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by Michael Slowe
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 28
Views: 6887

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

Thanks Dave, I already heard. FilmFreeway has taken over as the favourite now, possibly that's the cause of withoutabox's demise.
by Michael Slowe
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 28
Views: 6887

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

Howard and Tim, I've often entered these competitions with films that had done well in our limited environment, mainly to see just how we compare. I have been selected for exhibition very rarely and, like Howard, got quite excited - that is until I attended the screening! I regularly found that prac...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 28
Views: 6887

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

I too often submit films to festivals using FilmFreeway and Withoutabox. Like Howard I receive mostly rejections but get the occasional acceptance and it's always nice to see one's film projected in a cinema. However, I do agree with Tim in that most of these 'festivals' are money making enterprises...
by Michael Slowe
Sat May 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: vimeo
Replies: 13
Views: 5212

Re: vimeo

NAS in Tim's shed - WOW!
by Michael Slowe
Fri May 11, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: vimeo
Replies: 13
Views: 5212

Re: vimeo

My word Tim, you are a beaver! Searches are always erratic and I find, never the same twice. That's why I've put nearly all my films on my own site, (note the self publicity everyone!) It is: http://www.michaelslowefilms.com and I can be certain that if someone wants to see a film of mine they will ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri May 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: vimeo
Replies: 13
Views: 5212

Re: vimeo

I'm one of the 'snobs' I'm ashamed to say! I much prefer Vimeo as a platform for proper films and mostly the audience are like minded. You Tube, I acknowledge, has a huge following and the content is far more diverse. The problem with You Tube though is that individual films are hard to locate. I ha...
by Michael Slowe
Thu May 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Semi Pro Festivals
Replies: 4
Views: 2178

Re: Semi Pro Festivals

Ned, thank you for your correction. Yes, I understand that you are either a professional or not. What I meant by 'semi pro' is to differentiate between the big money producer financed films and the lone or small group film makers who, whilst not currently making a living from their film making, inte...
by Michael Slowe
Thu May 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Semi Pro Festivals
Replies: 4
Views: 2178

Re: Semi Pro Festivals

John, your opinions about these festivals accord very much with mine, they are, I am convinced, very largely money making ventures. Nevertheless, if one is very selective in choosing which ones to enter, you can have some fun and at the same time learn a lot from seeing the other films. I generally ...
by Michael Slowe
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 8810

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

Just watched The Pole Liner. Wonderful, such droll, understated humour is so rare in the amateur film world. Brilliant performance by the character, so convincing that you really start to wonder is this fact or fiction?
by Michael Slowe
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Semi Pro Festivals
Replies: 4
Views: 2178

Semi Pro Festivals

I don't know how many of us enter our films these Semi Pro Festivals of which there are many, throughout the country. I just had one of my BIAFF films of this year selected to be shown in the London Independent Film Festival which was run from the Kine Cinema in Bermondsey, near Southwark and the Ta...
by Michael Slowe
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 8810

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

Tim, thank you, that link helps greatly in shedding light on the whole matter. Rather typical of the Americans to think that we would automatically link the title of the film with the events depicted, in their minds they are the centre of the universe (sorry Ned if you read this!). However, the succ...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE
Replies: 26
Views: 8810

Re: BIAFF 2018 AT HARROGATE

Brilliant BIAFF, and all the points praised by Howard I agree with. As to the films, very mixed but generally pretty good I thought. The winner was not my choice, I would have had either the Romanian one, "CUIB" or "Annie Waits". My most enjoyable choice would be our two robbers, "Tim & Tom", delici...
by Michael Slowe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 19406

Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

John, you are right (you are after all part of the "Establishment" now). Everyone, lets make it before lunch on Saturday, after the last of the morning's shows. Can we just indicate that we have all seen the message? I'm in the chair, initially anyway!
by Michael Slowe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 19406

Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Willy, I won't be in Tunbridge I'm afraid, if you ever come nearer London please let me know and I'll try and meet up. Forum readers, do we all agree that we can meet at the hotel bar in the hour prior to the Saturday evening dinner or, would you think that lunch time might be more convenient? Dave ...
by Michael Slowe
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: Non Commercial Promo
Replies: 6
Views: 3797

Re: Non Commercial Promo

Tim, it's not playing on my MacBookPro. I click on the Flash and the screen with title frame comes up but it won't play, do I have to do anything else?