Competition Results 2011/12

COMPETITION RESULTS 2011/2012

 

TOP TEN 2011

Final scores from 24 entries (Top 10 final scores in parenthesis):

 

“Picture Picture” by Mike Shaw 58.26 (57.64)

“Connoisseur” by Barbara Walker 54.19 (55.46)

“Why Are Icebergs Blue?” by David Laker 54.66 (55.14)

“Mystery Of The Garden Shed” by John Bunce 50.67 (54.14)

“The Miracle” by Lee Relph 51.45 (50.73)

“Engine Turning” by Barbara Darby 53.89 (50.35)

“To Italy By Gondola” by Andy Watson 50.36 (50.06)

“Chatsworth” by Sue Ward 51.78 (49.51)

“Survivors Leave” by Simon Earwicker 50.30 (49.14)

“Bells Down by Harold trill 49.02 (47.60)

“Out Of The Darkness” by Jane Oliver 48.34

“Conversation With Diana Springall” by Jim Morton Robertson 48.21

“Percy Pilcher Remembered” by Hugh Darrington 48.20

“Year Zero” by Mike Coad 47.92

“Finding Granny’s Granny” by Anna Littler 47.72

“Switzerland” by Bob Wyeth 47.39

“Teego’s Travels” by Chris Coulson 47.05

“Iguazu Falls” by Brian Pfeiffer 46.68

“Three Boys In The Blitz” by Derek Allen 44.54

“Lago di Gardo” by Alan Smith

“1759” by Mike Turner 42.78

“My Other Hobby” by Roger Wheatley 40.13

“Pearl In The Med” by John Ransley 37.82

“Floriade” by Richard Pugh 36.68

 

The scores for the following awards are calculated by 5 points awarded for a 1st place vote, 3 points for a second place vote and 1 point for a third place vote.

 

Vic Treen Cup (Best film cut to music)

“The Engine Shop” by John and Ann Epton 113

“Talk About Things” by Jane Oliver 100

“Teddy Bears’ Picnic” by David Laker 54

“Weymouth Lights Up The Night” by Simon Earwicker 35

“Wayside” by Basil Doody 17

“Wag Wag” by Bob Wyeth 8

“Humming Birds” by Brian Pfeiffer 7

Kath Jones Cup (Best joke film)

 

“Garden Tips” by Colin Jones 131

Senior Moments” by Derek Allen 111

“Kent Blues” by Basil Doody 98

 

Mike Turner Plate (Best film under 1 minute)

 

“Team Work” By Colin Jones 156

“Whatever The Weather” by Jane Oliver 61

“Pregnant Pause” by Charlie Caseley 60

“100 Years And One Minute” by Simon Earwicker 25

“Loking For Fairies” by Anna Littler 20

“Back To The 60’s” by Derek Allen 18

“Lest We Forget” by Derek Allen 10

 

OSCARS 2012

 

Ian Dunbar Cup for Best Film – “My Other Hobby” by Chris Coulson

 

Orpington Trophy for Best Film runner up – “Engine Turning” by Barbara Darby

Commended Certificates awarded to:

“Switzerland” by Bob Wyeth

“Street Party” by Barbara Darby

“Garden Tips” by Colin Jones

“1759” by Mike Turner

“Survivors Leave” by Simon Earwicker

“Mystery Of The Garden Shed” by John Bunce

“Connoisseur” by Barbara Walker

 

 

Heyfield Trophy for Best Sound – “Weymouth Lights Up The Night” by Simon Earwicker

 

Priory Trophy for Best Editing – “Rhythm Of Life” by Simon Earwicker

 

Jubilee Shield for Best Film Under Five Minutes – “Why Are Icebergs Blue?” by David Laker

 

Reg Lancaster Trophy for Funniest Film – “My Other Hobby” by Chris Coulson

 

Arthur Woolhead Trophy for Best Animation/Special Effects – “Picture Picture” by Mike Shaw

 

Renee Morris Penguin Plate for Best Photography – “Scenes From The Seaside” by Simon Earwicker

 

Alice Howe Trophy for Best Documentary – “Engine Turning” by Barbara Darby

 

Raasay Trophy for Best Film in No Special Category – “Moon Song” by Simon Earwicker

 

Kath Jones Cup for Best Joke Film Under Five Minutes – “Garden Tips” by Colin Jones

 

Vic Teen Trophy for Best film Set To Music – “Engine Shop” by John And Ann Epton

 

Mike Turner Plate for Best film Under One Minute – “Team Work” by Colin Jones

 

Top Ten 2011: Winner – “Picture Picture” by Mike Shaw Runner Up – “Connoisseur” by Barbara Walker

Oscar Night. The Picture Parade

Little Oscar himself!
Little Oscar himself!

