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EVENTS DIARY 2015


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January 2015

Blank spacer.     15th January 2015 Closing date for 
WEST-EAST NEIGHBOURS AND FRIENDS FESTIVAL
Berlin's long-running festival bringing the former Eastern and Western block film makers together. Details here. Festival 20th-22nd March.
Blank spacer.   15th January 2015 Closing date for 
MELBOURNE 8 by 8 FESTIVAL
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Super 8 & Single 8 (1965 to 2015)
Details.
Blank spacer.   18th January 2015 MELBOURNE 8 by 8 FESTIVAL
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Super 8 & Single 8 (1965 to 2015)
Details.
Blank spacer.      22nd January 2015 Final closing date for
THE PENNY CUP (WEYMOUTH)

Amateur films by individuals or clubs up to 15 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 12th March. Download the rules and entry form here.
Miniature IAC logo. 25th January 2015 Copy deadline for March/April issue of Film & Video Maker.
Miniature IAC logo. 31st January 2015 Final closing date for
BIAF COMPETITION

Details and entry forms.
Festival will be 17th-19th April in Sittingbourne, Kent. More details here.


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February 2015

Miniature IAC logo.   1st February 2015 Final closing date for
THE IAC PETER COLES INTERNATIONAL AV COMPETITION
Festival will be 15th & 15th March 2015 at Capel Curig. Full details and entry forms from www.nwawavg.org.uk or mewaine@chasingthelight.co.uk.
Blank spacer.   1st February 2015 Closing date for 
THE FESTIVAL OF NATIONS in
Lenzing, Austria.
Details here. Screenings 12th-18th June.
Blank spacer.     8th February 2015 THE CEMRIAC TRAINING SEMINAR
at Perdiswell Young People's Centre, Worcester. Ashley Hawkins on doing interviews solo plus white balance, colour correction and grading. Michael Gough on Style and Substance. Plus a discussion/interactive session.
Details soon on www.cemriac.org.uk/seminar.html
Blank spacer.    9th February 2015 Closing date for 
THE
FROME FIVE MINUTE FESTIVAL Screenings on 28th March. Details here.
Blank spacer.    26th February 2015 Closing date for 
THE
PILGRIM TRUST AWARD - films from anywhere but about Scotland. Screenings on 2nd April. Details here.


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March 2015

Blank spacer.   1st March 2015 Closing date for 
THE FOUR RIVERS (YOUTH) FILM FESTIVAL (Croatia)
The festival is 23rd-27th June. Details here.
Blank spacer.    1st March 2015 Closing date for 
THE
SENFTENBERG FESTIVAL - Germany
This friendly event becomes a mixed-media weekend and even includes the German national one-minute movie contest. This year's main theme, however, is Rescued from oblivion: preserved by cameramen. Screenings on 27th- 29th March. No entry fee. Details here.
Blank spacer.  7th March 2015 Closing date for 
THE CEMRIAC SPRING MOVIE FESTIVAL

The event is on 20th March.  Details on www.cemriac.org.uk/mfestAGM.html
Blank spacer.    12th March 2015 THE PENNY CUP (WEYMOUTH)
Amateur films by individuals or clubs up to 15 minutes long. 5 entry fee. This year a cash prize. For Further Information: Tel: 01305 780150 E-mail: annevincentvsw@fsmail.net Closing date was 22nd January
IAC logo. 14th-15th March 2015 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.   20th-22nd March 2015 WEST-EAST NEIGHBOURS AND FRIENDS FESTIVAL
Berlin's long-running festival bringing the former Eastern and Western block film makers together. Details here. Closing date was 15th January 2015.
 Blank spacer.   22nd March 2015 AUDIO-VISUAL DAY - Worcester Audio Visual Group holds its 19th AV day at Perdiswell Youth Centre, Worcester. Guest speakers: Richard Brown and Malcolm Imhoff. Contact Bill Every on bde315@hotmail.co.uk
IAC logo.  25th March 2015 Copy deadline for May/June issue of Film & Video Maker.
 Blank spacer.    27th - 29th March 2015 THE SENFTENBERG FESTIVAL - Germany
This friendly event becomes a mixed-media weekend and even includes the German national one-minute movie contest. This year's main theme, however, is Rescued from oblivion: preserved by cameramen. Closing date was 1st March. No entry fee. Details here.
 Blank spacer.   28th March 2015 FROME FIVE MINUTE FESTIVAL - for films no longer than five minutes. Details here. Closing date was 9th February 2015.
 Blank spacer.    29th March 2015 CEMRIAC SPRING FESTIVAL & AGM
at Derby Conference Centre. Guest speaker: Tom Hardwick. Details on www.cemriac.org.uk/mfestAGM.html


