Jul 25

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4th International Film Festival of Kashmir 2014

The dance film I made with Rob Kitsos, "A Moving," has been accepted to the Kashmir International Film Festival from August 2-11 2014!

If you just happen to be in the Kashmir, that would be your chance to see it ... ;-)

 

Oct 31

AMoving-SunsetThe film I made with choreographer Rob Kitsos is showing at Dance in Vancouver next month!  Please come down and see it on the big screen, along with other local dance films.  Details to come...

Thursday November 21, 6.30-8pm VIFC

Radar: Exchanges in Dance Film Frequencies is a program dedicated to the exploration and evolution of dance film through connecting artists scene by scene. Curated by filmmaker/curator Adam Sekuler and choreographer Shannon Stewart, RADAR features movement based films of many budgets, styles and perspectives, creating a platform of local/national and international exchange that allows artists to publicly screen their work, discuss, get feedback, and meet other artists working in the same form. In 2013, RADAR screenings took place place in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Portland, and Minneapolis. Presented by Vancity Theatre and the Northwest Film Forum in association with The Dance Centre.

“A Moving” is a contemporary dance trio that was performed at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in March of 2012. The trio was performed within an initialization of visual art by Michael Morris in his exhibit on Concrete Poetry. The dance was performed to music by Martin Gotfrit, choreography by Rob Kitsos and performed by Kim Stevenson, Katie DeVries and Rob Kitsos. The trio was then transplanted into different locations in and around Vancouver BC, filmed and edited by Flick Harrison. The title was taken from an interchange between Sally Banes, Noel Caroll and Monroe Beardsley on what makes the motions of our bodies ‘dance’.

“A Moving” is an interpretation of the presence of body, gesture and contemporary movement within non-traditional environments. The movement sequence continues throughout the film as the environments interchange between the original performance at the Belkin Art Gallery, to urban architectural locations –to natural environments in and outside the city on Vancouver BC. Through seeing the dance in places we inhabit in the everyday we make our moving bodies accessible, visceral and readable in ways that can become detached in the traditional settings of the theater. Through these sequences, we also perceive the design of our environments in relation to our bodies in a new context.

Sep 25

(FROM THE NW FILM FORUM)

British Columbia artists are invited to submit innovative examples of film and video that reflect the body in motion or dance-based performance for entry in RADAR, a night of short dance films screening at the Vancity Theatre as part of the Dance In Vancouver Festival.

Single-channel video will be accepted in the following categories: narratives, documentaries, abstract and experimental shorts that are staged work remade for the camera (not documentation), choreography created specifically for the camera, as well as the moving body articulated through animation and new media. All work must be no longer than 15 minutes in length.  Performances videos are also considered. Please consider our curatorial question – would we rather see this dance live? Does the video represent a strong marriage of two arts, dance and film?

RADAR is a program that dedicated to the exploration and evolution of dance film through connecting artists scene by scene.  Curated by filmmaker/curator Adam Sekuler and choreographer Shannon Stewart, RADAR features movement based films of many budgets, styles and perspectives, creating a platform of local/national and international exchange that allows artists to publicly screen their work, discuss, get feedback, and meet other artists working in the same form.  In 2013, RADAR screenings took place place in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Portland, and Minneapolis.

Who can apply? Current residents of British Colombia

Entry Guidelines

Submissions will be accepted until Oct. 15

Preview screeners must be submitted via vimeo, youtube or other links. If chosen, work must be available in quicktime formats.

Submissions should be no longer than 15 minutes in length.

Please enclose contact information with your submission. You will be notified by e-mail if your work is accepted by Oct 20.

Contact Adam Sekuler [email protected] if you have any questions or need more information.

Aug 10

From
The Georgia Straight.

"It was announced yesterday that the Vancouver International Film Festival has secured a number of new screens for this year, most of them downtown.

Director Alan Franey was sounding less than optimistic when VIFF lost its core venue last November with the closure of the Empire Theatres Granville 7.

