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Douglas Flintoff (from the Daily Colonist, 7 May 1933 p. 3).

Douglas Flintoff

Dates active:

ca. 1930-197-?

Club Affiliation

Victoria Amateur Movie Club

Gender:

Male

Awards/Recognition:

BC Archives list of titled amateur films
Fourth Annual Canadian Film Awards, 1952 - Honourable Mention, Amateur Category

Films:

Story of a Georgian Coffee Pot, The (1951)

Little Rays of Sunshine (1937)

Profession:

Photographer, merchant

Biographical Notes:

Douglas Flintoff was a photographer and co-founder of the Victoria Amateur Movie Club. In 1930, he and F. Williams created Atlas Educational Films Company in Victoria, with the intention of producing educational films promoting BC industries. However, it appears that this company did not develop much beyond an idea. In the 1930s, Flintoff made tours of the Cariboo (1933) and Vancouver Island (1934), showing educational films in various communities, with the support of the Dept. of Education. Starting in the late 1940s, he partnered with H. Godfrey Hirst in the photographic supply store Hirst & Flintoff, at 1006 Broad Street in Victoria.

Bibliographic Resources:

"Education by Films Planned," The Daily Colonist, June 24, 1931, p. 5.


"Pioneer Film-Maker Dies Here at 86." Victoria Daily Times Colonist, Thursday November 21, 1968.