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By the closing date of 14th May there were 121 entries this year from 21 countries:

England

Isle Of Man

Austria

China

Greece

Norway

Spain

Scotland

Eire

Belgium

Czechoslovakia

Italy

Portugal

Switzerland

Wales

Australia

Canada

Germany

Malta

South Africa

USA

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Portrait of Lee Prescott.Lee Prescott, comments :

Non-Professionals

"It never fails to amaze me as Festival Officer just how much incredible talent exists in the non-professional world of film making - this year especially.

"Subjects range from middle England to amazing close-up video photography of animal life in the Pyrenees, from Antarctica (what an alive world that is) to the capture of a very dangerous tropical plant, from the wild life of Africa to motor car racing. Animation styles go from the stunning mix of live-action-plus-computer-generated-imagery of films like 225 and Rebel to the superb work of the cell animators. There are just so many, many more excellent films of all sorts, that are the results of brimming ideas and very hard work often over a long period of time.

"It is also amazing to see just where and how videographers set their lenses from the metres of wide angle right through to the fractional millimeters of macro - so close you can count the facets of a fly's eyes, (given the time)!

" With 121 films entered from around the world - and so many of a very high calibre - there is a great deal for the judges to get through and make constructive and very fair decisions about. This takes hours of viewing and writing. As usual our judges independent decisions are proving difficult for them because of the quality and ideas so apparent in the many films entered.

"Selecting the major winners this year again will be a very close-run thing."

Professionals and Students

"The Students and of course the Professional film makers also score well in their own classifications. This is the only Festival that accepts professional short films and judges those using people from the professional world. The Student entries, we employ judges in the same age group.

"It is this quality of film making and our judges constructive decisions that have made and continue to make The Cotswold International Film and Video Festival the prestigious event that it is."


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