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EVENTS DIARY 2016


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January 2016

Blank spacer.  16th January 2016 Closing date for 
WEST-EAST FILM FESTIVAL NEIGHBOURS WITH FRIENDS
- Berlin
The theme of the festival is 'Neighbours' and its aim is to create support and understanding between different cultures and countries. Details here.
Blank spacer.   16th January 2016 Late closing date for 
THE ROB KNOX FESTIVAL
- Bexley, London. Festival screenings 30 May to 8th June 2016. Details here.
IAC logo.  25th January 2016 Copy deadline for March/April issue of Film & Video Maker.
Blank spacer.   28-30th January 2016 TO LOVE A MAN - Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Poland. Closing date was 14th December 2016. Details here.
Blank spacer.   29th January 2016 Extended closing date for 
THE ROB KNOX FESTIVAL
- Bexley, London. Fesival screenings 30 May to 8th June 2016. Details here.
Blank spacer.  30th January 2016 EUREGIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL - Genk, Belgium. Closing date was ?25th December 2016.  Details here.
Blank spacer.      30th January 2016 Final closing date for
THE PENNY CUP (WEYMOUTH)

Amateur films by individuals or clubs up to 16 minutes long. 5 entry fee. This year a cash prize. For Further Information: Tel: 01305 780150 E-mail: annevincentvsw@fsmail.net
The festival screenings are on 9th March.
IAC logo. 31st January 2016 Closing date for 
BIAF - BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM COMPETITION See here for details of how to enter. The Festival is on 14th - 17th April in Harrogate.
IAC logo. 31st January 2016 Closing date for 
SERIAC Film festival 2016.
Details to follow. Festival will be on 9th April 2016.
Blank spacer. 31st January 2016 Regular closing date for
THE BOX FILM FESTIVAL
Newbury. Late closing date is 29th February 2016. Screenings on 21st May. Details here.


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February 2016

Miniature IAC logo.   1st February 2016 Final closing date for
THE IAC PETER COLES INTERNATIONAL AV COMPETITION
Festival will be 12th & 13th March 2016 at Capel Curig. Full details and entry forms from www.nwawavg.org.uk or mewaine@chasingthelight.co.uk.
Blank spacer.  1st February 2016 Closing date for 
THE FESTIVAL OF NATIONS
- Lenzing, Austria. Screenings 13-19th May 2016. Full details here.
Blank spacer.   7th February 2016 CEMRIAC TRAINING SEMINAR
at Perdisell Centre, Worcester.
Blank spacer. 8th February 2016 Closing date for 
THE FROME FIVE MINUTE FESTIVAL
- screenings on 2nd April. Details here.
Blank spacer.  16-21st Feb 2016 ZOOM festival in Poland. Closing date was 30th September 2015. Films made in 2014-5, less than 60 minutes, no fee. Details here.
Blank spacer.  27th Feb 2016 Closing date for 
THE CEMRIAC SPRING MOVIE FESTIVAL

The event is on 20th March.  Details on www.cemriac.org.uk/mfestAGM.html
Blank spacer. 29th February 2016 Late closing date for
THE BOX FILM FESTIVAL
Newbury. Screenings on 21st May. Details here.


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March 2016

Blank spacer.    9th March 2016 THE PENNY CUP (WEYMOUTH)
Amateur films by individuals or clubs up to 16 minutes long. For Further Information: Tel: 01305 780150 E-mail: annevincentvsw@fsmail.net Closing date was 30th January
Blank spacer. 10th March 2016 Closing date for 
THE
PILGRIM TRUST AWARD - films from anywhere but about Scotland. Screenings on 7th April. Details here.
Blank spacer.  12th March 2016 BURNLEY FILM FESTIVAL This will be the 40th festival, a special event. Details from Ron Harrison.
IAC logo. 12th-15th March 2016 THE IAC PETER COLES INTERNATIONAL AV COMPETITION
at The Community Centre, Capel Curig, North Wales. Closing date was 1st February. Full details from www.nwawavg.org.uk or mewaine@chasingthelight.co.uk.
Blank spacer. 15th March 2016 Closing date for 
THE
FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY - videos and A-V sequences up to 12mins with French dialogue or subtitles. Screenings on 4th June. Details here.
Blank spacer.  18-19th March 2016 WEST EAST FILM FESTIVAL NEIGHBOURS WITH FRIENDS in Berlin. Closing date was 16th January 2016. Details here.
 Blank spacer.    20th March 2016 CEMRIAC SPRING FESTIVAL & AGM
at The Grange Banqueting Suite, 457 Burton Road, Littleover, Derby DE23 6XX. Guest speaker: Geoff Harmer. Details on www.cemriac.org.uk/mfestAGM.html
Blank spacer.   21st March 2016 Closing date for 
THE EUROFILMERS - FORUM NORD
The Forum Nord screening will be on 23rd April. Details here.
Blank spacer. 24-26th March 2016 UNCIPAR - Villa Gessell, Argentina. Closing date was 17th December 2015. Details here.
IAC logo.  25th March 2016 Copy deadline for May/June issue of Film & Video Maker.
Blank spacer.   31st March 2016 Closing date for 
SENFTENBERG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Films up to 20 minutes long on the theme 'Experience Germany'. Screening will be on 22nd to 24th April. Details here.


