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Voices from the Waters film festival(India) call for submissions

Water, the source of life, today, has been deviously packaged into a commodity, creating a paucity of water and causing severe trauma to various peoples all over the world. The shortage of drinking water both in urban and rural areas has escalated to an acute level in the last five years, specially heightened by drought and war. This will have serious repercussions for the peoples of the world and the environment. One of the objectives of Water Journeys is to screen films on water issues, water struggles, water conservation and related issues in schools, colleges and communities to start a dialogue on the issue of control and use of water. It aims at networking with agencies involved in the protection and preservation of lakes, rivers and other water bodies. Further Water Journeys will soon start an international journal on water issues. It will address the socio-political and cultural implications of water, making it an interesting and enlightening knowledge source for action. In its 27 years of active involvement, Bangalore Film Society has been instrumental in screening films of internationally acclaimed film directors from all over the world, initiating a process of intercultural dialogue and creating avenues for divergent aesthetic experiences. read more for details or contact deepfocus@bgl.vsnl.net (Anupama Jayaraman, Co ordinator, Water Journeys).

New Zealand Film Archive

The Film and Video Collection, predominantly of New Zealand material, contains moving images from 1895 to the present day. The collection includes features and short films, newsreels, documentaries, home movies, music videos, broadcast programmes, commercials and video art.

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RESFEST 2004 Digital Film Festival

RESFEST 2004 Digital Film Festival travels the world showcasing short films, music videos, motion design, live music, guest speakers + more. Australian performances include, 3-7 December, Melbourne and 9-12 December, Sydney. visit http://www.resfest.com for details

TRONICPHOSIS A night of experimental sound+visuals+performance

VIVA LA GONG AND ORDER OF NATURE PRESENT

TRONICPHOSIS

AN EXPLORATION INTO EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC, SOUND, VISUALS AND PERFORMANCE

JIM DENLEY - solo sax, computer with contact mikes

AARON HULL + JULES AMBROISINE - laptops, broken cds and processed errors

UBERCUBE - real time processing of glockenspiel, piano accoridian and vocals

ROBERT SAZDOV - dreamy vocal manipulation and sonic soundscapes

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Culturejam: Hijacking Commercial Culture - the movie

Culturejam: Hijacking Commercial Culture delivers a fascinating rap on the 20th Century movement called Culture Jamming. Pranksters and subversive artists are causing a bit of brand damage to corporate mindshare. Jammers, cultural commentators, a billboard advertiser and a constitutional lawyer take us on a wild roller coaster ride through the back streets of our mental environment. Stopping over in San Francisco, New York's Times Square, and Toronto, we catch the jamming in action with Batman-inspired Jack Napier of the Billboard Liberation Front, Disney arch-enemy Reverend Billy from the Church of Stop Shopping and Media Tigress Carly Stasko. Culturejam asks: Is Culture Jamming civil disobedience? Senseless vandalism? The only form of self defense left?
visit http://www.culturejamthefilm.com/ for details

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Raqs Media Collective

Raqs Media Collective - excerpt from Wikipedia entry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raqs_Media_Collective

Raqs Media Collective is a group of three media practitioners - Jeebesh Bagchi (New Delhi, 1965), Monica Narula (New Delhi, 1969) and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (New Delhi, 1968) - based in New Delhi. Raqs is best known for its contribution to contemporary art, and has presented work at most of the major international shows, from Documenta to the Venice Biennale; but the collective is active in an unusually wide range of domains, and it is perhaps this breadth that gives their work its originality and scope.

Dream Sequence - harvesting dreams into a digital film

The Dream Sequence is a unique, interactive digital film project, produced and directed by Christopher Kenworthy. Dreams are harvested from around the world, one is chose and then made into a digital film. The completed film will be screened on the dream sequence website in late August 2004, and used to stimulate further dreams through a technique known as 'incubation'. visit http://www.thedreamsequence.com for details

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Brisbane International Film Festival

Presented annually by the Pacific Film and Television Commission, Brisbane International Film Festival aka BIFF provides a focus for film culture in Queensland by showcasing the best and most interesting world cinema. Screening over 200 films, the diverse programme of this non-competitive festival includes features, documentaries, shorts, experimental work, animation and some video. visit http://www.biff.com.au for more details

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Camera Obscura features >>backup festival<< films in June

This month's Camera Obscura plays host to the screening programmes from the 2003 >>backup_festival : new media in film<<. Started in 1999, the festival traces "the convergence of new media and the medium of film". In 2003, the festival received 1,100 entries submitted by artists from 44 countries. Screenings of a selection of the main programme, backup.award, and a special selection of experimental music videos, backup.clipaward will take place. As a side note, the call for entries for this year's Backup Festival 2004 closes on July 15. (http://www.backup-festival.com). read more or visit http://obscura.lanfranchis.com for more details on the other film showings

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