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THE BRITISH AMATEUR VIDEO AWARDS (BAVA) 1996

The complete 10 winners of the competition organised by Camcorder User, Video Camera and What Video & TV, sponsored by Scotch Videocassettes, as premiered at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on November 23, 1996.

1. ONE MORE SHOT
Seven Teign Movie Makers (Devon)
This Russian roulette 'duel' between two men is brilliantly lit, shot and edited, building to an extremely tense climax - to which is added a lovely 'sting in the tail'! Written and directed by Ken Baylis.
BAVA Trophy 1996; IAC Gold Seal 1996

Story
6.mins


2. THE EXTINGUISHER!
Graham Rathlin (London)
At some time in the future, when Britain is a totally 'non-smoking' area, illegal smokers are tracked down by a black-clad motor-cyclist in a gas mask ... A thriller with a serious point underlying it. A Primal Films Production, photographed in the Widescreen format.
BAVA Trophy, Best Photography Award 1996

Story
11.mins


3. THE CELL
Jon Morton
A little creature is in a cell for some reason and he seems to possess special powers, including telekinesis. But all is not what it seems ...
BAVA Trophy, Best Sound 1996

Animation
8.mins


4. F-205
Leandro Blanco (Spain)
We are in the cockpit of a modern jumbo jet when there is an emergency ... We hear the voices of those involved, while visuals of just the instrument panels tell the story. A feast of editing!
BAVA Trophy, 1st Prize 1996; IAC International Award, Best Sound, Best Overseas 1997

Story
10.mins


5. THE ART OF ANTHONY LAWRENCE
Oscar Riesel (London)
A look at another artist's work, from the maker of The World of P. J. Crook. As before, the artist is interviewed by Bobbi Riesel, and discusses some of his past work and, more particularly, his current project.
BAVA Trophy, Best Documentary Award 1996

Documentary
15.mins


6. THE FINAL TAKE
Nottingham Cine & Video Makers
A group of young film-makers is hard at work on their production, trying desperately to get it right, despite certain problems they encounter! Not quite how an IAC Club might go about it, of course, but there are laughs along the way ... ! Written and directed by James Heppell.
BAVA Trophy 1996; IAC Gold Seal, Best Humour 1997

Humour
Story
b&w/col
12.mins


7. THE LIVING, THE DEAD AND THE HUNGRY
Rachel Jayes and Alex McAllister
A Western saloon, gunfights, a sheriff; all good fun - and Elvis too! And all done in plasticine! An Alb Production filmed in the Widescreen format.
BAVA Trophy 1996

Animation
9.mins


8. GLAMOUR MAN
Philip Beasley (Essex)
John (Steve Kutz), recently redundant, and his wife Maureen (Sarah Iliffe), have got into a boring rut. As he says, 'There's got to be more [in life] than this'. One day, he sees a camcorder 'bargain' in a local shop and decides to go into 'private video-making' - with surprising results ... Nicely written, edited and produced by the Director.
BAVA Trophy 1996; IAC Daily Mail Trophy, Best Humour 1996

Humour
Story
9.mins


9. VIRTUALLY REALITY
Cardiff Tape Club (South Wales)
A computer buff is working at home on his machine, when things begin to go rather wrong ... ! Directed by Ken Green.
BAVA Trophy 1996

Humour
Story
4.mins


10. THE INTERVIEW
Guy McNair-Wilson
Nina (Nina Beck) is put forward by her agent for a job. When she arrives at her hotel the evening before the all-important interview, the nightmares begin ...
BAVA Trophy, Best Acting Award (Nina Beck) 1996

Master tapes donated by the competition organisers.

Story
17.mins


Running time 101 mins.

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