MEDIA CITY 2008

From: Artcite / Media City (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Sep 19 2007 - 10:00:52 PDT


MEDIA CITY 14 -- 2008 CALL FOR ENTRIES

MEDIA CITY, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM
& VIDEO ART * PRESENTED IN WINDSOR, ON., CANADA
(scroll to the bottom for last years international award winners)

Media City is seeking submissions for its FOURTEENTH (14th) edition:

FESTIVAL DATES: MARCH 4-8, 2008

Entry deadline: Friday, November 30, 2007

Absolutely no entry fees!

Guidelines and entry form can be downloaded from:

http://houseoftoast.ca/mediacity/entries.html

*** Note: The festival has also established a new North American and
international film school package for visiting classes from abroad.

Further inquiries should be directed to: c/o <email suppressed>
Subject: 2008 Visitation Brochure

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Media City is an annual international festival
of experimental film and video art presented in Windsor, Ontario by
House of Toast (a video production centre) and Artcite Inc. (an artist-run
centre for contemporary art). Each year Media City screens approximately
sixty new films and videos in all gauges and formats in its
international competition programs.The festival also presents
retrospective screenings
and discussions with featured artists, specialized symposia, multi-
disciplinary and "expanded cinema" performances, installations and
welcomes a legion of visiting artists from around the world.

"... a buried treasure in the world of experimental/ avant-garde film and
video art festivals... it deserves inclusion in this select club for
its remarkable internationalism, eclecticism and sheer excellence of
programming..." -Michael Zryd, Senses of Cinema

"... a thoroughly international, thoughtfully curated festival... the
perfect place to see film that defines itself by its willingness to embrace
and explore its strange otherness." -Andrew Johnson, Border Crossings

"...from films by habitu駸 of the Berlin underground to artists featured
in the Venice Biennale, from the Parisian avant-garde to erotica from
Kazakhstan, Media City offers the alternative that optically
adventurous filmgoers have been waiting for."-Deborah Hochberg,
Detroit Metro Times

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MEDIA CITY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS 2007 AWARD WINNERS!

THE MEDIA CITY 13 FESTIVAL JURY:

HELGA FANDERL (Germany) was born in Ingolstadt and studied at the
St臈elschule (Frankfurt) and at Cooper Union (New York). Since 1990 her
films have been exhibited at venues including the Deutsches
Filmmuseum (Frankfurt), Kino Arsenal (Berlin), Anthology Film
Archives (New York),
and the Centre Pompidou (Paris) and are in the collections of the Museum
fr Moderne Kunst Frankfurt and the Louvre (Paris). Fanderl lives in
Paris and Frankfurt.

CHRISTOPHE BICHON (France) is a specialist trained in film preservation.
He has managed the collection and conservation projects of Light Cone
since 1999. Light Cone is a non-profit association based in Paris;
its primary
role is to distribute experimental film and video to cultural institutions
and festivals. With a catalogue of over 2,300 titles, Light Cone's
collection of experimental films is among more comprehensive in the world.

BART TESTA (Canada) is senior lecturer in Cinema Studies at Innis
College, University of Toronto. He is the author of several books
including Back and Forth: Early Cinema and the Avant-garde (1992) and
Spirit in the Landscape (1989). He also co-edited Pier Paolo
Pasolini: Contemporary Perspectives
(1994) and his essays on filmmakers such as Stan Brakhage, Jack Chambers
and Radley Metzger have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.

AND THE AWARDS GO TO...

GRAND PRIZE: At Sea (Peter Hutton, US, 16mm, 55:00, 2007)

SECOND PRIZE: Song and Solitude (Nathaniel Dorsky, US, 16mm, 21:00, 2006)

THIRD PRIZE: There (Robert Todd, US, 16mm, 9:30, 2006) and
Qualities of Stone (Robert Todd, US, 16mm, 11:00, 2006)

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

untitled piece for four projectors from the Crib and Sift series
(Bruce McClure, US, 4 x 16mm, 12:00, 2006)

The General Returns from One Place to Another
(Michael Robinson, US, 16mm/video, 11:00, 2006)

Pack (Ton van Zantvoort, Netherlands, video, 3:30, 2005)

Panni (Nicky Hamlyn, England, 16mm, 3:00, 2005)

Silk Ties (Jim Jennings, US, 16mm, 9:30, 2006)

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Media City is an Artcite Inc./
House of Toast presentation
Media City c/o Artcite/HOT
109 University Avenue West
Windsor,ON N9A 5P4 CANADA
tel/fax: +1 519 977 6564
<email suppressed>
http://www.houseoftoast.ca
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