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BIAFF 2004 Awards Selection 1       (Library ref no. 24)

This selection of entries in the 2004 competition was shown at BIAFF 2004 which was held in Harrogate 23rd - 25th April.(BIAFF = British International Amateur Film Festival) the new title for our annual event known for the last few years as "movie nn").

1. SQUATTERS IN MY GARAGE
Barbara Darby (Kent)
A charming record of what happened when the title of this movie occurred, with a most appropriate commentary by the maker.
IAC Gold Seal 2004

Documentary
7.mins


2. THE REPLICA
Ken Mills LRPS (Middlesex)
Many people will remember a TV programme called Longitude (based on a famous book) which dealt with the work of the 18th century inventor John Harrison. This movie shows a modern engineer, Don Unwin, who wants to make a replica of one of Harrison's chronometers, but for which he himself left no drawings. This makes a fascinating movie.
IAC Silver Seal 2004

Documentary
15.mins


3. THE PRODIGY
Phil Martin (Berkshire)
This is a story about a young boy (Tom) who is crazy about chess and how he becomes the youngest world champion at 19 years-old in 2013.
IAC International Medallion 2004
(Making of article on the IAC website - click here.)

Story
6.mins


4. THE LECTURE
Gordon Bullock (West Midlands)
Professor Clive Dawson (terry Bishop) arrives at a college to give his free lecture. Having waited for over an hour without any sign of the students, he decides to leave ...
IAC Silver Seal 2004

Humour
5.mins


5. ON SILK
Michael Slowe FACI (London)
The work of textile designer Tony Wigg is examined here, as he explains by voiceover, while he is working; this also includes some historical background details.
IAC Gold Seal 2004
(Making of article on IAC website - click here.)

Documentary
15.mins


6. WE FOUGHT THE LAW
The Old Lags (Berkshire)
An anarchic comedy about how to avoid being caught for speeding, showing several variations on putting road cameras out of action.
IAC Silver Seal 2004

Humour
12.mins


7. FILI DI VITA (STRINGS OF LIFE)
Mino Croce & Guido Wilhelm (Italy)  
Mino Croce tells us about the making, painting and dressing of puppets for a puppet theatre, together with some background info from the past.
IAC Daily Mail Trophy 2004

Documentary
20.mins


Total running time 80 mins.

Price:  £7.50   MiniDv tape.


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