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MFG NEWS ARCHIVES / ARCHIVES DE NOUVELLES DU MFG

Please see below for info on how to submit your News. / Veuillez voir ci-après les instructions pour soumettre vos nouvelles.

All news items are posted in their original language. / Les nouvelles sont affichées dans la langue dans laquelle elles sont reçues.

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  • Posted December 20th, 2011: MFG member Patrick Greatbatch writes: "Local cinematographer/director Maarten Kroonenburg is looking for the script for his next short film. He is an accomplished d.p. with his own equipement who is planning to shoot next summer. The script should be no more than 7 pages long. Minimal special effects and locations. The writer must be Canadian. Please send your script to his intern, Patrick, at greatbatchmtl [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted December 20th, 2011: MFG member Andrea Feder writes: "Vous n'avez pas encore acheté vos cadeaux de Noël? Achetez un passeport Docville et illuminez la vie de vos amis et famille tout au long de l'année!!! 8 séances pour seulement 50$! http://bit.ly/sh7x9l // Haven't bought your Christmas or Hannukah gifts yet? Buy a Docville Pass and give your friends and family the gift that keeps on giving!!! 8 screenings for only 50$! To purchase just go to: http://bit.ly/sh7x9l "

  • Posted December 19th, 2011: MFG member ELAN writes: "Call for submissions: Are you aware of ELAN's new Arts & Community Culture on the Road (ACCORD) touring project? In response to many requests from Quebec's English-speaking communities for cultural events in English, the Department of Canadian Heritage has generously funded a pilot project, designed to stimulate the creation of a touring network linking artists to audiences across the province. If you feel you have something to offer on tour, as an individual artist or part of a group, please sign up by clicking this link: www.quebec-elan.org/accord It is free to sign up and you don't need to be an ELAN member to join, so please share this invitation with any friends who may be interested! We urge you to sign up now if the idea of touring to English-speaking communities in Quebec's regions interests you. So, writers, musicians, dancers, visual, film and video artists, improv performers, comedians, theatre performers, and you name it, please register, especially if you can also offer workshops for adults or youth. Season's Greetings to All! Elsa Bolam, Project Manager, accord.info [at] quebec-elan.org"

  • Posted December 19th, 2011: MFG member CKUT writes: "Film/Video Submissions Wanted for Art's Birthday [at] L'Envers 13 January 2012: Bring shorts (under 60 minutes long) on DVD, for review to Tamara at CKUT (3647 University St.) by midnight, Jan 3. After 7pm & weekends, put in Spoken Word box on 2nd fl. Include: name, email, phone number, length of work, screening format (16mm, 8mm or digital). http://www.CKUT.ca

  • Posted December 19th, 2011: MFG member Lea Nakonechny writes: "URGENT! CREW CALL: JANUARY 2012. Arid Sea Films is looking to fill crew positions for the upcoming production of a short drama entitled RYE N COKE by director Adam Budd. Rye N Coke is a story of a young soldier from a small town as he begins to realize the impact of his choices and the emotional pull of the people closest to him. The film is financed by the Canada Council for the Arts, SODEC (Jeunes créateurs), and will be broadcast on CBC Television (Canadian Reflections). The following positions are available: Craft Person (4 days approximately), must have a valid Class 5 driver's license; Key Grip (8 days approximately); Best Boy Grip (8 days approximately); Swing Grip (2 days approximately); The film will be shot in the Montreal area between the dates of January 6-20th. All applicants must be residents of Quebec and Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. If you are interested please send a CV to simon [at] aridsea.com as soon as possible. Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are found. Arid Sea Films is an emerging production company with a focus on director-driven filmmaking. Their films have been broadcast nationally in Canada and internationally and have been shown at film festivals around the world including the Toronto International Film Festival, Slamdance, Libertas Dubrovnik, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz."

  • Posted December 19th, 2011: MFG member Lea Nakonechny writes: "CALL FOR EXTRAS (no prior acting experience necessary). Arid Sea Films is looking for extras 18-30 years of age available on or around January 9th or 17th (Montreal area). Must provide own costume: full outdoor winter gear (head to toe). Must NOT be ACTRA/UDA members. Food, transportation and honorarium provided. If you are interested please send a photo of yourself to simon [at] aridsea.com"

  • Posted December 16th, 2011: MFG member Karina Mariano writes: "Submit your subversive films to the 7th MONTREAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (MUFF) 2012! Send your films now! Soumettez vos films subversifs au 7ème FESTIVAL DE FILMS UNDERGROUND DE MONTRÉAL (MUFF) 2012! Envoyez vos films maintenant! DEADLINE January 31st, 2012, $15 late fee after February 29th. More info: www.muff514.com

  • Posted December 13th, 2011: MFG member Eddie Augustin writes: "Love is tested when 3 friends faced with jealousy find their destinies turned upside down. My new film Heart Goes Out was shot in Montreal! Please check out our first look teaser! Please Comment or Like if you enjoy! Heart Goes Out will be premiering Summer 2012" Watch.

  • Posted December 13th, 2011: MFG member Just For Laughs Film Festival writes: "Do you have a great feature-length comedy, documentary or short film? Here's your chance to submit it to the 16th edition of the Just For Laughs Film Festival, which will be held from July 23-29, 2012, during the 30th edition of the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival (Canada), and also during the 4th edition of TBS Just For Laughs Chicago (USA) which will be held from June 12-16, 2012. Your film could be selected to screen amongst the best comedy films in the world. ENTRY DEADLINES: CHICAGO Festival: Friday, March 23, 2012. MONTREAL Festival: Friday, April 20, 2012." More info.

  • Posted December 11th, 2011: MFG member Luka Constantine writes: "Looking for Special effect genius for Editing help.
    More info. Thank you."

  • Posted December 10th, 2011: MFG member Adrian Bobb writes: "I'm writing to let you know about 'REDSHIFT'. Take a moment to check it out on IndieGoGo and also share it with your friends. All the tools are there. Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of us get behind it, we can make 'REDSHIFT' happen." Visit the film's IndieGoGo site.

  • Posted December 9th, 2011: MFG member Emmanuelle Wiecha writes: "Pixcom Productions is looking for an editor available next week (December 12) until mid-January to work on a new documentary series - documentary experience is crucial. Please contact Audrey Picarou if you're interested/available: apicarou [at] pixcom.com // Pixcom Productions est a la recherche d'un monteur disponible dès lundi le 12 décembre jusqu'à la mi-janvier pour travailler sur une nouvelle production anglophone. Nous recherchons quelqu'un avec expérience en documentaire. Si vous etes dispo et interesse, contactez Audrey Picarou: apicarou [at] pixcom.com"

  • Posted December 9th, 2011: MFG member Erik Anderson writes: "For the last few years I've been hard at work on my first feature film, The Second Times of Troubles, and now, it'll finally begin a theatrical run; starting Friday December 9th at the AMC theatre. Showtimes are 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, and 10:10 each day. Like any indie film, it'll live or die based on its first weekend, and I'm hoping to get enough people out this weekend to elicit a second week. So I hope a few of my fellow MFGers will come out and support the team (and because they might really like the movie!). Cheers. Facebook page here."

  • Posted December 7th, 2011: MFG member Alex Epstein writes: "What Do I Want In My Contract? A WGC Panel Discussion. What should you ask for when you option a feature film or a TV series? The Writers Guild's basic contract (the Independent Producer Agreement) covers many basic terms, but others aren't codified, including lots of ways veteran writers get paid on the back end, your right to write new material, and the crucial "Created by" credit in TV. Plus, what's all this fine print? We've invited an agent who reps writers to talk about what writers can and should ask for; a producer's lawyer to talk about what's easy for producers to give and what's hard; and a representative of the Writers Guild of Canada to talk about what contract terms end up in disputes. The panel will be moderated by Alex Epstein, who's worked both sides of the table. Audience members will be able to ask questions. This event is aimed at professional, emerging and aspiring screenwriters, but filmmakers of all kinds may find it illuminating. The panel discussion will start at 7 pm sharp. A presentation of the Writers Guild of Canada. Monday, February 6, 6:30pm until 9:30pm. Where: Moot Court and Atrium, McGill University, New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel Street. Entry is free. First come first served. WGC members can reserve a seat by emailing: craftyscreenwriting [at] gmail.com. All who want to attend should also RSVP on the Facebook event page.

  • Affiché le 7 décembre 2011: Québec Cinéma nous écrit : "C'est avec plaisir que Québec Cinéma annonce des appels de projets pour la 30e édition des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois ainsi que pour la 14e Soirée des Jutra : Appel de projets - OEUVRES TRANSMÉDIA. Les 30es Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, 15 au 26 février 2012, Date limite : 15 décembre 2011, Télécharger l'appel de projets. Appel de films - JUTRA DU MEILLEUR COURT OU MOYEN MÉTRAGE 2011. La 14e Soirée des Jutra | 11 mars 2012. Date limite : 17 décembre 2011, Télécharger l'appel de films. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour de plus amples informations. info [at] rvcq.com Au plaisir de recevoir vos oeuvres !" www.rvcq.com, www.lesjutra.ca

  • Posted December 4th, 2011: MFG member Luka Constantine writes: "I need some help with Green-Screen editing." More info here.

  • Posted December 4th, 2011: MFG member Bayard Outerbridge writes: "As a Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema alum, the unrivaled city of Montreal being the place where I honed my craft as an artist, I'd like to share the news of my upcoming AFI thesis film, "Machsom". The film tells the story of an Israeli soldier stationed at one of the many checkpoints of the West Bank, and was inspired by Gandhi's famous quote, "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." Learn more about the story and team and see how you can be a part of our film at www.machsomfilm.com"

  • Posted December 2nd, 2011: MFG member Olivier Labonté Lemoyne writes: "Director duo PILA presents the music video for the song Mtl by St. Ange. An homage to life in Montreal that features local talent. Enjoy! Watch."

  • Posted December 2nd, 2011: MFG member Mila Aung Thwin of EyeSteelFilm writes: "INSIDE LARA ROXX has been extended for another week at the newly opened Cinema Excentris (3536 Boulevard St-Laurent). Screens everyday at 5:10 PM and 9:30 PM. Director Mia Donovan and the production team will be in attendance this weekend for questions and answers (after the 9:30 screening). ALSO NOTE: 2-for-1 special on all films this weekend! And half price popcorn! "Il y a quelque chose d'invincible chez Lara Roxx" - Nathalie Petrowski, La Presse (article), 4 STARS - The Montreal Gazette (article).

