Tullynessle Hall Film Club


The film club is a non-profit making organisation set up with funding from the UK Film Council and is a member of the British Federation of Film Societies. We exist to promote a wide range of films including mainstream fare, foreign titles and short/documentary films.

Films are shown on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm). Bring your own bottle/refreshments, though tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Admission is £5 at the door. Season membership  (£36) entitles you to admission to all 12 films plus access to our now extensive library of DVDs.


The 2019-20 season has now finished


And now for next Season...

Film selection for the next (2020-2021) season was scheduled to follow on from the AGM on Thursday 14th May. The AGM will now be delayed due to the Government restrictions related to the COVID-19 crisis. However we will be pushing on with the film selection process for next season so that a programme can be planned to get underway as scheduled in October. We have now received a wide selection of film suggestions - and for that thanks to everyone who has contributed. The next phase, to follow shortly, will be a selection process which will, of necessity, be different this year. A complete list of suggested films and a voting form will be sent out to anyone who would like to be involved (please let us know if you would like to take part). We are looking for 16 films to form a shortlist for final selection, so we would like you to rank your top 16 from the list by assigning 16 points to your first chaoice, 15 points to your second choice, etc. down to 1 point for your final choice. Votes will be collated for each film and the resulting ranking will be used to select the prefered 16 films that fit our usual objectives for a mixed and balanced programme for the season. (See below). Once this phase is complete we will chack DVD and license availability before the committee finallises the programme for 2020-2021. The final programme will hopefully appear below some time in July.




For full details of next season's programme see below in July
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Our Objectives:

The aim of the Film Club is to encourage audiences to enjoy films that might not normally be available in main cinemas.  Consequently our objective is  to provide a range of films in the annual programme including independent British and Foreign films, Documentaries, Animations, Short films and ‘Golden Oldies’ (a chance to revisit some classics of the past) - although we also like to include 2 – 3 interesting mainstream films.

Where we get our ideas from:

We like to encourage all film-goers, club members and non-members alike, to contribute to the film selection procedure.  Therefore towards the end of the Film Club season we begin the process of producing the programme for the next season by asking all in our audiences for film suggestions which meet the range of criteria described above.  

At the AGM, to which everyone is invited to attend, after the official business is completed there is a discussion of all the suggested films in order to produce a shortlist of 16. The content of the shortlist will reflect as many as possible of the categories that we like to include.

Why suggested films may not be selected:

i)    We’ve shown the film before (becoming more frequent as the club grows older!)

ii)    There are more suggested films in a particular category or of a particular type than we have room for in the programme (in particular we may favour films from foreign countries that we haven’t featured for a while)

iii)    We wish to maintain a variety and balance of different types of films  within the programme

iv)    We are unable to obtain a license or DVD to show the film

In doing so we recognise that, in achieving this balance, many good film suggestions may not be included at this time – but they are held in reserve possibly to be included in future programmes.

The final programme:

Subsequently the committee checks the license and DVD availability of the 16 films in the shortlist before making the final choice of 12 to produce a varied and balanced programme in line with our stated objective.


What information do we retain and how do we use it? The only personal data we keep are your name and e-mail address. The sole purpose of the use of your personal data is to send out e-mails to keep you informed with news and information about the Club’s activities, and relevant news and information relating to our host venue (Tullynessle and Forbes Hall)

Why do we use your personal data? We use your name and e-mail address because you have specifically requested to be included on our information e-mail list.

Who has access to your personal data? Your personal data will only be accessed by a restricted number of Club committee members who have access to the Club e-mail system. It will not be shared with or passed on to third parties.

How do we protect your data? The Club has implemented controls to ensure your data are not misused or disclosed. Data are only accessed by authorised members of the committee through a password-protected e-mail system.

How long do we keep your data? We will only retain and use your personal data for as long as you wish to continue to receive information about the Club.

Your rights. You have the right to check the details that we retain of your personal data; to change any of the details of your personal data; and to have your personal data removed from our system at any time. To exercise these rights please contact the Club at tullynesslehallfilmclub@gmail.com.


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