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BIAFF 1999 Awards Selection 1

A selection of assorted award-winners in the 1999 IAC International Film and Video Competition, premiered at movie 99, held April 22-25, 1999, in Harrogate, Yorkshire.

Daily Mail Trophy winners 1999

Daniel Sanchez Chamorro receives the Daily Mail Trophy for Infinite.

1. 'GIL'A, PHRALE, PHENIJE! (SING, BROTHERS, SISTERS!)
Jan Mens (Netherlands)
Scenes of gypsy life in a part of the Balkans. It is interesting to see as many smiling faces as there are, despite what would be grinding poverty to most of us. Music and singing is important to these people and is represented by a 'staged' sequence at the end which, nevertheless, illustrates the strong sense of community existing among them. This movie is graced by outstanding photography by the Director. Widescreen format.
IAC International Award 1999

Documentary
12.mins


2. PERFECT
Christopher Mander (Surrey)
Petal (Tina Martin), a rather large young woman married to Stan (Sam Green), who is much older and scruffy, wishes to be slim and beautiful and fantasises about how things might be ... Realistic dialogue, enhanced by excellent performances (especially by the leading lady) generate a rather touching mood with nothing 'over the top', which could have happened had it not been for the firm hand of the writer/ director.
Guernsey Lily, Best Script, Best Comedy, Best Acting Award (Tina Martin) 1999; IAC Gold Seal 1999; UNICA Gold Medal 2000
(Making of article on IAC website - click here.)

Story
12.mins


3. ZOWIE KEATING, FREELANCE BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATOR
Tom France (Cornwall)
The work of the lady of the title, who specialises in flowers and fungi in water-colours and pen-and-ink, is described and examined here. Her international reputation is based on her highly detailed and technically-accurate studies, which has led to them being used to illustrate reference books, journals, etc. There is a good variety and choice of shots, all well edited, with a clear commentary to hold things together.
IAC Silver Seal 1999

Documentary
8.mins


4. DANKE (THANK YOU)
Oskar Siebert
A tramp (Ulrich Bain) and a wealthy woman (Gabi Weigert) react somewhat differently to a charity appeal. Good camerawork, editing and sound all make their contribution.
IAC Gold Seal, Best One-Minute Award 1999

Story
1.min


5. A DAY IN KENYA'S BUSH
Kay Bamford-Burnell (Worcester)
A riveting wildlife movie, with some magnificent photography. The maker says: 'At times the animals were so close, we almost felt we could put out our hands and touch them'. It certainly compares favourably with what we see on our tv screens. Good editing and a nicely 'personal' style of commentary complement the visuals.
IAC Silver Seal 1999
(Making of article on IAC website - click here.)

Documentary
15.mins


6. FAITH DEALER
Daniel Samray (Surrey)
A pastor, Father Simon Fisher (Bruce Caesar), having returned to his parish after serving a prison sentence for drug-smuggling, only then learns the truth about what really happened. Written, produced and edited by the Director. Widescreen format.
Transfer from 16mm film.
IAC Gold Seal (Youth), Best Acting Award (Bruce Caesar) 1999; Guernsey Lily Very Highly Commended, Best Acting Award (Bruce Caesar) 1999

Story
11.mins


7. JORDAN'S SECRET
J., M. and D. Rogers (Yorks)
A charming movie for young children (one of a series of 'Forklift' stories), with animated figures, cars, trucks, etc, and a country setting. Bobby Brown wants to 'know if anyone can help his brother, Dave/ Who's been frightened by a monster and is hiding in a cave'. A nice, clear voice-over tells the story in well-written rhyming couplets.
IAC Gold Seal, Best Animation Award 1999

Animation
Story
10.mins


8. ZURÜCKBLEIBEN BITTE! (KEEP BACK PLEASE!)
Werner Wehnert (Germany)
A handsome young man (Oliver Clemens) is travelling on the underground when an attractive young woman (Nina Wehnert) gets in and sits opposite. He is asleep, holding an issue of Graffiti Art - a different issue of which she is carrying too! She starts to fantasise - progressively! A delightful movie which is imaginative, beautifully shot, edited and acted - and with a most agreeable 'feel good' ending.
BRIEF NUDITY
IAC International Award, Best Story Award 1999

Story
11.mins


9. INFINITE
Daniel Sanchez Chamorro (Spain)
A young photographic model (Beatriz Sevilla) wakes up one morning and begins her usual routine - but things are certainly not routine this morning ... With first-class camerawork, editing and sound, this is a sheer movie experience, in the sense that it couldn't exist in any other medium.
IAC Daily Mail Trophy, Best Youth Award, Best Overseas Award, Jessops £250 voucher 1999; Guernsey Lily 1999

Story
b&w/col
11.mins


Total running time 91 mins.

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