A Bunch of Amateurs

A Bunch of Amateurs

Profiling Bradford Movie Makers, one of the oldest amateur filmmaking clubs in the world, this film shines a light on the comradery and bickering that comes from sharing an artistic passion, and allows this group to band together like family in times of hardship.

Both heartbreaking and uplifting to watch as this band of diehard cinefiles cling to their dreams amid the challenges of aging, dwindling membership revenue, and as their clubhouse literally crumbles around them.

“… the society, fuelled by bickering, biscuits and cinephilia, is a lifeline for its members, who weather bereavements, loneliness and fiercely argued creative differences within its peeling walls.” Wendy Ide, The Guardian

Awards and Nominations

Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK 2022 – Official Selection, Audience Award Winner
Edinburgh Film Festival, UK 2022 – Official Selection
Glasgow Youth Film Festival, UK 2022 – Official Selection
Cinéfest Sudbury, Canada 2022 – Official Selection
Lunenburg Doc Fest, Canada 2022 – Official Selection
Calgary International Film Festival, Canada 2022 – Official Selection


Kim Hopkins



Film Details

2022, 95 min
United Kingdom