Oscar Night 2016 – OVFM’s Got Talent!

 

O.V.F.M. Oscar Night 15th March 2016

It was a cold and deep, dark, black, Bible black, dark, pitch black night and the wild dogs bayed pitifully at where the moon would have been if it hadn’t been so dark (it was dark…you know…night time, well past 8pm, we don’t muck around at OVFM you know!)  as members from the four corners of the known universe (but mainly Orpington with a few from Kemsing and Otford and the odd pilgrim from afar) gathered together. For this was the time decreed by the wise ones in their lofty towers (the committee!) for the annual gathering of ritual, custom, feasting and celebration that has come to be known as… Oscar Night!

With young and old alike bedecked in breathtaking finery of unequalled luxury (or whatever Oxfam had on special offer)  and with much mirth and high spirits in evidence amongst the assembled masses as they, who numbered near thirty souls, embraced the generous distribution of laurels to the good and the deserving with great cheering and rejoicing until at the time of feasting they partook enthusiastically of cake and refreshment.

 

Breathless with anticipation.

Breathless with anticipation.

To read the names that have been scribed for all eternity (or until the Cloud crashes) scroll down.

And if your own name be absent…then weep long and hard, search your heart well and vow to return with many filmic offerings at the next Day Of The Oscars.

THE WINNERS!
Competitions which took place in 2015

The Vic Treen Trophy – (Best film with Images cut to Music)

Winner is ”Autumn” by Jane Oliver

David presents Jane with the Vic Treen Trophy

David presents Jane with the Vic Treen Trophy

Mike Turner Plate – Best film under 1 minute)

Winner is –“The Biter Bit“ by Colin Jones

Freddy gives Colin the Mike Turner Plate

Freddy gives Colin the Mike Turner Plate

Kath Jones Cup – Best Joke Film

Winner is – “Commute” by Barbara Walker

Colin presents Barbara with the Kath Jones Cup

Colin presents Barbara with the Kath Jones Cup

Top Ten Trophy

Winner is – “Commute” by Barbara Walker

Barbara wins the Top Ten Trophy, Brenda presents

Barbara wins the Top Ten Trophy, Brenda presents

Runner up –“Table Top Whimsey” by John Bunce

Brenda presents John with Top Ten Runner Up certificate

Brenda presents John with Top Ten Runner Up certificate

2016 ANNUAL COMPETITION

Arthur Woolhead Trophy – Best Animation or Visual Effects

Winner is – “Table Top Whimsey” by John Bunce

Craig presents John with the Arthur Woolhead Trophy

Craig presents John with the Arthur Woolhead Trophy

Jubilee Shield – Best film under 5 minutes

Winner is “Bee Movie” by Hugh Darrington

Basil presents Hugh with the Jubilee Shield

Basil presents Hugh with the Jubilee Shield

Priory Trophy – Best Editing

Winner is “ Backlight revisited” by Reg Lancaster

Reg receives the Priory Trophy from Andy

Reg receives the Priory Trophy from Andy

Rene Morris Penguin Plate – Best Photography

Winner is – “Yellowstone” by Brain Pfeiffer

Roger gives Brian the Rene Morris Penguin Plate

Roger gives Brian the Rene Morris Penguin Plate

Heyfield Cup – Best Sound

Winner is – “Garden Visitors” by John Bunce

Lee gives John the Heyfield Cup

Lee gives John the Heyfield Cup

Reg Lancaster Trophy – Funniest Film

Winner is – “Commute” by Barbara Walker

Barbara receives the Reg Lancaster Trophy from Reg himself

Barbara receives the Reg Lancaster Trophy from Reg himself

Raasay Trophy – Best film in no Special category)

Winner is -“The Quest for Modingahema” by Pat Palmer

Annabelle presents Pat with the Raasay Trophy

Annabelle presents Pat with the Raasay Trophy

Vincent Pons Shield – Best Fiction

Winner is – “Dustin’ Time” by Mike Shaw

Mike receives the Vincent Pons Shield from Jane

Mike receives the Vincent Pons Shield from Jane

Alice Howe Cup – Best Documentry

Winner is –“ Leafcutter Ants“ by David Laker

Anna presents David with the Alice Howe Cup

Anna presents David with the Alice Howe Cup

Orpington Trophy – Runner up to Best Film in the Annual Competition

Winner is -“Make over at St Martin’s” by Hugh Darrington

Sam presents Hugh with the Orpington Trophy

Sam presents Hugh with the Orpington Trophy

Ian Dunbar Cup – Best film in the Annual Competition

Winner is –“ The Making of a Liberty Bell replica ” by Barbara Darby

Barbara receives the Ian Dunbar Cup from Simon

Barbara receives the Ian Dunbar Cup from Simon

In all seriousness a HUGE thanks to our very own toast of the trophies and countess of the certificates, the one and only Brenda our fabulous competitions secretary. It is all her hard work on Oscar Night, but also throughout the year, that makes the event so successful. Thanks Brenda, and also thanks to your deputy Roger, who is without doubt your rock, your right hand man, Robin to your Batman, yin to your yang, and Sonny to your Cher (oh actually maybe not!), Tom to your Jerry? Peters to your Lee!! Ummm well you get the picture!

And while I’m at it Big Thanks to the Super Duper Lovely Peggy, our refreshments manager, Wonderful Slovely Andy, our head of projection, Fantastic Fly girl Freddy, our executive in charge of biodynamics, and all the lieutenants and deputies, contributors, competitors, collaborators and consumers who made Oscar Night 2016 go with a bang.

ps. I think you’ll agree that this year I’ve really perfected my ‘startled bunny caught in the headlights’ style of grip and grin photography!

See you again next year and we’ll do it all again…pps Bring a torch it might be dark, really dark, I mean dark man…

Simon

To the Victors The Spoils!

To the Victors The Spoils!

 

6 comments on “Oscar Night 2016 – OVFM’s Got Talent!”

  1. Lee Relph

    Thanks Simon for a great write-up! 🙂

    Congrats again to all the winners and apologies for my unfortunately glum facial expression in that photo. Trust the camera to actually work after my forced smile fell… 🙁

  2. Simon

    Hi Lee, what are the chances! How ironic the camera caught you between big grins!
    Actually I like a bit of gravitas and dignity in a portrait…you remind me of a youthful Rembrandt. I on the other hand resemble a Turner…turns the stomach!

  3. Bob

    Well done everyone. Sorry I couldn’t be there still nursing another bout of bronchitis

  4. Deborah

    Lee – you look amazing: Wilko Johnson said that he got the part of the executioner in Game Of Thrones because all he needed was an air of menace … 😉

    • Lee Relph

      Thank you Deborah – although I didn’t have any evil intentions when that picture was taken (Well, not towards anyone in the room anyway). I did genuinely try to form something resembling a smile but the camera didn’t go off the first two times which was embarrassing. 🙁

  5. Brenda Wheatley

    Thanks for all the photos and write ups Simon and Lee.
    Well done to everyone who dressed up and to all the winners.
    Brenda

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