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BIAFF 2024

Our Competition is open for entries until 31st December 2023.

To enter, either go to FilmFreeway (this link takes you to the 'British International Amateur Film Festival' page on FilmFreeway where you can enter your film)
or download the entry form and rules in Word format or PDF format and follow the instructions.

Start planning now to join us at the Festival. Selected entries will be shown at the British International Amateur Film Festival from 12th to 14th April 2024 at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham, UK. Additional online screenings will take place from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th April. Festival registration details coming soon.

Want to know more? Look on the BIAFF website or write to us at biaffcompetition@gmail.com

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UNICA 2023

Commachio in Italy.

UNICA 2023 took place in Commachio, Italy.
About one hundred and twenty delegates watched films, met friends and explored the Po Delta.
The British films in competition were
The Adventures of Cowboy Kale by Suzie Topolska Diploma of Honour
Dig by Gary Hewitt Gold AND Best in Festival!!!
Smugglers Song by Bristol Film & Video Society Diploma and
The Power of Water by Alan Sinclair Diploma
Our entry in the World Minute Move Competition was Flying by Alan Atkinson

Learn more about UNICA and its history on the UNICA main website.

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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

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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.

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