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by Willy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 16289

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Today in "The Sunday Telegraph": "Two Weeks' Quarantine if Going to the UK". "The Daily Telegraph" is not my favourite English newspaper, but I noticed that big title in the Andrew Marr Show this morning. Is it something to worry about? I don't know. There are still 5 months left. I only fear for my...
by Willy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 16289

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Vera and I have decided to come. We missed BIAFF the last two years, but now not it's time to attend it again. The narrator of my documentary "HR Highland Laddie" is … That's one of the reasons to come. I am very grateful to him. Last time when I met him was at UNICA in the Netherlands. I would feel...
by Willy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 5653

Re: UNICA 2021

I only ever attended three UNICA-Festivals: the one at Blankenberghe in Belgium, the one at Dortmund in Germany and the one at Zeist in the Netherlands, but only for a few days. Each time I enjoyed myself very much. The festivals gave me the opportunity to have a chat with IAC-friends and to see won...
by Willy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 16289

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Congratulations, Howard and Geoff! I have received 5 stars for "HR Highland Laddie". I am very happy with it. Also with the judges' comments. The length of my documentary is 14 minutes and they think that I could have shortened it with 5 minutes. That's a surprise. But I agree with it more or less. ...
by Willy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 23
Views: 10022

Re: COVID-19

Many thanks for your message, Dave. I think it is very wise to move BIAFF. Maybe to 16-18th October I understand. I hesitated to book the P&OFerry and choose the best B&B in advance. Also because some clubmates who would accompany me had not decided yet to go. The situation in Belgium is very seriou...
by Willy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 8149

Re: UNICA and the age old question

I prefer "film hobbyist" or "filmmaking hobbyist". I don't feel ashamed to be called "a hobbyist". And what about "filmmaking enthusiast"? However, professionals can also be called "enthusiasts". Maybe it is better to stick to "amateur". I am proud to be called an "amateur", just like Tim and all th...
by Willy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FILM & VIDEO MAKER MAGAZINE
Replies: 8
Views: 5066

Re: FILM & VIDEO MAKER MAGAZINE

I agree with Tim. I appreciate all criticism. I am used to criticism. In our club we criticize movies made by friends all the time, but in a very constructive way. Thanks to it we can improve our films. But now your criticism about our Film and Video Magazine, Cathy. I wonder if you have read the ar...
by Willy
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: My club at UNICA
Replies: 4
Views: 4203

Re: My club at UNICA

No problem, Michael! I had a nice chat with Dave and Jan at Zeist. We had a chat about all kinds of everything. In particular about UNICA next year in Birmingham. I told Dave and Jan that if will risk my life and go by air this time. You know that I am afraid of flying, but next year I will be 74. I...
by Willy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: No film about Highland Games! Bad luck again!
Replies: 3
Views: 3273

No film about Highland Games! Bad luck again!

I am back from Scotland. Two years ago I went to Scotland to film the Highland Games at Dunoon. They are called "The Cowal Gathering". They are world famous. When we arrived at the hotel the receptionist told us that the two rooms that we had booked were taken. Booking.com was responsible for this. ...
by Willy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: My club at UNICA
Replies: 4
Views: 4203

My club at UNICA

With pleasure I can tell you that 5 members of my club will be at UNICA on Thursday.
Zeist is only 130 kilometres from us, Koninklijke Filmclub Heist. Vera and I will stay at Zeist for 4 days.
We are looking forward to it. We hope to meet many British friends. Will you be there?
by Willy
Thu May 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Magazine May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 4814

Re: FVM Magazine May 2019

I love the new layout of the IAC Film and Video Magazine. It was a surprise when I saw it for the first time. Well done, Mike! Take page 5 for instance. Tom Hardwick must be very happy. The photographs in his article "Positive Image" are much larger and give a more positive image. They are very attr...
by Willy
Wed May 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SERIAC Festival 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4906

Re: SERIAC Festival 2019

Me too, I enjoyed SERIAC very much. During the ploughman's lunch interval someone asked me: "Which movie did you like most?" I said without any hesitation: "Out of the Blue". And it won! But, I was very lucky, because after the interval I watched many other interesting stories. Judge Brian Dunckley,...
by Willy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 40400

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Last weekend the Flemish Amateur Film Festival (VAC-Film Festival) took place. Flanders is the Dutch speaking part in Belgium. "The Swimming Pool" made by my clubmate Werner Haegeman won the 1st prize. He is the overall winner! As you already know he will receive a diamond at BIAFF. There was a seco...
by Willy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 40400

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I really do not understand why Ken has never been invited to be a judge at BIAFF. We all know that he is very experienced and he has good writing skills. I always look forward to reading his articles in "Film and Video Magazine". English is not my mother-tongue, but I am sure his stories are always ...
by Willy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 40400

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Upsetting Vera is one of my specialities, Michael. Vera never complains. But if she has a complaint, then it is about me. But we have been married for 51 years and we are still together. She is very courageous. Yes, I agree with you, Michael. Your time has gone! Only 3 stars for your two documentari...