BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

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BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

Post by John Roberts » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:10 pm

It's all quiet on here, so I assume my fellow filmmakers are frantically putting the finishing touches to their latest masterpieces in time for the early BIAFF 'early bird' entry date?

So... who's planning to enter something this year? :D

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Post by Dave Watterson » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:17 pm

I will not shock everyone by sending an entry - those who have suffered my films know why! I will just drop a hint.

The entry fees for BIAFF2016 are down! What's more if you plan carefully when you enter and the order in which you enter your films, the fees can be much lower than last year.

Just sayin'

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Post by Michael Slowe » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:01 am

Oh my goodness, I suspect that the Big Scotsman has entered a film, we'd all better keep our heads down.

Yes John, I sent mine in to David Newman well over a month ago. Going on past form, the earlier one enters the worse one does!

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Post by John Roberts » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:16 pm

Michael Slowe wrote:Going on past form, the earlier one enters the worse one does!
On that basis I might be in with a chance of something - I haven't even started editing my entry yet! :lol:

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Post by Dave Watterson » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:25 pm

With BIAFF there is no prolonged period of pre-selection. That happens in some festivals and results can indeed be a little wobbly at first until the pre-selection panels settle to their task.

For BIAFF one or two unusually long films may be sorted out - purely on the basis of their length - and sent to a panel before the main judging weekend. The vast majority are all viewed over one hectic weekend in mid-February. What might impact scores is which films are seen immediately after lunch!!!

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Post by TimStannard » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:08 pm

Just the one from me this year. Fluffy light entertainment nonsense again, I'm afraid.
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Post by Brian Saberton » Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:57 pm

We have entered an XDL Films film but unfortunately I don't have a personal movie for BIAFF this time. I've just recently completed an AV sequence of a cruise I did in July which combines some video material (shot on a Panasonic 920) and digital stills shot on a Canon G12, all presented in the 16 x 9 widescreen format and with a music track but no voice over. I won't go into how this "hybrid" all came about, but putting it together has been an interesting experiment and the few people who have seen it so far have said that they enjoyed it. The sequence isn't going anywhere near a competition as I only make the AV's for fun. I'm hoping that next year I'll manage to produce a "proper" film again!
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Post by Dave Watterson » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:45 pm

It might be interesting to see how such a hybrid production would do in the IAC Competition. IAC tries to cover both art forms but has its AV comp separately. We have seen several movies which are to a greater-or-lesser extent sequences of stills.

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Post by Pqtrick » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:39 am

Not this year - still recoiling from the negative impact of a regional event!

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Post by Dave Watterson » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:51 am

Every competition is different ! And the one thing you can be sure of is that at BIAFF your film will not be judged at first round by anyone from your own region ...

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Post by John Roberts » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:53 pm

I agree with Dave W, and although judging can have an element of subjectivity at any competition level, I would add that one is more likely to get a fairer assessment with multiple judges in the first round at BIAFF than a single judge at many other events.

Also there is accountability - for example I have no knowledge whatsoever of Pqtrick's negative experiences at his regional event, but I will see his BIAFF results, should he decide to enter. Judges might be more aware of this public scrutiny of their assessment and are more likely to give a fairer assessment. Of course, this isn't always the case and there are always exceptions but I believe overall BIAFF gives the fairest assessment of all :)

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Post by ned c » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:18 pm

One entry from here this year and not a particularly special effort either. A quiet year.

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Post by Dave Watterson » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:55 pm

Happy to have a film from Utah, Ned.
I know of a film coming in from France.
We have heard from England and Scotland.
Anyone from Wales or Ireland taking part?

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Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

Post by John Roberts » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:42 pm

Not sure about Wales or Ireland Dave, but I hear our Romanian friends have something in the pipeline :D

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Re: BIAFF 2016 - who's entering?

Post by A.K. Williams » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:20 pm

Will a Welsh surname do? I'm in :)
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