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Moving Image Centre Update December 2005

MIC UPDATE DECEMBER 2005

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Well well well,2005 has been a huge year for the MIC. Kicking it all off with the groundbreaking Gina Cznarnecki show at the Union Fish Company, we quickly got accustomed to having a nice big building and decided to purchase the Galatos venue, home of the best underground sounds on the Auckland scene for nigh on ten years. Moving into Galatos in early May we got cracking on the moving image front with the awesome One Dot Zero symposium in April. Fast forward to the present and wev'e tucked several successful events under our belts;Intersect VJ festival, DV workshops, the Festival of Festivals French Doco Series along with audio treats from One Self, DJ Numark, and a host of others. That leaves us just enough time to dust off the jandals for our annual summer break.We will be departing the office from the 22nd of Dec and returning on Jan 9th. Many thanks to all our supporters, have a Merry Xmas and we'll see you in the New Year for more audio/visual delights.

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1: POLLYWOOD FOUR06. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
2: HOMEMADE JAM MONTHLY (SHORT FUSE,INTERSECT, MINIM)
3: ANDY VAZ
4: MOVING IMAGE CENTRE 2006 PREVIEW
5: ELAM POST GRADUATE PROGRAM
6: LA FREEWAVES( EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA ART,VIDEO,ANIMATION, SHORTS),
OPEN CALL
7: MOONLIGHT SHORTS. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
8: ONE DOT ZERO 10. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
9: WORLDWIDE SHORT FILM FESTS. CALL FOR ENTRIES
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1: POLLYWOOD FOUR06. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Move over BroTown it's the return of Pollywood FOUR, set to screen in early 2006 in and around Auckland and Nationwide.To be in the running for inclusion, please post your short film/multi media project on VHS, Mini DV, or DVD to: Craig Fasi 4 Hull Place Onehunga Auckland NZ. Submissions close 17th of Feb 2006. For further info click on the attachment or contact Pollywood curator Craig Fasi via email, pollywood@orcon.net.nz

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2: HOMEMADE JAM MONTHLY (SHORT FUSE, INTERSECT, MINIM ):

The Moving Image Centre is pleased to announce the return of Short Fuse, in junction with Intersect and Minim as part of our new Homemade Jam monthly. Short film folk, V.J fiends and electronic music enthuisists can look forward to an audio visual cinema experience on the last thursday of every month. Set to take place over two levels of the Galatos venue in late feburary this promises to be well large. Keep a look out for the spiffy flyers hitting the streets in the New Year for programme details and more. Any film makers who wish to submit work for consideraton can email paul@mic.org.nz for details

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3: ANDY VAZ:

Minim music presents Andy Vaz (Germany) Background Records Galatos Basement Friday 20th of January with support from Matt Drake, Simon Flower(Live), Michael Geddes(Live) and Miles Kuen $10 tbc door sales from 10 pm

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4: 2006 PREVIEW

ALVO NOTO ( CARSTEN NICOLAI ): Berlin based sound artist and producer Carsten Nicolai [alva noto] has established himself as a leading member in the realm of electronic sound and visual designers, using art and music as hybrid tools to create microscopic views of creative processes. He creates precise rhythmic structures with electronic clicks and glitches as essential elements of his music, combining these pared-down electronic sounds with the rhythmic groove of hip hop and R&B. Nicolais works captivate consistently through their elegance, simplicity and cool technicism.

In his powerful live performances Nicolai produces sublime, post-techno grooves, accompanied by his now legendary live synaesthesic video.

Carsten Nicolai has performed and exhibited in many of the worlds most prestigious spaces including The Guggenheim NYC, MOMA SF, NTT Tokyo, The Neue national gallery, Berlin and Venice Biennale. His exploration of the physicality of sound continues in his collaborations with Ryoji Ikeda, Mika Vainio, his celebrated recordings vrioon and insen with Ryuichi Sakamoto and in the pioneering Raster Noton record label he co-founded. Nicolai won Ars Electronica Golden Nica prizes for Digital Music in 2000 and for Interactive Art in 2001. For further information visit www.alvanoto.com.

