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THE BRITISH AMATEUR VIDEO AWARDS (BAVA) 1990/91

The complete top ten winners of the competition organised by What Video and Camcorder User and sponsored by Mitsubishi, as premiered at the National Film Theatre on June 1, 1991.

1. TUG OF WAR
John Anderson & James Earnshaw (Yorks)
A stylish record of a charity tug between teams from the Dog and Gun, Huddersfield, and the Royal, Mills Bridge, who are pulling from opposite sides of the local canal! Filmed by teenage members of Huddersfield Video and Cine Club.
BAVA Top Ten 1990/1991

Documentary
9.min


2. MILLIE
Peter Ekers & David Finch (Essex)
Millie (Gladys Carthew) is an elderly lady living alone in a constant state of nervous anticipation. The police call from time to time to check on her welfare, but we do not find out the cause of her anxiety until the surprise ending.
BAVA Top Ten 1990/1991

Story
12 min


3. PRAGUE SUMMER
Archie Reid, FACI (N. Ireland)
A study of Prague and its citizens, enjoying their first summer of liberty since the overthrow of the hardline communist regime.
BAVA Top Ten 1990/1991; IAC Gold Seal 1991

Documentary
12.min


4. TELLY-KINETIC
Trevor George (Middx)
The producer of this sci-fi hokum, Trevor George, stars as the poor guy confronted by a visitor from Outer Space (played by his 16-year-old son, Neil), who communicates through a normal domestic television set but refuses to vacate the screen even when the current is switched off!
BAVA Top Ten 1990/1991

Science Fiction
15.min


5. PETER
Jim Cooper (Birmingham)
Like any other mother, Mrs Taylor (Janice Connolly) complains that her son, Peter (Christian Maxwell), leaves his toys around and will not get on with his homework. But Peter never seems to eat anything and always lets his tea get cold … A powerful and touching story, also starring Jon Beynon.
BAVA Top Ten, 2nd Prize 1990/1991

Story
14.min


6. ARRIVEDERCI VENEZIA (FAREWELL VENICE)
Yvonne Gil (Spain)
A visual delight, perfectly described in the BAVA programme notes: 'Misty, rose-tinted images of gondolas gliding through sun-dappled water, birds fluttering in slow-motion against the silhouettes of ancient buildings, statues melting into one another and all moving in time with the sob of violins playing a half-forgotten melody.'
BAVA Top Ten 1990/1991; IAC Gold Seal 1991

Visual
6.min


7. RAMSBOTTOM BLUES
Carl Stredder (Lancs.)
A pop video performed by The Flatcaps, which is a joyful tribute to life in Ramsbottom in times gone by, with pictures neatly matched to the words and the spirit of the song. Music and lyrics by group member Gareth Bruce.
BAVA Top Ten 1990/1991

Music
Video
6.min


8. AVENGING ANGEL
Robert J. Gray (E. Sussex)
Mr Underhill (Anthony Hunt) lets himself into an empty house, goes upstairs, takes off his clothes and climbs into a large flotation tank. The story of his relationship with a young fish-breeder, Peter (Gareth Jones), is told in flashback as he is having his relaxing immersion.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
BAVA Top Ten 1990/1991

Story
14.min


9. STUDDEMEISTER
Jan & Andrew Suchacki (Yorks)
When circumstances make it easy for him to do so, a life insurance salesman decides to steal an antique German clock. Getting away with the crime, however, is not quite the pushover he expected. . .
BAVA Top Ten, 3rd Prize 1990/1991

Story
15.min


10. CHEESECAKE
St. Cuthbert's High School Video Club (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
A lad (Joseph Ridgeway Scargill) wandering through a graveyard comes across a painter at work. When the artist, Arnold Shuttleworth (David Habberjam), asks the boy his name, the answer is not at all what he expects. Before long, however, the two of them are composing lyrics for a tune composed many years previously on the East Side of New York. Screenplay by David Peffer.
BAVA Top Ten, Best entry 1990/1991 IAC International Award 1991

Donated by the organisers.

Story
19.min


Running time 122  mins.

Unavailable for hire at present.


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