  • Posted December 2nd, 2011: MFG member Ezra Soiferman writes: "My doc Man of Grease, about charismatic Cosmos chef Tony Koulakis, his 11-stool greasy-spoon and his first trip back to Greece in 32 years, is now available at manofgrease.com. Also available at Cosmos Snack Bar at 5843 Sherbrooke St. W. (corner Draper), and we'll have copies on hand at the DVD launch and screening at the Segal Centre's CinemaSpace on Monday, December 5th at 7pm. There's a buy-3-get-1-free deal on until Dec 31 at all locations. Read the Bill Brownstein article about the film in the Gazette here. Here are the trailer and some fun outtake clips. Big thanks to Colin at Duplium for the great service duping our DVDs."

  • Posted November 22nd, 2011: MFG member Garry Beitel writes: "reFrame Films and C.A.R.E. invite you to the premiere of Giota's Journey, a documentary film by Garry Beitel. Sunday, December 4th, 7pm at Cinema de Seve (main floor of Concordia's Library building). Giota's Journey is an intimate portrait of Giota Boussios, a 48-year-old Montreal woman, born with cerebral palsy. Warm, good humoured, acutely sensitive and keenly intelligent, Giota is wheelchair bound and unable to speak. She has learned to communicate through an intriguing system that uses subtle eye movements and slight facial gestures. Supported by a loving Greek family, she spends her days at C.A.R.E., an educational program for adults with similar disabilities. Giota's Journey explores her unique relationships with family and caregivers, her dreams of love and travel, the poetry of her eyes and words. Tickets: $10 admission, $20 admission includes a DVD of Giota's Journey. Tickets available at the door or in advance at C.A.R.E. To reserve tickets contact: Laura at (514) 483-7200 x 6205 or centre.dactivites [at] gmail.com. All proceeds will support the ongoing programming needs of Centre d'Activitˇs Recreative et Educatives (C.A.R.E) http://www.carecentre.org/ More info about the event on Facebook here."

  • Posted November 21st, 2011: The Canadian Film Fest (CFF) writes: "The Canadian Film Fest (CFF), a forum dedicated solely to the advancement of Canadian film, today announced the sixth festival will be held in Toronto from March 27 to 31, 2012. Filmmakers from across the country are invited to submit their short and feature length films for consideration by the Festival jury. Submission forms and rules are available on the CFF web site: www.canfilmfest.ca. Deadline for submissions is January 13th, 2012. The CFF was created to provide a forum for Canadian filmmakers to showcase their films and meet to exchange ideas and discuss their work. "After a necessary hiatus we're back. We were determined to come back because the Canadian Film Fest fills a distinct need in the exhibition of top-quality Canadian films and emerging, exciting new filmmakers to a strong, growing number of interested and engaged audience members," said Bern Euler, Founder and Festival Director of the Canadian Film Fest. "And the 2012 event is going to be the biggest yet."

  • Posted November 20th, 2011: MFG member Matt R. Sherman writes: "Offering full audio services for your productions. We provide quality multitrack production recordings including equipment & sound crew as well as fully equipped post production sound studio. Affordable rates, Indy/package deals!" www.giftofsound.ca

  • Posted November 20th, 2011: MFG member Kyoka Tsukamoto writes: "Please watch Fluid Landscape, award-winning experimental short on KYOKA FILM vimeo site!" http://vimeo.com/32342238

  • Posted November 17th, 2011: MFG member Amanda Ihnatowicz writes: "Mascara and Popcorn is a festival for artists, filmmakers and movie fans in the Montreal area. For its 2nd edition, the festival continues to stir up a steady mix of underground art and film, bringing you an exciting schedule of short and feature length independent movies, visual arts and music. Nov 15th - Nov 24th!" More info.

  • Posted November 16th, 2011: MFG member Le Cinéclub: The Film Society writes: "Don't miss one of the all time greatest thrillers from France!... dim./ Sun. 20 novembre 7pm, LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR (WAGES OF FEAR) -1953- H.G. Cluozot. v.o.f.. Trois hommes doivent survivre un voyage de plus de 300 miles en terrain dangereux à bord d'un camion contenant des explosifs volatiles. Synopsis. // Three men must travel over 300 miles of rough terrain in a truck carrying volatile explosives. Although there is a psychological element to Wages of Fear, this is primarily a visceral thriller. It's aimed more at the pit of the stomach than at the head. English subtitled version. Synopsis. Précédés de courts métrages. Café, thé et eau de source offert gratuitement! Preceded by rare and exciting short films. With complementary coffee, tea and spring water. Comment se rendre. How to get there. SVP nous appuyez avec votre présence. On ne peut pas survivre sans vous ! Please support us by your presence. You'll be keeping us going into 2012!"

  • Posted November 16th, 2011: MFG member Elza Kephart writes: "Hi all. I am selling the assets from my shoot. There are some super great deals not to be missed! (see list) Please forward! Camping lovers, check it out too. Thanks, Elza Contact Elza here. // Bonjour à tous, Je vends des articles de mon tournage; il y a plein de bonnes occasions à ne pas manquer! Amateurs de camping, prenez note... (Voir liste). SVP faites suivre! Merci, Elza Contactez Elza ici."

  • Posted November 16th, 2011: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Hi, I am looking for help for writing a political satire." More info.

  • Posted November 16th, 2011: Craig Campbell writes: "Ethnographic Terminalia is pleased to present a public screening of Sweetgrass (2010). We have procured a 35mm print of this award winning film. Our Montréal screening will also mark the first time Sweetgrass has been shown in Quebec!" Saturday, November 19, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, de Sève Cinema, Concordia University, http://ethnographicterminalia.org/sweetgrass

  • Affiché le 27 octobre 2011 : Prends ça court! nous écrit : "Prends ça court! est une présentation de VANS en collaboration avec Télé-Québec, L'INIS, le Monument-National et PHI Group. Les portes et le cabaret ouvrent dès 19h00, les films débutent à 20h00! Au programme, mardi 15 novembre prochain: NOSTRADAMOS de Alexandre Lampron, Maxence Bradley et Elisabeth Tremblay, ISSUES de Hugh Dillon et Enrico Colantoni, SORRY, RABBI de Mark Slutsky mettant en vedette Jacob Tierney et Jessica Paré, TROTTEUR de Francis Leclerc et Arnaud Brisebois, CHRONIQUES DE LA POISSE de Osmen Cerfon, THE PALACE de Anthony Maras, A RIVER IN THE WOODS de Christian Sparkes, SCORE de Lawrence Côté-Collins avec Micheline Lanctôt et Gaston Lepage et plusieurs autres! Ah oui, j'oubliais....ça va faire 12 ans que Prends ça court! existe.....célébrons! Parce qu'on sauve des vies!" Sur Facebook ici.

  • Affiché le 27 Octobre 2011: Membre MFG Simon Lacroix nous écrit: "C'est ce vendredi le 28 octobre qu'aura lieu Total Crap 8 au Club Soda! Beaucoup de gens nous ont dit que c'est un des meilleurs spectacles qu'on a faits. En plus, Gaston Lepage, l'ancien animateur de Relevez le défi sera aussi avec nous. On va lui poser plein de questions sur la scène et on va lui rendre un petit hommage. Gaston Lepage avait vraiment une façon particulière d'essayer de racheter ce qui était probablement la seule présence à vie à la télé des concurrents qui venaient relevez un défi. Il avait toujours la bonne phrase au bon moment pour nous faire rire même si ce qu'on voyait dans cette émission était juste une personne qui épluchait des carottes ou roulait des cigarettes." Il reste toujours des billets au Vidéo Beaubien, Le Septième, au Sonik et sur internet juste ici. Pour plus d'infos: http://www.simonlacroix.com

  • Posted October 27th, 2011: MFG member RIDM writes: This year's Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will be held from November 9 to 20. For the 14th edition, the RIDM has reorganized its sections, the better to bring the year's finest documentaries and works by new Canadian and international talents to Montreal audiences. The 115 films programmed this year will be presented in three main sections: the Official Competition, Panorama and Retrospectives. The Official Competition includes the International Feature Competition, the Canadian Feature Competition and the International Short and Medium-length Competition. The non-competitive Panorama section presents a selection of the year's major films, and includes four sub-sections: Special Presentations, showcasing the latest films by leading documentary filmmakers and the year's most acclaimed films on the festival circuit; Horizons, which includes works documenting the world's tumultuous events; Against the Grain, showcasing bold films on the frontiers of popular and underground culture; and EcoCamera, a selection of films with environmental themes. Lastly, the Retrospectives section gives audiences the opportunity to (re)discover the work of three major filmmakers. RIDM will have the honour of opening the festival with Crazy Horse, the latest film by the distinguished American director Frederick Wiseman. The festival will close with Tahrir, Place de la Libération, by Italian filmmaker Stefano Savona. The 14th edition of RIDM will take place from November 9 to 20 at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinema ONF, Cinema Excentris, Grande Bibliothèque, Goethe-Institut and Université Concordia." www.ridm.qc.ca

  • Posted October 20th, 2011: MFG member Simon Charrier writes: "Montreal music composer seeking for projects. Postgraduated in Music for film/television. Working experience. Composition and production all included." e-mail: info [at] simoncharrier.net, www.simoncharrier.net

  • Posted October 20th, 2011: MFG member Caroline Rompré writes: "image+nation, the oldest LGBT film festival in Canada, is proud to unveil the programming of its 24th edition, which will take place from October 26 to November 6, 2011. Over 125 shorts, documentaries and feature films have been thoughtfully selected to represent multiple voices and perspectives, to document social struggles and gains, and to share the richness and the secrets of other cultures. Bringing together the best queer titles of the past year, image+nation aims to quench the thirst of gay film buffs and wider audiences alike. This is why the Festival encourages the LGBT community to bring along their loved ones - whether they be family, friends, work colleagues or fellow cinephiles to share in the visual pleasures with them. Plenty of stories to share will be showcased within the framework of this colourful 24th edition. The 24th edition of image+nation will take place at the following venues: Cinéma Impérial (1432 Bleury), Theatre Hall Concordia (1455 Maisonneuve W.), JA de Sève Theatre (1400 Maisonneuve W.), and Goethe-Institut (418 Sherbrooke E)." For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.image-nation.org Follow image+nation on Facebook here.

