TO ALL OUR AV ENTHUSIASTS  

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I wish you whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful and whatever brings you happiness this Christmas and throughout the coming year.

INTERNATIONAL SALON RESULTS

39TH POMERANIAN MEETINGS WITH DIAPORAMA

FIAP PATRONAGE 2018/599


Congratulations to the following SA authors who did so exceptionally well!
  • Luana Laubscher – FIAP Silver Medal for “Dirty Sticky Floors”,
  • Thomas Niemeyer – FIAP Bronze Medal for “Pizza”,
  • Eric Thorburn - Club Silver Medal for “The quick and the dead”,
  • And Friso Woudstra – FIAP Blue Ribbon for “Shaped by the wind”.

Full results may be found here.

24TH GREAT NORTHERN FESTIVAL

Results for this competition with restricted entry, are out! It came as no surprise to learn that Howard Bagshaw won the Howard Gregory Trophy for the most creative soundtrack, with his exceptional AV, “Kelpies”, which we had the privilege to see, and which received a FIAP Bronze medal in the 2018 PECC AV Salon. Well done Howard!

Full results may be found at http://www.av-group.org.uk/gnfestival/web2/results.html

 INTERNATIONAL SALONS

39TH CHELLES MULTIPHOT

NO PATRONAGE

festival l image projetee chelles multiphotThis event takes place in Chelles in Seine-et-Marne and is called "Chelles Multiphot". It consists of two events, from 8 to 10 March 2018; the "Projected Image Festival" during the first week, and the "Photo-Ciné-Son Fair" the following weekend. This event aims to promote Audio Visual creation using still or animated images. The festival offers themed parties, Audio Visual shows, concerts and photographic exhibitions. The screening will be on a big screen of 52 m2 in a comfortable theatre with 700 seats.

This event is open to all and entry is free. AV workers wishing to participate are invited to read the terms and conditions. Registration of applications until 31st December 2018. Incomplete applications at the registration deadline will not be accepted. For more information, please click on the following link, http://www.multiphot.com/

ADELAIDE AV FEST

FIAP PATRONAGE 2019/053

australia patronageEntries for this prestigious AV Salon close on 28 February 2019. Entrants may submit up to four AVs, with a maximum time of 12 minutes for any sequence and a maximum combined time of 30 minutes. There is only one category, which is “Open”. There will be no preselection, and judging will be live from 28 – 30 March 2019 in Adelaide. The entry fee is $A20.00 per sequence via PayPal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please click here to download the brochure.

 NATIONAL SALONS

 VSS 3-IN-ONE CREATIVE SALON

This salon closes on 29 March 2019. The brochure and rules should be available shortly. Please diarise the date and start preparing!

CTPS AV SALON

The closing date for the popular CTPS AV Salon is 31 May 2019. The brochure and entry form are available on the PSSA Website. PSSA Members pay R50.00 per AV, or R35 per AV for 2 or more AVs. Non-PSSA Members pay R75.00 per AV, or R55 per AV for 2 or more AVs. Please click on this link CTPS AV Salon 2019 to download the brochure and entry form. Please diarise and start preparing, you have ample time!

CLUB COMPETITION RESULTS

WESTERN CAPE PHOTOGRAPHIC CLUBS

Diane SteenkampImage on Left: AV winner Diane Steenkamp (middle) accepting the Hermanus club awards from Antenie Carstens and Alicia Greyling. (Source - Western Cape News).

Hermanus AV makers this year made a clean sweep in the annual Battle of the AVs competition organised by Alicia Greyling, Nellian Bekker and Antenie Carstens. The winners were announced at the Interclub awards evening: Diane Steenkamp won with The memory of trees, while AVs made by Gerhard van Helsdingen came second (Ken jy die See) and third (Green) – all entered by Hermanus club.

This year seven entries were submitted by members from Hermanus as well as the Cape Town Photographic Society and three AVs were submitted by members from Helderberg. This is the most entries received in the three years that the competition has been held.

The judges were Adri van Oudheusden, Frank Reuvers and Hein Waschefort.

Hermanus, Kleinmond and Helderberg are actively encouraging their club members to make AVs by presenting fun-filled workshops, led by veterans like Deon Kuhn, Friso Woudstra and JJ van Heerden. According to Diane the winning AV she made after a workshop, was her first.

AV MAKERS SA

Congratulations to the following successful SA entrants in the AV Makers SA AV Competition “Emotion”:

Narrative Section
Anne d'Oliveira and Franz Jesche - Silent Cries - Gold medal and complimentary licence for Pictures to Exe version 9
Hannelore Seifart - A Prayer for Ciska - Certificate of Merit
Corine Ross - The total shutdown - Acceptance
Mary Hunter - Rainbow Riders - Acceptance

Open Section
Luana Laubscher – Easy - Silver Medal

Full results and the competition report may be found here.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

 BRIDGEND "5 to 8" PHOTO HARMONY COMPETITION

Full details and dates for the 2019 competition will be announced later in the year. (The provisional closing date for entries for the 2019 competition is Monday 18th February 2019 - this will be confirmed when all the dates are announced later in 2018).
For more information or any queries on the 5 to 8 Competition please contact the club using: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

CHALLENGE 321

 The Challenge 321 is an international contest for short Audio Visuals with a max runtime of 3:21 Minutes. The idea of the competition is to have an international exchange of Audio Visual work. By submitting their work, authors participate in several adjudications in different countries. The closing date for this competition is 31 March 2019 and total results will be published on 30 June 2019. For more information please click on the following link: http://www.challenge321.org/

SALON CALENDAR

Please see the full list of National and International AV Salons for more information on closing dates, fees and links under the AV Salon Scene tab. 

SALON RESULTS

Please see the updated Salon Results under the AV Salon Scene tab, and advise me of any omissions in order that I may rectify the records. The onus is always on the entrant to let me know of any results, please. We want to celebrate with you!

NEWSLETTERS

AV MAKERS SA

Please click on the following link https://sites.google.com/site/avmakerssouthafrica/home/ for news and updates.

FIAP

Updated information on all FIAP related items may be found in the new FIAP Book at this link: https://www.fiap.net/en This is aimed at helping those planning to apply for FIAP Distinctions, especially under the new FIAP Sanctions Policy. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Cape photographers

Please diarise 28 April to May 1, 2019, for what promises to be a fun-filled Congress in Muskadel town, Montagu! The Cape Photographers Congress is not only for photographers from the Western Cape, Garden Route and Eastern Cape regions but also for photographers from other regions. The good news is that you can already register, by clicking on this link, Montagu Congress.

Enjoy your AV making!

Adri van Oudheusden
2018.12.08

 

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