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BIAFF 2004 Awards Selection 2       (Library ref no. 25)

This second 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. IN THE BEGINNING
Chris Saville (Australia)
This plasticine animation (by Elia Szpindle) movie, directed by Chris Saville, is a sheer joy. Take no notice of the 'cod' warning at the start - it's all part of the fun.
IAC Gold Seal, Best Humour 2004

Animation
3.mins


2. LAND BELOW THE WIND
Daphne Brown (Herts)
This travelogue is set in the Borneo area, showing lots of flora and fauna. There is also a charming, relaxed and informal voice-over, which is wonderfully restrained in the circumstances.
IAC Gold Seal 2004

Travel
19.mins


3. MAGIC CLOWN
Willy Van der Linden (Belgium)
An amusing 'quickie' from this usually more serious film-maker.
IAC Gold Seal 2004

Humour
1.min


4. THE SANCTITY OF LIFE
St Cuthbert's Films (Northumberland)
The year is 1917 (the year that Finland gained independence from the Russian yoke), and the young composer, Jan Sibelius (Adam Rowntree), is a fanatical patriot because of the years of occupation. He is out one day walking with his cousin Aavo (Jonathan Straughan), when they meet a similar-aged Russian, Yevgeny (Samuel Curtis). This day will change Jan's life forever ...
IAC Gold Seal 2004

Story
15.mins


5. A-WIWIWI
Dr Frank Dietrich (Germany)
Because the Dwarf Goose is an endangered species (there were, at the time of filming, only 200 left), a group of scientists decide to make the effort to save them. They then 'bond' with the new goslings soon after birth and rear them, eventually teaching them to fly. This is all absolutely riveting. (The title is as near as one can get to the sound the adult geese make.)
IAC International Medallion 2004, Best Documentary Award 2004

Documentary
16.mins


6. VERZAUBERTE ZEITEN (MAGIC TIMES)
Horst Orlich (Germany)
This monochrome hand-painted animation has remarkable transitions. It also spans many years.
IAC International Medallion 2004, Best Animation Award 2004

Animation/
Story
4.mins


7. PRINSJE (LITTLE PRINCE)
Urbain Appeltans (Belgium)
Mr Silver is desperately in love with his neighbour Miss Smith, who lives below him, but he cannot think of a way to tell her. Miss Smith cares for a young tortoise ('Little Prince). Then, Mr Silver gets an idea ...
IAC International Medallion 2004

Story/
Humour
20.mins


Total running time 78 mins.

Price:  £7.50   MiniDV tape.


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