Joint winners announced in Stroud Community TV Awards' 'Best Community Event' category

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By Pamtan | Monday, February 11, 2013, 08:09

Stroud Community TV has revealed not one, but two more winning films in its SCTV Awards 2012.

Judges have awarded a joint first to two entries in the Best Community Event category - Frocester Beer Festival 2012 by Tim Pellatt of Cordial AV and Painswick Art Couture 2012 by local filmmaker, Rob James.

Frocester Beer Festival 2012 takes us through a day in the life of the popular annual event, through sunshine, torrential rain and beer - lots of beer! 

Tim Pellatt of Cordial AV said: "The beer festival has been a huge part of the Stroud social scene for more than 30 years, and I was surprised to discover that nobody had ever shot a film about it. 

"So I decided to document last year's event and give it the coverage it deserves."

Camilla Bassett-Smith, CSV outreach manager at BBC West, and a judge for SCTV, said of Frocester Beer Festival 2012: "It's clear, concise, sharp, quick-moving and features a good variety of local society, represented from families to groups of friends and couples. 

"The time check idea gave a great illustration of what to expect from the day. Not too long! Very watchable!"

Filmmaker Rob James said of his winning entry, Painswick Art Couture: "I was very pleased to hear that I'd won the Best Community Event Film award, along with my friends at Cordial AV.

"I was asked to help cover the Wearable Art Festival that morning, so I really didn't know what to expect.

"It turned out to be a great day - very vibrant and busy with dozens of creative pieces on display, all very varied and, not forgetting, lots of live music too.

"Credit must also go to presenters Lola Royle and Holly Thomas for their hard work arranging and conducting the interviews. 

"I think it's very important to recognise what we have on our doorstep and support local events and especially local and emerging talent. 

"Art Couture Painswick is a great showcase for amateur and professional designers and artists - I hope they ask me back again this year."

David Pearson of award-winning Arturi Films, and a judge for SCTV, said of Painswick Art Couture 2012: "There's plenty of sense of humour and fun about this lively event and this report captures the irreverence."

To watch Frocester Beer Festival 2012 click here.

To watch Painswick Art Couture 2012 click here.

The other nominations in the Best Community Event category were:

Randwick Wap

Stroud Goodwill Evening

Stroud on Water

Whiteshill and Ruscombe Village Party

Nominations in the remaining categories are:

Best Local Film

Beyond Goodbye

Magnus and Granny – Granny on Holiday 

The Jacket

An Uncertain Situation

Letting Go

Best Local Business Film

Stroud Brewery

Winstones Ice Cream

Painswick Rococo Gardens

Hobbs House Bakery

Kitchen Garden Preserves

The winners of the remaining two categories will be revealed over the next couple of days on the Stroud Community TV website and here on Stroud People, and the final list will be published on Wednesday on the SCTV site, as well as here on Stroud People and in Stroud Life.



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