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UNICA : AUSTRIA 1998

In its second year back in the UNICA competition, the IAC entries representing the UK (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) once again had resounding success, winning two medals - including one of only two Gold Medals awarded. The ten-day conference with representatives from 31 countries, was held in the Zillertal Valley in the town of Mayrhofen in the Austrian Tyrol.
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1. THE LIFT
Chris Armstrong (Richmond)
A young man (Simon Hepworth) goes into a tall building and, not liking lifts, he starts to walk up the stairs. Eventually, he over-comes his fear and gets in the lift which on the way up stops so that Leroy (Stewart Constantine) can get in ...
SOME BAD LANGUAGE
IAC Gold Seal, Best Editing Award 1997

Story
7.mins


2. THE EXTINGUISHER!
Graham Rathlin (London)
At some time in the future, when Britain is a totally 'non-smoking' area, illegal smokers are tracked down by a black-clad motor-cyclist in a gas-mask ... A thriller with a serious point underlying it. A Primal Films production photographed in the Widescreen format.
BAVA Trophy 1996

Story
11.mins


3. ROOFTOP
Omid Nooshin (Surrey)
'Life is a game', says the commentator at the start of this film. And although the story centres around a group of youngsters, there's a lot more to it than that! This is a really tense thriller, where all the elements seem to 'gel' perfectly - the acting, camerawork, lighting, editing, sound, and music (specially composed by David Perkins and Omid Nooshin) - everything, in fact! The director also co-wrote and co-produced. How gratifying to learn that the British Council has taken up this film for world-wide distribution! Widescreen format.
Transfer from 16mm film.
UNICA Gold Medal, Special Awards: Youth/Direction 1998; Guernsey Lily, Best Editing Award, Best Fiction 1997; IAC Best Open, Best British Open 1997

Story
26.mins


4. FLIGHT OF FANCY
Alan Atkinson (Rugby)
What might happen if certain non-professionals started trying genetic engineering for themselves! The mind boggles! Made in the style of a television documentary, with a presenter (Alan Atkinson) talking to camera and a local farmer, Walter Ruddles, played by the not entirely inappropriately-named Gordon Bullock.
UNICA Bronze Medal 1998; BAVA Trophy, Best Comedy 1997; IAC Gold Seal 1998

Humour
8.mins


Total running time 52 mins.

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