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Membership puts you in contact with thousands of other enthusiasts in the UK and overseas. Hundreds of affiliated clubs offer one-to-one advice, an audience for your movies and the opportunity to join larger film-making groups. In addition to national and international events, our seven regions run their own movie festivals.
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Advice on all movie and A-V
matters, technical and creative, simple or complicated.
Use our special - Music
Advisory Service to help find the best music for
courses on topics such as filming technique, new
technology and non-linear editing. Members can access our Internet
forum, where you will usually find someone with the answer
to any problem.
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Our unique copyright clearance scheme covers music used in non-commercial movies and AV sequences. Most music is covered by strict copyright laws, with stiff penalties for infringement, but we can provide members with inexpensive licences.
Our International Amateur Film Competition attracts movies from around the world. Entrants receive written comments from a panel of expert judges. Award-winning movies may be chosen to represent the UK in overseas competitions. Our clubs and regions also hold their own movie competitions. We also run the annual Geoffrey Round A-V Competition.
FILM AND VIDEO LIBRARY
Our Film and Video Library holds the world's largest collection of outstanding amateur movies. In addition to winners of national and international competitions, we have archive material going back to the earliest days.
Recordings of music, often composed specially for movies and not publicly available, from our music experts.
Each Spring, our British International Amateur Film Festival shows the best amateur movies and AV sequences from the UK and overseas. Your film could be shown in one of the several cinemas or, perhaps, at the gala event where awards are presented from the International Competition. The Autumn Convention usually features a talk by an eminent film-maker, along with competitions and a programme of social events.
AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
The Fellowship (FACI) award is made to members who have either produced a portfolio of high standard films or who have made an outstanding contribution to the movie movement. Licenciates (LACI) are offered to other accomplished film-makers.
Our membership card confirms amateur status and can be very helpful with obtaining permission to film in otherwise inaccessible places, at home or abroad.
We are grateful to our patrons for supporting our work:
|The Earl of Cromer||The Countess of Sutherland||Lord Putnam CBE||Ray Harryhausen FACI||John Boorman||Barry Norman CBE|
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