POCKET FILMS FESTIVAL (3rd edition)
International festival of films created with mobile video telephones
Centre Pompidou, 8, 9 and 10 June 2007
The third edition of the Pocket Films Festival, organized by the Forum des Images, will take place on June 8, 9 and 10th, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and SFR, its founding sponsor.
After only two editions, the Pocket Films Festival has revealed the artistic possibilities of mobile phones as a new tool of creation and broadcasting.
Attentive to the emergence of these new cinematographic sources, several national and international film festivals have already shown Pocket Films Festival selections. Along with these video creations, the festival has become a leader in programming mobile phone video productions and broadcasting in todays society.
Through several screenings programmed on Friday 8 June, the public will be able to discover original digital worlds imagined by students of schools such as the Femis, the studio Le Fresnoy, Ensad (Paris), ESAV (Toulouse) as well as the Median Projekt - Wuppertal (Allemagne) and the University of Communication, Cinema and Design – Belo Horizonte (Brésil).
... The Pompidou Centre, for the second year in a row, is collaborating with the Pocket Films Festival, and will present its institutional and reserach expertise concerning new technologies and modern art during several professional meetings organized by the IRI (the Research and Innovation Institute - www.centrepompidou.fr ) on Friday 8 June.
Fluxus International Film Festival on the internet (Brésil), Mobile Exposure (États-Unis), “MicroMovies”, ( http://mymo.tv ) associant les festivals de courts métrages interfilm Berlin (Allemagne), le St. Kilda Film Festival (Australie) et le Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de São Paulo (Brésil).
La compétition One Take, organisée par le Festival International du Film de Rotterdam (Pays-Bas) auprès des invités du festival et des étudiants de la De Kooning Academy.
Le projet MotoFilm, associant le Talent Lab du Festival International du Film de Toronto (Canada) et Motorola.
Lommefilm (Danemark), The Smalls (Royaume-Uni) et Blackboxtv (Chine), Telemig arte.mov (Brésil) communautés hyperactives de jeunes créateurs.
Cellflix Metroer (Chine) et Corfofonino Film Festival (in Italia, ... il premio per i vincitori della tre sezioni consiste nella trasmissione sull'Home Page di www.Multiplayer.it , nella sezione mobile di www.Cineuropa.org (www.Cineuropa.mobi ) e nella web tv www.shortvillage.tv
other NEWS about -
- be mobile Venice competition http://bemobile.makadam.it/
- A new website, Mobstars, has launched a competition aimed at mobile filmmakers. The three best entrants will each receive a MacBook, with Final Cut Pro Express loaded. via tectonic.co.za
- http://www.wotnext.com.au/sff/ Sydney Film Festival Mobile Competition
- The SXSWclick film competition is open to films ten minutes in length or shorter: “SXSWclick is a year-round initiative created to showcase short-form storytelling via mobile devices and the web.” http://sxswclick.com
- Ein Handyfilmwettbewerb, für den von April bis September an verschiedenen Stellen im Bezirk Moabit Filme eingereicht werden können. http://www.21mb-moabit.de/index.html
- YaTube is a short film competition we're sponsoring as part of The Leith Festival. There's no theme or format, just a strict rule that your film is one-minute long. No more, no less.
You can shoot it on anything you like, from a Bolex to a mobile phone. As an ad agency, we work in short time-lengths and we like ideas you can describe in a single sentence. So here's one final short sentence from us: You've got sixty seconds to live. http://www.ya-tube.co.uk/ (via http://pagetoscreen.blogspot.com )
- BAFTA and Orange have joined forces to create the ultimate short film competition where 15 lucky winners will attend The Orange British Academy Film Awards on 11 February 2007.
- DepicT! is Watershed's unique filmmaking competition, part of Encounters International Short Film Festival, which challenges filmmakers from across the globe to come up with a compelling, imaginative idea and distil it into 90 seconds of cinematic originality. http://www.depict.org/ ( via http://blog.davidfeldt.com/2007/01/28/19/)
- a blog about mobile event http://mobilevent.blogspot.com/
POCKET FILMS FESTIVAL (3rd edition)
Various Locations, Netherlands
Sept. 20-30, 2007 - Deadline: June 1, 2007
Media Art Friesland Festival 2007, in its 11th edition, is the international platform for audiovisual arts, as video, film, new media, sound, installations and Internet in the north of the Netherlands. It invites you to send your works in the areas of film, video, DVD, CD-ROM & Internet project, installation, performance and workshop. The main locations are Leeuwarden, Drachten, Beetsterzwaag and Groningen. Visit www.mediaartfriesland.nl for more information.
