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by ned c
Thu May 13, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 29
Views: 623

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

I seem to have an uncanny knack of ending threads so I will add my two cents worth. 1. IMDB; I have two sets of entries on IMDB but have never added a single entry myself; they have been added by people I work with so take them with a large pinch of salt. 2. As reported elsewhere the simplest way to...
by ned c
Tue May 04, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 1794

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

Quick addon - a very quick run through the top films at BIAFF shows that most are well under 30 minutes so the feature films are not representative of true amateur work. A time limit would seem to have little impact on entries.

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by ned c
Tue May 04, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 1794

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

A quick look on IMDB shows that "Sobre la Muerte" had a budget of $50,000 and runs 98 minutes. From the discussion the films which have caused most concern seem to fall into the category of feature films; typically running 90 minutes or longer. The simplest solution is to set a time limit;...
by ned c
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 10
Views: 2353

Re: The Interviews - discuss

Hi Tim;

I have returned Last Lines to my Vimeo site and will dig out the previous versions if I can find them

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by ned c
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 10
Views: 2353

Re: The Interviews - discuss

Hi John; I have added Red Rock Blues to my Vimeo site.

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by ned c
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 10
Views: 2353

Re: The Interviews - discuss

https://vimeo.com/user3134480

This will take you to my Vimeo account.

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by ned c
Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Interviews - discuss
Replies: 10
Views: 2353

Re: The Interviews - discuss

Hi John; there really is a film "Redrock Blues" made about 2004 and 4 stars at BIAFF. I will dig around and see if I can find an uploadable version, thanks for viewing.

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by ned c
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 1794

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. In reality we are past the point where the "amateur" definition can be applied so true amateurs have to li...
by ned c
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 1794

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

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. The rules of the traditional amateur film festivals were framed in terms that reflect a concern with “true amateurism” but th...
by ned c
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 29
Views: 623

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

Hold on; I didn't realize that David Newman ran BIAFF single handed; without detracting from the great job he does this is a recipe for disaster. First recognize that BIAFF is presently the most valuable asset the IAC has (no; not the membership) and until it finds more membership attractions must p...
by ned c
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)
Replies: 29
Views: 623

Re: About Death (Sobre la Muerte)

If in doubt; ask. The makers of films that look to be outside the BIAFF rules should be contacted and requested to provide financing and budget details. When I was involved with AMPS and submissions director of DOCUTAH we frequently contacted entrants for information about their entries. mostly rela...
by ned c
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION

Not strictly on topic but related. When the orders came down from above that there must be a clear out, much of the stuff being the remains of now defunct AMPS I found an archive very interested in all things relating to amateur film. They happily took four box loads (over 120 lbs.) of books, tapes,...
by ned c
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 2832

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Thanks to Tom for forwarding the comments. I feel the rating and comments very fair; better than I had expected. The other entry was also a solo effort a product of the lock down with my usual film making brought o a halt. I am amazed that David Newman does all this work for BIAFF alone; as this Fes...
by ned c
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 2832

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

I received an e-mail that one of my entries, Last Lines, is to be screened but no info on rating/judges comments.

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by ned c
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How do you learn to make better films?
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: How do you learn to make better films?

BIAFF is the only festival I am aware of that delivers the judges comments to the entrants. This alone is worth the cost of entry. It is one of the few ways we can get a written reaction to what we have created, awards and stars are OK but a detailed reaction is what we want. My primary interest is ...