Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Festival du nouveau cinéma " 3 X 3 X 3 "

Festival du nouveau cinéma

3 X 3 X 3  
  3 projects. 3 mentors. 3 platforms. 

More infor here
  You have a project (documentary, animation, fiction or T.V.) and wish to develop it on new platforms ?  
  The Festival du nouveau cinéma is looking for directors / producers / creators wanting to undertake crossmedia production.  
  With the 3 X 3 X 3 event, the Festival du nouveau cinéma and Espace Infusion of L'inis offer the possibility to directors, producers and creators to be trained through a 2-phase professional intensive, where they will benefit from the expertise of the local and international guests of the FNC Pro.  
  "3 x 3 x 3" is an event presented with the support of Fonds Bell, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal and Forum Jeunesse de l'île de Montréal.

About the FNC Pro  
  3 X 3 X 3 is the closing event of the FNC Pro. The Festival du nouveau cinéma launches a section geared toward professionals, the media and students. The major upheavals of the last few years pose a challenge to existing models. New concepts such as convergence, multiplatform and transmedia need to be constantly reworked so that professionals can feel fully involved in the changes. Events presented by the Festival are rooted in local reality. With its international scope, the Festival is a prime platform for promoting know-how from Montreal, Quebec and Canada. A not-to-be-missed annual occasion to negotiate this century's changes and pave the way for the future  
  This year, the FNC Pro's transmedia concentration will be held on 3 days (October 17-18-19, 2011), at the Agora Hydro Québec du Cœur des sciences de l'UQÀM (Headquarters of the Festival du nouveau cinéma).  
  For more information about the FNC Pro  
  Simon Thibodeau  
  Co-programmation & Promotion FNC Lab/FNC Pro

Indigenous Film Fellowship (IFF)

Indigenous Film Fellowship (IFF) will offer a two-year program that will partner emerging indigenous film talent with notable and established filmmakers world-wide

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The first year of the program will focus on the development of storytelling through script, while the second year of the fellowship will focus on the production planning and strategizing to help the grantees successfully create solid marketing and financing plans by the end of their two-year fellowship. It is the aim and ambition of both the ISF and the Indigenous Film Circle to strengthen the indigenous film network while also helping each other support and develop strong new talent within the film industry. We hope that this global program collaboration can build a permanent network for indigenous filmmakers and supporting partners world-wide.

The Indigenous Film Fellowship seeks creative, dedicated and talented filmmakers to submit their stories to be developed with the guidance and mentorship of established filmmakers with proven success records who will provide encouragement and refine the awarded fellows talents, scripts and production plans. Our aim is to have the fellows' film projects industry ready by the end of year two of the fellowship for potential financing.


  • Applicants must be of indigenous background.
  • Stories submitted must convey an indigenous perspective.
  • Fellowship seeks stories where the screenplay is not fully developed nor currently funded.
  •  Treatments must be for feature narrative films.
  • Fellows must be willing to commit two years to the fellowship and complete the work as required by the deadlines.
  •  Applicants acknowledge that if they are accepted, they have one week to confirm their commitment to the fellowship and understand that if they do not meet their deadlines as stated in the fellowship or convey a lack of willingness to participate,  can be subject to dismissal.
  •  Applicants must be willing to travel to annual IFF gatherings and workshops.
  • Applicants must be willing and desire mentorship guidance and critique.
  • Must complete all portions of the application. Any materials not provided may disqualify an application.
  • Applications must be completed in either English, Spanish or Russian. If an applicant cannot complete the application in either of these two languages, please write the International Sámi Film Centre (ISF) with a rationale and request at least 30 days before submission deadline. ISF will try their best to accommodate the request(s).
  • Applications must be received by September 1, 2011; 12:00 am GMT.
  • Applications must be completed electronically. Do not send postal mail. E-mail only. If not able to, please let ISF know immediately and at least two weeks prior to deadline.


  • The IFF seeks outstanding feature-length narrative projects which are based on strong ideas, well communicated and thoroughly thought out stories, exhibit a high level of creativity and can demonstrate the possibility of being financed for production.
  • Preferences are made on stories told in an indigenous language, but not required.
  • Stories must demonstrate an indigenous perspective and applications must address the relevance of their story to their community.
  • Individuals or teams may apply. A majority of key crew personnel must be of indigenous origin.
  • The writer or director must have at least one produced short film, feature film or appropriate television credit.


All Requirements must be met in order to qualify for the Indigenous Film Fellowship. Any requirements not fulfilled without the stated prior notice time as stated in the "Requirements" section above, may be disqualified for consideration into the Indigenous Film Fellowship.

How The Rights To Your Photo Are Being Hijacked Through Photo Contests & Social Media

How The Rights To Your Photo Are Being Hijacked Through Photo Contests & Social Media


So you've got this incredible image that you've got to show the world. Not only are you going to share it with your friends online, but you're also going to enter it in a contest or two to win some fabulous prizes. Well before you do I recommend reading the fine print, that includes the the Terms of Use (ToU) for web sites and Contest Rules for, you guessed it, photo contests.

One of the most underhanded tactics sweeping the online and publishing world is the hijacking of photo rights through inequitable terms buried in the fine print of legalese for contests and web sites. The perpetrators will no doubt surprise you, they include the likes of Facebook, National Geographic + PDN, Popular Photo, and more.

This issue is not a new one and has reared its ugly head in the past on other photo sharing sites, but now this tactic is becoming increasingly common with major players. Offending words such as perpetual, royalty-free license and irrevocable are being introduced to hijack the rights to photographs of well intended photographers looking to play the odds to have their work recognized in a contest or just to simply share with friends.

So what does this mean? It means companies, that used to pay for quality photography to fill the pages of their publications, are now taking advantage of well intentioned photographers to develop royalty-free photo libraries they now can tap to fill the pages of their publication or place in promotional advertisements.

I almost forgot about this underhanded tactic until I started to play with the idea of submitting to the Popular Photography contest "Are You the Next Great Photographer?" sponsored by Apple. In talking with a friend and fellow photographer Richard Wong it was noted the terms outlined in Popular Photography's Terms of Use were not photographer friendly.