Cinematographer Nick Driftwood evening

The evening of Wednesday 5th June was given over to cinematographer Nick Driftwood. Club members saw a presentation Nick made at the The Photography & Video Show at the NEC back in March, and as they were very impressed with what they learned, and the fact that he lives in Brighton, they invited him to […]

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More success at the Chichester Challenge

Thirteen members from SDFM attended the Chichester Challenge, held on Wednesday 15th in Chichester Film & Video Makers clubroom in Tozer Way, Chichester.  Our entries were Dead on Time; Painting with Glass; Ferring Postcard plus two shorts High Jinx and Well Connected.  I am delighted to report that our team were successful in beating our […]

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SDFM success at the Albany

The Albany is a themed film-making competition, held annually since 1966, for film-making clubs across Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire.  This year’s competition was hosted by CFVM (last year’s winners) on Sunday 14th April at The Newell Centre, Chichester.  Eleven members and guests from SDFM attended. Seven films were entered for competition and this year’s […]

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Howard has been counting up our BIAFF stars!

I am pleased to report that South Downs received another successful batch of awards at this years British International Amateur Film Festival BIAFF, which was held in Birmingham between  25-28TH April.  Three of our entries The Elephant, The Curse of McCarthy and Frozen Out were screened on  Saturday 26 April at the The Hilton Garden […]

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Jump Start Productions – ‘Fractured’

Jump Start Productions from Brighton, visited the club on Wednesday 3rd April to show their award winning film Fractured. We were privileged to have the film producer Nathalie Grace, actress April Pearson and director Jamie Patterson attend to discuss the film with us following the viewing. Fractured won a record-breaking six awards at the 2016 British […]

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Ferring Cup Competition

Wednesday 6th February saw the clubs annual film competition – The Ferring Cup. All films entered in competitions spanning the previous 12 months are eligible and are automatically entered unless the member has won a competition during the year or declined entry. Running times are to be in excess of 2 minutes but not exceed […]

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Tribute to David Porter

The club was very saddened to learn of the death of long standing member David Porter at the end of January. He had been involved with amateur film making for many years and was Chairman of the highly successful Shoreham Cine Club throughout the 1970s and 80s. At the end of the 80s the club […]

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