Call for submissions: Middle East Film Festival

08.10.10
Middle East Film Festival, Montreal Submissions are open for the first Middle East Film Festival to be held in Montreal, Canada in February 2011. Seeking to provide a forum where talented and creative filmmakers can showcase their work on social, cultural, humanitarian and political issues related to the Middle East, CJPME invites filmmakers from all over the world to participate and help enable their mission to empower ...
Call for entries: Wavelengths at TIFF

25.04.10
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's A Letter to Uncle Boonmee - screened in Wavelengths, 2009 Named after Michael Snow’s seminal film Wavelength (1967), Wavelengths strides to provide a thoughtfully curated platform for avant-garde film and video within one of the busiest and most diverse festivals in the world. Building on its past successes, Wavelengths is looking for new works (2009-10), as well as recent restorations of seminal films from ...
Night Mayor by Guy Maddin

14.04.10
Night Mayor, Directed by Guy Maddin, photo credit: Rebecca Sandulak, © 2009 National Film Board of Canada This mid-week movie comes courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, who have recently posted up Guy Maddin’s Night Mayor in its entirety. In this short, Guy Maddin presents the story of inventor Nihad Ademi, who harnesses the power of the Aurora Borealis in 1939 Winnipeg. Ademi uses ...
T.G. Hamilton’s Photos of Ectoplasm

26.10.09
Spirit photography by T.G. Hamilton To mark all hallow’s eve, a video showing some of T.G. Hamilton’s incredible photographs of seances and ectoplasmic manifestations. Taken in the 1920s and ’30s in the custom-built seance cabinet he had fitted with a dozen cameras, Hamilton’s photos depict all manner of milky, gauzey and gelatinous ghosts. The images might not be especially convincing as evidence of the hereafter ...
Canada’s National Film Board Gets Animated

30.09.09
Daniel Janke's How People Got Fire In celebration of International Animation Day and the National Film Board of Canada’s 70th anniversary, the NFB is launching Get Animated! – a series of free public screenings running from October 23–31, 2009 in 13 communities across Canada. The NFB’s Get Animated! website will also offer exclusive animation programming from October 8, 2009. The NFB’s third edition of Get Animated! will ...