Bristol Film and Video Society

The ten minute Trophy
 Film Competition

The choice of subject is unrestricted.

The winner will receive the Jack Baker Trophy and a certificate.

Second placed film will receive the Ivor Wiltshire Memorial Trophy and a certificate.

The results, and photo of the winners will be recorded on the web site.

Download an entry form here as a PDF document.

  1. The competition is open only to producers who are members or groups of members of the Bristol Film and Video Society, and whose films are deemed to be “group or individual” films and not “Club” films (i.e. films made with club funding and to club guidelines)
  2. No entry may be submitted to this competition if it has been entered in the Annual Trophy competition within the preceding 12 months.
  3. Entries should be submitted in UK TV standard, in standard or high definition and preferably on Mini-DV cassette, DVD or Blu-ray disc.  Entries on USB flash media may be acceptable by advance arrangement.
  1. Entries may be submitted on VHS or S-VHS cassette but these may be transferred to DV for screening. Time must be allowed for the transfer.
  1. Entries must be clearly marked with their title and aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9).
  2. Entrants may submit one or more entries to the competition.
  3. The entry shall be handed to the Competition Secretary or other designated officer of the Society not later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the  competition.
  4. The entry shall not exceed 10 minutes in duration.
  5. The Society reserves the right to show only a part of the entry in the event that there is insufficient time for a complete screening on Competition evening.
  6. The Society reserves the right not to award all or any prizes in the event that there are too few entries to allow proper competition or if in the opinion of the Committee none of the entries reaches an adequate standard.
  7. The competition will be judged by the audience on Competition evening. Marks will be awarded from 1 to 3 for overall excellence (3 being best).
  8. The decision of the Committee is final.
  9. Competition entrants must advise the Competition Secretary at the time of submission of the entry if they DO NOT wish their film to be included in any selection of BFVS members' films intended to be shown to other clubs or in any other competitions decided from time-to-time at the committee’s discretion and at the club’s expense.
  10. All material in the entry (sound and visual) must be the copyright of the entrant(s) or be royalty-free or licensed for public performance.


Revised March 2017