The TOP TEN 2018 competition continues as we head into round two!

The Top Ten is open to everyone in OVFM to submit a film, no longer than 20 minutes on any subject, style or genre, which will be judged and graded by their peers. The ten films that have accrued the highest scores by the end of the five individual rounds will be entered into the final in January 2019 and the winner will be announced at the Oscars in March.

We had four entries submitted for round one last month so we are hoping that we can equal or perhaps top that number for this session. Also please note that the scoring system has changed and now ALL categories are scored out of 10 points.  

Here are the club members who have been selected at random to participate in this second round:


Hugh Darrington

John Alford

Charlie & Nellie Caseley

Colin Jones

Anna Littler

Ian Menage

Jane Oliver

Peggy Parmenter

Lee Relph

Trevor Rogers

Graham Sinden

Roger & Brenda Wheatley


Remember if you have a film ready and it is not your round yet please let us know below and bring it with you to the meeting – it will help make up any shortfall in submissions.

As always we ask you to PLEASE reply to this post in the comments/reply section below, if you have a film ready and letting us know the following information:


Run time

Format (DVD, Blu-ray, USB)

Picture ratio (4:3 or 16:9).


Similarly please reply below if you can’t make this round and we’ll accommodate your film in a future round. It is very important and helpful to know these things ahead of time to ensure we have the right equipment for playing your films and for planning the time allotment of the evening.  It’s a simple courtesy we are asking of you and it only takes a few seconds to comply.

And that is it. Join us on Tuesday for the second round of the 2018 Top Ten!

Thank you for reading and good luck to everyone who enters a film!


  1. Nellie and I will not be there on Tuesday as we will be with my son and his family but hope to have an film in the future.

  2. I will bring my top ten entry tonight – ‘Seasons Blessings’ 16:9 DVD 7 mins 10 secs.

  3. For round two, we had six entries running the gamut from documentary, to films to set to music to modern editing styles that bemused the majority of the club’s older guard.

    Kicking things of was “Season’s Blessings” from our chair Jane Oliver, leading by example with this collection of images of nature and the british countryside set to a melancholic piano piece. This was followed by “Aristotle” by Hugh Darrington, a quirky comedy about the most advanced virtual assistant on the market today.

    Next were two of the more polarising films presented in the Top 10. First was a promo clip I put together for RentaDinsoaur entitled “Dino Invasion Of London”, but the cutting edge, speed ramping editing that is prevalent in current video presentations was a bit much for some of members to appreciate. The second entry to court controversy was “Occupied In London” from Graham Sinden, a look back at the political protest of 2011 in London, shot on Super 8 and supported by a pounding, modernistic music track, again not completely to the tastes of everyone.

    The status quo was restored with “Neil’s Garden” by Colin Jones, reviewing the latest community garden project for local charity, and the evening closed with “Church Room” by Bob Wyeth, documenting the building of a new annex to Bob’s local church.

    Hopefully the results of this and the first round will be released soon but for now, it will be interesting to see how the difference in opinion and taste will manifest itself in judging this eclectic mix of entries. Remaining club members have until October to get their films done for the third and final of the preliminary rounds.

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