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THE BAFTA SHOWS : MOVIE 89

The films shown at the Princess Anne Theatre, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, London, on Sunday, April 2, 1989, under the banner 'IAC Awards Show'.

1. INTRODUCTION TO MOVIE 89
Sheila Graber, FACI (Tyne & Wear)
The first of a new series of slick introductions prepared specially for the IAC's annual festivals by this top animator.
Transfer from 16mm film.

Archive
20.secs


2. JELLYFISH
Stuart Ng (USA)
Directed at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema/TV, this shows the vivid imagination of an otherwise meek employee who finds himself restless during a board meeting. A 1987 CINE Eagle Film.
Transfer from 16mm film.
IAC Gold Seal, Best Animation Award (Open) 1989

Animation
3.mins


3. WISH YOU WERE HERE
Huddersfield Cine Club
When BBC TV Weatherman and postcard collector Ian McCaskill arranged one of the few fine days of 1987 for his opening of the new Holmfirth Postcard Museum, the regular Huddersfield crew of Jim Kenworthy, Derek Lawton, Trevor Spencer and David Whitworth turned out to record the event. Also, they took a look at the museum's fine collection of comic postcards, lantern slides and motion pictures by the famous firm of Bamforths, and interviewed their principal artist for 60 years, Arnold Taylor.
Transfer from super 8 film.
IAC Gold Seal, Best Club 1989

Documentary
19.mins


4. REFUGEES
Eileen Kardos (London)
Second-year students at the London International Film School in Covent Garden were given the task of shooting a 35mm black-&-white, studio-based drama. There would be no synchronised sound recording while filming and no facilities available for post-syncing dialogue later. Written by the director, this is set in a space station 50 years hence. A medic (Meriel Schofield) is alone in the casualty ward from which patients, most of them unconscious due to the poisonous atmosphere outside, come and go in capsules. The station suffers a fatal air leak and communication breaks down. . . Lighting: Flor Collins; camera: Nick Amenolare; design: Shimako Sato; editor: Eva Regberg.
Transfer from a 16mm reduction print.
IAC International Award, Best Direction (Open) 1989 SCI-FI/story B&W 7 min.

SF Story
b&w
7.mins


5. MY PIPE DREAM
Richard Curry, FACI (Lancs.)
A unique record of the dilemma facing the proprietor of the last-remaining clay tobacco pipe manufacturers in the UK who, long past retirement age, is considering his own future and that of the business in a declining market.
Transfer from 16mm film.
IAC Gold Seal, Best Documentary Award 1989

Documentary
17.mins


6. TWO SCOOPS FOR SLUGGER
Bruce Dolin (USA)
A romantic comedy about a young widow, 24, Vicky Treadwater (Maria Manuche), who calls in a just-qualified, equally-young lawyer, Steven Glass (Ted Henning), to advise on how she might get her hands on the inheritance of many millions of dollars, bequeathed by her dead husband, Zach, 84, a famous industrialist, to his bull terrier Slugger (Paco - trained by Lynne Frederick) whose guardian Sherman (John Chambers) has literally turned her out on the streets. A lavish production made at New York University. Camera: Joseph Gregg; sound: Carol Everson; original music: Candy Fusaro. A 1987 CINE Eagle Film.
Transfer from 16mm film.
IAC Best Open, Best Editing Award (Open) 1989

Humour
/Story
15.mins


7. TANDEM
Reg Lancaster, FACI, Vladimir Murtin & Jan Schoonen (Kent)
Aafke van der May and Barbara Barendrecht star as two spirited, eccentric, elderly sisters. Their adventures involve a businessman, a tramp and a group of passers-by, but the real star is their bike - the tandem of the title. Shot in just three days in Holland by this Anglo-Dutch team, the story is based on an idea by a Dutch lady whom the film-makers met at the UNICA 86 Dinner in Graz, Austria.
Transfer from super 8 film.
IAC Gold Seal, Best Story Award1989

