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02 April 2020

In the light of CFM's "Invita" project, you may be interested in George and Robert Stevenson discussed on Melvin Bragg's "In Our Time" program on Radio 4.

28 March 2020

Just watched this on the BBC i-player, I  think it was brilliant.
It is every thing amateur film making and TV exists for !!!!.

28 March 2020

At the last meeting a prospective mew member came to see us.
And he has already taken his first steps on the road to film fame.
Having fun exploring his camera and software,
we hope to be able to support him, and it may not be long before he is teaching us a thing or two.
Here are his first ever video  https://youtu.be/jpEoL14yPTY

19 March 2020

In the light of the advice from the Government regarding the Coronavirus and attendance at meetings, particularly for those who are over 70 and / or who are vulnerable, we feel that we should cancel our April and May meetings.
We will review the meetings from June onwards when we have further information.

We hope to continue with our club project "Invicta" through e-mail discussion.

Maybe some of us will fill the time making films at home.

Hopefully it will not be too long until we meet again to share our hobby. 

Take care

19 March 2020

Meeting notes for 13/03/20

14 March 2020

Disappointing attendance at yesterdays meeting, Though those who came enjoyed it.
We also had a visit from someone thinking of joining CFM, who seemed keen, we look forward to welcoming him again soon..
The Meeting notes will be along soon

We also heard two bits of disappointing news

1. We received this from our friends at Deal's MOMI

Dear all:
For the protection of our visitors, volunteers and staff, many of whom are over 65, we have decided to close the museum until the current national medical emergency ebbs--hopefully, the summer.
This closure affects all screenings and workshops (including Film Handling and Children's workshops).  Our current series of Ealing screenings will be resumed as soon as we re-open. 
We will re-open with our new exhibition in place: "Representation & Remembrance: World War One on Film & in the Media". 
We look forward to your visiting again soon.
David Francis & Joss Marsh
Director & Curator
Kent MOMI               info@kentmomi.org; 01304 239515

2.  It seems Kent Film Festival 2020 has also been Cancelled.
CFM hopes to see the festival return next year.

Canterbury Film Makers News

21 February 2020

Notes for the latest meeting now added here NOTES

18 February 2020

Friday's meeting notes coming soon,

But First, we heard about these you might like 

4 February 2020

As it is Valentine's Day we have added a link to our CFM video "Loved-Up Valentines"
It is a compilation of seven short valentines cards made by different members.
As is the tradition all these were shown “Anonymously” and we will never know who made them, though members may guess?

24 January 2020

Just added three new films to our "Film of the Month" page

16 January 2020

We have added an excellent film to our "Showreels " pages
It is a history of the Castle and Village of Chilham
It is some 30mins long and has been split in to three parts, and it has its own showreel titled "Chilham"

12 January 2020

Off we go for a New Year with another useful meeting on Friday 10th
Read all about it on the programme pages

29 December 2019

Here’s hoping you had a lovely xmas. And am looking forward to the New Year.

CFM are anticipating a packed season ahead. The 1st meet will be Friday 10th, For the main event two members have joined to present their ideas on script production. Also we are promised two short films worked on over the holiday. We will also think about making a “Movie Medley” of our holiday films, to show later in the year.

13 December 2019

We had our Xmas dinner yesterday and a very pleasant time was had by all.
We also had our CFM Awards ceremony. You can read about the Awards here

06 December 2019

Sorry it's a bit late this month but here are the notes of the last meeting

02 December 2019

OK  The advent calendar is now open so here is our Xmas Card.

Canterbury Film Makers News

02 December 2019

We have added new films to the "Films of the Month" Showreel

29 November 2019

Hoping to put to put up a great new film  on Monday

18 November 2019

Also just found this

Canterbury University Film Festival 2020

Some of us attended last year and it was well worth a visit.

12 November 2019

Just found this on the Web😊

Canterbury Anifest 2020!
​Will be returning for more animation fun 28 FEBRUARY - 1 MARCH 2020!!
Canterbury Anifest is brought to you by Canterbury Christ Church University

10 November 2019

Just off to our November meeting today
But just found this site on the Web
Amazing miniature stage sets Astonishing!

28 October 2019

The Notes on the October meeting have been added to the  "Programme Notes" page

19 October 2019

Just noticed this from Kent's MOMI in Deal from their latest mail-out.
Looks interesting. If you like the look of it -  contact the MOMI direct.

"Tuesday 19th November, 7-9pm: A very special screening by David Cleveland/Kent MOMI. Archival films on original vintage projectors! Programme includes: the Lumiere brothers' first-ever programme of short films (as seen in Paris in 1895); the 1909 Battle in The Clouds (the first film about a zeppelin, re-released 1915 as Aerial Torpedo); Lake Garda, 1910, projected in original Kinemacolor; George Melies' delightful 1912 film The Conquest of the Pole; and an all-action, cliff-hanger episode of the famous serial The Perils of Pauline, 1914. Tickets £5 / £4. Early booking advisable: email joss@kentmomi.org or ring 01304 239515."

03 October 2019

Notes of our September meeting have been added to the "Programme Notes" Page

02 October 2019

We have been a bit busy recently

On Monday 30th It was CFM turn to host “3 clubs 3 films” a get together with the Ashford and Maidstone clubs to show each club’s work. (this year any number of films adding to about 30 mins). Unfortunately we did have some problems getting the different formats of films and media to play smoothly on ether the “Mac.” or the Windows laptop. But with help from one of our guests, and much patience from everyone, in the end all the films were shown and all enjoyed the evening,. And in the longer than expected intervals the buffet was much attended.

On Saturday 28th several of us attended the “Kent Film Festival”. CFM entered two films – And they both won awards!.