You’ve pestered, you’ve begged, you’ve fretted, you’ve sweated. but in spite of all that I’m not going to be stopped!

Alan cuts a dash in the costume de rigueur dicky bow look
Alan cuts a dash in the costume de rigueur dicky bow look

So Film Fans, I give you…THE OVFM OSCAR NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS!
Please! Thank you, settle down, mind what you’re doing with that monopod missus, where’s me wash board, I didn’t come here to get insulted…I could have stayed at home!

An Expectant Crowd (not to be confused with a crowd of those expecting!)
An Expectant Crowd (not to be confused with a crowd of those expecting!)

Anyway On With The Show. But first I must be serious for a moment. We now live in a highly litigious society where health and safety concerns dog our every move. For some the arrival of conker season doesn’t bring joy but a fearful rush for hard hat and goggles, and fetching something down from the top of the cupboard requires a safety net and padded suit!

Security Has Arrived.
Security Has Arrived.

But here at OVFM we’re not like that, we laugh in the face of danger…ha ha. Only last week I heard of an OVFM member who didn’t flinch when he dropped his ginger hob nob he just calmly reached down, picked it up and carried on as if nothing had happened. Brave? You bet yer!

Glamorous Pat shows us how it’s done
Glamorous Pat shows us how it’s done

And what about the OVFM member who recently took up rollerskating? Determined to fulfil a lifelong ambition and do something adventurous he didn’t hesitate to get out there and have a go. (The doctor says he’s doing fine and the cast can come off in about six weeks).

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However after vetting my article the OVFM lawyers (Fleeceham, Grabbit & Runn) have insisted that I preface it with a warning to protect those of a sensitive disposition.

The Comedy Dream Team, Corrie, Colin and Basil
The Comedy Dream Team, Corrie, Colin and Basil

So here goes…
WARNING the following contains images of a grown man in a banana costume, if you are offended by such images (and those of unconstrained handshaking and back slapping too) please look away now. In fact why not look at Reg’s Favourite Films article which has had some really fascinating posts added to it recently.

Yes, I Have no Bananas. Mike demonstrates his unstinting support of ‘Blitz and Bananas’ the film
Yes, I Have no Bananas. Mike demonstrates his unstinting support of ‘Blitz and Bananas’ the film

 

Still here?
Then sit yourself down, take a deep breath and we’ll begin!

For the full selection of photos visit the gallery.

Sam presents Ann and John with the Vic Treen Trophy
Sam presents Ann and John with the Vic Treen Trophy
Respectful as ever Lee presents Barbara with her Top Ten Runner Up certificate
Respectful as ever Lee presents Barbara with her Top Ten Runner Up certificate
David is presented with the Jubilee Shield by Brenda
David is presented with the Jubilee Shield by Brenda
Colin again with his two leading ladies from 'Team Work', winner of the Mike Turner Plate
Colin again with his two leading ladies from ‘Team Work’, winner of the Mike Turner Plate
Simon and Annabelle the John Bonham -alike star of his ‘Rhythm of Life’ mockumentary
Simon and Annabelle the John Bonham -alike star of his ‘Rhythm of Life’ mockumentary
Multi award winning Mike with banana impersonating namesake Mike
Multi award winning Mike with banana impersonating namesake Mike
Freddy congratulates Barbara for winning the Alice Howe Trophy
Freddy congratulates Barbara for winning the Alice Howe Trophy
Bob is recognized for his great film ‘Switzerland’
Bob is recognized for his great film ‘Switzerland’
John is given a Commended Certificate for his film 'Mystery of the Garden Shed', as seen on the BBC
John is given a Commended Certificate for his film ‘Mystery of the Garden Shed’, as seen on the BBC
Are you allowed to do that Chris? And with hubby there too!
Are you allowed to do that Chris? And with hubby there too!
Brenda gets a pressie from Freddy and Chris for all her competition work
Brenda gets a pressie from Freddy and Chris for all her competition work
Are you allowed to do that Chris? And with hubby there too!
Are you allowed to do that Chris? And with hubby there too!
Is that Cherie I see there?
Is that Cherie I see there?

OVFM Club Meeting Tuesday March 13th 2012 – OVFM OSCARS!!

