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by Jill Lampert
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

In answer to Jameela's question "Which way do we desire the IAC to evolve?" I would like to say that I'd like the IAC to stick with BIAFF. If it was realistic for the council to put on a non-competitive festival as well, that would be wonderful! But I know that there are only a few people who give t...
by Jill Lampert
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

The word ‘hobby’ Jameela, I am not sure whether you are saying that the word ‘hobby’ is off-putting to younger people because they may not understand its meaning, or whether you are also saying that anyone who has filmmaking as a hobby can’t be a serious filmmaker? I agree with you that the use of ...
by Jill Lampert
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: Jameela Boardman's Article FVM October 2019

Jameela, I read your piece with interest, and I think you raise some important issues. Workshops – I wish the IAC would put on practical workshops about filmmaking. Workshops where we could get together to learn the art and craft of filmmaking from experienced professionals. Working together – I sup...
by Jill Lampert
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Mermaid & mini Mermaid
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Mermaid & mini Mermaid

Stoke Cine and Video Society joined CEMRIAC when their region folded. And I believe some of them have joined as individual members of CEMRIAC.
I wonder whether your club could approach the IAC and see whether it and/or its members could do the same?
by Jill Lampert
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: No film about Highland Games! Bad luck again!
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: No film about Highland Games! Bad luck again!

Well done, Willy, for making the most of what was available to you! It must have been SO disappointing!
Unless I'm really thirsty, I think I'd go for Laphroaig rather than diet coke! :D
by Jill Lampert
Thu May 02, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9113

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I thought it was a cracking BIAFF weekend. Yes! I agree with Michael that it was the best ever. Efficient, smooth organisation. Excellent projection. The Crescent was a WONDERFUL venue. And I saw masses of films that I enjoyed and many really inspirational ones. Tom's post is excellent! Very interes...
by Jill Lampert
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: First film i ever made
Replies: 5
Views: 1078

Re: First film i ever made

Thanks for putting on links to those early films, Jon. It's very interesting to see them...and now I am even more impatient to see your Diamond Award winning film at BIAFF. I particularly enjoyed "An Hour's Sleep". I was completely caught up in the story. Really routing for the older guy. And the tw...
by Jill Lampert
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9113

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Welcome to the IAC Forum, Jon! I can't wait to see your film "Making Friends as the World Ends". I hope we'll meet at BIAFF - I'm from Birmingham too! :D
by Jill Lampert
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9113

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Michael Slowe's films have always been a great inspiration to me. I remember the very first one I saw was called "Leader of the Pack". I was bowled over by it and desperately wanted to make something like that myself. My first effort at a 'Michael Slowe' type film was called "Johnny's Pigs". Michael...
by Jill Lampert
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9113

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Tim's right, of course!
by Jill Lampert
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9113

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

It seems that one of the images was not perfect. Perhaps that's right, but I don't know which one. That's a bit annoying. Willy, you've picked up one of the problems that recurs in judges' comments: making a statement/criticism which doesn't help the filmmaker to do better next time because it's to...
by Jill Lampert
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9113

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Bob...those comments weren't about one of my films! They were about a film made by someone at my club who had never made fiction film before.
by Jill Lampert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9113

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

How sad that BIAFF has lost entries from those members of Bob's club. I hope they haven't lost the confidence to make films? I completely understand why BIAFF means something to you, Bob. Actually I don't think any of us would bother to enter if it didn't mean something to us! And I also chime in wi...
by Jill Lampert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9113

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Well done Bob! Most impressive! And yes! I'm sure you're right that what's needed is to grab the emotions. Howard, don't be downhearted - I'm sure another panel or the same panel on a different day would have judged your films differently. Anyway, we all know that you make consistently good films. T...
by Jill Lampert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 9113

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Bob, I bet you did at least as well as me and my friend Debbie with our film Lady Macbeth Sleepwalking! We got 2 stars and such a damning judge's comments that I had to laugh :D