- Four members of SDFM attended the Sussex Film Festival at Wivelsfield Green Village Hall on Sunday 9th October. Unfortunately, there were only additionally six other paying attendees. The organisers, Jonathan & Janet Wilde, Keith Sayers, David Fenn and Joy Prosser made up the remaining numbers in the hall, making this a very poorly attended event. But this meant there were plenty of delicious refreshments, all made by Joy (for a much larger number of people), for the attendees to enjoy, meaning there were plenty of ‘doggy-bags’ taken home at the end as well. There was much discussion about whether this could be the last Sussex in view of the poor attendance.
- Anyway, SDFM came away with some great successes. 18 competition films were screened, together with some previous festival winning films, (to fill the middle of the festival, which included SDFM’s 2019 winner ‘The Bench by the Sea‘). The competition films included 6 from SDFM and its members, with Howard Johnson and Chris Morgan submitting private entries. And the winners were:
- ‘A Musical Journey – England’ won the award for ‘Best Use of Sound’ and also the ‘Best Club Film’ (having been entered by the club on Kai Vollprecht’s behalf).
- ‘Arundel – A Walk through Time’ won the Best Documentary award. Congratulations go to those involved in the making of those films.
- ‘Euthimmersia’ – a comedy film noir by Steven Lancefield, won the most awards, including the overall ‘Challenge Trophy and the ‘Mike Coad Trophy’ as the audience favourite.
Photos: Mike Spanton
1. Bob Summers receiving the SDFM awards from Mike Whyman FACI
2. The Sussex Organisers from left to right: Jonathan Wilde; Mike Whyman; Keith Sayers; David Fenn