Haywards Heath Movie Makers



The majority of our meetings in 2022 were held in the Upper Room at Haywards Heath Methodist Church. However members decided, at our AGM in January 2023, to continue with future monthly meetings on Zoom. These will be supplemented with several outside meetings spread throughout the year.


Mechanical Circus


Our Open Competition this year, judged by Chichester Film and Video Makers, was won by Rod Willerton with "Sussex on Line". Rod also won the Editing Certificate for the same film, plus "New Forest Wildlife Park". The Sound Certificate was awarded for "New Forest Wildlife Park".

Ron Prosser was awarded a Certificate of Merit for "The Happy Prince".

The 60 Second Competition, judged in house by members, was won by David Fenn for "High Flyers", and the Alan Early Competition was won by Rod Willerton for "Movies on the Move"

Sussex On Line


The Albany Film Competition was held on Saturday, June 24th in the Wesley Hall at Haywards Heath Methodist Church, and was hosted by our club this year.

The Albany was inaugurated in 1966, initially for clubs based in Sussex, and until recently has been held annually. The competition is now bi-annual, and open to clubs in Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire.

Our re-edited version of "Seeds for Life" won the competition, and our entry "Are You There Mum?" was runner up.

Filming for our entry took place in March 2023, and a great day was had by cast and crew alike. Below are some photos taken at the shoot.

Sussex On Line


Sadly, following our 2024 AGM, and after 75 years since our foundation, Haywards Heath Movie Makers will no longer operate as a formal club after the end of March 2024. However, the remaining members aim to keep in touch through regular, informal, social meetings.  

The Happy Prince