Our Films

A selection of South Downs Film Makers films, made by both individuals and as club films


Our Iceland Adventures
An incredible travelog of Iceland showing remote areas, volcanoes, lakes, geezers, glaciers and not forgetting the puffins. Winner of our 2024 Holiday Competition.


Love is in the air with this winner of the club’s 2024 2-minute film competition

Russian Winter
If you like snow, you’ll like this – runner-up in 2024 Holiday Competition.

Basilika Cistern
Winner of the 2024 Ferring Cup competition, with homage to James Bond and ‘From Russia with Love’.

Pump up the Jam
One of Howard’s collaborations and winner of the club 2024 1-minute competition

Horace Bradshaw
A comedy about the achievements of an Olympic runner, carrying the torch. 2023 Holiday Competition winner.
The Krimml Waterfall
Documentary showing the three stages of the Austrian waterfall’s descent.
This is the full version of the multi-award winning film by Alan Cross

A re-edit of a film about Lancing, West Sussex, which was made as part of the club’s 2022 Summer Shoot competition

The Festive Flame
The winner of our 2022 Christmas Competition, about beautiful Poinsettias
Shoreham Lifeboat
A fascinating insight into the operating of the lifeboat
Michael’s Toad
This won our 2-minute ‘Hot Short’ competition
Waterloo Timelapse
This won our 1-minute ‘Hot Short’ competition
Arundel – A Walk Through Time
4-Star winner at BIAFF and a fact-filled walk around this historic town
Ferring’s 2022 Jubilee events
A variety of weekend events in Ferring, West Sussex, to celebrate the 2022 Platinum Jubilee.
Well Connected
Comedy short which won the 1-minute SERIAC cup in 2022
The Virus
Don’t have nightmares after watching this 1-minute club competition winner
Alice’s Amazing Arundel Adventure
The 2nd of the Arundel ‘Summer Shoot’ films which won 3 stars at BIAFF
Starling Murmurations
Winner of our 2-minute ‘Hot Short’ competition
Parody in Motion
A completely bonkers but brilliant film set during the Covid lockdowns
A Musical Journey – Switzerland
One part of a 3 part series, which features Kai also in Germany and England
Moscow Metro 2018
Voted Best Travelogue at the 2021 Sussex Film Festival
Winner of Paterson Animation Cup at SERIAC Film Festival
Xmas Glow
Joint winner of the club’s 2021 Christmas competition
Christmas in South Africa
Joint winner of the 2021 Christmas film competition
Lisbon, Portugal
Winner of our 2021 Holiday film competition, by our newest member
Who is it?
Winner of the 1-minute Cup at the SERIAC Film Festival
Kruger National Park
Some great animal shots taken during a trip to the famous park
Tuscany, Italy
Holiday competition runner-up highlighting some beautiful photography
‘Corona’ by the Wiltshire Heart Throbs – A Charity Single
A music video for the Wiltshire Heart Throbs Charity single, “Corona”
Tide of Light
Filmed by South Downs Film Makers in 2019 as part of the Worthing Community Chest Project
Wreck of the Old Santa Cruz
Made during the third lockdown in early 2021, it tells a story of the good times we once all enjoyed whilst cruising the ocean waves
There will be better days
There will be better days for SDFM following the pandemic
Worthing Light Festival 2019
Filmed by South Downs Film Makers in 2019 as part of the Worthing Community Chest Project
Kyzylkum Desert 2014
A great holiday documentary with very interesting fact-based narration
Betty’s Last Rites
The next instalment for our favourite celebrity
Did You?
Winner of ‘Best Comedy’ at the 2020 Sussex Film Festival
Madrid 2019
Interesting fact-packed film about Spain’s capital city
Worthing Rowing Club
Filmed as part of the Worthing Community Chest project by SDFM
Treasures of the Caribbean
Beautiful member’s AV entry for the 2020 Holiday Competition
RIO in 7 days
Winner of the club’s Holiday Competition 2020, filmed entirely on an iPhone XS and DJI Mavic Mini drone
Porto, Portugal
A delightful insight into this beautiful city.
Up the Lazy River
Boat ride in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa
Club Night
The task was for members to film some objects brought into the club room, and make a 1-minute film. Here is one of those films.
The Land that Time Forgot
A futuristic view of our planet as seen through the eyes of sandcastles
Tea Making in Sri Lanka
