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BIAFF 1994 Awards Selection 1

All five of the videos in this selection were shown in the movie 94 Premiere programme on Sunday, April 10, l994, at Keele University, Staffordshire.

1. ROONEY THE RHINO
Alan Cleave, FACI (London)
Introducing Rooney, the all-singing, all-dancing rhinoceros, with his most extraordinary music-hall act. Music written and sung by the producer, accompanied at the piano by his son, Martin.
Transfer from Standard 8 film.
Guernsey Lily, Best Animation Award 1995; IAC Gold Seal, Best Animation Award 1994

Animation
4.mins


2. TEMPTATION
Finchley Cinevideo Society (London)
We first meet John (Tim Bizley) as a pop-star who has been overcome by drugs and drink. Twelve years later, we find him a changed man - a dull, unimaginative village parson. This new life is not the kind of existence welcomed by his wife, Mary (Violetta Glazewska), and when she meets Nigel (Robin Mukherjee) she is tempted to have an affair ...  Directed by Oscar Riesel.
IAC Gold Seal, Best Story Award 1994

Story
26.mins


3. KEEPER OF THE LIGHT
Graham Gardener and Geraldine Warren (Essex)
A warm-hearted, amusing documentary in which Handel Bluer, BEM, as his retirement day approaches in May 1993, reminisces about the isolated, south-west of England lighthouses he has looked after as keeper since 1956. Filmed at Pendeen Light-house, Cornwall.
BAVA Trophy 1994, 3rd prize, Best Documentary Award; IAC International Award 1994

Documentary
11.mins


4. FRANZI
St. Cuthbert Films (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
The story is set in Hitler's Germany in the early 40s. Young brothers Josef (Jonathan Swales) and Franzi (Mark Friend) had been orphaned when their parents were killed in a car crash. They live on a farm with their uncle, Ernst Bruchner (David Peffer). Herr Zeitler (Ben Anderson) arrives to take away Franzi to the concentration camp at Hadamar, but Josef makes a desperate attempt to save his brother from this fate. Original story by David Peffer; production adviser: Frank Hodges.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
IAC Daily Mail Trophy, Best Acting Award (Jonathan Swales) 1994

Story
18.mins


5. THE FEMININE TOUCH
Ian Gamble (Croydon)
A well-directed and gripping drama shot in the Widescreen format. Sophie Baron (Juliet Henry Massy) sees her sister Katy (Wendy Hewitt) killed by three thugs: Mike (Andrew Durant), Tony (David Callister) and Steve (Ray Polhill). In order to seek revenge, she infiltrates the group ...
CONTAINS BAD LANGUAGE AND VIOLENCE
IAC International Award, Best Editing Award 1994

Story
29.mins


Total running time 88 mins.

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