Ladles and Jellyspoons


It’s award season for OVFM which means the 2018 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 Pip and Rita Hayes and their son Allen of Shooters Hill for giving up their time on our behalf to review and rate our films.


As you should all be aware by now, this is a black tie affair, or as smart as you 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, perhaps you can borrow someone else’s for the evening?


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 2017 Top Ten Competition

Kath Jones Cup

Vic Treen Cup

Mike Turner Plate

Andy Watson Water Basin



Last year’s big winner was (blushes) your’s truly as “MEET DEXTER” earned five awards, closely followed by Jane Oliver with four wins. Who will be the triumphant winner(s) this year?


Join us this Tuesday March 6th at the Barnard Room, St Augustine’s Church for the 2018 OVFM Oscars to find out!


  1. Thanks for that Lee!!!! Is the Water Basin intended for the worst film of the year?
    BTW I think you will find the Top Ten prize is for 2017 entries

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