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NORTH v SOUTH FINALISTS 2000

This Competition, founded by the late John Wright, FACI, in which five finalists from the north of Britain compete against five from the south, was held on January 28, 2001. The Set Theme was 'Gone with the Wind'.

SOUTH
1. ON THE SPOT
Burton Camcorder Club
After the death of football fan Frederick Stanley Matthews Smith, his will is read out to the principal beneficiaries, with not entirely unexpected bequests.

Humour
3.mins


2. WIND OF CHANGE
Valley Films
Two 'Jack-the-lads' (who are also slobs!), advertise for a female to share their flat, obviously hoping for a skivvy (among other things!). But events don't turn out as they plan.

Humour
14.mins


3. TELL HIM I MISS HIM
Spring Park Cine & Video Society
Two elderly men friends meet in a park, watching some children kite flying. One of the men recalls his own youthful experience of the same thing ...
This was the winner.

Story
8.mins


4. LITTLE TWISTER
Chichester Film & Video Makers
A record of the effects on Pagham, Sussex, of a 5.30am mini-tornado.

Documentary
5.mins


5. TENSE AND TENSIBILITY
Surrey Border Film & Video Makers
Mock silent film in sepia (complete with caption cards and piano accompaniment!) about two unmarried daughters in 1917 and who will marry first.

Humour
5.mins


NORTH
6. THE VISITOR
Stoke Cine & Video Society
Gary Buckley (Simon Williams), an essentially good guy, is visited by a stranger, who gives him a special suit which allows him to fly and so assist people in trouble ...

Story
10.mins


7. STRANGE UNDERTAKINGS
Altrincham Video Society
A story of confusion at an undertakers!

Story
10.mins


8. HEAVEN SENT
Newcastle ACA
An inefficient angel, AA1 (Joan Holding), is warned by Gabriel (James Madden), that her next assignment is her final chance to get her wings ...

Humour
17.mins


9. A FORGOTTEN HERO
Stoke Cine & Video Society
Explorer Ernest Shackleton (Nigel Peever) tells the story to camera of his adventures in Antarctica.

Documentary
14.mins


10. SUCKER!
Stoke Cine & Video Society
Terry (Russ Wolfe) has a series of encounters with the latest vacuum cleaner!

Donated by the competition organisers.

Humour
7.mins


Total running time 105mins.

Not available for hire at present.


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