We made one award this season, to Alexander Rossi for the short film "Being Roberto". This film was shot on location in Italy and filming was completed just as the COVID-19 pandemic reached Italy. Production was inevitably hampered by the subsequent lockdowns in the UK and Italy but has now been completed.
This film was streamed to members in April and we hope to show it at a Borough Hall screening in the 2021-22 season.
We aim to promote the understanding and enjoyment of the art of classic and contemporary film of all genres and, as such, enhance the arts and cultural provision of the community. This is currently achieved through screenings, talks and discussion. The Society seeks to support film-making and other film based initiatives by new entrants to the field of film production and engagement. Providing grants to support such projects is a further way for the Society to achieve this in collaboration with local groups for mutual benefit.
The GFS Awards programme is now closed; we will decide when to reopen it in the light of the COVID-19 situation as this devleopes.