A nostalgic look at everyday life in the garrison town of Colchester during World War One proved a winning theme for Bernard Polley’s entry in the Open. (23 September 2014)
The competition, the first of the 2014/15 season, attracted six entries but Barnard’s distinctive film making style and painstaking research attracted 168 marks, eight ahead of runner up John Howden with “If”. Third was Bryan Littlewood with “Sea Rescue Station 17, Hermanus”.
Colchester Film Makers Club was the overall winner of the East Anglian Film Competition, winning both the 15 minute programme and Best Film trophies.(4 October 2014)
The host club’s winning entries were "Sorry", a drama about a failed murder; "Capability", a delightful cameo of autumn in a stately garden; and "Albedo", an enlightening film about the importance of reflections.
The EAFC Best Film trophy was awarded to “Sorry”, a club project, which was directed and edited by Peter Noakes with John Jones on camera. (Pictured are the film crew and cast).
The annual competition is between Colchester, Cromwell Video Camera Club of Cambridgeshire and Lowestoft Movie Makers.
Latest Films - Short
"Spitalfields Tea Dance" by Bryan Littlewood
"Our Destiny" by Brian Salmons
"Frustration" by Brian Salmons
Just to remind you that on the 18th JJ is leading the club tribute to our dearly departed Brian Pearce. Please do attend if you can.
Also to remind you that the following week is the Documentary Competition, for which there have been 5 entries. Since this is an externally judged event this evening was the deadline for entries. Typically, this is our strongest category, so please come along and see what your friends have been up to.
If you haven’t done so already please make sure that you enter our name on the Christmas social attendance list that is normally on the subs table as you come into the hall. Make sure that you indicate your food preference; either fish or Chicken.
The current season handbooks have been available for a few weeks now, if you haven’t picked one up as yet, they are also to be found on the same table on club nights. There are a few left.