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by TimStannard
Thu May 13, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 27
Views: 523

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

TimStannard wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 3:44 pm Had that been a rule we wouldn't have had "Vermijo" (Paul Vernon) or "Sarah's War" (Brian O'Connell), two films which spring to mind made purely as a result of the passion of amateur film makers.
Or "I, John Harman" (Michael Finney)
by TimStannard
Thu May 13, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 36
Views: 583

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

The 1 star award for the film in question was a unanimous decision. I’m confident we got it right. I only scratched the surface regarding what was wrong with it in my brief references on this forum. I don't doubt it Howard. It's just I've seen far worse (as I'm sure you have) I was surprised that i...
by TimStannard
Thu May 13, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 27
Views: 523

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

As reported elsewhere the simplest way to stop feature film entries is to have a time limit well below the usual minimum 90 minutes of a feature. I would recommend 45 minutes max. The vast majority of the entries in BIAFF seem to fall well below this limit including the winners. but the problem is ...
by TimStannard
Wed May 12, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM June 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: FVM June 2021

Northen Ireland is part of the North West Region of the IAC. I think Tom's point is that Northern Ireland is not mentioned, rather than it is not served. My assumption is that there's still some post-Brexit IAC border that needs sorting out. No doubt, given our Chairman's ability to sort out the te...
by TimStannard
Wed May 12, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 27
Views: 523

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

Glad you've entered the conversation, Geoff. This is EXACTLY the problem (or rather problems) with putting a limit on budget. The difficulty is we instinctively know when something is "in the spirit" of an amateur/hobbyist/obsessive/vocationist/non-commercial film but it seems impossible t...
by TimStannard
Wed May 12, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 36
Views: 583

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

The Sherlock Holmes in me decided to establish which film Howard was talking about. It was hardly difficult. I picked one of the festivals at random - one where it won the audience award. But actually - it didn't. It won one of SIX audience awards - this one specifically for "Best Short Narrati...
by TimStannard
Sun May 09, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM June 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: FVM June 2021

Martin Evans wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 6:56 pm https://tinyurl.com/scottishfilm
Surely that links to a film version of Macbeth (I'll get my coat)
by TimStannard
Sun May 09, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Nostalgia

Dave Watterson wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 4:45 pm It might be worth remembering the Zoom facility for "Breakout Rooms" ...
I had, and I almost mentioned it, but it weakened my argument, so in true political manner, I ignored it.
by TimStannard
Sun May 09, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 36
Views: 583

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

When you see a "short" with lots of laurels on the thumbnail it gives the feeling that the makers are serious about their efforts. Ofcourse part of their crowdfunding budget has been for entering their film at festivals, I think some of the entry fees can be quite high. It actually puts m...
by TimStannard
Sun May 09, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 36
Views: 583

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

Geof, welcome to the forum. good to have you aboard. I'm finding judging with subtitles is becoming easier with practice. At home Wwe watch a lot of foreign series on Netflix and these often come with a choice of subtitles or dubbed English. We do dip our toes in the "dubbed version" water...
by TimStannard
Wed May 05, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 5
Views: 138

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: 12
Views: 188

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: 2339

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: 5
Views: 138

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: 1722

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...