BEFM Competitions


Following the AGM in May 2016 the Committee agreed to review the number and type of competitions run each year.  The decision was made to create more collaborative, adventurous films involving more club members.  Consequently there will be three competitions this year, each covering a different genre.  Competing teams will submit a film for each competition.  The final competition of the year will be an Open Competition for the best film produced in the last 12 months, either by an individual or a team.

November, 2016 - The Ron Barnes Trophy - Film to Music or Verse
Details to be added.

The trophy was dedicated to Ron Barnes, a past Chairman and Secretary of the club who was a keen film maker.

February, 2017 - The Ray Barr Trophy - Documentary Film

The winning team of Roy Symmons, Richard Gandy, Derek Miller, Rodney Willott and Geoff Bourne won the trophy for their documentary film "Mosaic" which depicts a local artist decorating the front of his house in mosaics.  The trophy was presented by the Chairman, Roger Davies.

Ray Barr was a past Secretary of the club, a regular film maker and the trophy was donated by his family.

June, 2017 - The Ernie Wise Trophy - Story Line/Drama Film

The winning team of Sara Shankster, Richard Gandy, Roy Symmons and Roger Davies (not in the picture) won the trophy for their film "Train of Thought" which was shot on location at Fawley Hill Railway.  The trophy was presented by the Club Secretary Bob High.

The trophy was donated by Ernie Wise who became Club President for several years from 1977.

July, 2017 - The Maigret Trophy - Open Competition - for any film made in the last 12 months

The winning team of Helen High, Bob High, Sara Shankster and David Jarman won the Trophy for their film "It's Going to Rain Today" which cleverly depicts the images and emotions of the words of the song.  The trophy was presented by the current ClubPresident John Barlow.

The trophy was donated by Rupert Davies, the actor who played Maigret in the television series and who was Club President from 1966 to 1977.


May 2017 - IAC North Thames Region Knockout Competition

After being finalists twice in recent years the club this year, on the 7th May, won the final round,of the IAC North Thames Region Knockout Competition beating eleven clubs who entered the competition over the preceding rounds.

The Knockout Competition requires a programme of 30 minutes or less and containing no more than five films.

...and here are some of last year's winners receiving their Trophies.