About CFS

The Chiltern Film Society runs a season of 15 international independent films, shown on selected Wednesdays, from September to June, at The Elgiva Theatre in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

The Chiltern Film Society is run by a committee of volunteers and was founded in 1969. We are proud to say that our 2023–2024 Season is our 55th and we are still growing! Once chosen, our programme of films are then booked and shown by the Elgiva as part of their public screenings, with guaranteed admission for Chiltern Film Society members for the 1.30pm or 8pm showings.

Members receive programme notes and an email requesting feedback after each screening. This forms our ‘members’ ratings’ for each film.

Non-members may also attend Chiltern Film Society screenings at the full theatre price, depending on availability. For non-member ticket enquiries please contact The Elgiva direct by calling their box office on 01494 582900 or going on their website. The Elgiva has a Hearing Loop and is Fully Access-Friendly. Its address is: St Mary’s Way, Chesham HP5 1HR.

Loop for hearing
accessible for wheelchairs
The Chiltern Film Society Committee for the 2023–24 season is:
  • Paul Vates, Chairman
  • Andy Burrows, Treasurer
  • Mary Burgess, Membership Secretary
  • Brigitte Bertout
  • Chris Marsh
  • Claire Bull
  • Claire Llewellyn
  • David Turner
  • Ruth Juett
  • Stephanie Macnair