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  BIAFF 2011 Selection 5       (Library ref no. 115)

BIAFF - BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL (Harrogate 2011)
This is Set 5 of 5 DVDs with selections from the festival. All are in the 4:3 format. As screened at BIAFF 2011, in the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate. Click here for Festival Report.
The fifth selection of videos from the BIAFF 2011 Competition are all 3-4 Stars Awards and they will provide an interestingly mixed programme for a Club night. Compilation by Val Ellis (Video Selector) Reviews by Michael Gough.

1. THE TREE THAT MADE BRITAIN
Clive Atkins (Sutton Coldfield)

The mighty oak is seen in all its glory from the humble roof beams of a mediaeval barn to the beautifully carved strength of cathedral roofs and the curve of a timber ship. But that is only the beginning of the story.

Three Stars, BIAFF 2011

Documentary
12.mins


2. GEORGE MOORE'S RED AND THE WOLF
Still from 'George Moores Red and the Wolf'.George Moore (Norfolk)

A dramatic representation of the story of Red Riding Hood as told in stop motion animation by one of the youngest entrants.

Four Stars, Best Entry in the under 16 Age Category, BIAFF 2011
(article on making it) (watch it online)

Animation
4.mins


3. Still from 'The Next Life'.THE NEXT LIFE
Channel 7 Productions (St. Neots)

Once again Channel 7 uses young actors to tell a dramatic story Three illegal immigrants find themselves in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a shipping conatainer.

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011 (watch it online)

Drama
21.mins


4. IN A MINUTE IN YOUR LIFE
Emily Petretta (Worthing)

A clever idea to focus a one minute film around all that can happen during that minute.

Three Stars, BIAFF 2011

One Minute
1.mins


5. Still from 'Johnnys Pigs'. JOHNNY'S PIGS
Jill Lampert (Birmingham)

Meet Johnny Acton and his pigs. An enjoyable documentary about a writer who moves from London and decides to breed local Oxfordshire pigs. It is a realistic film which deals with the situation that the destiny of each pig is to be eaten.

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011  (article on making it) (watch it online)

Documentary
12.mins


6. Still from 'Minoucosmos'.MINOUCOSMOS
Alain Boyer (France)

A cat sleeps in the garden but the extreme sensitivity of it's ears is illustrated in humorous and dramatic ways. This film contains some wonderful closeups of garden insects.

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011 (watch it online)

Documentary
8.mins


7. Still from 'After the Bus Had Gone'.AFTER THE BUS HAD GONE
Michael Gough (Sunderland)

What can I possibly say about my own video? A very concise biography of Dylan Thomas.

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011  (article on making it) (watch it online)

Documentary
5.mins


8. THE LEVEL CROSSING
Bill Gover (Northwich)

A simple idea. A single location, possibly even a single day. How do motorists treat a railway level crossing?

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011

Story
2.mins


9. Still from 'Mary and the Miners'.MARY AND THE MINERS
Cantref Primary School (Monmouthshire)

This is a fascinating school exercise, to use real life testimonies of children from 1841 to inspire an imaginative animation about life down the mines.

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011 (watch it online)

Animation
6.mins


10. Still from 'Turnips for Dinner'.TURNIPS FOR DINNER
Toucan Film (Dundee)

An entertaining tale of simple Scottish country folk!

Three Stars, BIAFF 2011 (watch it online)

Black Comedy
5.mins


11. Still from 'SOS'.S.O.S.
Michael Franke (Germany)

Sometimes when you are desperate you still need a little help.

Three Stars, Best 60-seconds Movie, BIAFF 2011

One Minute
1.mins


Total running time 77 mins. DVD or MiniDV tape.

Rental fee £7.50


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