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  BIAFF 2012 Selection 2       (Library ref no. 128)

BIAFF - BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL (Weymouth 2012)
There are 2 discs with 16 videos ranging from 3 stars right up to the best film in the competition. Disc 1 includes the winners of the Daily Mail Trophy, the Best British Entry, the Best by an Affiliated Club and the Best Editing. This is identical to the Disc 1 to be found in Selection 2 and in the Top Award Winners, but disc 2 includes a different selection of non-winners. Together they produce a very varied selection of styles and subjects.
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1. Still from the film.ANGELS ON THE RAIL
Moving Pictures (Czech Republic)

Martin protected his deaf brother throughout their childhood but it is harder in the turbulent times of 1944 with Nazism rife in Czechoslovakia. This top award winning film will take up half a club night.

Best Film in the Competition, Winner of the Daily Mail Trophy BIAFF 2012 (article on making it)

Drama
54 mins


2. PIGEON POST
Still from the film.Stewart Mackay (Wiltshire)

A beautifully told tale of the troubled confusion of remembering the romance of youth.

5 stars, Best British Entry, Best Story, Best Actor - Derek Fowldes BIAFF 2012

Drama
30 mins


3. Still from the film.DAYLIGHT
Rochdale Moviemakers (Greater Manchester)

An entertaining tragi-comedy about how even the ways out of our troubles are never easy.

5 stars, Best Film by and Affiliated Club BIAFF 2012.
(article on making it) (preview it online)

Black Comedy
11 mins


4. Still 
      from the movie.QUIETA NON MOVERE
Vito Labalestra (Luxembourg)

As his web article makes clear, this is a quiet, simple, poetic and nostalgic movie about the maker's favourite village where nothing has changed for years.

IAC Diamond, Best Editing BIAFF 2012
(article on making it) (preview it online)

Documentary
5 mins


5. Still from the film. THE STEPS
Robert Lorrimer (West Yorkshire)

A typically quirky Bob Lorrimer mini-drama.

4 stars, BIAFF 2012
(preview it online)

Comedy
3 mins


6. DESECRATION
Guido Haesen (Luxembourg)

A close-up and well-edited tale of Antartic life as told by Gentoo penguins.

4 stars at BIAFF 2012

Documentary
9 mins


7. Still from the film. THE LETTER
Channel 7 Productions (St Neots)

A simple story wonderfully told in the subtlest of expression and body language.

5 stars at BIAFF 2012
(article on making it) (preview it online)

Drama
2 mins


8. Still from the film. EL HECHO IMPOSIBLE (The Impossible Fact)
Sven Heinrich (Mexico)

A complex black and white film with some intriguing visual interpretation of reality versus dreams when a mariachi singer inadvertantly meets a lady late for an appointment.

5 stars at BIAFF 2012

Drama
7 mins


9. Still from the film. THE GRIDDLY FATLOW
Circle Eight Film Group (Surrey)

An entertaining animation about a town's problems with a giant monster.

4 stars at BIAFF 2012

Animation
5 mins


10. Still from the film. VINCENT
Berry van der Vorst and Brian Smits (The Netherlands)

A complex and enigmatic tale, intriguingly and imaginatively filmed. Who is the stranger who comes into Vincent's life? What plans has he for Vincent?

IAC Diamond, Best Photography, Most Creative Use of Sound at BIAFF 2012

Drama
28 mins


11. Still from the film. SPRACHLOS (Speechless)
Felix Faisst (Germany)

A sad tale of a man who has lost touch with other people and whose final companion is an iTunes playlist.

5 stars at BIAFF 2012
(article on making it) (preview it online)

Drama
10 mins


12. Still from the film. MERRY CHRISTMAS 2010
Tim Stannard (Surrey)

They may not be in tune, but Tim Stannard's family enjoy themselves with this seasonal sing-along.

4 stars at BIAFF 2012
(preview it online)

Music/Family video
4 mins


13. Still from the film. RECORD
Vladimir Murtin, Emile de Gruijter, Elvira Franken and Willemien Rotteveel (The Netherlands)

A slow paced tale of a man with romantic fantasies about a model.

5 stars at BIAFF 2012
(article on making it)

Drama
25 mins


14. Still from the film. JUMP
John James, Karen Cherrington, Alan Robinson and Neville Withers (Uxbridge)

An amusing black comedy about a desparate young lady and her guardian angel.

5 stars at BIAFF 2012
(preview it online)

Drama
7 mins


15. Still from the film. SYMBIOSIS
Alexander Herrman (Germany)

Fascinating stop-motion animation as a plasticine man ventures out into a world of metal objects.

4 stars and Best Animation at BIAFF 2012

Animation
3 mins


16. Still from the film. THE DUEL
Alan L Brown (South Queensferry)

Plasticine animation explores the clash when classical music meets electronic rock.

3 stars at BIAFF 2012
(preview it online)

Animation
5 mins


Total running time 208 mins. DVD.

Rental fee £7.50


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