sctv 2014 awards-2Stroud Community TV Awards 2014: Winners announced


This was our third year of awards and we now have over 1,800 films on our site. In January members of the public nominated their best films in one or more of the categories below. The films with the most nominations (listed in the second section below) then went to our team of experienced local judges (also listed below).


Photo from Awards evening: Philip Booth and Pip Heywood

We announced the results on 18th March at The Crown and Sceptre pub in an evening (see photo with quote from Jimmy Edmonds) where we showed winners plus other great local films, met film makers and handed out certificates. Our film night was part of the hugely successful Stroud Film Festival.

JimmyQuotePhilip Booth, a founder of Stroud Community TV Awards and organiser of the evening said: “It was an amazing evening celebrating the diversity and creativity of Stroud! We showed 15 films, 7 film makers talked about their work and 8 awards were handed out; lots of laughs, tears and more. This was our third year since we started – our website has grown and we now have an incredible range of over 1,800 films with a Stroud connection.”

Molly Scott Cato, Former Director of Transition Stroud and now Green MEP for the South West and Stroud resident commented on the Stroud Community TV Awards: “It is great to hear about these Awards and the ocean of creative talent in the Five Valleys. The range of films is wonderful from local musicians and businesses to great community projects, campaigns and more. Congratulations to all.”

See winners and nominations for 2013 here and for 2012 here.

1. Winners 2014

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‘Love is a Gift’: a Christmas short film starring Stroud-based Chris Ilston of Indah films working with Elrose media;

Chris Ilston & Phil Beastall (Indah Films & Elrose Media) said at the event: “Having being nominated for the Stroud Community TV awards for best local film, it was a great honour, and even more so that we won! It’s great to see local talent being recognised in this way and a local festival is certain to help inspire those looking to create their own stories through film. We look forward to watching the festival grow over the coming years and thank Philip Booth and all involved for making the first one such a great success.”

David Pearson, of award-winning Arturi films, Oscar Shortlisted and BAFTA Nominated, who lives locally and was one of the judges for Stroud Community TV said: “Simply and elegantly told this short for Christmas delivers an emotional punch and message well beyond its brief duration”.

SCTV-awards-2014- Best Campaign film2ClimateHeartBest Campaign film

The Climate March in Stroud on 21st September 2014 was part of an international day with over 2,500 other marches in over 150 countries. This film by Philip Booth of Stroud Community TV captured some of the voices and action from the day.


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Hattie Briggs – Hattie was last years winner in this category and wins again, this time with her single ‘Old Eyes’ filmed locally by Jegs productions:

Andy Freedman, Stroud Film Festival Organiser and Head of Cirencester College Media Department commented: “Lots of varied shots, Effects locations and angles. Great song. Great music video.”


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Painswick’s Art Couture Festival; this is a film of last July’s amazing Festival by Philip Booth of Stroud Community TV;

Philip Booth confessed at the Awards evening to knowing the film had been voted a winner, as he’d help add up the votes! He commented on the evening: “I hadn’t intended to take any film of the Festival but was so taken by the event that I couldn’t resist getting my camera out. I’m delighted by the award but also as it can hopefully encourage folk to go to next year’s Festival. I am also delighted that the film has been showing on a loop in the ACP Gallery in Painswick since the Festival!”

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Cotsworld Plastics Company in Nailsworth; a film about exporting to China, made by David James of Cotswold Today who also won in this category in the previous year:

Sarah Frazer, Business Manager, Ragged Moon said of the film: “Good visual quality, nice and simple delivery, engaging story, clear call to action.”



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“The Power of Craft”; a film about the inspiring Nailsworth Community Workshop made by film makers Pip and Ali Heywood who live in Horsley. Pip introduced the film and talked about a series of films they were making of people coming together to be make life better.


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New category of films that highlight environmental and/or social justice issues.

‘An Introduction to Transition Stroud’ made by Patrick Shepherd. Stroud Community TV are part of Transition Stroud so were delighted when judges picked this film:



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Highest number of nominations from Stroud Community TV viewers.

