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BIAFF 1994 Shorts Selection

This collection was compiled especially for the UNICA Festival of 19-28 August, 1994, held in Hradec Kralove. These short films and videos were all made by British movie-makers and entered in the 1994 IAC International Film and Video Competition and first presented at the Movie 94 Festival in April, 1994, at Keele University, Staffordshire.

1. ROONEY THE RHINO
Alan Cleave, FACI (London)
Introducing Rooney, the all-singing, all-dancing rhinoceros, with his most extraordinary music-hall act. Music written and sung by the producer, accompanied at the piano by his son, Martin.
Transfer from Standard 8 film.
Guernsey Lily, Best Animation Award 1995; IAC Gold Seal, Best Animation Award 1994

Animation
4.mins


2. SECOND FIDDLE
Rochdale Movie Makers
When a man (Geoff Alexander) brings home a video camera, his wife (Val Fielding) finds that she is no longer the centre of his attentions, so she starts a video diary to try to explain how she feels. Story and music: Geoff Alexander; producer: Jonathan Wilde.
IAC Gold Seal, Best Humour Award 1994

Humour
Story
11.mins


3. CHILD'S PLAY
Darren Lalonde (Cambridge)
Three friends, Mark (Andrew Proudfoot), Jason (Christopher Hacking) and Simon (James Evans) take a walk home through the woods after football practice. By chance, Simon finds a gun hidden beneath a log. . .
IAC Gold Seal (Youth) 1994

Children
Story
7.mins


4. SUBURBAN LINE
Circle Eight Film Group (Surrey)
It seems like just an ordinary train journey until a man (Geoff Rayner) and a woman (Jenny Crease) start a rather public argument. A well-observed piece of story-telling by director Carol Day, with an excellent sound-track.
IAC Gold Seal 1994

Story
11.mins


5. THE SANDCASTLE
Stephen Symes (Lincoln)
Based on a true story about a young boy, David (Kirk Owen), who, spurned by his bickering parents (James and Sarah Daly), discovers, on a deserted, windswept beach, an old poster for the previous season's sandcastle competition. Music by Martin Fottles.
IAC Gold Seal (Open) 1994

Story
b&w
7.mins


6. K
Cambridge University Film-Makers (Cambs.)
An experimental film in which the arrival of a mirror causes things to disappear.
IAC Silver Seal (Youth) 1994

Visual
4.mins


7. HAVEN
Phil Davies (Holyhead)
Set a few years in the future, a woman on the run (Bev Davies) is saved by a strange man (Phil Davies) who is the guardian of a remote run-down defence complex. She finds herself agreeing to take part in a strange experiment ... Music by Ian Ward.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
IAC Gold Seal 1994

Story
12.mins


8. ANGRY MAX
Keith Wright (Sheffield)
A delightful, but brief, action spoof in the style of the Mad Max films, starring Rob Richardson (who also wrote and per-formed the music), Gordon Simpson and Mark Womble. Widescreen format.
IAC Silver Seal (Open), Best One-Minute entry 1994

Story
1.min


9. TEMPTRESS
Class Films Amateur Cine Club (Surrey)
A superb piece of work by a large number of animators, under the direction of Derek Bottle, which shows how even the smartest of animals can be 'taken for a ride'.
Transfer from super 8 film.
IAC Gold Seal 1994

Animation
3.mins


Total running time 60 mins.

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