The problem has been solved with the introduction of SFU's Goldcorp Centre for Performing Arts and the Vancouver Playhouse."

Read More.


Jul 20

SEEKING SHORT SCIENCE-FICTION & FANTASY FILMS for a 1-hour program at VCON SF & F convention October 4-6 2013 in Vancouver, BC.  Deadline for submissions is August 5.

Do you have a short SF&F film, a good standalone excerpt, or a fantastic trailer that we could show?

The definition of Science Fiction and Fantasy is quite broad - so give it a shot! Vancouver-made films will be given priority.

VCON HAS A PIRATE THEME THIS YEAR!  But that isn't necessary for your film to be included.  It would be cool, though.  Arrrr.

At the convention, screening organizer Flick Harrison will also do a reading from his unpublished SF novel, HOME IS IN THE HARD DRIVE - but that is a separate event.

The program may tour if there is support for it from other cons.

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Nov 8

Catherine Falkner and I made an avant-garde propaganda film in Newfoundland with the Tordon Players during our residency at Black Bag Media Collective... The first public screening will be this Friday! Check it out:

IN MEDIAS RES

A short film festival featuring artists living and working in Mount Pleasant.

Graciously supported by the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Small Grants Project, the Vancouver Foundation and VIVO Media Arts.

// DOORS AT 8:30PM | SCREENING BEGINS AT 9PM //

We are excited to be featuring the following artists:

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Sep 21

I have too many blogs!

For instance, over at the Something Collective blog for our community project at Renfrew, this is what I've been up to: gathering info from the board of directors for our community mapping project.

Renfrew’s Board Maps their community | Our Footprint @ Renfrew.

Feb 7

"...While talent is an undeniable part of the mix, nurturing has a lot to do with the result. And the Quebec film industry’s success is due in no small part to Radio-Canada’s role as an incubator."

Hébert is one of Canada's most astute political writers.  Today she does a really good analysis of how arts funding, including public broadcast funding, lead indirectly to impact around the world and commercial box-office success. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 2

Now that I'm writing about cinema for Momentum magazine, please send me all your bike film stories and information! That doesn't just mean movies about bikes, it means cycling artists / filmmakers as well. Momentum is about the self-propelled lifestyle, from environmental, economic and political stuff to social, fashion and health angles - so if you have a cinema / video / moving-picture spin that involves human-powered machinery, try me out.

Meanwhile, here's this CALL FOR ENTRIES from the Bike Film Festival:


Bicycle Film Festival | Trailer from casagrafica on Vimeo.

NINTH ANNUAL BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL
Deadline For Entries Is March 7

http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com

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Jan 1

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There's a survey you should check out at the site of this Experimental Media Congress in Toronto, April 2010.

It's a part of the Images Festival in Toronto, and

"This gathering aims to serve as a continuation of the conversations that
took place at the Fourth Experimental Film Congress held in Toronto in
1989. That massive and contentious event, which is well known to many on
this list, attempted to bring together the broad international film
community for a dialogue on the state of the avant-garde."

Anyone interested in attending, or who feels confident their time spent answering questions is worthwhile for the ripple effect on the worldwide experimental scene... go check it out.

The congress promises to re-open some debates that have been ongoing for decades, regarding canonization of avante-garde artists and institutionalization of marginalized authorities - if ya know what I mean.

I can only assume Zero for Conduct (i.e. me) will be there, rousing some sort of rabble.

Check out Al Razutis' articles and manifesto pages that hint at the schism caused by the previous conference in 1989, with prominent filmmakers boycotting and avoiding while others considered the event a big success.

I saw the call on FRAMEWORKS which is an extremely long-lived, wide-ranging and international email discussion group about experimental filmmaking.

It was posted by:

Scott Miller Berry
(on behalf of the local organizing & host committee)

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA CONGRESS
7 to 10 April, 2010
Toronto, Canada
http://www.experimentalcongress.org

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