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BIAFF 2005 Awards Selection 1       (Library ref no. 26)

A selection of top entries in the 2005 competition which were shown at the festival in Chesterfield on 21st - 24th April.

1. MIJENI (PASSING BY)
Olga Špátová (Czech Republic)
A youngish man is living in a derelict house where he is found by a young woman. He is contemplating suicide but she tries to dissuade him ... Edith Piaf sings on the soundtrack. Widescreen format. English subtitles.
IAC Daily Mail Trophy, Best Acting Performance (Lucie Pechova)
Interview and film analysis on IAC website.

Story
12.mins


2. ALL PHOTOGRAPHS RETURNED
Tomas Masupost (Czech Republic)
A series of 'responses' by a variety of people to an ad. in a dating column ... and we learn a lot about them all. English subtitles.
IAC Gold 2005

Humour/
Story
15.mins


3. SOMEWHERE UP IN THE MOUNTAINS
Anita Gorgieska (Macedonia)
We learn about a Macedonian village of the title where there are virtually no young women left and the men therefore have to do all the chores, cooking and laundry for themselves. There are no asphalt roads so no one visits; but despite their hardships and their loneliness, they appear to remain philosophical about things. This is a fascinating look at a completely different way of life. (English subtitles.)
IAC Gold 2005
Interview with the film maker.

Documentary
18.mins


4. 225
Christopher David (York)
A mother and her young son and daughter are on a train - the mother takes her daughter to the loo and the son experiences a series of visual adventures! Widescreen format.
IAC International Medallion, Best Special Effects 2005
Making of article.

Story
5.mins


5. WOULD YOU RATHER WATCH THE FIREWORKS?
Barry Lockwood (Yorkshire)
A man goes to his studio to operate his computer which has a new 'very difficult' program!
IAC International Award, Best Animation 2005
Making of article.

Humour
b&w/col
4.mins


6. UNLOCKING YOUNG MINDS - A PORTRAIT OF HOPE
Debbie & Terry Mendoza FACI (Essex)
In a special school called The Hope Centre, we are introduced to a number of young children with various learning and/or physical problems. We then see the help that the staff, who are virtually on a one-to-one basis, are able to bring.
IAC Gold 2005
Making of article.

Documentary
10.mins


Total running time 64 mins.

Price:  £7.50   DVD or MiniDV tape.


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