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  • Who Is Your Savior? (Regeneration Remix) [#geekgirl]

    Who Is Your Savior? (Regeneration Remix)

    [Via Home On The Strange]

  • #Antimedia by Florian Cramer [#geekgirl]

    Anti-Media by Florian Cramer

    “Anti-Media” Book Cover

    “The Cover of Florian Cramer’s new book is, in short, beautiful (and us posting this here has *absolutely nothing* to do with the fact he devotes an entire section of the book to discussing a work by our Creative Director…*cough*…).”

  • ACMI presents LIVE IN THE STUDIO for April: Queering the Small Screen #TV #queers #Melbourne #geekgirl

    Modern Family

    Modern Family

    The Australian Centre for the Moving Image presents Live in the Studio April event: Queering the Small Screen

    This April ACMI will take a look at the evolving face of queer representation on the small screen in its monthly Live in the Studio television appreciation night.

    With gay and lesbian characters popping up on everything from Modern Family and Glee to Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife and even animated hit Archer, queer visibility on the small screen has steadily risen over the past decade.

    Join SameSame‘s Travis de Jonk, Cherrie magazine’s Rachel Cook, cultural reviewer Tim Hunter, comedian Catherine Deveny, and author Alasdair Duncan, as they explore the most memorable series, characters and representations to come out of the television closet, and take a peek into what the future may hold for queers on the small screen.

    One Thursday each month in ACMI’s television studio, Studio 1, a collection of pop-culture commentators, academics and industry experts and luminaries get together to present a night fits somewhere between analysis and entertainment, allowing audiences to revel in TV past and present. For more information on Live in the Studio, visit acmi.net.au

    Dates              Thu 26 April 2012, 7pm
    Location         Studio 1
    Admission       Full $15 Concession $12 ACMI Members $11
    TICKETS

    PS. Don’t tell Pell #lol

  • Queer Fruits Film Festival – 2012 Call for entries: without a box #GLBTIQ #Queer #films #geekgirl

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    Queer Fruits Film Festival is open to innovative, entertaining, intelligent and celebratory films of all lengths; from short films, to selected features completed within the last three years.

    QFFF is looking for films which uplift and inspire; films which explore the serious realities and issues that confront the GLBTIQ communities.

     Fabulous films, which exude a charisma.

    **Judging:**

    A Distinguished Festival Jury will again independently judge the films and select award winners in all categories, with two special prizes : **Local Filmmaker Incentive** (open to queer filmmakers who are Northern Rivers’ residents) and **Jury Prize** to be awarded.

    **PRESTIGIOUS NEW AWARD:**

    In 2012, all Australian GLBTIQ films entered with a production date within the calendar year (from December 1st 2011) and 27 minutes or less in duration (including credits) will automatically also be eligible to be considered as Queer Fruits Film Festival’s nomination for the National Film & Sound Archive acquisitive award, now called The **NFSA Orlando Short Film Award** which carries a $5,000.00 cash prize and which will be awarded annually

     **ENTER YOUR FILM ONLINE NOW** – click [here](www.withoutabox.com/login/7806)

    Earlybird – until Friday March 30th, 2012

  • Gay Nuptials Wedding Cake Bash! “Whack shit without Fear” #bridezillas #midsumma #Melbourne #geekgirl

    On January 22nd, women in bouffant gowns and stylin’ tuxes will converge in Fitzroy’s Edinburgh gardens for an all-in wedding cake brawl – in the name of equal love and as part of the Midsumma Festival.

    The ‘Gay Nuptials Cake Bash’ is the latest in a series of women’s only fights held by ‘Femme Fight Club’ over the past two years from Melbourne to Berlin. The fights are non-spectator and were conceived as a place where women could express their natural aggression without fear of judgement or injury. In keeping with this weapons have included tomatoes, flowers, wine, wet newspapers, breadsticks, balloons, lettuce and beer.

    As event organiser Casey Jenkins explains “We’re more interested in breaking stereotypes than bones

    For the bash on January 22nd, they’ll be fighting for something more: marriage equality.

    “Femme Fights are all about trying to break down old fashioned prejudiced assumptions about gender,” says Jenkins, “We find the fact that Australia is still so blatantly discriminatory and obsessed with genitals, by dictating who we can love and commit to based on gender, appalling. It makes us want to chuck, so that’s what we’re going to do.”

    Jenkins hopes the cake fight will send a message to the Government that women aren’t going to sit pretty waiting for change; they’re prepared to get up and fight for gender equality in marriage.

