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THE BRITISH AMATEUR VIDEO AWARDS (BAVA) 1992 RUNNERS-UP

The complete 14 runners-up of the competition organised by What Video and Camcorder User and sponsored by Mitsubishi, as premiered at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on June 27, 1992.

1. TEA DANCE
Dominic Frank Rai
A documentary about a Social Club in Lambeth, London. Produced for the South London Documentary Project by Lambeth Video.
BAVA Runner-up 1992

Documentary
6.mins


2. UNDER COVER
Terry Mendoza (Essex)
Roger Cork, a television investigative journalist, brilliantly played by Dave Aldous, takes his film crew into the back streets of Southend to uncover the truth about Mr Smith, an unqualified surgeon operating as a transcapitation consultant, bringing misery and ruin to the lives of his patients. Also featuring members of Westcliff's Film & Video Club and Operatic & Dramatic Society.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
MAY UPSET SENSITIVE VIEWERS
BAVA Runner-up 1992; IAC Daily Mail Trophy, Best Video, Best Humour, Best Acting Award (Dave Aldous) 1992

Story
7.mins


3. CHINA, THE LAND BEHIND THE WALL
Archie Reid, FACI
A compelling documentary about China, a land which contains a quarter of the Earth's population.
BAVA Runner-up 1992

Documentary
13.mins


4. THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
Noel Graham
A fascinating short documentary about George and Gordon McCartney, the present-day owners of a 100-year-old, Irish family butchers' business, which specialises in sausage-making.
BAVA Runner-up 1992

Documentary
4.mins


5. THIS IS
David Whitelock
Stunning special effects' photography and editing 'direct to you from the Hands and Mind' of the band Crasherama.
BAVA Runner-up 1992

Music Video
7.mins


6. TRACKDOWN
Ian Gamble (Surrey)
A Miami Vice-style action short featuring a leather-clad young lady intent on destroying a band of hi-tech thieves. Widescreen format.
BAVA Runner-up 1992

Story
b&w
7.mins


7. LA MORT (THE DEATH)
Steven Anderson
A nightmarish graveyard sequence set to Carl Orff's Carmina Burana music.
BAVA Runner-up 1992

Visual
b&w/col.credits
4.mins


8. CRABBIT
Gavin and Jamie Lockhart, Angus Reid and Gregg Corbett
An experimental short filmed in Skerray, Scotland, showing 'life and death' from the point of view of a crab.
BAVA Runner-up, Best Video Concept 1992

Visual
8.mins


9. SELF-DESTRUCT
Darren Philip Knight
A gory horror drama in the style of Hellraiser.
CONTAINS SCENES OF A DISTURBING NATURE
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
BAVA Runner-up, Best Visual Effects 1992

Story
12.mins


10. TAKING STOCK
Kevin Braithwaite
The planet Earth is discovered by an alien archivist. . . Featuring a large cast of performers and partially set in Widescreen format.
BAVA Runner-up 1992

Science Fiction
9.mins


11. THE STAIRCASE MYSTERY
Richard Schofield
Colourful and nightmarish, this was produced on an Acorn Archimedes computer. It is set to a song by Siouxsie and the Banshees.
BAVA Runner-up 1992

Animation
6.mins


12. MISSION 090
Jon Davis In this special effects' extravaganza a wandering space pod, containing an alien suspended life form, lands on the hostile planet Earth.
BAVA Runner-up 1992

Science Fiction
8.mins


13. PENNY PILOT
Ian Gamble (Surrey) An orgy of post-production video wizardry in which a young man is sucked into the virtual reality of a computer game, whose on-screen hostess (Laura Macmahon) has promised all manner of enjoyments. Widescreen format.
BAVA Runner-up 1992; IAC Silver Seal 1992

Visual
11.mins


14. BUILT TO LAST
Richard J. Adams
A supernatural drama in which a house takes its revenge on a terrified building inspector (Devina Symes).
BAVA Runner-up, Best Under-16 Entry 1992

Story
8.mins


Running time 110 mins.

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