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The world of non-commercial film and A-V

 

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

BIAF 2016
The Competition is now closed for entries. Soon the judges will be at work, watching and writing feedback on all the films. Then the Competition Manager will select a number of the films for showing at the Festival in Harrogate on 14th - 17th April 2016. Join us there. Download the booking form here. BIAF 2016

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Send your video or A-V to Cannes
The Ciné Camera Club of Cannes invites entries from amateur video and A-V makers worldwide for its Festival of Creativity. More here.

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Sad news - Howard Gregory
Howard Gregory, Chairman of of Wilmslow Guild AV Group, passed away on 14th January after a short illness. He was was the fount of all knowledge when it came to audio matters, a regular contributor to FVM magazine and a very popular speaker at clubs in the North West.

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UNICA, the World Amateur Film Festival 19-26 August
UNICA, where nations compete, is in Suceava in Romania this year. Anyone who loves non-commercial films can attend. The film shows are free. Buy a congress card to take part in social events. Find out more here. Learn about UNICA 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. 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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Latest Regional Newsletters
North West newsletter (Tripod)for Jan-March 2016, has arrived.
SOCO news for Jan-Feb is now here.
SERIAC news for Jan/Feb is here.
Just arrived - the North Thames news for Mar/Apr is here.