A short film showing the whole process from leaf picking to drinking
Worthing Portrait Artist of the Year 2019
SDFM were at this annual event to record the artists and sitters
A Toast to Tarring
Hidden away in the outskirts of Worthing is the village of Tarring. This film visits the village to see all it has to offer.
High Jinx
A short one minute film set to a well tried joke and involving the two fall guys.
   Ship of Fools
A satirical political ceramic sculpture at Canterbury Museum.
Winner of the 2-minute competition
   Dead on Time
A bored housewife decides to take action with unexpected consequencies.
Winner of the Albany competition
A story telling the history of the Atlantic Island of Madeira and places of interest.
   Painting with Glass
A short documentary about Worthing based designer glass artist, Siobhan Jones, who creates amazing commemorative glass windows for display on Worthing Pier.
   Road to Hoops Aid
Behind the scenes view of the charity basketball game.
Betty’s Big Break
Betty’s back following her outing in ‘Cold Calling’. But it doesn’t end well!
   Goody two Shoes
A film club production dealing with a mass shooting at a school – an experiment in writing scenes with dramatic tension.
   Stay for the Raffle
An absent minded professor lectures on memory, only to be embarrassed when his own memory falters.
   Moscow’s Underground
A fascinating view of the beautiful stations on the Moscow underground.
   Devon and Cornwall
Three National Trust stately homes and the quaint harbours along the south coast of Cornwall.
The churches, places, museums of the town of Palermo.
A young person trying to make a film without much success.
The Elephant
The tale of a talented artistic child who comes up against the wrath of an arrogant middle class art curator!
Are you sitting comfortably?
Documentary about a local furniture maker.
   Late Autumn
A film by Roy Powell which came 3rd in the 2017 ‘Newcomers Challenge’ club competition.
   The Bench by the Sea
Winner of the Sussex Film Festival 2016
Ralph Waters
Lovely documentary about the long standing organist at Christ Church, Worthing
The Picture
A 2-star drama winner at the 2018 British International Amateur Film Festival
Frozen Out
Comedy Short
The Curse of McCarthy
A gipsy curse with a twist at the end
Jerusalem to Rustington
A short film about Sir Hubert Parry and the Women’s Institute
Travel Companion
Best film at 2018 SERIAC Film Festival and 5-stars at BIAFF 2018
Historic Malta
Joint ‘Holiday Competition’ winner in 2017
Tea and Toast
Winner of 3 stars in the British International Amateur Film Festival
Turn It Up
A 1-minute ‘Hot Short’ comedy sketch
Holiday film by Irina Pitman which came joint 1st in the 2017 ‘Holiday Competition’
Brighton Beach
A film by Alan Cross which won the club’s Ferring Cup competition in 2017
The Fabulous Colours of Yellowstone
A delightful film by Ken Grainger won the club’s ‘Newcomers Trophy’ in 2017
Tea 4 Two Meet Roy Powell
Find out about Roy’s passion for budgerigars
Voyage of Discovery
Holiday Competition winner in 2016
Hidden Treasures of Old Shoreham Town
Best Treasure Hunt film in 2016
   Late Autumn
A film by Roy Powell which came 3rd in the 2017 ‘Newcomers Challenge’ club competition.
  The Sweet Life
An amusing sketch between husband & wife
baggy point Incident at Baggy point
A Howard Johnson Comedy
The Young Escapers
Mr Noah  Mr Noah builds his dreamboat
A man achieves his ambition
 Treasure Hunt  Worthing Treasure Hunt
Winner 2014
 End of the Day
What a homecoming!
   New Horizons
Helping the disadvantaged
   Heavenly Spirit
How to get to a safe place.
   Snap Decision
A grumpy Husband
   The Messenger
The messenger brings bad news with a twis
   Fat Elvis
Not quite Elvis, more a tribute to Michael
   Secrets of a Happy Marriage
Conversation between a Happy Couple
 Lifes a Circus_Thumb  Life`s a Circus
The every day life in a circus
   Fan Fare
Football Fans waiting for a meal
   Oh Doctor!
Fellow has to strip off in front of the doctor – trouble is, the doc is female…
   The Last Train
A thriller to keep you guessing right up to the end
 Dukes Brakfast  The Duke’s Breakfast
A fun version of Upstairs and Downstairs
   Woody Wonker’s Wonder Tours
Don’t delay – take the wonder tour today
   Brotherly Love
Romantic drama about two brothers and their love for one lady.