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We encourage and support anyone from beginner to expert who makes films and AV sequences for the love of it.

BIAF 2016
Read a report of the Festival
and then enjoy many of the films online here.
There is a full list of results here.
Read about making some of the winning films: De Loods ;
Geheimnisvolle Pegnitzauen;
Kleine, leichte Seele ;
Wormholes
The Salt Man
A Bargain
Srehcteks Nabru Eht Evil Gnol !(Long Live The Urban Sketchers !)
Where the Guilt Lies
Seeking Sydney
Until the Day Breaks
Starter, Main Course and Not So Sweet
BIAF 2016

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UNICA, the World Amateur Film Festival 19-26 August
UNICA, where nations compete, is in Suceava in Romania this year. Anyone who loves non-commercial films can attend. The film shows are free. Buy a congress card to take part in social events. Find out more here. Learn about UNICA here.

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Just arrived - news of the Four River Festival
The Festival takes place in Karlovac Croatia and they particularly want films from young people. Enter on-line before 1st June. Find out more here.

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News from the IAC cine archive
The East Anglian Film Archive, where our films are stored, have a project for bringing the work of award-winning women amateur filmmakers before a wider public. The trailer for this project features clips from a selection of the titles in the I.A.C. collection.
Some of the films are being shown as supporting items in programmes at cinemas in the Film Hub Central East area and other venues.
Also on page 55 of the June 2016 issue of B.F.I.'s 'Sight & Sound' magazine, the article 'Cherchez Les Femmes' by Ros Cranston leads with the I.A.C. films.

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Are you ready to compete?
Test your skills - check out our list of competitions and festivals suitable for non-commercial films. Lots of deadlines coming up.

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Meet other film makers
Find a club near you; discover what else is happening in your region; or chat with others on our Forums.

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Latest Regional Newsletters
North West newsletter (Tripod)for Jan-March 2016, has arrived.
It's here: SOCO news for May-Jun is now here.
SERIAC news for Jan/Feb is here.
First again - the North Thames news for May/Jun is here.