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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Camera bashing!

An evening of ‘camera bashing’ took place at the club meeting on Wednesday 16th January. No not literally but a chance to hear from the experts on the merits, special features and affordable market choices of CAMCORDER v DSLR v OTHERS.  Howard Johnson put together a short presentation of different types of cameras illustrating pros and cons […]

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Mark Jones evening

Our good friend Mark Jones entertained us in his own inimitable way on the club evening of 21st November. Christmas Past, Present & Future was his theme for the evening with him highlighting his own work and activities past, present & future.  Photo below shows our chairman Roy Powell with Mark in contemplative mood. 

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Shirley Western visits SDFM to preview biopic about her life

Wednesday 7th November saw the premiere of David Allen’s amazing biopic about Shirley Western, the legendary big band singer, who has been in the entertainment business for more than 60 years. Shirley, 82, has entertained around the UK and internationally. At one time, she led her own band, ‘Shirley Western and the Rocking Ravers’, and […]

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SDFM collects Best Comedy award and a handful of others at the Sussex Film Festival

9 club members (out of a total of about 40 people) attended the Sussex Film Festival this year at Wivelsfield Village Hall on Sunday 7th October, and enjoyed a huge variety of films from all across Sussex. All 22 entries for the competition were shown interspersed with a refreshment break and a delicious buffet. SDFM […]

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