Haywards Heath Movie Makers



The 2021 Sussex Film Festival finally took place, albeit in January 2022.

Congratulations to Ron Prosser in, not only winning the Sussex Challenge Cup, but also the Best Drama Award for "1917 A Time of War and Romance".  Ron also won Best Editing Award for "Joust".

Rod Willerton won the One Minute Award for "Mechanical Circus", and the Sound Award for "Britain's Birthplace of Photography".

The 2022 Sussex Film Festival is planned for Sunday, 9th October at Wivelsfield Village Hall.

Wivelsfield Village Hall - home of the Sussex Film Festival


Postponed from earlier in the year, the Albany Competition was held online on Sunday, 11th October. Admirably hosted by last year's winners, South Downs Film Makers, the films were judged by Spring Park Film Makers.

Our film, "A Special Relationship" won the Albany Trophy for the Best Film this year, as well as the Editing Trophy.

HHMM will therefore be the hosts for the next Albany Competition, which will now be held in 2022 in order to allow clubs sufficient time to produce their entries.

BIAFF 2021

BIAFF became a free on-line festival once again this year, and was held over the weekend of 16-18 April.

Our club film, "A Special Relationship", was awarded a Three Star Award. Congratulations are also due to Rod Willerton for achieving a Four Star Award for his film "Britain's Birthplace of Photography", and a Three Star Award for "The Grand Tour".  Also well done to David Fenn for gaining a Two Star Award for "The Anniversary".



For the past two years most of our meetings have been held 'virtually' via Zoom.

From April 2022 we will be meeting together again at our normal venue, but in the afternoon from 2.00pm.

A couple of  meetings were possible out of doors during the summer of 2021- photo gallery at the foot of this page!

A Special Relationship


This new ITV documentary was broadcast on 8 April 2021. The programme featured much archive material, previously unseen.

Haywards Heath Movie Makers contributed a couple of clips from the film, "South of England Show 2002", made when the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited the Ardingly showground.



Once again it was not possible to hold the festival at the Oast Theatre due to Covid restrictions. The entries were, however, judged and the results published. Our club entry, "A Special Relationship" was awarded the SERIAC Cup for the Runner Up to Best Film, and the Kent Cup for the Best Club Film. It is planned to issue a DVD set of the films entered in the competition.


1917 A Time of War and Romance

Mechanical Circus