South West Silents was founded in 2015 to share it’s founders’ passion for silent film with wider cinema-going audiences and to celebrate the history of cinema.

We produce eye opening silent film events by sourcing the latest restorations, historic film prints and collaborate with some of the worlds leading silent film musicians to stage one of a kind, live performance events in the South West and throughout the United Kingdom.

Over the past two years SWS has been voted “Silent Film Heroes of the Year” in a national public poll held by Pamela Hutchinson’s esteemed blog Silent London. 


Upcoming Events

The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
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Bristol Cathedral
Time is TBD
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ, UK
A season of silent film screenings celebrating 100 years since the beginning of the 1920s, the final decade of the silent era, continues with this unique and rare screening of the brand new restoration of the action-packed drama, The Last of the Mohicans (1920).
The Eagle (1925)
Time is TBD
Time is TBD
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
Based on the novel “Dubrovsky” by Alexander Pushkin the great silent-era sex symbol Rudolph Valentino departs from his onscreen persona of a Latin lover and delivers one of the most nuanced and powerful performances of his career.

‘South West Silents has re-energised the local silent film scene and set a model for creative, well-planned repertory cinema screenings.’

Pamela Hutchinson, Writer, Critic and Film Historian

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