Humour
/Story
16.mins


8. 'UDWANI' : POLICY OF AGGRESSION
The Dangerous Crew (Plymouth College of Art & Design)
This is a credit to the determination and pure guts of the location crew who gained their nickname 'Dangerous' because everyone thought they were crazy. They left England for Israel with the seemingly-impossible task of making a short film about the Palestinian/Israeli situation with a time limit of two weeks, limited film stock and a budget of only £1000. They had no contacts in Israel, very little local knowledge and found themselves side by side with the Betacam-carrying world's press. To the relief of lecturers and parents alike, they survived the ordeal and one of the IAC judges called the result, 'A superb piece of committed documentary film making'.
Transfer from 16mm film.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
IAC International Award, Best Documentary Award Photography (Open) 1989

Documentary
15.mins


9. WISE GUYS!
David Hartwell (USA)
Directed while the maker was at the University of S.California's School of Cinema/TV, this follows the fortunes (literally) of four of the quiz finalists as they compete in the annual $100,000 Tournament of Champions on America's second most popular TV game show, JEOPARDY!. Editors Pawel Hanzakowski and Zbigniew Turley brilliantly weave original footage into transfers from videotapes of the TV shows and their rehearsals, to study the personalities of a stamp dealer, a high-school teacher, a cab driver, a law student and the ebullient quizmaster himself. A 1987 CINE Eagle Film.
Transfer from 16mm film.
IAC International Award (Open) 1989

Documentary
29.mins


10. ONLY FOR A MOMENT
Kate Hall & Bonita Winer (USA)
Made at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema/TV under the banner of Late Night Productions, this deals with the inner conflict of a young Seminarian (Andrew Lauer) as he comes to terms with the things in life that he will be giving up. In particular, relationships such as he finds with an attractive teenager (Paula Kimberley Long). Music by Steve Corn. A 1987 CINE Eagle Film.
Transfer from 16mm film.
IAC International Award, Best Drama Photography (Open) 1989

Story
b&w
8.mins


11. THE THING FROM BENEATH THE BED!!
Chris Jones (Lancs)
Around midnight, the mysterious thing that lurks beneath the bed jumps out and goes darting round the house in a state of high excitement. We see everything from the creature's viewpoint, hearing it but never seeing it. (It's the director's own voice supplying its gurgles, by the way.) This made history as the first-ever video to win the top amateur prize in the IAC's annual International Competition.
Also available on 16mm as a transfer to film.
IAC Daily Mail Trophy, Best Video, Best Editing Award, Best Sound 1989; Top Ten Video 1989

Humour
4.mins


12. THE MORNING AFTER. . .
Brian Dunckley, FACI (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
A young lady (Linda Lewis) awakens to a messy flat after the previous evening's party. Everything seems too bright and too noisy - and getting breakfast is very, very difficult to manage. . .
Transfer from 16mm film .
IAC Gold Seal 1989 HUMOUR 7 min.

Humour
7.mins


13. MEA CULPA Ronald H. Smith (West Midlands) A wordless drama edited to music. A clergyman is overcome with guilt following an accident for which he is responsible. The consequences are both tragic and ironic. Transfer from super 8 film.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
IAC Gold Seal 1989

Story
6.mins


14. CATWALK Susan Graef (USA) A young attractive woman (Sandy Perrill) walks down a New York City street. She is subjected to the typical catcalls that are all too often expressed in such a situation. Ignoring these comments - whose sources are never revealed - she continues on her way, the verbal assaults beginning to take on aggressive tones, including the sort of subtle and manipulative use of language experienced by some female employees. John A. Corso's superb Steadicam photography consists mainly of two continuous takes and allows us to observe Sandy first from behind, as the voices follow after her, then from in front, a metaphorical frontal attack. Transfer from 16mm film.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN CONTAINS LANGUAGE WHICH WILL SERIOUSLY OFFEND SOME AUDIENCES
IAC International Award (Open) 1989

Message
/Visual
12.mi


15. UOMINI (THE MEN) Rolf Mandolesi, FACI (Italy) Rolf's filmography stretches back to 1961 and Uomini is the latest in a long line of international successes. Made during a two-week stay in Sri Lanka, it shows how the local fishermen's daily, back-breaking struggle nets next to no reward; what Rolf delightfully calls: 'Big fatigue for a pauper result'. Transfer from super 8 film.
IAC Gold Seal, Best 8mm, Best Photography Award 1989

Documentary
6.mins


Total running time 165 mins.

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