large groupPictured (left to right) are Henryk "Hen-the-Pen" Jachimczyk, Cllr Gerard Oxford, CFMC Chairman Barrie Gibbard, John Howden, John Groslin, Andy Merz, John "JJ" Jones and Bryan Littlewood.Club member Suzie Hart was on hand with her camera to capture the magic of the evening when CFMC staged its End of Season Showcase at Firstsite on May 16.

The winner of the coveted Film of the Year Boudicca was John Groslin with his stunning documentary “Monet’s Giverny”, which he filmed entirely on a tablet. It was also his first club competition entry.

John was presented with his trophy by Cllr Gerard Oxford, Mayor-elect of Colchester.

The Film Maker of the Year Boudicca went to Andy Merz, who has been a prolific film maker during the season. Club chairman, Barrie Gifford also presented Bryan Littlewood and Henryk Jachimczyk jointly with the Chairman’s Cup Boudicca.

There was an abundance of trophies for film maker John Howden, who won the Open, Five Minute, Ray Jennings and Holiday competitions.

John “JJ” Jones was awarded a surprise Boudicca for his “Outstanding Contribution” to CFMC over many years. “JJ” joined the club in the 1980s and has held various positions besides being an award- winning film maker and an experienced projectionist.

The evening, which attracted a host of VIPs as well as members of the public, was voted a huge success with much praise going to the MC, Henryk “Hen-the-Pen” Jachimczyk, for his humorous and engaging presentation.

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