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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: 39874

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: 39874

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: 39874

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: 3973

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: 3973

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...
by Willy
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 4084

Re: Happy 2019

In the mean time I have received my twentieth membership card. I am happy with it. I still have my very first one. It was made of light cardboard. On it: "The holder of this card is an amateur and undertakes that any priviliges granted to him will be used with due consideration and that any film, vi...
by Willy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 16837

Re: FVM MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY 2019

Imagine there would be no FVM! The IAC would lose some of its charm. In a previous message Ken said that he has e-mailed Garth to say that he feels sorry he is leaving and he wonders what's going to happen next. And Michael calls it a disaster. The magazine is the mainstay of the IAC! Yes, we are al...
by Willy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Happy 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 4084

Re: Happy 2019

Happy New Year to all Forum-friends. Actually, there are not many. Yes, we are in decline, Ken. But not my club. Everybody has paid his membership anno 2019! Up to now I have not renewed my IAC-membership. The reason: I have not received my new card yet. Unless I have made a mistake or I've done so...
by Willy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Val Ellis tribute film
Replies: 4
Views: 3738

Re: Val Ellis tribute film

Sorry, your name, Richard, is Scarsbrook. My apologies. And also my apologies to Frank Parker who produced this lovely film together with David Andrew. Both members of the Cheadle and Gatley Film Makers.
by Willy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Val Ellis tribute film
Replies: 4
Views: 3738

Re: Val Ellis tribute film

Many thanks, Richard Swarsbrook and David Andrew. This was quite a surprise! It was really a very moving picture tribute to a fantastic lady. It was quite an honour to have had chats with Valrie at BIAFFs and also at Guernsey Lily Film Festivals, with the first lady president of the IAC who travelle...
by Willy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: "Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI
Replies: 4
Views: 3576

Re: "Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI

Hello Tim, Could you pass me your address? (by Messenger?) I will send to you : "Will Ye Go to Flanders?" and "On the Road to Passchendaele". They are not on Youtube. Perhaps they are my best movies. You can find a "The Making of..."article about both documentaries on the IAC-website. Some IAC-frien...
by Willy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: "Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI
Replies: 4
Views: 3576

"Will 'Ye Go to Flanders" screened to commemorate the end of WWI

On 4th November my documentary "Will Ye Go to Flanders?" (5 stars at BIAFF) was shown in a room of the transit camp of Breendonk. After my film had been screened a choir sang songs about the First World War. A wreath was laid at a war monument. There was an exhibition and a reception. To be honest I...
by Willy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 29
Views: 17352

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

And of course, congratulations Howard-Smith!!!!!! I am glad you have won awards at the Birmingham Film Festival. You are one of the most respected filmmakers and judges of the IAC!
by Willy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL
Replies: 29
Views: 17352

Re: THE BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL

Congratulations, Michael! Good to hear that you are still making movies and that they are successful.
by Willy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Freddy Beard FACI
Replies: 5
Views: 4777

Re: Freddy Beard FACI

This is very sad. Last time when I met her was at UNICA in Dortmund last year. She was always very friendly. I thought of seeing her again at SERIAC in April, but I missed it. Indeed, it is quite a shock!