Film Society


It’s horror season! So come join the film society in a discussion of the chilling horror-drama film ‘Under the Shadow’ (2016) from British-Iranian director Babak Anvari. Available on Netflix.

We’ll be discussing the film on our discord on Sunday November 1st at 6pm. So if you’re interested watch it whenever you can and then join us to discuss! If you’re not on our discord yet, please see either our Facebook or Instagram or email Ethan Thomas (contact below) to find out how to get an invite!

This was the former Westminster University student’s debut feature film, and quickly established him as an interesting new voice in British cinema.

After Shideh’s building is hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor suggests that the missile was cursed and might be carrying malevolent Middle-Eastern spirits. She becomes convinced a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess her daughter Dorsa, and she has no choice but to confront these forces if she is to save her daughter and herself.


This is a society for all lovers of cinema at the university to come and discuss and celebrate this great art form!

Here at the film society we screen a feature film every single week. We'll screen a huge mix of films: Classic and contemporary, English and foreign language, cult hits and hidden arthouse gems, live-action and animated. After each screening, we'll meet-up during the same week and have a group discussion about the film screened. Where everyone will have an equal place to voice their thoughts, opinions or analysis, whether positive or critical. There's no obligation to speak at discussions, if you'd rather just come and listen, that's fine! 

We're also currently planning other regular events, such as a bye-weekly film pub quiz. More info on additional events coming soon!

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We're open and keen to collaborate with other UOG societies to put on unique themed screenings! If you're interested please get in contact with Ethan Thomas, contact details can be found in the 'Comittee' section at the bottom of this webpage.




President: Ethan Thomas (

Vice President: Georgia Newman (

Secretary: Georgia Immins (

Treasurer: Kirsty Lopez-Proctor (


Film Society


  • Film Society Standard Membership£2.00


Contact Us
  • 01242 714360
  • The Park, Cheltenham, GLOS, GL50 2RH
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