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October 1, 2008

The FIFEQ sends out its Call for Films

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The Festival du Film Ethnographique du Québec (FIFEQ) is now in its sixth year! From January 30th to February 1st 2009, approximately one hundred ethnographic films will be shown free of charge in both Montreal and Quebec. The screening of these films will be accompanied by lectures, roundtable discussions and social gatherings.

We are now accepting film submissions until November 21st, 2008.

Two copies of the films should be submitted in DVD format, in either English or French, or containing English or French sub-titles. The films should be sent to the following name and address:

Katherine Romanow, coordinator FIFEQ 2009
Pharmaprix #0042
P.O Box 55155 BP Mackay
1500 Ste-Catherine Street O.
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1S0

The films should be accompanied by a submission form which can be found at our website:
www.fifeq.ca

Good luck to all candidates!

Katherine Romanow
Coordinator, FIFEQ 2009
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September 28, 2008

First International Showcase of Ethnographic and Documentary Film in Puerto Rico

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First International Showcase of Ethnographic and Documentary Film in Puerto Rico
21 – 24 April 2009

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón will celebrate its First International Showcase of Ethnographic and Documentary Film in Puerto Rico from the 21st to the 24th of April 2009 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. During four days, the two sponsoring institutions will become a space to celebrate, discuss and share ideas about the visual medium and its potential to develop new forms of knowledge and new expressions from the perspective of the humanities and cultural studies.

We are interested in receiving submissions of documentaries from all over the world that address cultural and ethnographic issues (understood in its broadest sense). Our program will highlight entries that reflect an intimate encounter with the context which they represent and that are committed to a particular point of view as manifest through their cinematographic authorship. A jury, composed of members of the academic and artistic community of Puerto Rico, will offer prizes for the most outstanding submissions, including student films. Read More

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September 28, 2008

8th VISCULT – FESTIVAL 2.-5.10.2008 in Joensuu, Finland

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8th VISCULT – FESTIVAL 2.-5.10.2008 in Joensuu, Finland
An international festival of visual culture
www.viscult.net

FILMS AND DISCUSSIONS LIVE IN THE INTERNET!

The main theme of Viscult 2008 is ”Transformations ”
The programme consists of ethnographic, anthropological and documentary films.

The festival programme is now complete and the website is updated: www.viscult.net. The programme includes 23 films from 14 countries. Read More

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September 25, 2008

Photographies Issue 2 Now Available

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Photographies
Issue 2 Now Available

Routledge is pleased to announce that the second issue of Photographies is now available.


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September 11, 2008

AAA 2008: SVA Sessions and Events Accepted and Scheduled

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Society for Visual Anthropology
Sessions and Events Accepted and Scheduled
2008 Meetings of the American Anthropological Society, San Francisco, CA.

The following SVA-reviewed sessions and events have been accepted and scheduled for this year’s AAA meetings in San Francisco. The SVA is making a strong contribution to this year’s theme of “Inclusion, Collaboration, and Engagement” with an excellent Film, Video, and Interactive Media Festival line-up, and a range of compelling workshops, sessions, roundtables, and poster presentations.

Any questions or comments should be directed to:

Aaron Glass
Kate Hennessy
SVA Program Chairs

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September 3, 2008

Rhetoric of the Image: Visual Culture in Political Islam

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Conference to be held at Copenhagen University, Denmark
Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, 2009.


While narrative sources and oral communication were key in the formation and transmission of Islamic culture in the pre-modern period, an increasing use of visual media in the cultural production of modern Islamic societies has effectively placed the image alongside– if not above– text-based rhetorical models. Over the course of the twentieth century, visual media such as film, television, the graphic arts, illustrated books, and pamphlets were mobilized in the drive to modernize and to define a role for Islam in the public domain of everyday politics. In more recent years, new media forms like satellite television and the internet have offered further possibilities to use visual rhetoric for the public representation of Islamic subjectivities. The use of image-based narratives in modern Islamic culture generates an increasingly visualized public sphere that enables states, political groups, and individuals to construct and deploy ideological messages through culturally recognizable symbols.

