OVFM Top Ten Competition 2014


“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends”

A new year means a new start for the annual Top Ten competition aka the “Barbara Darby Hands Off That’s Mine” award!

Once again the names of all OVFM club members have been put into the hat belonging to our competitions organiser Brenda Wheatley and drawn in random to make up the participants for each of the five rounds that will take place between now and the end of the year, leading to the final in January 2015.

Remember that each film has a 20 minute time limit but can be on any subject and in any style. If you have a film from the past which has undergone a significant revamp (perhaps a new soundtrack, remixed sound, improved titling, tighter editing, extended or redacted cut etc. you are also welcome to re-submit these as your official entry.

And you can team up with your fellow club members if you need help on the technical or casting front, it will be the author of the script/concept who gets the entry credit.

The breakdown of the rounds and the selected members for each date is thus:


ROUND 1 – 27th May

Colin Jones

Bob Wyeth

John Bunce

Ann & John Epton

Peggy Parmenter

Peter Mitchell

Frank Hyde

Mike & Jo Coad

Barbara Darby

Alan Smith


ROUND 2 – 8th July

Mike Shaw

Richard & Jess Pugh

Sylvia Snipp

Malcolm Goodwin

Mike Bishop

Anna Littler

Pat Palmer

Basil Doody

Brian Pfeiffer

John Alford


ROUND 3 – 19th August

Tony Faller

Bob Vine

Jenny Tucker

Roger & Brenda Wheatley

Tony Keable

Nellie Caseley

Freddy Beard

Reg Lancaster

Cherie Hamlet-Smith

Chris Coulson


ROUND 4 – 16th September

Nick Kasper

Andy & Marian Watson

Mo & Peter Lodge

Sam Brown

Jim Morton Robertson

Hugh Darrington

Harold & Maisie Trill

Simon Earwicker

Lee Relph

Barbara Walker


ROUND 5 – 14th October

Annabelle Lancaster

Mike Graham

Leo Staggs

David Laker

John Ransley

Pamela Webb

Ian Menage

Susan Ward

Barbara J. Darby


As ever if you can’t make your designated round be sure to let Brenda know ahead of time or you have a film ready early, please bring it along as chances are it will be welcomed for screening time permitting.

So, get filming and we look forward to seeing what gems you have in store for us in 2014.

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