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by Ken Wilson
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Film Festival Time Limits
Replies: 13
Views: 5505

Re: Film Festival Time Limits

On running times... Can I add that this year as an experiment, we decided that the PHASE 4 fiction film competition should have NO TIME LIMIT. Although most of us (including ourselves) rarely go up to the 30 minute mark, I know that there are a few films which do run over that length. There are seve...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition
Replies: 10
Views: 5842

The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition

Hi everyone who loves to make fiction films! I am sure you will have read about us running our fiction competition again in 2010. It is mentioned on the IAC home page and was in the FVM magazine in May and will also be mentioned in the next issue in September. But to try and make this a successful y...
by Ken Wilson
Wed May 13, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The IAC Star Ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 9982

Re: The IAC Star Ratings

There has been a lot of sense talked on this thread from Ned and Willy. Ned said: I believe that categorisation by genre is much better than just an open free for all. Yes butterflys v railways is not easy but they are both dealing with a "real life" situation and share many basic similarities that ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon May 11, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The IAC Star Ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 9982

Re: The IAC Star Ratings

To make myself clearer; I know that Judging is a thankless task! I have done it many, many, times! I am also not suggesting that anyone is being paid one penny for doing it. Volunteers are needed and without the freely given time of those who organise an event, view, check and categorise the movies ...
by Ken Wilson
Sun May 10, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The IAC Star Ratings
Replies: 27
Views: 9982

Re: The IAC Star Ratings

I said in conversations at BIAFF that I had some comments to make on the STAR rating system and at last, here they are. The star system is similar to what we had in the old TEN BEST. People understood it then and what the stars meant. When I joined the IAC in 1994, I must admit that their grading sy...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Apologies for Missing BIAFF
Replies: 6
Views: 3327

Re: Apologies for Missing BIAFF

Hi Michael. I saw your film and it was in the same programme as ours. You will probably be pleased to know that it went down very well to a literally room-busting audience. I counted about 60 people squeezed into a medium sized room. The seats were all taken when I arrived and more chairs were broug...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: IAC International Judging ...
Replies: 78
Views: 37817

Re: IAC International Judging ...

Just when you thought this thread was dying gracefully, here comes that stirrer Ken Wilson again. Well that is an old chestnut, "What is an amateur film? This could (and has) gone on at great length. Lots of interesting comments from Ned, Billy and Willy, before we went off on a bit of a tangent. Mo...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: IAC International Judging ...
Replies: 78
Views: 37817

Re: IAC International Judging ...

Hi "Fraught." No we will not be there on Sunday. After (a very early) breakfast, we will have to leave. We are at Chesterfield on Friday and Saturday, but have some paid work to do on Sunday, so for the first time since 1996, we cannot see any of the Sunday shows. If you are not there on Fri/ Sat, I...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Bernhard Hausberger
Replies: 6
Views: 3811

Re: Bernhard Hausberger

So sorry to hear this sad news. I met Bernhard at the last couple of BIAFF events. He was introduced to me by Mary and Peter Rouillard. His acceptance speeches were very moving. Powerful stuff. It sounded worrying when it was announced at the last Guernsey festival that he had hoped to be there, but...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: IAC International Judging ...
Replies: 78
Views: 37817

Re: IAC International Judging ...

Fraught said: I feel your pain Ken, as i've been there. Film making in whatever genre is an art form... and art is very subjective. Example, Empire magazine hail Eraserhead as a "5 Star Film" and a piece of "Cinema History". My view of Eraserhead is that its overly long, pompous, monotonous, and do...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: IAC International Judging ...
Replies: 78
Views: 37817

Re: IAC International Judging ...

A bit belatedly, here are my comments..and some judges comments, from our BIAFF results. I sat on these for nearly 2 weeks, not literally of course, but for one thing, I wanted to gather my thoughts and for another there was some work on the house to do first. I congratulate the writers here who wer...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 4453

Hi to Billy and to "Fraught." I am really glad that you are both happy with the feedback that you received. Each year that the competition and festival has run, both have been adjusted and re-adjusted to try to improve what we do, what we say and what feedback we give out and receive back. In other ...
by Ken Wilson
Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 4453

I would like to thank Dave and his wife Jan Watterson for coming to spend a day here with us to judge the 22 films we received. Numbers were slightly down as we had 27 last year and until the final few days I was concerned that we would not have enough movies for a decent competition. However, as Da...
by Ken Wilson
Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Guernsey : there was only one bad thing !
Replies: 12
Views: 6136

Guernsey: there was only one bad thing!

There WAS only one (bad) thing about Guernsey and that was the uncomfortable seats in the hotel. But that isn`t unique to La Villette hotel. For me it is all hotels and all festivals. In fact it is also airline seats too, so perhaps is is just me. Though Bob Lorrimer commented on it when collecting ...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 4453

The Phase 4 Fiction Film Competition 2008

I thought that I had better make a re-appearance to make a mention on the site about our forthcoming film competition. 2008 will be our 4th fiction competition (not the 3rd which I incorrectly added to the promotional material I originally sent to Garth, editor of FVM.) We have steadily increased th...