Ladles and Jellyspoons


It’s award season for OVFM which means the 2019 Oscars!


Every year we celebrate and reward the efforts of our club members with a small trinket or two, with club awards voted for by their peers and the Annual competition categories judged by an external panel.


This year we are indebted to Graham Evans FACI (Chairman), Roy de Boise  LACI and Peter Macpherson of Spring Park for giving up their time on our behalf to review and rate our films. They will be present at the meeting so if you happen to disagree with their decisions then you can take it up with them in person. A range of weapons are available for hire, see Annabelle Lancaster for those.


As you should all be aware by now, this is a black tie affair, (or any colour really, as long as it looks like tie, sounds like a tie and hangs around your neck like a tie) so we ask that you show up as smart as you possibly can be (i.e. no trainers, jeans, t-shirts, etc) so the more glam you look the better –  if I’m making an effort (this is the only time a year I wear a shirt) then you can too! If you are feeling adventurous you can come in fancy dress to add a little levity to the proceedings but this isn’t mandatory. And your partners are very welcome to join us too if you have one. If you don’t, then come alone as I do.

We have many awards being contested.

In the Annual Competition they are:


Ian Dunbar Cup (Best film)

Orpington Trophy (Best Film Runner Up)

Arthur Woolhead Trophy (Animation or Visual Effects)

Priory Trophy (Editing)

Vincent Pons Shield (Fiction)

Rene Morris Penguin Plate (Photography)

Heyfield Trophy (Sound)

Reg Lancaster Trophy (Funniest Film)

Alice Howe Trophy (Documentary)

Raasay Trophy (No special category)

Jubilee Shield (Film under five minutes)


The club awards are:


The 2018 Top Ten Competition

Kath Jones Cup

Vic Treen Cup

Mike Turner Plate

Ron Williams Stapler


Last year’s big winner was (blushes) your’s truly for a second year running with three awards, closely followed by Jane Oliver and David Laker with two each. Who will be the triumphant winner(s) this year? Don’t worry, I have nothing entered this year so the field is clear for some else to take the spotlight.


You can see the films entered in the Annual Competition HERE (this is in the members only section so make sure you are logged in).


Join us this Tuesday March 19th at the Barnard Room, St Augustine’s Church for the 2019 OVFM Oscars to find out!


  1. Well done to everyone concerned with last nights Oscars. It was a shame that more people weren’t there. We enjoyed the evening.

  2. Sure was a good evening. Well done to one and all. The judges got away unscathed. Always a good sign.

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