David made it quite clear that he wasn't keen on a system of judging that relied on points out of ten for technical expertise, as this more often than not clouds the issue as to whether the film had succeeded in making its point or not.
He was very kind about our Secretary's film, although he qualified this by saying that having seen the other film from our competition in contention for first place, he would now choose this over his original choice. As a result, the £10 note went back into my wallet!!
An enjoyable and interesting evening and we look forward to David's next visit.
Tonight, we welcomed an old friend from Cheadle and Gatley, David Andrew and not forgetting his wife Sheila. David has visited Burnley many times to give talks on many and varied subjects relating to film making and so on this occasion he tackled the thorny subject of "Judging" entries in competitions. David has been on the judging panel for the IAC and BIAFF Competitions for some years, so he is well qualified to speak on the subject.
Our Secretary approached the evening with some trepidation as David had chosen one of Keith’s films to illustrate a point about judging. He explained to us the system used by BIAFF, which he had over the years tried to improve and also what he saw as his approach to judging.