Results of earlier festivals
At the festival you can:
- see nearly half of the entries from the Competition
and all the winners.
- see the best AV sequences from the IAC Peter Coles
International AV Competition.
- meet 200 or 300 fellow amateur film enthusiasts from around
- talk to top award winners
- enjoy a great weekend in different parts of Britain each
- take a long weekend break and visit nearby places of
After BIAFF 2014 Jill Lampert wrote about judging
for BIAFF - what happens and how it is all organised.
After BIAFF 2015, members over SERIAC who organised the event that
year wrote about running the festival.
IAC regions take turns hosting BIAFF and each adds its
distinctive touches. The core event starts on a Friday evening
and runs through to late Sunday afternoon. On Friday and
Saturday there may be four or more "mini-cinemas" running at
once, each showing different fascinating programmes of top films
and runners-up. On Saturday night a gala banquet offers a chance
to get to know other delegates and to recognise the achievements
of outstanding people in the amateur film movement with the
awarding of Fellowships.
On Sunday we come together in one large hall for the screening
of the major award-winning films and presentation of prizes.
Most regions also organise an interesting programme of
excursions and entertainments starting on the preceding Thursday
afternoon and running through Friday.
Where possible the event takes place in a single building -
often a large old-style hotel - so that delegates can mix and
mingle between shows. Over the years the festival's name has
changed. For many years it always took place in the capital and
was called the London International Amateur Film Festival. Then
it became Movie 1999 / 2000 and so on.
Movie 1999 | Movie 2000 | Movie 2001 | Movie 2002 | Movie 2003
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