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Chinese Film Festival Studies Website Launch 0 M. Gallagher The website of the Chinese Film Festival Studies Research Network (sponsored by the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council) has been launched at: http://chinesefilmfeststudies.org/. The research network brings together scholars in the UK, China, other parts of Asia, Europe and the USA who are working on film festivals in Chinese-language territories and cultures (including the People's Republic, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and elsewhere). It will run for approximately one year. If you are interested in film festivals in the Chinese-speaking world or festivals that feature Chinese-language cinema elsewhere, please visit the website and sign up for updates. Do you have a festival report you’d like to contribute to the website? Or perhaps you have a question for network members? We want to hear from you and know why you’re interested in Chinese Film Festival Studies. Please feel free to write in either English or Chinese to chinesefilmfestivals@gmail.com We are currently compiling a bibliography of Chinese Film Festival Studies, which we will post at the website. If you have written anything or know of anything appropriate for the bibliography – academic article, report, blog post – please send it to us at the above email address before 30 September. Thank you Chris Berry and Luke Robinson (network coordinators) /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:EN-GB; mso-fareast-language:ZH-CN;}
by M. Gallagher
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image 0 D. Streible Registration is open for the Orphan Film Symposium at Indiana University Bloomington, September 26-28, 2013. Co-organized with NYU Cinema Studies, "Orphans Midwest" address the theme of Materiality and the Moving Image. Register here: http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/about/orphans-midwest/64 presenters, 50+ films, 100+ additional attendees (to include YOU). Premieres of new preservation work from films as early as 1894. New works from as recently as 2013 (Jane Gillooly's SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME). Rediscovered "lost" films (THE ORGY AT LIL'S PLACE, 1963, from the Kinsey Institute film collection). Live music. Food, drink. Keynote by Tom Gunning (U of Chicago). Schedule below and attached.Contact dan.streible@nyu.edu with questions. Thursday, Sept. 26 9am-5pm Indiana University Memorial Union (Dogwood Room) SCMS Nontheatrical Film and Media Scholarly Interest Group graduate student conference: Placing Orphan Films Conveners: Martin Johnson(Catholic U) andAndy Uhrich(IU) 6:30pm Opening Reception IU Auditorium 8:30pm Films for Cello in the Indiana University Cinema Four works presented by filmmakerBill Morrison with live performance by Opus 3 artist and cello virtuosoMaya Beiser Light Is Calling (2004) music by Michael Gordon Cello Counterpoint (2005) music by Steve Reich for Maya Beiser Just Ancient Loops (2012) music by Michael Harrison for Maya Beiser + world premiere of All Vows, with Michael Gordon’s music, "All Vows” (2006) Indiana University Cinema and the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program commissioned Bill Morrison’s All Vows. The project is supported by Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Institute. Friday, Sept. 27 in the Indiana University Cinema 9:00am Welcome Orphans Midwest trailer (Russell Sheaffer, 2013) Rachael Stoeltje (IU Libraries Film Archive), Jon Vickers (IU Cinema), Dan Streible (NYU Orphan Film Symposium) 9:15am Keynote by Tom Gunning (U of Chicago) 10:00am Silent-Era Films chair: Dan Streible Mike Mashon(Library of Congress) Paper Prints in the DataCine Era Dan Streible(NYU) A New Look at an Old Sneeze: Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (W.K.L. Dickson, 1894) x 3 Heddi Vaughan Siebel (media artist) Anthony Fiala’s Arctic Expedition Films, 1901-1905 + A Dash to the North Pole (Charles Urban, 1909) compilation film, with partially retitled with Swiss German intertitles. 35mm print from BFI National Archive Greg Wilsbacher(U of South Carolina) The Fox Varieties Series: Frogland (192?) and the Unreleased A Frontier Post (1925) 11:30am break 11:45am Media Migration chair: Jeff Martin (Independent Media Arts Preservation) Mike Casey(IU Media Preservation Services) The Media Preservation Initiative Stefan Elnabli (Northwestern Library) Digitizing 16mm Football Films Mona Jimenez (NYU) Early Video Processing Tools: Art & Technology 1:15pm lunch 2:30pm Educational Films and University Distribution chair: Rachael Stoeltje Alex Kupfer(NYU) University Extension Programs and Nontheatrical Film Distribution Natasha Ritsma (Kenyon College) History of the IU Audio-Visual Center Amy Beste (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) EB Films: The Living City (1953) Marsha Gordon(NC State U) & Allyson Nadia Field (UCLA) OnFelicia(U of California Media Center, ca. 1965) and Felicia Bragg 4:15pm break 4:30pm Indiana – Working for a Living chair: Greg Waller