Welcome To OVFM!

Welcome to the website of the oldest amateur filmmaking club located in the Orpington area!

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Join OVFM!

Whether you are an experienced filmmaker or a newcomer we invite you to join our club.

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Book OVFM!

We don't just enjoy making films we like to share them too via our exclusive film shows which we will bring to you!

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OVFM Diamond Anniversary Show

OVFM DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY SHOW 2018 marks the 60th anniversary since the formation of OVFM, making us one of the oldest amateur film clubs in the UK. Founded in 1958 by Ian Dunbar, a keen filmmaker who wanted to meet like minded people in the area, the Orpington Cine Society was born, undergoing a couple of

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TOP TEN COMPETITION 2018 – RESULTS

THE RESULTS   The Top Ten competition for 2018 is now underway. All the information you need about it can be found HERE but this page is for the results, so be sure to check back after each round to see the updated standings. Here are the scores as awarded by club members in the

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FILMING GUIDELINES

Directing and On Set Instructions Here at OVFM one of our primary aims is to share our knowledge of filmmaking to help everyone improve their skills either in front or behind the camera, pre-or post production. In a recent double practical sessions of making joke films, some club members found themselves stepping into the role

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY OCTOBER 16th

We have reached the third and final qualifying round for the TOP TEN 2018 competition. The ongoing results can be found HERE. The Top Ten is open to everyone in OVFM to submit a film, no longer than 20 minutes on any subject, style or genre, which will be judged and graded by their peers. The

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY OCTOBER 2nd

  For this week’s meeting we are taking a break from our own activities to let someone else share with us the fruits of their labours and the secrets behind how they achieved them., as we invite another guest speaker to the hallowed halls of the Barnyard Rooms! We are expecting to have Andrew Bishop

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH

DIAMOND It’s been a few months since first announced this Film To A Theme topic giving you all plenty of time to get your thinking caps and produce something to fit the theme of “Diamond”, partially created to tie in with the club’s 60th anniversary,but not limited to this as a subject for your films.

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH

  It’s that time again when we gather together the most esteemed of our filmmaking experts and put them in the spotlight to answer your questions about our noble pursuit. Filmmaking isn’t an exact science since the advancements in technology and ways we can capture and share or footage and the methods in which they

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY AUGUST 21st

    The TOP TEN 2018 competition continues as we head into round two! The Top Ten is open to everyone in OVFM to submit a film, no longer than 20 minutes on any subject, style or genre, which will be judged and graded by their peers. The ten films that have accrued the highest scores

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OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY AUGUST 7th

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN For this week’s meeting we delve once more into the extensive OVFM archive to explore some of the fondly remember or long forgotten gems made during the club’s 60 year existence. On this occasion, we have a set criteria for the selection of films that can be requested for viewing during

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2018 Summer Social Report

  Sun Shines on Summer Social   WORDS: Hugh Darrington PICTURES: Hugh Darrington and Jane Oliver (click to enlarge) Well, the OVFM summer social (formerly our barbecue evening), held in Jim Morton-Robertson’s lovely garden on July 24, certainly ticked all the right boxes. Nineteen of us, including wives and partners, got together in a comfortable shaded

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