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls and Miscellaneous – dust off your glad rags as it is once again time for the annual OVFM Oscars!!

Those lowlifes in Hollywood had the audacity to pinch the idea of awarding films with prizes and statuettes some 50 plus years before OVFM came up with it but that hasn’t stopped the club from showing them how it should be done!

On Tuesday March 13th at the Barnard Rooms, St Augustine’s Petts Wood the crème de la crème of the work created by the talented members of OVFM will be rewarded in a gala evening of epic proportions that will razzle you, dazzle you and – if you play your cards right – bejazzle you!

Last year young Reg “Reg” Lancaster walked away with four prizes (but had to give them back until he was officially awarded them) for his epic drama “Finnish Foibles” followed by the debut outing by someone unknown lump of gristle called Lee Relph, whose contemplative paean to the survivors of the great authors cull of 1922 “Writers Block” bagged three awards. For the full list of winners from last year please click HERE (but not until you’ve finished reading this page!).

So who will reign supreme this year? Can Reg Lancaster score big two years in a row? Who will take home the Mike Turner Plate? Did anyone successfully put a film to music in an award wining style? Which nine films were not voted winner of the annual Top Ten competition? Do you care? If you do then join your affable (or is it flammable? I forget which) host Chris “Cats” Coulson as he guides us through the murky waters of the 2012 OVFM OSCARS!!

 

Be there or don’t. It’s up to you.

OVFM TOP TEN COMPETITION 2012

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It’s baaack!

The annual OVFM Top 10 Competition for 2012 is due to start soon and once again it will be contested over five rounds across the year. In the 2011 competition we had 24 entries – can we top that number this year?

Competition organiser Brenda Wheatley has released the line-ups for each round so please check to see in which group your name is included:

 

Round 1 (22nd May)

Bob Wyeth

Lee Relph

Mike Turner

Frank Hyde

Jane Oliver

Gwen Whippy

Bob Vine

Mike Graham

Ian Menage

Ed Jarnot

Sam Brown

Cherie Hamlet-Smith

 

Round 2 ( July 17th)

Peter Mitchell

Val Pinkerton

John Bunce

Hugh Darrington

Colin Jones

David Laker

Mo & Peter Lodge

Annabelle Lancaster

Charlie & Nellie Caseley

Barbara Darby

Chris Coulson

Lizzie Mathews

 

Round 3 (August 28th)

Barbara Walker

Alan Whippy

Reg Lancaster

Freddy Beard

Brenda & Roger Wheatley

Peter Llewllyn Smith

Jess & Richard Pugh

Barbara J. Darby

Simon Earwicker

Harold & Maisie Trill

Jennie Jarnot

Mike & Jo Coad

 

Round 4 (September 25th)

Christine Collins

Brian Pfeiffer

Mike Shaw

Craig Robinson

Peter Reilly

Ann & John Epton

John Ransley

John Alford

Tony Faller

Pat Palmer

Anna Littler

Ann Perrin & Alan Gage

 

Round 5 (October 23rd)

Andy & Marian Watson

Jim Morton Robertson

Barbara Walker

Mike Bishop

Andy Webb

Basil Doody

Sylvia Snipp

Ray Hewitt

Derek Allen

Alan Smith

Malcolm Goodwin

Susan Ward

Len Lawrence

 

If you don’t have your film ready by the given date please let Brenda know so that she can try to find someone else to fill the gap in the evening. If your film is ready early please bring it along on a top ten night and if there is time we will show it.

If you miss your given round you can bring your film along to a later one, but it will only be shown after those drawn for that round, if there is time.

Be sure to check back as the competition progresses.

Now get filming people! 🙂

OVFM Club Meeting January 3rd 2012

 

Hello and Happy New Year to you all!

I trust you’ve all managed to remain relatively unscathed by the Yuletide celebrations but that is now in the past and here at OVFM it’s business as usual. And what better way to kick of the new year than by finishing up last year’s Top 10 competition.

It’s been a hard fought contest, the likes we have not seen since John Prescott and Eric Pickles both spotted the last roast chicken in the House of Commons canteen. The ten films we will see again during this week’s meeting scored the highest points by you, the OVFM faithful, during the qualifying rounds. We have an eclectic mix of films all vying for the esteemed pole position, which has been claimed by such club luminaries as Mike Shaw, a Barbara Darby, Hugh Darrington and (surprise surprise) Reg Lancaster (whose only remaining contest he has yet to win is Miss OVFM although I believe he is making a concerted effort this year!). The full list of winners can be found HERE.

