Haywards Heath Movie Makers
SUSSEX FILM FESTIVAL 2020
Unfortunately the Sussex could not take place either physically or online this year, but it is hoped that the festival can move back to Wivelsfield in 2021.
However, films had been entered for this year's festival, and the club's entry, "A Special Relationship" won the Best Movie and Best Drama Awards.
Congratulations are also due to David Fenn on winning the Best One Minute Award for "Lockdown". Also to Ron Prosser for winning the Sound Award for "Fish and Ships", plus a Commended Award for "A Child's Heritage".
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 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".
Our meetings our currently being held 'virtually' via Zoom.
Here's a photo from one of our recent gatherings.
A Special Relationship
THE QUEEN UNSEEN
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.