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Mermaid and Mini-Mermaid Competition 2006       (Library ref no. 92)

During the Autumn Convention and AGM weekend it is customary for IAC regions to compete in a light-hearted film contest. "The Mermaid" is for longer films and "The Mini-Mermaid" is for films up to one-minute long.
1.
VISITORS FIRST IMPRESSION OF LOWESTOFT 2005
by EARIAC

An enthusiastic visitors arrives in Lowestoft but sees only closed shops, dilapidated buildings and an unpromising holiday.
Still from 'Visitors First Impression of Lowestoft'.
Spoof reportage
  3 mins

2.
A COLLECTOR'S LOT
by NERIAC (Spellbound Productions)

Ten green bottles lead an invasion of the house, but our poet-commentator has a solution.
Still from 'A Collectors Lot'.
Pixillation
  2 mins 15secs

3.
PEACEFUL END
by North Thames (A Triangle Production)

A visitor keen to share memories of an exotic cruise discovers a tragedy that had happened to her neighbour while she was away.
Still from 'A Peaceful End'.
Comedy
  2 mins 45 secs

4.
THE NEIGHBOUR
by SOCO (CMVC)

An eccentric - or simply mad - neighbour is not necessarily a bad thing to have.
Still from 'The Neighbour'.
Comedy
4 mins 28 secs

5.
IT'S A MAN THING
by North West (Rochdale Movie Makers)

When one partner is a football fanatic and the other is not, domestic misunderstandings can take on a new level of intensity.
Still from 'Its a Man Thing'.
Comedy
  7 mins 28 secs

6.
AT A SNAIL'S PACE
by CEMRIAC (Geoff Caudwell)

Amazing close-ups of snail life cut to music (article on making it)

Still from 'At A Snails Pace'.
Wildlife
set to music
  2 mins

7.
THE ROOM
by Scotland (Dalziel Camcorder Club)

Andrew wakes to find himself trapped in a cellar room. Occasional black-and-white shots suggest a surveillance camera is on him. Finally he breaks out ...
Still from 'The Room'.
Thriller with a twist
3 mins 48 secs

8.
CAR PARK
by SERIAC (Orpington Video & Film Makers with Borderline Shorts)

Is it a drug deal? Is it a Mafia meet? A lonely car-park roof is the setting for a confrontation.

(article on making it)
Still from 'Car Park'.
Thriller with a twist
  4 mins 43 secs

Mini-Mermaids
9.
REMOTE CONTROL
by Mike Shaw

A TV remote control can do so many things these days ... you can get sucked in..
Still from 'Remote Control'.
Comedy
  1 mins

10.
MAKE IT BETTER
by Alan Atkinson

It is all too easy to get hooked and for a pastime to become an obsession.
Still from 'Make It Better'.
Comedy confession
  1mins

11.
TACT
by Derek Lucas

Men and women often have trouble communicating about delicate matters.
Still from 'Tact'.
Comedy
  1 mins

12.
ADVERT
by Phil

New lamps for old? Not quite but can we trust any "miracle" product?
Still from 'Advert'.
Spoof advert
  1mins

13.
FIXYPHONEY
by Billy Ellwood

There is little a modern cell-phone cannot do.
Still from 'Fixyphoney'.
Spoof advert
1 mins

14.
SCOTCHED
by John Rushmere

Strange behaviour by a customer rarely surprises a barman, but this does.
Still from 'Scotched'.
Comedy
  1mins

15.
ACNE
by Toucan Films

A pretty young woman suffers from spots until a brand new product helps remove them in an unexpected manner.
Still from 'Acne'. Comedy
  1 mins

16.
STORM PREDICTION
by Valrie Ellis

A phone call in the night does not seem to upset a wife ... at first.
Still from 'Storm Prediction'.
Comedy
  1 mins

Total running time 38 mins. DVD or MiniDV Tape.

Price 7.50


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