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.
Scores of people gathered at the war memorial, outside Castle Park, at 7pm for a silent vigil to mark the centenary of the start of hostilities that were to cost so many lives – more than 1,000 from Colchester alone.
Included among those present were the town’s MP, Sir Bob Russell; the Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell; the new Bishop of Colchester, Roger Morris; and the garrison commander, Colonel Gary Wilkinson OBE.
Latest Films - Short
Colchester during the Great War 1914-18
"Colchester during the Great War 1914-18" by Bernard Polley
"If ...." from John Howden
Sea Rescue Station 17 Hermanus
"Sea Rescue Station 17 Hermanus" by Bryan Littlewood
"Cote d'Azur" by Brian Salmons
Vive Le Tour
"Vive Le Tour" by John Howden
Just to remind you all that we are having a members 'bring a film night' on Tuesday 28th, namely this coming week. As we managed to conclude all the marking and discussion on the competition films last week, we have the whole evening set aside, so there's plenty of time to show your films. There's no particular theme, although it Halloween week? if you have a film sitting in the back of the cupboard and you want to share (scare?) it among friends, why not bring it along. Look forward to seeing you there.
4th Nov 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11th Nov 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Club Filming Project
18th Nov 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A Film Tribute to Brian Pearce
25th Nov 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2nd Dec 2014 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Documentary Competition Discussion