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Welcome. We encourage and support anyone from beginner to expert who makes films and AV sequences for the love of it.

Members of our SOCO region invite you to join them at the Celebrity Weekender and IAC AGM. Where? At the Hotel Celebrity in Bournemouth. When? 22nd to 25th October. Want to know more? Click here.

The SERIAC team describe what it was like organising BIAFF 2015.

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Latest news

UK amateur film maker Jim Walker received a "Lenzing Award" for his movie Identity at the Festival of Nations in Lenzing, Austria this week. Two UK amateur entries were honoured by being selected for screening at the week-long event. The other, which won a Diploma, was Moving Oleta by Sutton Coldfield Movie Makers. See the full list of results here.

ITV1 are looking for footage focussed on the 1966 World Cup Final - anything from a street party to the match itself. If you can help, email Jasmine MacNabb.

Update your links - the North v South website is now at www.altvideo.co.uk/nvs/

Kent Film Festival is now open for entries. See Festival website

Details of the East Anglian Film Competition for all clubs in the East of England now available. All you need is, max 15 minutes total, a documentary, a fiction film and one other.

Penny Cup Winners 2015

The theme for North v South 2015 is 'Broken'.

Public Liability insurance for IAC affiliated clubs.

What's new on the website

- North Thames Newsletter for Jul-Aug 2015.

- Organising BIAFF 2015.

- SERIAC Newsletter for May-Jun 2015.

Making of In the Territory of the Fire Salamander (5 stars)
Making of At An Escalator (4 stars)

- SOCO News for May-Jun 2015.

- Mark Anthony Games tells us Where the Young People Dwell

- North West's Tripod Newsletter for Spring 2015.

- North Thames Newsletter for May - Jun.

- Articles on the making of:

Diamond Awards
Arefi der Hirte (Arefi the Shepherd) & Best Documentary & Best 16-21 Entry
A Reflective View of London & Best Photography
Copy That
Popping the Question
& Best Story
Ransom Note & Best Editing & Best Affiliated Club
Writer's Block  & Best Comedy

Dark Horse & EMI Production Music Award
Kalorien (Calories) & Best Animation
The Hour Glass
Im Revier des Feuersalamanders (In the Territory of the Fire Salamander)
The Patient Fisherman & AKM Music Award
The Photoshoot
The Question  & Carlin Music

Acid Rain & Best Music Video Award
An einer Rolltreppe (At an Escalator)
Epitaphs & Focus Music
Alfie & Best 60 Second
Riunione di Famiglia (Family Reunion) & Best Acting.
Superdog & Imagem Music Award

Young People's Event
The Theater - best under 16 entry

From BIAFF 2013 the making of
Thinking Time by John Roberts.

Competition deadlines
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- 17 inch LCD - (PC) monitor screen CIBOX.
- Matrox RTX100 XP/IS PCI Video Capture Card and Original Cable.
- Kessler standard length Philip Bloom Edition Pocket Dolly.
- Portabrace RS-HD100 Mini DV Rain Slicker.
- Sennheiser EW100G2 transmitter and receiver.
More here
Footage wanted:
- cine footage of Leicester/Wigston/football from the 1970s and 80s
More here
Equipment wanted:
- Panasonic Digital VCR, model 10000 (or similar) to play/record full sized digital tapes and also mini DV tapes.
More here
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