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August 26, 2008

Visual Culture/Critical Studies (Non-Western)

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Position:
Liberal Arts Full Time Faculty – Visual Culture/Critical Studies (Non-Western)

Job Description:
The Liberal Arts Department at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan invites applications for a full-time faculty member in Visual Culture/Critical Studies (Non-Western). We are looking to hire an individual who can contribute to the excellence of the academic community through his/her active research agenda, exceptional teaching, and enthusiastic service to the college and the Detroit community. The members of the department are committed to the investigation of art and visual culture from a wide range of theoretical perspectives within historical context(s). Interested candidates should have a non-western subject specialty and be capable of teaching a broad spectrum of subjects and themes including a range of visual culture courses in historic or contemporary periods; History of Design and/or Graphic Design; Film, Media Studies, Semiotics, Ethnic Studies; and at least one interdisciplinary freshmen seminar each semester. A full-time position represents a 3-course load per semester, as well as participation on departmental and institutional committees. As a small department in the midst of curriculum renewal, we are looking for colleagues who are comfortable with contemporary educational principles in curriculum design, assessment, and learner centered teaching. In addition, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate creative use of academic technology. Experience teaching in an Art and Design setting is a benefit.

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August 13, 2008

Power to Empowerment: Critical Literacy in Visual Culture

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Papers are solicited for an international, transdisciplinary conference examining visual literacy as it is shaped by, shapes and integrates private and public identity and subjectivity through social institutions and forces including design, education, politics, ethics, technology, media, marketing, commerce, the environment and society. The conference understands visual literacy from the perspective of individuals, communities, groups and organizations to mean the ability to successfully compose and deliver meaningful communication as well as decode and interpret visual messages. It involves perceiving visual images as components of a larger culture matrix, constituting their meaning and significance, discerning relationships between their intended and actual purposes and audiences, and acting with or upon them. Visual literacy generates and is affected by relationships between the visual, literacy and power, including disenfranchisement. Particular themes or topics for papers may include but are not limited to the economics of visual culture, constructing the visual landscape, visual culture and affiliations and disenfranchisements, brands and users, ethnographies of visual culture, the charge of education to superintend visual literacy, visual literacy and power, visual illiteracy, visual culture and social difference, and visual cultures of everyday life.

Abstracts between 250-500 words are sought for 15-20 minute paper presentations.

Please send your abstract electronically as a word-document to Keith Owens, Assistant Professor, Communication Design, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts & Design, kowens@unt.edu.

Important Dates:

February 1, 2008, Deadline for abstracts
March 1, 2008, Notification of acceptance
June 7-8, 2008, Conference dates

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August 13, 2008

Working Films Seeks Candidates For George Stoney Fellowships

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Deadline March 31, 2008

Working Films is seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and an interest in the role of documentary filmmaking and new technology for the George Stoney Fellowship. Candidates will be assisted in conceptualization, writing and research on Working Films campaigns. Regular responsibilities include sitting in as colleagues in
all development meetings between filmmakers, activists and other Working Films staff, and traveling when necessary to rough-cut screenings and community organizing meetings.

The fellowship is expected to last 8-10 weeks in the Wilmington office, starting in May or June 2008. The Fellow will serve as part-time, temporary staff, earning $10-15 an hour.? For more information about the work of Working Films and how to apply, please see www.workingfilms.org.

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August 13, 2008

Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival 2008

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Submissions are open for the 2008 Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival!

The 2008 Mead Festival will take place in November at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Criteria for submissions are as follows:

  • films must be documentary or experimental non-fiction (including animation and new media)
  • production year must be 2006, 2007 or 2008
  • films can be any length
  • no resubmissions

Special focus for 2008 – films regarding global warming (short, feature-length, animation or new media). If you’d like to submit your film, please fill out an entry form (available at www.amnh.org/mead) and send a DVD (multi-zone or zone 1 preferred, any zone acceptable) or VHS (PAL or NTSC) to:

Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024 USA
+1 212.769.5305

There is no entry fee. Entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2008. Entries will not be returned.

If you have questions or need more information, contact us at meadfest@amnh.org or visit our website www.amnh.org/mead.

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