About us

Who we are

Do you love the magic and power of films? Well so do we!

Film Unit is an independant, professional quality cinema located in the depths of the Sheffield University Students Union. It is a cinema for students, a cinema for the community, a cinema for everyone. We pride ourselves on our connections and collaborations with student groups and external groups, creating screenings and cinema events that reflect the interests and passions of the people in our Sheffield community.

Film Unit was founded in 1949 and joined the British Federation of Film Societies a year later, making it the longest serving student film society in the whole UK.

In that time it has won many awards including the BFFS award for the Best Student Cinema, no less than four times.


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With so much on offer we hope there will be something here to transport everyone and with standard ticket prices at £3.00 we are an affordable way to enjoy a quality cinema experience.

So if you haven’t visited us yet; what are you waiting for? We’d love to share some onscreen magic with you! Or if you are a returning friend of Film Unit, thank you. With your support we hope to be bringing you the best of cinema for another 70 years.

What We Do

We show over 50 films per semester with a variety of special screenings and unique one-off events on top of that, so there’s bound to be something for you on our schedule.

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Our People

Film Unit is run by our elected committee of student volunteers from the University of Sheffield. Our staff are volunteers, passionate people giving up their time to help us.

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