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by Dave Watterson
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 2702

Re: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

Congratulations to all. Anyone who can even finish and submit a film to competition is doing well! I have not wanted to disturb David Newman to ask about why the results are slow in coming, but having seen a couple of his emails I note he is not just saying that someone's film will be shown at BIAFF...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: How do you learn to make better films?
Replies: 20
Views: 950

Re: How do you learn to make better films?

The higher the standard of technique, the more I comment on the story/plot/audience-experience. For club contests or films at lower star levels I may throw in the occasional comment about technique, but only if the problem has distracted me from the content of the film.
by Dave Watterson
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 RESULTS
Replies: 63
Views: 2702

BIAFF 2021 RESULTS

After all the waiting ... who wants to share their results?
by Dave Watterson
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: What constitutes an amateur film?
Replies: 39
Views: 1722

Re: What constitutes an amateur film?

The current rules state: This competition is for films made by individuals or groups for pleasure and not for commercial gain. The following are, however, permissible: 1) Films made by IAC regions and clubs for the benefit of those organisations. 2) Public or private exhibition and sale, where the p...
by Dave Watterson
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: VideoPad
Replies: 38
Views: 2133

Re: VideoPad

Tim is a good teacher ... in my stumbling efforts with Movie Studio Platinum a few years ago, he was the person I turned to for help. He gave generously and some day I may even finish a film!
by Dave Watterson
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: The Magazine
Replies: 22
Views: 1309

Re: The Magazine

Gee, thanks!
by Dave Watterson
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Manifesto for Change
Replies: 21
Views: 4784

Re: Manifesto for Change

The BIAFF Rules were revamped some years ago, partly in response to Ned's argument that what matters is whether or not a film was made with the intention of making money. The current rule is: This competition is for films made by individuals or groups for pleasure and not for commercial gain. The fo...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

IAC received this message from Annabelle Lancaster: I’m really sorry that people are unable to attend Reg’s funeral in person but you can follow it on line if you so wish. The funeral notice below, supplied by the funeral director, gives a number of details and instructions. Please do take care of y...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?
Replies: 15
Views: 1172

BIAFF 2021 - should we even hope?

Officially BIAFF 2021 is scheduled for Birmingham on 16-18th April 2021 - with an online version as the standby option. Given the state of things now (at the end of 2020) does anyone think it likely we will meet in person then? If not would it be better to postpone - as we did last year - in the hop...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

One of my favourite memories is of projecting for a BIAFF judging panel when one of those "difficult" films was watched. Reg's first reaction was negative, but then he went into a monologue where he argued with himself and over a couple of minutes talked himself round into admiring the wor...
by Dave Watterson
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Sad news: RIP Reg Lancaster

I heard today that Reg Lancaster has passed away. He was a great photographer, a fine film maker, an inspiring club leader and a fine leader of IAC. He was born in Manchester in '35, and had been a film maker since 1970. He served on many juries at local, regional and national festivals in Britain, ...
by Dave Watterson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3181

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Willy - we can only link to films if their authors have put the, online at a site like YouTube or Vimeo. I do not think you have put any of your films online. I certainly cannot see "​His Royal Highland Laddie" anywhere. Put it online and we will happily link to it. What some people - poss...
by Dave Watterson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3181

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

This page will officially go live soon - but you can use it right now to see many of the films: https://www.biaff.org.uk/2020-watch-on-line.html Sadly some of the top films are not yet available online, presumably because they are being entered in other festivals. But you do get Best British Best Br...
by Dave Watterson
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3181

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

Best British was DEARLY DEPARTED by Elise Martin & Jess Bartlett Daily Mail Trophy was THE PAINTING by Joan Paüls From what you say, Michael, it sounds as if you were clicking the symbol at the bottom right of the online programme ... which turns the pages. The two links at top right were for th...
by Dave Watterson
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF ONLINE ...
Replies: 26
Views: 3181

Re: BIAFF ONLINE ...

So this is Saturday night and we have had two days of Online BIAFF: the AV Show and the Saturday mini-cinemas.

How was it for you?