Competiton Rules




Rules. You’ve got to have them otherwise we’d all be living in a world to total anarchy and here at OVFM we don’t want that. Anyone who has been to our regular meetings knows what a rambunctious lot our members can be, especially when it is time to resume the meeting after the tea break!

But rules do have a purpose, never more so when it comes to our competitions. Listed below are the guidelines for our major annual competitions so avail yourselves with these before making your film and you could be a big winner come the Oscars!


Kath Jones Cup

Members are invited to make joke films not exceeding 5 minutes, either individually or with others; a film which illustrates a joke with the main punch- line at the end.


Vic Treen Trophy

This rewards the bringing together of images and music. There are two distinct options open to members for this category:

A Film Cut To Music – This entails editing your images to match the beat and tempo of your selected musical piece. In other words, the images should change in syncopation with beat of the track and not at random.

A Film Set To Music – This involves having suitable music that matches the imagery.  You do NOT have to be strict with matching the changes to the beat but there must be a reflection of the mood and tempos of the music in your visuals to create some sort of narrative.


Mike Turner Plate

Any type of film, be it comedy, drama, musical, etc. as long as the total length does not exceed 60 seconds.


Good luck with your films.


Updated 27th January 2014


One Reply to “Competiton Rules”

  1. Thanks Lee for putting this on the web site.
    I think that members will now understand exactly what is needed to enter the competitions.

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