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by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 33769

Re: BIAFF 2014

I thought that I might be the first to post on here with some results, but I was beaten to it it seems. We just made the one film in 2013, The Contract . It had (as always) had a huge amount of effort, time and care taken on it. I hoped for a 4 star for it, but our results during the past few years ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nigel Barton
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

Re: Nigel Barton

Hi Dave; Thanks for that. We don`t see "Tripod" so knew nothing about it. I read the tributes on the Southport link you posted. His latest film "Ransom" was in the Burnley programme of course which is why the message of his death appeared at the show. Thanks for the congratulations on "The Contract....
by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Nigel Barton
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

Nigel Barton

Hi all; It was the Burnley Film Festival on Saturday. I was shocked to see in the programme that a film entered by Southport Movie Makers which was made by Nigel Barton had the brief note attached that he was recently deceased. At the interval I spoke with a Southport member who said it was recent a...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM April 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 12400

Re: FVM April 2014

So as this continual griping shows no signs of abating, I will add a few more observations. I do notice that there have been no further posts from Colin Lamb who shoved a big stick into the wasps nest and gave it a massive stir! But if the FVM needs a big shake up, lets debate it seriously! Last nig...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM April 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 12400

Re: FVM April 2014

Thank you to Brian for his comments and support. To Michael, yes you are clearly a little older and therefore wiser in your decision not to offer a comment to Colin with his deliberate attempt to stir things up. However, I was mentioned by name and therefore felt obliged to defend my position. I sti...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 33769

Re: BIAFF 2014

Hi Mike and Fraught. Thank you for your feedback. It will be interesting to hear more about it when the critiques are completed. Perhaps one of you might write a piece for the FVM at some point? I have tried to do it a variety of ways for different judging sessions. For our own competition which we ...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 33769

Re: BIAFF 2014

I have expected to get a report from Fraught/ Geoff about what happened at the BIAFF judging session. Not of course any specifics, but thoughts and opinions on how the weekend went. But I suppose you are busy working your way through all the judges critiques sheets. I have heard second hand from sev...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM April 2014
Replies: 33
Views: 12400

Re: FVM April 2014

Well well, someone got out of the bed the wrong side didn`t they? Col (Colin/ Colonel) Lamb invites us to retaliate. Is he being deliberately provocative to stir us up, yes I think so, but quite a crude attack nevertheless. At present, I don`t have the April issue of FVM, so I cannot reply on a page...
by Ken Wilson
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 33769

Re: BIAFF 2014

I didn`t know that it was BIAFF judging this weekend. Good that reading the forum keeps us "in-the-loop." I was asked last year at BIAFF by one regular judge why I didn`t judge at any of the IAC International competitions although I have been involved with other competitions. I answered truthfully, ...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 38320

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

BIAFF second instalment. Yes I agree with Howard, "Payment" was a decent idea but the acting was really poor and let it down. It didn`t deserve 3 stars. In fiction, story and acting must be paramount. Nice to see and spend some time talking with you Michael. As you were at our table for the gala di...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 38320

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

I am now back home after an exhausting but very enjoyable film weekend. The intensity of it all, cramming in as many films as possible, speaking to as many people as possible in limited time gaps between the shows and getting meals, makes it all sheer madness. It was made worse for us this year as w...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS
Replies: 129
Views: 38320

Re: YOUR BIAFF 2013 RESULTS

Oh dear. here we go again! Judging, our regular moan...and something which we still don`t have sorted out. Our film "BOOKENDS" got the "regular" 3 stars that most of them seem to get nowadays. Unlike in past years, I think this is right this time as it is just an ok film and goes down fairly well at...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?
Replies: 11
Views: 4926

Re: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?

I have mentioned in another posting, that Carol and I judged the Burnley Film competition a few weeks ago. We had 3 awards to give away, but these are very specific. There is the trophy for BEST FILM which is self explanatory. The others are BEST COMEDY and MOST IMAGINATIVE USE OF SOUND. It quickly ...
by Ken Wilson
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?
Replies: 11
Views: 4926

Re: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?

Hi Michael. I think either you have got me wrong or I expressed it poorly. Yes the Sunday show is full (usually) of very worthy films and they deserve to be shown. The usual problem is that such films on war, drugs, depression. loss and such like, tend to be the award winners and are then placed wit...
by Ken Wilson
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?
Replies: 11
Views: 4926

Re: How many special prizes do we need at a festival?

Well here is a timely posting as last Saturday we were the judges on the 37th Burnley film Festival. I say "we" as this means my wife Carol and myself. There was the usual mixture of films, some documentaries on specialist subjects, some quirky ones, a few good dramas. The only thing with Burnley is...