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Opportunity: We are looking for an editor for Film and Video Maker, our membership magazine. If you are interested, you can find more details here.

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New look IAC AGM

This one-day event will be on 12th October 2019 in Newcastle. Mermaid and Mini Mermaid competitions, AGM and member's voices, guest speakers Jan and Dave Watterson. Find out more here .

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UNICA information   UNICA 2019 24th - 31st August in Zeist, Netherlands

Click the image below for a message from the organisors.


Interested? Book your hotel room, and order your Congress Card on the UNICA 2019 website . Do it soon, before the prices go up.

Still wondering what UNICA is? Find out here.

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BIAFF logo   BIAFF 2019

The Festival was a great success, especially the Crescent Theatre venue for the Sunday award winners shows.

BIAFF cinema

Go to the BIAFF website here for interviews, photos and films to watch on-line.

BIAFF 2020
Dates confirmed:
Competition open for entries from September 2019 (exact date to be confirmed) to January 31st 2020. Festival from 8th to 10th May 2020 in Stratford Upon Avon.

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Films from the IAC Collection on Talking Pictures TV
Find Talking Pictures TV via Freeview Channel 81 on your television. For weekly news of further screenings and other platforms to view them go to talkingpicturestv.co.uk/schedule.

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SoCo Competition News
SoCo News The SoCo Competition has been revamped.

Read about the changes in this special edition of SoCo News

Download rules and entry form as pdf.



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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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