Donald Crafton(U of Notre Dame) and Andrew Beckman(Studebaker National Museum) Partnership of Faith(Studebaker Corp., 1949) Gregory A. Waller(IU) a home movie from Brown County James Paasche (IU) Transportation Underground: The Story of a Pipeline (Robert Young, for Indiana Farm Bureau Co-Op Association, 1953) 6:30pm dinner break (on your own) 8:30pm Portmanteau: 35mm, 16mm, HD, and ¼” Magnetic Audio Tape Kit Hughes (Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research) trailers from the Emile de Antonio Collection, including the German-language Point of Order (1964). Greg Wilsbacher introduces the premiere of the 35mm restoration A Frontier Post (Fox, 1925), musical accompaniment by Gabriel Gutierrez Arellano Jennifer Reeves introduces her hand-painted 16mm film Landfill 16 (2011) Albert Steg (Center for Home Movies) introducesSuitcase of Love and Shame (Jane Gillooly, 2013) and the suitcase of tapes he discovered Q&A with filmmaker and Guggenheim Fellow Jane Gillooly (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) Extramural Blue Note: IU Cinema’s public programming on this Friday night includes a midnight screening relevant to the symposium, but not technically part Orphans Midwest. Free admission for registered symposium attendees. 11:59 pm public screening (Adults only.) Eric Schaefer (Emerson College) introduces William Mishkin productions The Orgy at Lil’s Place (Jerald Intrator, 1963) 77’ + trailer for Fleshpot on 42nd Street (Andy Milligan, 1972) 2’ Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Indiana University Cinema 9:00am Outs & Trims chair: Noelle Griffis Nadia Ghasedi (Washington U) from Eyes on the Prize, Henry Hampton Collection Carolyn Faber (Kartemquin Films) from Kartemquin Films Noelle Griffis (IU) from the Peter Bogdanovich Collection 10:45am break 11:00am Off the Rails:Hell Bound Train chair: Brian Graney Jacqueline Stewart (U of Chicago) and Brian Graney(IU Black Film Center/Archive) Early Black Film Artifacts as Material Evidence: Digital Regeneration S. Torriano Berry (Howard U) Reconstructing the Eloyce Gist Film Fragments at the Library of Congress: Hell Bound Train (1929-30) and Verdict Not Guilty (1930-33) 12:30pm lunch 2:00pm Kinsey Institute Film Archive chair: Russell Sheaffer (IU) Eric Schaefer (Emerson College) on William Mishkin and The Orgy at Lil’s Place (1963) Joseph Slade (Ohio U) and Liana Zhou (Kinsey Institute) 3:30pm break 3:45pm Recontextualizing Bits and Pieces chair: Dan Streible Greg Wilsbacher on Indiana University Graduation (Fox Movietone News, 1929) Craig Kridel (U of South Carolina Museum of Education) Alice Keliher and theHuman Relations Film Series(1937-1942) Screening: a rare archival16mm print from the HR series: Fury (lynching) (Human Relations Commission, 1939) edited by Helen van Dongen from Fritz Lang's Fury (MGM, 1936) Andy Uhrich (IU) The Film Group of Chicago: Advertising Films and Verité Documentary 5:15pm break 5:30pm Materiality and the Moving Image: Closing Thoughts and Discussion Tom Gunning, Rachael Stoeltje, Dan Streible, Marsha Gordon, Jacqueline Stewart, et al. 6pm reception + dinner, IU Art Museum featuring Skip’s 16mm Silent Science Screeningprojected bySkip Elsheimer (A/V Geeks) 8:30pm Music in Orphan Films in the Indiana University Cinema Curated by Kelli Hix (Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) Hix Pix Mix are likely to include things such as: Andrea J. Kelley (IU): Hong Kong Blues and Lazy Bones (1941, Hoagy Carmichael) IU Archive of Traditional Music Asia Harman (IU Libraries Film Archive): Hoosier Promenade (Janet R. MacLean; IU Audio-Visual Center, 1957) Anne Wells (Chicago Film Archives): Park Band (Hedman-Gray, Inc., ca. 1965) Carolyn Faber (Kartemquin Films): Anonymous Artists of America (Gordon Quinn and Jerry Temaner, 1970) Greg Pierce (Orgone Archive): Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture of Harry Bertoia (Jeffrey Eger, 1971) Garden Gates: performing live with a collage of science and nature films from IU Libraries Film Archive Andy Uhrich (Center for Home Movies): Blanche’s Recital (Arthur H. Smith, 1977), with live accompaniment by Lylas (Nashville, Tennessee) Kelli Hix (Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum): Super 8 Kodachrome home movie of Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, and other country music stars in Anderson, Indiana (1971) Jake Austen (Roctober Productions): Chic-A-Go-Go highlights (Chicago Access Network Television, 1996-2013) Skip Elsheimer (A/V Geeks): All Girl Melody Makers (Castle Films, 1946) Sara Chapman (Media Burn Independent Video Archive): Cheat-U-Fair (Columbia College Visual Production Seminar, Jim Passin, 1980) Liz Coffey (Harvard Film Archive): Honky Tonk Bud (Scott Laster, 1986) Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound: Kincaid on Makin’ Music (WBIR-TV, Knoxville, 1983)
by D. Streible
Monday, August 12, 2013
