Newsletter; film highlights from February 2015

Posted on 01. Mar, 2015 by in Featured, Newsletters

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We’ve added over 60 films to Stroud Community TV this month so take a look! this newsletter highlights some of the best films.

SCTV-awards-2014STROUD COMMUNITY TV AWARDS 2014: the nominations for best films in 7 categories are now listed. Our team of judges have judged. We will announce winners at our evening on 18th March at The Crown and Sceptre pub. Join us as we celebrate 2 weeks at the Stroud Film Festival. See details at:

logo_sidebar_sanserif_greenHELP MAKING A FILM? Check out our links to good advice:


David Drew introducing Ed Milliband:

Cine Club archive from 1972:

IncinertorSarah Lunnon in a series of films including what happened to the motion to stop the incinerator, the demo outside Shire Hall and why vote Green:

PosterPotatoDay2015Stroud Potato Day supported by Transition Stroud:

There are also now 5 videos on how to be more deaf aware:

Can you help make this film with Daphne Neville called ‘Cold Caller’?

ButcheryOther films include two new films re the canal incl the aquadam, Tiny Talk classes in Stroud, Chemtrails, Ian Redmond talking Gorillas and more, more of the Wassail, jobs at Gloucester Services, the Mayflower steaming through Stroud station, Molly Scott Cato MEP,  David Drew, Snow Business’ new machine, a teenager’s guide to Stroud, pancake making, a trailer re fox hunting, Rush Skatepark, great films from Slimbridge (incl some Otter-ley ridiculous behaviour!) and some Forest Green Rovers highlights.


17 year old Emi McDade filmed by Stroud’s Zebrafish:

Elles Bailey and ‘Wildfires’:

Other music highlights include Circle of Song, Nimue on bazooka, Yael playing Chopin, Sophoronie at The Albert, loads of quality films from The Convent including The Bleeding’ Noses, Winter mountain, West My Friend and Lewis and Leigh.

wp1c68aebe_06FIRST STROUD FILM FESTIVAL? Well the details of 2 weeks of fun are now available at:

However strictly speaking is it the first? Infant there used to be The Cotswold Film and Video Festival which was based in Stroud. See letter below from Lee Prescott to the Stroud News and Journal. Infant thanks to Lee and Clive for their support in making a film at the moment about Stroud Community TV. More info about that soon.
Madam – Re: Stroud’s First Film Festival reported in the SNJ of 17/12/14.

stroud film festival flyer 2I would point out that this is not Stroud’s First Film Festival or perhaps more succinctly not the first film festival in Stroud. That accolade belongs to The Cotswold Film and Video Festival which ran annually for nine years, 2000 to 2008 and funded mainly by SDC. It was forced to close due to cuts in the funding and the increasing costs of hiring the Sub Rooms where the public shows were held every September. It was organised by myself with Clive Blackmore as chairman and supported by a number of other local experienced film makers, all volunteers.

Notably in the nine years the total number of films from both the UK and around the world numbered 947, an average of 105 films per year, on many subjects from professionals, non-professionals and students. The films in each of these categories were judged independently on merit by film makers from across the three categories. It was also well supported throughout the nine years by The Photographic Society of America which provided one of its gold medals each year. Some businesses in this area also provided prizes. Trophy'sTrophies and some cash prizes were awarded to the winning producers, most of whom personally attended to receive them, and presented to them on stage by various TV presenters. Filmmakers even attended from as far away as Azerbaijan. The photograph shows one of the trophy stands.

Lee Prescott, Stonehouse

SNJSTROUD FILM FESTIVAL PUBLICITY: Great to see local press covering the Film Festival; this article was in SNJ (click to read).

QUOTE: thanks to Rick Jordan:  “Films are the best medium for changing hearts and minds and lives,by bringing stories and issues to the widest possible audiences. Films inspire people to engage and act”  From something BRITDOC 4 – REAL GOOD


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Stroud Community TV is supported by Transition Stroud. Newsletter by Philip Booth, Director, Stroud Community TV

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