Welcome to Portsmouth Film Society

Welcome to The Portsmouth Film Society’s website. The society shows the best in world cinema, documentary, independent film, animation and classic movies. Members and public see great films in a social environment, and meet and chat about movies with other film fans. PFS gives you the chance to watch great films that you might not otherwise get a chance to see. You do not have to be member to watch the films.

 Portsmouth Film Society CIC ( Community Interest Company)

Company Number: 10229238 (13th June 2016)


NEWS: Shorts Cut ’16 is open for submissions.

Short Cuts is a showcase for the best in local short films by all kinds of filmmakers, from keen enthusiasts to professionals. This year’s Shorts Cut is looking for entertaining , engaging and thought-provoking films in a range of genre, from animation to documentary, comedy to drama, up to a maximum length of 15 minutes.

For more information Click here!


Autumn Season is starting.

OUR SCREENINGS AT ELDON BUILDING RM. 1.10 and Wednesdays
SURVIVALIST_HS_0615___DSC9627.jpgWednesday, 28 September
THE SURVIVALIST (2016)  UK
Cert 18   104min   7.00pm.

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in the forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened. This is an outstanding example  for British independent film.

The Survivalist’ director Stephen Fingleton is coming to Portsmouth Film Society for the screening and Q+A. “The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015, where I met Robert De Niro (check my instagram for the photo). It won the Citizen Kane Award from the Sitges Film Festival, and I won the Douglas Hickox Award at the Moet BIFAs for Best Debut and an IFTA (the Rising Star award). The best review we had was from Time Out New York – five stars:  http://www.timeout.com/us/film/the-survivalist

PFS is pleased to show this film for the School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth.

Check out Joshua Rothkofp’s five star review from Time Out New York: “Already he [Fingleton] possesses something rarer, a Bressonian confidence in stripped-down images and the suggestive tension of literary sci-fi. His drama exists in a lushly green universe of ruined people trapped in the psychology of survival. You’ll leave completely rapt.”