It’s that time of year again – The OVFM OSCARS!!


Like last year, this meeting will be held via Zoom to ensure the largest turn out possible but don’t feel dissuaded from dressing up as we would were this meeting “in person” you can still enter into the spirit of the event and get your glad rags out if you wish.


Club secretary Barbara J. Darby will send out the Zoom link via email 24 hours before the meeting takes place so look out for that.


As you know, the point of this evening is to celebrate and reward the efforts of our club as filmmakers, looking back at the collective output from our members in 2021 and sharing our appreciation for the skill and quality of this work. The films were judged in two ways – by club members for the in-house competitions, and by an external panel of judges for the Annual Competition. This year we are grateful to members of Teign Film Makers Club, some of whom we met in the last Zoom meeting. 


Because this is being held over Zoom, we are changing the format a little bit. The awards will be announced in the first half of the meeting, then the second half will be dedicated to screening the winning films (or excerpts of, depending on time restrictions). Our host for the evening will be competitions officer David Roman-Halliday.


The categories being contested are as follows:




Ian Dunbar Cup (Best film)

Orpington Trophy (Best Film Runner Up) 

Arthur Woolhead Trophy (Animation or Visual Effects)

Priory Trophy (Editing)

Rene Morris Penguin Plate (Photography)

Reg Lancaster Trophy (Funniest Film)

Alice Howe Trophy (Documentary) 

Free Spirit Trophy (No special category)

Vincent Pons Shield (Best Drama) 

Jubilee Shield (Film under five minutes) 

Rising Star Trophy (First Time Entry) 

Most Creative

Commendation Award 




The 2019/20 Top Ten Competition

Kath Jones Cup (Joke Fim)

Vic Treen Cup (Fim Set to Music) 

Mike Turner Plate (Film Under 60 Seconds) 


Last year’s big winner was Mandy Carr, scooping an incredible 7 awards, whilst right behind Mandy were John & Ann Epton with 6 awards! Who will be the triumphant winner(s) this year? Will Mandy and the Eptons reign supreme for a second year or is the field open for someone else to steal their thunder?


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 22nd via Zoom for the 2021 OVFM Oscars!!