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Annual Member’s Competition 2023

Judges comments: “This gang of four of produced an excellent, humorous and entertaining film through the use of puppet animation. The subtle music track and clear vocals synchronise with the ongoing action, supported by clear, along with very creative graphics and slick editing enhanced this comedic film.”

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Members Competition 2022

Only Four in the World by Brian O’Connell, Peter Frost, and Dick Grainger is a very engaging documentary about the rebuilding of one of the world’s rarer motorbikes.
The makers were awarded, The Jackson Trophy for Overall Winner, The Pat Dohery Award for the Best Use of Sound, The Moorey Award for Best Documentary, and The Dick Hibberd Trophy for Best Camerawork.

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Members Competition 2021

Tim Stannard’s clever comedy ‘The Case Of the Missing Pickle Magnate’ was awarded Jackson Trophy for Best Overall Film, The Arthur English Trophy for Photography, The Penny Johnson Trophy for Best Editing, and the The Ron Clements Shield for Creativity.

The annual Member’s Competition held on 3rd December 2021, when seven entries were received.

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Members Competition 2020

Dave Skertchly’s film ‘Mary Rose, the The True Story’ was inspired by the cartoons made by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin back in the 1960’s.

It tells the story of why the Mary Rose sank in front of Henry the VIII on that fateful day in July 1545 and we find out that it was “true loves story…strange but true”.

Dave won the ‘Jackson Trophy’ for Overall Winner, and also Pat Doherty Cup for ‘Best use of Sound’.

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Members Competition 2019

This image is from Nigel Davey’s beautifully moving film ‘Faith and Photography’ which was was awarded the Jackson Trophy for Best Overall Film and also the Arthur English Trophy for Best photography.

Sixteen entries were received from twelve club members, resulting in a wide range of subjects.

The club was very privileged to have Jan and Dave Watterson judging the films this year.
Jan and Dave are International Judges, and Dave was elected President of UNICA (Union Internationale du Cinema) in 2015.

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Members Competition 2018

Jim Reed’s documentary film ‘Making a Difference’ was recorded at the Hawk Conservancy in Andover, and includes some stunning shots of birds of prey in flight.

The Bird featured in this image is the Bald Eagle, but Jim focused most of his film raising the plight of the much maligned and critically endangered species, the vulture.

Jim received four Awards, The Jackson Trophy for Overall Winner,The Moorey Award for Best Documentary, The Dick Hibberd Trophy for Best Camerawork, and The Pat Doherty Award for the Best Use of Sound.

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Members Competition 2017

The annual Club Members Competition had twelve entries for 2017.
Amongst this year’s films were Documentaries, Holiday’s, Comedies, a Wedding, a visual Sound Poem and a Musical Fantasy.
Two new club members Peter Stratford and Patric Hinde both entered films.
Peters film ‘Chinese New Year 2017 in Hong Kong’ was full of interesting facts and good camerawork, it won the ‘Best First Time Winner’ trophy and also Best Use of Sound.
Patric Hinde who is an MGBGT enthusiast as well as a keen film maker created a 1min comedy about his beloved car which the audience enjoyed.

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Members Competition 2016

The 2016 Club Members Competition, held on 2nd December was judged by Tim Stannard,Vice Chairman of Staines Video Makers, his wife Martine and Geoff Rippingale, all active film makers.,

There were eleven entries, competing for nine trophies.

Gillian Gatland took three of those awards for her entry ‘Thai Umbrellas’.

The film ends with Gillian invited to have something of hers decorated, and we see in close up, the artistry as what at first looked like a flower design ends up as a butterfly in floral surround – a great souvenir!