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 theme was ‘Too Close to Call’.
We were honoured to win three trophies, including the prestigious award for Best Overall Entry with Dead on Time, written by Brian Meetens and directed and filmed by Mike Spanton. The last time we won this competition was in 2009, so well done indeed to all who were involved in making this film. This film also won the trophy for Best Use of Sound. Our second film, David Allen’s comedy Betty’s Big Break, also won the award for Best Editing. Well done, David.
The Runner Up Trophy and Best Comedy award went to Surrey Borders with their hilarious film, ‘Baby Shots’.
The theme for next year’s Albany competition is ‘A Change in Direction’. As this year’s winners, it will fall to us to host the competition at Ferring.