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TALLINN Festival (Estonia) 2015

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:07 pm
by Dave Watterson
The British did pretty well this year in the Tallinn Festival.

In the "amateur" category:

Joint first prize for COPY THAT by Kingsley Hoskins.
joint second prize for RANSOM NOTE by Colchester Film Makers Club.

Our friend and IAC member Willy Van der Linden got a Special Diplomas for MASTER OF TIME

Other special diplomas included:
Ian Woodward for ADORATION
Angus Bentham, Bysshe Harkavy, Chloe Crolla-Maas, Hugh Nelson, Jack Clare, Jack Simmons, Joe Morris, Maggie Stanaszek, Robert Blythe, Samuel Colilduck, Sarah Carroll, Shelby Maddock, Stephanie Cowley, Georgina Howarth-Evans & Tremayne Taylor for FALL

Congratulations to all of them!

If past form is anything to go by, British diplomas etc will be sent to me in the next few weeks and I will do my best to send them on to the film makers concerned.

Re: TALLINN Festival (Estonia) 2015

Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:54 pm
by TimStannard
Great Results. Love those first two films, but missed Willy's at BIAFF (Maybe it'll be available for viewing online or somewhere else soon?)

Re: TALLINN Festival (Estonia) 2015

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:00 pm
by Willy
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 were five mini cinemas - we were spoilt - and in the Alfred Hitchcock Room a film with a length of almost 40 minutes was shown. That was a handicap. But I am very happy that last Wednesday my "Master of Time" (4 stars) and my "With Love to Michael" (4 stars) were screened in the Newcastle Filmclub and all those present seemed to have appreciated both dramatized documentaries. My films are not on YouTube or VIMEO, though there are no copyright problems. I always use free copyright music (HIBOU). Maybe the webmaster would be so kind to send my personal address to you, Tim. I send copies of my films to IAC-friends with pleasure.

Re: TALLINN Festival (Estonia) 2015

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:08 pm
by Willy
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 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 that my dearest friend Julien has passed away. Julien is "Mon Petit Bonhomme". About two years ago this film received 5 stars at BIAFF. Julien was a short man. He was my Danilo de Vito. It was a documentary about his feelings. "Mon Petit Bonhomme" was screened at the Winners' show in Chesterfield. Julien was very ill at that time. He already suffered from lung cancer. He attented BIAFF at Harrogate and Weymouth the years before. He was very jovial. He was always cheerful and could speak English very well.

His funeral was last Thursday. There was a lot of tragedy. His son Paul, who is a very tall man (almost 2 metres) with a golden heart (just like his daddy) collapsed at the service when he had to stand up and "say farewell" in front of the urn. I will never forget that moment. I passed the condolences of some English friends to his wife who expressed her appreciation and thankfulness.