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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: 439

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: 295

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: 295

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: 295

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: 295

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: 295

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: 439

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...
by Howard-Smith
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 28
Views: 6885

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

I’m so pleased you were there for the screening of THE GIFT, Jill. The only day I could attend to watch some of the films was on the Saturday, and yes, what a terrific giant screen it is at the Millennium Point cinema and excellent sound (unlike last year when they had the volume level far too high)...
by Howard-Smith
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 28
Views: 6885

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

Jon, I’m so glad you saw my film THE GIFT at the Birmingham Film Festival on Sunday at midday. I was so pleased it was officially selected and shown, but at the same time I was gutted that I couldn’t be present for the screening. Before the programme was announced, I’d arranged a major filming sessi...
by Howard-Smith
Thu May 16, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SERIAC Festival 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: SERIAC Festival 2019

I can’t get my head round why so many filmmakers don’t attend film festivals even when their films are being shown. I feel frustrated at BIAFF when the filmmakers aren’t there to collect their awards. I personally love to attend screenings of my own films with an audience and get feedback of what pe...
by Howard-Smith
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 17691

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

It was another great BIAFF weekend. I’ve entered films for BIAFF and attended the whole event every year since 2008 and would never want to miss it. I’m just sorry that the attendance figures decrease each year for some unknown reason despite the number of entries remaining roughly constant. John Ho...
by Howard-Smith
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 28
Views: 6885

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

Well done Jon. Please remind me... What’s the name of the organiser of the Birmingham Film Festival who’ll be attending BIAFF? I’ll look out for him. One of the organisers was actress/producer Sophie Canare, who I managed to recruit to act in my 4 star BIAFF film LIKE A BULLET which is being shown o...
by Howard-Smith
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 17691

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

As a first-round BIAFF judge for the past five years, one thing I’d like to point out is that whoever is writing up the comments has to reflect all views expressed by the panel of three judges. If the judge who is doing the write-up thinks that some points raised by other judges on the panel are rat...
by Howard-Smith
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 17691

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Thanks Dave. The running time limit is not an issue for me. Years ago I used to make one long film every year. But in recent years I’ve made several SHORT films each year. Out of my seven entries to BIAFF 2019, six of them have a running time of less than ten minutes!
by Howard-Smith
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 17691

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Dave, could you please provide a current link for EUROFILMERS EAK? The only information I can find for their competition ends in 2017. I’d be interested in submitting films to them. Cheers!