Club Governance


Goals Of The Club

The fundamental purpose of the club is to bring films to Andover that would not normally be seen here on the big screen. Such films include:

  • British Independent films
  • Art-House films
  • World Cinema
  • Classics that deserve to be seen on the big screen

In delivering this the club has three objectives:

  • Cultural – bringing interesting & unique films to the town
  • Educational – each club presentation begins with a brief presentation of what is notable about the film.
  • Social – bringing people together to share experiences.

How Films Are Chosen

Prior to the COVID pandemic the films shown by the club were voted for by its membership from a list supplied by the committee on a monthly basis. Unfortunately, since 2020 the slowdown of films in production and subsequently being released has meant that there hasn’t been the required amount of titles to allow the voting process to run consistently or smoothly. On the club’s return in September 2021 after an 18 month hiatus due to the lockdowns the committee abandoned the previous policy and now choose the films, concentrating on more recent films, with suggestions taken from the membership.

Film Selection Process

Up until this time the committee had formulated a process that it believed allowed members to select from a wide and varied range of films whether it be for a selection of recent releases or an opportunity to revisit or view a Classic title. The standard process took on two stages, firstly, a designated committee member had the task of selecting an initial list of six films that covered a) the criteria that the club still adheres to and b) was appropriate to the form that the specific evening will take. Once the list had been researched and drawn up, taking into account availability from distributors, the six selected were submitted to the other Committee members for the second stage of the process. On receiving the list and using a points related to preference scoring system the list was trimmed down from six to three choices where they were then announced and offered out to the membership to vote upon.

This standard process was the default approach for monthly film selection but complimentary to this the committee had within its mandate the opportunity of making up to three ‘Committee Choices’ per season. This allowed the committee to make a single, direct choice of film and was enacted when for instance a specific film had had a significant amount of member requests prior to any voting, or the committee felt there was a film that immediately fulfilled all the criteria required by the club.

When considering a film from the very recent past, one that hadn’t and was unlikely to come to Andover, the committee had made the decision that in order to retain the authenticity of the cinematic experience, and maximise any potential audience, that the films offered were not to be yet available on DVD, Blu-Ray or any other home format before screening.

The club now book screenings and titles a few months ahead of the previous month-by-month basis so now do show films that might have had a streaming or physical release. Nonetheless, the committee firmly believe the home experience in no way matches the cinematic experience and are committed to bring an audience to the ODEON each month to share in some unique communal and social events.

The Club’s Constitution

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Annual Meeting Minutes

Annual General Meeting 26/09/2015

Andover Film Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the 2014/15 season was held on Saturday 26th September 2015.

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Annual General Meeting 16/07/2014

Andover Film Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the 2013/14 season was held on Saturday 16th July 2014.

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Annual General Meeting 20/07/2013

Andover Film Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the 2012/13 season was held on Saturday 20th July 2013.

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Annual General Meeting 14/07/2012

Andover Film Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the 2011/12 season was held on Saturday 14th July 2012.

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Annual General Meeting 09/08/2011

Andover Film Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the 2010/11 season was held on Saturday 9th August 2011.

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Annual General Meeting 17/07/2010

Andover Film Club’s most recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday 17th July 2010.

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Annual General Meeting 14/09/2009

Andover Film Club’s first Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Monday 14th September 2009 at the White Hart Inn, Andover.

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