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Film and Video Institute

The world of non-commercial film and A-V

Who does what ...

IAC is a small organisation with little money. Apart from some office assistance the work is done by ordinary movie making enthusiasts, most of whom are also busy with regional and club work as well as making their own movies or AV presentations. Many are also still trying to make a living!   The Council is elected by members at the Annual General Meeting and choose their own officers. One third of Council members are obliged to retire each year but may stand for re-election. Being on Council is an honour - but a costly one. Members do not get expenses so attending meetings can be a drain on the pocket. In addition to the elected Council there are volunteers who are not on Council but advise members on particular issues or run specialised services/events for the IAC. They may be invited to attend Council when appropriate. Officers are appointed at the November meeting.


We are grateful to our patrons for supporting our work:

John Boorman     Professor Ray Johnson MBE, Hon FACI     Paul Kittel FACI     Lord Putnam CBE    

IAC COUNCIL (The IAC Council meets four times a year)
IAC email addresses - here.

President Linda Gough FACI
plus council members  Alan Atkinson FACI
Life Vice-President  *John Gibbs, FACI

Jill K Bunting CPAGB/AV LACI
Vice-President Michael Whyman, FACI

Phillip Collins, FACI
Vice-President *John Howden FACI

Rob Day, FACI
Chairman Simon Sumner FACI

Martin Evans
Vice-Chairman -

Michael Gough FACI(M)
Company Secretary   David Henderson

David Newman FACI
Treasurer David Henderson

John Owen

Terence Patrick FACI
(* not member of Council)


Jackie Williams FACI


Administration and Office Liaison      Jackie Williams FACI .... Advertising Manager Mike Whyman FACI
Assistant Company Secretary Derek Mathieson FACI
Assistant UNICA Delegate Mike Whyman FACI ....
AV Liaison Marion Waine and John Rowell .... Business Technology Manager    Richard Palmer FACI
East Anglian Film Archive contact Mike Whyman FACI .... Fellowships Officer Michael Gough FACI(M)
Film Archivist Phillip Collins FACI
FVM Editor Martin Evans
NLE Adviser David Jackson FACI ....
UNICA Delegate Alan Atkinson FACI ....
Webmaster Jan Watterson .... Youth Liaison Simon Sumner FACI

SUB-COMMITTEES meet as required.

Something you want to talk about?

If you want something raised at the council meetings email admin@theiac.org.uk. We always take member's views very seriously.

Administrative Office:
IAC - The Film and Video Institute, McCracken Park, Great North Road,Gosforth, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE3 2DT Tel: 0191 303 8960

IAC Officer email addresses :

chairman@theiac.org.uk to contact Simon Sumner FACI, our Chairman admin@theiac.org.uk to contact the office or any of the officers and council members
editorFVM@arenig.co.uk to contact Martin Evans, editor of Film & Video Maker videolibrary@theiac.org.uk to enquire about  the Video Library service
webmaster@theiac.org.uk to contact the webmaster
biaffcompetition@gmail.com to contact the BIAFF team about the British International Amateur Film Festival copyright@theiac.org.uk for help with copyright queries
fellowships@theiac.org.uk to contact Michael Gough FACI(M) about IAC Fellowships