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OFU alfresco

Twenty years ago, OFU tried something so completely new and reckless that it’s hard to believe, even now, that we succeeded without being sued and / or killing anyone. Right at the start of the semester, we came up with the wheeze of promoting the society by projecting The Matrix against the side of a […]

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Coronavirus innovation, twenty years later

In the year 2000 … In the year 2020 … Pictures from “WindowFlick” photo essay, The Guardian

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Filmmaking Memories

More OFU films now available on YouTube

Just uploaded: three “new” OFU films from the archives. If you liked seeing the early shots of Stag Hill in the Rag ’69 and Under Construction films, why not take a look at Peter The Cow, in which a panto cow tours campus? Then, head over to our most mysterious film, Kidnap!, a short thriller. […]

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Fame (and fortune?) at last as 15-year-old OFU film makes the news

Article on local radio station 96.4 Eagle’s website with accompanying OFU footage.

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Things ain’t what they used to G

Andy Ga., Dave T. and I took the opportunity to have a peek inside LT-G during the recent alumni event. We were delighted to find that we were as adept at moving about it in pitch darkness as we were a decade ago. The theatre has been completely refurbished in the last few years. The […]

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Surrey Alumni Day

This post is obsolete. The University of Surrey is holding their inaugural Alumni Day on Saturday 14th July 2012. Former OFU-er Jayne suggests an informal film society delegation to this event, presumably retiring for a £3.55 “crazy steak” afterwards. (Steak meals with all the trimmings are still £3.55, right?) Update:  Apparently I wasn’t even close […]

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Mike Bailey of AVS has died

I’m obviously a bit slow with this particular bit of news from the Surrey alumni news obituaries section: “Mr Mike Bailey (Retired Manager of Audio-Visual Services), April 29, 2009. Mike is remembered for his good natured and willing attitude and as an active member of the Wates House Committee in the early 90s.” A generation […]

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ofu.org.uk: OFU’s home since 1999

The domain name that points to this blog (ofu.org.uk) has been in use by OFU on and off since 1999. It originally pointed to the actual OFU website [now archived here]. Following the demise of SSC it lapsed briefly, until 2005, when we re-acquired it to point to this blog. (2005 also saw an unexpected […]

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OFU is now on Facebook

Oscar Film Unit now has its very own alumni group on Facebook, courtesy of Andy Ga. It’s closed membership at the moment, so send Andy a message or poke him until he lets you join. Includes photos, the odd video (when we get around to uploading them), and of course intellgent witty banter about splicing […]

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Where’s my film society gone?

Dear University Of Surrey student, Welcome to the new term. If you’ve found this page, you’re probably looking for Oscar Film Unit. Did you find our profile on the Student Union website? Did you spot the bit in the university prospectus about how Oscar Film Unit “shows films for the whole university community” and come […]