Whilst we are busy all year round here at OVFM with Film To A Theme projects and competitions that extend to certain categories, there are often films being made by our members that don’t really fit any of these remits. this might be because they are too adventurous for the Top 10, perhaps not strictly set to the best of a music, or simply after the deadline of a project for any number of reasons.

It may also be that we have films we didn’t feel confident enough to enter into the Top 10 for fear of the feedback from other members being too harsh (We’ve all had that feeling) and it’s been held back. Well now we are giving members a chance to show their hidden gems and unseen works without fear of critique in this Anything Goes evening.

There are no boundaries here – it can be an old film or new film on any subject, in any style as long as it doesn’t exceed the maximum time limit of 10 minutes to give everyone a chance to show their films.

As usual we ask a little cooperation from everyone bringing a film to the meeting to PLEASE REPLY TO THIS POST in the comments/reply section below, letting us know the film’s run time, media format (DVD, Blu-ray, USB/Memory stick), file format if using the latter (MP4, MKV, AVI, etc.) and picture ratio (4:3 or 16:9). This is a great help for us when planning the evening out and helping things run smoothly so if you could do us this courtesy it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading and we look forward to seeing what delights you’ve been keeping from us on Tuesday!

9 Replies to “NEXT OVFM CLUB MEETING – Tuesday May 7th”

  1. Hello Lee,
    I hope to bring along an excerpt from a holiday film plus the first few minutes of a family history one.

  2. i’ll bring one that has been shown before but it’s 19 years old, and shows what has now become a bit of local history.
    9 minutes so it can be kept as just a standby if there are lots more.

  3. Last night saw club members dig deep into their archives, as well as a couple of new productions in response to the “Anything Goes” remit of the evening.

    Hugh Darrington brought “A Small Room In Sidcup” by Peter Llewellyn-Smith, which is not as sordid as it sounds, instead it was a look at modern video editing equipment from back in the day of VCR filming.

    Brian Pfeiffer provided two films – the first was a new one shot in Africa entitled “Oh We Did Have Fun”, the second was an older clip featuring an interesting birthday present for Brian in “Taking To The Air”, which is a bit of a clue.

    From Barbara Darby’s extensive archive came two films from her trip to India – “Elephant Orphanage” and “Taj And The Marble Factory”.

    Jim Morten-Robertson brought a never ending film of archive footage from after WWII concerning a family from Oxenhoath which depicted their daily farming lives and the events of the local community.

    In a change of pace, John and Ann Epton presented a snippet of their coverage of the 2019 Bromley Valley Finale gymnastics competition.

    Next were previews of two films from new projects from Colin Jones. The first was shot in “Clearwell Caves”, the second was the story of Colin’s life story, this segment looking at the “Early Years” from Colin’s own birth to the birth of his two children and all inside 7 minutes!

    Closing the evening was a film by Annabelle Lancaster shot back in 2000 and detailing the event when Bromley was gifted the “Millennium Rock” from Scotland, in return for us English creating haggis in the 15th century. better late than never I guess.

    Quite a varied evening of films, some of which could serve as suitable entries for any of our theme evenings.

  4. A great review Lee. Hopefully those Members who did not provide a film will have a go next time having seen the wide range of topics covered last week. After all, putting forward a film for showing when it is not a Competition is much less of of a nerve racking experience!!

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