Orphans Midwest: Materiality and the Moving Image 0 D. Streible Registration is open for the Orphan Film Symposium at Indiana University Bloomington, September 26-28, 2013. Co-organized with NYU Cinema Studies, "Orphans Midwest" address the theme of Materiality and the Moving Image. Register here: http://www.cinema.indiana.edu/about/orphans-midwest/64 presenters, 50+ films, 100+ additional attendees (to include YOU). Premieres of new preservation work from films as early as 1894. New works from as recently as 2013 (Jane Gillooly's SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME). Rediscovered "lost" films (THE ORGY AT LIL'S PLACE, 1963, from the Kinsey Institute film collection). Live music. Food, drink. Keynote by Tom Gunning (U of Chicago). Schedule below and attached.Contact dan.streible@nyu.edu with questions. Thursday, Sept. 26 9am-5pm Indiana University Memorial Union (Dogwood Room) SCMS Nontheatrical Film and Media Scholarly Interest Group graduate student conference: Placing Orphan Films Conveners: Martin Johnson(Catholic U) andAndy Uhrich(IU) 6:30pm Opening Reception IU Auditorium 8:30pm Films for Cello in the Indiana University Cinema Four works presented by filmmakerBill Morrison with live performance by Opus 3 artist and cello virtuosoMaya Beiser Light Is Calling (2004) music by Michael Gordon Cello Counterpoint (2005) music by Steve Reich for Maya Beiser Just Ancient Loops (2012) music by Michael Harrison for Maya Beiser + world premiere of All Vows, with Michael Gordon’s music, "All Vows” (2006) Indiana University Cinema and the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program commissioned Bill Morrison’s All Vows. The project is supported by Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Institute. Friday, Sept. 27 in the Indiana University Cinema 9:00am Welcome Orphans Midwest trailer (Russell Sheaffer, 2013) Rachael Stoeltje (IU Libraries Film Archive), Jon Vickers (IU Cinema), Dan Streible (NYU Orphan Film Symposium) 9:15am Keynote by Tom Gunning (U of Chicago) 10:00am Silent-Era Films chair: Dan Streible Mike Mashon(Library of Congress) Paper Prints in the DataCine Era Dan Streible(NYU) A New Look at an Old Sneeze: Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (W.K.L. Dickson, 1894) x 3 Heddi Vaughan Siebel (media artist) Anthony Fiala’s Arctic Expedition Films, 1901-1905 + A Dash to the North Pole (Charles Urban, 1909) compilation film, with partially retitled with Swiss German intertitles. 35mm print from BFI National Archive Greg Wilsbacher(U of South Carolina) The Fox Varieties Series: Frogland (192?) and the Unreleased A Frontier Post (1925) 11:30am break 11:45am Media Migration chair: Jeff Martin (Independent Media Arts Preservation) Mike Casey(IU Media Preservation Services) The Media Preservation Initiative Stefan Elnabli (Northwestern Library) Digitizing 16mm Football Films Mona Jimenez (NYU) Early Video Processing Tools: Art & Technology 1:15pm lunch 2:30pm Educational Films and University Distribution chair: Rachael Stoeltje Alex Kupfer(NYU) University Extension Programs and Nontheatrical Film Distribution Natasha Ritsma (Kenyon College) History of the IU Audio-Visual Center Amy Beste (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) EB Films: The Living City (1953) Marsha Gordon(NC State U) & Allyson Nadia Field (UCLA) OnFelicia(U of California Media Center, ca. 1965) and Felicia Bragg 4:15pm break 4:30pm Indiana – Working for a Living chair: Greg Waller Donald Crafton(U of Notre Dame) and Andrew Beckman(Studebaker National Museum) Partnership of Faith(Studebaker Corp., 1949) Gregory A. Waller(IU) a home movie from Brown County James Paasche (IU) Transportation Underground: The Story of a Pipeline (Robert Young, for Indiana Farm Bureau Co-Op Association, 1953) 6:30pm dinner break (on your own) 8:30pm Portmanteau: 35mm, 16mm, HD, and ¼” Magnetic Audio Tape Kit Hughes (Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research) trailers from the Emile de Antonio Collection, including the German-language Point of Order (1964). Greg Wilsbacher introduces the premiere of the 35mm restoration A Frontier Post (Fox, 1925), musical accompaniment by Gabriel Gutierrez Arellano Jennifer Reeves introduces her hand-painted 16mm film Landfill 16 (2011) Albert Steg (Center for Home Movies) introducesSuitcase of Love and Shame (Jane Gillooly, 2013) and the suitcase of tapes he discovered Q&A with filmmaker and Guggenheim Fellow Jane Gillooly (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) Extramural Blue Note: IU Cinema’s public programming on this Friday night includes a midnight screening relevant to the symposium, but not technically part Orphans Midwest. Free admission for registered symposium attendees. 