  • Posted October 18th, 2011: MFG member Ezra Soiferman writes: "My doc Man of Grease, about Montreal greasy-spoon Cosmos Snack Bar, is coming soon to DVD for the very first time. Later this Fall, we'll be releasing a remastered version of the film with 2 hours of bonus features. The film played on TV extensively and was nominated for a 2001 Jutra Award for Best Doc. The DVD was created and designed by the film's editor Mika Goodfriend and the film's score is by Socalled. Watch the trailer on Vimeo here. 'Like' the film on Facebook here. Thanks, guys!"

  • Posted October 17th, 2011: MFG member David Bertrand writes: "BLOODY VALENTINES 48 Hour Horror Filmmaking Contest - HALLOWEEN EDITION! Blue Sunshine's 48 Hour filmmaking contest returns for another round this weekend! Filming takes place Friday, Oct. 21st, 7pm - Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 7pm, with screenings of the finished films on Saturday, Oct. 29th! SIGN-UP YOUR TEAM TODAY! Find all the details at www.blue-sunshine.com, or watch this trailer."

  • Posted October 16th, 2011: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "I am asking advice concerning the opening of an independent film production company in Quebec. For more details please see my detailed ad here. Thank you. march.august [at] yahoo.ca

  • Posted October 14th, 2011: MFG member the WGC writes: "The WGC's Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program is calling for applications from screenwriters in eastern Canada to apply by December 2, 2011. The program is free-of-charge, and offers emerging and mid-career writers from diverse backgrounds the chance to hone the skills they need to become successful professional screenwriters - and one writer will come out of the program with a paid internship on a Bell Media TV series. Please visit www.wgc.ca for information and the application package."

  • Posted October 13th, 2011: MFG member Dan Ahmad writes: "Offering my services as a video production assistant. Knows lighting, camera and audio set-ups. Over 10 years experience. My rate is $17/hour. References available. danvideomtl [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted October 10th, 2011: MFG member Masoud Raouf writes: "Free 7-day documentary filmmaking workshop for those aged 18-35. October 31-November 6th. More info.

  • Posted October 10th, 2011: MFG member Nadia Rona writes: "Upcoming Elite Casting Camera Audition Workshops. Sunday, Nov. 6th, Monday, Nov. 21, from 9:30am to 6:30pm. Location: Elite Casting. 3981 Blvd. St. Laurent, suite 310." More info.

  • Posted October 6th, 2011: MFG member Holly Brace-Lavoie writes: "35mm Kodak Film Stock for Sale: 2000 feet of 5207 for $500 and 2100 feet of 5219 for $525. Longends and full 1000 foot recans, recently purchased and excellently preserved. Contact me at holly.brace.lavoie [at] gmail.com."

  • Posted October 6th, 2011: MFG member Kyoka Tsukamoto writes: "KYOKA FILM is pleased to announce Dreams and Mirrors (20 min. experimental/narrative) will be presented at 22nd New Orleans Film Festival and is a finalist for an award!" Watch the trailer on Vimeo. More info on Facebook here.

  • Affiché le 6 octobre 2011 : Membre MFG Caroline Rompré nous écrit : "C'est avec une immense fierté que l'agence de presse MEDIAFILM.ca, qui possède et alimente la plus grosse base de données francophone en Amérique du Nord sur le cinéma, met officiellement en ligne MEDIAFILM (+), un site amélioré, accessible par abonnements, contenant les fiches de 60 mille longs métrages : cotes, résumés, appréciations critiques, et (+) encore, tout ça en français. Plus d'info et voyez la bande-annonce sur www.mediafilm.ca.

  • Posted October 6th, 2011: MFG member Caroline Rompré writes: "Doc Circuit Montreal is proud to support new talent by offering emerging producers three grants as well as a new networking activity for up-and-coming directors to present their documentary projects. In doing so, Doc Circuit Montreal affirms its commitment to a new generation of directors and producers by giving them an opportunity to get an inside look at the specific dynamics of the documentary industry and a chance to update their skills by interacting with industry professionals. Since its beginnings in 2004, Doc Circuit Montreal has positioned itself as the flagship event of the Quebec documentary industry by bringing together over 300 professionals and decision-makers from documentary-making circles for three days every year." To see the grant info, click here.

  • Affiché le 3 octobre 2011 : Membre MFG Denis McCready nous écrit : "CHERCHER LE COURANT - Lancement DVD: Le coffret DVD est disponible, en français seulement, sur le site Web http://www.chercherlecourant.com, dans toutes les librairies Renaud Bray et dans d'autres boutiques."

  • Posted October 3rd, 2011: Gloria Long writes: "Dear filmmakers and location managers in Montreal. I own a large lakeside (Lac St.Louis) Victorian Home property that I have rented to film/commercial producers in the past. i.e. La Fabrique d'Image. At this time, the property is vacant and could be a perfect location for some of your productions. Do let me know of your interest. I invite you to come and have a tour of the property and/or fax you photos. Looking forward to hearing from you. 514 639-6373, gloria.long [at] sympatico.ca"

  • Affiché le 3 octobre 2011: Membre MFG Giovanni Princigalli nous écrit : "Visas d'amour, deux documentaires sur amour et émigration de Giovanni Princigalli : Les fleurs è la fenêtre (Canada, 2010), tourné a Cameroun (primé au MVF Mediterraneo Video Festival Documentario Internazionale) et J'ai fait mon propre courage (Canada 2009), tourné parmi les Italiens de Montréal (primé au Ethnographic Film Fest of Belgrad et Lauréat SCAM) seront présentés le 12 octobre à 19h30 à la Maison de la culture de Pointe aux Trembles (entrée libre). Les fleurs è la fenêtre est aussi en compétition au Festival de films ethnographiques de Belgrade (du 17 au 23 octobre) au festival en ligne : http://www.viaemiliadocfest.tv/ et il sera programmé à Lausanne dans le cadre de Panoramas des Cinémas Africains au Pole Sud le 6 octobre à 20h30."

  • Posted October 3rd, 2011: MFG member Caroline Rompré writes: "image+nation the oldest LGBT film festival in Canada, is proud to celebrate its spirit of openness with this year's theme: Share your stories with the ones you love. For its 24th edition, taking place this year from October 26 to November 6, the Festival encourages the LGBT community to bring along their loved ones; whether they be family, friends, work colleagues or fellow cinephiles. In this way, image+nation reminds us that the independent cinema that they have showcased for close to a quarter century offers up an enriching experience for everyone. Also, in keeping with its tagline, this year's line-up will contain a vast display of films "to be shared". The 24th edition will take place from October 26 to November 6, 2011." Follow image+nation on Facebook here.

  • Affiché le 3 octobre 2011: Membre MFG Le FNC nous écrit: "Le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal a dévoilé la programmation complète de sa 40e édition qui aura lieu du 12 au 23 octobre. Cette année, plus de 292 films dont 11 premières mondiales, 23 premières nord-américaines et 10 premières canadiennes, en provenance de 45 pays, ont été sélectionnés avec le souci d'offrir le meilleur du cinéma produit dans l'année. Procurez-vous dès aujourd'hui la PASSE FNC à tarif réduit donnant accès à toutes les séances, à l'exception de la soirée d'ouverture et de clôture, sur le site de La Vitrine. Plus d'info. English version here.

  • Posted September 26th, 2011: MFG member Ezra Winton writes: "Join us for tonight's Cinema Politica screening of THE INTERRUPTERS. Filmmaker Steve James will be in attendance." Link to event promo email here, Link to CP screening page here, Facebook event page here.

  • Posted September 23rd, 2011: Journalists for Human Rights, McGill Chapter, writes: "We'd like to tell you about the 3rd annual jhr & CMHR Rights Media DocFest - an upcoming human rights film festival in Montreal. Hosted by the McGill University's chapter of Journalists for Human Rights (jhr), the festival will showcase the following six films: The Price of Sex, by Mimi Chakarova; Remembering the Ashes: Incendies Through Their Eyes, by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette; A Dream Deferred, by Robin Pierro; Burgundy: La Petite Bourgogne, by Adam Bemma; Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, by Zacharius Kunuk and Ian Mairo; The Team, by Patrick Reed. The event will take place Friday, September 30th, from 6:00 PM-9:30 PM and Saturday, October 1st, from 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM. The start times of each film can also be found on our website. It will be held at the Concordia BMO Ampitheatre, in the Molson building. (1450 Rue Guy, Montreal, QC, H3H 0A6). Tickets are $10/one day; $15/both days. (Student prices are $8/one day, $10/both days.). They can be bought online here: http://jhrdocfest2011.eventbrite.com/ or at the McGill University campus. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door, and you may call 514-775-3448 to reserve tickets. Full synopses of all the films and more info on the festival can be found on our website: http://docfest2011.wordpress.com/"

  • Posted September 21st, 2011: The Quebec Writers Federation writes: "Workshop posting: 'THE ART OF WRITING FOR DOCUMENTARY: FROM IDEA TO PROPOSAL' Eight Tuesdays, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. (October 4th to November 29 - no meeting Nov. 15), led by filmmaker and MFG member Pepita Ferrari." More info.

  • Posted September 21, 2011: MFG member FNC writes: "Only one week to go for the early birds registration for the FNC Pro of the next Festival du nouveau cinéma. Dedicated solely to established and up-and-coming professionals, FNC Pro offers an array of activities designed to let film and media pros share their expertise and skills, discuss their projects and exchange ideas on key issues in our fast-changing industry. More details here. // Seulement une semaine pour se procurer une passe FNC Pro à un prix exclusif aux premiers inscrits. Dans le cadre du Festival du nouveau cinéma, le FNC Pro regroupe l'ensemble des activités qui permettent aux professionnels de l'industrie du cinéma et des médias de partager du savoir, des compétences et des projets sur des problématiques pointues et ambitieuses concernant l'évolution rapide de leur milieu." Plus de détails ici.

  • Posted September 19th, 2011: MFG member Erica Richard writes: "Hello everyone. If you want to perform in comedies for tv, I am writing and performing one every week. You can join our crew sending your resume and head shot to ericarichard7 [at] gmail.com. All this is on a volunteer basis in order to have video clips for our reel. The goal is to have a good crew having fun and improving together by practice."

  • Posted September 16th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Night of the Hunter (1944) plays at Le Cinéclub: The Film Society this Sunday, September 27th at the Crowley Arts Centre. Directed by Billy Wilder. Adapted from a James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, Double Indemnity represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a greedy, weak man is seduced and trapped by a cold, evil woman amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities. BONUS: Live singer Melissa Furlotte will perform a short set of "film noir" tunes. Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+). More info.

