The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (IAC) Film and Video Library holds the world’s largest collection of outstanding amateur movies. In addition to winners of national and international competitions, they have archive material going back to the earliest days.
Compiled by IAC Films Officer, Bernard Ashby FACI in 1982.
CARTOONS AND CUT-OUT ANIMATION
CA – conventional animation style.
OU – cut outs or shapes animated.
MX – mixture of styles, the principle style follows the symbol.
NK – not known to me but an educated guess follows the symbol.
Catalogue reference number follows the makers name.
THE MILLSTREAM — Ashley Film Unit. 118
An animated cartoon.
1951 CA 16mm silent Col. 100ft.
LITTLE CINDERS – J.S. Eley. 120
A fairy fantasy containing some excellent animation work.
1952 NK/CU 16mm silent Cal. 600ft.
THE BATTLE OF WANGAPORE – Grasshopper Group. 1018.
Imaginative story of life on the North-West Frontier.
1955 CA 16mm sound Col. 300ft.
FOGHORN – F. Wouters. 1045
Cartoon illustrating the tune “Foghorn Boogie”.
1958 CA l6mm sound Col. 100ft.
RED TYPE – Albert Noble. 1052
Produced on a typewriter. A red character battles to get among the black characters.
1961 CA 16mm sound Col. 125ft.
VICTORIA’S ROCKING HORSE – Errol Le Cain.
Cartoon story set in Victorian times. ACW 1062
1962 CA 16mm sound Col. 250ft.
THE REJECTED ROSE – Stuart Wynn-Jones. ACW 1058.
Cartoon about unrequited love and the creative urge.
1962 CA 16mm sound Col. 180ft.
BLACK TYPE – Albert Noble – ACW 1063
Letters of the alphabet do battle.
1963 CA 16mm sound B/W l00ft.
THE MELANCHOLY CASE HISTORY OF ALGERNON CAITHNESSBY – Alan Cleave. ACW 1O22.
An animated cartoon reflecting humorously and cynically on juvenile delinquency.
Blow up from 8mm. 1963 CA 16mm sound Col. 77ft
THE RUNAWAY EASTER EGG – Joyce Bolton. MM1119.
Mrs Bolton’s class of five-year-olds aid the work on this film.
1963 UK/CU 8mm blow up to 16mm sound. Colour 75ft.
THE THREE MUSICIANS – Alex Cassie. MM1121.
Animated study of Picasso paintings. Spoof commentary sends up critics.
1963 CA 8mm sound Col. 200ft.
A FABLE – Derek Philips. 1063
A cartoon pointing the way to over ¬population.
1964 CA 16mm sound Col. ll4ft.
PROBLEMS END – Derek Philips. 1064
Comment on how tricky problems are avoided.
1964 CA 16mm sound Col. 123ft.
THE HAPPY PRINCE – Peter Pearse.
From an Oscar Wilde story. ACW1081.
1965 NK/CA 16mm sound Col. 250ft.
THE FAN – Derek Philips. ACW1O84
About a lonely music lover whose admiration for the piano of the man downstairs knows no bounds.
1965 CA 16mm sound Co1. 150ft.
THE LINE – Derek Phillips. ACW1085
Cartoon wittily expounding the theory that the ups and downs of life cancel each other out.
1965 CA 16mm sound Col. 200ft.
THE GREATER COMMUNITY ANIMAL – Derek Phillips. MM1067.
Consists almost entirely of words and phrases jumping, gliding and re-arranging themselves.
1967 CA 16mm sound Col. 255ft.
A PASSING PHASE – Derek Phillips. MM1068.
Tells the history of the world and forecasts it’s extinction after centuries of turbulence.
1968 CA 16mm sound Col. 250ft.
THE LUM HAT WANTIN THE CROON – Alex Cassie.
A hot-tempered Highlander tries to explain a traditional Scot poem to a dim-witted Sassenach. 1968 CA 16mm sound Cal. 100ft. MM1071
ANIMALS IN MOTION – John Straiton. MM1074.
In 1878 Edward Muybridge ‘filmed’ a trotting horse by setting up a row of still cameras. This film shows the results of this work.
1969 CA & CU 16wm sound Col/B&W
BASIL BROOPER – Michael Cobert. 8111s
Originally made for a safety competition. Accident-prone Basil is guaranteed to come a cropper.
1969 CA Standard 8 sound Col. 120ft.