11:59 pm public screening (Adults only.) Eric Schaefer (Emerson College) introduces William Mishkin productions The Orgy at Lil’s Place (Jerald Intrator, 1963) 77’ + trailer for Fleshpot on 42nd Street (Andy Milligan, 1972) 2’ Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Indiana University Cinema 9:00am Outs & Trims chair: Noelle Griffis Nadia Ghasedi (Washington U) from Eyes on the Prize, Henry Hampton Collection Carolyn Faber (Kartemquin Films) from Kartemquin Films Noelle Griffis (IU) from the Peter Bogdanovich Collection 10:45am break 11:00am Off the Rails:Hell Bound Train chair: Brian Graney Jacqueline Stewart (U of Chicago) and Brian Graney(IU Black Film Center/Archive) Early Black Film Artifacts as Material Evidence: Digital Regeneration S. Torriano Berry (Howard U) Reconstructing the Eloyce Gist Film Fragments at the Library of Congress: Hell Bound Train (1929-30) and Verdict Not Guilty (1930-33) 12:30pm lunch 2:00pm Kinsey Institute Film Archive chair: Russell Sheaffer (IU) Eric Schaefer (Emerson College) on William Mishkin and The Orgy at Lil’s Place (1963) Joseph Slade (Ohio U) and Liana Zhou (Kinsey Institute) 3:30pm break 3:45pm Recontextualizing Bits and Pieces chair: Dan Streible Greg Wilsbacher on Indiana University Graduation (Fox Movietone News, 1929) Craig Kridel (U of South Carolina Museum of Education) Alice Keliher and theHuman Relations Film Series(1937-1942) Screening: a rare archival16mm print from the HR series: Fury (lynching) (Human Relations Commission, 1939) edited by Helen van Dongen from Fritz Lang's Fury (MGM, 1936) Andy Uhrich (IU) The Film Group of Chicago: Advertising Films and Verité Documentary 5:15pm break 5:30pm Materiality and the Moving Image: Closing Thoughts and Discussion Tom Gunning, Rachael Stoeltje, Dan Streible, Marsha Gordon, Jacqueline Stewart, et al. 6pm reception + dinner, IU Art Museum featuring Skip’s 16mm Silent Science Screeningprojected bySkip Elsheimer (A/V Geeks) 8:30pm Music in Orphan Films in the Indiana University Cinema Curated by Kelli Hix (Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) Hix Pix Mix are likely to include things such as: Andrea J. Kelley (IU): Hong Kong Blues and Lazy Bones (1941, Hoagy Carmichael) IU Archive of Traditional Music Asia Harman (IU Libraries Film Archive): Hoosier Promenade (Janet R. MacLean; IU Audio-Visual Center, 1957) Anne Wells (Chicago Film Archives): Park Band (Hedman-Gray, Inc., ca. 1965) Carolyn Faber (Kartemquin Films): Anonymous Artists of America (Gordon Quinn and Jerry Temaner, 1970) Greg Pierce (Orgone Archive): Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture of Harry Bertoia (Jeffrey Eger, 1971) Garden Gates: performing live with a collage of science and nature films from IU Libraries Film Archive Andy Uhrich (Center for Home Movies): Blanche’s Recital (Arthur H. Smith, 1977), with live accompaniment by Lylas (Nashville, Tennessee) Kelli Hix (Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum): Super 8 Kodachrome home movie of Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, and other country music stars in Anderson, Indiana (1971) Jake Austen (Roctober Productions): Chic-A-Go-Go highlights (Chicago Access Network Television, 1996-2013) Skip Elsheimer (A/V Geeks): All Girl Melody Makers (Castle Films, 1946) Sara Chapman (Media Burn Independent Video Archive): Cheat-U-Fair (Columbia College Visual Production Seminar, Jim Passin, 1980) Liz Coffey (Harvard Film Archive): Honky Tonk Bud (Scott Laster, 1986) Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound: Kincaid on Makin’ Music (WBIR-TV, Knoxville, 1983)
by D. Streible
Monday, August 12, 2013
The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Panel Discussion 0 A. Gehlawat The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Panel DiscussionLecture | March 14 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room) | Note change in timePanelist/Discussants: Ulka Anjaria, Assistant Professor of English, Brandeis University; Ajay Gehlawat, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Theatre & Film, Sonoma State University; Snehal Shingavi, Assistant Professor of English, University of Texas, AustinSponsor: Center for South Asia StudiesWinner of numerous awards and the epicenter of multiple controversies, Danny Boyle’s 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire has fueled a series of debates regarding its depictions of India and the slum, its references to Bollywood, its global circulation and success, and its reception by critics and audiences. In this forum, Professors Ulka Anjaria, Ajay Gehlawat and Snehal Shingavi will discuss the "Slumdog phenomenon," the controversies the film has generated, and the effects the film has had on Indian cinema and broader (mis)perceptions of India and "Indianness." This talk coincides with the publication of The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology (Anthem, 2013), the first book-length study to examine this film. About the PanelistsUlka Anjaria is Assistant Professor of English at Brandeis University, with research interests in Indian literature and popular film, postcolonial studies and narrative theory. She is the author of Realism in the Twentieth-Century Indian Novel: Colonial Difference and Literary Form (Cambridge, 2012).Ajay Gehlawat is Assistant Professor of Theatre and Film in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University and the author of Reframing Bollywood: Theories of Popular Hindi Cinema (Sage, 2010). He is also editor of The Slumdog Phenomenon (Anthem, 2013)Snehal Shingavi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of the forthcoming The Mahatma