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by Dave Watterson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

My guess is that Ken has not been asked to judge at BIAFF because there is usually one or more films from him in the competition. We'd rather have him as a film maker. Most experienced judges can make allowance for the technology showing the film ... but it is not ideal. As Ken suggests one answer m...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

YES ... For me this is what festivals are all about most BIAFF visitors are like that. The timetable for the Saturday and Sunday shows will be on the BIAFF website in a few minutes, so you can try to plan. You may find some rooms are packed, so having a second choice ready is a good idea. My only re...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Jon - you will love the Saturday scrum as people dash between the various mini-cinemas during the tea /coffee breaks. I recommend you and your team spread out so that between you you can see almost everything. Jan and I rarely sit together. On Sunday we all watch together in the neighbouring cinema....
by Dave Watterson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

My link to the Diamond Awards page was only to get straight to the start of the listings - not to promote any concerns about the proportion of foreign winners. The shameful truth is that most of the first-round judging is done on hotel room tv sets. Five rooms are used ... getting hold of five good ...
by Dave Watterson
Thu Apr 04, 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

Now the results are published online ... does anything strike you as unusual?

https://www.biaff.org.uk/2019-diamond.html
by Dave Watterson
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Hi Howard For this year you have to act today ... the closing date for "Forum North" entries is 1st April ! A possible issue for you is the films should be up to 20 minutes long. Films can be sent electronically to forumnord@hamburger-film-club.de. If for some reason that doesn't work, try hansen-ha...
by Dave Watterson
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I do agree, Tim, though time is always pressing as David Newman tries to chase up notes from the judges, plan the BIAFF timetable, and write to all the entrants in time for them to know if their work will be shown or not. Worth exploring. For those who find the notes off-putting, you might consider ...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Sorry about the delayed response - distracted by family matters. Cathy, why don't you ask Linda Gough directly? Her postal, email addresses and phone number are on the official merchandise order form on the IAC website. I don't want to write it here, where it might be grabbed by a spambot. I am pret...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 52
Views: 1095

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Well the BIAFF results are being sent out ... imagine the work for Competition Manager, David Newman. I helped a young Georgian film maker to enter a film called "World-Light" in BIAFF - sending money from there would have been awkward. Jan and I were impressed by the film at last year's Ukrainian f...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

To show photos they must first be online somewhere. In the case below I took an image from my Facebook collection. From the icons above the message space click the icon of sun and a mountain. That inserts two codes between square brackets [example][example] - the codes will be for "img" not "example...
by Dave Watterson
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

The latest FVM raises the question of whether we should accept portrait format films on the basis that huge numbers of people now watch movies on phones or tablets held that way. Do they? In trains I reckon most of the people watching films or tv are holding their devices landscape style. Shooting w...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

I have only just been able to read the latest FVM (Garth's last) and the statement by Mike Whyman seems positive. An interim arrangement to keep the editorial going by Mike and someone else organising the printing and posting. Then advertising for a new editor. I think most of us who have stuck for ...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

As usual Ned presents an interesting perspective ... most of us resist all change, until the new thing becomes natural to us and we cannot imagine life without it. The Australian organisation for non-commercial film makers shut up shop last year, partly because of problems finding people to run it. ...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

My remarks were intended to deal with questions about how the magazine may be produced and who would replace the editor.
by Dave Watterson
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1129

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

I know what you mean, Cathy, but officers are always reluctant to get into long discussions on the forum, which can sometimes turn nasty. Bear in mind that there is a small team of people working on the committee and they are having to run BIAFF themselves this year. With the judging weekend coming ...