The next club meeting on November 22nd is a double header as we welcome both entries for a club competition and contributions to the latest club project!
This session plays host to the annual Mike Turner Plate competition, an award
named after our esteemed (and amorous) Vice Chairman….erm, Dave Whatshisname.
This competiton has been in existence since 1967 and has unusual origins. Mike was screening his latest film at a club night which he believed was his magnum opus – a psychadelic musical version of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard – and would sweep the boards at the club awards. It began quite promisingly when, exactly one minute into the film, the projector (operated by one Reg Lancaster, whose own film won all the awards that year – coincidence?) suddenly failed and the film was destroyed. Interestingly the last image on the
screen was a close up of a plate. Mike was too distraught to make a copy of the film and it has never been seen again, so
out of pity in consolation the club members decided to create a special contest to reward those who can make an entertaining film inside one minute – and thus the Mike Turner Plate was born!
Previous winners include Annabelle Lancaster, Basil Doody and Mile Coad.
While voting takes place at this meeting the results will not be revealed until the OVFM Oscars next March!
Rules for this competiton can be found HERE and good luck to all who enter a film!
Also on this (presumably) cold wintry evening we look forward to seeing the fruits of your labours for the latest club project “Guess Where This Was Filmed?” Guess what this is about….
As always I’m sure many of you have been busy and have risen to the challenge to produce a film which will cause many headaches for your fellow club members when it comes to recognising the location of your film (just as long as it isn’t round the back of your garden shed (apparently that is “cheating” so Brenda Wheatley tells me. Hmph!).
Anyhoo, here’s to another fun evening with your friends at OVFM!