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by TimStannard
Sun May 09, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM June 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 53

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: 120

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: 31
Views: 437

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: 31
Views: 437

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: 120

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: 160

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: 2304

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: 120

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: 1664

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: 1664

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: 1664

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: 414

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: 414

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: 1664

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: 31
Views: 437

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...