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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: 34356

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

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: 34356

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: 34356

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

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: 34356

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

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: 34356

Re: THE BIAFF FESTIVAL 2017

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: 34356

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: 34356

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 ...
by Willy
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2017 Results
Replies: 20
Views: 12299

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: 12299

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: 12299

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: 5204

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: 16870

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: 6757

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: 3537

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: 6054

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...