2019 OVFM OSCARS – THE RESULTS!

 

THE RESULTS

The 2019 OVFM Oscars took place last night (March 19th), organised this year by Ian Menage  with help from Andy Watson with the video presentation. Two of the judges from Spring Park, Graham Evans and Roy de Boise, were in attendance to help us celebrate and reward the past year of great filmmaking for OVFM.

So without further ado, here is the list of winners as voted for by OVFM member and judged by Spring Park.

 

ANNUAL COMPETITION AWARDS

Ian Dunbar Cup (Best film) – An Unwelcome Piece Of Orpington’s History by David Laker

Orpington Trophy (Best Film Runner Up) – Beyond The Sunset by Sam Brown

Arthur Woolhead Trophy (Animation or Visual Effects) –  Aristotle by Hugh Darrington

Priory Trophy (Editing) – …. 104! by Ian Menage

Rene Morris Penguin Plate (Photography) – Beyond The Sunset by Sam Brown

Reg Lancaster Trophy (Funniest Film) – Aristotle by Hugh Darrington

Alice Howe Trophy (Documentary) – An Unwelcome Piece Of Orpington’s History by David Laker

Raasay Trophy (No special category) – Seasons’ Blessings by Jane Oliver

Jubilee Shield (Film under five minutes) – Sandwich Break by Hugh Darrington

Commendation Awards –

Braveheart by Jane Oliver

A 1940’s Experience by Barbara Darby

A Time When Orpington Was Still A Village by David Laker

 

CLUB AWARDS

The 2018 Top Ten Competition

Winner – Beyond The Sunset by Sam Brown

Runner-Up – A Time When Orpington Was Still A Village by David Laker

 

Kath Jones Cup (Joke Fim) – Costly Words by David Laker

Vic Treen Cup (Fim Set to Music) – Otford Remembers by Barbara Darby

Mike Turner Plate (Film Under 60 Seconds) – Mr Sandman by John Bunce

 

N.B – two awards were not given as the judges didn’t find any films suited to them, these being Heyfield Trophy (Sound) and Vincent Pons Shield (Fiction).

The evening also saw a special presentation to John & Ann Epton for their efforts in organising our 60th Anniversary Show at the Odeon cinema.

Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to doing it all again next year, provided we have a volunteer to assume the role of competition’s officer as Ian has decided to step down, so thanks to him for his efforts over the past year.

OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY MARCH 19th 2019 – THE OSCARS

 

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It’s award season for OVFM which means the 2019 Oscars!

Every year we celebrate and reward the efforts of our club members with a small trinket or two, with club awards voted for by their peers and the Annual competition categories judged by an external panel.

This year we are indebted to Graham Evans FACI (Chairman), Roy de Boise  LACI and Peter Macpherson of Spring Park for giving up their time on our behalf to review and rate our films. They will be present at the meeting so if you happen to disagree with their decisions then you can take it up with them in person. A range of weapons are available for hire, see Annabelle Lancaster for those.

As you should all be aware by now, this is a black tie affair, (or any colour really, as long as it looks like tie, sounds like a tie and hangs around your neck like a tie) so we ask that you show up as smart as you possibly can be (i.e. no trainers, jeans, t-shirts, etc) so the more glam you look the better –  if I’m making an effort (this is the only time a year I wear a shirt) then you can too! If you are feeling adventurous you can come in fancy dress to add a little levity to the proceedings but this isn’t mandatory. And your partners are very welcome to join us too if you have one. If you don’t, then come alone as I do.

We have many awards being contested.

In the Annual Competition they are:

 

Ian Dunbar Cup (Best film)

Orpington Trophy (Best Film Runner Up)

Arthur Woolhead Trophy (Animation or Visual Effects)

Priory Trophy (Editing)

Vincent Pons Shield (Fiction)

Rene Morris Penguin Plate (Photography)

Heyfield Trophy (Sound)

Reg Lancaster Trophy (Funniest Film)

Alice Howe Trophy (Documentary)

Raasay Trophy (No special category)

Jubilee Shield (Film under five minutes)

 

The club awards are:

The 2018 Top Ten Competition

Kath Jones Cup

Vic Treen Cup

Mike Turner Plate

Ron Williams Stapler

 

Last year’s big winner was (blushes) your’s truly for a second year running with three awards, closely followed by Jane Oliver and David Laker with two each. Who will be the triumphant winner(s) this year? Don’t worry, I have nothing entered this year so the field is clear for some else to take the spotlight.

