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  BIAFF 2011 Selection 3       (Library ref no. 113)

BIAFF - BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL (Harrogate 2011)
This is Set 3 of 5 DVDs with selections from the festival. All are in the 16:9 format. As screened at BIAFF 2011, in the Cairn Hotel, Harrogate. Click here for Festival Report. This is the third selection of entries from the BIAFF 2011 Competition. The Awards range from 3 stars to IAC Diamond, Most are dramas with some laugh aloud comedy. Compilation by Val Ellis (Video Selector) Reviews by Michael Gough.

1. A DUTY TO THE FUTURE
John Astin (Hertfordshire)

A well researched and filmed documentary about Ceremonies in the City of London from boat races to beating the boundaries.

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011

Documentary
15.mins


2. PROPAST (Abyss)
Still from ' Propast - Abyss'.David Brezina & Pavel Kopp (Czech Republic)

A stylistic thriller with a real sense of tension. A young man is drawn by an old friend into a world of danger. With nudity and subtitles.

IAC Diamond & Most Creative Use of Sound Award, BIAFF 2011 (article on making it)

Thriller
19.mins


3. UNFOUNDED RUMOURS
Spring Park Film Makers (Kent)

An historic drama with an excellent use of original locations, costumes and props. The good use of a narrator aids the telling of the complications behind the building of the railway to Westerham in 1881. However the story doesn't end in 1881.

Four Stars BIAFF 2011

Drama
20.mins


4. LOOK AWAY NOW
Paul Bagshaw (Merseyside)

Let's be honest, some art is just baffling!

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011

Art Video
4 mins


5. Still from 'The Exchange'.THE EXCHANGE
The Partners: Karen Cherrington, Alan Robinson, John James, Susan James, Neville Withers, Terry Tkachuk (Middlesex)

A complex thriller that successfully baffled many of the audience. A world of shadows. She's got it … they want it …. Filmed in black and white.

Five Stars,  BIAFF 2011  (article on making it)

Drama
15.mins


6. CHOCOLATE MOON
Still from 'Chocolate Moon'.Mike Donaghy & Alex Moran (Merseyside)

Quirky, short, sometimes very funny sketches, in the style of a TV comedy show.

Four Stars, Best British Young Film Makers, BIAFF 2011 (article on making it) (preview it online)

Comedy
21.mins


7. SAMUEL PEEPS AT PORTSMOUTH
John Owen (Cheshire)

Romance down at the docks.

Three Stars, BIAFF 2011

Musical
1.mins


8. Still from 'Intruding on Imaginary Lives'.INTRUDING ON IMAGINARY LIVES
Francois Verhulst & Christine De Pauw (Belgium)

A writer, creates characters for his stories in his mind. How will they react with each other? Will the story take over? Where will it lead them?

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011

drama
25.mins


Total running time 120 mins. DVD.

Rental fee £7.50


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