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BIAFF 1994 Awards Selection 4

Five Gold Seal winners from the Amateur class and three top winners from the Open class, premiered in mini-cinemas at movie 94 on Saturday, April 9, 1994, at Keele University, Staffordshire.

1. TEMPTRESS
Class Films Amateur Cine Club (Surrey)
A superb piece of work by a large number of animators, under the direction of Derek Bottle, which shows how even the smartest of animals can be 'taken for a ride'.
IAC Gold Seal 1994

Animation
3.mins


2. HAVEN
Phil Davies (Holyhead)
Set a few years in the future, a woman on the run (Bev Davies) is saved by a strange man (Phil Davies) who is the guardian of a remote run-down defence complex. She finds herself agreeing to take part in a strange experiment ... Music by Ian Ward.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
IAC Gold Seal 1994

Story
12.mins


3. SUBURBAN LINE
Circle Eight Film Group (Surrey)
It seems like just an ordinary train journey until a man (Geoff Rayner) and a woman (Jenny Crease) start a rather public argument. A well-observed piece of story-telling by director Carol Day, with an excellent sound-track.
IAC Gold Seal 1994

Story
11.mins


4. THE MERMAID
Richard Lewendon (Cirencester)
Produced by Pandora Pollen and featuring the same central characters as the 1993 entry Not Even a Snowdrop (lib. no: FT/V 111 item 7). In this story, Jonathan and Suzanna explore a dried-up waterfall and meet up with a stranded mermaid. To help her, they go in search of the 'Spirit of the Rainbow', but, on the way, find them-selves trapped by the sinister 'Drought'.
IAC Gold Seal 1994

Animation
15.mins


5. PEOPLE IN PROFILE : BORIS SZLEKOV, MAGICIAN
Mark Ewen (Scotland)
The history of the magical Szlekov family from its Russian roots to the present day, and in particular the life story of Boris, a member of the Brotherhood of Sorcerers, told by himself, by his admirers and by those whose lives have been changed by his amazing powers.
IAC Gold Seal 1994

Humour
15.mins


6. AN EARLY TWILIGHT
Eric Zala (USA)
Peter (William Preston) is forced to spend the rest of his life in a remote rest home, isolated from Jill (Elizabeth Massie) except for her much-treasured visits. This remark-able movie makes us share his pain and frustration in the face of the cruel circum-stances of that separation. Filmed in Amenia, New York, in the Autumn of 1991 and produced at the Department of Film & Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, under Professor Lamar Sanders.
Transfer from 16mm film, recorded on the NTSC system.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
IAC International Award (Open) 1994

Story
21.mins


7. THE SANDCASTLE
Stephen Symes (Lincoln)
Based on a true story about a young boy, David (Kirk Owen), who, spurned by his bickering parents (James and Sarah Daly), discovers, on a deserted, windswept beach, an old poster for the previous season's sandcastle competition. Music by Martin Fottles.
IAC Gold Seal (Open) 1994

Story
b&w
7.mins


8. MAZERUNNER: THE LIFE AND ART OF T.C. CANNON
Phillip Albert (USA)
Tommy Wayne Cannon (Tee Cee) died in a car wreck in 1978 aged 31 years. This is a collage of the work of this Native American artist and poet. It concentrates on three basic areas of his life: his strong reaction to the Native American history; his own tour of duty in Vietnam; and his premonition of an early death. Readings by Richard Ray Whitman.
Transfer from NTSC system.
IAC Gold Seal (Open) 1994

Documentary
7.mins


Total running time 91 mins.

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