A new award for club competition entries was introduced in September 2003. Stan was a member of the club and after he died his widow offered to provide a trophy in memory of him. The aim of the award is to recognise films/videos which show:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Innovation
  • Technical Excellence


To qualify for the award

Anyone who enters a RFVM competition will be considered for a nomination. If all entries are worthy of a nomination, they can all be nominated. If No entries are worthy, no nominations will be made.

Who can nominate a member for the award?

  • Any past or present President/Chairman
  • any club member (or external invitee) who holds a film/video qualification of at least Master Member, of the IAC or professional body such as the IOV.

2 judges are preferable, but one is sufficient.

Who will decide who wins the annual award?

The committee will decide from amongst those who have been nominated during the year. The number of nominations for any member does not guarantee winning the award.


  • This award does not compete with or undermine the existing democratic voting system. The audience should continue to decide the competition results.
  • The intention of the award is to encourage the development of originality, creativity, innovation and technical excellence within the club.
  • To be nominated for this award should - just like Film Industry Oscar nominations - be regarded as recognition of personal achievement.
  • Recognising and supporting creativity and technical excellence will help encourage the development of individual members, and the success of RFVM as a whole.