Misunderstood: The Politics and Forms of Indian Literary Nationalism (Anthem, 2013).About the Book: Collecting, for the first time ever, a wide range of critical essays exploring this film from a rich variety of disciplinary perspectives, "The Slumdog Phenomenon” will be of interest to readers across the academic spectrum. Rather than offering a book-length study of the film from one point of view, this collection presents a variety of shorter pieces that consider "Slumdog Millionaire” from several different angles. Featuring a dynamic combination of landmark essays by leading critics and theorists, as well as newer pieces by emerging scholars, this collection will provide readers with an assortment of critical perspectives on a film that continues to generate fascination, curiosity and controversy around the world.Like us on FACEBOOKFollow us on TWITTERPARKING INFORMATIONPlease note that parking in not always easily available in Berkeley. Take public transportation if possible or arrive early to secure your spot.Event Contact: 510-642-3608  http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/csas?event_ID=63965
by A. Gehlawat
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
‘REFRAMING CINEMA HISTORIES’ UCC FILM STUDIES SYMPOSIUM, 22 MARCH 2013 0 Deborah Mellamphy UCC FILM STUDIES SYMPOSIUM‘REFRAMING CINEMA HISTORIES’ 22 MARCH 2013This one day symposium will address historical approaches to the study of cinema. Proponents of the 'historical turn' in film studies and what is termed 'new cinema history' have repeatedly called for an interdisciplinary research model and for  practices that require the use of a wide range of primary sources, but as the contexts in which we work evolve, how is our research and our field of study developing? What new studies, approaches and models are emerging?                                  SPEAKERS:•       Dr. Ciara Chambers (University of Ulster) explores British newsreels in Ireland•       Dr. Pierluigi Ercole (University College Cork) explores Fascist propaganda films in UK and Ireland•       Dr. Lee Grieveson (University College London) explores US and UK non-theatrical film in the early part of the 20th century.•       Dr. Peter Kramer (University of East Anglia) explores Stanley Kubrick and Post War Hollywood•       Dr. Judith Thissen (University of Utrecht) explores movie going in the Netherlands•       Dr. Gwenda Young (University College Cork) explores racial politics in Clarence Brown’s Intruder in the Dust.                                                            Symposium organisers: Pierluigi Ercole (UCC) and Gwenda Young (UCC)Symposium website: http://reframingcinemahistories.wordpress.com/Admission to this symposium is free but registration is required. Please email registration before 18 March to: uccfilmstudies@ucc.ieUCC Film Studies would like to acknowledge the financial support of the School of English, UCC and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UCC
by Deborah Mellamphy
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A Request from Noël Burch 0 N. J. Dye To whom it may concern, This request may be completely out of order, but as a life-member of the association... I am trying my luck. I am currently trying raise money for what will no doubt be my last personal film, via the on-line method of "crowd-funding"and the website "Kickstarter.com". Is there any way in which the relevant link... http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/598354066/the-gentle-art-of-tutelage could be posted to the members? Noël Burch  
by N. J. Dye
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Cine Migratorio Call for Entries 0 Courtney Sheehan Cine Migratorio, an international film festival about migration, is pleased to announce the opening of the call for entries for the 2nd edition, to be held June 5-9, 2013 in Santander, Spain.The Festival will present a program of artistically accomplished, thematically challenging and stimulating films about migration to students, migrants, Santander residents, and anyone who wishes to join us for this weekend-long event. We hope these films will incite reflection and discussion about migration, but also about the power of film to capture mobility in a modern age.Cine Migratorio encourages and invites media makers to submit films that speak to the topic of migration from any thematic angle, method of approach, or political perspective. Experimental films are as welcome as documentaries; we accept all film genres and running times. While some programs in Cine Migratorio will focus on migration in Spain, we invite filmmakers of all backgrounds to submit their films; migration knows no global bounds and neither will this festival.NOTE: If movies are not in Spanish or include Spanish subtitles, please plan to have Spanish subtitles created if your film is accepted for inclusion in the Festival.Our partner festivals are Play-Doc in Spain, Terra di Tutti Film Festival in Italy, Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan, ViBGYOR International Film Festival in India and Save the Immigrant Film Festival in the United States.Please find the Entry Form and Information & Guidelines attached below, as well as on on the Submissions page of our website: http://www.cinemigratorio.org/submissions/ The call for entries closes on March 1, 2013. Contact courtney@cinemigratorio.org for English-language inquiries, or libby@cinemigratorio.org for Spanish-language inquiries.
