OVFM Autumn Film Show 2019 One of the most important dates in the OVFM calendar is our annual Autumn Show where we share the fruits of our labours from a year of busy filmmaking, along with some gems from our archive with the public. As the nights are getting darker and colder you’ll need something to brighten […]
OVFM started in the days of cine-film, formed by Ian Dunbar in 1958, but we have progressed a long way since then with members keeping up to date with the latest filming, editing and projection technologies. Now we have 40 members, aged 16 to 86, and all are welcome either to learn or to pass on their knowledge to others, or most importantly to make and show us their films
Meetings are held from 8 – 10pm on alternate Tuesdays at the Barnard Room, St. Augustine’s Church, Southborough Lane, Petts Wood BR2 8AT
You can attend for a couple of ‘free’ visits and then we hope you will want to join.
Social Events: As well as Club evenings, we also hold social events such as the Summer and Christmas Socials, and the Annual Dinner. All members can contribute to our Newsreel of interesting events in the Bromley Borough which is shown at our Spring and Autumn Film Shows in a larger venue to over 100 friends and family, or our specialised film shows we put on for other clubs and organisations.
Club films are made by groups including experts and “novices”, we run annual in-house competitions but also encourage members to take part in regular Films to a Theme project which are not competitive, along with one night practical evenings, based on an idea or particular filming technique, like green screen or improvising with props.
We are affiliated to the IAC, the film and video institute – www.theiac.org.uk, and enjoy meeting fellow enthusiasts at inter-club, regional and international film festivals.
OVFM often does well at the Kent Film Festival www.kentfilmfestival.com
We have Tutorial Evenings in the winter and have some Practical Evenings but more knowledge is probably passed around between members. So many different cameras and editing equipment are used that someone will have ideas about any problems that you need to be solved.
We always say, it’s the FILM MAKER and not the equipment that makes a good film!!
So, whether you learned about OVFM from friends, the ‘Net or local newspapers and magazines, please visit the JOIN US page for more information.
YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME IN OUR CLUB!
We have members from Bromley, Orpington, Chislehurst, Petts Wood, Bickley, Sevenoaks, Ashford, Otford, Knockholt and Kemsing! So wherever you live, we're your local film or video making club!
Okay folks we are ready for the second round of the TOP TEN 2019 competition! The first round was rather interesting as the turnout of just 15 people and eight entries meant there were fewer options for choosing people to make comments. Hopefully, this time will be different. For those of you absent last […]
POEM The time has arrived to share with us the fruits of your labours as we screen your films made to a poem. We announced this project a couple of months ago so you’ve had plenty of time to retrieve that dusty old book of sonnets from the back of the wardrobe, or […]
THE RESULTS Here are the ongoing results of the 2019 TOP TEN competition: ROUND ONE (Took place July 16th) Lanzarote – A Different View by Brian Pfeiffer 40.21 Lost Smile By Lee Relph 36.93 World Garden by Barbara Darby 35.14 i360 by Trevor Rogers 33.64 General Election, Orpington by […]
It’s late July which can only mean it is the annual OVFM Summer Social garden party! As with last year, this year’s event is once again hosted by Kemsing Mafia members James and Fran Morton-Robertson which means a trip to Sevenoaks for those attending. You can find Jim’s address in the MEMBERS’ DETAILS listings […]
Okay folks we are ready for the first round of the TOP TEN 2019 competition! The Top Ten is open to everyone in OVFM to submit a film, no longer than 20 minutes on any subject, style or genre, which will be judged and graded by their peers. The ten films that have accrued […]
I know for a fact that Jane has never been to Canada, so how on earth can she pull off an evening with this title? Well, when dignitaries from Canada came to England, and more specifically to the London Borough of Bromley, some OVFM members were privileged to follow their every move (well almost) […]
POEM There’s been a slight break since our last Film To A Theme project to allow for the Top Ten competition and various practical evenings but that doesn’t mean we’ve given up on them. As you can see, the theme for the next project is Poem. Everyone likes a good rhyme, whether it is a […]
SPRING PARK FILM MAKERS present The Dewer Mystery OVFM members are invited to join Spring Park Film Makers for a screening of their film The Dewer Mystery on Thursday July 4th at the Griffiths-Jones Hall, Emmanuel Church, West Wickham, BR4 9JL. This is the latest film from prolific Spring Park member Gerald Pecksen, but […]
Guest speaker – Christine Green – 18/06/2019 When Hugh first told me that Christine Green was an incredible speaker and her subject was fascinating, I didn’t believe that she would be that good. Was I in for a surprise. Wow, what a presentation. With a packed house, including 8 or so from Spring Park, she […]