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Making a Feature Film on a Micro-budget

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 13 Dec 2007, 6 – 8.15pm
Website: www.chapter.org
Location: wales

Outline:

What is a micro-budget feature, and how it can be financed? Film-makers Ben Pugh, (Producer’Shifty’) and Andy Noble, (Producer ‘Extraordinary Rendition’) will be in discussion with Film London’s Head of Production, Maggie Ellis and production finance Consultant Mike Kelly. With Film Agency for Wales Head of Talent Keith Potter and Head of Talent and Development Adam Partridge in attendance.

The panel will be followed by a screening of Extraordinary Rendition, a hard-hitting political thriller made on a micro-budget. That tells the story of an innocent man plunged into an Orwellian nightmare of being `rendered`.

This event is supported by Skillset, forming part of Film London’s Microwave Roadshow. Film London’s Microwave was the first UK micro-budget feature
production fund, launched in January 2006. Film London’s Microwave challenges filmmakers to produce a feature for no more than £100,000 and provides
training for filmmakers throughout the production process, from script to marketing.

Tickets: £2.00 with complimentary drink
To book ring: 44(0)29 2030 4400
enquiry@chapter.org

For more information contact
Holly Hawkins on:
holly.hawkins@filmlondon.org.uk
020 7613 7676

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Fresh Moves Screening

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Date: 6 Dec 2007
Website: http://www.vivid.org.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

Join VIVID on Thursday 06 December 2007 for your opportunity to view the best of recent moving-image work from the UK.

VIVID presents a screening of tank.tv`s recently released Fresh Moves: New Moving Images from the UK, a collection of film and video works by 24 of the best emerging and established UK-based artists. The event will be introduced by Laure Prouvost, curator at tank.tv.

Compiled by a panel including Hans Ulrich Obrist, director of Serpentine Gallery, and Stuart Comer, curator of film and video at Tate Modern, Fresh Moves encompasses fictional narrative, digital film, animation, montage and installation-based film work. Exploring a variety of subjects including politics, identity and aesthetic practices, the collection celebrates not only the artists featured, but the art of moving images as a whole.

Doors open at 6pm, screening starts 6.30pm. Please dress warmly.

Tickets: £3/ £2 concession (payable by cash/ cheque in advance or on the door).
Booking recommended.

VIVID, 140 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AR
Tel: 0121 766 7876

Area: not in wales

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New Media Coordinator / KTP Associate

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 30 Nov 2007
Location: wales

Outline:

We are looking for a graduate to develop and co-ordinate our New Media Community Arts strategy.

In this instance new media art is understood to mean the creative and expressive use of the most recent advances in technology, such as web and mobile technologies, in addition to more obvious digital imaging media.

You will work with Rhondda Cynon Taff Community Arts (RCTCA) supported by Cardiff School of Art & Design, UWIC as a New Media Co-ordinator. This exciting post will involve delivering a 2 year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme. The aim of the programme will be to develop an inspirational New Media Community Arts Strategy that will inform artistic policy and development within RCTCA and to establish New Media as a core area within RCTCA’s policies and development. You will have support in sharing your skills, developing your practice and gaining specialist management and coordination capabilities vital to this field.

For further information and to request an application pack please contact Yvonne Morgan on 029 2041 7140, ymorgan@uwic.ac.uk.

Previous applicants need not apply.

2 Year fixed term contract
Closing Date: 30th November

Area: southern bloc

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Valleys Creative Industries Forum

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 10 Dec 2007, 9.45am – 3pm
Location: wales

Outline:

Valleys Creative Industries Forum is a consortium of local authorities, national agencies and organisations keen to support the development of industries and people working in the fields of the arts, architecture, advertising, broadcasting, community arts, cultural heritage, dance, design, film, literature, music, new media, publishing, radio and television within the SE Wales Valleys.

We provide: inspiring speakers, lunch, lunch and networking.
You provide: Ideas, experience, constructive criticism and enthusiasm.

If you are working in the Creative Industries, and living or working in the valleys, come and tell us what you need to succeed!

To book your place, contact Helen Bartlett-Jones on 01443 490256 or by email on helen.bartlett-jones@rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk

Area: southern bloc

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European Design Awards

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Date: 15 Feb 2008
Website: http://www.ed-awards.com/
Location: international

Outline:

The European Design Awards is the comprehensive annual awards organisation acknowledging the best of graphic design, illustration and multimedia design in Europe.

The main objectives of the ED-Project are:
* To celebrate European design with all its regional distinctive elements as well as its common grounds.
* To facilitate European designers to meet, benchmark, be inspired and build networks.
* To promote and raise standards for communication design throughout Europe.
* To properly honour and award people who invest their passion in design
* To create a directory of best practise European communication design, where design buyers from around the world may compare and search for collaborators.

