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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: 25680

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: 25680

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: 3476

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: 3476

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: 3206

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: 3206

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: 4359

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...
by Willy
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Are Film Competitions a Lottery?
Replies: 16
Views: 9121

Re: Are Film Competitions a Lottery?

Many thanks for your interesting thread, Jill! I only feel that I must be careful to say some things. They may be interpreted in a wrong way, also because Dutch is my mother-tongue. But it is a discussion forum, so ... Yes, John. Good films always rise like bubbles to the surface. Just like Jill I h...
by Willy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Advice on Films
Topic: 'IN MEMORIAM'
Replies: 10
Views: 9439

Re: 'IN MEMORIAM'

Well done, Tony, Very moving. It's amazing that one hundred years ago such dangerous scenes were already filmed. The cameramen were also heroes. Some weeks ago one of our IAC-friends (Ray Williamson) asked me if he could copy my films "Will Ye Go to Flanders?" and "On the Road to Passchendaele" for ...
by Willy
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Clubmate Douglas Boswell toHollywood?
Replies: 8
Views: 6159

Re: Clubmate Douglas Boswell toHollywood?

Many thanks for having found this interview, Dave. His English is fantastic, isn't it? He has not changed very much. He is still very talkative. He must be 39 now, I think. Yes, "Nardo"... Douglas enjoys making films for children and very often children are the main characters in his movies. Also in...
by Willy
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: Clubmate Douglas Boswell toHollywood?
Replies: 8
Views: 6159

Re: Clubmate Douglas Boswell toHollywood?

Now you can see Dougie's film "Labyrinthus" in Japan. Of course subtitled in Japanese. I have seen it on his facebook. I wonder if the Japanese trailer could be shown here on this website. It's strange in Japanese. It's heart-warming that my former club member has not forgotten his roots... BIAFF (d...
by Willy
Sat May 16, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF - the Festival
Replies: 56
Views: 23003

Re: BIAFF - the Festival

Of course, I also had a chat with Bob Lorrimor. Again he received a diamond award. He said that he was surprised about this result, but I find it one of his best. Some weeks ago I showed his "Drill" at the première of my own film "Master of Time" in our village hall. You could hear the audience whil...
by Willy
Sat May 16, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF - the Festival
Replies: 56
Views: 23003

Re: BIAFF - the Festival

I was very happy that I could attend BIAFF without a moonface again. I think it was the 14th time. Buxton, Chesterfield, Harrogate, Bedford, Weymouth, Norwich, Royal Tunbridge Wells... Sittingbourne was one of the best. Nobody complained about the hotel. It was modern, clean and comfortable. Excelle...
by Willy
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Pay Per View
Replies: 19
Views: 10591

Re: Pay Per View

Yes, you're right, Tim. I can watch films on my TV screen as well which is already much better than on a computer screen. I must tell you that my wife and I live a bit seperated. We are not divorced you know. On the contrary! But most of the time Vera watches TV and I watch my computer screen. Tonig...
by Willy
Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Pay Per View
Replies: 19
Views: 10591

Re: Pay Per View

Please, do not kill me. I do not like films on my laptop or on my computer. Ok, it's fantastic that we can watch films on the IAC-website. That's unique! But I still prefer to see films on a wide screen. In some weeks I will show some films in the village hall on a wide screen. I have invited my nei...