North vs South 2013 Grand Final Report


North vs South 2013 Grand Final Report


Mike Coad

The Grand Final of the North v South Competition took place on Sunday 24th November in the South at its usual venue of the Village Hall in Farnborough, Kent.

A 5 hour show which included all 25 films entered into the competition were shown to an appreciative audience. Several people commented after the show about the high standard of the finalists this year.

Around 75 people attended the event and we were particularly delighted to welcome Jill Lampert and Gordon Hunt of Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers and John Gibb of Nuneaton Moviemakers who all made the journey down from the Midlands.

Our judges for the Southern entries were Scarlett Mills and Khalid Nasser of the University of Sussex Film Appreciation Society and for the final judging, Garth Hope, Editor of ‘Film & Video Maker’ magazine.

Following the showing of the films, the audience were asked to fill in their voting slips. ‘On the Rails’ by Bourne End Video Makers won the audience vote although it didn’t feature in the judges top 3. Some things never change!

Audience Vote

1st                   On the Rails                                                  Bourne End Video Makers

2nd                   Revolution                                                    Chesterfield Film Makers

3rd                   Revolution                                                    Nuneaton Moviemakers

Official Result

1st                   Revolution                                                    Chesterfield Film Makers

2nd                   The Turning of the Screw                         Reading Film & Video Makers

3rd                   Frequency Hertz                                        Surrey Border Movie Makers

Needless to say, nobody in the audience matched the judge’s decision but Graham Sinden of Shooters Hill Camcorder Club was closest and took the ‘Audience Vote’ prize. He obviously has the knack as he also won it last year.

Our ‘Guess the Theme’ competition was won by Gordon Hunt of Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers who correctly guessed that the theme for 2014 is………


Thanks to everyone who attended for their support.

Mike Coad

on behalf of Orpington Video & Film Makers

One Reply to “North vs South 2013 Grand Final Report”

  1. Mike,
    Next year can we have a snippet of the 3 winning films shown after the results have been given, to refresh our memory.As there were so many films entitled “Revolution” I can’t recall which ones were the ones the judges or the audience voted for.

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