Haywards Heath Movie Makers


October 8th (Sunday)

Sussex Film Festival

Wivelsfield Village Hall, Wivelsfield Green, RH17 7QH. Please also see the SERIAC website.

October 10th

Alan Early and 60 Second Competitions + Auction

This year's theme for the Alan Early is "As Time Goes By". Films can be any category, but with a maximum running time of 5 minutes, plus our annual one-minute film competition and a chance to buy or sell equipment.  

October 24th

Movie Showcase

Our annual public show to be staged in the Wesley Hall, Haywards Heath Methodist Church.

November 7th

Guest Speaker - Dr Frank Gray

Our old friend, Dr Frank Gray, will be presenting a programme of archive films and bringing us the latest news from Screen Archive South East.

November 21st


In our change of programme tonight, we'll be enjoying a showreel kindly provided by Chesterfield Film Makers.

December 12th

Christmas Party and Awards

Our jollities this year will take place at the new Age UK Hall, Lamb House, 2 Kleinwort Close, Haywards Heath, RH16 4XG. We kick off at 7.45pm to enjoy a glass or two, plus a lovely buffet, table quiz, and the annual presentation of awards.


January 16th


Your chance to have a say in the running of your club for the next year. Your input needed and welcomed.

January 30th

Edit Your Way - the results

An opportunity to see the various interpretations of the material given out in September.

Feb 13th

Retro Film Night

We're going to wallow in nostalgia as we dust off some of the early club films. Who knows what treasures we might unearth?

Feb 27th

Merv's Evening

Expect the unexpected! Merv is in charge once again for what is sure to be a surprising and entertaining evening.

March 13th

Holiday Competition

Get ready for our annual, armchair trip to some lovely holiday destinations as well as participating in this friendly competition.

March 27th

Guest Speaker - Andy Robertshaw

We have an extra special guest tonight, historian and broadcaster, Andy Robertshaw. Andy is a world-renowned expert on the First World War and will be talking to us about his role as a military advisor on the 2011, Steven Spielberg film, War Horse.

A very special evening and one definitely not to be missed!


March 28th

Mercury Movie Makers Presentation

We look forward to viewing some of the films made by this well established club based in the Leeds/Bradford area.

April 8th (Saturday, 1.30pm for 2.00pm)

SERIAC Film Festival

Come and enjoy some of the best films produced in the South East for a bargain price of £5.00, which will include an excellent buffet meal. Venue is the Oast Theatre, London Road, Tonbridge, TN10 3AN.

April 9th (Sunday, 2.00pm for 2.30pm)

Albany Competition

Please come and support our entry, "Shock Treatment", at the 51st Albany, which will be hosted by Chichester Film and Video Makers. Competition to be held at The Newell Centre, Tozer Way, St Pancras, Chichester, PO19 7LG.

April 11th

Members' Film Critique Evening

Bring along a film, old or new, to share with us all, and to receive some constructive assessment.

April 20th - 23rd


The British International Festival, hosted by CEMRIAC, will be held at the Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough.

April 25th

An Evening with Napoleon

Rod will be presenting the amazing background story of the epic, 1927 film Napoleon, but promises not to show the whole 5.5 hours!

May 9th

Copthorne Camcorder Club present

An evening of films made and presented by our friends from Copthorne Camcorder Club.

May 23rd

Special Presentation - Willy van der Linden Film Night

We are privileged and honoured to present films made by our friend, Willy van der Linden, from Filmclub Cycloop Schilde, Belgium. Don't miss this very special evening as it will be one to remember.

June 6th

Non Fiction Competition

Our annual competition for the documentary filmmakers amongst us.

June 20th

BBQ Night

Our annual BBQ at the home of Barry & Brenda.  Light till late, so let's enjoy a midsummer evening in perfect company!

July 4th

SERIAC Showreel

We hope to show some of the best entries from this year's SERIAC Film Festival.

July 18th

Club Outing

We take a voyage to the skies as we enjoy a ride on the new i360 vertical cable car in Brighton.

September 12th

Guest Speakers - Riot Film Group

Guest speakers, Jonathan Wilde and Malcolm Webster, will be presenting "Riot Film Group - Moviemaking Our Way". Another evening to savour.

September 26th

Fiction and Novice Competition + Edit Your Way Launch

As well as the competition films, we'll be considering the material for another "Edit Your Way" - something for everyone to practise their editing skills.