Last night, March 17th, OVFM held their annual Oscars awards ceremony at the All Saints Church in Orpington. A capacity crowd filled another venue while some of the OVFM faithful showed up to receive their awards and see their peers be rewarded for their creativity and hard work over the past year.
As ever our Competitions Officer Brenda Wheatley put in another sterling effort in arranging a smoothly run night and we thank her and everyone else who helped out, including our esteemed chairman and MC for the evening, Simon “Snapper” Earwicker.
On to the awards, and while some winners were unable to collect their awards in person, those who did show up took “Selfie” photos via Simon’s camera which I am sure we will see in the website gallery soon.
So, to the winners and first the awards as judged by the members of OVFM:
Kath Jones Cup (Joke film under five minutes)–Winner: Par For The Course by John Bunce
Vic Treen Cup (Film set to music) – Winner: Building The Dream Boat by Mike Shaw
Mike Turner Plate (Film under sixty seconds) – Winner: Sam by Mike Shaw
The 2014 Top Ten Competition –
Runner Up: Steaming Back To Metroland by Sam Brown
Winner: Illusions by Mike Shaw
We then moved onto the Annual Competition Awards as judged by Staines Video Makers.
Jubilee Shield (Film under five minutes) – Winner: Hahndorf by Jim Morton-Robertson
Raasay Trophy (No special category) – Winner: Celebrating 30 Years Of Care by Ann & John Epton
Alice Howe Trophy (Documentary) – Winner: Lakeside Weekend by Reg Lancaster
Reg Lancaster Trophy (Funniest Film) – Winner: Bad News For Mrs. Smudge by Hugh Darrington
Heyfield Trophy (Sound) – Winner: Census by Bob Vine
Rene Morris Penguin Plate (Photography) – Winner: Sunday Night In Central Park, New York by Jim Morton-Robertson
Vincent Pons Shield (Fiction) – Winner: Census by Bob Vine
Priory Trophy (Editing) – Winner: The Bells Of St. Barthomolew’s by Barbara Darby
Arthur Woolhead Trophy (Animation or Visual Effects) – Winner: The Gang Broke Up by Ann & John Epton
Orpington Trophy (Best Film Runner Up): Illusions by Mike Shaw
Ian Dunbar Cup (Best film) – Winner: The Bells Of St. Barthomolew’s by Barbara Darby
Rounding The Horn by David Laker
Hamilton Landscapes by Mike & Jo Coad
Commendations: Valediction by Colin Jones & John Epton
So there we have it. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees and thanks to everyone who showed up last night!
Until we do it all again next year….