You can see the films entered in the Annual Competition HERE (this is in the members only section so make sure you are logged in).

Join us this Tuesday March 19th at the Barnard Room, St Augustine’s Church for the 2019 OVFM Oscars to find out!

The 2018 OVFM OSCARS – THE RESULTS!

THE RESULTS

 

The Oscars took place on March 6th 2018 and here is the complete list of winners courtesy of Competition officer Hugh Darrington, who is stepping down after one year in the role, so we thank him for his efforts over the past 12 months. We are also indebted to Pip, Rita and Alan Hayes for judging the Annual Competition for us this year.

So, to the winners:

ANNUAL COMPETITION

Ian Dunbar Cup (Best film) – Devon From A Different Perspective by Jane Oliver

Orpington Trophy (Best Film Runner Up) – Remember by Andy Watson

Arthur Woolhead Trophy (Animation or Visual Effects) – Orpington In The 1840s by David Laker

Priory Trophy (Editing) – Statue Park by James Morton-Robertson

Vincent Pons Shield (Fiction) – Turkey for Christmas by Colin Jones

Rene Morris Penguin Plate (Photography) – Devon From A Different Perspective by Jane Oliver

Heyfield Trophy (Sound) – It’s A Pug’s Life by Lee Relph

Reg Lancaster Trophy (Funniest Film) – It’s A Pug’s Life by Lee Relph

Alice Howe Trophy (Documentary) – But Is It Art? by Hugh Darrington

Raasay Trophy (No special category) – Moving Moments by Barbara Darby

Jubilee Shield (Film under five minutes) – Remember by Andy Watson

 

OVFM COMPETITIONS

The 2017 Top Ten Competition –

WINNER: Orpington In The 1840s by David Laker

RUNNER-UP: 1940’s Showreel by Barbara Darby

 

Kath Jones Cup (Best joke Film) – Oh Dear by John Bunce

Vic Treen Trophy (Best Film Cut To Music) – Colour My World by Lee Relph

Mike Turner Plate (Best Film Under 1 Minute) – Same The Whole World Over by Brian Ffeiffer

 

Highly Commended Certificates

A 1940’s Experience  by Barbara Darby

Turkey For Christmas by Colin Jones (for Chris Crump’s illustrations)

Orpington Picture Palaces by Pat Palmer

 

Commended Certificates

Oh Dear by John Bunce

The Project by Charlie Caseley

The Juggler by Reg Lancaster

 

Final Scores:

Kath Jones Cup

Oh Dear by John Bunce   71

How To Open A Skoda by Graham Sinden  37

 

Vic Treen Trophy

Colour My World by Lee Relph    51

Remember by Andy Watson    33

1940’s Experience by Barbara Darby    32

Blah Blah Blur by Jane Oliver    17

Last Stand by John & Ann Epton   14

Born In Africa by Pat Palmer    10

Katharine’s Palace by Brian Ffeiffer   6

Wheels by Graham Sinden    5

Statue Park by James Morton-Robertson   5

 

Mike Turner Plate

The Same The Whole World Over by Brian Ffeiffer    40

Light Up The Sky by Trevor  Rogers   39

The Juggler by Reg Lancaster    36

Rumble In The Jungle by John Greengrass   23

Gannet Colony by James Morton-Robertson   14

 

Top 10 Results are HERE

 

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who entered a film and don’t forget you can see all of the entries in the Annual Competition HERE (make sure you are logged in).

That’s it for the 2018 Oscars, we look forward to doing it all over again in 2019!

 

OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY MARCH 6th 2018

 

Ladles and Jellyspoons

It’s award season for OVFM which means the 2018 Oscars!

