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GUERNSEY LILY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 1999
- PROGRAMME A

1. THE SS STELLA REMEMBERED
Robert Tostevin (Guernsey)
A documentary telling the story of how the SS Stella sank in only seven minutes near Alderney in 1889. This led to the disaster subsequently being called the 'Titanic of the Channel Islands'. Well researched and with a clear commentary.
Guernsey Lily Commendation, Best Channel Islands Entry Award 1999

Documentary
5.mins


2. UNEXPECTED HELP!
Jason Dainter (Herts)
A young boy (Fraser Ogilvie) has forgotten to do his homework and to tidy his room. However, when he goes to school, some plasticine figures emerge and do both for him! Neat animation by the 14-year-old maker for his first movie; he also made the models and did the editing!
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended, Best Youth Award 1999

Animation
Story
8.mins


3. FAITH DEALER
Daniel Samray (Surrey)
A pastor, Father Simon Fisher (Bruce Caesar), having returned to his parish after serving a prison sentence for drug-smuggling, only then learns the truth about what really happened. Written, produced and edited by the Director. Widescreen format.
Transfer from 16mm film.
Guernsey Lily Very Highly Commended, Best Acting Award (Bruce Caesar) 1999; IAC Gold Seal (Youth), Best Acting Award (Bruce Caesar) 1999

Story
10.mins


4. DEBRA THE ZEBRA
Alan Cleave, FACI (London)
Another of this maker's amusing animals (see also Where the Good Cats Go and Rooney the Rhino )! This zebra crops up alongside Adam and Eve, Helen of Troy, Caesar and Cleopatra and, of all things, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! The maker wrote and sings the song as usual, accompanied by his son Martin.
Guernsey Lily Very Highly Commended, Best Animation Award 1999

Animation
Story
4.mins


5. RYWALE
Henryk Lehnert (Poland)
This is a most intriguing pixilated movie, which the actors and actresses themselves have to help to animate. There is a series of incidents before the final climax. This movie is almost impossible to describe in words and is probably unique in style. A truly original cinematic experience!
Guernsey Lily Very Highly Commended 1999

Story
b&w
3.mins


6. PEACE IN OUR TIME
Hans-Dieter Kaemmerer (Germany)
A study of a wildlife park in South-West Africa, with gorgeous photography standing comparison with all those TV programmes. The well-chosen music is, however, recorded at a somewhat high level.
Guernsey Lily Very Highly Commended 1999

Documentary
10.mins


7. GOD'S NOT LETTING ANY STRANGERS INTO HEAVEN
Marcus Harrison (London)
A fascinating and humorous look at the soap-box exponents at Speakers' Corner in London's Hyde Park. This really is a case of 'All human life is there' - both in the 'orators' and in their respective audiences/ hecklers! Well shot and edited to capture the marvellous atmosphere.
BAVA Top Ten 1998; Guernsey Lily Very Highly Commended 1999

Documentary
14.mins


8. DUEMILAEUNOTTE (TWO THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS)
Rolf Mandolesi, FACI (Italy)
The director observes life in a Yemen town, and reveals the service industry 'showing slowly but surely its worst consequences'.
Transfer from super 8mm film. [There is a slight fault near the start.]
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Guernsey Lily Very Highly Commended 1999

Documentary
10.mins


9. A TELEPHONE CALL
Ana Garanito (London)
Jody (Angela-Kay McAllister) is waiting to hear from her boyfriend Jimmy (Andy Wisher), who said goodbye three days before. She tells her story to her therapist. Based on a short story by Dorothy Parker.
SOME BAD LANGUAGE
Guernsey 'Open' Bronze Lily 1999

Story
10.mins


10. DESERTER
Alex Pearcy (USA)
This film noir is set in the 1950s in which Michael Bishop (John Thiel) is an ex-sailor who has come to stay in a small US downtown hotel, where a local prostitute, Laurel (Marin van Young), also lives. She is being blackmailed by a local older police-man who also sometimes beats her up ... The style is very reminiscent of Raymond Chandler/Dashiel Hammett.
Transfer from 16mm film.
Guernsey 'Open' Silver Lily 1999

Story
b&w
25.mins


11. MOSCOW MEMORIES
Michael Gough, FACI (Sunderland)
Given its architecture and history, this must surely be one of the most fascinating capitals in the world. With good photography, excellent choice of music, plus an informative and well-delivered commentary, this movie creates a strong impression of what it must be like. Indeed, after seeing so many famous buildings and landmarks, together with the people, it makes one feel that one should go and find out for oneself!
Guernsey Lily Very Highly Commended 1999; IAC Gold Seal, Best Documentary Award 1999

Donated by the competition organisers

Documentary
15.mins


BECAUSE OF THE VARIETY OF ORIGINS, SOUND LEVELS VARY

Total running time 20 mins.

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