Just two days before you all don your scariest costumes and go disturbing your neighbours by begging for sweets in the fashion influenced by an age old American tradition (who else could create something so annoying?) in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, there is the small matter of the next OVFM club meeting which takes in not one, not two but THREE of our long standing annual competitions – The Mike Turner Plate, The Kath Jones Cup and The Vic Treen Trophy
A quick reminder of what is expected for each one:
The Mike Turner Plate is open to films with a maximum running time of one minute (or 60 seconds for those of you watching in black and white) on any subject, style or genre. Exceed this time limit and we’ll send the lads round to have a quiet word with you!
The Vic Treen Trophy is a film set to music although we hope you’ll be a bit more creative with the timing and editing of the music to match the beats or the tempo of the soundtrack, rather than just slapping a bit of Slayer or Jay-Z over footage of your holiday in Syria.
The Kath Jones Cup requires a comedy film of no longer than five minutes that has a definitive punchline to it; in other words a short comic sketch if you will. And make it funny. if you can’t just film someone falling over – that always seems to get a laugh.
Each film shown will then be scored by the club members with their top three personal favourites (should the number of films exceed this total) ranked in order of preference in their respective categories on the night with the winners to be announced at the Oscars next year.
Please reply to this post if you will be providing a film for any or all of the competitions (you are not limited to just one, you can enter all of them if you so desire), along with the running time, picture ratio (16:9 or 4:3) and media format (DVD, Mini DV, etc) as well as which competition it applies to. This is a tremendous help in planning out the time allotment of the meeting.
Good luck to all who enter their films this year. Here’s to a potentially fun and bopping evening!!