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April 2015

 Blank spacer.  2nd April 2015 THE PILGRIM TRUST AWARD SCREENINGS
in the E.C.V.S clubrooms, 23a Fettes Row, Edinburgh. The closing date was 26th February.
 Blank spacer.   11th April 2015 Closing date for 
THE CROATIAN ONE-MINUTE MOVIE FESTIVAL
Details here.
 Blank spacer.    12th April 2015 NERIAC AGM - guest speaker Mike Whyman talking about his career at BBC, NCB and JVC. In the village hall, Aberford, North Yorkshire. Details from Derek Mathieson.
IAC logo. 17th-19th April 2015
BIAFF - THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL
Sittingbourne, Kent. More details here.
 Blank spacer.   19th April 2015 SERIAC AGM - this will be held at the end of the BIAFF event at the Coniston Hotel, Sittingbourne. Details and papers on the SERIAC website.


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May 2015

Blank spacer.    22nd May 2015 BOX FILM FESTIVAL
at Arlington Arts CentreNewbury, Berkshire. Closing date was 31st January. More.
IAC logo. 25th May 2015 Copy deadline for July/August issue of Film & Video Maker.
Blank spacer.      27th-30th May 2015 CROATIAN ONE-MINUTE MOVIE FESTIVAL
Held in Pozega with an outstanding social programme and the world's best sixty-second movies. Details here.


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June 2015

Blank spacer.     12th-18th June 2015 THE FESTIVAL OF NATIONS in Lenzing, Austria.
Details here. Closing date for entries 1st February 2015.
Blank spacer.   23rd-27th June 2015 THE FOUR RIVER (YOUTH) FILM FESTIVAL (Karlovac, Croatia)
Closing date was 1st March. Details here.


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July 2015

Blank spacer.    10th July 2015 Closing date for
THE GOLDEN DIANA FESTIVAL
- Klopeiner See, Austria
Entries in English or German up to 25 minutes long. Fee 15 Euros or 20 US dollars. Screenings 23rd - 28th August. Details here.
Blank spacer.    26th July 2015 Closing date for
KENT FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Festival is 26th September. Details Kent Festival website.
IAC logo.  25th July 2015 Copy deadline for September/October issue of Film & Video Maker.
IAC logo.   31st July 2015 Closing date for
Entries for the 2015 NERIAC AUTUMN FESTIVAL at the Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough. Chairman's Challenge theme: transport and all NERIAC clubs are invited to send a film of up to 10 minutes long. Send entries to the NERIAC Secretary Derek Mathieson. Event is on 26-27th September.
IAC logo.    31st July 2015 Closing date for the
ANNUAL SOCO COMPETITION
Entry forms available in SOCO news May-Jun here.


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August 2015

Blank spacer.   7th August 2015 Closing date for
THE SUSSEX FILM FESTIVAL - event will be held 4th October at Wivelsfield Village Hall.  Details from www.seriac.org.uk/sussexfilmfestival.html
Blank spacer.    16th August 2015 Closing date for
THE NAMUR NATURE FESTIVAL, Belgium. Details here. Screenings 9-18th October
Blank spacer.    23rd-28th August 2015 THE GOLDEN DIANA FESTIVAL - Klopeiner See, Austria
Entries in English or German up to 25 minutes long. Fee 15 Euros or 20 US dollars. Closing date was 10th July. Details here.




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September 2015

Blank spacer.    2nd September 2015 Closing date for
THE NEWCASTLE (Australia) INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.
Details here. Screenings 7th October.
Blank spacer.   4th September 2015 Closing date for
THE TATRA CHAMOIS FESTIVAL -
Slovakian festival for films on culture, environment and contemporary life. Details here. Screenings 16-18th October.
Blank spacer.   4th-6th September 2015 RPS NATIONAL AUDIO VISUAL CHAMPIONSHIP
in the Ruxton Lecture Theatre at the Ruxton Technology Centre, on the Beaconside Campus of Staffordshire University, Stafford ST18 0AD. Details from www.rps.org/events/2015/september/04/2015-national-audio-visual-championship
Blank spacer.    5th-12th September 2015 UNICA in ST. PETERSBURG, Russia. World association of non-professional film makers meets for a week of international film competition, sight-seeing and friendship. Details.
Blank spacer.    12th September 2015 EAST ANGLIAN FILM COMPETITION for clubs in East of England.
More information here.
Blank spacer.   12th September 2015 Closing date for 
CEMRIAC AV COMPETITION FOR THE JESSOP ROSE BOWL

