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Success in Regensburg, Germany



Bob Meacham's film Maybe Today was selected for screening at the International Short Film Festival held to mark the retirement from film of veteran film maker Oskar Siebert.


Siebert chose to celebrate by inviting films from every country where his work had been shown at festivals. Over the years he had success in AIFVF. He visited the USA with his daughter and film-making partner, Daniella. During their visit they shot Following the Trace of America's Indians. Festival entries were received from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Guernsey, Italy, Malta, Macedonia, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland  and the USA.


The beautiful city of Regensburg on the Danube showed no signs of the recent flooding. Its picturesque streets were thronged with holiday makers and local people enjoying summer ice-creams in pavement cafes. In a romantic cinema at the top of a medieval tower, the festival screenings were enjoyed by townspeople and visitng film makers alike. Even to be selected for showing was an honour. The documentary award went to Dima Ilieva for The Song, the drama award went to Eleonora Abela for  Katrina and the overall best in festival went to  Jaroslav Nykl for Largetto.


Bob Meacham