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  BIAFF 2012 Young Film-Makers       (Library ref no. 126)

BIAFF - BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR FILM FESTIVAL (Weymouth 2012)
It is always interesting to see what the future of amateur video may hold. BIAFF encourages entries by young film-makers and this selection brings together some of the best. There are three discs with 19 videos ranging from 2 stars right up to the Best Film Made by a Young British Film-Maker. With an average film time of approximately four minutes, this is a fast moving, constantly changing programme of varied styles and subjects.
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DISC 1 Still from the film. BATTLE OF THE BRAVE
Alex Knill, Michael Bryant and William Haley (Pontypridd)

An assured piece of film-making about a small scale encounter in wartime France.

3 stars

Drama
4 mins


DEAD HEADS
Still from the film.Dylan Amos, Evie Bushby, Billy Crisp, Dylan Dent, Nicole Graham, Lucas Hughes, Bradley Leatherbarrow, Adam Nodding & Mark Young (Co.Durham)

Some Primary School video makers create imaginative multi media halloween animation.

3 stars

Animation
3 mins


Still from the film.YOUTH TODAY
Jude Leigh-Kaufman (Essex)

A vox pop documentary giving teenagers the opportunity to describe themselves.

3 stars

Documentary
2 mins


Still 
      from the movie.WE LOVE FAIR TRADE
Fulston Manor School 9A Art Class (Kent)

A complex and fascinating exploration of animation possibilities.

3 stars

Animation
2 mins


MAGICIAN
Sammy Jones, Worthing High School Film Club (Worthing)

A schoolboy finds it difficult to deal with his own unusual talents.

3 stars

Drama
6 mins


STAY WITH ME
The Hills Lower School (Bedford)

A moody supernatural thriller of a school with an unwanted guest.

4 stars

Drama
4 mins


WE ARE ROCKSTARS
George Smith, Megan Smith, Cat Dixon, Tom Cunningham (Surrey)

A dynamic pop video with some excellent computer manipulation.

4 stars

Pop video
3 mins


THE OPEN DOOR
Dan Allen (Essex)

Crisp photography, editing and sound create a chilling atmosphere in this well made thriller.

3 stars

Drama
5 mins


DISC 2 Still from the film. KATY AND I
Olly Newport (Worthing)

The secret of a good documentary is to find a fascinating subject. Jack is totally open about his obsession about by Katy Perry.

3 stars

Documentary
4 mins


Still from the film. THE PERFECT SUNDAY
Lucy Amelia Shepherd (Suffolk)

A snappily edited biographical description of the perfect day.

3 stars

Comedy documentary
2 mins


Still from the film. HEDGEROW TALES
Buchlyvie Primary School (Stirlingshire)

A Primary School project under the guidance of professional filmmakers produces a charming stop frame animation using found natural objects.

4 stars

Animation
6 mins


BLITZ
Sophie Greig, Charlie Manton, Catherine Ward-Thomas (Surrey)

Good film making skills demonstrated in this claustrophobic thriller.

3 stars

Horror/thriller
3 mins


CRAZY
Chloe Parsons & Charlotte Gardner (Essex)

A beautifully sung version of the Gnarls Barkley song in a simple black and white pop video

3 stars

Music video
4 mins


THE SADNESS OF KING GEORGE
Year 5 Beechcroft St.Pauls Primary School (Weymouth)

The Statue of King George in Weymouth comes to the rescue of the Olympics 2012.

2 stars

Animation
3 mins


Still from the film. TRAPPED
Gemma Clarke (Essex)

Two teenagers each express the difficulties of being trapped in their situation, but each has aspirations. All they need is a chance.

4 Stars, Best Film in the 16-21 year old category

Drama
6 mins


Still from the film. A LIFELESS LIFE
Pascale Kasirabo (Middlesex)

A teenager discovers that "in life moments define lives" in this poetically expressed cry of despair.

4 stars

Drama
6 mins


Still from the film. REMEMBER ME
Sarah Robinson & Nick Willoughby (Hampshire)

A daughter's love finally helps a father to cope with the loss of his wife in this very sympathetic production.

4 stars

Drama
7 mins


DISC 3 Still from the film. DON'T TURN YOUR BACK
William Fuller (Hampshire)

A visually original way to put across an important environmental message.

3 stars

Environmental
2 mins


LETTERS OF WAR (1915)
Tim Bush, Nick Bush, Freya Morrison, Lola Morrison (Watford)

Expressing the views of adult lovers is difficult for children but this is a good attempt.

3 stars

Drama
4 mins


Still from the film. ASSUMPTION
Alfie Barker (Leeds)

An excellent filmic representation of the reality of teenage angst in an urban environment which will grip audiences.

5 Stars, Best Film in the under 16 year old category, Best Young British Film-maker

Drama
9 mins


Total running time 85 mins. DVD.

Rental fee £7.50


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