by Courtney Sheehan
Thursday, January 3, 2013
International Film Schools Festival, Poitiers, France 0 N. J. Dye Good morning, Like every year, the Rencontres Henri Langlois invite the representatives of cinema training organizations in Poitiers. This is the opportunity to come to the screenings and find out about the selection of student films, but also to meet, discuss and exchange about common problematics. We would like to draw your attention to the round tables which will be held during the Festival:Thursday December the 6th/ 10am-1pmSchool's meetingCome to meet the schools invited for our Focus: NATFA (Bulgaria), ADU (Croatia), UNATC (Romania), FDU (Serbia). The opportunity to confront working methods, to carry out interactions, to promote partnerships and cooperations.Friday December the 7th / 10am-1pmTeaching music for filmWhich place for the composing of film music in the cinema schools?Thank you to send back your booking form before November 20th.You can find the information on our website and don't hesitate to ask me for more details.Yours sincerely, Camille SANZ – Relations with film schoolsRencontres Henri LangloisInternational film schools Festival- 30 nov-9 décTAP – scène nationale/ 1 boulevard de Verdun – 86000 POITIERS – FRANCE T. +33 (0)5 49 03 18 92 / F. +33 (0)5 49 03 18 99
by N. J. Dye
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Turin Educational Consortium (TEC) 0 Debbie R. Rush The Turin Educational Consortium (TEC) http://turineducationalconsortium.blogspot.com/ offers long and short academic travelling opportunities in Turin (Italy) with seminars, guest speakers and of visits to local companies and studios. From food to fashion, walking through the history of the Italian nation, it's an opportunity you and your students can't miss! Given the Turin's rich cultural environment, students of all academic careers will enjoy coming here! Have you ever heard of the Turin Film Festival http://www.torinofilmfest.org/? it would make of your class abroad a unique experience! For further information please, e-mail me at lucyha19@gmail.com A presto! Lucia Dott.ssa Lucia Hannau TEC Executive Management Team Turin, Italy
by Debbie R. Rush
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Pragda, Spanish Film Club Grants 0 N. J. Dye Dear Sirs, I thought that Society of Cinema and Media Studies’ members and subscribers may be interested in the following opportunity: A new initiative by Pragda, Spanish Film Club offers grants to help universities bring the very best in contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema to campuses hoping to introduce students to the language and cultures of these territories. The inventive model allows universities to select a minimum of five films from a catalogue of 20 new titles to create a film festival on campus. Representing 10 countries, the films have been carefully selected by a team of experts and are backed by the most important festivals and film critics. This system also allows the organization of Q&As with the filmmakers online, as well as a wall to post comments and idea exchanges between professors, creators and students around the country. The grant deadline is March 15, 2012. Apply Now! Learn more at www.spanishfilmclub.com. We would appreciate if you could post it on your newsletter/website or help us spread the word in any way you see fit. Thanks!! Daniela Bajar -- Daniela Bajar Pragda 302 Bedford Avenue, #136 Brooklyn, NY 11249 Email: filmclub@pragda.com Spanish Film Club: http://www.pragda.com/spanishfilmclub Pragda: http://www.pragda.com/
by N. J. Dye
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Call for Hosts (MEA) 0 S. Nayar CALL FOR HOSTS MEDIA ECOLOGY ASSOCIATION (MEA) ANNUAL CONVENTION http://www.media-ecology.org Revised 9/12/2011 http://www.media-ecology.org Revised 9/12/2011 Preliminary Deadline: DECEMBER 15, 2011 Invitation to Apply Invitation to Apply The Media Ecology Association (MEA) invites applications from institutional sites around the world willing to host the Association's annual convention. Currently, the MEA is seeking sites to host the Annual Convention for 2013 and beyond. The convention, during which approximately 150–200 members gather, is held each June. Typically, the convention runs three full days, from Thursday through Sunday morning. The choice of weekend is generally left to the discretion of the host. (See the list of past convention sites below.) All proposals will be evaluated by the MEA Board of Directors. Board members are also available via email to answer questions. All proposals should be submitted via email to Sheila J. Nayar, at snayar@greensboro.edu. Deadlines for Applying First preference for 2013 sites will be given to proposals received