Collection Haywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Established in 1949, the Haywards Heath Cine Society filmed local scenes and events along with fiction films, documentaries, club activities and special events. The collections also include films made or collected by individual members before the society was formed. The society is still actively filming scenes and events in Haywards Heath and surrounding areas.
|Collection ID||713||Reference code||WS 050113|
|Title||Haywards Heath Cine Society pt2|
|Dates||1920 - 2016|
|Production||Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society|
|Materials||FILM VIDEO DOCUMENTATION DIGITAL Standard 8mm Super 8mm|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Haywards Heath Cine Society collection, held by Screen Archive South East, comprises material dating from the 1920s to the present day. The collection includes a varied mix of fiction and non-fiction films recorded on a variety of amateur film gauges and video tape formats. Genres include early silent black and white narratives, through to colour comedy, documentary and animated children's material.
The films in the collection which pre-date the establishment of the Society were made or collected by society members including Sid Horton. One example, is the film Fire Brigade, dating from 1937-1939 which shows the work of the fire brigade in Surrey and West Sussex. Sid Horton went on to become a founder member of the Society.
The first public show of the Haywards Heath District Amateur Cine Society was held by the society in December 1949 with the first official group club film made in 1952 entitled 'TV Thief'.
Many of the Society's films depict town and village activities in Mid and West Sussex and observe the changing rural landscape of the area. The Society has also regularly produced newsreels documenting the activities of the group, its individual members, and events in the region. The colour film Horley Coronation Fete (30 May 1953), for example, was filmed by founder member and one-time Society chairman D.J.Church, and recorded a village fete held to celebrate the 1953 Coronation. The film Mid Sussex Newsreel 2003 was made by multiple members of the Society who used video cameras to record events around the town of Haywards Heath and beyond, including a Holocaust Remembrance service, a Spring Festival in Haywards Heath and the fire service attending a fire at The Crown Inn in Horsted Keynes.
The Hayward Heath MovieMakers (as they are now known) are one of the foremost amateur film and video societies in the South of England. They are still producing material in a variety of formats, by an active film-making membership, winning awards on both a national and international level. The society also remains affiliated to the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers.
Films in this collection:
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This amateur colour film created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society features a tour of Franklands Village, West Sussex with a portrait of village life including some of the events, social clubs, teams and and societies that operate. The film ends with a montage of shots of the villages green spaces, gardens and buildings.
This short colour film tells the story of a little girl and her beetle, who is accidentally released from a matchbox by a family member. The film is edited to the Melanie Safka song 'Alexander Beetle', adapted from the A.A. Milne poem 'Forgotten'. The film has opening and closing titles.
The Last Straw
This amateur spoof nature documentary follows a film crew on search of the fictitious 'Lesser Mongo Ostrich', to document its rare mating dance. The crew procrastinate rather than focus on their work, causing the director to panic and miss the once in a lifetime display. Sound effects, music and voice over are dubbed onto the film to create the soundtrack. The soundtrack on the opening and closing titles/credits has been removed from this online clip for copyright reasons.
Mister Chairman !!!
This amateur spoof documentary is centred around the Annual General Meetings of an amateur cine society, where year on year things go wrong in spite of the efforts to save the club by the chairman; ultimately forcing him to resign at the end of the meeting. The film has opening and closing titles with some additional dubbed sound effects and cheering.
This amateur scripted comedy based film created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society shows a club meeting with a judging panel reviewing Noel Thompson’s film “Boat Race Day”. The sketch features an extended monologue from one of the judges with several members leave the venue during his review, whilst another couple kiss and cuddle in the background. The film contains opening music.
This amateur colour film created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society features a spoken nostalgic comparison of London's busy roads and a still River Thames. The film profiles the Millbank to Lambeth stretch of the River Thames with traffic and local landmarks edited over music.
Spirit of Good Intent
This amateur colour stop-frame animated supernatural drama, tells the story of a village club member who, as the result of an accident, is unable to bring tea and coffee to a village club meeting. However during the meeting something magical happens and to everyone's amazement, and tea is served. This film has opening and closing titles with some dubbed sound and music.
Floreat Vapor [May Steam Flower]
This amateur colour documentary style film, created by the Haywards Heath Cine & Video Society, profiles several men that live and work in the South East of England that additionally volunteer and support the work of the Bluebell Railway Trust in their spare time. The film has opening music over the titles.
Never Trust a Stranger
This amateur colour drama tells the story of a mother who is late to pick up her daughter from school. A stranger befriends the daughter but is revealed at the end to be a policeman. This film has dubbed sound effects throughout.
Variations on a Theme
This amateur colour spoof docudrama follows a fictitious cine film club through their creation of a film for the Albany Cine Film Competition. After the film goes over budget and is left unfinished, they decide to use the film for the next competition submission, trying out different ideas to complete the film with very little success. This film comprises several mini-films within a film, linked by voice over, music and sound effects and has titles at the start of each 'ending'.
Caught in the Act
An amateur colour silent comedy with music soundtrack, telling the story of a senior couple who have their wishes granted by throwing lucky coins in to a fountain.
The Story of Glimmer - The Little Cloud
This amateur colour children's illustrated and animated film, tells the story of a little cloud called Glimmer, who wants to find some friends of his own. The film has a voice over narrative and ends on a song. Opening and closing titles complete the film.
The Emperor’s New Clothes
This amateur version of the animated children's fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, tells the story of a wealthy emperor who walks naked through the streets of his kingdom, believing he is wearing a magic suit of clothing only he can see. The film is illustrated and narrated throughout, with opening and closing titles and music.
A Little Fragrance Clings to the Hand that Gives you Roses
This amateur colour comedy drama about a woman who is sent all the gifts mentioned in the Christmas carol '12 Days of Christmas' by her admirer.
This amateur colour romance follows two colleagues who spot each other at work. The man approaches the girl but she does not seem interested. After much effort by the man, she leaves him a note hidden in an letter and invites him to her house. Whilst there, the girl's father invites the man to play chess and the man ignores the girl throughout the evening.
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