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  BIAFF 2011 awards 1       (Library ref no. 116)
N.B. Sent out as one hire with awards 2, 3 and 4.

This is Set 1of 4 DVDs with the top award winners from the festival as screened at BIAFF 2011, in the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate. Click here for Festival Report.
Compilation by Val Ellis (Video Selector) Reviews by Michael Gough. These are all in the 16:9 format.

1. Still from 'Helping Hand'.HELPING HAND
Jang Eun Youn (South Korea)

This is a difficult film to both watch and perhaps understand. Some viewers have objected to the visualisation of sexual abuse of a boy with learning difficulties. However, good drama has always explored the less attractive sides of life and this is a powerful example from another culture. The acting of the boy deservedly won the best acting award.

IAC Diamond, Best Acting Award (for Kim Junhong), Daily Mail Trophy Winner at BIAFF 2011  (article about it) (preview it online)
Some may find the sexual content disturbing.


2. Still from 'Dancer'.DANCER
James Webber (London)

Two people are at the centre of a tragic accident. A family and friends grieve. The perpetrator feels guilty. What will happen if both sides ever meet? The structure and subtle acting in this poignant drama are near perfect.

IAC Diamond, Best Story, Best British Entry Awards at BIAFF 2011. Bronze medal at UNICA 2011.
(article on making it) (preview it online)


3. Still from 'Montague Jack'.MONTAGUE JACK
Wimborne Minster Cine & Video Club

The length of this film will dictate the running order for this in a Club programme. The web article makes clear the efforts put into this Club production about a Jack the Ripper suspect.

Four Stars and The Denham Gold Cup for best entry by an affiliated club at BIAFF 2011 (article on making it)

Dramatised Documentary
58 mins

Total running time 102 mins. DVD.

Price £7.50

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