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We encourage and support anyone from beginner to expert who makes films and AV sequences for the love of it.

BIAF 2016
It was a great Festival and we can now reveal the top winners: De Loods won the Daily Mail Trophy (the top prize), and Seeking Sydney won Best British Entry.

The 'making of' articles for many of the top films are starting to arrive. Read about making De Loods ;
Geheimnisvolle Pegnitzauen;
Kleine, leichte Seele ;
Wormholes
The Salt Man
A Bargain
Srehcteks Nabru Eht Evil Gnol !(Long Live The Urban Sketchers !)
Where the Guilt Lies
Seeking Sydney
Until the Day Breaks
Even more to come...
BIAF 2016

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UNICA, the World Amateur Film Festival 19-26 August
UNICA, where nations compete, is in Suceava in Romania this year. Anyone who loves non-commercial films can attend. The film shows are free. Buy a congress card to take part in social events. Find out more here. Learn about UNICA here.

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Memories of the 2015 IAC AGM
Thanks to Keith Sayers for photos of the AGM weekend in Bournemouth. The event was organised by members of SOCO region.

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BIAF 2016

Read a report of the Festival here
and then enjoy many of the films online here.
Full list of results here.

BIAF 2016

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Are you ready to compete?
Test your skills - check out our list of competitions and festivals suitable for non-commercial films. Lots of deadlines coming up.

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Meet other film makers
Find a club near you; discover what else is happening in your region; or chat with others on our Forums.

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Latest Regional Newsletters
North West newsletter (Tripod)for Jan-March 2016, has arrived.
Weekend reading: SOCO news for Mar-Apr is now here.
SERIAC news for Jan/Feb is here.
First again - the North Thames news for May/Jun is here.