Kingsway filmmaker scoops top prize in Stroud Community TV Awards 2012

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By Bodger21 | Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 06:59

A Kingsway filmmaker has scooped one of the top prizes in the first ever Stroud Community TV Awards.

Judges on the SCTV 2012 panel bestowed a joint first on Rob James in the Best Community Event category for his film, Painswick Art Couture 2012.

Shot at last year's Wearable Art Festival in the grounds of St Mary's Church, Painswick, as part of the annual Painswick Art Couture event, Rob's film documents the colourful annual showcase, where art and fashion collide.

The film shared the top spot in the Best Community Event category with Frocester Beer Festival 2012 by Tim Pellatt of Gloucester video production company, Cordial AV

"I was very pleased to hear that I'd won the Best Community Event Film award, along with my friends at Cordial AV," said Rob.

"I was asked to help cover the Wearable Art Festival that morning, so I really didn't know what to expect.

"It turned out to be a great day - very vibrant and busy, with dozens of creative pieces on display, all very varied and, not forgetting, lots of live music too.

"Credit must also go to presenters Lola Royle and Holly Thomas for their hard work arranging and conducting the interviews," he continued.

"I think it's very important to recognise what we have on our doorstep and support local events and especially local and emerging talent. 

"Art Couture Painswick is a great showcase for amateur and professional designers and artists - I hope they ask me back again this year."

David Pearson of award-winning Arturi Films, and a judge for SCTV, said of Painswick Art Couture 2012"There's plenty of sense of humour and fun about this lively event and this report captures the irreverence."

To watch Painswick Art Couture 2012 click here.

To watch Frocester Beer Festival 2012 click here.

The other nominations in the Best Community Event category were:

Randwick Wap

Stroud Goodwill Evening

Stroud on Water

Whiteshill and Ruscombe Village Party

What are the Stroud Community TV Awards?

Last month SCTV asked for visitors to the community TV site to send in their nominations for their favourite films over six different categories: business, film, campaign, community project, community event and music video – plus an 'audience award' category for the film with the most nominations.

The nominations came in thick and fast and people voted in their droves for their favourites.

The films which received the most votes then went in front of SCTV's panel of judges, who decided an overall winner in each category.

So far the winners of the Audience Award, Best Local Business, Best Community Event, Best Campaign, Best Community Project and Best Stroud Music Film have been announced, with just the Best Local Film left to be revealed.

Nominations for the Best Local Film category are:

Beyond Goodbye

Magnus and Granny – Granny on Holiday 

The Jacket

An Uncertain Situation

Letting Go

The judges

Each of the nine judges on the panel have experience in film. None voted in any of the categories in which they had film entries themselves.

The panel

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.

Domonic White: Suscito Films

Camilla Bassett-Smith: CSV outreach manager at BBC West and consultant on the BBC community gardening programme, Flowerpot Gang. CSV creates opportunities for people to take an active part in the life of their community.

Seán GleesonTV director and actor in BBC's EastEnders and Doctors.

David Watkins: Film producer of Mr Wiggles

Andy Freedman: Head of Cirencester College Media Department.

Jason Chare: Stroud Life editor.

Chris Gardner: Stroud Theatre Company.

Peter Richardson: Director, Stroud Community TV.

The Best Local Film winner will be revealed today on the Stroud Community TV website, as well as on Stroud People.

The final list of winners will be published on Wednesday on the SCTV site, as well as on Stroud People and in Stroud Life.

* Launched in spring last year, Stroud Community TV is a not-for-profit initiative which is run by volunteers and supported by Transition Stroud.

SCTV has more than 700 films uploaded which cover local businesses, community projects, history and much, much more.



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