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Movies may be on any subject, and of any length. With the exception of the IAC Diamond Awards, there is no limit to the number of awards in each category. Makers of the 5 Star films and all award winners listed above will be provided with a distinctive BIAFF laurel which may be appended to future releases of the film. Through the generosity of our sponsors additional prizes may also be awarded. Note: Certain awards may not be given if, in the opinion of the Judges, there is no deserving entry.
Amateur Film Festival WIPE is created to give viewers the opportunity to watch films of different genres made by non-professionals, who in turn will be able to meet with their audience. This love not only replaces the film-education for their authors, but also exempts them from all sorts of boundaries, which an education creates. So the amateur films for us is not a conceptual format of the film festival. It is a search for the new film language, which can exist just outside of industrial schemes of production and distribution.
Next year, in addition to WIPE, we are planning to create a new festival, with the help of which we will try to enter the territory of photomontage - a little-studied and therefore very interesting territory of experimental film making. STRIP will be dedicated exclusively to films made using the photomontage technique. We have already begun accepting applications. Like amateur film making, photomontage does not require special education, big budgets or expensive equipment in order to create a real work of art.