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by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Bernhard Hausberger
Replies: 6
Views: 5389

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: 52978

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: 52978

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: 6433

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: 6433

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: 8884

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: 6433

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...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Biaff at Harrogate
Replies: 44
Views: 26502

Re: BIAFF at Harrogate

[quote="Ken Wilson The films were a mixed bag and I must say, many were not to my taste. Insects are not as fascinating to me as they obviously are to many film makers. Lots of bugs, Praying Mantis` eating their partners and large hairy spiders would not be my preferred choice of Sunday entertainme...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Biaff at Harrogate
Replies: 44
Views: 26502

BIAFF at Harrogate

Well I can confirm what Billy said ... the Friday night one-minute movie show was plagued with problems of the hiccuping video kind. Sunday's gala screening did not reflect well on NERIAC - frankly it looked amateurish in the wrong way. Hi folks; I haven`t got round to adding my thoughts on the for...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: IAC 75 ... Bradford, IMAX and all that
Replies: 4
Views: 4748

Re: IAC 75 ... Bradford, IMAX and all that

So how did it all go? I have heard privately that the selection of movies shown on the enormous screen looked great - maybe even a little too bright. Those who were there ... please tell us what we missed! Ken says: Carol and I went. It was a superbly comfortable way to watch films, very relaxing w...
by Ken Wilson
Wed May 02, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Future BIAFFs - what (if anything) needs change?
Replies: 8
Views: 7295

Re: Future BIAFFs - what (if anything) needs change?

People have been very complimentary about BIAFF 2007 and have rightly noted various things which worked well. Now let us turn our thoughts to the future. BIAFF 2008 will be in Harrogate BIAFF 2009 will be in Chesterfield We have already had the suggestion that the Isle of White would be a possible ...