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 a member to watch the films.

ATTENTION: We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our services! Please help us to buy a state of the art digital film Projector (DCP) for our future events. Please go to the link for support us:  PFS PORTSMOUTH LOTTERY

You can buy tickets for indoor events here:

INDOOR tickets Single: £6,  3 Pass Card: £12,  Yearly member: £40    Our indoor screenings are FREE to UoP students.  

SUNSET OUTDOOR CINEMA TICKETS: https://book.events/portsmouthfilmsociety

For I Am Only Human After All premiere at The New Theatre Royal click here.

Please complete our survey and win one passcard (3 film screenings) here:  PFS DEVELOPMENT SURVEY 

Our Next film screenings:
Venue:  Eldon Building, Screening rm 1.10  (first floor). 


Tuesday, 22nd May, 7.30pm
EMBRACE (2016)
Cert 12A  90 min

“Embrace” is an incredible documentary from Taryn Brumfitt, created following a successful Kickstarter campaign. It follows one woman’s journey to body happiness and fantastic interviews with other fascinating men and women. This is a film to share. This screening supported by The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries. The global issue of body image, associated negative stereotypes and what women can do to improve their physical and mental well-being is the focus of this documentary. Vie O’Portland who will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards. Vie Portland is a Body Positivity Coach and Body Image Movement Global Ambassador. She has been working with women and young people for several years, as individuals and in groups, encouraging them to see how wonderful they are.

Wednesday, 23rd May, 7.30pm
“SEED: The Untold Story”
90min Cert. TBC

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. Introduction talk from Dr Rocio Barrales. British Science Association and Wild Thymes supported this screening.

Thursday 24th 7.30pm
85 MIN Cert TBC
In Mandarin with English Subtitles

After drifting as a migrant worker in the city for a year, Maofu returns to his family bee farm in rural Northern China. Maofu brings along big ideas for marketing and honey sales. However, his father Lao Yu emphasizes a heartfelt connection with the bees which comes from generations of traditional beekeeping. The animals on the farm echo the emotional intensities of father and son, sometimes providing an unexpected comic relief. Supported by Friends of Cumberland House.