07 PM | 01 Jun

SFF MobileMovies competition

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 Email: info@sydneyfilmfestival.org URL: www.wotnext.com.au/sff

07 PM | 01 Jun

POOOL Project for digital artists

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 Email: spoools@gmail.com; Deadline: 15 June Program dates: 1 July – 30 July

07 PM | 01 Jun

Applications now open at PICA

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. Information: info@pica.org.au URL; www.pica.org.au Phone: 08 9228 6300

06 PM | 01 Jun

New Real Player allows YouTube video download

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.

04 PM | 01 Jun


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.

dates Thu 7 Jun 2007, 7pm, Fri 8 Jun 2007, 7pm Sat 9 Jun 2007, 7pm Sun 10 Jun 2007, 5.30pm