This mosaic shows our favourite films from ten previous Seasons: from 2017 (top left) to 2008 (bottom right).

We are gradually adding to the list of our previous Seasons onto this website. Check the Archive tab for details.

Chiltern Film Society – independent films on your doorstep

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

The Chiltern Film Society is run by a committee of volunteers and was founded in 1969. We are proud to say that our 2020–2021 season is our 52nd and we are still growing! Once chosen, our programme of films are then booked and shown by the Elgiva as part of their public screenings, with guaranteed admission for Chiltern Film Society members for the 1.30pm or 8pm showings.

Members receive programme notes and a voting slip for feedback. These voting slips form our ‘members’ ratings’ for each film.

Non-members may also attend Chiltern Film Society screenings at the full theatre price, depending on availability. For non-member ticket queries please contact The Elgiva direct.


Venue: Elgiva Theatre, Chesham

Committee for 2020–21 season


  • Paul Vates, Chairman
  • Andy Burrows, Treasurer
  • Mary Burgess, Membership Secretary
  • Mike Daniels
  • John Graves
  • Claire Bull
  • Ruth Juett
  • Claire Llewellyn
  • Chris Marsh
  • David Turner
  • Phil Chamberlain
  • Steph Chamberlain
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