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Welcome!

The Membership fee is £37 per year.


Who We Are


We are a group of friendly enthusiastic film makers.  We make films for fun. We enjoy working on our own personal projects and/or Club films made collectively with other Club members.  We recognise that each member has his or her own interests.


We celebrate each other’s abilities, and enjoy learning from each other.


We have "makers", "watchers", and "boffins" in the club. (The latter enjoy the technicalities of the art.)


Learn, Make, Share


  • Improve your skills.


  • Never made a film? Start here!


  • Enjoy the company of like minded people.


  • Have fun making movies together.


  • Show your own movies to the club members and discover the pleasure of having an appreciative audience.


  • We have competitions to suit all members:
  • One minute movies,
  • Five minute movies,
  • Script writing,
  • Video to music,
  • Holiday movies,
  • Open Video Cup.

“The Awful Truth” was created in a day! A team of six SCMM members (Andy Wills, Ann Fletcher, Arthur Fletcher, Fiona Dunn, Ian Lane and Julian Austwick) conceived the story and made the film in a day as part of the Midland Movie Makers Midsummer Madness event.  It WON the competition, beating 9 other teams,including two other SCMM teams.

Getting together to make films is very enjoyable and an excellent way to learn.

Making Films Together Is Fun



Why not come along to the next club meeting?  Spend a couple hours with us and find out what the club is all about.


Visitors and new members are always welcome.


There will be no charge for your first visit.

When and Where We Meet:

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month (between September and June) at 7.45pm at the Wylde Green Community Centre, Emscote Drive, Sutton Coldfield B73 5NE

Give us a Try

The Awful Truth

You Don’t Need Fancy Equipment

This film was made with a Samsung smartphone and edited on Windows Movie Maker.

Home Alone Hannah” was SCMM member Debbie Daniels’ first entry into a SCMM competition


Read about Summer 2016 Workshops

Check out SCMM Film School

WHAT’S ON


Next Meeting:  12th January 2017



Katie Stewart

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Vox Pops, Interviews and Pieces to Camera.


Katie is a Senior University Teacher at Sheffield University where she is the director of  broadcast journalism undergraduate studies.


www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/staff/katie-stewart/index


Before she started working as a university teacher in 2004, Katie was a television news reporter and presenter for Yorkshire Television.  Here’s a ‘sports’ showreel:


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsBdWYBwf1I




Click here for this season’s Programme

A gallery of  Making films Summer 2016

“Ties that Bind” won the North vs South Competition on Sunday 4th December 2016. This is the first time that the South has won this National inter-club competition since Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers won it in January 2013 with “Operation Black Hat”.

Ann and Arthur Fletcher are seen here accepting the John Wright trophy from Sam Brown of Orpington Video and Film Makers.

The film was the brainchild of Ann and Arthur Fletcher and was made with a team of SCMM members and members of their family.

See here images of the making of the film.

Not all members have equipment, or even make films. Some enjoy seeing what others can do and will help in any way they can.  

Members have a wide range of abilities and all of us realise that we were all beginners once. With the help and encouragement available, new members soon learn to create more satisfying productions, and even compete in Club and outside competitions.