5 Minute Competition
This years’ 5 Minute Competition required entries to contain the letters “V A L”, either consecutively, or in sequence in the film title.
After showing all the entries in the first half of the evening, film makers then discussed their films with members during the second half. All agreed this was a useful way to receive useful and constructive feedback.
Members judged the entries on the night, and from a field of 6, the winner was Peter Bloor’s film “Valise”. An informative and light hearted look at the history of the handbag!
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.
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.
Our latest visitor to the club was Sharon Richards from Sale, who told us her inspirational story following a couple of bouts of serious illness.
Sharon, who worked as a consultant psychologist in her early days, discovered the power of story telling in 2002, and discovered Buddhism around the same time. Something which totally changed her life.
She outlined the power and history of story telling, and recounted a few for club members.
An inspirational story, and very entertaining evening!
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.