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  BIAFF 2011 Selection 4       (Library ref no. 114)

BIAFF - BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL (Harrogate 2011)
This is Set 4 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. The fourth selection of videos from the BIAFF 2011 Competition includes the Best Editing, Photography and Documentary Awards plus more than enough to provide an interesting programme for a Club night. Compilation by Val Ellis (Video Selector) Reviews by Michael Gough.

1. LATHKILL DALE BACK TO NATURE
Peter J. Durnall (Stoke on Trent)

Lathkill Dale in Derbyshire is a beautiful part of the limestone Dales. Its peace and tranquillity is well filmed with beautiful closeups of birds and wildflowers.

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011

Documentary
13.mins


2. ICH? (I?)
Still from 'Ich? (I?)'.Saladin Dellers (Switzerland)

Some people found this angry man contemplating suicide rather disturbing. (with subtitles)

Four Stars, Best Entry in the 16-21 Age Category, BIAFF 2011
(article on making it)

Drama
6.mins


3. Still from 'Simon'.SIMON
Samuel Faict (Belgium)

A moody, very well filmed atmospheric drama as young man remembers being left as a child with his grandmother while his mother went to have tests for breast cancer. Time and memories almost stand still in slow motion. (with subtitles)

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011 (Watch it online.)

Drama
21.mins


4. COVETED ISLANDS
Suzy Sommer (Luxembourg)

Following the recent invasion by Argentina we all now know the position of The Falklands in the South Atlantic. Suzy Sommer illustrates both its history and its fascinating flora and fauna.

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011

Travelogue
10.mins


5. Still from 'Hounds and the Huntsman'. HOUNDS AND THE HUNTSMAN
Michael Slowe (London)

A beautifully looking documentary that may be thought to glamorise a controversial subject. However whatever your political view this is worth watching.

Five Stars,  Best Photography, Best Documentary, BIAFF 2011  (article on making it)

Documentary
39.mins


6. ZARBITTER BIS EDELSUSS
Erwin Sprenger (Austria)

(In German without subtitles) A documentary about cocoa production in Mexico leading to the manufacture of chocolates. Um!!!

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011

Documentary
11.mins


7. Still from 'Shadow Nights'.SHADOW NIGHTS
Werner Manfred Vondracek (Austria)

A ghostlike man stalks the night streets of the city in this beautifully photographed black and white film. The poetry of the subtitles may be difficult to understand but the poetry of the images are stunning and original.

Four Stars, BIAFF 2011

Poetry/Art
7.mins


8. Still from 'The 23rd August at 0.17am'.THE 23RD AUGUST AT 0.17AM
Mark Auerbach (Germany)

A racist thug is charged with a firebomb attack on a family of asylum seekers. That is only the start of an emotionally charged drama with imaginative filming in de-saturated colour and courageously unrushed editing. This film contains violence and strong language.

Diamond, Best Editing, BIAFF 2011

Fiction
20.mins


Total running time 127 mins. DVD.

Rental fee £7.50


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