  • Affiché le 16 septembre 2011: Membre MFG les RVCQ nous écrit : "Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois lancent un appel enthousiaste à tous les réalisateurs, producteurs et distributeurs de films québécois ou franco-canadiens : à quelques mois de la 30e édition, l'heure est aux inscriptions ! Vous avez jusqu'au 21 octobre pour soumettre vos œuvres. Les formulaires et les règles d'admission sont disponibles au www.rvcq.com. La 30e édition se déroulera à Montréal du 15 au 26 février 2012."

  • Posted September 14th, 2011: MFG member NSI Canada writes: "Job posting: NSI is seeking a Manager of Programs and Development to manage the NSI Drama Prize program, co-manage the NSI Features First program and contribute to the management team on other training programs and initiatives as required. This is a permanent full-time position, based in Winnipeg, MB. Please submit a resumé indicating relevant experience and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position along with two references to: David Pollock via email at careers [at] nsi-canada.ca. Questions: 204-956-7800. Application deadline: 5 p.m. CT on September 20, 2011. More info."

  • Affiché le 13 septembre 2011 : Membre MFG Catherine Pallascio nous écrit : "Recherché: (Montréal) caméra-woman avec expérience pour le tournage à 3 caméras d'un concert le 18 septembre, non-rémunéré. Mais belle expérience, et occasion d'essayer notre caméra sur tête télécommandée sur grue. Merci. Catherine dp [at] catherinepallascio.com"

  • Posted September 13th, 2011: MFG member YES Montreal writes: "YES is proud to announce the 2nd Annual YES Art Expo, a public event showcasing the talents and works of more than 50 of our clients aged 30 years and under. This two-day event hosted by YES, a non-profit organization, takes place on December 1 & 2, 2011 and will feature a vast array of original artwork available for sale as well as showcases, presentations and networking opportunities. Artists, artisans and arts-entrepreneurs are invited to submit their application by the submission deadline of September 22, 2011. Eligibility criteria and application forms are available on the YES website www.yesmontreal.ca."

  • Posted September 9th, 2011: MFG member Derek Kennedy writes: "I'm preparing a film shoot near Florence, Italy and I'm looking for a fixer and driver. Anybody have some names and contact info? Thank you. derekkennedy [at] videotron.ca"

  • Posted September 9th, 2011: MFG member Dr. Richard von Fuchs writes: "If you need music that is Canadian content for films, commercials or introductions to programs, look at my work on Youtube: http://www.youtube/richardvonfuchs.com"

  • Posted September 5th, 2011: MFG member Aaron Hancox writes: "Ladies and gentlemen - please tune your television sets to TVO this coming Wednesday at 9pm! Unheralded, the documentary about a small-town newspaper that Allie Caldwell and I have been working on for the past two years is finally ready to be released into the world. Hope you can watch (or maybe set your DVR for later). Facebook page.

  • Posted September 5th, 2011: MFG member Ronit Milo writes: "The Montreal 60 Second Film Festival presents CHANCE, Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 at the Théâtre Rialto (5723 avenue du Parc) at 7:30 pm. After years of sold-out screenings at La Sala Rossa and Cinéma du Parc, we are finally coming to Mile End's magnificent movie palace - the Rialto, built in 1923. We look forward to showing M60 2011's rollercoaster line-up of more than 70 original films on the theme of CHANCE (September 16 and 17 screenings are identical) in this gorgeous milieu, before a packed & cheering crowd. Tickets ($8) and information are available at our website: http://www.m60.ca/ Facebook event page here.

  • Posted September 5th, 2011: MFG member John McKay writes: "NDG OFF THE WALL Outdoor Screening reviewed in the Link."

  • Posted September 4th, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "A night of dance, film, art and music in Parc X! Café l'Arthère, welcomes us to present more nights of Bollywood/ World/ Gypsy/ Swing/ Balkan/ Turkish and Middle Eastern music. Therefore, we have decided to host another evening of dance, music, live performance and general debauchery at Café l'Arthère with their Healthy and tasty choices on the menu. This event will encourage local performers and give them a platform right here in their neighborhood. Please come and bring all your friends and support our hood and our artists! WE PUT THE X in Parc eX! Facebook event page.

  • Posted September 4th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Here is another big screen classic for you... dim./Sun. 11 sept. 7pm at the Crowley Arts Centre. NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955, U.S., 93 min.) Charles Laughton. A serial killing preacher terrorizes two young children on the run. A visually innovative and stunning masterwork, this is actor Charles Laughton's sole directorial effort and reveals that his brilliant talent extended to behind the camera as well. His collaboration with cinematographer Stanley Cortez (MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS by Orson Welles) resulted in a striking cinematic work that will haunt you for weeks. Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+) Café, thé et eau de source offert gratuitement! With complementary coffee, tea and spring water! (and cookies if you are nice.) www.cineclubfilmsociety.com, Facebook event page.

  • Posted September 4th, 2011: MFG member Andreas Krätschmer writes: "Looking for CREW MEBERS for MUSIC VIDEO (local artist Jahnice). Sureal short film approach. 2 days. Sept 10-11th. PRODUCTION MANAGER (for some pre-prod and shoot coordination), GAFFER, GRIP, PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS (ideally with driver's license), CAMERA ASSISTANT (with DSLR experience). Deferred payment if BRAVO! grant is accepted. Contact: andreas(at)blicfilm.com"

  • Posted September 4th, 2011: MFG member Adam Bernett writes: "INDIE FILMMAKING MONTREAL is a community for passionate independent filmmakers in Montreal to find each other, put cast and crew together and make some amazing independent films. The IFM Team would like to invite you to UPLOAD your profile to be featured on the IFM Page right HERE. These are collections of some of the amazing ACTING TALENT, DIRECTORS, SCREENWRITERS, MUSIC COMPOSERS and CREW MEMBERS (i.e sound, cinematographer, stunts, etc...) out there right now in Montreal interested in making independent films! IFM is run by indie filmmakers, for indie filmmakers and in case you were wondering, it an entirely free non-profit organization. http://www.facebook.com/indiefilmmakingmontreal"

  • Posted September 2nd, 2011: MFG member NSI writes: "The National Screen Institute (NSI), in association Presenting Sponsor Telefilm Canada announces the call for applications for NSI Features First. NSI Features First seeks Canadian filmmaking teams working on their first or second feature film to apply for training. Run by NSI, the program prepares filmmakers for production through customized, intensive training and mentoring with industry professionals. It aims to help filmmakers hone their script while also understanding many other aspects of feature film development. Read our guidelines and download the application form. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., CST, Wednesday October 12, 2011.

  • Posted September 2nd, 2011: MFG member YoungCuts Film Festival writes: "The YoungCuts Film Festival is pleased to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the announcement of 2011's Top 100 short films by the world's best young filmmakers 25 and under. Founded in 2001, the YoungCuts Film Festival's goal is to advance the careers of up-and-coming filmmakers. This international festival selects the best independent short films produced by young people 25 and under. The event runs from September 30th to October 2nd at the Guzzo Mega-Plex Sphèretech 14, 3500 Côte-Vertu, Ville Saint-Laurent." More info and film list: http://www.youngcuts.com

  • Posted September 2nd, 2011: MFG member RIDM writes: "The 14th edition of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will be held from November 9 to 20. Screenings of close to a hundred films and many related activities will take place at various Montreal venues, after which the proceedings will move on to Quebec City. The RIDM, the only Quebec festival entirely focused on documentaries, offers audiences the best of non-fiction film by bringing together respected veterans and up-and-coming talents. The full program will be unveiled during the October 26 press conference at the Cinémathèque québécoise. More info.

  • Posted September 2nd, 2011: Job Posting: Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema invites applications for one tenure-track position in Film Animation for July 1, 2012. More info.

  • Posted September 2nd, 2011: Job Posting: Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema invites applications for one tenure-track position in Film and Moving Image Studies for July 1, 2012. More info.

  • Posted August 30th, 2011: MFG member Robert Rudman writes: "Recycling The Dead - To all those interested in participating in a very low budget production (no pay and with minimal craft service): 24 minute short comedy shot in HD with Canon Mark2 5D camera. Shoot schedule for mid fall (late October or mid November) Planning a 4 day shoot split in 2 consecutive weekends. Various positions available." More info.

  • Posted August 30, 2011: MFG member Mark Lavorato writes: "FREE MUSIC! Hello all, I'm a Montreal composer and I'd like to offer filmmakers the usage rights to an album that I recently released. This means that you're free to use anything you want on the album, in any of your film work, so long as I get CLEAR CREDIT, and you let me know, by email, what you've used and where it can be seen. Others have already done so, including independent filmmakers, the United Nations, and Greenpeace International. Some of their links below. My site: http://www.marklavorato.com; UN documentary (link, my music is from 4:10 to 9:50): ; Greenpeace documentaries: Olive tree; Drum steal; Last train; Picking wires; Other. The album, IN AUTUMN, can be downloaded here. Enjoy! For more info: contact [at] marklavorato.com"

  • Affiché le 30 aout 2011 : FIFEQ 2012 nous écrit : "Le Festival International du film ethnographique du Québec lance un appel à candidatures ! Édition 2012 Vous trouverez le formulaire de soumission sur notre site internet: www.fifeq.ca Nous accepterons vos envois jusqu'au 31 octobre prochain inclusivement. Bonne chance !"

  • Posted august 26th, 2011: MFG member Jean Claude de La Ronde writes: "Freelance Storyboard Artist in the Montreal area looking for work. I'm currently available. Contact me for my rates. Thank you. storyboardartistjc [at] gmail.com, www.storyboardartistjc.blogspot.com"

  • Posted August 26th, 2011: MFG member Lorne Svarc writes: "The English Montreal School Board is looking for film students and young professionals to facilitate film, video and animation projects with students 9-12 after school, helping students create media projects from conception to post-production. An excellent way to work on your craft and instill the love of creation in the youth of tomorrow. Contact: lsvarc [at] emsb.qc.ca"

  • Posted August 26th, 2011: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Hi! I am looking for advice for grants or loans for post-production. For more info please visit my KIJIJI ad here. Thank you."

  • Posted August 25th, 2011: MFG member Andrea Mohammed writes: "Independent Filmmakers- this one's for you! If you've got the guts to make a film, I'm your 'creative enabler'- let's make some noise about your project! I'm a film programmer, with a knack for PR/marketing. I work in both Montreal and New York, so you've got the best of both worlds! If you're looking for someone to give you advice on your film website, create a buzz over your film, create a film festival strategy or organize your film event, I'd love to help you! My rates are reasonable and negotiable. Email me at andreamohammed [at] gmail.com and let's get to work!"

