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About Us

What does South West Silents do?

South West Silents celebrates the history of cinema and shares its founders' passion for silent film with the wider cinema-going audience not only in the South West of England but throughout the United Kingdom. The past 15 years have seen the history of early cinema, and the silent era in particular, become more and more popular with general cinema going audiences. However, more needs to be done…

With expert knowledge of pre-sound cinema, several years’ experience programming silent film events in and around Bristol, with extensive contacts in both the global network of film archives as well as with several film accompanist, we aim to be the first and best point of contact for all matters involving silent cinema in the region.

South West Silents continues to give audiences the chance to discover brilliant silent films by introducing new and younger audiences to the wonder of silent cinema, through screenings, educational programmes and highlighting new restorations. We have a strong feel for independent cinema and a real passion for unique and brilliant silent cinema.

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