Film Society's plans for the year

Film sub-editor and Film Society big-wig Steven Ross takes us through the plans for the society for the upcoming year.

Steven Ross
9th October 2019
Image: Steven Ross
Newcastle University has had a Film Society for the last 5 years for any students interested in watching or making films. The society runs weekly film nights every Monday at 6.30PM in the BSTC.

The films shown cross a wide range of genres, from classic comedies like The Breakfast Club to lesser known hidden gems like the psychological thriller The Prestige and cheesy American Rom-Coms such as 10 Things I Hate About You. Following large turnouts for the semesterly film quizzes that were run last year, Film-Soc plans to host a film trivia quiz every month. If you’re keen to put your film fanaticism to the test and try to win some prizes, then these are definitely worth attending. Furthermore, the winners of each month’s quiz will be invited back to a champion of champions quiz at the end of the academic year.

"Any students who want to get involved in writing or helping to produce a film will be provided with the expertise and equipment to do so."

On the production side of the society, there are production workshops and screenwriting courses being held across the year with a view to making screenplays into films too. Therefore, any students who want to get involved in writing or helping to produce a film will be provided with the expertise and equipment to do so. Furthermore, the society is hoping to establish a student film festival in 2020, to showcase different forms of student cinema from universities across the UK. This would provide a meeting ground for avid filmmakers to network with other likeminded students and share ideas.

Aside from this, many other projects are in the works, including a Halloween night out, a much hoped for trip abroad (though with an eye on Brexit it is too soon to disclose a definitive destination), a society ball and several collaborative events to be co-hosted with other societies at the university.

The next Film-Soc screening will be Moana on 14th October and the next production event will be a production workshop on 20th October. To keep abreast of Film-Soc news and event locations, check out the Film-Soc Facebook page. Anyone interested in joining the society is welcome to come to their first event without paying membership.

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