Presentation Films Links

“GOLDILOCKS” a club project written and directed by Joan won the “Vic Currie Comedy Plate” for Best Comedy.

You can watch  it on our showreel here.

Robin won the "Lazer Rush Kent Award" (for a film on a Kent Subject) for his film "A Cathedral in Crisis" about the bombing of All Saints Church in Lydd in 1940 and the subsequent restoration of the Church.. A fine documentary featuring a recently discovered cache of original 8 mm colour ciné film from the period.

Unfortunately we cannot show it here because the ciné film is owned by The Friends of Lydd who also own the copyright.

29 August 2019

Two new films have been added to the "Film of the month" Showreel.

09 August 2019

Good meeting yesterday,
The notes of the meeting and our new programme for 2019/20 are on the re-vamped "Programme/Meetings" tab
 We also watched 2 new films by members , One a history of cinema in north Kent was very well received but unfortunately is to long to show here. However at 2mins "The Lanes and Byways of Old England" will appear here soon.

26 July 2019

Notes of the 12/07/19 meeting and AGM are Here with the Secretary's Report

15 July 2019

Three new films on the  "Films of the Month"  showreel

14 July 2019

At last Fridays meeting we where planning our coming programme, but members had so many ideas we did not have time to show, the two, longer, members films, we had planned. We will make sure to show them at the next meeting. 

But we where able to show the 5min short will be entering to the “Kent Film Festival”. We will make this an others available for you to see on our this site soon.

30 June 2019

No FOTM this month, but there are 3 new ones on the new Classic CFM Team "INVICTA" Showreel
There should be a brand new film next month

26 June 2019

The notes on the last meeting are now on the "Programme" page

16 June 2019

It has proved a busy weekend!

At Fridays meeting I gave a talk on “Green screen effects”, (they said they liked it?).

On Saturday we went to Canterbury to film the start of the steam engine “Invicta’s” journey from there to its new home in Whitstable museum, and on Sunday its welcome arrival at its new quarters. Both days called for a 6:30 start!.

We where well looked after by the Museum, and amassed a lot of film. In the coming months we will work all this up into an account of this important event.

The Club made a film of “Invicta’s” return to Canterbury after a restoration in York by the Transport Trust in 1980. A short version of this has been on our “Showreels” page for some time. See “Invicta 150”. In anticipation of the new film we plan, we will soon make an additional Showreel to lnclude the short film and the longer one, and to showcase any future films when they become available.

02 June 2019

The next meeting will include a talk by a member on his experiments with “Green Screen” techniques.

No new CFM films to add this month, but we have added a new pick from the CFM classics.
And a fine film from a guest club found on the internet.
Go to "Film of the Month"


17 May 2019

Notes of meeting of 10th May.  Our scheduled speaker was unable to attend due to ill health, 
So a scratch meeting was organised with members showing  their current works in progress. As yet these films are not ready to show here but we will put them on the web as soon as they are finished.
Full notes are now on the "Programme" page

03 May 2019

No new films this month, but a new CFM archive film is  now showcased on the "Film of the Month" page, along with a new film from a guest club.

23 April 2019

Notes of the last meeting are now added to the "Programme" page.
No new films to add to the "Showreel" at present, but at least two of us are working on a longer project.

19  April 2019

Phew!! - Back on line now.
Trevor Jones of Wingham (https://www.trevorjones-it.co.uk/) sorted me out.
Full notes of the last meeting coming soon.

14 April 2019

Disaster! My PC is on the blink.
Got no Internet
Using an old laptop it is connected to rooter by ethernet cable, but still like dialup!!
Should be able to keep the basics up to date, but there will not be any "showreel" or YouTube updates for a while.

Fridays meeting got off to a bad start but got better and better, turned out to be one of the best. Notes coming in a couple of days.

09 April 2019

We needed to swap the April and May meetings. So the next will now be a members film show. (always fun). And the guest speaker will hopefully be in May.

31 March 2019

Three new Films of the Month have been added

24 March 2019

What a surprise after last weeks opportunity to see other film makers work another comes along. The Canterbury University Film Festival, (CUFF) held a fascinating showing of  their Student's accomplished work at the Curzon cinema in Canterbury town today.

We will watch out for this next year and remind you here.

16 March 2019

08-09 March  proved to be a busy weekend, as following the 08/03 visit to Deal, on Saturday some of us went to the “Canterbury Anifest”. A festival of animated film making, in Canterbury, hosted by Christ Church University.
A note of this is under this “Links” tab.

08/03/19 There was no formal meeting for March. Instead we went on a club outing to the “Kent Museum of the Moving Image” in Deal.
Notes on this are on the “Programme” page under 08/03/19.

And new Films of the Month have been added

06 March 2019

One new film has been added to Films of the Month 
(the short film that was only here for 3 days is in the Latest Showreel)

03 March 2019

Three new Films of the Month have been added

19 February 2019

The notes for the 08/02/19 Meeting have been added to the "Programme" page

16 February 2019

Over the last week we have re-arranged the "Showreels".

09 February 2019

Another interesting meeting on Friday

We enjoyed an Interesting talk on makeup, and saw a short film by a member called "Magic" (you can see it on our "Showreel") , and we also watched several films from a fellow club in Tynemouth who we swap films with.

Full notes will appear on the "Programme" page soon.

04 February 2019

Next meeting 08/02/19 - including, Training Session  - "Make-up for film actors"

19 January 2019

Notes of the 11/01/19 meeting are now on the "Programme" tab 

and a new film "I Feel Pretty" is added to the "Showreel" tab

12 January 2019

Hope you all had a good winter break

Back for our first meeting in our new city center venue yesterday, all went reasonably smoothly

We should have a review of the meeting under the "Programme" tab soon

Four new short films have been added to the "Showreel"  tab