PHFS was created by a group of public health students and practitioners from Oxford, who shared a passion for films and were keen to share their interests with others.
We began films screenings open to all in the Oxford area in 2012, and formed the PHFS in 2013 in order to organise larger film screening and share our interests with a wider national audience.
In February 2015, our society was registered with the Charities Commission in the UK (no. 1160590).
We are a member of the British Federation of Film Societies.
Our Public Health Film Festival is listed on the Internet Movie Database.