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The IAC British International Amateur Film Festival (BIAFF)
learn from the very best that amateur movie making has to offer ...
BIAFF features the best films from The IAC British International
Amateur Film Competition and
the best AV sequences from the IAC Peter Coles International AV Competition.
BIAFF 2015 will be on 17-19th April in The Coniston Hotel, Sittingbourne, Kent. More details here.
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 LIAFF (London International Amateur Film Festival). Then it became Movie nnnn (where nnnn was the year).
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