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by Dave Watterson
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION

Looking beyond the Ten Best Competition ... which I once helped to judge ... I think the magazine and its key contributors did an enormous amount to raise the morale of amateur film makers. Tony Rose, Ivan Watson, Alan Cleave, Tony Shapps, John Wright, Edwyn Gilmour and co wrote with such enthusiasm...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Just to reassure people who have been asking ... There will be a small change in BIAFF timetables on Saturday afternoon. The BIAFF festival online screenings will take a long break on Saturday afternoon to allow those who wish to do so, to observe the one-minute silence at 3pm and to watch the funer...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Jan and I have long thought that BIAFF is a little too miserly with 5-star awards. When you have seen what's on offer at BIAFF 2021, perhaps we can discuss that more.
by Dave Watterson
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

A LONG LAST THE BIAFF 2021 RESULTS ARE ONLINE

Start here: https://www.biaff.org.uk/2021.html

The timetable for the festival will be online so soon as Jan gets the details of the Saturday shows, which will be in two separate online cinemas.
by Dave Watterson
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Bill & Dorothy Every
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Bill & Dorothy Every

That is yet more sad new, Howard. The two of them were great ambassadors for A-V and helped bring sequence-makers and film-makers together. They were also extraordinarily kind people.
by Dave Watterson
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Jan and I are also itching to get the results online ... David Newman is running extremely late this time round, but he should be checking the listings now ...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Working as a projectionist at the BIAFF judging weekend one year, I watched in wonder as Reg Lancaster began by voicing strong criticism of a film, then over a few minutes talked himself (out loud) into the opposite opinion. It was such an impressive display that no one was going to dissent from his...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Congratulations to all. Anyone who can even finish and submit a film to competition is doing well! I have not wanted to disturb David Newman to ask about why the results are slow in coming, but having seen a couple of his emails I note he is not just saying that someone's film will be shown at BIAFF...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How do you learn to make better films?
Replies: 20
Views: 709

Re: How do you learn to make better films?

The higher the standard of technique, the more I comment on the story/plot/audience-experience. For club contests or films at lower star levels I may throw in the occasional comment about technique, but only if the problem has distracted me from the content of the film.
by Dave Watterson
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 1956

BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

After all the waiting ... who wants to share their results?
by Dave Watterson
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

The current rules state: This competition is for films made by individuals or groups for pleasure and not for commercial gain. The following are, however, permissible: 1) Films made by IAC regions and clubs for the benefit of those organisations. 2) Public or private exhibition and sale, where the p...
by Dave Watterson
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 1621

Re: VideoPad

Tim is a good teacher ... in my stumbling efforts with Movie Studio Platinum a few years ago, he was the person I turned to for help. He gave generously and some day I may even finish a film!
by Dave Watterson
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1046

Re: The Magazine

Gee, thanks!
by Dave Watterson
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 21
Views: 4558

Re: Manifesto for Change

The BIAFF Rules were revamped some years ago, partly in response to Ned's argument that what matters is whether or not a film was made with the intention of making money. The current rule is: This competition is for films made by individuals or groups for pleasure and not for commercial gain. The fo...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

IAC received this message from Annabelle Lancaster: I’m really sorry that people are unable to attend Reg’s funeral in person but you can follow it on line if you so wish. The funeral notice below, supplied by the funeral director, gives a number of details and instructions. Please do take care of y...