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 was due to be held on May 8-10, but had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus crisis. The Festival eventually took place online over the weekend of 16 - 18 October, and was a great success.
The entries were judged earlier this year, and congratulations are due to Rod Willerton for achieving a Four Star Award for his film "Traditional Tyrolean". Also well done to Paul Bailey for gaining a Two Star Award for "A Bonfire Party".
Our meetings our currently being held 'virtually' via Zoom.
Here's a photo from one of our recent gatherings.
The Festival That Never Was
Although it was not possible to hold the SERIAC Film Festival at the normal venue this year the films entered were still judged. The overall winner was "Sky Steel - Rise of Nefertiti", a drama by Howard Perry.
Congratulatuions to Ron Prosser for gaining a Commended Certificate for "A Child's Heritage".
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.