Bristol Film and Video Society
The Quickie Competition

This may be on any subject (max 5 minutes). The winner will receive the Thalia Goblet and a certificate.

The results and photo of the winner with the Thalia Goblet 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 previously been placed (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in either the Tripper's Trophy OR the Holiday Video Competition OR the Annual Trophy competition. Previously entered films which have been substantially re-edited or altered are acceptable.
  3. Entries should be submitted in PAL TV standard, preferably on: Mini-DV cassette or DVD.
  4. 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.
  5. Entries must be clearly marked with their title and aspect ratio (4:3 or 16:9).
  6. Entrants may submit one or more entries to the competition.
  7. The entry shall be handed in to the Competition Secretary or other designated officer of the Society, not later than 15 minutes before the start of the competition.
  8. The entry shall not exceed 5 minutes in duration.
  9. 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).
  10. 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..
  11. 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