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by Willy
Sat May 27, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Your nex website, Michael Who would not be interested in your new website, Michael? It's fantastic what you have done. All your movies are in categories: people, places, art, action and animals. Of course I have already seen quite a lot of them: Glass Art, On Silk, Melissa, Hounds & the Huntsman, S...
by Willy
Fri May 26, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Many thanks for your reply, Tim. I've just come home from a holiday at the seaside. Yes, you are right that there would be some obstacles. I know that the best coaches are in the sands, but I think these hurdles can be taken. As you said it would take longer to get in all the results. But imagine th...
by Willy
Fri May 19, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

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Dave has explained again how BIAFF is organized. Many thanks, but... here we go again... Imagine that BIAFF would be organized as follows: New possible procedure: 1. 250 movies or more are sent to groups of 5 judges by Wetransfer or Dropbox. Each judge writes a report just like 15 years ago. One of ...
by Willy
Wed May 17, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

We should know better than dig up old skeletons, but sometimes it is useful to do it. Do you remember the award winning film "Nothing Girl"? It was made by the Canadian filmmaker Pierre Daudelin. BIAFF 2006. We had heavy discussions about it for weeks and weeks. Nobody seemed to have enjoyed "Nothin...
by Willy
Mon May 15, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2017 - World Movie Contest in Dortmund.
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

Re: UNICA 2017 - World Movie Contest in Dortmund.

Ok, that's better. I have even read now that Zeche Zollern is only 3 kilometres or 2 miles from our IBIS Hotel Dortmund West. "Geschichte and Kulturerbe". So it takes only a few minutes to get there by car.
by Willy
Mon May 15, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2017 - World Movie Contest in Dortmund.
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

Re: UNICA 2017 - World Movie Contest in Dortmund.

Yes, Dave, the venue looks very impressive. The headquarters of a former coal mining company. We are in Dortmund West. It is the IBIS-hotel recommended by UNICA. Is it 156 minutes by car from the hotel to the venue? I hope that you have made a mistake. Of course you have. Maybe 15 or 16 minutes? Our...
by Willy
Sun May 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: UNICA 2017 - World Movie Contest in Dortmund.
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

Re: UNICA 2017 - World Movie Contest in Dortmund.

I was not at BIAFF for personal reasons, but I have booked three nights at the IBIS Hotel in Dortmund. I didn't pay more than 60 euros for a double room for one night. That's very cheap. About £53. Days Inn Hotel is even cheaper and it's also very comfortable. I know because in England there are man...
by Willy
Wed May 10, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Categories Very interesting, Ken. Editing must be judged by specialists in editing, directing by experienced directors, etc... That's what I understand. That's ideal, of course. However, I am not against non-filmmakers who love watching movies and who judge my movies, but I wonder if my own film at...
by Willy
Sun May 07, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

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There is a time of coming. There is a time of leaving. I feel that I must leave now after two BIAFF-decades. Because of health problems. That's the main reason, Michael. In 2013 I crept through the eye of a needle. Yes, we are getting old. However you could still call me a "youngster" in the world o...
by Willy
Fri May 05, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Yes, I understand Tim. You are younger than me. Our children already left the house about 20 years ago and I can enjoy the lively atmosphere in my daughter's family home with my three grandsons. Actually I meant watching a film at a judging session for a festival. That can be stressful sometimes bec...
by Willy
Thu May 04, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

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Many thanks for having evaluated my film "Hop around the Weald", Howard-Smith. "Hopping mad", ... yes, that's how I felt when I received the judges'crits and the three stars, the "awards" for my slow-developing and thoughtful documentary about the Weald" which is the area that I love so well and tha...
by Willy
Wed May 03, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

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Many thanks for giving me the opportunity to watch your two films, Michael. "Flash Walk" and "Moon at Night". A movie about a narrow street in Hampstead (London) with its shops. The other film is about an old theatre pub, also in Hampstead, the place where you live I remember, Michael. We meet the a...
by Willy
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

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It's after midnight here on the continent, Michael. I will watch the films tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. Time is also a bit difficult for me now because my mother-in-law (Vera's Mum) passed away the day before yesterday, but I will certainly do this. You say that you haven't seen me for some t...
by Willy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

Many thanks for your reply, Tim. I am very grateful to you. I was really surprised that "from Bach to the Beatles" received 4 stars and my "Hop Around the Weald" only 3 stars. I am almost sure that the audience would have preferred my film about the Weald, also called the Garden of England. You rece...
by Willy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017
Replies: 62
Views: 22617

I was at SERIAC two weeks ago. It's a pity that I didn't feel well. I had a bad cough. But I had the time to have a nice chat with some IAC-friends. There were 42 movies which is fantastic. Last weekend I was in the South East. So in Kent and East Sussex. Together with the two Werners Van den Bulck ...