  • Posted August 22nd, 2011: Stefani Novick writes: "Canadian Premiere! Last Man Standing, the groundbreaking documentary on the rise and fall of the Israeli Mafia in New York Do not miss Director-Producer Emilio Roso when he presents his film at our exclusive engagement on Monday, September 12 at 6:30 pm. At the Segal Centre CinemaSpace. $20 members/$30 non-members. Includes refreshments and Q&A with Director-Producer Emilio Roso. Last Man Standing is based on FBI files about the rise and fall of the Israeli Mafia in New York. Wrongfully convicted at 17 and hardened by 6 years in prison, Eitan Chaya headed to NYC and started a massive crime organization which spanned several countries and included contract killings, heroine trafficking, money laundering and loan sharking. At the pinnacle of its reign, the organization was taken down by informant Roman Gonen, resulting in numerous arrests including its top four leaders who turn State's Evidence, went into witness protection and returned to Israel. Kingpin Eitan served only 15 years of the life sentence he was given and Roman Gonen remains in the witness protection program to this day." Official Trailer: Last Man Standing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZKWUovCzos, PROMO PIECE: http://youtu.be/mqVcs1ahRxY

  • Posted August 22nd, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "Doggoned is the latest film by Arshad Khan about a hipster South Asian girl looking to make ends meet after her work permit is denied. Set in the enchanting Mile End and Outremont neighbourhoods and shot entirely on film, Doggoned is a labor of love that promises to delight audiences world over. With a winning cast, including Ulka Mohanty, Karl Werleman, Steve Marsh and Andrei Fasola, Doggoned epitomizes political conscientious Indie filmmaking. Help support the creation of this new film. Check out the Indiegogo Page with trailer here. Filmmaker's site: arshadfilms.com, twitter.com/arshadfilms"

  • Posted August 22nd, 2011: MFG member Dany Papineau writes: "My new DVD "On va s'aimer encore - 2 Frogs dans l'Ouest" comes out September 13th. Here's the trailer."

  • Posted August 22nd, 2011: MFG member Douglas John Kropla writes: "Just finished the production "Doggoned" for Arshad Kahn of Gray Matter Productions. Here are some behind the scene pics. Film is in post and should be a good laugh. Cheers!"

  • Posted August 20th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Débrancher votre laptop! Fermer votre lecteur DVD! Venez voir du vraie cinéma sur grand écran au CROWLEY… LORD OF THE FLIES (1963, r.u./U.K., 92 min.) Quel meilleur sujet pour un film que le célèbre roman Le Seigneur des Mouches de William Golding? Cinéaste expérimental, Peter Brook a pris un risque avec une troupe de jeunes acteurs amateurs mais a remporté son pari en nous offrant un film puissant et réaliste. Beaucoup mieux que la version 1990. // Unplug your laptop! Turn off your DVD player! Come check out ''reel'' movies on the big screen at the CROWLEY... What better cinematic subject than William Golding's famed novel Lord Of The Flies? Experimental director Peter Brook took a risk in tackling this film with a cast of young amateur actors but he succeeds beautifully in making this a powerful work by way of realist camera technique and measured pacing. This haunting film is far superior to the 1990 version and is required viewing for fans of fine literature and edgey 60's cinema. Sunday, August 28th, Crowley Arts Centre, 5325 ave. Crowley (angle Décarie) métro Vendôme Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+) Facebook page.

  • Affiché le 20 aout, 2011 : Membre MFG Denis McReady nous écrit : "Après presque 7 ans en production, les réalisateurs et scénaristes Érik Cimon et Alain Cliche sont fiers de présenter leur documentaire « MTL PUNK : La première vague » à Canal D en première télévisuelle le dimanche 21 août 2001 à 20h. Le film a été produit par Denis McCready, Érik Cimon et Yanick Létourneau pour Périphéria Productions. Lorsque le courant punk atteint Montréal en 1977, il embrase le coeur d'une poignée de jeunes qui en seront marqués à jamais. Trente ans plus tard, les acteurs de cette scène rocambolesque racontent avec une étonnante sincérité comment ils ont vécu cette période clé de leur vie... la musique et la défonce mais surtout ce furieux besoin de faire les choses autrement. Incluant de rares archives de la scène punk montréalaise et mettant en vedette la musique des premiers groupes punk locaux : Les 222s, The Normals et The Chromosomes. Français, anglais avec sous-titres français. La première mondiale de la version française à eu lieu à Montréal au Festival international du film sur l'art 2011 (FIFA), le lundi 21 mars 2011. MTL PUNK Intro française : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPnZDYt1Z9Q&, La page de presse en ligne : http://www.mtlpunk.com/

  • Posted August 17th, 2011: MFG member John McKay writes: "NDG OFF THE WALL is a free outdoor screening in NDG Park, corner Marcil and Sherbrooke on Friday, August 26th from 8-10 p.m. All twenty videos are about 5 minutes long and relate to NDG either by content or simply that the filmmaker is a current or past resident of the neighbourhood. Example: Ezra Soiferman of the Montreal Film Group has a music short film called "Do you feel the world?" in the screening lineup. Check out www.facebook.com/ndg.off.the.wall for updates and descriptions of the videos. Go to www.ndgoffthewall.com to see most of the videos screened last year. Come early, set up a blanket or a chair and enjoy stories, short docs and music videos, all connected to NDG. You will be amazed at all the media creativity in the neighbourhood."

  • Posted August 17th, 2011: MFG member Paul Neudorf writes: "Hi all, I've just finished my most recent doc In-Between (13:00) about a Church of the Brethren lesbian whose license to minister was revoked when she came out. This is the 2nd - and final - film in a doc series funded by the Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests. The first film, On the male side of middle (12:00) about a female-to-male trans Mennonite, has been doing exceptionally well, and will be used in various institutions and workshops educating people on sexual orientation and gender identity issues."

  • Posted August 16th, 2011: MFG member Christos Sourligas writes: "My latest movie Happy Slapping premieres at the 35th Montreal World Film Festival in the coming days... It's the world's first feature film shot solely on an iPhone 4 HD. Synopsis: Five bored suburban rich kids set off to the inner city to seek out fame by creating an evening so shocking that their camera phone footage will turn them into instant Internet celebrities. After they are rivaled by another gang and intimidated by their on-line idol, they are forced to take their mischief up a notch if they want to make a name for themselves. But what will they risk losing in doing so? Watch their cell phone footage to find out... All five actors doubled as cameramen; the entire film was shot with their camera phones. Come to a screening, spread the word, feel free to re-post. Thanks! More info and festival screening dates here."

  • Posted August 15th, 2011: MFG member Katelynd Kuhar writes: "Raindance Montreal is holding its first French workshop! August 23/24 6:30 - 9:30. "Introduction à la Direction Photo" - Ce cours, donné sur 2 soirées, est une introduction à la direction photo : le travail avec les caméras et l'éclairage. Avec discussions et exemples, les étudiants apprendront les rudiments de la composition, le cadrage et des mouvements de caméra, avec une introduction aux principes d'éclairage. Instructeur : Mark Morgenstern. More info: http://bit.ly/onMT5S "

  • Posted August 15th, 2011: MFG member Holly Brace-Lavoie writes: "35mm Kodak Film Stock for Sale: 2000 feet of 5207 for $500 and 2100 feet of 5219 for $525. Longends and full 1000 foot recans, recently purchased and excellently preserved. Contact me at holly.brace.lavoie [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted August 12th, 2011: MFG member Michael Solomon writes: "Dear Friends & Colleagues: I wanted to let you know that I am distributing a film called The Little Traitor. Starring Alfred Molina, with Theodore Bikel, The Little Traitor is the story of a 10-year old Jewish boy in Palestine on the eve of Israel's independence and his relationship with an occupying British soldier. It is based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by Amos Oz. This is the film's Canadian premiere, beginning a limited release August 19th at Cineplex theatres in Toronto (Sheppard Grande & Cumberland) and in Montreal (Cavendish Mall). "The Little Traitor" is a sweet movie about friendship and tolerance that the whole family can enjoy. An independent film worth supporting, so please share this with those who might be interested. Trailer"

  • Posted August 11th, 2011: MFG member Jean Déraps writes: "Epic-M in Montreal! The RED Epic-M has finally landed in Montréal. Cinematographer Jean Déraps is proud to offer his services as well as the Epic-M, the world's most advanced camera. Samples can be found at http://mondocom.ca. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or requests! email: info (at) mondocom.ca"

  • Affiché le 10 aout 2011: Membre MFG RIDM nous écrit : "Les RIDM sont présentement en période de recrutement pour leur 14e édition qui se tiendra su 9 au 20 novembre prochain." Plus d'info.

  • Affiché le 10 aout 2011 : Membre MFG Laurent Maurice Lafontant nous écrit : "Je réalise un documentaire de 15 min sur l'homosexualité dans les communautés noires. Le tournage se déroulera cette fin de semaine. Je recherche d'un monteur pour la pour m'assister durant le montage comme c'est mon premier film. Contactez-moi si vous êtes intéressés. laurent_m82 [at] hotmail.com"

  • Posted August 10th, 2011: MFG member Albert Nerenberg writes: "Rire Extrême - Extreme Laughter at The Eastern Townships Film Festival. Saturday, August 20 · 7:00pm. Lac Brome, Quebec. When Laughologist Albert Nerenberg sees two angry cage fighters crack up before a fight he gets a crazy idea. Instead of an ultimate fighting championship what if you held an ultimate laughter championship? So begins an unprecedented odyssey into the nature of violence, laughter and Quebec. The goal to create the world's first laughter championship. The Mission - Find Quebec's best laugher. While many consider the concept impossible and or idiotic, the Laughologist inadvertently stumbles on what may be an entirely new sport with revolutionary and hilarious results. Scene from the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TuWVkRajK4, CTV news report about Extreme Laughter competition: http://youtu.be/O_uSIUgrT0w Featuring the Eastern Townships Laughter Championship before the film. To compete email: Hey [at] Laughology.info Facebook event page here."

