Annual Club Competition

Surrey Border Movie Makers held their annual club competition on 5th December.  The competition is held at the end of each year and the films are judged using external judges.    This year the judges came from Circle 8, a film making club based in Guildford.  Terence Patrick, Dawn Owers and Malcolm Bridger viewed the films and had to make the difficult decisions of who received which trophy.

There were twelve entries from members, both new and experienced.  The judges praised the high standard of the content of the films and the technical ability of the film makers.  New member Ollie McCoy-Page won the Best Holiday and Best Photography trophies for The Beauty of Scotland and the First Time Winner trophy as well as Best Overall for World War I, 100th Anniversary.   Other awards: Murphy’s Law  made by father and son members Marc and Elliot Stanley gained a Commended Certificate, Round Trip With Dave won Best Camerawork, the animated film Big Bang created by Neil Cryer won the Best Creative Shield, Oakleaf a promotional film made by Steve Michell about the mental health charity won Best Documentary and Best Editing.   Finally a second film about World War I, 100th anniversary this time created by Gordon Sutton won the Best Use of Sound trophy.

On Sunday 8th the club held their Christmas lunch at the Farnham House Hotel, at which Brian O’Connell, Peter Frost and Colin Lewis entertained members with an impromptu Christmas rendition of “Merry Christmas Everybody” by Slade.

Surrey Border Movie Makers meet on the first Friday of each month.  Please note the first meeting in 2015 will be Friday 9th January.  We are a film making club whose members consist of retired professionals, experienced film makers and complete beginners.  We share a love of making films which we do to the best of our ability.  Interested to see what we do?  Visit our website:   We meet at the St. Joan’s Centre, 19 Tilford Road, Farnham GU9 8DJ.  There is plenty of parking.  Your first visit is free.  Contact:


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