OVFM Club Meeting Tuesday October 29th 2013




Just two days before you all don your scariest costumes and go disturbing your neighbours by begging for sweets in the fashion influenced by an age old American tradition (who else could create something so annoying?) in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, there is the small matter of the next OVFM club meeting which takes in not one, not two but THREE of our long standing annual competitions – The Mike Turner Plate, The Kath Jones Cup and The Vic Treen Trophy

A quick reminder of what is expected for each one:


The Mike Turner Plate is open to films with a maximum running time of one minute (or 60 seconds for those of you watching in black and white) on any subject, style or genre. Exceed this time limit and we’ll send the lads round to have a quiet word with you!

The Vic Treen Trophy is a film set to music although we hope you’ll be a bit more creative with the timing and editing of the music to match the beats or the tempo of the soundtrack, rather than just slapping a bit of Slayer or Jay-Z over footage of your holiday in Syria.

The Kath Jones Cup requires a comedy film of no longer than five minutes that has a definitive punchline to it; in other words a short comic sketch if you will. And make it funny. if you can’t just film someone falling over – that always seems to get a laugh.


Each film shown will then be scored by the club members with their top three personal favourites (should the number of films exceed this total) ranked in order of preference in their respective categories on the night with the winners to be announced at the Oscars next year.

Please reply to this post if you will be providing a film for any or all of the competitions (you are not limited to just one, you can enter all of them if you so desire), along with the running time, picture ratio (16:9 or 4:3) and media format (DVD, Mini DV, etc) as well as which competition it applies to. This is a tremendous help in planning out the time allotment of the meeting.

Good luck to all who enter their films this year. Here’s to a potentially fun and bopping evening!!

12 Replies to “OVFM Club Meeting Tuesday October 29th 2013”

    1. Sorry I forgot, you’ve not been with the club long have you Andy? 😉 😛

      Just bring your film(s), making sure you tell the projectionist (which is you) which competition(s) it/they is/are for.

      Hope that helps! 🙂

  1. I’ll be bringing two films to enter the ‘Mike Turner One Minute Film’ competition. They will be on separate DVDs and both in 4:3 format

  2. Hello Boppers
    I have two films, One is something set to Slayer (and I don’t mean Leo!) and a sub 60secs one, both 16:9.

  3. Thanks to everyone who entered their films in the Mike Turner, Vic Treen & Kath Jones competitions. It was a good evening with lots of films on a variety of subjects, making it difficult to choose the winners.

  4. Twas a busy night on Tuesday as we had a grand total of 20 films entered for the three competitions (although that was more than whole of the Top Ten entries)! Thankfully most of the films were around the 1 minute mark so we didn’t end up spending the night in the clubroom!

    First up was the Kath Jones, which had four entrants:

    ATM Wobbler by John Bunce
    Dentist by Hugh Darrington
    A Nice Day For a Game of Golf also by Hugh
    Breakdown by Jim “Hoots Mon!” Morton-Robertson

    Next was the Vic Treen Trophy with five submissions:

    Heavy Horses by Simon “Snapper” Earwicker
    Walking The High Elms by John Ransley
    Memories Of Costa Rica by Barbara “Cakes” Darby
    Sunday Down The Lane by Basil Doody
    Sydney Aquarium by Andy “Elementary My Dear” Watson

    Finally eleven people entered films for the Mike Turner Plate:

    Pre-breakfast Snack by Brian Pfeiffer
    Stop Motion by Simon “Snapper” Earwicker
    From A Railway Carriage by Bob “Bob” Wyeth
    My Working Holiday by Barbara “Cakes” Darby
    Death Of A Sail-Man by Cap’n Chris Coulson (surprisingly not about cats!)
    The Sun Worshipper by David “Lend Us A Fiver” Laker
    Roughing It In Yellowstone Park by Brian Pfeiffer
    Bedroom Revolt by Colin Jones
    Walkies by Pat Palmer
    Penguins by Mike “I was Clement Freud’s Double” Shaw
    Password by Andy “Elementary My Dear” Watson

    Thanks to everyone who entered a film. Brenda now has the arduous task of tallying all the votes and the winners will be revealed at the Oscars in March 2014!

  5. I’m glad my film/tape/SD card was under a minute in old money. I was dreading a visit from the “lads”.
    Sript writing should come second nature to you Lee but as I was brung up during the war years and went to a secondary modern scool I’m going to give it a miss.
    Have fun.
    Ps why when entering my website does it ask for a valid URL? http://www.rawbob.co.uk ?

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