OVFM Club Meeting Tuesday April 15th 2014 – Triangle Competition


This week’s meeting is a little different for OVFM as it has nothing to do with us!

Okay that is a little glib but on this occasion we are playing host to the 2014 Triangle competition, while three other clubs will put their films up for judging while drinking our tea and eating our biscuits!

The Triangle competition, for those who don’t know, is contested between four clubs (yes I know that would make it a square but bear with me) – OVFM, Epsom Movie Makers, Shooters Hill Camcorder Club and Spring Park – and each year one club takes it in turn to host the actual competition screening of the films from the other three. Again, it’s still technically a square but only three clubs submit a 30 minute programme of their films for judging on an annual basis while one sits back and put their feet up. This year it is OVFM’s turn to sit back and put our feet up. Sort of.

At stake is the Triangle Trophy which is awards to the club who provides the best programme of the evening while a second trophy is awards to Best Film which doesn’t have to be a part of the club’s main programme of films. Last year Spring Park won both awards – can they win again this year (since we’re not competing)?

As hosts we are obliged to provide judges so Reg “Bomber” Lancaster, Sam “Choo Choo” Brown and Brenda “Spot The Ball” Wheatley have stepped up to take on this role on our behalf. Also there will be a raffle on the night too.

Because the expected size of the turnout is larger than normal this meeting will be held once again at All Saints Church in Orpington (home to the AGM on the 1st April).

We hope you will all be there to welcome our visitors and don’t forget to bring some rotten fruit and veg to throw at anyone who makes a bad film – not that they will of course… 😉

3 Replies to “OVFM Club Meeting Tuesday April 15th 2014 – Triangle Competition”

  1. Last night saw an interesting and entertaining evening of films from our three visiting clubs Epsom, Shooters Hill and Spring Park as they vied for the prestigious Triangle Trophy.

    Among the diverse programmes on offer we were treated to comedies, drama, documentaries, travelogues, films set to music, hesitation, repetition, deviation and repetition.

    As much as we enjoyed watching the films it was of course a competition and there was a trophy to be handed out. Our judges, headed by the venerable Reg “Bomber” Lancaster, decreed Spring Park as the overall winners while one of their films “Korky – A Life In Film” was voted best film.

    So congrats to Spring Park and thanks to all three clubs for coming out to join us for this great evening.

    But watch out because in 2015 OVFM is back in the competition and we’re coming to get our trophy back… 😉

  2. Thank you Lee for a comprehensive post and write-up.
    The evening was indeed an entertaining and enjoyable event and well done to Spring Park Film Makers for their success.
    Thanks to everyone who helped, attended or supported in one way or another.

  3. It was a good evening, with no worries for us – would we win?? Next year Shooters Hill will be the Hosts so we have to come up with the equivalent of Korkie – or one of S.H. ‘funnies’. Epsom films were interesting, great info about Brooklands.

    Will let you have the S.H. date a.s.a.p.

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