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BIAFF logo   BIAFF time again

Be among the first to enter your film in BIAFF (British International Amateur Film Festival). Still working on it? You have until 31st January 2019 to send it to David Newman, our Competition Manager.

Find out how to enter here .

BIAFF cinema The Festival will be on 25th - 28th April 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HW. Sunday award winners shows will be at the Crescent Cinema.

UNICA information   UNICA 2019

In 2019 the UNICA Festival will be in Zeist, Netherlands from 24th to 31st August.
You can find out more on the UNICA 2019 website
where you can also book your hotel room, at special UNICA prices. A VAT increase from 1st January will raise the prices a little so get in early if you can. You can now register for a Congress Card as well(this is a ticket for the additional activities - the film shows are free) .

Still wondering what UNICA is?

Find out here.



Frome Five Minute Festival
Open to everyone. Closing date 4th February.
Festival screening 30th March. Find out more. Download the entry form here.

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Penny Cup Competition
Open to everyone. Closing date Monday 4th March. Festival screening 3rd April 2019. Find out more  and download the entry form.

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Working Hi8 player or camera capable of playing out tapes (SVHS & phono). Read more.

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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. Lots of deadlines coming up.

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Meet other film makers
Find a club near you; discover what else is happening in your region; or chat with others on our Forums.

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8mm camera, projector, screen offered.

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