Gloucester Film Makers
Gloucester Inter Club Film Competition
For the Ray Toleman Memorial Trophy for Best Film
and the Vale Trophy for Best Sound
History of the competition
A meeting was convened in 1967 for all the cine clubs in the area to arrange an inter-club
competition and the Gloucester Cine Club donated a modest plaque, calling it “The
Gloucester Cine Trophy”
In 1972 The Vale Cine Club donated a trophy, to be called ““The Vale Sound Trophy”
to be won by the club entry which, in the opinion of the judges, made the best use
In 1973, in view of the stature which the competition had attained, the Gloucester
Club felt that a more worthy trophy should be commissioned.
A bronze sculpture of unique shape designed and created by Mrs Diane Smith, a teacher
at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, was cast by a Cheltenham foundry .
It was named the Ray Toleman Trophy in memory of the late Secretary and founder member
of the Gloucester Club.
The competition continues to this day and clubs located in Gloucestershire and nearby
are invited to join by a committee composed of members of the participating clubs.
For the competition rules click HERE