Stroud Community TV Awards 2015 by Philip Booth

Stroud Community TV wants your nominations for best films of 2015!

No red carpet or tuxedos await winners at the Stroud Community TV Awards evening on 9th March in the Crown and Sceptre. Nevertheless if last year is anything to go by, the Awards evening looks set to be a wonderful celebration of the rich diversity and creativity of the Five Valleys. 

Stroud Community TV has been going four years and we have over 2,200 videos with a Stroud connection added to our site. Quality varies from the wonderfully professional-looking films to those enthusiastic film makers who point their camcorder to capture a local gig or project. Our Awards are a chance to recognise some of the best films from last year and help them reach a wider audience. Previous winners have included a moving film about disability, love and friendship, a film about the inspiring Nailsworth Community Workshop, the Climate March in Stroud and an emotionally powerful minute-long film Love is a Gift.

As in previous years, members of the public have been invited to nominate their best films from the films that have been added to Stroud Community TV in 2015. Already nominations are being made in the seven film categories; closing date for nominations is the 18th January. The films with the most nominations will then go to our team of experienced local judges. In previous years this has included a local Oscar short listed and Bafta nominated film-maker, BBC film-makers, Stroud Film Festival Organisers and members of the public with an interest in film. Indeed this year we still have a couple of vacancies for our People’s Judges so if you enjoy film and could help judge one of the categories please do get in touch.

Do also join us for the Awards evening in the Crown and Sceptre - the event will be part of the second Stroud Film Festival this March. You can also follow us on Twitter, our Facebook page or sign up on our website to our monthly e-newsletter which highlights the best of films each month.

For details on how to nominate your favourite SCTV films and the Awards evening in March visit

Philip Booth is the Director of Stroud Community TV,  a not-for-profit independent channel for videos recording and celebrating the Five Valleys. Follow them on facebook and twitter for further news and updates