For more information and how to apply visit http://www.ed-awards.com/

Area: not in wales

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2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Date: 2 May 2008
Website: http://www.adaaentry.com/
Location: international

Outline:

The 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards gives higher education students from around the world the creative license to propel their careers in the future. Enter in 12 categories in 3 media areas endorsed by the industry, over $60,0000 US in cash prizes will be awarded in New York City.

The Adobe© Design Achievement Awards celebrate student achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition — which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative software — honors the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from the world`s top institutions of higher education.

Submissions close May 2, 2008.

For more information and to apply, visit the website: http://www.adaaentry.com/

Area: not in wales

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Heath Bunting: The Status Project

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 29 Nov – 5 Dec 2007
Website: http://www.trampoline.org.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

`The Status Project is an expert system for identity mutation,` says net art pioneer, Heath Bunting. Presently available as an online database, it forces the user to describe themselves through a set of multiple choice questions. While the Status Project currently maps the systems that control our documented identities, Heath is developing software which guides us through the process of building and modifying these official documents. With effects in the real world- ranging from getting a Tesco club card to appearing on the electoral register, the artists` ultimate aim is to apply for a passport with his new identity.

In this exhibition, the artist will present 5 maps of the system, one of which will be custom made for the Nottingham psychogeographic walk. His newly authored Status Manual, containing diagrams of the system, will also be on display during the exhibiton.

Area: not in wales

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National Eisteddfod Visual Arts Exhibition: Call for Entries

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 14 Feb 2008
Website: www.eisteddfod.org.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

The National Eisteddfod of Wales welcomes entries from any creative area for the 2008 Eisteddfod to be held in Cardiff.

Prizes will be available in the following categories:
*Fine Art: The Gold Medal for Fine Art (replica) and £5,000 to be awarded at the discretion of the selectors.
*Craft and Design: The Gold Medal for Craft and Design (replica) and £5,000 to be awarded at the discretion of the selectors.
*Young Artist Scholarship: £1,500 – awarded to the most promising candidate to enable him/her to pursue a course in a recognised school or college of art and design or attend master classes. The scholarship is open to those under 25 at the time of the eisteddfod.
*Ivor Davies Award: £600 – awarded to work in visual arts that conveys the spirit of activism in the struggle for language, culture and politics in Wales.

For further details and to receive an application form, contact:

Contact Info:
Eisteddfod Office, 40 Parc Ty Glas, Llanisien, Cardiff CF14 5DU
tel: 029 2076 3777
email: gwyb@eisteddfod.org.uk

Deadline Date – 14th February 2008

Area: all wales

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JORDAN McKENZIE – UNIVERSE

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 4-17 December 2007
Website: http://amino.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

London based artist Jordan McKenzie has created the new work, Universe, by taking two copies of Stephen Hawking’s book A Brief History of Time and employing an extremely laborious and time consuming drawing process, erasing the two hundred page text with black ink, obscuring all of the letters and numbers contained within the text except for zero’s and O’s. The result is images resembling star-lit night skies, images of the very universe that is the subject of the book. The meaning of the text, created through language and writing, becomes the foundation upon which the visual representation of the text’s subject matter is constructed.

Each of the drawn pages has been digitally scanned to produce a series of images that have been sequenced together as a gently crossfading slide show which will be projected as part of GLOW 07, the NewcastleGateshead Winter Festival, in the spectacular location of the Tyne Bridge Tower, and in the shop window of the former Boots shop, close to Grey’s Monument in the heart of Newcastle city centre.

The projection version of Universe is one of three formats in which McKenzie’s project will be presented. Later, the drawn pages will be published as a book and shown as a gallery exhibition.

Universe has been commissioned by amino and is produced for GLOW 07 by amino.

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Mal au Pixel 2008: call for projects

12:00 am in Festivals by bloc

Date: 1 Nov 2007
Website: http://www.malaupixel.org
Location: international

Outline:

The Mal au Pixel festival supports electronic art practices and research in the field of new media and technology. The festival presents experimental installations, audiovisual performances, practical workshops and public debates.

The third edition of the festival will focus on the theme of public space. We would like to investigate, for example, the question of online public space and virtual communities, interactive installations in the urban space, mobile infrastructures and new cartographies…

We are currently looking for both finalised projects as well as concepts/prototypes and we encourage people from all disciplines to participate and send us proposals. Artists, researchers, architects, designers, activists, musicians, performers, engineers, VJs, etc., are all welcome!

We will also support site-specific projects by granting artistic residencies and providing other production resources.

For full details and how to submit visit the website: www.malaupixel.org.

The deadline for submissions is 1 Nov 2007.

Area: not in wales