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by Willy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA and the age old question
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: UNICA and the age old question

I prefer "film hobbyist" or "filmmaking hobbyist". I don't feel ashamed to be called "a hobbyist". And what about "filmmaking enthusiast"? However, professionals can also be called "enthusiasts". Maybe it is better to stick to "amateur". I am proud to be called an "amateur", just like Tim and all th...
by Willy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FILM & VIDEO MAKER MAGAZINE
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: FILM & VIDEO MAKER MAGAZINE

I agree with Tim. I appreciate all criticism. I am used to criticism. In our club we criticize movies made by friends all the time, but in a very constructive way. Thanks to it we can improve our films. But now your criticism about our Film and Video Magazine, Cathy. I wonder if you have read the ar...
by Willy
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: My club at UNICA
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: My club at UNICA

No problem, Michael! I had a nice chat with Dave and Jan at Zeist. We had a chat about all kinds of everything. In particular about UNICA next year in Birmingham. I told Dave and Jan that if will risk my life and go by air this time. You know that I am afraid of flying, but next year I will be 74. I...
by Willy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: No film about Highland Games! Bad luck again!
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

No film about Highland Games! Bad luck again!

I am back from Scotland. Two years ago I went to Scotland to film the Highland Games at Dunoon. They are called "The Cowal Gathering". They are world famous. When we arrived at the hotel the receptionist told us that the two rooms that we had booked were taken. Booking.com was responsible for this. ...
by Willy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: My club at UNICA
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

My club at UNICA

With pleasure I can tell you that 5 members of my club will be at UNICA on Thursday.
Zeist is only 130 kilometres from us, Koninklijke Filmclub Heist. Vera and I will stay at Zeist for 4 days.
We are looking forward to it. We hope to meet many British friends. Will you be there?
by Willy
Thu May 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM Magazine May 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: FVM Magazine May 2019

I love the new layout of the IAC Film and Video Magazine. It was a surprise when I saw it for the first time. Well done, Mike! Take page 5 for instance. Tom Hardwick must be very happy. The photographs in his article "Positive Image" are much larger and give a more positive image. They are very attr...
by Willy
Wed May 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SERIAC Festival 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

Re: SERIAC Festival 2019

Me too, I enjoyed SERIAC very much. During the ploughman's lunch interval someone asked me: "Which movie did you like most?" I said without any hesitation: "Out of the Blue". And it won! But, I was very lucky, because after the interval I watched many other interesting stories. Judge Brian Dunckley,...
by Willy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 19787

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Last weekend the Flemish Amateur Film Festival (VAC-Film Festival) took place. Flanders is the Dutch speaking part in Belgium. "The Swimming Pool" made by my clubmate Werner Haegeman won the 1st prize. He is the overall winner! As you already know he will receive a diamond at BIAFF. There was a seco...
by Willy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 19787

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

I really do not understand why Ken has never been invited to be a judge at BIAFF. We all know that he is very experienced and he has good writing skills. I always look forward to reading his articles in "Film and Video Magazine". English is not my mother-tongue, but I am sure his stories are always ...
by Willy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 19787

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Upsetting Vera is one of my specialities, Michael. Vera never complains. But if she has a complaint, then it is about me. But we have been married for 51 years and we are still together. She is very courageous. Yes, I agree with you, Michael. Your time has gone! Only 3 stars for your two documentari...
by Willy
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 19787

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Hi Bob! Yes, you are right. The discussion over judges' comments are the equivalent of Brexit negotiatons. They will never end. But, on the other hand, thanks to them there is a revival of this forum for a short time. I must admit it I have been asleep for some months, too and now I have woken up. B...
by Willy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 19787

Re: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

As I have already told you I can accept the judges' critics for my movie "Neil Ross, his Sheep and Dogs". However, for 95%. Why not for 100%? It seems that one of the images was not perfect. Perhaps that's right, but I don't know which one. That's a bit annoying. I was also surprised that they found...
by Willy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham
Replies: 82
Views: 19787

BIAFF 2019 at Birmingham

Today I have received the result for my movie "Neil Ross, his Sheep and Dogs". 3 stars. I agree with the judges. BIAFF is a prestigious Film Festival and such a film does not deserve more than 3 stars. But I am very happy that it will be shown on Saturday. For 95% I agree with the judges'comments. T...
by Willy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF Bookings
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: BIAFF Bookings

Yes, that's what I always try, Michael. But you do not always find the telephone numbers of hotel(s) on the internet. This year I also had to book some rooms for my Scottish journey via Booking.Com to find accommodation. Luckily this time I received papers from them with the telephone numbers of the...
by Willy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF Bookings
Replies: 5
Views: 1819

Re: BIAFF Bookings

Yes, Tim, you are right about Booking.com. I had big problems on my journey to Scotland in 2017. I booked two rooms at a hotel in Dunoon. I wanted to attend the Highland Gathering. I hoped I could film it. Unfortunately when we arrived at the hotel there was a double booking! Apparently, booking.com...