interest in film as an art form and as a medium of information and education by means of the exhibition of a wide range of quality cinema selected from all countries and all genres and;
  • to promote the study, discussion of and appreciation of film by means of lectures, discussions, exhibitions and publications.

Type of Films:

  • It is intended to screen films that are cinematic but not necessarily ‘box office’ and will not include films that involve extreme violence or pornography. They may be only a few years old or very old and may even be black / white.
  • Films will be proposed by members and lists added to where necessary from lists compiled by other societies so that for a 12 month period members will have the option of voting for, up to a maximum of 10, the films they would like to see during the next 12 months. The most popular selections are those most likely to be screened.

Source of films:

  • Films can be those owned by members, owned by the Society or borrowed from organisations that lend films
  • Because we are a non-theatrical society we are able to screen films from the Non-theatrical Loans Catalogue at the National Film and Sound Archives in Canberra

Notes have been compiled to answer some questions from members and potential members.

Committee

A committee of management was elected at AGM, 11 March 2015 comprising
Chair: Drusilla Green; Treasurer: Ethne Green; Secretary: Robyn Machin; Programme: Trish Delahey, Judy Wills, Janine Palmer.