BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

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BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by Howard-Smith » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:59 am

The results are being sent out from today and I've already received mine.
How's everybody got on this year? What do you think of the results? Are the judges' comments fair? I hope so. As one of the first-round judges again this year I know that the judges do their level best to be objective and fair, and give balanced and constructive comments.
I personally am delighted to receive my third 5-star award for my psychological thriller called IT'S NOT ME. It will be shown as part of Sunday's Premiere Show.
Also two 4-star awards for ALEX(A) and HOLLIE which will be shown on the Saturday.
Disappointingly my thriller LOOSE CANNON was only awarded 3 stars, and it won't be shown, but you can't win 'em all.
I'd also submitted a fifth entry, a 1989 film made on Super-8 entitled A SINNER ALSO. The award is 2 stars. I shouldn't really have sent this in, with hindsight, as things have moved on so much since those Super-8 days.
Anyway, I look forward to seeing many of you at the event and to seeing what people have done to achieve those Diamond Awards this year.
Cheers, Howard-Smith

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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by Cathy Poole » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:54 pm

I am more interested to discover why you are always
the first to know your results of this competition.

Do you have a secret way of finding out before everyone else?

Cathy Poole.

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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by Howard-Smith » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:18 pm

No, Cathy Poole, I most certainly don't have a 'secret way of finding out' before everyone else'. At the judging sessions everyone is sworn to secrecy and I had no idea how my films had fared until I received my email from David Newman this morning.
David does a tremendous job co-ordinating and arranging the whole enterprise but he can't physically email EVERYONE'S judgements out all at once. I just happened to be one of a number of people receiving the judgements this morning.

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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by TimStannard » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:33 pm

I'm intrigued too. They can't be sent out alphabetically or you'd be nearly as far down the list as me. Congrats on the five star and two four stars. See you at CEMRIAC Spring Festival?
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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by Howard-Smith » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:38 pm

Yes I'll be there at the CEMRIAC Spring Movie Festival on 25th March, Tim. See you there! I believe you have the honour of being judge this year.

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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by Dave Watterson » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:33 pm

I do not know the answer ... but possibly the notices of results go out in numerical order ... first film entered gets first set of results,

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Post by TimStannard » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:34 pm

Dave Watterson wrote:I do not know the answer ... but possibly the notices of results go out in numerical order ... first film entered gets first set of results,
Or the person who enters the most films gets their results first :D
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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by TimStannard » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:36 pm

Howard-Smith wrote:Yes I'll be there at the CEMRIAC Spring Movie Festival on 25th March, Tim. See you there! I believe you have the honour of being judge this year.
Indeed. The honour of being told I’m wrong by 15 of the 16 entrants :shock:
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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by John Roberts » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:39 am

I too received my results yesterday, but didn't manage to get online. Maybe Howard is just quicker at typing than everyone else :D I also echo the comment regarding the amount of work David Newman puts into the competition, made even more complex and time consuming by the inclusion of laurels this year!

However, congratulations to Howard for the 5-stars for 'It's Not Me' and I look forward, as always, to watching the film at the award winner's show.

My single entry this year - 'Cowpuccino' - also managed to scoop a 5-star award as well as the KPM prize, and will be shown on the Sunday too.

See you, Tim and Howard, at CEMRIAC in March :D
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Post by fraught » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:48 am

Morning all, good to see the number of 5 Stars is up. :) I also got a 5 Star this year with my short film 'Smile' and will be screened on the Sunday. I was chuffed to bits with the Judges comments, some of the best i've had!
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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by TimStannard » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:03 am

Just to continue the love-in, five stars and a Sunday screening here as well (and The Focus Prize) for "Miracle on the Mantlepiece" :D

Lesson learned though - never assume everyone is familiar with Hans Christian Andersen tales as at least one of the judges clearly wasn't (or didn't make the connection)
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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by Howard-Smith » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:37 pm

Congratulations Tim and Geoff (Fraught) on your 5 star awards!
The Diamond still eludes me but I’ll keep trying for it for as long as I’m capable of making films! Being an old-age pensioner now, I don’t know how many more years I’ve got left...

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Post by fraught » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:08 pm

Cheers Howard.

Fingers crossed i make it this year!
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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by Howard-Smith » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:19 pm

You’ve already had a Diamond, Fraught!
‘Selfie’ was a great little thriller.

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Re: BIAFF 2018 RESULTS

Post by fraught » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:09 pm

True! And thanks! :-)

Still looking to win Best British Film one day! That would be amazing. :)
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