The Chichester Challenge

On Wednesday 10th May, 10 club members travelled to Chichester Film & Video Makers for the Annual Chichester Challenge competition between CFVM and SDFM. CFVM Chairman John Harvey introduced the evening with Charlie Allison (CFVM Competition Secretary) introducing the varied selection of films from each club, which were screened and then judged by the judging panel consisting of one judge from each club: SDFM – Pauline Reymond; CFVM – Tina Keller, and independent judge Phil Brown from Portsdown Video Makers.

After the screening of all 10 films, and whilst the judges deliberated over the markings for each film, we tucked into a lovely buffet provided by CFVM members. Then it was time for the results to be announced.

Whilst the SDFM film ‘Alice’s Amazing Arundel Adventures’ was the second highest scoring film shown, (second only to Clive Hand’s brilliant documentary ‘The Diver who saved Winchester Cathedral’), the overall winning club with 19 points was Chichester, with SDFM scoring a creditable 12 points.

SDFM felt that overall CFVM probably did deserve the win with Clive Hand’s films making a significant contribution to the CFVM scoreline. It was a very enjoyable evening and nice to meet up with CFVM members again after a long break.

Photos by Mike Spanton top to bottom:

The judges – Phil Brown; Pauline Reymond; Tina Keller.

The audience waiting for the next film.

Charlie Allison (left) receiving the trophy on behalf of CFVM from Phil Brown.