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UNICA : WARSAW 1997

In August 1997 at its Warsaw conference, UNICA (the International Union of Non-Professional Cinematographers) unanimously voted the IAC, representing the UK (Great Britain and Northern Ireland), into membership. After 34 years of absence, the UK returned in style, with medals for two of its entries. This compilation is the tape prepared especially for the contest and contains black gaps of  4 minutes between each movie.

Visit the UNICA section of the IAC website (click here) and UNICA's own website (click here).

1. GLAMOUR MAN
Philip Beasley (Essex)
John (Steve Kutz), recently redundant, and his wife Maureen (Sarah Iliffe), have got into a boring rut. As he says: 'There's got to be more [in life] than this'. One day, he sees a camcorder 'bargain' in a local shop and decides to go into 'private video-making' - with surprising results ... Nicely written, edited and produced by the Director.
BAVA Trophy 1996; IAC Daily Mail Trophy, Best Humour Award 1996

Humour
Story
9.mins


2. ONE MORE SHOT
Seven Teign Movie Makers (Devon)
This Russian roulette 'duel' between two men is brilliantly lit, shot and edited to build to an extremely tense climax - to which is added a lovely 'sting in the tail'! Written and directed by Ken Baylis.
UNICA Bronze Medal 1997; BAVA Trophy 1996; IAC Gold Seal 1996

Story
6.mins


3. POOPA SCOOPER
Robert Scotton (Nottingham)
Made in the style of a commercial, with rhyming couplets spoken to camera, this is a 'cautionary tale' about a man (Gary Lever) taking a walk home through his local park.
BAVA Trophy 1996; IAC Gold Seal, Originality Award 1996

Humour
Story
2.mins


4. THE WORLD OF P. J. CROOK
Oscar Riesel (North London)
A fascinating study of the work and the world of an artist. She talks about her approach, as does her husband Richard Parker Crook, also an artist, and we see many examples of her work, including a commission and its delivery. There are also reactions from the public at a showing at the Portal Gallery, London. Research and interview by Bobbi Riesel. Camera, Production and Direction: Oscar Riesel.
BAVA Trophy 1995; IAC International Award, Best Documentary Award 1996

Documentary
15.mins


5. THE SHOOT
Terry Mendoza (Essex)
A glorious 'send-up' of the silent movies era, well shot, lit and edited, with effective performances and really special 'film' effects created with video techniques. There are even a few echoes of the classic 1941 professional madcap comedy Hellzapoppin' ...
item 12.
UNICA Silver Medal 1997; BAVA Trophy, Best Comedy 1995; IAC Gold Seal 1995
(Making of article on IAC website - click here.)

Humour
Story
10.mins


Total running time 42 mins.

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