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April 2016

Blank spacer. 1st April 2016 Closing date for 
THE CROATIAN MINUTE MOVIE FESTIVAL
- in Pozega, Croatia. Festival is 25-29th May. Full details here.
Blank spacer. 2nd April 2016 THE FROME FIVE MINUTE FESTIVAL - screenings at the Catholic Hall, Park Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1EU starting at 5 pm. Please note this is a new start time. Closing date was 8th February. Details here.
Blank spacer. 7th April 2016 THE PILGRIM TRUST AWARD - films from anywhere but about Scotland. Screenings and awards at the Edinburgh Cine & Video Society clubrooms, 23a Fettes Row, Edinburgh. The closing date was 10th March.
Blank spacer.  9th April 2016 SERIAC FILM FESTIVAL Save the date - details to follow. Closing date was 31st January 2016.
Blank spacer.  10th April 2016 WORCESTERSHIRE AV GROUP 20th Annual AV Day at Perdiswell Young Peoples Leisure Club, Worcester. More details of the day and booking form on our web page
IAC logo. 15-17th April 2016 BIAFF - BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL - at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate. Hosted by NERIAC.
 Blank spacer.   17th April 2016 NERIAC AGM - this will be held at the end of the BIAFF event at the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate. Details and papers on the NERIAC website.
Blank spacer. 22 - 24th April 2016 SENFTENBERG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
in Senftenberg, Germany. The closing date was 31st March. Details here.
Blank spacer. 23rd April 2016 THE EUROFILMERS - FORUM NORD
in Ammersebrk near Hamburg. The closing date was 21st March. Details here.


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May 2016

Blank spacer. 13-19th May 2016 THE FESTIVAL OF NATIONS - Lenzing, Austria. Closing date was 1st February. Full details here.
Blank spacer. 21st May 2016 THE BOX FILM FESTIVAL Newbury. Early closing date was 31 October 2015, regular 31st January 2016 and late 29th February 2016. Details here.
IAC logo. 25th May 2016 Copy deadline for July/August issue of Film & Video Maker.
Blank spacer. 25-29th May 2016 THE CROATIAN MINUTE MOVIE FESTIVAL - in Pozega, Croatia. Closing date was 1st April. Full details here.
Blank spacer. 30 May - 8 June 2016 THE ROB KNOX FESTIVAL - Bexley, London. Festival. Extended closing date was 29th January 2016.   Details here.


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June 2016

Blank spacer.    1st June 2016 Closing date for 
Four Rivers Film Festival

Enter on-line for free. Festival 6th-10th Sep in Karlovac Croatia. Details here.
Blank spacer. 4th June 2016 FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY, CANNES. The Festival will award creative and original videos and A-V sequences. Deadline was 15th March. Details here.
Blank spacer.    15th June 2016 Closing date for 
One Take Film Festival

Films made after 1st Jan 2014. Any length. No fee. Must be one continuous take. Details here.


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July 2016

IAC logo.  25th July 2016 Copy deadline for September/October issue of Film & Video Maker.
Blank spacer.    15th July 2016 Closing date for 
Kent Film Festival

Now accepting entries on USB sticks as well as discs. Details here.


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August 2016

Blank spacer.     5th Aug 2016 Closing date for 
SUSSEX FILM FESTIVAL
Entry form will soon be available on the SERIAC web site and in the May issue of SERIAC News. Jonathan Wilde is the new Competition Officer. Contact the organisers at sussexff@gmail.com.
IAC logo.   15th August 2016 Closing date for
Entries for the 2016 NERIAC AUTUMN FESTIVAL at the Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough. Chairman's Challenge theme: Water. Films up to 30 minutes long. Send entries to the NERIAC Secretary Derek Mathieson. Event is on 8-9th October.
Blank spacer. 19-26th August 2016 UNICA in SUCEAVA, ROMANIA. World association of non-professional film makers meets for a week of international film competition, sight-seeing and friendship. Note Friday to Friday this year.


