Hawick Film and Video Group

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Following a change to the syllabus, a selection of films made by members of the Scottish Association of Moviemakers (SAM) were screened to members.

A total of five titles were shown, covering a wide range of categories, including comedy, documentary and drama.

The first short film, ‘Aunt Agnes’, by club XDL from the Motherwell area, was a humorous tale about a long-suffering woman who received gossip-fuelled phone calls from a talkative aunt. Sean Groat, of Edinburgh, produced a documentary, ‘Backyard Battles’, about the variety of birds which scramble and fight for a place on his garden bird table and nut holders. ‘Benjy’ was Hugh Trevor’s documentary about a lobster fisherman working from the fishing area around North Berwick.

Perth Film Makers produced a drama entitled ‘Chicanery’ about a woman in a loveless marriage who, after divorce proceedings, was swindled out of a legacy. ‘Cumbria Past and Present’ – a documentary by Tony Grant – provided spectacular aerial views of the Lake District from the cockpit of an autogyro.

The next meeting on Tuesday, December 8, will be a continuation of these prize-winning films from SAM.