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THE BRITISH AMATEUR VIDEO AWARDS (BAVA) 1993

The complete 12 winners of the competition organised by Camcorder User, What Camcorder and What Video, sponsored by Scotch Cassettes, as premiered at BAFTA on September 18, 1993. A short advertisement for Scotch Cassettes precedes the programme.

1. EINTRITT VERBOTEN (FORBIDDEN ENTRY)
Al Vardy
A group on an adventure course in Hurtgen Forest, West Germany, find themselves at the site of a massacre which took place in May 1945 as hostilities were due to stop. An action-packed drama with explosive special effects, included here in its original, full-length, Widescreen version. Sections of German dialogue are subtitled.
CONTAINS BAD LANGUAGE AND GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
BAVA Trophy, Best Special Effects 1993

Story
15.mins


2. NO WATER NO PAY
Graham Gardener and Geraldine Warren (Essex)
Don Wilkins, a Cornish water-diviner, and his wife Margaret, set to work to discover water on Roscollas Farm, Treverva. To date, dowser Don has drilled 1300 holes and, as the title reveals, he has a golden rule on behalf of his customers. . .
A longer version by the maker is on the Westcliff Showreel 1993. BAVA Trophy, 3rd prize, Best Documentary Award 1993

Documentary
9.mins


3. THERE'S A PLACE
Leandro Blanco (Spain)
A beautifully photographed and stylish montage; a passionate and evocative plea to stop trapping animals behind bars in zoos. The music was written and per-formed by the maker himself. 'There's a place where time has stood still, where dreams never come true, . . .where freedom was lost long ago'.
BAVA Trophy, Best Music Video, Best Photography Award 1993; IAC Gold Seal 1993

Message/
Visual
5.mins


4. ENCOUNTER
Andrew Castell
A young couple (Nina Young and Andrew Castell) play psychological games which threaten to explode into violence. Is she the seductive creature she appears to be, or a murderess stalking the streets? Is he an innocent victim, or a willing partner? Nina Young was awarded the accolade of Best Dramatic Performance for her role in this adult drama which has a twist of black comedy. Directed by John Segal.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AND ANYONE OF A NERVOUS DISPOSITION
BAVA Trophy, 2nd prize, Best Drama 1993

Story
7.mins


5. THE WAYWARD HEART
Simon Woodham and Vincent Brady
A young man, Archie (Simon Bridge), is distracted from writing a technical manual on washing-machine maintenance by thoughts of the young lady living in the flat upstairs, Alice (Sally Gedger). As his obsession deepens, he literally loses his heart. . . Processed to look like an early silent movie, but with sections in colour for dramatic effect.
ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY
BAVA Trophy 1993

Story
b&w/col
10.mins


6. BALD AIN'T BEAUTIFUL
Nick Wills and Myles Cummings
Produced at Manchester Metropolitan University using a combination of plasticine animation and traditional, hand-drawn techniques, this features an ageing hippy who finds that his girlfriend does not like his balding head.
BAVA Trophy, Best Animation Award 1993

Animation
4.mins


7. CONCERNING SWIFT
Mike Minder (Reading)
This stylish mystery opens with a young man, Swift (James Silver), alone in a featureless white room. As he explores the corridor outside, and the other rooms leading from it, the objects he finds trigger memories from his past. He remembers meeting and courting his girlfriend, Rachel (Kate Alderton), but seems unable to come to terms with why he finds himself in the white room. Also starring Seb Gaete. Co-written by the producer and Jo Bell; set design by Simon Lewis.
BAVA Trophy 1993; IAC Gold Seal (Youth) 1994

Story
10.mins


8. EGG FU WOO
Steve Hill and Michael Levison
Made in the frenetic style of a pop-video, this is a 'free-range fantasy' about how the Eggman (Pete Stephens) finds himself trying to copy his kung fu movie heroes, to defend the local shop assistant (Ellen McAusion) from the villainous manager of the store (Jan Erim).
BAVA Trophy, Best Original Music 1993

Story
3.mins


9. BAR GAMES
Antony Field
Three young girls, Belinda (Linsey Way), Alison (Emma Swinn) and Carol (N'adem Amaning) are out for a night on the town. At the local pub, smoothie Simon (Neil Mathieson) moves in on the virginal Alison and they leave together for a country drive . . .
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
BAVA Trophy 1993

Story
8.mins


10. HAP PEE NESS IS ...
Graham Gardener (Essex)
This is a parody of a well-known series of cigar adverts. A park visitor gets increasingly desperate to answer a call of nature, but is frustrated by a locked loo door. . .
BAVA Trophy 1993

Humour
2.mins


11. CHUKKAS & CHAINSETS
Helen Twigge-Molecey and Joanna Goodman
Although a popular team game before the Second World War, today, bicycle-polo is a little-known sport. But the enthusiasm of the older players has rubbed off on a quickly growing number of newcomers and this has given it a new lease of life.
BAVA Trophy 1993

Documentary
10.mins


12. THE DAY OF THE INVADERS
Philip Beasley (Essex)
A send-up of the 1950s science-fiction B films, with bravura performances from Andrew Fleming, Hazel Ayres, Steve Kutz and the producer himself. When invaders from outer space land on Earth, only the former Head of Military Intelligence can possibly defeat the enemy - but he is rather busy cataloguing his collection of rare matchboxes. However, when his wife is attacked, Charles calls upon the Professor, a scientific genius, to help him see off the alien menace ...
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
BAVA Trophy, 1st prize, Best Comedy 1993

Master tapes donated by the competition organisers.

Humour
Science Fiction
b&w
10.mins


Running time 94 mins.

Unavailable for hire at present.


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