  • Posted August 10th, 2011: MFG member Robert Osler writes: "Multi-instrumentalist with pro gear seeking filmmakers to collaborate on projects of all types. Examples of my work can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/taigaacoustica in a multitude of styles and textures, with descriptions of each piece included. Conception, recording, mixdown and mastering to WAV format. I am a member of SOCAN but work Pro Bono for now. Contact: Robert Osler albaaneirlann [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted August 10th, 2011: Agent Pictures (UK) writes: "When stolen secret tapes land on his desk, a washed up British spy, Archie Cookson, becomes the target for a psychopathic hitman sent to retrieve them. ELIMINATE: Archie Cookson is a British Black Comedy Thriller; written, directed and produced independently by Agent Pictures. This smart and funny film is being screened for the first time in Canada at the Montreal Film Festival. Details of screening: ELIMINATE: ARCHIE COOKSON, L12 Cinema Quartier Latin-theatre 12: August 25, 19h10, L12.25.5; August 26, 12h20, L12.26.2; August 27, 16h50, L12.27.3; August 28, 16h40, L12.28.3"

  • Posted August 9th, 2011: MFG member Patti Murphy writes: "Any Les Blank fans out there? Searching for "Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers", a 51 min documentary from 1980 directed by Les Blank. To screen for the 5th annual Garlic Festival in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Help me out by contacting me: teatimetango [at] gmail.com. Thanks."

  • Posted August 8th, 2011: MFG member Tim Kelly writes: "I am looking for a second hand Sound Devices 302 field mixer to buy or rent. Prepared to pay $1000-1200. Or $300 to rent for September, October, November. Please email me at: timothy [at] popmontreal.com"

  • Posted August 7th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Cinéclub/Film Society presents: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968, U.K., 92 min.) Legendary Christopher Lee really shines in his third outing as the famous Count. This is another fine horror-thriller from the famed Hammer Studios with innovative cinematographer Freddie Francis directing one of the best British horror films of all time. Features impressive art direction and atmospheric images of cemeteries, castle rooftops and an ancient horse-drawn hearse! Nice 16mm print with original technicolor qualities. BONUS: Court métrage très epeurant! Very scary surprise short film! Sunday, August 14. Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+) Café, thé et eau de source offert gratuitement. With complementary coffee, tea and spring water. Facebook.

  • Posted August 7th, 2011: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "I am looking for some help to produce a Documentary over rental issues. You may read all the details on my KIJIJI ad. Looking forward to hear from you. march.august [at] yahoo.ca"

  • Posted August 3rd, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Cinéclub/Film Society presents: Voltaire: Puppet Master of the Macabre at FantAsia. Hard to categorize, this uniquely talented singer/performer is a major hit on the comic and fan convention circuit and creator of wicked comic books, spooky animated shorts and strange toys. Voltaire's original music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about STAR TREK and STAR WARS to keep an audience rolling in the aisles. A darkly comic evening of movies and music by a charismatic entertainer, this is one of the not-to-be-missed events of the festival that will leave you screaming for more, more, more! // Échappant à toute classification, cet artiste multidisciplinaire au talent unique connait un succes sans précédent sur le circuit des conventions de fans en plus d'être le créateur d'étranges bandes dessinées, de courts animés donnant la chair de poule et de surprenants jouets. Une soirée subversivement comique de projections et de musique en compagnie d'un artiste charismatique, voici l'un des nombreux événements du festival qui vous feront hurler pour en avoir plus et encore plus et encore plus!" Ven./Fri. Aug. 5 aout 8PM, Theatre D.B. Clarke, Hall Building, Concordia. Facebook, FanstAsia

  • Posted July 30th, 2011: MFG member Ezequiel Rubin writes: "I have strong experience as Producer's Assistant and Screenplayer, having worked for production companies from Spain, UK, Italy and Argentina. I have excellent production skills and high teamwork spirit, I am looking for a film crew, to collaborate on a project of any kind. Contact me at: enrubin [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted July 29th, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "Dear MFG friends, We are a group of energetic Montreal filmmakers trying to raise $5000 for a short film to be shot on Super 16. We are crowd funding and looking for support. Doggoned is a film about Maria, a South Asian international student whose work permit has been cancelled and she is trying desperately to make ends meet by finding off jobs. Based on an urban legend, Doggoned is a dark comedy with political subtext. Please visit us on IndieGOGO and help spread the word. We are also hosting a fundraiser on the 13th of August with belly dancers, burlesque, bollywood dance, classical Indian dance, jazz, opera and contemporary urban indie music. View fundraiser info on Facebook. We need to raise at least half the budget by next week. Your help is immensely appreciated! Thanks!"

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: The Montreal Urban Ecology Centre writes: "The Montreal Urban Ecology Centre is looking for a volunteer with some technical skills. In August we will be hosting ECOCITY WORLD SUMMIT in Montreal, 22-26 August 2011. The EcoCity conference deals with urban planning, ecology architecture and society. We are planning a screening room for documentaries and films on these topics. We have a few selected already, and are looking for someone available to help us compile the movie list and DVDs. It would not require very much time and would contribute to this event. If you are interested please contact Alexandra Coelho at alexandra [at] ecologieurbaine.net."

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: MFG member D.J. Matrundola writes: "This is our second official Cinepool Podcast. It features a film set being built up, shot on and taken apart at our LaSalle studios. This all happens in one minute using time-lapse footage: http://vimeo.com/cinepool/sos, Un avion s'est écrasé dans nos studios à LaSalle ! Voyez comment le tout s'est fait... et défait en une minute ! Bravo à l'équipe de S.O.S. ! http://vimeo.com/cinepool/sos" Become a fan on Facebook here.

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: MFG member Samantha Scafidi writes: "Clyde Henry Productions seeking interns for filming of current project "Cochemare". In search of dedicated and experienced production crew from September 1st to end of December 2011 for lighting set up, data management, etc. Can accommodate students with credit. Contact clydehenryproductions [at] gmail.com

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: MFG member Elza Kephart writes: "Hi everyone, My shoot is fast approaching, and I am looking for a a few crew members who would be willing to work on the Montreal portion of my film "Go Into The Wilderness" for free. Looking for: unit manager; transport coordinator; coordinator/PM. Here are the specs: 100% deferrals (calculated according to AQTIS daily rates), Non-union, Shooting August 13-16 in the MTL area, Shooting August 19-21 in Ontario (Food, lodging, travel paid for), shooting august 22 in the MTL area. A little bit more about the project: "Go in the Wilderness" tells the story of Lilith, Adam's first mate, who escapes the Garden of Eden to find her way in the outside world." For more info: www.followlilith.com. Contact: ekephart [at] bastardamber.com

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: MFG member John Christou writes: "Check out 'RED RIGHT HAND: The Short Films of Jeff Barnaby'. Saturday, August 6 at 9:00pm, Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre, 3660 Boul. St-Laurent, 3rd floor." More info at the event's Facebook page.

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "I am looking for some animal actors. A dog that enjoys the limelight and an ambitious movie star cat. Please call 514 653 8549 or email cameraaction [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted July 26th, 2011: MFG member Kier-La Janisse writes: "FANTASIA WEB ASSISTANT: Putting the call out for a semi-bilingual assistant to do maybe 2 hours of work a day from home, doing web updates plus sending out a newsletter every three days (about a 2 hour process), in exchange for a Fantasia pass that gets you FREE MOVIES. The fest runs through Aug 7th so there are still a million great movies to see. If interested, email Kier-La Janisse at kier-la [at] fantasiafestival.com"

  • Posted July 26th, 2011: MFG member CSIF writes: "The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is pleased to present the 20th annual $100 Film Festival from March 1-3, 2012. The festival embodies the spirit of independent filmmaking and brings the experience of projected celluloid to our audience by only screening film prints. It is one of only a handful of festivals left in the world that screens exclusively on Super 8 and 16mm film. The $100 Film Festival does not charge any entrance fees and pays artist honorariums for all films selected for the festival. The selected films will also be eligible for festival prizes. More info."

  • Posted July 25th, 2011: MFG member Josh Usheroff writes: "I'm shooting a feature film in early August. Erik Anderson (writer / director) and I (cinematographer) are producing the project along with our lead actress, Melisa Paulson. We're currently crowd-funding to support this project, which means we're asking for your contributions to help make this meaningful work of art. There are some great rewards for contributors that allow you to become part of our production family. Your support will help feed our talented actors & crew; purchase the hard-drives to store our footage safely; and provide the means for the technical needs of the film from lights and lenses, through to post production. Even a small contribution can make a big difference and the perks get better as your commitment increases. Please follow this link to read more about the film, contribute, and share the link with everyone you know: http://www.indiegogo.com/MisogynyMisandry We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has generously contributed to help us raise our first $1,000. We're hoping to surpass the $2,500 mark by the time we start shooting on August 1st. We'll be updating our online campaign throughout production to keep you informed about our progress. You can find us on Facebook here: http://on.fb.me/oB6EUs

  • Posted July 25th, 2011: MFG member Lorne Svarc writes: "New "New Media Theatre Ensemble" is being assembled by founder of Boston-based The Disastrous Miracles. Looking for actors of all ages interested in creating mixed media plays in a collaborative theatre environment. Filmmakers, writers, animators etc may also inquire. Please contact the Masters of the Good Name Productions at motgName [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted July 22nd, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Sunday night with Z o m b i e s ! Un dimanche soir avec les Z o m b i e s! NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968, é.u./U.S., 96 min.) George Romero. Lorsque le film est sorti en salle en 1968, son style documentaire et ses images très crues en noir et blanc ont choqué les spectateurs de cinémas et de cinéparcs Nord Américains. C'était peut-être la première fois qu'un concept extraordinaire était tourné de façon si réaliste. De nombreux critiques de cinéma très respectés lui donnent une place de choix dans ...le top 10 des meilleurs films d'horreur. (18+) When released in 1968, its documentary style and gruesome black-and-white imagery totally shocked audiences at theatres and drive-ins all over North America. It was perhaps the first time that such a fantastic concept was handled in such a realistic manner. Ranked by many respected critics as one of the top ten horror films of all time. (18+) Extra creepy on a big screen in a darkened room! Précédé d'un court métrage. Café, thé et eau offert gratuitement. Présentez vous et courez la chance de gagner des billets pour des séances à FANTASIA! Preceded by a short film. With complementary coffee, tea and water. Show up and you will have an excellent chance of winning tickets to see films films at FANTASIA! Centre des Arts CROWLEY Arts Centre, 5325 ave. Crowley (angle Décarie) métro Vendôme. www.cineclubfilmsociety.com www.crowleyartscentre.org

  • Posted July 22nd, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "The FANTASIA international film festival is short on drivers to pick up and drop off guests between the airport and their downtown hotel. If you are interested in helping out Montreal's largest and most electrifying film festival, please contact: lindsaykpeters [at] gmail.com. We will supply a vehicle, pay for gas, parking and meals as well as give you free tickets to screenings of some truly fantastic films. Thanks!"

