Haywards Heath Movie Makers

Sussex Film Festival 2017

Members of the club excelled once more at this year's festival with young Jack Butler in particular 'scooping the pool'. Jack not only won the Young Moviemakers Award, but also took away the Drama/Story Award, the Editing Award and the Sussex Challenge Cup for best film in the festival, "Stuck in the Middle".

Other awards were received by David Fenn - Sound Award for "Take the A Road" plus One Minute Award for "The Anniversary", Rod Willerton - Documentary Award for "Mechanical Things" plus Travelogue/Holiday Award for "50 Years On", and Paul Bailey - Commended for "A Year on the Farm".

Congratulations to all concerned.

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UNICA Gold Medal

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Ron Prosser has been presented with an Honorary Gold Medal by UNICA.

UNICA is an international umbrella for national non-commercial film making organisations, designed to promote friendship between nations. The IAC is a member of UNICA. Each year a member federation may award a UNICA medal to somebody who has been actively engaged in the promostion of independent filmmaking. There is no requirement to award a medal.

This is a great honour for Ron and one that is richly deserved.

Congratulations from us all at HHMM.


End of an Era

In August 2016 it was announced that Baldwin's shop in South Road was to close in September. This much loved family drapery business, had traded in the town since 1935 and would be very much missed.

At short notice, and with the permission of owner Colin Buxton, grandson of founder Stuart Baldwin, a small group of club members decided to record this unique business before the closure took place. So it was that a happy morning was spent by Merv Huggett, Roy Langley and Rod Willerton filming in the shop premises. Merv even recruited a friend, Andrea Browne, to act as a customer for the occasion.

In September Baldwin's occupied a marquee in Victoria Park as part of the Haywards Heath 175th Anniversary Weekend and some further footage was taken.

The final edit has now been made and the result can be viewed on our Club Movies page.

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BIAFF 2017

Good News! Haywards Heath Movie Makers received a three star award at this year's British International Amatuer Film Festival for "The Player". We also gained a two star award for "Number 30".

The Albany 2017

The Albany Competition was hosted once again by Chichester Film & Video Makers. Although well received, our entry, "Shock Treatment" didn't feature in the awards this time. The competition was won by CFVM for their film, "Curtain Call" so the competition will again take place in Chichester in the spring of 2018.

"Shock Treatment" is now available to view on our Club Movies page.

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Stuck in the Middle