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KODAK TEN BEST 1988

1. TERMINAL MOVES
Bristol Cine Society
Written and directed by Bob Bennett, this is an ingeniously-plotted thriller about a computer expert who finds himself threatened with blackmail.
Transfer from super 8 film.
Ten Best Oscar 1988 .

Story
24.mins


2. DEJA VU
Lewis Cooper, FACI (Hants)
A plasticine animation story about an old man, the last survivor on Earth, living in a derelict village with only a wooden dog as a companion. Running out of food, he decides to cross the wasteland in the hope of meeting other survivors.
Transfer from super 8 film.
Ten Best Oscar (2nd prize) 1988; IAC International Award 1988 .

Animation
/Story
10.mins


3. THE LAND THAT NEVER MELTS
Tim Jones (Kent)
The maker was part of a seven-strong team of students from Southampton University who spent more than eight weeks under canvas in the Arctic. They were studying glaciation on Baffin Island whose Inuit name is the title of the film.
Transfer from 16mm film.
Ten Best Oscar (3rd prize), Best Colour Award1988; IAC International Award 1988

Documentary
/Travel
18.mins


4. ROCK VIDEO
John Straiton (Canada)
This slickly cut entertainment brings stones and pebbles of all shapes, sizes and colours to life. Filmed by a much-acclaimed and much-awarded Toronto film maker while he was recovering from a serious illness. 'When I found out I was going to survive,' he wrote, 'I thought I would let the amateur film world know.'
Transfer from 16mm film.
Ten Best Oscar 1988

Animation
/Visual
3.mins


5. LAST WEEKEND
Peter Rouillard, FACI (Guernsey)
A jealous husband plans a diabolical revenge upon his wife's lover.
Transfer from 16mm film.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Ten Best Oscar 1988

Story
17.mins


6. ALLTAG AM STROM (Every Day on Stream)
Dr. Kurt Keil (Austria)
A documentary study of religious rites on the banks of the Ganges. Kurt and his wife, Inka, travel the world making studies of local manners and customs, often with religious overtones.
Transfer from 16mm film. See also their Ten Best winner of 1979, God in Togo.
Ten Best Oscar 1988

Documentary
15.mins


7. HOUSECATS
Peg McClure (USA)
Inspired by the comic antics of the maker's own two pets, Scratch and Squeak, this is an animated cartoon about two housecats: one friendly and enthusiastic, the other grouchy and withdrawn.
Transfer from 16mm film.
Ten Best Oscar 1988

Animation
4.mins


8. TO KILL A HABIT
Roy Spence, FACI (N. Ireland)
Falsely accused of murder, a hypnotherapist uses his professional skills to establish his innocence.
Transfer from 16mm film.
Ten Best Oscar 1988

Story
20.mins


9. HOTEL NOVEMBER
Rick Sykes (USA)
Written and directed while the producer was at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema/TV, this is a study of human agony arising from America's involvement in Vietnam.
Transfer from 16mm film.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Ten Best Oscar (1st prize) 1988

Story
b&w
9.mins


10. SUNDAY PEOPLE
Syd & Beryl Pearman (Leics)
A vastly-entertaining record of a typical day at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, London, superbly recorded and montaged to get the best interplay between the shouted soap-box points of view and the various audiences' responses.
IAC Gold Seal 1987; Ten Best Oscar 1988

Donated by Kodak, sponsors of the competition.

Actuality
/documentary
13.mins


Total running time VHS 132 mins.

Not available for hire at present.


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