Event will be on 3rd October.  Details on www.cemriac.org.uk/avcomp.html
Blank spacer.  14th September 2015 Closing date for 
THE TALLINN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL.
Films up to 25 minutes. Screenings 24th October.  For details and entry form click here.
Blank spacer.    15th September 2015 Closing date for 
THE AMPS FESTIVAL - the American Motion Picture Society festival is back!

Films up to 60 minutes long. Entry fee $20 first entry, $10 for subsequent entries. Details here.
Blank spacer.   15th September 2015 Closing date for 
THE ARSFILM FESTIVAL
- in Kromeriz, Czech Republic.
The festival  for films about art of any type, for animation, experimental and video-art pieces up to 20 minutes long.   Screenings 9th-11th October.  Details here.
Blank spacer.    15th September 2015 Closing date for 
THE WALSER FILM DAYS, near Salzburg, Austria.
Details here. Screenings 23-26th October.
Blank spacer.    19th September 2015 Closing date for 
THE NORTH THAMES REGION (IAC) ANNUAL MOVIE FESTIVAL
Event will be on Saturday 21st November. Details in their magazine, downloadable as pdf here.
Blank spacer.    21st September 2015 Closing date for 
THE LIECHSTENSTEIN GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL.
Details here. Screenings 21st November.
IAC logo.   25th September 2015 Copy deadline for November/December issue of Film & Video Maker.
Blank spacer.   26th September 2015 2015 KENT FILM FESTIVAL
Details Kent Film Festival website.
IAC logo.   26-27th September 2015 2015 NERIAC AUTUMN FESTIVAL at the Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough.Guest speaker is Jill Lampert. Booking forms from Derek Mathieson.
Blank spacer.  30th September 2015 Closing date for
THE 53rd GOLDEN KNIGHT FESTIVAL
- Malta
Screenings 3rd-4th December. This long-running and very famous international film festival for amateurs on the hospitable island of Malta. Maximum length 30 minutes. No fee, though they welcome donations. Details here.
Blank spacer.   30th September 2015 Closing date for
ZOOM
festival in Poland. Screenings in 16-21 February 2016. Films made in 2014-5, less than 60 minutes, no fee. Details here.


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October 2015

Blank spacer.   3rd October 2015 CEMRIAC AV COMPETITION FOR THE JESSOP ROSE BOWL
at Smethwick Photographic Society Club Room, The Old Schoolhouse, Churchbridge, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2AS. Closing date was 12th September.  Details on www.cemriac.org.uk/avcomp.html
Blank spacer.    4th October 2015 SUSSEX FILM FESTIVAL - at Wivelsfield Village Hall. Closing date was 7th August. Details from www.seriac.org.uk/sussexfilmfestival.html
Blank spacer.     7th October 2015 THE NEWCASTLE (Australia) INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. Details here. Closing date was 2nd September.
Blank spacer.    9th-11th October 2015 THE THURROCK INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, Grays, Essex. Details here. Various closing dates, the last was 1st June.
Blank spacer.   9th-11th October 2015 ARSFILM FESTIVAL - in Kromeriz, Czech Republic.
The festival  for films about art of any type, for animation, experimental and video-art pieces up to 20 minutes long.   Closing date was 15th September. Details here.
Blank spacer.    9th-18th October 2015 NAMUR NATURE FESTIVAL, Belgium. Details here. Closing date was 16th August.
Blank spacer.    10th October 2015 Closing date for
THE PSSST SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, Croatia.
Details here. Screenings 5-7th November.
Blank spacer.   10th October 2015 Closing date for
THE CAMERA 300 FESTIVAL, Bitola, Macedonia.
Details here. Screenings 23-31st October.
Blank spacer.    17th October 2015 VIDEO WORKSHOP - organised by Nuneaton Moviemakers. Details here.
Blank spacer.    16th-18th October 2015 TATRA CHAMOIS FESTIVAL - the festival takes place this year in Liptovsky Hradok, Slovakia. It celebrates culture, monuments, environment and contemporary living. Details here. Closing date was 4th September 2015.
IAC logo. 22nd - 25th Oct 2015 IAC AUTUMN CONVENTION and AGM
at the Hotel  Celebrity, 47 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3DD. Details from Alan Creamer, FACI
Blank spacer.     23rd-26th Oct 2015 THE WALSER FILM DAYS, near Salzburg, Austria. Details here. Closing date was 15th September.
Blank spacer.    23rd-31st Oct 2015 THE CAMERA 300 FESTIVAL, Bitola, Macedonia. Details here. Closing date was 10th October. r.
Blank spacer.   24th October 2015 THE TALLINN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - closing date was 14th September. Details here.
Blank spacer.    24th October 2015 GLOBAL SUPER-8 DAY - a multi-nation celebration of the cine format. Read more here.
IAC logo.  24th October 2015 Closing date for
THE
NORTH-WEST REGION FESTIVAL - details from jimwhalley1@gmail.com
 Blank spacer.    30th October 2015 Closing date for
THE NORTH V SOUTH COMPETITION
Final on 6th December. Details here: www.altvideo.co.uk/nvs/
 Blank spacer.  31st October 2015 Early closing date for
THE BOX FILM FESTIVAL
Newbury. Regular closing date is 31st January 2016. Late closing date is 29th February 2016. Screenings on 21st May. Details here.