    The event is for anyone who identifies as female, is strictly non-spectator (you show, you biff) and adults only though child minders will be on site. The cakes, which are vegan and made largely from discarded ingredients, will be provided and the rubble collected at the end of the event for compost. Provisions will be made to include those who have physical conditions such as being preggas or sporting broken limbs.

    The fight will be followed by a reception with live music so we can lick our tasty wounds.

     Event Details:

    Where: Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy, by the rotunda
    Melbourne, Australia
    Date: Sunday 22 January
    Time: 3pm
    Price: Full $8; Concession $6 (through Midsumma.org.au)
    Duration: 60 mins approx

    Dress: Bridezilla

    Links: http://www.midsumma.org.au/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2012/01/15/1419/-/-

    http://www.facebook.com/FemmeFightClub

  • Digital Art Commission Call Out: My Big Gay Family #Melbourne #Gay #geekgirl

    The City of Darebin is presenting, as part of Midsumma Festival 2012, a celebration of ‘My Big Gay Family’. Expressions of Interest are invited from digital artists to design, develop and prepare for presentation a public projection for the ProjectarT space at Northcote Civic Square between January 15 and February 5, 2012. The selected artist will be paid $2000. What does ‘Big Gay Family’ mean to you?

    ProjectarT is a facility to enable the projection of digital art onto the south wall of the Northcote Town Hall overlooking the Civic Square.

    To request an artists’ brief or for further information please call (03) 8470 8458 or email Bel Schenk, Arts and Cultural Development Officer.

    Expressions of interest are due by 5pm, December 7, 2011.

    Source: http://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/eNewsletter/eNewsletter.asp?id=103

  • Calling all Self publishers of the world! #zines #videos #geekgirl

    Hi Self Publishers of the world, as you may or not know the library has an exhibition at Salford Art Gallery running from 15th October 2011 to 29th January 2012.

    Pink Mince

    Pink Mince

    I am looking to show a film at the exhibition made up of short videos that contributers to the library have made of themselves. The video will explain why you personally self publish and about the zines you produce. To submit please email me your short talking head videos no longer than five minutes. I will compile and edit these together and add captions for the finished film. All are welcome to contribute to this project and I would like an eclectic range of zine makers to participate covering all the genres etc. So wherever you are making your zines it would be great to hear from you.

    Kind regards, Craig


    www.salfordzinelibrary.blogspot.com
    www.craigjohnbarr.co.uk
    www.matthewwalkerdine.co.uk

  • Turing Centenary 2012: Invitation to New Media Artists Call for Expressions #code #geekgirl

    Due 29 July 2011

    2012 is the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, the renowned mathematician, code-breaker and computer pioneer. This will be marked by an extensive series of events, which is being coordinated by the Turing Centenary Advisory Committee. As Turing worked at the University of Manchester for the last six years of his life, Manchester is one of the two main centres of this events programme – the other being London, where he was born.

    The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) plans to celebrate the Turing centenary throughout 2012. As Turing was a great innovator, MOSI is keen for its events to feature innovative creative works inspired by Turing and utilising the digital media made possible by the achievements of the early computer pioneers. MOSI invites written expressions of interest in this project which should include a description of the nature of the proposed work, how it links to Turing and the likely hardware requirement.

    Contact Pauline Webb
    Collections Manager MOSI
    p.webb@mosi.org.uk
    http://www.turingcentenary.eu/

  • Take Care {out} There Short Film #Competition #sexualhealth #queer #geekgirl

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    [www.takecare.org.au]()
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    Be part of the first major Sexual Health Short Film competition in Australia! The ALSO Foundation’s Take Care {out} There Program invites emerging filmmakers to submit Films and Digital Videos between 30 seconds and 10 minutes in length, around topics of GLBTIQ Sex and Sexual Health. Films must be about or must include Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Queer (GLBTIQ) themes, additional consideration will given for films that address sexual health and relationship issues around sexual health. There are no specific categories and all genres are given equal consideration. Formats may include: MiniDV, SP Betacam, WMV, Quicktime etc.

  • Queer Fruits Film Festival #queer #geekgirl

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    **Early Bird Entries Close: March 31**
    [www.queerfruitsfilmfestival.org]()

    The international Queer Fruits Film Festival wants your fabulous film. Whether it’s innovative or entertaining, intelligent or celebratory, a short or feature film send it to them now! To be eligible to enter QFFF, the film must be either by or about GLBTIQ persons, themes, or issues, that are relevant, recognisable, or of interest to the GLBTIQ community. Films from queer filmmakers and films with queer themes.

    Emerging or Established queer filmmakers are equally welcome to enter.