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NORTH v SOUTH FINALISTS 1997

The North v South Competition Final is between five entries from the south of Britain and five from the north. The competition was originally founded by the late John Wright, FACI. The Set Theme for 1997 was 'Happy Days'.

SOUTH
1. WRONG-FOOTED
Surrey Border Film & Video Makers
An office party is in progress and one of the bosses and a younger girl are trying to find somewhere to 'adjourn' to - without success! So they end up in his car. Later, he collects his wife as they are going out for the evening. He then sees a party-style sandal on the floor by the passenger seat and throws it out of his window ...

Humour
4.mins


2. LITTLE MO
Epsom Cine & Video Society
A man once owned a Morris Minor Tourer. His friend sees an advertisement in a magazine for the same car. The original owner contacts the seller, and arranges to collect the car ...

Documentary
15.mins


3. REMINISCENCES
Surrey Border Film & Video Makers
An old lady (Phyllis Cockburn) remembers her childhood leading into World War I. Some excellent reconstructions add a lot to this movie. Written and directed by Joan Woolmer.

Story
13.mins


4. SPREAD A LITTLE HAPPINESS
Circle Eight (Surrey)
An office boss (Geoff Rayner) gets a promotion then goes to the nearby cash-till for money to buy drinks for his staff, which is when his problems start! Written and directed by Malcolm Bridger.

Story
8.mins


5. GOLDEN OLDIES
Planet Film and Video Makers (London)
A look at the 99th London-to-Brighton Vintage Car Rally, in which the value of the cars taking part is an estimated £20,000,000!

Documentary
12.mins


NORTH
6. FATHER'S CHRISTMAS
Stoke Cine & Video Society
Father (Nigel Peever) is 'caught in the act' on Christmas Eve, putting the presents round the tree, by his two daughters (Amanda and Samantha Banks), but is finally 'rescued' from his predicament ... This is a charming, unsentimental movie directed by Paul Humphrey.
IAC Silver Seal 1998

Story
7.mins


7. GOING BACK
Southport Cine & Video Society (Lancs)
A mother (Nicola Rippon) remembers a trip to the beach in her youth with her two friends, when they wondered how life would be when they grew up. She then takes her two grand-daughters to the same beach for a picnic ...

Story
10.mins


8. GOING BACK TO ...
Rochdale Movie Makers (Lancs)
Geoff Alexander finds there's a dearth of songs about British towns (unlike American), so decides to do something about it ...

Humour
3.mins


9. ENTENTE CORDIALE
Altrincham Cine & Video Club (Cheshire)
A recent widower, Henry (Don Saunders), receives a letter from France, with news of a legacy ... Produced and directed by Brian and Moira Roberts.

Story
13.mins


10. HAPPY DAZE
Newcastle ACA Film & Video Makers (Tyne & Wear)
An elderly widow (Joan Holding), living in somewhat straitened conditions, receives a telephone call on her birthday from her daughter abroad. From a sense of pride, the widow doesn't reveal her true circumstances ... Directed and edited by Walter Clark.

Donated by the competition organisers.

Story
10.mins


PLEASE NOTE - SOUND LEVELS VARY

Total running time 95 mins.

Not available for hire at present.


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