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November 2015

Blank spacer.   5-7th November 2015 THE PSSST SILENT FILM FESTIVAL, Croatia. Details here. Closing date was 10th October.
IAC logo. 7th November 2015 NORTH-WEST REGION FESTIVAL
at Chads Theatre, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AU
Closing Date for Entries was 24th October 2015
Blank spacer.   13th November 2015 Earlybird closing date for 
THE ROB KNOX FESTIVAL
- Bexley, London. Festival screenings 30 May to 8th June 2016. Details here.
IAC diamond logo.  15th November 2015 CEMRIAC AUTUMN FESTIVAL - at Sutton Arts Theatre, South Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QY. Reception opens 10am. Details on www.cemriac.org.uk/atmnfest.html
Blank spacer.  15th November 2015 Closing date for 
THE SENIORFORUM
- in Kromeriz, Czech Republic.
The festival for film makers over 58 years old! Screenings 27th-29th November. Details here.
IAC logo. 21st November 2015 NORTH THAMES REGION Annual Movie Festival & AGM
at Northaw Village Hall, Northaw Road West, Northaw, Potters Bar EN6 4NW. Doors open 10am. Bring your own lunch or pop out to local pubs that do lunches. Tickets 5 in advance or 7 on the day. Closing date was 19th September.
Blank spacer.   21st November 2015 THE LIECHSTENSTEIN GRAND PRIX FESTIVAL. Details here. Closing date was 21st September.
IAC logo.  25th November 2015 Copy deadline for January/February 2016 issue of Film & Video Maker.
Blank spacer.   27th-29th Nov 2015 SENIORFORUM - in Kromeriz, Czech Republic.
The festival for film makers over 58 years old! Closing date was 15th November. Details here.


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December 2015

Blank spacer.  3rd-4th Dec 2015 THE 53rd GOLDEN KNIGHT FESTIVAL - Malta
Closing date was 30th September. This long-running and very famous international film festival for amateurs on the hospitable island of Malta. Maximum length 30 minutes. No fee, though they welcome donations. Details here.
Blank spacer.   6th December 2015 NORTH V SOUTH COMPETITION - GRAND FINAL
South: Village Hall, High Street, Farnborough, Kent.
Closing date was 30th October.
Blank spacer.    14th December 2015 Closing date for 
TO LOVE A MAN FESTIVAL
in Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Poland
Screenings 28-30 January 2016. Details here.
Blank spacer.     17th December 2015 Closing date for 
UNCIPAR
- Villa Gessell, Argentina. Screenings 24-26th March 2016. Details here.
 IAC logo.  21st December 2015 Early closing date for 
BIAFF (THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL)
Late closing date is 31st January 2016. Festival screenings 14-17th April 2016. Details and entry forms here.
Blank spacer.      31st December 2015 Regular closing date for 
THE ROB KNOX FESTIVAL
- Bexley, London. Festival screenings 30 May to 8th June 2016. Details here.


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