Etichette: Media Art Friesland Festival 2007
VSA arts embarked on an ambitious pursuit to identify artists with disabilities who combine visual art and technology. Selected by a distinguished jury, these artists are at the forefront of using New Media to convey personal experience.
The theme, renascence, invites artists to consider a rebirth of the senses. These artists demonstrate personal experience in innovative ways and invite active participation by the viewer. The resulting exhibition compels us to think deeply about our humanity—the differences and similarities that bridge our lives.
We offer our most sincere congratulations to the artists who are making great strides in this new frontier. This exhibition advances the dialogue for artists with disabilities and their artistic contributions. The future is open to powerful possibilities.
Soula Antoniou, President
RENASCENCE, NEW MEDIA, DISABILITY, AND CREATIVITY
by Patrick Lichty, Professor of Interactive Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago
The emergence of expression in New Media art forms is being seen throughout the contemporary art world, and many artists with disabilities are using it as a form of “second birth,” or renascence. When I mention “New Media,” this refers to art that incorporates digital technology, and more specifically, not just digital print, but live, interactive works that exist on the Web and in the gallery as interactive video, robotics, virtual reality, and sculpture. New Media uses technology not merely as a tool, but as a medium with special forms of expression unique to itself and the technological culture in which we live.
Exploring this new world of art is the purpose of VSA arts’ Renascence 07 exhibition.
In the late 1990s, there was an advertisement that spoke of the Internet as a place where there would be no differences in race, disability, or gender, and we would be set free to do whatever we chose.
Although currently, realization of this dream is imperfect at best, many of us who have disabilities have found the new global village a place where we can express our differences or pass as “un-different” as we choose.
Understanding that there are some who are given the opportunity for renascence through electronic media asks us to understand that the same media also present tremendous challenges. Certain levels of ability in technology require access, education, and aptitude across many disciplines, and people with disabilities are often not given equal opportunities to learn in the educational system. For adults, support is often limited, as Social Security and public programs usually only offer subsistence funding and do not allow for the purchase of expensive electronic art materials, software, and similar equipment.
Last, consider that electronic media is largely visual, has certain ergonomics and interfaces that provide challenges for those with different abilities. Frequently, all of these issues are dealt with in relative silence if that artist with a disability does not wish his or her challenges to constitute the subject of the work.
VSA arts has been truly forward-thinking in organizing this exhibition. This exhibition expands our understanding of New Media electronic arts and the diversity of the peoples who participate in them.
ABOUT THE JURY
DAVE EVERITT ( www.daveeveritt.org )
BYEONG SAM JEON ( www.bsjeon.net )
PATRICK LICHTY ( www.voyd.com )
MARISA OLSON ( www.marisaolson.com )
BILL SHANNON ( www.virtualprovocateur.com )
CHAS DE SWIET
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
PHANTOM PAIN, 2006
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA
PAPER DOLL, 2006
DIGITAL VIDEO (1 minute 36 seconds)
JU GOSLING aka ju90
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
FILM-DANCE INSTALLATION (6 minutes 12 seconds)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
LEON LIM’S SILENT STORY, 2007
PSYCHOS CYCLE, 2004-PRESENT
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, NET.ART
HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY
Soula Antoniou, President
Stephanie Moore, Director of Visual Arts
Jennifer Wexler, Visual Arts Coordinator
VSA arts is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. VSA arts provides educators, parents, and artists with resources and the tools to support arts programming in schools and communities. VSA arts showcases
the accomplishments of artists with disabilities and promotes increased access to the arts for people with disabilities. Each year millions of people participate in VSA arts programs through a nationwide network of affiliates and in more than 60 countries around the world. VSA arts is an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Renascence 07 debuted at the Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery, June 1–28, 2007.
For more information visit: www.vsarts.org/renascence
Etichette: Renascence 07
Author Cory Doctorow discusses his book "Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present" as part of the Authors@Google series. This event took place Monday, May 21, 2007 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA Cory Doctorow is the co-editor of the boingboing blog, and author of the books Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, Eastern Standard Tribe, and Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. A fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Doctorow writes for such publications as Wired, Popular Science, The New York Times and MAKE. In 2000, he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer.
Etichette: Cory Doctorow