  • Posted July 21, 2011: MFG member Eddie Augustin writes: "We have just released the official trailer for our short film Heart Goes Out online at YouTube! Love is tested when 3 friends faced with jealousy find their destinies turned upside down." Trailer. Facebook fanpage.

  • Affiché le 19 juillet 2011 : Membre MFG Elohim Sanchez nous écrit : "Mon court métrage "Le monde intérieur" joue à Fantasia le 27 juillet et le 7 août. Aussi, je viens de terminer mon premier long métrage, Marianne et Sophie. Les liens: Marianne et Sophie : http://www.facebook.com/marianneetsophie, Le monde intérieur : http://www.fantasiafest.com/2011/fr/films/film_detail.php?id=542

  • Posted July 19th, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "Job posting: I am looking for a South Asian or Middle Eastern actress (18-30) for a lead in a short film to be shot on the weekend of the 5th of August 2011. Also looking for sound recordist with 4 lavaliers, one boom, a mixer and one headset. Both opportunities are paying. Please contact cameraaction [at] gmail.com or call 514 653 8549."

  • Affiché le 19 juillet 2011: Membre MFG Éric Falardeau nous écrit : "Annonce de casting pour Thanatomorphose - le film: PROPRIÉTAIRE : 3e rôle masculin, 1 journée de tournage, non union, langue anglaise sans accent, cinquantaine/soixantaine. PROPRIÉTAIRE : man, 1 day of shooting, non union, english speaking (without accent), early to mid fifties. thanatofilms [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted July 19th, 2011: MFG member Robert Boulos writes: "Equipment for sale: Panasonic HVX-200A (P2) for sale. Mint condition. $2700. More info.

  • Posted July 19th, 2011: MFG member Blue Sunshine writes: "Blue Sunshine's Party-Time Blow-up Collector's Bazaar! Sunday, July 24th. More info."

  • Posted July 19th, 2011: MFG member Holly Brace-Lavoie writes: "11 000 feet of 35mm Kodak shortends and recans for sale. Originally purchased in May for professional use. Excellently stored. Several cans of 1000' intact. Please contact holly.brace.lavoie [at] gmail.com for further details."

  • Posted July 18th, 2011: MFG member The FNC writes: "Call for submissions: The 40th Festival du nouveau cinéma explores a multiplicity of platforms 3X3X3, 3 PROJECTS, 3 PLATFORMS, 3 MENTORS. You have a project (documentary, animation, fiction or T.V.) and wish to develop it on new platforms? Submit your project before September 1st to participate in the new training and networking intensive 3X3X3, presented as part of the FNC Pro, the Festival's section dedicated to professionals. For more information: Call for submissions. The Festival du nouveau cinéma will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Montréal, October 12-23, 2011. // APPEL À PROJETS - Le 40e Festival du nouveau cinéma sous le signe de la multiplicité des plateformes. 3X3X3: 3 PROJETS, 3 PLATEFORMES, 3 MENTORS. Vous travaillez sur un projet audiovisuel (de documentaire, d'animation, de fiction ou télévisuel) et vous désirez le décliner sur de nouvelles plateformes multimédia? Envoyez-nous votre candidature d'ici le 1er septembre pour participer à la toute nouvelle activité de formation-réseautage 3X3X3, présentée dans le cadre du FNC Pro, volet professionnel du Festival. Pour plus d'information: Appel à soumissions. Le Festival du nouveau cinéma fêtera ses 40 ans à Montréal du 12 au 23 octobre 2011."

  • Posted July 18th, 2011: MFG member Kyoka Tsukamoto writes: "Job posting: Looking for a production assistant / sound person / driver for a 1-2 day shoot in the week of 18 and/or 25 for the video clip on green issues across generations." For more info, please visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/KYOKA-FILM/120211881350422

  • Posted July 18th, 2011: MFG member Kyoka Tsukamoto writes: "We are looking for artists making art works using recycling materials who can spare time for an interview. It is for an educational video clip talking about green issues across generations." For more info, please visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/KYOKA-FILM/120211881350422

  • Posted July 18th, 2011: MFG member Matthew Saliba writes: "Hey everybody! As some of you may or may not recall, I was recently interviewed on CUTV. They uploaded the interview today. Check it out and let me know what you think!" http://youtu.be/ZRgVadUxSr0

  • Posted July 18th, 2011: MFG member Adam Reider writes: "Come see my film DOGSITTER on the big screen! Dogsitter is playing as part of the Fantasia Film Festival along with 8 other short films. Who knows when the next time it will be playing so make sure you come and see it now. Seriously it might be a whole year before you have the chance to see it again so make sure you save the date. Saturday, August 6, 9:30pm. Concordia's Hall Building. See you there! Thanks for supporting independent film!" http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=252978714714757

  • Posted July 15, 2011: MFG member Algis Kemezys writes: "We have just finished the first part of Mortar & Pestle and are currently looking for another producer to complete this feature film or develop into a television series. Filmed in Turkey, Greece and Canada, M&P is about a man who looses his job to outsourcing and goes to Greece at his wifes request to find his Kefi and visit the relatives. While there he has a mystical dream with an ancient Greek god named Baccus and finds a magical Mortar & Pestle that can change his life. Contact: algis.kemezys [at] gmail.com Watch the trailer here."

  • Posted July 15th, 2011: MFG member Carter Thor Studios East writes: "We are proud to invite you to our Open House. Sunday, July 17th, 3:00-5:30PM. 291 Place D'Youville, Lower Level. Meet our coaches: Jock MacDonald and Isabel Farias. Free Trial Class, Questions & Answers, Registration. RSVP to: montreal [at] thoreast.com"

  • Posted July 15th, 2011: White Dog Seminars writes: "Early Bird Price ends TODAY for the Syd Field Toronto Master Screenwriting Workshop - September 24/25, 2011. Early Bird Pricing until July 15 only - just $350 both days! Syd Field is legendary in the world of screenwriting and filmmaking. Acclaimed as "the guru of all screenwriters" (CNN), Syd is regarded by many Hollywood professionals to be the leading authority in the art and craft of screenwriting in the world today. The Hollywood Reporter called him "the most sought-after screenwriting teacher in the world." Having sold over 1,000,000 copies of his books, his internationally acclaimed best-selling books Screenplay, The Screenwriter's Workbook, and The Screenwriter's Problem Solver have established themselves as the "Bibles" of the film industry. Field's former students include Anna Hamilton Phelan (Girl, Interrupted, Gorillas in the Mist), John Singleton (Four Brothers, Boyz N the Hood), Randi Mayem Singer (Mrs. Doubtfire), Laura Esquival (Like Water For Chocalate), Michael Kane (The Color of Money), and Kevin Williamson (Scream, Scream 2 & 3), and he has been a special script consultant to 20th Century Fox, the Disney Studios, Universal and Tristar Pictures. Dates: September 24-25, 2011. Times: 9:30am to 6:00pm each day. Venue: Victoria College Campus, U of T, Northrop Frye Centre, NF003 (Northrop Frye Hall), 73 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7. Fees: $425 + HST - Regular Fee. $350 + HST - Early Bird! Register by July 15th and save $75! Visit http://www.WhiteDogSeminars.com for more info or to register, or call 1-888-602-9361"

  • Posted July 13, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "I am making an exciting and visually stunning, comedic short film in Montreal on the weekend of the 5th of August 2011 that is to be shot on Super16. Looking for some cast and crew members. In particular a production and location manager, production coordinator and a fundraiser. Great communications skills and positive attitude necessary. Please email cameraaction [at] gmail.com or call 514 653 8549. Thank you. http://www.indiegogo.com/DOGGONED

  • Posted July 13th, 2011: MFG member Eli Batalion writes: "Finally it's here! After a year of touring over 50 film festivals worldwide, the Montreal premiere of our little movie thingy, The Legend of Beaver Dam, is set for this Friday, July 15th at the Fantasia Film Festival. Our film is 12 minutes short and it will screen before the feature film Attack the Block, a sci-fi horror comedy from the same amazing Brits who made Shaun of the Dead. It's a fantastic pairing and this promises to be a hoot'n'hollerin' night of popcorn movie fun. We would love it if you came and we would hate it if you wanted to come but somehow couldn't get tickets so here's what you need to know: 1) The screening is at Concordia's Hall Theater (Guy-Concordia Metro). It is a 700-seat theatre but it will sell out. And fast-- this screening is hyped with a lot of advance buzz. 2) Tickets are $9 and go on sale July 12 at both at the theatre box office (located at the theatre) and through the Admission Network: Phone 1-855-790-1245 or admission.com. N.B. You are buying a ticket to Attack the Block (more info here). The Legend of Beaver Dam: story, music, and lyrics by Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion ~ directed by Jerome Sable. Friday, July 15th, 9:40pm (ahead of Attack the Block), Concordia's Hall Theater (Guy-Concordia Metro). Tickets at the Theatre Box Office or ADMISSION: 1-855-790-1245 and admission.com Watch the trailer at stumpysam.com

  • Posted July 13th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Cineclub presents a screening of GREAT EXPECTATIONS (1946, r.u./U.K.. 118 min.) Le réalisateur David Lean est plus connu pour les grands films LAWRENCE OF ARABIA ou DR. SHIVAGO, mais son meilleur travail nous vient de sa période pré-couleur. Ce film est particulièrement remarquable pour la direction artistique de John Bryan et la direction photo de Guy Green. (Superbe copie 16mm en n&b). Director David Lean is best known for his sweeping epics such as LAWRENCE OF ARABIA or DR. SHIVAGO but his best work predates that more celebrated period. Lean's Dickens adaptations stand out as the most sumptuous of these earlier productions and only a BIG screen can bring out such beauty. Considered one of the top ten British films of all time, this one will not disappoint. (Beautiful B&W film print.) BONUS: Vous avez la chance de gagner des billets pour des séances au Festival Fantasia! You will all have a good chance to win tickets to screenings at Fantasia 2011. Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+). Café, thé et eau de source gratuit. Free coffee, tea and spring water. www.crowleyartscentre.org www.cineclubfilmsociety.com

  • Posted July 13th, 2011: MFG member Kevin Tierney writes: "TVA Films is pleased to announce that the poster for the film French Immersion, created by the artist Karine Savard, is now online where it can be found on the movie's official website: FRENCHIMMERSIONTHEMOVIE.COM, which also features interviews with the cast and crew, scenes from the film and the trailer that is currently playing on movie screens across Canada. The site was created by the Montreal-based company Fidel in collaboration with Park Ex Pictures. Directed by Kevin Tierney, French Immersion is a bilingual comedy about five anglos, four Canadians and a New Yorker, who come to the small, fictional Quebec Village of St-Isidore-du-Coeur-de-Jésus with the goal of learning French. Watch the trailer here.