Every year we celebrate and reward the efforts of our club members with a small trinket or two, with club awards voted for by their peers and the Annual competition categories judged by an external panel.

This year we are indebted to Pip and Rita Hayes and their son Allen of Shooters Hill for giving up their time on our behalf to review and rate our films.

As you should all be aware by now, this is a black tie affair, or as smart as you can be (i.e. no trainers, jeans, t-shirts etc) so the more glam you look the better –  if I’m making an effort (this is the only time a year I wear a shirt) then you can too! If you are feeling adventurous you can come in fancy dress to add a little levity to the proceedings but this isn’t mandatory. And your partners are very welcome to join us too if you have one. If you don’t, perhaps you can borrow someone else’s for the evening?

We have many awards being contested.

In the Annual Competition they are:

 

Ian Dunbar Cup (Best film)

Orpington Trophy (Best Film Runner Up)

Arthur Woolhead Trophy (Animation or Visual Effects)

Priory Trophy (Editing)

Vincent Pons Shield (Fiction)

Rene Morris Penguin Plate (Photography)

Heyfield Trophy (Sound)

Reg Lancaster Trophy (Funniest Film)

Alice Howe Trophy (Documentary)

Raasay Trophy (No special category)

Jubilee Shield (Film under five minutes)

 

The club awards are:

The 2017 Top Ten Competition

Kath Jones Cup

Vic Treen Cup

Mike Turner Plate

Andy Watson Water Basin

 

Last year’s big winner was (blushes) your’s truly as “MEET DEXTER” earned five awards, closely followed by Jane Oliver with four wins. Who will be the triumphant winner(s) this year?

Join us this Tuesday March 6th at the Barnard Room, St Augustine’s Church for the 2018 OVFM Oscars to find out!

OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY January 10th 2017

 

Happy New Year to you all!

With the festive season now over with and the huge haemorrhoid  that was 2016 now consigned to the dustbin of time, we welcome 2017 with open arms. However here at OVFM there is still some unfinished with last year, namely the annual Top Ten competition.

The qualifying rounds concluded in late November and now it is time for the final, in which the ten films that tallied the highest votes from their individual rounds are brought together one last time to face the scrutiny and judgement of the club members.

With only THIRTEEN entries submitted across the whole year, the lowest I’ve known in my 6  1/2 year membership with the club, the final ten films are as follows:

 

1.  “Meet Dexter” by Lee Relph

2. “H4 by Barbara Darby

3. “Dawlish Air Show” by Jane Oliver

4. “On a Roll” by John Epton

5.  “Victor Lilia Goes To War “ by David Laker

6. “Obsession” by Jim Morton Robertson

7.  “Heaven or Hell” by Hugh Darrington

8.  “Free of charge” by Reg and Annabelle Lancaster

9.  “Mon Dail Mobility” by Andy Watson

10. “Back Porch Revamp” by John Bunce

 

It is this round in which the scoring is the most important as your marks will contribute to deciding the eventual winner of the 2106 competition, to be announced at the Oscars in March.

I’ve done the maths and the total running time of all ten films is 58 minutes 39 seconds so we have a long night ahead of us.

Everyone on the list above is required to being their films on Tuesday, having been given the chance to make any amendments or adjustments following the comments in the qualifying rounds. Failure to do so will incur a forfeit of your spot in the final.

Also, at this meeting if you plan on entering the Annual Competition, this is the deadline for getting your films, entry forms and entry fee to Brenda Wheatley.

Staying with competitions the SERIAC and BIAFF competitions are now accepting entries with their deadlines both on JANUARY 31st! Please see Freddy Beard for more details.

Good luck to all Top Ten finalists and hope to see you all on Tuesday!

 

2016 Triangle Competition

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Another annual inter-club competition is upon us, this time it is the Triangle Competition in which three of four clubs – OVFM, Spring Park, Shooters Hill and Epsom – enter films in a three-way contest to be judged by the fourth, with the judging role alternating each year.

This year’s event take place on  Thursday, March 17th  and the judging will be handled by Spring Park Film Makers thus will be held on their turf at Emmanuel Church, West Wickham BR4 9JS at 8 pm (doors usually open 7.30 – 7.45).

