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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.)

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.

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

Alan Moore’s Interview Film

(A new member of SCMM talks about the Club)


Next Meeting:  27th October 2016

Debbie Daniels on

“Engaging an Audience - Theories”

Then in small groups plan short trailer for a film using ideas from Debbie’s presentation.

Here’s the programme for the year

A gallery of  Making films Summer 2016

Left Ann and Arthur Fletcher accept the trophy for The Tony Rose Theme competition at Midland Movie Makers Festival 2016. Their film “Ties that Bind” was the winning film. Right“Steve Jakab starred in “It Won’t Take a Minute” which won 2nd place in the Fiction section. They are seen with David Wilford, who judged the competitions.