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by Michael Slowe
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

I'm afraid that I didn't watch this film but those that claim that it did not comply with the BIAFF entry rules look like they have a good point. Looking at the site, it does have all the hallmarks of a commercial project but this may not be true. There are groups who get together to make an ambitio...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 28
Views: 1136

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

We must be very careful in what way we try and limit entries to BIAFF. I always thought that the old Ten Best got it about right. Most of their entries came from club members and people like ourselves but there were usually a smattering of films made by film students and ambitious 'amateurs' hoping ...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION

Those were happy times, the 60s and 70s, particularly in the non commercial film making world. Tony Rose, with Movie Maker magazine, did a great job of supporting, encouraging and publicising our film making. He got us on to the TV programme Clapperboard, I had two or three annual appearances being ...
by Michael Slowe
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

Great event, wonderfully organised and the journey back home was a great deal shorter than usual! Some very good films, although in an attempt to be super imaginative, I felt that one or two were a little too obscure. Favourites for me were the martial arts one ""The Art of Bakti Negara&qu...
by Michael Slowe
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION

Well Howard, I'm in the same boat as you. I had every copy of Movie Maker since it morphed from another title (Cine something?) but had to get rid of them in a clear out ordained by 'her who must be obeyed'. I do have the issues which contained details of my own successes and articles and reviews th...
by Michael Slowe
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 2009

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Now now boys, I don't want to appear a moaner, I never query judges and certainly not in public, but I have to say I was puzzled. I'm quite proud though to now have a 'full house', One Star all the way up to Diamond, a record I would venture to suggest.
by Michael Slowe
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 2009

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

No Howard, you are not correct there. I have just seen that the Oslo Festival, for one, are offering critiques and there are often others doing the same. Mind you, they make an additional charge for doing so! As to Willy's note that he had shown his film to a number of people and from what they said...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How do you learn to make better films?
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: How do you learn to make better films?

I have long thought that Dave and Jan Watterson are the best judges within the IAC and it is precisely because of Dave's comment above, that it is the audiences reaction and enjoyment of a film that is one of the most important aspects. Technical faults are only relevant if they effect that experien...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

Re: The Interviews - discuss

I agree, great fun and very nicely done. I've seen it before, Ned must have sent it to me sometime. I've heard similar conversations in the real world, everyone sees things from a different perspective. Ned's hair is great but maybe he should have had a wig for a couple of the characters, but that m...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How do you learn to make better films?
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: How do you learn to make better films?

What you are saying is interesting but not, I'm afraid, new. Judges are looking at films from the point of view as film makers. I find that the best judges of films, by and large, are people who enjoy films, who read, who go to the theatre, but they are not film makers. There are exceptions of cours...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 28
Views: 1136

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

Ken, I wonder what the score would be? How quickly could the Brazil team get the ball in the net after each kick off?
by Michael Slowe
Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP JOHN ASTIN
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Sad news: RIP JOHN ASTIN

Only just logged on after a gap and so shocked to read about John Astin. I've known him for years as his club activities were close to our area and I saw him quite often, also of course at BIAFF every year. His films carried a characteristic hallmark, notably his voice! The minute the film started y...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 28
Views: 1136

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

I don't agree that the size of the budget necessarily has anything to do with the quality of the film. Personally, I have hardly spent a penny on films that I have made over the last forty or fifty years, apart from film (long ago) and equipment of a standard that most serious amateurs use. I always...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Re: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

Howard, I've got two in to keep you company, although they won't challenge you for honours I'm sure, I'm getting past it I'm afraid.
by Michael Slowe
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1063

Re: The Magazine

Well Ken, we do have "Big Dave," and he's pretty near to being Martian!