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BIAFF 2008 Awards Selection 1       (Library ref no. 38)

As screened at BIAFF 2008, Harrogate. Click here for Festival Report.

1. MUMMY's BOYS
Southport Moviemakers (Merseyside)

Two young brothers (who are not very efficient) rob a local shop to get some money. They drive back home, bickering as they do so. Mother is a bit of a dragon so they decide to go out again to the local pub - still planning further'scams' ... But mother has the last word!

IAC Four Stars, Denham Gold Cup (Best Affiliated Club Entry) 2008

Comedy
10.mins


2. SPLENDID PEOPLE
David Whitworth (Huddersfield)

During World War II women had to start boating on rivers and canals since the men were away, and this shows a group of them in Hawksferry, Derbyshire. Luckily, a local photographer at the time, Robert Longdon, took many monochrome stills which have been used in the film and gives a great feeling of the period. The commentary by Geoff Parkin is exemplary .

IAC Five Stars 2008

(article on making it)

Documentary
col/bw
13.mins


3. IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST
Phil Martin (Ascot)

A meeting takes place in Britain during 1943, when some displaced Poles try to tell the British authorities what is happening in their country under the Nazis ...

IAC Five Stars, 2008. UNICA Gold Medal, 2008. Cotswold Overall Winner 2008. Guernsey Lily, 2008.
(article on making it)

Drama/documentary
col/bw
15.mins


4. HEATWAVE
Alan Atkinson (Rugby)

James Bond, Superman et al. appear in this comedy! Once again, Alan has devised some very clever special effects but which are at the service of the story.

IAC DIAMOND, Best Humour 2008. UNICA Silver Medal, 2008.

(article on making it)

Comedy
20.mins


5. OLDIEGARAGE
Karin & Bernhard Hausberger (Austria)

Manni Perez-Moreno was born with what many would find an insuperable handicap, but not him! He eventually started a business of restoring vintage cars, especially Porsche. This film is his story.

IAC Daily Mail Challenge Trophy, Best Documentary 2008. Guernsey Lily, 2008.

(article on making it)

* It is worth mentioning here that this is the second time in consecutive years that Bernhard Hausberger has won the Daily Mail Trophy. The last time anyone won it in two consecutive years was T. Lawrenson  in 1935 and 1936 - seventy-one years ago!

Documentary
17.mins


Total running time 75 mins. DVD or MiniDV tape.

Price £7.50.  


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