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  BIAFF 2012 Selection 1       (Library ref no. 127)

BIAFF - BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL (Weymouth 2012)
There are 2 discs with 14 videos ranging from 2 stars right up to the best film in the competition. Disc 1 includes the winners of the Daily Mail Trophy, the Best British Entry, the Best by an Affiliated Club and the Best Editing. This is identical to the Disc 1 to be found in Selection 2 and in the Top Award Winners, but disc 2 includes a different selection of non-winners. Together they produce a very varied selection of styles and subjects.
Click here for Festival Report.

1. Still from the film.ANGELS ON THE RAIL
Moving Pictures (Czech Republic)

Martin protected his deaf brother throughout their childhood but it is harder in the turbulent times of 1944 with Nazism rife in Czechoslovakia. This top award winning film will take up half a club night.

Best Film in the Competition, Winner of the Daily Mail Trophy BIAFF 2012 (article on making it)

Drama
54 mins


2. PIGEON POST
Still from the film.Stewart Mackay (Wiltshire)

A beautifully told tale of the troubled confusion of remembering the romance of youth.

5 stars, Best British Entry, Best Story, Best Actor - Derek Fowldes BIAFF 2012

Drama
30 mins


3. Still from the film.DAYLIGHT
Rochdale Moviemakers (Greater Manchester)

An entertaining tragi-comedy about how even the ways out of our troubles are never easy.

5 stars, Best Film by and Affiliated Club BIAFF 2012.
(article on making it) (preview it online)

Black Comedy
11 mins


4. Still 
      from the movie.QUIETA NON MOVERE
Vito Labalestra (Luxembourg)

As his web article makes clear, this is a quiet, simple, poetic and nostalgic movie about the maker's favourite village where nothing has changed for years.

IAC Diamond, Best Editing BIAFF 2012
(article on making it) (preview it online)

Documentary
5 mins


5. THE MURDER OF MY HUSBAND
Huey Walker (Exeter)

A DIY exercise in getting rid of incriminating evidence. Also a DIY exercise in making a drama in the simplest of locations.

2 stars, BIAFF 2012

Story
5 mins


6. Still from the film. ASSUMPTION
Alfie Barker (Leeds)

A well structured story that twists our emotions in subtle ways.

5 stars, Best Under 16 years, Best Young British Filmmaker at BIAFF 2012

(article on making it) (preview it online)

Drama
9 mins


7. Still from the film. SOUTH AFRICA VIEWPOINT
Jon Grey (Australia)

A musical montage of the wildlife and people of South Africa.

4 stars at BIAFF 2012

Travel/Documentary
10 mins


8. Still from the film. STEAM FAIR
John Howden (Chelmsford)

You don't need to be a steam traction anorak to enjoy this snappily presented view of the Dorset Steam Fair which includes everything except the smell.

3 stars at BIAFF 2012

(preview it online)

Travel/Documentary
5 mins


9. Still from the film. MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Alan Atkinson (Rugby)

The science of the visual senses is a difficult subject to film but in Alan's capable hands, this produces a fascinating documentary.

5 stars, Best Documentary at BIAFF 2012

(article on making it)

Documentary
20 mins


10. Still from the film. FAT ELVIS
Howard Johnson (West Sussex)

Don't be fooled by the title. This is a colourful documentary about a Michael Jackson tribute act.

4 stars at BIAFF 2012

Pop video
6 mins


11. Still from the film. ONE MOMENT
Alice von Gwinner (Germany)

A strangely complex but visually interesting story of a girl who waits for one moment every day and the opportunity to see her fantasy male.

IAC Diamond at BIAFF 2012
(preview it online)

Drama
13 mins


12. Still from the film. LA DAME DE COMPAGNIE (THE LADY'S COMPANION)
Franz Bardiaux (Belgium)

A man seeks a woman as a companion but it leads to complications in this rather wordy story.

4 stars at BIAFF 2012

Comedy
17 mins


13. Still from the film. THE BATTERSEA DALMATIANS
Tim Stannard (Surrey)

The progress of a group of youngsters entering a fundraising raft race.

3 stars at BIAFF 2012
(preview it online)

Documentary
7 mins


14. Still from the film. PICTURE PICTURE
Mike Shaw (Kent)

Mike Shaw amuses and technically baffles us in his usual entertaining way.

4 stars at BIAFF 2012
(preview it online)

Comedy
4 mins


Total running time 196 mins. DVD.

Rental fee £7.50


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