About us

The ‘winners’ of each of last 10 seasons, from 2017 (top left), back to 2008 (bottom right).

We are gradually adding our list of the past seasons and scores to this website.

Chiltern Film Society – for independent films on your doorstep

We run a season of 15 international independent films, shown on selected Wednesdays at 8pm, September to May, at The Elgiva Theatre, Chesham.

Chiltern Film Society is currently run by a committee of volunteers and was founded in 1969. We choose our programme of films which are then booked and shown by the Elgiva as part of their public screenings, with guaranteed admission for Chiltern Film Society members for the 8pm showing.

Members receive programme notes and a voting slip on signing in for each film. These votes form our 'members' ratings' for each film.

Non-members may also attend Chiltern Film Society films at the full price at 8pm depending on availability. For non-member ticket queries please contact The Elgiva. (Please note that the 1pm screening of each film are not included in CFS membership)

49th Season

Our 49th Season, running 6 September 2017 – 9 May 2018, offers a wide-ranging programme of 15 films. See our programme for details.

Committee for 2017-18 season

As elected at the AGM held on 10th May 2017.

  • Paul Vates, Chair
  • Andy Burrows, Treasurer
  • Sigrid Poole, Membership Secretary
  • Mary Burgess
  • Mike Daniels
  • Jon Foster
  • John Graves
  • Sarah Helm
  • Ruth Juett
  • Claire Llewellyn
  • Chris Marsh, Plucky comic relief
  • Tony Renwick
  • Michael Rowan
  • Jon Wallis, past Chair
  • Amanda Carroll , Design/publicity/web support (former committee member)