On the 22nd November, we had another visit from prolific film maker, and multi award winner, Howard Smith.
Howard's passion for film making and boundless enthusiasm always comes across when he talks about his films and techniques, and this visit to the club was no exception!
The list of films he has in the pipe line is incredible, and there should be ample new material for his next visit!
A thoroughly entertaining evening.
This years' Open Competition was held on 18th October, and from a strong field the winner was judged to be Peter Bloor's film "Aqua Vide".
Congratulations to Peter and thanks to all members who submitted an entry.
C & G visit to Burnley Film Makers
On 17th October, the club paid a visit to Burnley Film Makers to present evening of club films.
We were represented on the night by Frank Swift, who presented the compilation (thanks to Frank Parker for putting this together).
The films went down very well, as did the supper Frank enjoyed during the evening!
Val Ellis, a long time member of Cheadle and Gatley Film Makers, passed away on 3rd January 2018.
Val was a tremendous asset to the club, and her huge knowledge of the amateur film-making world was invaluable in her recent role as Programme Secretary.
Val was a leading light in the IAC, and had held the position of President, Chairman, Council Member and Librarian at various times in the past. She was also deeply involved in BIAFF, both as an organiser and a judge.
The club is planning a tribute evening featuring some of Val's most memorable films on 10th January 2019, to mark the first anniversary of her passing.
There were 8 entries in this years' Holiday Competition which was held on 8th November.
Club Members judged the entries on the night, and the winning film was Phil Guy's entry, "My Dream Holiday".
This documented Phil's trip to Scotland to see the work being done to re-established the Red Kite to it's rightful place in our countryside.
There were some magnificent slow motion shots of the birds, and the film was a worthy winner.
Congratulations to Phil
UNICA Gold Medal
We're delighted to announce that David Andrew has been presented with his much deserved UNICA International Gold Medal at the IAC AGM at Market Harborough
The IAC is allowed to present one medal a year to a recipient judged to have actively gone to great lengths to promote better film-making.
David has given more than 100 lecture/talks to clubs and regions and has judged many competitions, including 9 times at the BIAFF competition.
The medal was presented by president Linda Gough.
Many congratulations from all at the club.