Collection Sevenoaks Cine Society


A varied collection of amateur films made by members of the Sevenoaks Cine Society dating from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Collection ID60Reference codeK 980424
TitleSevenoaks Cine Society
Dates1930s - 1960s
ProductionSevenoaks Cine Society
MaterialsFILM Standard 8mm 16mm Audio
Access statusContact Screen Archive South East for details


The Sevenoaks Cine Society made a number of highly proficient amateur films dating from the 1930s to the 1960s. As with many other local and regional cine societies of the time, members produced films covering local events such as parades and scenes around the local area. Members also filmed many of their own activities including scenes of themselves making a fiction film and attending various annual dinners.

A series of amateur dramas made by the society include some very interesting forms of storytelling using cine film. The society's film Is This Your Life from 1957 ingeniously depicts a 'typical' working day in the life of a man and a woman, and was 'specially commended' by Amateur Cine World magazine. Other fiction films in the genre use special and camera effects to create various illusions including ghosts and paranormal activity.
In 1961, the society came together to make a film on behalf of a local charity - No Milk Today (1961) that expertly illustrates the work of the Old People's Welfare Committee (Age Concern), now known as the UK charity AgeUK.

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