Alright folks it’s time to set another Film To A Theme project challenge for you.

As we get older our memories begin to play tricks with us from forgetting birthdays to forgetting why entered a room. We also forget things we said or have written in the past. As we get older our memories begin to play tricks with us….wait, didn’t I write that already?

See, it’s easy to forget things and there is plenty of comic capital to mined from this but it is not always a pleasant experience either. Forgetting to pick up a birthday cake could ruin someone’s special day, or remembering to collect someone from a train station or from a night out could have saved their life.

Maybe you have a moment in your life that is precious but has become so faded in your mind that you wish you could relive it one more time and get that memory back. or is there a song of film or TV show or actor/actress you are having trouble remembering the name of and need some help?

These are just some suggestions of what you could do but the important thing is you get your thinking caps on, your cameras out and make a film on this topic.

Now, here is the important bit you NEED to remember – the date of the screening for your films is FEBRUARY 5th 2019

Happy filming and we look forward to seeing your efforts in two months time!




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.

This week’s meeting is when you finally get to share you hard work and creativity with the rest of the club. Remember, this is not a competition evening so these films won’t be judged but if you want feedback or constructive criticism, we will happily oblige, time permitting of course.

As usual we ask a little cooperation from everyone bringing a film to the meeting to PLEASE REPLY TO THIS POST in the comments/reply section below, letting us know the film’s run time, media format (DVD, Blu-ray, USB/Memory stick), file format if using the latter (MP4, MKV, AVI, etc.) and picture ratio (4:3 or 16:9). This is a great help for us when planning the evening out and helping things run smoothly so if you could do us this courtesy it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for heading and we look forward to seeing your latest gems on Tuesday!




As you know, 2018 marks OVFM’s 60th anniversary which in the elements celebration list is marked by a diamond. naturally, this lends itself to a subject for a theme which is exactly what this latest project is about.

In keeping with the tradition of choosing themes with a nebulous scope, diamond is no different. It could taken literally and you could make a feature about the precious (and expensive) gemstone, either an artistic piece using its capacity for reflecting light, or maybe a drama about diamond smuggling.

Another literal interpretation as it pertains to the club is a 60th anniversary tribute to OVFM, from your own perspective or gathering interviews with others, or maybe even a celebration at all the things we do and achieve as a club.

But it is the thinking outside of the box that makes for the best films and diamond has a number of other meanings or applications – like a “diamond geezer”, or the diamond suit in a pack of playing cards, or a diamond in the rough. Perhaps you are a fan of Neil Diamond, or TV presenter Anne Diamond or wrestler Diamond Dallas Page. What about the 1950’s singing group The Diamonds (Little Darlin’, The Stroll)? Didn’t Shirley Bassey sing “Diamonds Are Forever“? Any baseball fans here? The playing field is called a diamond – there’s another idea.

No doubt you can think of your own ideas to dazzle us with, so get your thinking caps on and your cameras out because the deadline for this project, is the club meeting on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18th!

Thanks for reading and good luck and we look forward to seeing your films in two months time!