The University of Surrey Film Society was founded in 2017 by Surrey students Reuben HM, Zander Archer, Alex Watts and George Hudson-Chang.
Since then, we've held 84 different events including film screenings, midnight openings and social events like bar crawls. We hope you'll join us at our next event!
To inspire in others an appreciation of film not only as a mechanism for storytelling, but also as a way to connect with the characters on the screen—fictional or otherwise—over our shared emotions, aspirations and circumstances to discover an affinity to those who are different from us, to hold up a mirror to our own shortcomings, or to inspire us to achieve that which, at times, may seem just out of our reach.
When and where do you meet?We have screenings most Sunday and Tuesday evenings during term-time. Typically we start the film at around 7:30 PM, but we ask that you try to arrive 10 minutes prior to ensure that the film isn't interrupted by late arrivals. Our usual venue is 03 MS 01 (the big lecture theatre in the Rik Medlik building). Please be advised that the time and venue may differ on occasion, so you should always check the event details on our website or Facebook page.
Do I need to be a member to attend screenings?Yes, but membership is free. To become a member: ❶ go the Student's Union Get a Membership page, ❷ select "Film Soc" from the list on the left, ❸ click the ">" button and ❹ click "Pay". (The button is labeled "Pay" but you will not be charged.)
I am having trouble signing up as a member on the Students' Union website. Can you help me?Sure! Come 20 minutes early to one of our screenings and we'll help you get signed up. You'l need your university email address (in the format firstname.lastname@example.org) and password.
Do I have to be a University of Surrey student to come to a screening?As long as you are accompanied by a University of Surrey student, you are welcome to join us.
Is there a group chat for members?
Yes, we have a WhatsApp group chat which you are free to join at any time. We hope it will be a good way to connect with other FilmSoc members.