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by Howard-Smith
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: UNICA 2021

Dave has presented an extremely persuasive case for UNICA 2021 to be held in Birmingham.
I am 100% in favour of this and I join in the plea for the IAC Council to reconsider their decision.
by Howard-Smith
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 18
Views: 475

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Thanks Tim! For the record that other film was TOPPY not POPPY which will go in for BIAFF 2021 as I didn’t finish it in time for this year. (POPPY may well be someone else’s imaginary friend!) My third entry for CEMRIAC was the three minute wordless film called THE TIFF which was given 3 stars at BI...
by Howard-Smith
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 18
Views: 475

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

The CEMRIAC SPRING MOVIE FESTIVAL should have taken place in Derby today. Instead of it being cancelled, it went online this afternoon on Zoom conferencing, and I thought it all went splendidly. Well done to Simon Sumner for organising and hosting it, and a big thank-you to judge Paul Kittel. Paul h...
by Howard-Smith
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 18
Views: 475

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Sorry about your low ratings Michael. I’ve no doubt you’ll bounce back and your ratings will hopefully rise again in the future back to your former glory.
Not many people have fed back on here considering there was a record number of entries. Where is everybody?
by Howard-Smith
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 18
Views: 475

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Thanks guys
🙂
by Howard-Smith
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 18
Views: 475

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

Congratulations Geoff on your Diamond award. Well done. I had 6 entries and the one I pinned most hopes on was my thriller GOOD GIRL. It’s been awarded 4 stars and the KPM prize. Another thriller, PIECES, was given 4 stars as well. My Woody Allen pastiche BLUE LADY got 3 stars as did BELIEF and THE ...
by Howard-Smith
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 18
Views: 475

BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

With the BIAFF results being sent out as from Monday, I thought I’d open this thread so that those of us who entered the competition can voice our thoughts and opinions when we’ve received our star ratings and judges’ comments. I was a first round judge again this year. Thank goodness the judging to...
by Howard-Smith
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 13
Views: 736

Re: COVID-19

It’s sad but inevitable that BIAFF 2020 has been postponed. At least we have the rescheduled BIAFF to look forward to - good to see that it’s pencilled in for October. I was a bit worried that Doubletree Hilton might refuse to refund my two nights’ booking fee as the invoice had indicated that the r...
by Howard-Smith
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 1987

Re: UNICA and the age old question

Thanks Michael! And Tim!
I’ve just discovered that the adjective from avocation is avocational. There an entry for this word in the Merriam-Webster dictionary:
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avocational
I defy anyone to better this!
by Howard-Smith
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IAC MUSIC LICENCE
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: IAC MUSIC LICENCE

Ah! I’ve usually been crediting the music I’ve used on end credits. Must stop doing that unless it’s specially composed or copyright-free anyway.
by Howard-Smith
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IAC MUSIC LICENCE
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: IAC MUSIC LICENCE

I’ll leave it to someone else to give you the definitive expert answer Roy, but what I understand is this. The IAC Licence totally covers us for most instances such as screenings of our films in private and in public such as in clubs, film competitions and festivals. However, uploading our films to ...
by Howard-Smith
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IAC MUSIC LICENCE
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: IAC MUSIC LICENCE

I've sent you a private email, Tim, explaining my reason for not naming the music library in question on this forum. In the past I've sometimes created my own music using Magix Music Maker software, eg. for DARK HORSE, and also I've asked musician friends to create scores for me for no payment, eg. ...
by Howard-Smith
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IAC MUSIC LICENCE
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

Re: IAC MUSIC LICENCE

Well now, I'm actually going to answer my own question myself. I should have delved more into the information given on the IAC website before posing the question, as the answer lies therein: IAC has negotiated special arrangements with the various licensing bodies allowing the use of both Library mu...
by Howard-Smith
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: IAC MUSIC LICENCE
Replies: 11
Views: 1600

IAC MUSIC LICENCE

I have a question relating to the IAC music licence which allows us amateur filmmakers to use copyright music on condition that it is only for use in amateur non-profitmaking productions. There are extensive music libraries online which appear mainly to be for professional use. Would the IAC licence...
by Howard-Smith
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 1987

Re: UNICA and the age old question

How about this, folks? We are AVOCATION FILMMAKERS making AVOCATION FILMS. Just take a look at this first paragraph on Wikipedia relating to this word 'avocation'. An avocation is an activity that someone engages in as a hobby outside their main occupation. There are many examples of people whose pr...