German Film - Winner of the Silver Bear at Berlin Film Festival Funny Movie from Argentina Film Festival Movie ILO ILO (Singapore Film) at Elmbridge Film Club American Film Birdman at Walton on Thames Cinema Club French film at Walton Playhouse in September
     

Membership of Walton and Weybridge Film Society

 
Programme Of Films at Walton & Weybridge Film Society  
   
Our seasons run from September to the following April or early May. Films are shown at roughly 3-weekly intervals on Wednesdays, commencing at 8pm. There is a small Christmas party after the nearest screening prior to Christmas, which is free to members and their guests.

Our membership fee for the year 2017/18 is 55 for a single member, 95 for joint membership for two persons.

Discounts of 2 single and 4 double are available for applications made before August 23rd.

Members book guests in advance with the Membership Secretary (contact details below), and pay 5 per guest on the door.

If you would like to join our Film Society, please print off this application form and follow the information contained within.

If you wish to contact our Membership Secretary, you can email our Membership Secretary at membership@wawfs.com

Please include in your email your name, address, and email address and phone number. If you are requesting joint membership, these details should be supplied for the joint member as well. The email address is only used for matters directly related to the Film Society such as last minute changes in screenings, membership renewal etc.

If membership is full, names go on a chronological waiting list, and people on the waiting list will be contacted as soon as membership spaces become available, usually late August/early September just before the next film season starts.

The committee meets from time to time to select the films to be shown. Members are encouraged to nominate films they would like considered for the programme. If you would like to nominate a film, please email our Chairman, Ken Wilson, on chairman@wawfs.com
 
   
TEA & BISCUITS AFTER FILMS  
   
Summer 2017 Newsletter to Members  
Dear Member  
I would have preferred this letter to have concentrated on matters other than financial but, as I mentioned during my address at the AGM, our resources are rapidly diminishing. If you would refer to the latest accounts (via our website at: www.wawfs.com) you will see that expenses have exceeded income over the last two years to such an extent that our reserves have virtually halved. If this situation continued, we would not be able to continue beyond the next two seasons. This would be a humbling end to one of the oldest film societies in the country.

The base cause is the significant drop in membership in our 2016/17 season practically one-third down on the preceding season. There have been no signs of dissatisfaction from members regarding our venue or selection of films shown reaction slips normally reveal enthusiasm in more than 70% of completed slips for our presentations. Our subscription rate appears to present no problem in fact it has been suggested [by a member!] that it is far too low! Our first step to stem future losses will be, therefore, to make the single membership fee for 2017/18 55 and the double 95, with the usual discounts for early application. Guest tickets will remain at 5. We are also proposing to run more raffles one at the opening film, one at Christmas and one at the AGM just before the end of the season.

We are hoping that we may be able to take advantage of Film Society licence rates for films we show, which could result in a significant cost saving, but the crying need is for restoration of the membership level to at least the 2015/16 level and, hopefully, to secure an even higher membership. We are widening our publicity efforts but word-of mouth by existing members is heartily recommended if each current member or couple could encourage just one person to join, added to the actions mentioned above, our deficit would disappear!

Our aim as a film society has always been to exhibit the best of international cinema, and the programme we are presenting for our 2017/18 season continues that tradition. There is a rich selection of dramas but not forgetting comedies, with several of our choices having won prestigious awards at film festivals around the world. Be there and bring a friend!


Kenneth Wilson
Chairman
01932 226386
 
   
 
 
 
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