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After BIAFF 2014 Jill Lampert wrote about judging for BIAFF - what happens and how it is all organised.
The core event starts on a Friday evening and runs through to late Sunday afternoon. On Saturday there may be four or more "mini-cinemas" running at once, each showing different fascinating programmes of films from the festival. On Saturday night a gala banquet offers a chance to get to know other delegates and to recognise the achievements of outstanding people in the amateur film movement with the awarding of Fellowships. On Sunday we come together in a cinema for the screening of the major award-winning films and presentation of prizes.
Over the years the festival's name has changed. For many years it always took place in the capital and was called the London International Amateur Film Festival. Then it became Movie 1999 / 2000 and so on.