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by Dave Watterson
Wed May 05, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

I was not judging this year ...

It is possible that the judged saw a subtitled version, but we were shown a different one at the festival.
by Dave Watterson
Wed May 05, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Nostalgia

It might be worth remembering the Zoom facility for "Breakout Rooms" ...
by Dave Watterson
Tue May 04, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

Welcome aboard, Geof ... and sit tight for the responses!
by Dave Watterson
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

I should make clear that the competition is under David Newman's control - rules and fees agreed by IAC Council. He recommends any changes, which if approved, have to be listed on the website and in the magazine. He makes the call for entries, checks the submissions and views every film. He finds th...
by Dave Watterson
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 17
Views: 377

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

I suspect that after this BIAFF there may be more open minds about changes. For many years we have stuck fairly rigidly to a formula which was successful in the past, but seems less so now. I firmly believe that there is too much responsibility heaped on the competition manager. That said, David New...
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: 261

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: 2436

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: 2436

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: 2436

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: 83

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: 2436

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: 2436

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: 2436

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: 864

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: 2436

BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

After all the waiting ... who wants to share their results?