STAIRWELL ARTISTS PROJECT: Within the confines of the MIC/Galatos labyrinth of stairwells we look forward to bringing mini multi media works via the small screen. Any artists interested in submitting work should contact paul@mic.org.nz

DIGITAL SKILLS MASTER CLASS: After many years of staging intro to d.v workshops it's time to get jiggy with the end op's of the digital world.Dates and content for courses tbc, but do drop us a line if your interested and in particular what you'd be interested in learning

BOUNCE: Set to return in on the 21st of Jan 2006 for more, Grime - Hip Hop - Dancehall badness every Saturday night in the Galatos Lounge.Geet set for the Dizzee Rascal Album release party as part of BOUNCE with heaps of Dizzee giveaway's already lined up.

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5:ELAM POST GRADUATE PROGRAMME ELAM SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

Elam is still interested in hearing from Fine Arts and Design Graduates who would like to take-up postgraduate study. The School is the leading tertiary provider in the country, offers challenging and rewarding courses of study and its recent postgraduates include: Steve Carr, Clinton Watkins, Seung Oh,Sara Hughes, Peter Madden, Helga Fassonaki, Adam Willets, and Rohan Weallens. For more information, please contact Sock-Cheng Tang at: sc.tang@auckland.ac.nz

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- 6:LA FREEWAVES( EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA ART,VIDEO,ANIMATION, SHORTS), OPEN CALL

Too Much Freedom? LA Freewaves 10th Celebration of Experimental Media Arts Postmark Deadline: February 15, 2006. The showcase will present experimental media art from around the world at art venues in Los Angeles in November 2006 and through the Freewaves web site. Media art works include experimental video and film (narrative, documentary, art, animation, etc.), DVDs, websites, simple installations, and video billboards. For info visit; LA Freewaves 2151 Lake Shore Ave Los Angeles CA USA 90039 Questions: write anne@freewaves.org

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7:MOONLIGHT SHORTS. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Calling all potential Spielbergs and Jacksons. Then Moonlight Shorts, a frickin fun new film competition from the creators of 48HOURS, is looking for you. The premise is so ingeniously simple - it may just work.Visit their website for more details. http://www.moonlightshorts.co.nz --

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-- 8: ONE DOT ZERO. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The tenth annual festival of innovative moving image will consolidate the achievements of the last decade with a focus on the future. conceived out of a desire to explore moving image across single screen, interactive and live audio-visual work in the mid-nineties, the festival remains the site for contemporary creative collisions to occur, providing a place for creativity to thrive. Early deadline for submissions: fri 24 feb 2006. onedotzero_10, ica, london. may/june 2006 - exact dates tbc. please go to www.onedotzero.com for full submission form. -

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9: WORLDWIDE SHORT FILM FESTS. CALL FOR ENTRIES

SKIP CITY D-CINEMA FESTIVAL2006: July 15-23, 2006 SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL 2006promotes Digital cinema combining entertainment and digital technology through international competition screenings and awarding filmmakers and their works. Submissions offeatures and shorts digitally shot and produced are nowopen untill February 17. Apply online at http://www.filmfestivalspro.com/bulletin/05/december/skipcity.shtml

39THWORLDFEST HOUSTONApril 21-30, 2006 Worldfest is totally dedicated to Independent Film WorldFest will screen next April21 to 30 50 to 60 feature film premieres and short and documentary films. Entries are accepted to January 31, 2005 http://www.filmfestivalspro.com/bulletin/05/december/houston.shtml

RIFF Awards 2006 & Rome Film Market: 24-31 March 2006 CALL 4 entry deadline for the fifth edition of RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival) is December 15, 2005, Riff takes place in the Italian capital on 24-31 March 2006. Prizes worth over 50.000 will be awarded. applications and info on http://www.filmfestivalspro.com/bulletin/05/september/roma.shtml

26th OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: February 24th till March 4th The Oporto International Film Festival, now going to its 26th edition, specializes in fantasy and science-fiction films in its Official Competitive section. The Festival runs now in 4 theatres (2,600 seats altogether ) and screens nearly 200 NEW feature films each year. http://www.filmfestivalspro.com/bulletin/05/may/fantasporto.shtml

ANNUAL PROGRAM WITHOUT FRONTIERS Calls SHORT FILMS producers worldwide to participate with their works. Also see the news on the Festival for Documentaries and Narrative Movies. Awards information and call for entries: http://filmfestivalspro.com/bulletin/03/sept/frontiers.s

whew! that's it folks. Have a wicked Xmas and New Year.

Paul .......................................... The MIC UPDATE

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