by December 15, 2011. However, all applications will be considered until a suitable site is found. Applicants interested in hosting for 2013 and beyond are encouraged to attend the 2012 MEA Convention (Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, June 7–10), during which there will be ample opportunity to meet with members of the MEA Board of Directors. Guidelines for Applying We offer some guidelines for applying below. (We also urge applicants to read the MEA Convention Planning Manual before writing up their proposal. The manual is available through the MEA website.) There is no length requirement, but please make proposals as comprehensive as possible. If additional information or clarification is needed, the MEA Board of Directors may contact you directly. Site Specifics 1. Do you have a specific year in mind for hosting the convention? What dates in June do you propose? Describe the specific site – i.e., city, educational institution, various buildings in which the convention would be held. 2. What is your site's capacity? What rooms are available (e.g., classrooms for breakout sessions, meeting halls, exhibition space, banquet space) and what are their capacities? What technological support is available (e.g., Internet, projectors)? 3. What is your location's accessibility? Is it convenient for those traveling from points around the country and world? 4. Though it is not a requirement for hosting, can on-campus housing (e.g., dorm rooms, university-affiliated residences) be provided? If so, for how many and at what cost? Are nearby hotels available for members who wish to remain off campus? If so, can those hotels offer discounts to members? Can special deals with hotels be arranged? 5. Though it is not a requirement for hosting, can on-campus dining be provided? Can you provide complimentary beverages during the course of the day (e.g., coffee, water)? Can you provide complimentary breakfast? What are the potentials for your hosting/sponsoring receptions, lunches, and dinners? CALL FOR HOSTS MEDIA ECOLOGY ASSOCIATION (MEA) ANNUAL CONVENTION http://www.media-ecology.org Revised 9/12/2011 http://www.media-ecology.org Revised 9/12/2011 6. Though it is not a requirement for hosting, are there special tours that can be offered and/or attractions that attendees might like to visit? Are there locations at which dinners/receptions might be held? What social events do you envision? Support, Funding, and Affordability 1. What kind and what level of financial support will your site provide? Are there commitments for funds for the conference? If so, are these commitments firm? 2. Are there opportunities for partnerships and sponsorships that your site can uniquely provide? 3. If possible, please provide a simple business plan that lays out estimated incoming and outgoing monies. Hosting Specifics 1. Do you have someone in mind, either from the hosting location or from another location, who can serve as Convention Coordinator? (A convention committee composed of select MEA officers will communicate regularly with the coordinator.) 2. Are there any exceptions to the MEA Convention Planning Manual's guidelines that need to be taken into account in order for you to be able to host the convention in the way you would like? 3. Do you envision a particular theme for the convention? (A theme is optional, but if you wish to have one, your theme must be approved by the MEA.) Do you have any plenary speakers or particular sessions in mind? (Please note that some plenary events are determined by the Board, and all others are determined in consultation with the Board.) 4. Are there any special ways that your institution furthers the interdisciplinary and/or international nature of the Media Ecology Association? If you have not organized a conference before, think carefully about your organizational network and distribution of labor, as well as about contingency plans in the case of changes in people or funding arrangements. Past and Forthcoming MEA Convention Sites 1st Annual Convention, Fordham University, New York, New York, USA, June 16–17, 2000 2nd Annual Convention, New York University, New York, New York, USA, June 15–16, 2001 3rd Annual Convention, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, New York, USA, June 21–23, 2002 4th Annual Convention, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA, June 5–8, 2003 5th Annual Convention, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA, June 10–13, 2004 6th Annual Convention, Fordham University, New York, New York, USA, June 22–26, 2005 7th Annual Convention, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, June 8–11, 2006 8th Annual Convention, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Estado de México, México, June 6–10, 2007 9th Annual Convention, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, USA, June 19–22, 2008 10th Annual Convention, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 18–21, 2009 11th Annual Convention, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA, June 10–13, 2010 12th Annual Convention, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, June 23–26, 2011 13th Annual Convention, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, USA, June 7–10, 2012
