Has that shifted? I wan't aware. Thanks for that. My view is, and has always been (in my very brief time as a film maker) that the film is amateur and the status of the makers is irrelevant.ned c wrote: ↑Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:45 pm I can understand the feelings of a lot of amateurs as they see the awards in their Amateur Festivals go to people who are in fact professional film makers. The definition of amateur in relation to BIAFF has shifted to relating to the film rather than its makers.
Which definition of what?ned c wrote: ↑Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:45 pm A “non-commercial” film can be made by anyone regardless of their status. The basic rule is that it not be made for financial reward. We can argue the detail of what constitutes financial reward but it is simply that no-one working on the production be paid.
So; which definition do you prefer?
If you mean a condition of entry is that no-one working on the production should be paid, I agree 100%.