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TOP AWARDS SELECTION : IAC 1993       (Library ref no. 5)

Six of the 10 winners shown in the movie 93 Premiere programme on Sunday, April 11, 1993, at the Stakis St. Ermin's Hotel, London; plus a widely-acclaimed Gold Seal-winner from the Amateur class, and an International Award-winner from the Open class.

1. BLOB
Class Films Amateur Cine Club (Surrey)
Unlike a puppet made of wood and moved around on strings, a man has a brain. Somewhere inside that brain is what we call the mind, a tiny, pulsating blob. . .
Transfer from super 8 film.
IAC Gold Seal 1993

Animation
3.mins


2. GENESIS
Günther Haller (Italy)
A brilliantly photographed and skilfully edited portrait of the artist Harald Kastlunger (played by himself) who seeks his inspiration in femininity, fantasy and love. We see his prolific work on display both in the gallery and amid the slippery slopes of a snowy landscape. Also featuring Barbara Faller and Joachim Waldner.
ADULT AUDIENCES ONLY SOME IMAGES MAY CAUSE OFFENCE
IAC International Award, Best Photography Award, Best Overseas Entry 1993

Dramatised
Documentary
11.mins


3. ROADSIDE
Jonathan Glendening (Sussex)
When her car breaks down in a remote country area, Louise (Katherine Squire) is rather nervous about putting her trust in the somewhat unsavoury character (Andrew Joseph) who stops to help. Matters take a violent turn and she is forced to flee. . .
Transfer from 16mm film.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
IAC International Award 1993

Story
13.mins


4. MORENDO (DYING)
Gry Kårstad, Anne Falch Tønnessen, Solrun Vannes and Torje Bjellås (Norway)
The past is in the present and music memories mingle with modern realities. Life seems to die away with the haunting music of the past. Otto Gulowsen, Ole P. Fossgård and Tore Ljokjel star in an exquisitely-photographed mood-cameo.
IAC International Award 1993

Story
b&w
6.mins


5. ZIZZY, THE BALLS AND THE BUTTERFLY
Ben Northover (Suffolk)
A stylish piece of computer animation by a 14-year-old from Halesworth Middle School, in which Zizzy, as balls bounce by, changes his painting of a frog into that of a butterfly. Made as an entry in the Co-op Young Peoples' Film & Video Festival 1992.
IAC Best Junior Award, Silver Seal 1993

Animationn
2.mins


6. BERTIE
St. Cuthbert Films (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
Young Bertie (Mark Friend) is near the end of his stay with the Radcliffe family on a large country estate in the north of England. Bertie meets pretty little Elizabeth (Clare Hodgkinson) who is staying nearby. Also, he tries to persuade Thomas Radcliffe (Jonathan Swales), a lad of his own age, to take him on an adventurous trip to High Force Falls. This would mean an overnight stay on the moor, and Thomas knows that it would also mean a thrashing from his father (Ron Edwardson) when they got back. . . An original story and screenplay by David Peffer using real-life characters, confirmed by the end-title montage of still pictures. Production led by Andrew Lane; advisor: Frank Hodges.
IAC Daily Mail Trophy 1993

Story
20.mins


7. NOT EVEN A SNOWDROP
Richard Lewendon (Cirencester)
A puppetoon produced by Pandora Pollen and evocatively photographed by Paul Cascarino. Suzanna and Jonathan leave their grandpa and climb the mountain to ski. Despite being April, it is still very, very cold and there is no sign of Spring yet. Near the mountain-top they discover why. Spring has been sealed up in a cave by the wicked Winter. Can the courage of the children, aided by the magic of an old saint from a far-off land, save the world from the poisonous clouds that obscure the life-giving sunshine?
IAC Gold Seal, Best Animation Award 1993

Animation
18.mins


8. EAGLE AGAINST THE SUN
John Akahoshi (USA)
It is early December 1941 on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. Overnight, Helen (Lisa Inouye) finds her life, and that of her family, completely changed by events. This is an extremely touching and thought-provoking drama set in the world of a High School, where the attitudes and anxieties of the children echo those of their parents and adults in the world at large. Student-produced in 1992 at the University of Southern California. Transfer from 16mm film.
IAC International Award (Open) 1993

Story
25.mins


Total running time 98 mins. DVD

Rental fee £7.50


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