The Board and Advisory Council of IMIS wish you, your family and friends all the best for the New Year.

I am sure 2022 was a tough year for many in the industry. At one stage it seemed like we reached a turning point with light at the end of the tunnel after the pandemic only then to be saddled with unprecedented high energy and fuel costs. With inflation rising at an alarming rate, it was understandable for the mantle of pessimism to fall on many of us. As we look forward to 2023 there are signs for cautious optimism with inflation and energy costs beginning to fall and the looming recession looking like it might just hold off.

Our first event this year will be held at Bournemouth University on the 18th May.  It is a talk with Q&A by the young film Director Elliot Hasler about the making of his amazing film Vindication Swim, see the trailer here We will shortly send out an invitation to all members with an option to attend or view the talk by live streaming link.

I see huge potential for IMIS/BKSTS in connecting members from diverse backgrounds across the industry. From students just starting into the industry through to seasoned professionals, IMIS/BKSTS is the perfect environment for networking and keeping up to date with the latest developments.

IMIS/BKSTS has demonstrated its ability to adapt to the changing needs of our industry and for those who work in the many different professions. The Board of IMIS, in association with the IMIS Advisory Council continue to work on a broad range of initiatives. The opportunity for members to participate, actively through community groups around the World is an essential part of this process of change.

We can only do this with the help of our members, so please get in touch if you would like to be part of the development of our 91-year-old organisation! I look forward to hearing from you and to communicating with you again shortly.


Some of you may have received membership renewal requests with demands for payment. Please disregard these. The payment links are disabled while we migrate our website over to a new platform. This is part of ongoing development to improve the system.

David Pope, Acting President, MBKS, January 2023

IMIS is a supporter of The Film and TV Charity.