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Sound Polaroids Festival @ Powerhouse (Brisbane)

Sound Polaroids
featuring Scanner, David Shea + others
Thursday Nov 9 - Saturday November 11, Brisbane Powerhouse

A Festival celebrating the sound of vision in cinema.

Truly beautiful imagery and deeply evocative sound by acclaimed international and Australian artists.

http://brisbanepowerhouse.com.au/

Lost in Light project - transferring 8mm / super 8 film to video

Lost in Light project team are raising money to buy an 8mm/super 8 film to video transfer system. They accept 8mm/super 8 films submissions and transfer them to video for you for free as long as they can post them to their site & Internet Archive ( archive.org) also. This creates an archive of 8mm/super 8 films before they become lost & also helps give the films a new life and audience.

There's also videos about the project by the project team which a worth a look for more info. The project is based in the US but they are accepting submissions from overseas also.

The Have Money Will Vlog site is a site used to raise money for interesting projects such as this one (they've done some cool ones in the past). If you're interested in making a donation or submitting some film, visit the links below.

http://havemoneywillvlog.com/ = pledge site

http://lostinlight.org/ = project site

video about the project:
quicktime version = http://blip.tv/file/get/Lostinlight-Proposal448.mov
flash version = http://blip.tv/file/get/Lostinlight-Proposal865.flv
windows media version = http://blip.tv/file/get/Lostinlight-Proposal713.wmv

info from the hmwv site :

"This is a project about the 8mm film format. But 8mm is dead, you say? On the contrary! Not only is the format alive with innovation by filmmakers around the world, but hours and hours of Super 8 and regular 8mm film exist in attics and basements the world over—as home movies, educational films, works of art—that is slowly fading from the historical record.

We're here to preserve that record before these films are lost, and to make those films available for viewing by the public and for use by artists seeking new, compelling footage. Lost in Light is a project devoted to preserving, showcasing, and celebrating films created on the small-gauge 8mm film format.

To that end, we will provide free Super 8 and 8mm to video transfers to anyone who asks, in exchange for posting their video to the Lost in Light site and on the Internet Archive with their choice of Creative
Commons licenses. In addition, Lost in Light will include articles and features by members of the filmmaking and film preservation communities, video tutorials for making 8mm films, as well as creative work, all with the goal of preserving and championing this important film format.

The site will have a soft launch with some content as soon as funding is available, with a full, hard launch set for January 2007."

(I'm on the hmwv team maillist so can vouch for the project - I said I'd send out the info to some Aus/NZ/film/video lists to help out.)

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tina 2006 - Ian Andrews - Spectrum Slice

Watch the video

parts of Ian Andrew's performance and presentation of his video works at Electrofringe 2006, Newcastle, Australia, sunday 01/10/2006

http://www.thisisnotart.org

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This is Not Art & Electrofringe festivals 2003 - video

slideshow video of photos taken during the 2003 This is Not Art and Electrofringe festivals in Newcastle, Australia 01-06 October 2003

http://www.thisisnotart.org has info about this year's festival

http://www.massarcade.com/electrofringe has the 2003 electrofringe website - you can find the program on this site

http://flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/tina2003/ has photos of the event

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Arthur and Corinne Cantrill - Australian expanded cinema film artists

biography from http://www.innersense.com.au/mif/cantrill.html

Arthur and Corinne Cantrill have been making films since 1960; at first documentaries on art, then experimental film since 1969; and they edited and published Cantrills Filmnotes, a journal on film and video art, from 1971 to 2000.

Not Still Art Festival - New York

Not Still Art, a forum for artists working in abstract and non-narrative electronic motion imaging with music/sound design, disseminates artists' work via international screenings, live performances, conferences, publications, and hard and virtual media. Not Still Art produces historic and contemporary programs in collaboration with art institutions, broadcasters, publishers, and internet organizations.

LUX - UK Film site

LUX is a not-for-profit organisation that supports and promotes contemporary and historical artists' moving image work, and those who make it, through distribution, exhibition, publishing and research.

Melbourne Independent Filmakers website

The aim of the Melbourne Independent Filmakers site is to provide some documentation about the myriad independent filmmakers that have existed, and continue to exist, in Melbourne. The site's owner classifies a filmmaker as "independent" if he or she has shown or is showing an individual spirit and committed attitude to realising their particular cinematic vision. And if they have also (at some point) shown some initiative in making their work without official financial support - that they have or had (for those directors from the past) a willingness to create their works, at whatever cost. More information and profiles of Melbourne film artists and directors can be found at the site : http://www.innersense.com.au/mif/

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Moving Image Coalition - Melbourne, Sydney & Albury Wodonga

Moving Image Coalition is based in Melbourne, Australia. It invites independent/alternative super 8 film, 16mm, VHS (PAL format only), mDV, & DVD image/soundmakers to present their works at our quarterly screenings. Contact us now and spread the word. There are no joining fees or exhibition fees involved.

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