Latest update- November 15th Unfortunately, interest in a second run of our Diamond Anniversary show wasn’t sufficient enough for us to go ahead with it so regretfully we’ve have to cancel the plan. However, we will be back with our Spring Show in 2019! Watch this space! Our Diamond Anniversary show on Sunday […]
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!
Coming hot on the heels of our Diamond Anniversary Show where we looked back over 60 years worth of film from OVFM, we have another film show lined up for this meeting, only this time we’re seeing what other UK film clubs are getting up to. UNICA is an international film festival for amatuer […]
We have reached the third and final qualifying round for the TOP TEN 2018 competition. The ongoing results can be found HERE. 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 […]
For this week’s meeting we are taking a break from our own activities to let someone else share with us the fruits of their labours and the secrets behind how they achieved them., as we invite another guest speaker to the hallowed halls of the Barnyard Rooms! We are expecting to have Andrew Bishop […]
DIAMOND It’s been a few months since first announced this Film To A Theme topic giving you all plenty of time to get your thinking caps and produce something to fit the theme of “Diamond”, partially created to tie in with the club’s 60th anniversary,but not limited to this as a subject for your films. […]
OVFM DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY SHOW 2018 marks the 60th anniversary since the formation of OVFM, making us one of the oldest amateur film clubs in the UK. Founded in 1958 by Ian Dunbar, a keen filmmaker who wanted to meet like minded people in the area, the Orpington Cine Society was born, undergoing a couple of […]
It’s that time again when we gather together the most esteemed of our filmmaking experts and put them in the spotlight to answer your questions about our noble pursuit. Filmmaking isn’t an exact science since the advancements in technology and ways we can capture and share or footage and the methods in which they […]
THE RESULTS The Top Ten competition for 2018 is now underway. All the information you need about it can be found HERE but this page is for the results, so be sure to check back after each round to see the updated standings. Here are the scores as awarded by club members in the […]
The TOP TEN 2018 competition continues as we head into round two! 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 the highest scores […]
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN For this week’s meeting we delve once more into the extensive OVFM archive to explore some of the fondly remember or long forgotten gems made during the club’s 60 year existence. On this occasion, we have a set criteria for the selection of films that can be requested for viewing during […]