by S. Nayar
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Call for Entries - Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 0 K. Ravetto-Biagioli Now accepting submissions of films, moving image works, residency and installation proposals for the 2011 Festival, to be held 21-23 October 2011 in Hawick, Scottish Borders.This year's Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival will be exploring landscape and the four elements: earth, air, fire and water, whether interpreted literally, metaphorically or catastrophically. A small number of short term funded residencies for artist filmmakers are also available.Details, submission guidelines and online entry can be found at:http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/  Click on "Submissions 2011"Deadline 10th June 2011.Background to the Festival:Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2011 brings a magical mix of screenings, special events and talks inspired by the theme of landscape and the four elements. Held in the Scottish Borders town of Hawick in October, 2011 will be our second year. Our first year was a great success, attracting capacity audiences for many of the screenings, with a number of significant international artists both screened and in attendance. The festival offers an ambitious and varied programme with feature films, youth and community screenings, and educational workshops. The moving image arts strand of the programme is artist-focussed, curated by Borders based artist Richard Ashrowan. This year we are lucky to offer some limited moving image artist residencies in the area, supported by the Creative Arts Business Network (CABN), while we also hope to expand the number of small scale artist installations in disused buildings within the town, to complement the main auditorium screenings.The festival itself is a partnership venture between Borders Arts Trust, Heart of Hawick and CABN (Creative Arts Business Network).Film Submissions:Priority will be given to films made in the last three years, though older films will be considered if there is a close thematic link. Short films of under 15 minutes duration will stand a much greater chance of selection. We are willing to consider feature length films only if they fit closely with our festival theme. In general, please do not submit your work if it does not fit with our theme this year - landscape and fire, earth, air and water. These elements can be interpreted individually, collectively, literally, metaphorically or psychologically, but a connection within the work should exist.Residencies and Installations:This year we have a small number of two week residencies on offer for moving image artists wishing to create site specific work for this year’s festival. We anticipate the residencies will happen in July and August at two rural locations in the Borders. We are interested to receive applications from moving image artists (at any stage in their career) with strong ideas for the creation of new work in some way related to the theme of this year’s festival. We are currently investigating a number of alternative disused spaces in the local town which may be suitable for showing moving image installation based work, in additional to single channel films. Each residency includes free accommodation for two weeks, plus an artists fee of £300. We regret we are unable to pay travel or any other expenses.Further information on the website submission pages.http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/ 
by K. Ravetto-Biagioli
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Oscars inquiry from Inside Higher Ed 0 Debbie R. Rush Hi folks, Here at Inside Higher Ed we're putting together an item in advance of Sunday's Academy Awards, where we're soliciting commentary on 2010 films from scholars who study cinema. Here are the three questions we're interested in: 1. Which of the films nominated for Best Picture should win? (Alternatively: Which film is likely to win but emphatically should not?) 2. What was the best film made last year that nobody has heard of? 3. What film is most likely to end up on an academic syllabus? If you have answers, I want to hear them! Please e-mail responses to me at steve.kolowich@insidehighered.com. Contrarian and/or feisty replies are encouraged, though not required. Mostly our hope is to bring in voices to talk about the triumphs and shortcomings of this year's crop of films from a scholarly perch. That said, brevity is a virtue. Responses that do not exceed 200 words -- and which arrive at the point promptly and forcefully -- are most likely to be quoted. THE DROP-DEADLINE IS THE END OF THE WORK DAY ON WEDNESDAY. I look forward to your comments! Best, -- Steve Kolowich Inside Higher Ed O: (202) 659-9208 ext. 122 C: (978) 509-6322 www.twitter.com/IHEtech
by Debbie R. Rush
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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