PFS MISSION STATEMENT
TO USE ENGLISH AND INTERNATIONAL FILM AS A MEDIUM TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION AND ENCOURAGE BOTH FILM AND DIVERSITY APPRECIATION.
PFS AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
1. To encourage interest in film as a medium for public education, information and entertainment by means of the exhibition of films of artistic, cultural or informative character.
2. To advance the education of the public in the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of film.
3. To promote the study and appreciation of film by such means as presentations, lectures, discussions and exhibitions.
4. To bring people together to share experiences. We aim for uniting different cultures and breaking down social barriers.
5. To celebrate the diversity in community and show films for B.M.E. groups in the community.
Here is a brief page with information about the PFS team:
AYSEGUL EPENGIN- CHAIR/COORDINATOR
Founder of Portsmouth Film society, from 2009, and coordinator and programmer. She is a filmmaking tutor in the High Education. “I will continue to be an advocate and champion for cinema exhibition. My intention is to run a small part-time cinema in Portsmouth in the future, something which is severely lacking in this area. One day, I will work in consultancy for audience development projects throughout the country and internationally”.
CHRIS J. MARTIN- SECRETARY
Favourite film: The Searchers. Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) to Martin Pawley (Jeffery Hunter): ” ” That’ll be the day!”
Secretary of Portsmouth Film Society for past six years. Favourite film is The Searchers for John Wayne, John Ford and Max Steiner’s Wistful Score, and magnificent Vistas of the West. Also keen on art, particularly 20th century British, poetry, and folk music.
ALINA BUTU- TRESURER
This quote describes me definitely:
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right? You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.” The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
MARK DAWES -TRUSTEE
I joined the PFS team in this year. I am helping for PFS outdoor event management and social media as much as possible. I would like to support this group as much as in my capacity.
CECELIA YOUNG – TRUSTEE & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Favourite film. The Good Earth
Passion. Making a sad person laugh every day.
BILLY STEVENSON – TRUSTEE & EVENTS MANAGER
Billy co-ordinates our Sunset outdoor cinema events, contributes all year to our social media advertising, and undertakes filming projects to enter into competitions. “Watching a story from my head go into production, is both a fearful and exciting experience.”
SIMON KNIGHT -TRUSTEE
I have done a lot of things in my life and am older and more experienced than most around these parts I meet.
Have had a very varied some say colourful life and career. Have lived in Europe, the US, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
Speak good French, Spanish, reasonable Dutch and some Swedish.
MARK E.W. LEWIS -TRUSTEE
Local and international muralist / community activist/ social entrepreneur campaigner and filmmaker, he is a recent but active member of the film society. Mark has been working with us for many years before with his cultural hub The Arts Lodge in Victoria Park and holds over 25 years of local cultural video footage. (keep watching;)
His favourite film : Pink Floyd The Wall/Wonderful life
PETER MCIVER -TRUSTEE
My raison d’etre is to be nice, that’s what I do. I’m interested in films, genres, directors, anything to do with cinema, and the opportunities to meet people PFS affords me. I’ve been with PFS for seven years, on the committee for five years. I like it because of its community spirit. I love the films of David Lean, my favourite film is Love is All: 100 years of Love on Film by Kim Longhonitto
ROGER GOLDSMITH- TRUSTEE
Roger is a full time writer of stage and screenplays, based in Southsea, Hampshire.
Favorite film: God Father
ANITA ALEXANDROVA – STUDENT VOLUNTEER I am UOP photograph student and a film enthusiast. I have always been interested in how films present different cultures and ideas. I have a love of films and enjoy many genre and film styles, whether it’s the newest blockbuster or a small independent,
KALIF KALUME -VOLUNTEER
I came from Congo and I am a local artist. I met with PFS as a student in a BME filmmaking project at Omega Centre. Since then I am helping for PFS outdoor event and filmmaking projects. I like creating storyboards for film projects.
MIKE HARRIS- MARKETING VOLUNTEER
Marketing specialist and HRM Mentor Co-Founder Juicy Fruit Group. I am helping PFS for funding applications and marketing strategies. I am
DARREN STEVENS- VOLUNTEER
DYLAN PANK- TECH. VOLUNTEER
I am a Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Media and Performing Arts in the Univesity of Portsmouth, teaching film and Video Production. I have been making and working on short films since the mid-90s, having studied filmmaking in Canada and Newcastle. I love science fiction cinema and still dream of electric sheep.