The Film Society Movement
The film society movement originated in France in the time between the two world wars. The first UK film society was established in London in 1925 by a group interested in films from Europe, which could not be shown in public cinemas for political reasons. It was called the Film Society and was followed by many others in the next fifteen years. The national body for film societies in the UK is the British Federation of Film Societies (BFFS). Most university and college students' unions have film societies. In 2006, FILMCLUB was launched to open up the world of film to primary and secondary school children in the UK.