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by TimStannard
Wed May 05, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Nostalgia

You may well be right, John. That would be both a good thing, in that people with shared specialised interests could gather & share, but also a bad thing in that specialisation as both makers and viewers could reduce the variety of films people watch, or are tempted to have a go at making. I thi...
by TimStannard
Sat May 01, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Horror Adrenaline Rush
Replies: 10
Views: 127

Re: Horror Adrenaline Rush

but I might find it fun making a spoof horror film with lots of jumps scares and creepy music. It would be getting a long way from holiday films and kittens on the lawn. You seem to forget, John, that many, if not most, teen horror films (and mainstream stuff is mainly aimed at teens/starring a tee...
by TimStannard
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 10
Views: 2270

Re: The Interviews - discuss

Thanks Ned.

How about the various versions of Last Lines? Very powerful films and of all the films in the festival these were the ones that grabbed me the most (possibly because I have been aligned to that point of view since the age of 16)
by TimStannard
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Nostalgia

I've been getting nostalgic about the first lockdown!
by TimStannard
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 1572

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

The choice is between the "amateur" film with professionals defined and specifically excluded or the "non-commercial" film where unpaid professionals are included. I don't agree with those definitions at all, Ned. I have never suggested unpaid professionals shoud be excluded. My...
by TimStannard
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 1572

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

ned c wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:45 pm The intent of an amateur film festival is clear, it is open to people who make films for pleasure. They work with limited resources and finances drawn from their own pockets.
That's interesting. So we exclude films which are crowdfunded?
by TimStannard
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 1572

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

I can understand the feelings of a lot of amateurs as they see the awards in their Amateur Festivals go to people who are in fact professional film makers. The definition of amateur in relation to BIAFF has shifted to relating to the film rather than its makers. Has that shifted? I wan't aware. Tha...
by TimStannard
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

Or is it only "profit making" if the income exceeds the cost of the production? As someone with a further education qualification in Business and Finance, including a module on economics, I speak with some authority when I say "Yes" :lol: :lol: :lol: Jill is, of course, right - ...
by TimStannard
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 17
Views: 384

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

Here's a third person in favour of an Howard's declaration. Having said that, I doubt many people who submit online to festivals even bother to read the rules on the basis that if they are questioned they will withdraw. a £20 entry fee is not a big deal for a film with a $50,000 budget. However, eve...
by TimStannard
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 1572

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

I agree entirely that we must be careful about how we limit films, but money is not just about equipment. It is about access to locations, props, costumes and ... actors. Interestingly the BIAFF rules seem to me to be only interested in a couple of things: 1. The film is not made for commercial gain...
by TimStannard
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 21
Views: 315

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

it would add considerable prestige to our festival if we could pay a professional film critic such as Mark Kermode to watch all the 5 star films and select the Diamond Award winners and the top two award winners... Agree, but don't forget tha BIAFF is heavily subsidised, so it's not necessarily a s...
by TimStannard
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 2467

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Tim says: “Good point made by Howard about the number of diamonds being fixed.” I wasn’t actually making any point about the fixed number of Diamonds. I totally approve of giving Diamond Awards to the “top 8 films of the whole festival” regardless of how many entries there are. I didn't think you w...
by TimStannard
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 2467

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Good point made by Howard about the number of diamonds being fixed. This means 30 films were 5 star (with 8 being upgraded to diamonds) last year and 17 this year. Or 17/168 = 10.12% and 30/288 = 10.42% So basically pretty much the same proportion of films were five star. In the words of Capt. Mainw...
by TimStannard
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 2467

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Howard-Smith wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:07 am My friend Martin Evans from Aberystwyth, who joined the IAC about 3 years ago on my recommendation, is busy working on the online interactive programme.
Yes, it was superb although one or two people didn't find the link icons that obvious. Hopefully they'll have learned by this year.
by TimStannard
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How do you learn to make better films?
Replies: 20
Views: 873

Re: How do you learn to make better films?

judges may assume that a jump cut or a lengthy shot were a mistake whereas they were carefully intended. Agreed the judge cannot know whether they were a mistake or not but it is still useful for the maker to know that the jump cuts had the desired effect or didn't. I think we are agreed that telli...