Aust – SFF MobileMovies competition
Great prizes to be won!
Get mobilised. Grab your mobile and start making movies. The WotNext
MobileMovies Award is all about talent, determination and raw creativity.
Use the theme ‘Transport yourself’ to produce a one minute short film.
Upload it to www.wotnext.com.au/sff and you can win $4,000 cash, a MacBook
Pro, a Samsung mobile phone and lots more!
Phone: +61 2 9318 0999
Fax: +61 2 9319 0055
ABC Online’s POOOL Project for digital artists
Submissions are invited from regionally based artists to be
part of POOOL, an ABC online initiative for digital artists. POOOL is
seeking ‘Digital Artbites’ from rural and regional artists reflecting
developments and explorations in new media arts. Contributions can be from
individuals, collaborations or artist collectives of any age, and can
include digital stills, mobile art, animations, music, documentaries,
audio, text and video art, etc. Each contribution can be complete or
excerpted works of up to a maximum of 5 minutes duration. Your submission
does not have to be especially created for the POOOL project, it can be
something you made 1-2 years ago. There is no fee for artists publishing
on POOOL. All works will be published on a ‘rolling basis’ between 1 July
2007 and 1 July 2008.
Contact: Sarah Last, POOOL Curator
Deadline: 15 June
Program dates: 1 July – 30 July
Western Australia – Applications now open at PICA
PICA is now accepting applications for the 2007 Research and Development
fund and for the 2008 Exhibition and Studio program. The R&D fund offers
an opportunity to independent West Australian artists not currently
receiving recurrent government funding. The fund develops projects that
cross all disciplines, technologies and art forms toward the creation of
hybrid work. Applications are also open for PICA’s 2008 Exhibition and
Studio program. PICA is looking to work with artists whose work reflects a
contemporary approach; conceptually refined; experimental and innovative;
pursue new media and ideas; and exhibit technical innovation and
excellence. Through its Exhibition Program, PICA is particularly committed
to working on solo projects with Western Australian artists and also
welcomes proposals for local and interstate group shows.
Deadline: Applications for both close at 5pm, Friday 29 June, 2007.
Phone: 08 9228 6300
RealPlayer has announced a new version of their RealPlayer that will be available as a PC-only public Beta in June. The player allows users to download and organize nearly all embedded internet video content (Flash, WMV, QuickTime) including content from popular video sites like YouTube, Comedy Central, and CNET.
The new video download feature integrates fairly elegantly into your Web browser (yes, it works on Firefox). It works by temporarily displaying a small, fairly unobtrusive download tab in the right top corner of any video content it detects on a given Web page. It’s even able to record streaming internet video in real time. One feature it lacks, however, is the ability to export your downloaded video content to an iPod-compatible format. You can, however, use RealPlayer to burn your downloaded videos to CD, and if you pony up some money for RealPlayer Plus, they give the ability to burn video content to DVD.
Screening only at ACMI (in Melbourne) is Daft Punk’s latest film, Electroma. It premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and finally gets a limited run as part of our First Look program. Hot on the heels ofACMI’s recent screenings of Daft Punk’s previous film, Interstella 5555, Daft Punk’s creative duo, Thomas Banglater and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have left the anime world behind for Independence, California. The story follows two robots as they attempt to turn metal to flesh and become human.
Thu 7 Jun 2007, 7pm,
Fri 8 Jun 2007, 7pm
Sat 9 Jun 2007, 7pm
Sun 10 Jun 2007, 5.30pm