Affiliated to the IAC, CEMRIAC and the MIDLAND MOVIE MAKERS
We are a small but friendly camcorder club welcoming you whether you are a beginner
or advanced video producer. We meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday evening at 7.30
in the Braunstone Civic Centre on Kingsway between September and May. Our members
make their own films for entry into club level and regional competitions. Our yearly
programme has workshops, lectures and speakers on various subjects relating to the
hobby. The club also provides shows for other outside groups such as (W.I., flower
societies, garden clubs, retirement groups etc) and have a series of show reels for
exchanging with other clubs.You can join the club even if you have no equipment of
your own. You could be an actor, lighting or sound assistant, scriptwriter or assist
in any other way you can. So if you have all that holiday footage you do not know
what to do with, come and give us a try, with a free two week taster.
WELCOME BACK TO OUR 2017-2018 SEASON
SEP 21ST Opening evening after the summer break. During the summer 2 films were
made for the Tony Rose Competition, to be shown at the 3M’s Festival in October.
Last years winning films where discussed and chosen for the 3M’s League held throughout
the coming year.
SEP 28TH A visit from Market Harborough, a selection of Cine Films back in the
50’s. Digitalized and on DVD. We all enjoyed the “Blast from the past”, plus a film
made this year, about a Midlands Winery.
OCT 5TH First round 3’Ms League, hosted by Leicester, we had 8 visitors from various
clubs and everyone enjoyed the evening.
OCT 15TH 3M’s Autumn Festival at Newbold Verdon about 35 people attended, 8
from our club. There was a good selection of films, many we have not seen before.
Tony Rose Comp, this years theme was Moving - 1st place was Sutton Coldfield with
Moving On. The Camera Thorpe Music Comp - 1st place Sutton Coldfield with Friends.
The Documentary MMM Comp - 1st place was Sutton Coldfield with Feel Good Fire Breathing.
The John Player Fiction Comp - 1st place Sutton Coldfield with The Attic. The
Video Quip Trophy for the 1st time winner was Alan Moore with It’s a Deal.
In the Tony Rose Leicester got 3rd place with our version of Moving On and in the
Documentary Comp Tony Ward got 3rd place with Man with a Van and the Spray Can. Thankyou
to all those who entered.
Oct 19TH Film a Disc Comp. There were 6 entries, in joint 3rd place was Tony
Ward with Food Glorious Food and Barbara Peake with Up a Lazy River. 2nd place
was Cynthia Baker with A Winter’s Tale. 1st place was Toni Smith with Born Free
NOV 2ND Guest Speaker David Wilford on how to make better films.
NOV 16TH 2nd Round 3M’s Competition at Derby at their new venue. 7 of us visited
them and we all enjoyed the evening.
NOV 19TH CEMERIAC AUTUMN MOVIE FESTIVAL at Sutton Coldfield Arts Theatre. 7 members
attended and watched a good selection of films.
NOV 30TH 4 Minute Competition, we had 5 Entries, in 3rd place was Piston Polka
by Tony Ward, 2nd place Cooks Vintage Car Museum by Tony Ward, 1st place Going down
isn’t a problem by Cynthia Baker.
1 Minute Competition, we had 7 entries, in 3rd place was Love
is like a Butterfly by Cynthia Baker, in 2nd place was Fleeced by Chris Hall, 1st
place was Swanning Around by Barbara Peake.
DEC 5TH 4 members went over to Market Harborough to show them our 12 winning films
from 2016 - 2017.
DEC 14TH Christmas Social
Merry Christmas to you All
JAN 4TH IAC Films presented by Tony Ward
JAN 18TH 3rd Round 3M’S Competition at Nuneaton, 10 of our members attended
So well done all who ventured out on a winters evening. 1st place was WAVE with
BREAKING BARRIERS, 2nd place DERBY with BLACK & WHITE, and 3rd place LEICESTER
with WHAT LIES BENEATH. Check the Competitions page for placings 3’s Comp 2017
FEB 15TH BRITHISH NATURE/COUNTRYSIDE COMPETITION we had 6 Entries, In 3rd place
Oxford Botanic Gardens by Cynthia Baker, in 2nd place was Cygnus by Chris Hall,
in 1st place was A Family Affair by Barbara Peake, thank you to all who entered.
FEB 16TH 4th Round 3M’s Lichfield. 5 members attended. 1st place was NUNEATON
with BRONZE INHERITANCE, 2nd place LEICESTER with TALE OF TWO ISLANDS, 3RD place
was SUTTON COLDFIELD with WILLOW PADDOCK POOL IN THE MAKING.
FEB 25TH CEMRIAC SEMINAR at Perdiswell, Worcester. 4 of our members attended.
MAR 1ST CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER.
MAR 3RD KALEIDOSCOPE A joint venture with East Midlands AV group and Leicester
Movie Makers, this was the 5th Annual Show, it was a good attendance, considering
the snowy conditions.
MAR 8TH 3M’s 5th Round at Sutton Coldfield, 1st place was LEICESTER with MAN WITH
A VAN AND SPRAY CAN, 2nd place NUNEATON with TALL ORDER, 3rd place DERBY with HELPLESS.
Well done Tony Ward.
MAR 15TH HOLIDAY/DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION, we had 9 Entries. In 3rd place Hope
and Glory by Tony Ward, 2nd place Fallas Festival by Barbara Peake, 1st place From
Wrecks to Riches by Toni Smith.
APR 5TH Showreel.
APR 18TH 6th Round 3M’s Wave. We went into the Last round with 16pts, Sutton
Coldfield and Nuneaton, on 14pts each, so it was still all to play for. To be sure
of an overall win, we needed to secure a first or second place, but again the odds
where against us, and we got 3rd place, with IN THE ARMY NOW, in 2nd place was NUNEATON
with FOOD FOR THOUGHT and in 1st place was SUTTON COLDFIELD with HELPING HAND. which
left the result on the night, LEICESTER AND SUTTON COLDFIELD with 19pts each, but
on count back SUTTON COLDFIELD had more 1st places, so they took the trophy. WELL
DONE SUTTON COLDFIELD. A GOOD CONTEST THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 7of our members attended.
APR 26TH FILM OF THE YEAR, 10 Entries from the 5 Competitions throughout 2017/2018
season, The judge was Alan Atkinson, who attended on the night..In 3rd place, A
Winters Tale by Cynthia Baker, 2nd Place Cygnus by Chris Hall, 1st place Fallas Festival
by Barbara Peake.
This makes FILM MAKER OF THE YEAR - BARBARA PEAKE
The next meeting will be the AGM & Presentations on the 3rd May and the Annual Dinner
is on the 17th May.