FOTY2014A Hollywood-style awards evening comes to Colchester on Tuesday April 8 when Colchester Film Makers Club stages its prestigious Film of the Year competition.

The venue is the Headgate Theatre in Chapel Street North (CO2 7AT).….. And the show is open to the public.

Known as the Boudicca Awards, the programme is a showcase for the best films of the current season made by club members.

A panel of three independent judges will be tasked with finding the overall winner.

In addition, there will be a newsreel of public events in and around Colchester during the past 12 months.

Tickets for non-member are £4, concessions £3: please use the Contact link below to order your tickets from the Club Secretary.

Members of the host team share a light hearted moment with colleague Brian PearceMembers of the host team share a light hearted moment with colleague Brian Pearce (right) who sadly passed away two days after the competition. Brian, a former chairman of the club, will be remembered with great affection.

CFMC has won through to the semi-finals in the runners up category of the IAC 4X4 competition.

The club hosted the qualifying round B of the newly renamed competition, formerly the IAC Triangle competition, on 15 March. Also taking part were Mid Suffolk Video & Camera Club, Potters Bar Film Makers, and Wanstead and Woodford Movie Makers.

Read more: IAC 4x4 Competition

Enchanting AdventureAn enchanting story of a young brother and sister’s search for their missing cat caught the imagination and support of the three independent judges of the Chairman’s Cup, voting “Finding Rockzy” best film in the six-sided competition.

Film maker Bijunu Padincharayil shot the seven minute movie during a brief visit home to Kerala, India in December after persuading his nephew and niece Ashwin and Aiswarya to take on the starring roles.  Rockzy is the family pet.

Read more: An Enchanting Adventure

RayJenningsThe winner of this season’s edit to music competition, the Ray Jennings Challenge Trophy, was Mike Saucede with his three and a half minute sea trip movie “Copenhagen to Bremen”. In second place was Bryan Littlewood with “Rio” and in third place was Mike Saucede with “Blackwater Sailing”.

The competition was judged by John Jones and John Howden. Members also got the opportunity to vote separately and their result was: first, Peter Noakes with “Olympics”; second, Bryan Littlewood with “Rio” and third, Mike Saucede with “Copenhagen to Bremen”.

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