Somehow Youtube was seen as an irritation to many film club members, (was, because it is history now! And new platforms mainly portrait mode are popular) It is mobile phones now, shot in portrait mode and some film clubs are saying they will only accept films shot in landscape! Here we go again, film clubs are going to be left in the dark ages! The fact of the matter is that YouTube Filmakers have a far higher profile than Film Clubs, and it is not too hard for even a mediocre YouTube filmmaker or vlogger to do very well - Yet some Film Clubs still try and take the high ground.Jameela M Boardman wrote: ↑Tue May 26, 2020 9:08 am I'm afraid I disagree with one of your comments above where you say "In a hobby like ours..."
For me this is not a 'hobby' but a vocation, same as the stuff I write or the talks I give, or the film presentations I make. In essence it is my attempt as one person trying to help make the world a more thoughtful place... Perhaps only a drop in the ocean, "Yet what is an ocean but a multitude of drops?"
I believe the serious young filmmakers also feel the same, to show something that could be better than the world they are inheriting. Conversely, those young people who do it as a 'hobby' will just post on YouTube, no need for an Institute. So it is the serious folk we need to become attractive to -- if there is to be a future for the IAC.
The issue of YouTube monetised videos has been raised in the Forum, I wonder if this has been discusses at all by the IAC committee, are videos that have been, or will be monetised allowed to be entered into BIAFF or not, if not, this is another area where the IAC is not keeping up with the times. There are very few YouTubers in Film Clubs and even fewer active in the IAC, this speaks for itself.