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by Brian Saberton
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1784

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

The old Scottish International Amateur Film Festival and later the former Scottish 8 competition used to engage a professional from the film/TV industry for the final round judging. All entries were pre judged and categorised by a panel similar to how BIAFF is judged, with the best films going forwa...
by Brian Saberton
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: THE MOVIE MAKER TEN BEST COMPETITION

I attended a few of the Ten Best London screenings including 1976 and 1977 - it was always a great event. Bill Davison is still around. He turned up at the Northern Film Collectors Convention in Blackpool in November 2019.
by Brian Saberton
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF WEEKEND
Replies: 42
Views: 1784

Re: THE BIAFF WEEKEND

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend including the AV show on Friday. On Friday & Saturday I watched on my TV but on Sunday I saw the films on my home cinema screen which was a much better experience. I thought the event was very well organised and must have taken a lot of work to arrange and ...
by Brian Saberton
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3639

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend and apart from a minor hiccup on the Friday night when my Wi Fi threw a wobbly and temporarily cut off my connection to Zoom it all went very well indeed. The picture quality on my home cinema screen was exceptional and once I'd got the audio feeding into the b...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3639

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

I've registered and am looking forward to it. As I've mentioned on another post I'm going to hook up my lap top to my projector so I can view the films on my home cinema screen. At XDL films we were delighted to learn that our entry "Marvin" is being shown on the Saturday and we were invit...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: UNICA 2020

Unfortunately I missed the first 20 minutes of the presentation because I hadn't taken account of the one hour time difference, making it a 7pm start for the UK rather than 8pm. Luckily I realised my mistake early enough to see most of it and was then able to watch some of the films. I'm now looking...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Anyone out there?
Replies: 67
Views: 12059

Re: Anyone out there?

I'm still here! Re Michael's comments about being required to sign an indemnity for the screening of his films on TV I came up against the same issue a couple of years ago when I was approached by a TV production company who wanted to use material from an old film from the archive of my former club ...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 25020

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

I'm hoping to be at BIAFF in October but there is so much confusion and uncertainty at the moment that it's anyone's guess if it can go ahead. At the moment in Scotland we are not supposed to travel outside a 5 mile radius of our homes though this is advisory, rather than mandatory. However it effec...
by Brian Saberton
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS
Replies: 36
Views: 25020

Re: BIAFF 2020 RESULTS

I intend to be there
by Brian Saberton
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 23
Views: 15851

Re: COVID-19

Fortunately we have the internet and ways of keeping in touch. At Motherwell Photographic Society we have cancelled our meetings but still had one print competition to run so what we decided to do was get the members to make digital images from the original files of the prints they would have entere...
by Brian Saberton
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?
Replies: 24
Views: 19709

Re: Are we ready for an "Upright Film Contest"?

There was a film in BIAFF 2018 that had been shot in the portrait format. From memory I think it was called "Girl" and was awarded 4 stars.
by Brian Saberton
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 57784

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

At XDL Films our main entry for BIAFF, "Whodundidit", has been awarded 4 stars with which we are very pleased and we are also delighted that it is being shown on the Saturday. Our other film was a one minute story called "The Anniversary" that only received two stars, primarily d...
by Brian Saberton
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 2
Views: 4268

Re: Happy Christmas

Let's hope for a good new year Ken. All the best for 2019!
by Brian Saberton
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Paul Kittel Documentary Sunday 28th October 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 4435

Re: Paul Kittel Documentary Sunday 28th October 2018

I would like to echo Tim's comments about Paul Kittel. I found his presentation at the AGM weekend to be both interesting and inspiring and I returned home feeling sufficiently encouraged to get back to making some personal films again, after a year or so in the doldrums. I watched Paul's programme ...
by Brian Saberton
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: 8mm film slicing patches
Replies: 2
Views: 4607

Re: 8mm film slicing patches

You could try "Classic Home Cinema" in Cleethorpes. Telephone 01472 291934