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by Willy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

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: 52
Views: 1095

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: 52
Views: 1095

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...
by Willy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Hi Bob! Yes, you are right. The discussion over judges' comments are the equivalent of Brexit negotiatons. They will never end. But, on the other hand, thanks to them there is a revival of this forum for a short time. I must admit it I have been asleep for some months, too and now I have woken up. B...
by Willy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

As I have already told you I can accept the judges' critics for my movie "Neil Ross, his Sheep and Dogs". However, for 95%. Why not for 100%? It seems that one of the images was not perfect. Perhaps that's right, but I don't know which one. That's a bit annoying. I was also surprised that they found...
by Willy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Today I have received the result for my movie "Neil Ross, his Sheep and Dogs". 3 stars. I agree with the judges. BIAFF is a prestigious Film Festival and such a film does not deserve more than 3 stars. But I am very happy that it will be shown on Saturday. For 95% I agree with the judges'comments. T...
by Willy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF Bookings
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: BIAFF Bookings

Yes, that's what I always try, Michael. But you do not always find the telephone numbers of hotel(s) on the internet. This year I also had to book some rooms for my Scottish journey via Booking.Com to find accommodation. Luckily this time I received papers from them with the telephone numbers of the...
by Willy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF Bookings
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: BIAFF Bookings

Yes, Tim, you are right about Booking.com. I had big problems on my journey to Scotland in 2017. I booked two rooms at a hotel in Dunoon. I wanted to attend the Highland Gathering. I hoped I could film it. Unfortunately when we arrived at the hotel there was a double booking! Apparently, booking.com...
by Willy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Happy 2019

In the mean time I have received my twentieth membership card. I am happy with it. I still have my very first one. It was made of light cardboard. On it: "The holder of this card is an amateur and undertakes that any priviliges granted to him will be used with due consideration and that any film, vi...
by Willy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Imagine there would be no FVM! The IAC would lose some of its charm. In a previous message Ken said that he has e-mailed Garth to say that he feels sorry he is leaving and he wonders what's going to happen next. And Michael calls it a disaster. The magazine is the mainstay of the IAC! Yes, we are al...
by Willy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Happy 2019

Happy New Year to all Forum-friends. Actually, there are not many. Yes, we are in decline, Ken. But not my club. Everybody has paid his membership anno 2019! Up to now I have not renewed my IAC-membership. The reason: I have not received my new card yet. Unless I have made a mistake or I've done so...
by Willy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Val Ellis tribute film
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Val Ellis tribute film

Sorry, your name, Richard, is Scarsbrook. My apologies. And also my apologies to Frank Parker who produced this lovely film together with David Andrew. Both members of the Cheadle and Gatley Film Makers.
by Willy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Val Ellis tribute film
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Val Ellis tribute film

Many thanks, Richard Swarsbrook and David Andrew. This was quite a surprise! It was really a very moving picture tribute to a fantastic lady. It was quite an honour to have had chats with Valrie at BIAFFs and also at Guernsey Lily Film Festivals, with the first lady president of the IAC who travelle...
by Willy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: "Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: "Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI

Hello Tim, Could you pass me your address? (by Messenger?) I will send to you : "Will Ye Go to Flanders?" and "On the Road to Passchendaele". They are not on Youtube. Perhaps they are my best movies. You can find a "The Making of..."article about both documentaries on the IAC-website. Some IAC-frien...
by Willy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: "Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI
Replies: 4
Views: 418

"Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI

On 4th November my documentary "Will Ye Go to Flanders?" (5 stars at BIAFF) was shown in a room of the transit camp of Breendonk. After my film had been screened a choir sang songs about the First World War. A wreath was laid at a war monument. There was an exhibition and a reception. To be honest I...