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BIAFF 2021

The 2021 Competition is now closed. The Festival will be on 16th - 18th April.
Follow this link to find out more.
Get a flavour of what to look forward to by watching many of the films and interviews with film makers at our 2020 Festival

BIAFF 2020 films, interviews and results

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Reg Lancaster at BIAFF 2011 (cropped)   RIP Reg Lancaster FACI

IAC members will be sad to learn that Reg Lancaster has passed away.
He was a great photographer, a fine film maker, an inspiring club leader and a fine leader of IAC.
He was born in Manchester in 1935, and had been a film maker since 1970. He served on many juries at local, regional and national festivals in Britain, and was a regular jury member at the Festival Mondial du Courts Metrages in Huy, Belgium. In 2001 he was a member of the UNICA Jury. When he lived and worked in Paris he formed European connections. He also worked with Vladimir Murtin - the former Czech citizen living in the Netherlands - and Jan Schoonen a Dutchman. The trio made successful films like TANDEM and OLYMPIA. He first attended UNICA at St. Nazaire in 1983. At that time Britain was not a member, and for years he and his wife Annabelle were the only Brits regularly attending UNICA, while campaigning back home for Britain to re-join the UNICA family. He seved as IAC Chairman in 2002-2004 and thereafter as President for several years. He will be deeply missed. (The picture was taken at BIAFF 2011 by Michael Gough.)

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IAC History
Radio 4 The Wedding Detectives Episode 2 is about George Sewell, an amateur film maker. He was a founder member of the IAC in the 1930s. Listen here
It includes Mark Kermode reviewing one of his films: Watch the film here on the East Anglian Film Archive website.

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