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BIAFF 1998 Awards Selection 3

A third selection of award-winners in the 1998 IAC International Film and Video Competition, premiered at movie 98, held April 17-19, 1998, at Buxton, Derbyshire.

1. CHCI, PANE, CHVÁLI TE (PRAISE THE LORD)
P. Leos Ryska (Czech Republic)
Surely this must be one of the most happy and joyful movies on tape! A group of young people in the Czech Republic simply get together - and SING! Songs of Praise never looked like this!
IAC Gold Seal 1998

Music
Video
3.mins


2. THE DREAM OF GEORGE
St. Cuthbert Films (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
This is the most ambitious and sophisticated movie yet from these makers. It is based on part of Cardinal Newman's The Dream of Gerontius, and uses the oratorio setting, and other music by Edward Elgar. Young Harry (Peter Clarke) is a devout 'believer', George (Adam Bell) is definitely not! After George discovers Harry practising part of Gerontius in church, they go to the nearby woods, where George eventually stumbles and falls, hitting his head. Screenplay by David Peffer; photographed and edited by Frank Hodges.
IAC Gold Seal 1998

Story
17.mins


3. RATCLIFFE COLLEGE: THE FAMILY ALBUM
Ratcliffe College (Leics)
This movie is a record of all the activities undertaken at this well-known college - scholastic, sports, arts and extra-curricula. There is one short section in which the Headmaster, Mr Tim Kilbridge, gives a voice-over about the College, but everything else is cut to a 'beat' sound-track - and it's a tour de force of editing.
IAC Gold Seal, Best Junior Award 1998

Documentary
6.mins


4. TRAVELLING MAN
Apache Films (North London)
'The Travelling Man' (Gerard Giorgi-Coll) comes into town 'some place, some time, somewhere'. This is a 'send-up' American 'Western' in a modern setting, complete with dead-pan voice-over at the start and a shoot-out to finish. Lots of fun! Wide-screen format.
IAC Gold Seal, Best Youth Award 1998

Story
b&w
10.mins


5. THE ACCIDENT
Barbro Wickström (Finland)
A subtitle to this movie reads: 'A Fatal Gene Manipulation' - which really tells you all you need to know. Excellent computer animation.
IAC Gold Seal 1998

Animation
6.mins


6. COMO ESCRIBIR CARTAS DE AMOR (HOW TO WRITE LOVE LETTERS)
Jan Baca (Spain)
A spinster school-teacher (Marissa Josa), of a 'certain age' in a Catalan town in 1940, discovers some letters, a male photograph and make-up in a pupil's desk, which leads to the girl (Marta Corral) being punished. In revenge, when the girl thinks she sees the teacher looking at a man in church, she and two of her chums, write letters purporting to be from the man. The letters gradually get more passionate ... This is a masterpiece - a movie of great feeling and humanity. It is deeply moving with a superlative performance from the leading actress.
IAC Daily Mail Trophy, Best Story Award, Best Overseas Award, Best Acting Award (Marissa Josa), Special Award: Acting by a Young Person (Marta Corral), Special Award: Cinematography 1998

Story
47.mins


Total running time 89 mins.

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