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September 2016

Blank spacer.   6th-10th Sep 2016 FOUR RIVERS FESTIVAL
In Karlovac Croatia. Closing date was 1st June. Details here Details here.
Blank spacer.    12th September 2016 Closing date for
TALLIN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NON_COMMERCIAL FILM MAKERS.
Details here. Screenings 22nd October.
Blank spacer.    7th September 2016 Closing date for
THE NEWCASTLE (Australia) INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.
Details here. Screenings 19th October.
Blank spacer.   15th September 2016 Closing date for
THE WALSER FILM DAYS
- any theme, up to 30 minutes - details here. Festival 27th - 30th October
Blank spacer.    16th September 2016 Probable closing date for 
AMPS - the American Motion Picture Society festival

Films up to 60 minutes long. Entry fee $20 first entry, $10 for subsequent entries. Details here.
IAC logo.   25th September 2016 Copy deadline for November/December issue of Film & Video Maker.
Blank spacer.   24th Sep 2016 2016 KENT FILM FESTIVAL
Details Kent Film Festival website.


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October 2016

IAC logo.   8th - 9th Oct 2016 NERIAC AUTUMN FESTIVAL at the Esplanade Hotel, Belmont Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AA. Guest speaker Liam Sanderson. Chairman's Challenge theme: Water. More information and booking form here.
Blank spacer.     9th Oct 2016 SUSSEX FILM FESTIVAL - at Wivelsfield Village Hall. Doors open 2.30pm for a 3.00pm start. Closing date was 5th August. Contact the organisers at sussexff@gmail.com.
Blank spacer.     15th Oct 2016 HOME MOVIE DAY - an opportunity for to see and share your own home movies with an audience. Details here.
Blank spacer.   15th Oct 2016 Closing date for 
North v South Competition
More information and entry forms here.
Blank spacer.     19th Oct 2016 THE NEWCASTLE (Australia) INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. Details here. Closing date was 7th September.
Blank spacer.     21st-23rd Oct 2016 ONE TAKE FILM FESTIVAL. Details here. Closing date was 15th June.
IAC logo.   20th- 23rd Oct 2016 IAC Autumn Convention and AGM hosted by NORTH THAMES Region at Maids Head Hotel, Norwich, NR3 1LB.
IAC logo.   22nd Oct 2016 Closing date for 
IAC North West Festival Event will be at Chads Theatre, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AU on 12th November.
Blank spacer.     22nd Oct 2016 TALLIN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NON_COMMERCIAL FILM MAKERS. Details here. Closing date was 12th September.
Blank spacer.    27th - 30th Oct 2016 THE WALSER FILM DAYS - any theme, up to 30 minutes - details here.Closing daye was 15th September.


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November 2016

IAC logo.   12th Nov 2016 IAC North West Festival Judge & Guest Speaker Jill Lampert. Chads Theatre, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AU.
Blank spacer. 15th Nov 2016 Closing date for
SENIORFORUM
Festival in Kromeriz, Czech Republic. Screenings 2nd-4th December. For details click here.
IAC logo.  25th Nov 2016 Copy deadline for January/February 2017 issue of Film & Video Maker.


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December 2016

Blank spacer.      2nd-4th Dec 2016 SENIORFORUM Festival in Kromeriz, Czech Republic. Closing date was 15th November. For details click here.
 IAC logo.  21st Dec 2016 Early closing date for 
BIAFF (THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL)
Late closing date is 31st January 2017. Festival will be 21st-23rd April 2017.


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2017 and beyond

 IAC logo.  31st Jan 2017 Closing date for 
BIAFF (THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL)
Festival will be 21st-23rd April 2017.
Blank spacer.  18th Feb 2017 Closing date for 
BURNLEY FILM FESTIVAL
Festival will be 19th March 2017.
Blank spacer. 5th March 2017 CEMRIAC TRAINING SEMINAR at Perdiswell Centre, Worcester.
Blank spacer.  19th March 2017 BURNLEY FILM FESTIVAL At the Burnley Youth Theatre 1.30 - 5.30 p.m.
IAC logo. 21-23rd April 2017 BIAFF - BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL - Market Harborough, Leicestershire. Hosted by CEMRIAC.
Blank spacer.  29th April 2017 SOUTHPORT INTERCLUB COMPETITION. 2pm start Inc. Refreshments. Contact Hon.Sec: Michael Alley by email.
IAC logo. ? May 2017 BOLTON MOVIE MAKERS MOVIE CHALLENGE Open to all IAC Affiliated Clubs in the IAC NW Region: Further details from: Paul Ashlin by email or www.boltonmoviemakers.org.uk.
Blank spacer.  5-12th August 2017 UNICA in DORTMUND, Germany. The world association of non-professional film makers meets for a week of international film competition, sight-seeing and friendship.
IAC logo.  19-22nd Oct 2017 IAC Autumn Convention and AGM hosted by SERIAC at Sittingbourne.
IAC logo.  12-15th Apr 2018 BIAFF - BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL - Harrogate, Noth Yorkshire. Hosted by IAC Council.


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