To keep things interesting for us (or maybe an act of pure sadism) our resident competition organiser Brenda Wheatley will not be releasing the competing film titles beforehand  – although the finalists themselves have been notified to give them a chance to fix any issues raised during the feedback sessions at the first screening (although I can confirm that at least one finalist wasn’t able to amened my…er, his film so you’ll have to make do with the original version warts and all and be done with it).

Also this meeting is the last date for submitting your entry forms to the Annual Competition. More details, including a downloadable entry form, are now up HERE.

Good luck to the ten finalists and see you all on Tuesday!

OVFM Club Meeting Tuesday October 11th 2011

 

FINAL ROUND!!

 

And so the final round of this year’s competition is upon us. We’ve seen some interesting films thus far although it is fair to say that the response has been little underwhelming, with the highest number of films submitted for one session being just five (in the last round, the results for which can be found HERE).

Of course this may be because people are leaving it to the last minute before making their films which would suggest, if this is the case, that this closing round could break the record for films shown in one evening!

So, who out of the following will be marking their mark on this year’s competition with their submissions?

 

Ann and John Epton

Susan Ward,

Annabelle Lancaster

Chris Coulson (I bet it’s about cats…)

Bob Vine

Zoe Taylor

Mike Turner

Jim Morton-Robertson

Mike Bishop

Steve Wheeler

Christine Collings

Harold and Maisie Trill

 

We also have an updated list of members who have yet to participate in any of the previous which can be found HERE If your name is on it and you have a film then please bring it along and make the most of your last chance to enter the contest.

As always it would be greatly appreciated if you could reply to this post and kindly let us know is you are going to be submitting a film or not, as this is a great help for planning out the evening, especially for our resident master of the media players Simon “Snapper” Earwicker.

See you on Tuesday and good luck to all who enter a film!

OVFM TOP TEN COMPETITION 2011

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The annual OVFM Top 10 Competition  is now under way with the eventual winner to be announced at the Oscars ceremony in 2012! To learn more about the Top 10 click HERE.

Meanwhile here are the results of the individual rounds. Be sure to check back as the competition progresses.

 

ROUND ONE RESULTS (held June 7th 2011)

1st – “Engine Turning” by Barbara Darby    53.89

2nd – “The Miracle” by Lee Relph     51.45

3rd – “To Italy by Gondola” by Andy Watson   50.36

4th – “Iguazu Falls” by Brian Pfieffer    46.68

 

ROUND TWO RESULTS (held July 19th 2011)

1st – “Connoisseur” by Barbara Walker    54.19

2nd – “Survivor’s Leave” by Simon Earwicker    50.30

3rd – “Three Boys In The Blitz” by Derek Allen   44.54

 

ROUND THREE RESULTS (held August 16th 2011)

1st – “Picture, picture on the wall” By Mike Shaw  58.26

2nd – “Switzerland” by Bob Wyeth  47.39

3rd – “Pearl on the Med” by John Ransley  37.82

 

ROUND FOUR RESULTS (held September 13th 2011)

1st – “Why are Icebergs Blue” by David Laker   54.66

2nd – “Out of the Darkness”  by Jane Oliver  48.34

3rd –  “Conversation with Diana Springall ”  by Jim Morton-Robertson     48.21

4th –  “Lago di Garda”  by Alan Smith   43.03

5th –  “Floriade” by Richard Pugh  36.68

(This may have been his first entry into a club competition.)

 

ROUND FIVE RESULTS (held October 11th 2011)

1st  – Chatsworth” by Susan Ward  51.78

2nd  – “The Garden Shed” by John Bunce  50.67

3rd  –  “Bells Down” by Harold Tril  49.02

4th  –  “Percy Pitcher remembered” by Hugh Darrington  48.20

5th  –  “Year Zero” by Mike Coad   47.92

6th  –  “Finding Granny’s Granny” by Anna Littler  47.72

7th  –  “Teego’s travels” by Chris Coulson  47.05

8th  – “1759” by Mike Turner  42.78

9th  –  “One of my other hobbies” by Roger Wheatley  40.13

 

With the qualifying rounds now complete the Top Ten finalists have been notified and have until January 3rd 2012 to make any necessary adjustments or revisions to their films based on the feedback given during the screenings and the winner will be announced at the Oscars.

Thanks to all who entered a film and good luck to all the finalists!!