© 2019 Finchley Film Makers,

What do we do?


Our programme of club nights contains a lively mix of presentations and workshops on filmmaking, where you can learn tips and techniques, as well as screenings and social events. In addition to club nights, we meet to make films and for other occasions by arrangement. All this represents incredible value for money on our Full Membership, which costs just £65 for the entire year (through to July 2020).

When do we meet?


We hold ‘club nights’ on alternate Friday evenings, from 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm.


Where do we meet?

We're easy to find at:


Quaker Meeting House, 58 Alexandra Grove, North Finchley, London N12 8HG.


West Finchley tube station on the Northern Line. Turn right on exiting the station and walk 8-10 minutes along Nether Street to Alexandra Grove, then turn right and look for the hall and small car park almost immediately on your left.


No. 221, alight at the Nether Street stop.

Programmme for 2019-2020


Many of our meeting present information which is of enduring value. For any meetings you missed or to reference the notes provided, check out our archive of previous meetings here.

Nov 29 - Campaigning with VLOGS

FFM plans to make a series of vlogs in support a local campaign.  At the evening we will share the cause, look at examples of good and bad social/political activation films, and discuss our approach to this project. We are looking for people who want to get involved in social film making.

Dec 13 - Xmas special - Fish and Chips quiz - Simon Woolf

A seasonal social - competing groups battle for a prize in another one of our film and general knowledge quizs. Complete with fabulous fish and chips from Toffs in Muswell Hill.


Jan 24 - Filming in the Round - Ian Morris

An experimental evening where we attempt to film several scenes simultaneously in a ‘round’ studio set up.

Feb 7 - What makes a good film? - Simon Woolf

Simon presents his popular critical analysis of a well known film.

Feb 21 - Skills evening - Peter, Max, Peter

An evening devoted to camerawork - framing, focusing, varying styles etc.

Mar 6 - So you want to go professional? - Peter Kidman

Several members who have experience of working as video professionals will be giving advice on how to make a success of ‘going professional’.

Mar 20 - How to turn dreams into a film

A script writing evening.


Apr 3 - TBA



Apr 17 - How to choose a camera? - Max Alter


Is this best done from a rental company or recommendations. Members present what they like/dislike about their camera.

May 1 - TBA

May 15 - TBA


May 29 - Annual Competition - Simon Woolf


June 12 - TBA


June 26 - TBA


July 10 - AGM - Peter and Simon



Later in the year


Award winning documentary BIAFF film: ‘A Life In Film’ - Ian Morris

Latest technical developments in Video – Peter Kidman

Meetings 2019