OVFM has done well in the past in this competition so let’s see if we can add another win to our score card. For more information or if you want tickets in order to represent OVFM in person on the night please get in touch with our esteemed secretary Freddy Beard.

OVFM CLUB MEETING TUESDAY MARCH 15th 2016

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If you’re blue

And you don’t know where to go to

There’s always OVFM’s one night of glitz

Puttin’ on the Ritz

 

I must confess I’ve never put on a Ritz, I wouldn’t actually know where to start – I couldn’t find any instructions on the Internet (at least not on sites which haven’t been blocked by my ISP) – but I do know that we will be putting on the 2016 OVFM Oscars!

This is the one night of the year where we ditch our jeans and t-shirts and dig our best clobber out from the back of the mothball ridden wardrobe for its annual airing as we celebrate the hard work of club members by handing out bits of old scrap metal in recognition of their creative genius.

Of course the smart dress code is optional but if you do come in regular attire expect to be jeered, teased and have rotten vegetables thrown at you when we force you to sit outside in the car park for being a Kiljoy.

Last year saw Professor Mike Shaw crowned the big winner walking away with four awards and a sprained wrist. Will Mike reign supreme again this year or will someone else take all the glory?

As ever among the main prizes being contested are:

 

Ian Dunbar Cup

Orpington Trophy

Jubilee Shield

Vincent Pons Trophy

Mike Turner Plate

Kath Jones Cup

Bette Davis Eyes

 

Along with some new categories added by the Legion Of Doom which include:

 

Tallest Club Member

Best Club Member Over 30 But Under 50

Best Beard (natural hair colour only)

Outstanding Contribution To Putting Out Chairs

 

This year we are indebted to Kevin Doyle, secretary of AVS Movie Makers in Altrincham, for judging the entries and for his comments on said films, which he described as “very good”. Apparently “bloody brilliant” is not in his vocabulary so I guess we have to take what we can get but we do thank Kevin for giving up his time for us.

Aside from dressing up our stalwart refreshments commander Peggy “One Lump Or Two?” Parmenter will have some extra treats to compliment the teas and coffees to mark this special occasion – and when I say “will have” I obviously mean “Peggy didn’t give it a single thought before I brought it up”. You can thank me later.

Don’t forget that plus 1s are welcome (or in my case minus 1) while plus fours are prohibited as this isn’t a golf club. A 3-Iron is a golf club and is also the title of a film by South Korean auteur Kim Ki-Duk who also made a film called Time which I am now going to call on this post.

The Oscars is the most prestigious and fun filled evening of the year in the OVFM calendar so we do hope you can make the effort to join us at our regular meeting venue, the Barnard Room in St Augustine’s Church this coming Tuesday March 15th for this special annual event.

Kent Film Festival 2015

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KENT FILM FESTIVAL 2015

The annual Kent Film Festival will soon be upon us, taking place on Saturday 26th September 2015 at Canterbury Christ Church University, with doors opening at 10:30am.

OVFM has had a far amount of success at the KFF over the years, our last big win occurring in 2013 while we had a good showing last year, so as ever, this is a great opportunity to not only support OVFM on the day but to maybe also if you’ve entered a film, you could be contributing directly to whatever success we may achieve.

Tickets are on sale from Ian Menage (you know where to find his contact details) – £5.00 for advance bookings/ £7.50 on the door (£3 for students) – while all additional info you need, such as directions to the venue etc. can be found on the KFF website HERE.

Good luck to all who have entered a film on behalf of OVFM.

It’s Selfie Time at the OVFM Oscars!

We may not have been at our usual venue and we may have been down on numbers due to health reasons but were we downhearted? Take a look at the photos and you can decide as in a departure from the norm club members were asked to take their own presentation photos – or ‘Selfies’ as I believe the youngsters say!

