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EMMEDIA Call for Participants – Canola Oil: Compression Camp | May 9 | Calgary

An Open Access Intensive Production Camp!

A tradition since 2002, EMMEDIA Compression Camps offer artists and independents the freedom to translate ideas and concepts into short videos that are compressed and uploaded for web-streaming on-line at Works can be experimental, performative, dramatic, reportage, documentary, even After Effects or Flash pieces, but can only have a maximum duration of five minutes, and is able to be completed in one or two sessions. All equipment and edit suites are provided free of charge for projects dedicated to this program. EMMEDIA staff and an artist will be on hand to provide creative and technical assistance and support.

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EMMEDIA Call for Submissions: OIL | Deadline June 1, 2011

Oil. It fuels our cars, it furnishes our homes, it feeds our debates, our wars. Oil, almost magic, which can be transformed into a multitude of products, toys, fertilizers, carpets, shampoo, insulation, golf balls, credit cards, lipsticks, plastic bags, bottles. A strange philosophers’ stone giving immortality to pop bottles and plastic forks.
How are we going to negotiate our dependency and oil addiction with our environmental concerns? Who defines the Industry practices? How can the individual contribute to the emergence of solutions? What is the role of the artist, writer, poet?

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National Film Board Information Session in Edmonton, March 24

NFB NOW : A Linear & Digital Information Session

Attention Edmonton filmmakers, digital creators, and artists – are you interested in developing a film or interactive project with the NFB? Do you have strong story ideas, either linear or digital, that push boundaries in both form and content? Are you looking for new storytelling challenges?

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Edmonton’s Hired Gun Films Produces First in Documentary Film Series Featuring Bill Bourne

Bill Bourne on For the RecordFor the Record is a documentary film series produced by Edmonton filmmaker Ben Babchishin to document the creative process in singer/songwriters as they record new work. The series follows artists as they create organic world music, including folk, blues, reggae or any other genre of indigenous sound. The show is a hybrid, mixing elements of both documentary and reality tv and it’s being produced independently and primarily promoted and marketed online. Bill Bourne is the first singer/songwriter featured in the series. Below is a 5 minute trailer produced, written and directed by Ben Baby for Hired Gun Films, a cut from one of the tracks of his soon to be released album “free radio dance Band.”

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Show Us Your Shorts Festival of Short Films, Calgary, April 21 – 23, 2011

Show Us Your Shorts (SUYS) is a submission based festival of short films begun as practicum for Film 441: Film Festivals class by University of Calgary undergraduate students in 2009. SUYS is an ally member of the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society AMAAS. 3rd Annual Show Us Your Shorts Festival of Short Films, Calgary, April 21 – 23, 2011.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)