The Burnley Trophy was won by Cheadle & Gatley Film Makers with Phil Guy's excellent film on a pair of blackbirds bringing up their young.
The White Rose took pride of place with the Runner-Up Goblet presented to Wakefield with Ken Wilson's (Phase 4 Films) “Lost and Found". The Millennium Trophy for the Best Use of Humour went to Jim Walker of Bradford Movie Makers with his short Western comedy, "Challenged". The quality of entries so impressed the Judge that he awarded Highly Commended Certificates to Pendle Movie Makers "Haytime in Bowland" by Peter & Daphne Copestake and Graham Kay's "Venice the Mission" from Swan Movie Makers.
This was the 42nd Festival organised by the club and, again, it maintained its highly successful reputation. Welcomed by Burnley Chairman, Carl Stredder, members from some fourteen clubs from throughout the north west region and West Yorkshire attended. They were entertained and impressed by the quality of the twelve entries entered for this year’s competition.
After viewing all the entries, the audience was able to see, on screen, the well-considered comments from this year's judge Tim Stannard a former Chairman of Staines Video Makers. His impressive and helpful thoughts on each entry were clearly presented and issued to each club to take away at the end of the day.
The remaining seven entries had given plenty of variety to challenge the judge and interest the audience, ranging from a humorous demonstration by a hypnotist (Southport), to the rebuild of the Flying Scotsman (Bury), a pilot bringing a cargo ship into dock (Morecambe) and followed by a 'confession' from Bolton.
A spine-tingling ghost story from Altrincham, a nature reserve documentary from Warrington and a 100 vehicle tractor run from the host club completed the entertaining and informative programme.