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GUERNSEY LILY TOP AWARDS 1996

The winning entries in the competition held as part of the fifth annual Guernsey Lily International Amateur Film and Video Festival.

1. CINE-PHILIPPE
Philippe Masson (France)
Probably best described as a work of cinéma verité, this stylised, indeed even occasionally surreal, piece of work introduces us to Philippe as he wakes up, gets up and goes out, all the while talking to us (by means of the camera) and telling us what is going on. Very French, very cinematic - and riveting!
Guernsey Lily 1996

Story
Visual
5.mins


2. LAST TRAIN TO DEMISE
Kristian Digby (Devon)
This tender and sympathetic story tells of the effect the news that Jade (Emma Ashton), a young writer, is dying from a form of leukaemia has on her boyfriend Ben (Craig Mitchell) and her circle of friends, and how they cope. One of the great things about the handling of this story is that it is never mawkish or sentimentalised.
The maker produced this shorter version of an earlier film.
Guernsey Lily, Best Editing Award 1996; IAC International Award, Best Youth Award 1996

Story
30.mins


3. HEART
Christopher David
A 'day in the life of' Doncaster market, which uses a selection of stall-holders' and customers' comments on the sound-track. They also speculate about the future of markets in general.
Guernsey Lily, Best Documentary Award 1996

Documentary
10.mins


4. MUSIC LESSON
Vancouver Film School (Canada)
Alex (Linden Banks) has had a long-time secret wish to learn to play the piano so decides to retrieve his mother's piano out of storage and into his own home, but his wife Mary (Mairzee Almas) has no understanding of his need. His teacher, Miss Campbell (Matreya Langton) does, however. Directed by Paul Gold from a script by Junichi Takagi.
Transfer from 16mm film.
Guernsey Lily 1996

Story
10.mins


5. FRAGMENTS OF DEMENTIA
Kristian Digby (Devon)
A tender and sensitive exploration of the effect of Alzheimer's Disease on an elderly lady.
Guernsey Lily 1996; BAVA Trophy, Best Experimental Documentary 1995

Documentary
4.mins


6. THE LESSON
St. Cuthbert Films (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
Harry Joicey (Adam Bell), younger brother of the gentle Richard (Peter Coyne), is having problems coping with both the death of his mother a year earlier and the absence of his colonel father, who is away fighting in World War I. This makes him behave badly to nearly everyone. He intercepts and reads a letter addressed to Richard from their father and this leads him to contact Mr Hedley (David Peffer), an ex-soldier from his father's regiment ... A good story (by David Peffer) is complemented by fine performances, camera-work and editing. This is one of St. Cuthbert's most accomplished works, with their usual care for period detail.
Guernsey Lily, Best Fiction 1996; IAC Gold Seal 1996

Donated by the competition organisers.

Story
22.mins


Total running time 81 mins.

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