It’s a double header evening for the next meeting, as we’ll be dividing the session into two halves.

In the second half we hope to have a Q & A discussion to people a chance to ask that burning question and get a helpful answer from our knowledgeable experts. Before that we have some unfinished business to attend to.

As you recall, this year’s TOP TEN 2019 competition was originally scheduled for two rounds but with only 13 entries and a combination of technical issues, illnesses, new members joining and laziness, the Committee sanctioned this additional “Last Chance” round for people to submit their films.

Names of club members whose entries are outstanding are:


Ron Williams

Andy and Marian Watson

Jim and Fran Morton-Robertson 

Brenda and Roger Wheatley 

Ian Menage

John Alford

Peter Mitchell

Charley Caseley

Sam Brown

Colin Jones

Reg and Annabelle Lancaster


Along with new members David Halliday and Mandy Carr.


As always we ask you to PLEASE reply to this post in the comments below, if you have a film ready. This is vital if we are going to also hold the Q&A session afterwards, so do please respond below by letting us know the following important information :


Run time

Media Format (DVD, Blu-ray, USB stick)

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


It’s a simple courtesy we are asking of you and it only takes a few seconds to comply.

Just a reminder if you are bringing a file on a USB stick, the club’s Blu-ray player does NOT play .avi files or anything encoded at 4K or above. MP4 (h.264 codec) is the best format to brings your films in.

Thank you for reading and good luck to everyone who enters a film and don’t forget to have those questions ready!


  1. Similar to last time, I’ll bring mine in on USB.

    MP4, 1080p (16:9) encoded using H.264. Filmed using mobile phone, edited using Davinci Resolve (including colour correction).

    I’m going to do some checking on how I encode it so we don’t have a repeat of last time with playback issues.

  2. Hi Lee,
    I’m bringing a film for Tuesday. I have it on DVD this time.
    It’s called ‘Distance’ and it’s under 7 minutes.

  3. The Top 10 qualifying rounds have now come to an end, as the last three films were screened last night.

    Up first was “Distance” from Mandy Carr, a tale of two fated lovers set during the war, followed by David Roman-Halliday and his “Magic Tricks”. Finally, Jim Morton-Robertson regaled us with his rendition of Rabbie Burns’ poem “Birks Of Aberfeldy”.

    Pointless piece of trivia – my mum is distantly related to Rabbie Burns on her mother’s side. 🙂

    Look out for the results of this session and the announcement of the Top 10 finalists coming soon!

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