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by Willy
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 8087

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

Sorry, that I am here again. But I will stop after this message. One English friend who didn't contribute to the film wrote: "Well, I was quite shocked at the ranking awarded for "Hop around the Weald" and can imagine how dishearted you must feel"... etc... etc... My film is a travelogue about the b...
by Willy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 8087

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

The words in my previous message are your words, Michael. It is not wrong to express our disappointment. For foreigners attending BIAFF is more expensive. And knowing that my film will not be screened and the other one in an empty room in one of the mini-cinemas on Saturday... And knowing that I cro...
by Willy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 8087

Re: BIAFF 2017 Results

I forecast a Four Star and a Three Star for my two entries and that's exactly what I got. But, in the wrong order from my forecast. I never criticize judges and I won't, but the 4* is so inferior to the 3* (In our club competition the 4* got bronze, the 3* got gold). In fact most friends who have se...
by Willy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Richard Curry
Replies: 5
Views: 3350

Re: Richard Curry

Yes, it is very sad to hear that Richard has passed away. He was one of my facebook friends and I could see what a fantastic person he was. I met him about ten years ago when I was at the Mersey Ten Competition in Preston and of course he was also at the British International Amateur Film Festival m...
by Willy
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: FUTURE - regions and festivals
Replies: 25
Views: 11779

Re: FUTURE - regions and festivals

Hello everybody. It's been a long time since I contributed to this forum. I must confess. I am very active on Facebook now. Is it wrong? Maybe it is. It's also because of the things that have happened in the UK the last few months. I am interested in politics. On Facebook I also meet British (IAC-)f...
by Willy
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF at Harrogate
Replies: 9
Views: 4243

Re: BIAFF at Harrogate

Nothing was mentioned about BIAFF the first 9 days, but that means that everything was fantastic, Ken. People tend to criticize only when things are/were not good. In my club the members never say: "That was excellent, because ..." They always concentrate on finding possible mistakes when watching a...
by Willy
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: SERIAC Festival 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Re: SERIAC Festival 2016

Yes, Tim. It's a pity that I didn't see you. Maybe you didn't recognize me, because in Weymouth three years ago I still had my cortisoned moonface. Now I look twenty years younger. (Do not believe me. I have a wrinkled face now!). I had to leave after tea time, but I already had had the opportunity ...
by Willy
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Film Comments - a moderated forum
Topic: The Revenant
Replies: 6
Views: 4223

The Revenant

Last week I went to the cinema to watch the famous film "The Revenant" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the oscar winning film in Hollywood. Oscar winning ... that's for sure. That's what the media have predicted. And knowing that the media are very powerful nowadays! Survival The story of the film: "A f...
by Willy
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 17918

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

Hi Michael. Yes, you are right. It must be something like "Tiredness may kill", or "can kill". After about 80 miles I always want to have a drink at one of those very convenient filling stations on the mortorway. An English cup of tea of course. Or a sweet smelling costa coffee. Each time when I see...
by Willy
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?
Replies: 53
Views: 17918

Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

"Sons of the River Nete" Unfortunately I won't have a film for BIAFF 2016. For the first time since 1999. I feel ok, you know. With my ups and downs. I have a film in the pipeline, but I feel that the pipeline is too long. I started to make a dramatized documentary about a young man with a black be...
by Willy
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Why not usb-sticks at BIAFF?
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Re: Why not usb-sticks at BIAFF?

Indeed, Michael, DVD's and BD's are on the way out. No discussion about it. I hate that evolution, but I must accept it. I have a few hundred DVD's in my own "library" and also a few hundred mini-DV-tapes, but what will happen to them in let's say ten or twenty years...? Now some of my films are on ...
by Willy
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Why not usb-sticks at BIAFF?
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Why not usb-sticks at BIAFF?

I remember one particular BIAFF very well. Urbain Appeltans, the Belgian winner of the top prize, the Daily Mail Trophy, wanted to show his film on format 16:9 at the winners' show. All films were screened on 4:3 at that time. But there was some discussion. I think that Dave and Michael Slowe witnes...
by Willy
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: TALLINN Festival (Estonia) 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Re: TALLINN Festival (Estonia) 2015

Many thanks, webmaster. My documentary "Master of Time" is now on the IAC-website... Results BIAFF 2015. Category 4 stars. You can also find it on https://youtu.be/2ACA20mFCzw or type "Master" in "google". It is my clubmate Eddy who has put my film on Youtube. I also take the opportunity to tell you...
by Willy
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: TALLINN Festival (Estonia) 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Re: TALLINN Festival (Estonia) 2015

My film "Master of Time" was screened in the Alfred Hitchcock Room at Sittingbourne (BIAFF). There were only a few people in that room and the technical team had already seen it. To be honest I was a bit disappointed, but maybe I myself would not have visited that mini cinema at that time. There wer...
by Willy
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: UNICA Has a new President
Replies: 5
Views: 3416

Re: UNICA Has a new President

Congratulations, Dave! It's quite an honour to be President of UNICA. I don't think there could be a better President than you. How many UNICAs have you already attended all over the world? You have always promoted UNICA in different ways. You are a busy UNICA-bee. I remember that you were a dignifi...