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John is presented with the Kath Jones Cup by Colin for his film ‘Par for the Course’
Mike and David
David makes the presentation of the Vic Treen Trophy to Mike for the best film cut to music
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Competition Secretary Brenda awards Mike the Top Ten Trophy for his film ‘Illusions’
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With all due solemnity John accepts the Vincent Pons Shield from Mike on behalf of Bob V, awarded to ‘Census’ for best fiction
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Richard and Jess stand in for Reg who was awarded the Alice Howe Cup for the best documentary for his film ‘Lakeside Weekend’

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Ian presents Hugh with the Reg Lancaster Trophy

 

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Simon accepts the Arthur Woolhead Trophy from Tony on behalf of John and Ann

 

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Jim accepts the Jubilee Shield for the best film under five minutes from Malcolm

 

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Pat presents Barbara with the Priory Trophy for her film ‘The Bells of St. Bartholomews’

 

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Jim accepts the Rene Morris Penguin Plate from John

 

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Simon accepts the Heyfield Cup from Lee on behalf of Bob V for his film ‘Census’
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Mike again! This time it’s Marian doing the honours

 

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Winner Colin with James Bond-alike Roger

 

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Roger presents winner David this time. Got to love those bow-ties!

 

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Charlie presents Mike and Jo with their Highly Commended Certificate for ‘Hamilton Landscapes’

 

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And the Oscar for the best competitions secretary goes to…Brenda, Freddy records the moment for posterity

 

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All the winners who made it on the night. Well done one and all

 

2015 OVFM Oscars – The Results!

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Last night, March 17th, OVFM held their annual Oscars awards ceremony at the All Saints Church in Orpington. A capacity crowd filled another venue while some of the OVFM faithful showed up to receive their awards and see their peers be rewarded for their creativity and hard work over the past year.

As ever our Competitions Officer Brenda Wheatley put in another sterling effort in arranging a smoothly run night and we thank her and everyone else who helped out, including our esteemed chairman and MC for the evening, Simon “Snapper” Earwicker.

On to the awards, and while some winners were unable to collect their awards in person, those who did show up took “Selfie” photos via Simon’s camera which I am sure we will see in the website gallery soon.

So, to the winners and first the awards as judged by the members of OVFM:

Kath Jones Cup (Joke film under five minutes)–Winner: Par For The Course by John Bunce

Vic Treen Cup (Film set to music) – Winner: Building The Dream Boat by Mike Shaw

 

Mike Turner Plate (Film under sixty seconds) – Winner: Sam by Mike Shaw

 

The 2014 Top Ten Competition –

Runner Up: Steaming Back To Metroland by  Sam Brown

Winner: Illusions by Mike Shaw

 

We then moved onto the Annual Competition Awards as judged by Staines Video Makers.

 

Jubilee Shield (Film under five minutes) – Winner: Hahndorf by Jim Morton-Robertson

 

Raasay Trophy (No special category) – Winner: Celebrating 30 Years Of Care by Ann & John Epton

 

Alice Howe Trophy (Documentary) – Winner: Lakeside Weekend by Reg Lancaster

 

Reg Lancaster Trophy (Funniest Film) – Winner: Bad News For Mrs. Smudge by Hugh Darrington

 

Heyfield Trophy (Sound) – Winner: Census by Bob Vine

 

Rene Morris Penguin Plate (Photography) – Winner: Sunday Night In Central Park, New York by Jim Morton-Robertson

 

Vincent Pons Shield (Fiction) – Winner: Census by Bob Vine

 

Priory Trophy (Editing) – Winner: The Bells Of St. Barthomolew’s by Barbara Darby

 

Arthur Woolhead Trophy (Animation or Visual Effects) – Winner: The Gang Broke Up by Ann & John Epton

 

Orpington Trophy (Best Film Runner Up): Illusions by Mike Shaw

 

Ian Dunbar Cup (Best film) – Winner: The Bells Of St. Barthomolew’s by Barbara Darby

 

High Commendations:

Rounding The Horn by David Laker

Hamilton Landscapes by Mike & Jo Coad

 

Commendations: Valediction by Colin Jones & John Epton

 

So there we have it. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees and thanks to everyone who showed up last night!

Until we do it all again next year….