Ferring Cup and Hot Shorts Competitions

5th February saw the main club competitions – the Ferring Cup and Hot Shorts. A number of very good films were screened and the results pretty close. In the end the top prize the Ferring Cup itself went to Howard Johnson for his brilliant ‘The Land That Time Forgot’ shot at the International Sand Sculpture Festival […]

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SDFM Knock ’em for Six

Nineteen members and guests enjoyed a fun Skittles Evening at The Black Horse, Findon on 11th December, for the club’s Christmas Social. The Black Horse has changed its management during 2019 and the new licensees have done a lot to modernise the pub’s décor and provide a welcoming ambience.  One area that seems to have […]

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A Journey of a Documentary FilmMaker

Another brilliant presentation by our good friend Mark Jones, entertained members in the club room on Wednesday 4th December. Mark is involved with Adrian Caddy and Hat Trick Productions, in making a professional documentary about a motorcycle ride from England to the Artic Circle currently called ‘Caddy’s Arctic Ride’. Simon Caddy, Adrian’s son, was a Police […]

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KINEMACOLOR with Frank Gray

On Wednesday 20th November, the club was treated to a presentation by Frank Gary of the Screen Archive South East, on KINEMACOLOR, which was the first successful colour motion picture process, used commercially from 1908 to 1914. It was invented by George Albert Smith of Brighton, England in 1906. It was a two-colour additive colour process, […]

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An Evening with John Fisher

A couple of photos taken by Alan Cross, of John Fisher’s nostalgic presentation on Wednesday 16th October. It was a great evening – just a shame these events don’t get more support and better attendance from the membership.  For everyone there it was a very enjoyable evening, with John’s enthusiasm very obvious, and the 1950’s […]

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We continue to succeed with our films!

Howard, David and Mike from SDFM, attended the 50th Birthday Celebration of the annual SERIAC Sussex Film Festival at Wivelsfield Green Village Hall on Sunday 6th October, and struggled home with armfuls of trophies and awards. The turnout overall was rather disappointing with only 25 people attending from clubs in the south-east, together with individuals […]

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Alan Cross on story, script and screenplay writing

On Wednesday 2nd October Alan Cross gave us a fascinating presentation on all things writing for films.  His presentation included slides and film clips and covered the construction of a story, Log Lines (their construction and use) and screenplay writing. Alan broke down a screenplay and  illustrated it with clips from the film ‘Gladiator’ featuring […]

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