Colchester Film Makers Club walked away with the trophy for the Best Film in the second annual East Anglian Film competition, which, this year, was staged in Lowestoft.
Sue Howden, Chairman of CFMC, was presented with the Best Film trophy for The Waterways of Chelmsford, which was produced and directed by husband John.
John said: “Chelmsford’s Waterways began life as a potential entry for a film competition sponsored by Chelmsford Borough Council.
“The rules said make a film of three minutes or less reflecting the character of the town. I asked former Mayor Mike Rose if he had any ideas and he came up with this story line.
“Unfortunately, we did not get it done in time for the Chelmsford competition. So we developed the story a bit and had great fun filming all along the canal and rivers that have made Chelmsford what it is now.”
John added: “When I went to Essex County Cricket Ground to film with permission, a grounds man approached me and asked, ‘are you meant to be here’.
“I explained what I was doing – to which he replied ‘Oh that’s alright, only the Police have warned us against dodgy looking characters with cameras’”!