News: 3rd Place in Midsummer Madness 2008

22nd June 2008

Derby Movie Makers came third in this year’s Midland Movie Makers Midsummer Madness competition. Congratulations go to Nuneaton Moviemakers who won both first and second place for their entries. Midsummer Madness is an annual competition that involves the 6 movie making clubs that make up Midland Movie Makers (Derby Movie Makers, Nuneaton Moviemakers, Nottingham Movie Makers, Wave at Long Eaton, Chesterfield Film Makers and Leicester Movie Makers).

The competition requires each participating club to produce a short film in one day on one of two themes that are announced on the day. They have to plan, script and shoot the film ready for viewing that evening when all participating clubs converge for a dinner and film show. The audience decides upon the winner. It is usually a fun-packed and frantic day, made all the more challenging by the rule that teams must edit their films in-camera, and may not make use of any computer-editing facilities or software. Derby Movie Makers won the competition in 2007 with their entry, ‘The Homecoming’.

This year’s 2 themes were ‘Poor relations’ and ‘Recycling’. Derby Movie Makers chose the latter theme, and concocted a short story that pitched husband against wife in a battle over unwanted clothing that was always going to end in tears. Derby Movie Makers wish to express their heartfelt thanks to Pat Adcock of Wave at Long Eaton Movie Makers for her tireless efforts in organising the event.