The competition was first held in May 2008. Entry in the competition is open to any club in the IAC North West Region with a limit of one entry per club and not longer than 20 minutes. A large number of clubs have entered over the years and a welcome competitor recently has been Northern Ireland Camcorder Club. Movie Challenge has always proved to be an enjoyable evening, being an opportunity to meet up with members of other local societies and we have always managed to show all the entries on the night. There are no refreshments provided in the interval thereby freeing up a bit of extra time, but there is a bar where you can purchase hot and cold drinks, crisps etc. Whilst it is not a requirement of entry to attend on the night, most clubs do so and take the opportunity to meet members of other clubs. The competition is pre-judged by a panel and the winner receives a trophy which is kept until the following year. The first, second and third places receive a framed certificate. The current holder of the trophy is Warrington Cine & Video Society for their film “Let’s Play”.
The 2020 Showreel Exchange Evenings
This year we are devoting one evening to showing another club’s showreel and and the showreel of The Leigh Film Festival
In return we will be sending our showreel to the participating clubs.
This will allow us to widen the area of available clubs, as the clubs taking part will no longer need to bring their films personally.
They will still be able to come along if they wish or they can send them to us by post and we will do the same.
In accordance with Government Guidelines regarding the Coronavirus we will be suspending all our club activities until further notice.