‘‘Would Like to Meet’: a film about disability, friendship and love;

Emma James, local film and tv producer who runs the Cotswold Film and Location Office, credits include Cider with Rosie and The Casual Vacancy, said: “A wonderfully filmed piece following our central character on this intimate search for love proving there might just be someone for everyone. The street scenes through Stroud and recognisable locations made this especially likeable for me and gave it that ‘home grown’ appeal and Tim Heavens’ role of central character Scott was utterly charming.  This bought a smile to my face”.

2. Nominations for Awards 2014!

Best Local film

‘Love is a Gift’:
‘Anorak’? How many album covers can you recognise?
‘Autism meets Horsemanship’:
‘A Very Short Circuit’ by the Pauline Quirke Academy in Stroud:
‘Would Like to Meet’:
Meningitis and Me:

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Climate March in Stroud 2014:
Thoughts on climate action from the glaciers of Kilimanjaro:
The 7 mile Pink Scarf:
Why Scrap Trident?
Save Nailsworth Valley:


sctv-nomis-2014-logo- Best Stroud Music filmBest Music Film

The Convent Charlie Dore and Julian Littman:


One of our handmade certificates we handed out at our Awards evening

Hattie Briggs:

Smith and Jones:

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Amnesty’s Write for Right event:
Whiteshill WW1 Commemorative Concert:
Painswick’s Art Couture Festival:
Tour of Britain visits Nailsworth
International Workers Day 2014:

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Lister Communications:
Cotswolds Company Exporting Plastic Components to China
Enchanted Childhood: Film has been removed
Pilates Works:
Madhus Rasoi sauces:


Pip Heywood introducing the ‘Power of Craft’ at our Awards evening

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Lads and Dads Club:
In the Woods with Transition Stroud:
Nailsworth Community Workshop:
Singing for the Brain:
What is hubStroud? See


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New category of films that highlight environmental and/or social justice issues.

Flood and Drought:
Transition Stroud film:
In the Woods with Transition Stroud:

3. Team of Judges this year

Andy Freedman, Stroud Film Festival Organiser and Head of Cirencester College Media Department

David Pearson, award-winning Arturi films, Oscar Shortlisted, BAFTA Nominated and winner of British Independent Film Award for feature film Mugabe and The White African

Ben Newton, aged 14, film maker and the youngest judge in the team

Amanda Moriarty, Mayor of Stroud

Emma James, local film and tv producer who runs the Cotswold Film and Location Office, (credits include Cider with Rosie and The Casual Vacancy).

David Watkins, Film Producer of Mr Wiggles

Camilla Bassett-Smith, Assistant Producer on many BBC programmes including the ‘Great British Garden Revival’ (January 2015)

Jane Harris, filmmaker and psychological therapist: working on new documentary film project

Barney Witts, Music and Video Practitioner

Sarah Frazer, Business Manager and the Ragged Moon Music Studios team

Steve Hurrell, Stroud Town Councillor, television documentary producer, media producer and photographer

Neil Carmichael MP

Vicky Temple, Stroud Life

Helen Royall, Musician and Event Organiser for Transition Stroud

Peter Richardson, Director, Stroud Community TV

Special thanks

Once again big thanks to our local cartoonist Russ for the great logos, to Steve Hurrell for helping organise the Awards event, Rodda for pub and equipment (and being so welcoming) and Emma James for helping hand out the Awards on the evening.

Background to Stroud Community TV

The awards are a way of celebrating Stroud and the Five Valleys, but also encouraging more people to get involved in the project. We want more films, film makers and courses to engage more people. Some of the films are a very high standard, while others capture a corner of Stroud that is totally engaging. There is something for everyone. We are creating a place tell good news stories about the projects and events in Stroud and encourage more of those. It is about showcasing the creative talent here, nurturing more, supporting local organisations and businesses and giving a voice to those less often heard. SCTV is part of Transition Stroud who are about building and strengthening community and seeking to a move us to a more locally-based low carbon lifestyle.

View all the award winning films and nominations from 2012 and 2013 by clicking on ‘Awards’ at the top of this site.

Philip Booth, Director,
Stroud Community TV