  • Affiché le 13 juillet 2011 : Membre MFG Éric Falardeau nous écrit : "L'équipe de Crépuscule est fière d'annoncer la première nord-américaine du film dans le cadre du FantAsia International Film Festival qui aura lieu à Montréal, Québec, du 14 juillet au 7 août 2011! Crépuscule sera projeté (en glorieux 35mm mixage surround) dans la section CAMERA LUCIDA : une section comprenant des films exigeants, singuliers et innovateurs. Il sera présenté le 2 août à 22h ET le 4 août à 21h15 (Salle J.A. De Sève) en présence du réalisateur et de certains membres de l'équipe. Le film accompagnera le moyen métrage français Bas-Fonds d'Isild Le Besco. Plus d'informations (billets, résumé, etc.) sur le site de FanTasia. Bravo à toute l'équipe."
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  • Posted July 13th, 2011: MFG member Albert Nerenberg writes: "Dear Laughter Fans... It's on. The 2nd Annual Montreal Ultimate Laughing Championship has been announced at this year's Just for Laughs Film Festival, as a double header with the new documentary Rire Extrême. Rire Extrême is an hilarious new film about the Montreal origins of the international competitive laughter trend. If you want to compete in this competition. You could be declared Best Laugher in Canada 2011. Email: Hey [at] Laughology.info For more info and to get tickets go to the Just for Laughs Website: http://www.hahaha.com/fr/festival-du-film/longs-metrages#rireextreme Rire Extrême (45 minutes) and The Montreal Ultimate Laughing Championships. July 24th, 7 pm at Cinema du Parc as part of the Just for Laughs Film Festival."

  • Posted July 13, 2011: Cinema Politica writes: "Cinema Politica is currently seeking submissions of independent Canadian works for our Fall deadline of August 1, 2011. Cinema Politica is a non-competitive continuous documentary screening series with locations throughout Canada and abroad. We are a non-profit media arts organization committed to connecting audiences on campuses and communities to independent political and social issue non-fiction cinema. Most of our screening activity occurs during the academic year with two annual submission deadlines: August 1, 2011 (for the Fall 2011 Program) and December 1, 2011 (for the Winter 2012 Program). More info: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/submit-a-film

  • Posted July 13, 2011: Telefilm writes: "Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds are pleased to announce the extension of their partnership for the Theatrical Documentary Program for 2011-2012. The upcoming program deadlines are September 2, 2011 for French-language projects and September 30, 2011 for English-language projects. More info."

  • Posted July 5th, 2011: Rubin Fogel Productions writes: "Academy Award winner Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band, Wed., July 13th – 8 p.m. at Club Soda. Tickets: Club Soda (1225 boul. St-Laurent) (514)286-1010 and clubsoda.ca, http://www.timrobbins.net "At 2 a.m. you can't come home after a night out and act… but you can write a song." – Tim Robbins "Tim holds the dignity of the best of American song writing in the line of Bruce Springsteen. A Beautiful evening" – Rolling Stone."

  • Posted July 5th, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "A talented team of passionate filmmakers is hosting a fundraiser for their new short film DOGGONED to be shot on super16 right here in the Mile End/ Parc Ex/ Plateau area! We need your help in order to raise $5000 needed for the production. We promise you a night of live music, short films, DJ sets, silent auctions and great food! Saturday, July 16 at 7:00pm. Facebook page.

  • Posted July 5th, 2011: MFG member Lily Lanken writes: "M60: The Montreal 60 Second Film Festival is having its annual Launch and Registration Party this July 13th 2011 at Casa del Popolo 8:30pm! Lots of entertainment and door prizes!" More info.

  • Posted July 5th, 2011: MFG member Francesco Giannini writes: "Hello to all filmmakers, Race of Life productions is looking for a Unit manager and a location manger for our next short film. The shooting dates are not yet determined, however, production will take place in late August, early September, 2011. You will be paid for your services. If you are interested, please send your information to franckgiannini [at] videotron.ca"

  • Posted June 30th, 2011: MFG member Paul Neudorf writes: "Hi fellow MFG members, I'm excited to share with you that my new film 'On the male side of middle', the story of female-to-male transgender Mennonite Calvin Neufeld, is finally online! It's a beautiful story of love and honesty and I hope you pass this on far and wide. My partner Gabriel Dharmoo directed the music and created a beautiful original score, integrating the hymn 'For God So Loved Us (Gott Ist Die Liebe). Here's the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoljapEHmDA. Below is a little blurb and the credits of those who contributed to the film. Thanks for watching and please send this link out, people need to see this story! Enjoy, Paul."

  • Posted June 30th, 2011: MFG member Festival du nouveau cinema writes: "The registration period for the 40th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinema has been extended. All entries (films, crossmedias projects, installations, performances) must be received by July, 15, 2011 at the latest. For more information: SUBMISSIONS. To submit via Withoutabox, CLICK HERE. The Festival du nouveau cinéma will take place in Montreal, October 12 to 23, 2011. // L'appel à soumissions pour la 40e édition du Festival du nouveau cinéma a été prolongé. La date limite pour soumettre vos oeuvres (films, projets trans médias, installations, performances) est le 15 juillet 2011. Tous les détails ici : SOUMISSIONS. Pour les inscriptions par Withoutabox, cliquez ICI. Le Festival du nouveau cinéma aura lieu à Montréal du 12 au 23 octobre, 2011.

  • Affiché le 30 juin 2011 : Membre MFG Roger Guerin nous écrit : "Premium Sound offre tous les aspects de la postproduction sonore avec la plus grande qualité de services en utilisant des technologies de pointe éprouvées et reconnues. Reliées à un réseau ultrarapide, toutes les salles de montage (x9), de bruitage et postsynchro (ADR) ainsi que nos deux auditoriums de mixage utilisent le logiciel ProTools de Digidesign. Vous trouverez quelques photos en visitant notre nouvelle page Facebook et répondez à notre question: http://www.facebook.com/PremiumSound

  • Posted June 28th, 2011: MFG member Andreas Mendritzki writes: "We're looking to fill a couple of post-production positions at GreenGround Productions (colourist, editor, DMT) Must be familiar with RED workflow." info [at] greenground.ca

  • Posted June 27th, 2011: MFG member Sherren Lee writes: "Dear fellow MFG members, I recently co-produced and directed 3 videos for a design project entitled "M&E" by a very talented interior designer - Alexandra Campbell, and she, along with this project, was just featured on 1LoveTO yesterday! Check it out at here. Enjoy."

  • Affiché le 27 juin 2011: La SODEC nous écrit : "La Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), en collaboration avec la Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, Jimmy Lee, Sid Lee, Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), le Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision de Montréal et l'arrondissement de Lachine, convie les scénaristes de la relève à participer à COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT. Pour la treizième édition du concours, les scénaristes sont invités à déposer une première version dialoguée d'un scénario de court métrage de fiction ou d'animation, d'une durée maximale de 12 minutes, au plus tard le 1er août 2011. Un comité de présélection, formé d'un représentant de la SARTEC responsable du parrainage, d'un représentant de WGC, ainsi que d'un cinéaste, choisira sept projets parmi tous ceux reçus. Les choix seront guidés par la qualité narrative des scénarios, leur potentiel cinématographique et la vision de leur auteur. Plus d'info."

  • Posted June 27th, 2011: SODEC writes: "La Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), in collaboration with the Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, Jimmy Lee, Sid Lee, the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), the Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision de Montréal and the arrondissement de Lachine, invite up-and-coming screenwriters to participate in COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT. For the thirteenth edition, screenwriters are requested to submit the first version of their scripted screenplay for a short fiction or animated film of no longer than 12 minutes by August 1, 2011. A pre-selection committee, to include a representative in charge of mentoring from the SARTEC, a representative from the WGC, as well as a filmmaker, will select seven projects from the submissions received. The choices will be made based on the narrative quality of the scripts, their cinematographic potential, as well as the author's vision. More info.

  • Posted June 27th, 2011: MFG member CUTV writes: "CUTV Arts + Culture Show is looking for events, groups, musicians, activities, people, social activists, unusual subjects and talents to feature on the show. We focus on diverse cultures and arts that represent Montreal's Cosmopolitan Diversity. We have a 30 minute show each week. More info on Facebook.

  • Posted June 27th, 2011: MFG member Elza Kephart writes: "Hi everyone, I am directing an independent feature film this summer, and am looking for an editor who would be interested in working on this unique project. "Go in the Wilderness" tells the story of Lilith, Adam's first mate, who escapes the Garden of Eden to find her way in the outside world. (for more info: http://www.followlilith.com) Here are the specs: Paid + deferrals (deferrals calculated according to AQTIS daily rates); Non-union; Shooting August 13 to September 17; Editing early October to late January (14-16 weeks); Editing on Final Cut; Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks a lot, Elza."

  • Affiché le 27 juin 2011 : Membre MFG Elza Kephart nous écrit : "Bonjour à tous, Je réalise un long métrage indépendant cet été, et suis à la recherche d'un monteur ou d'une monteuse qui serait intéressé à travailler sur ce projet unique. « Go in the Wilderness » raconte l'histoire de Lilith, la première femme d'Adam, qui quitte le jardin de l'Eden pour refaire sa vie dans le monde extérieur (pour plus d'info http://www.followlilith.com). Voici les spécifications : Payé + différés (différés au taux journalier de l'AQTIS); Non syndiqué; Tournage du 13 août au 17 septembre; Montage de début octobre à fin janvier (14-16 semaines); Montage sur Final Cut; SVP faites suivre aux gens que cette aventure pourrait intéresser! Merci, Elza."

  • Posted June 27th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Grandes nouvelles! Ayant jeté l'ancre au nouveau Centre des Arts Crowley, nous invitons tous nos amis et autres cinéphiles à venir profiter de nos séances du dimanche soir sur notre grand écran. Tous les films seront précédés de courts métrages. Café, thé et eau de source offert gratuitement! Big News! We are now in residence at the amazing new Crowley Arts Centre! We invite all our friends and other cinéphiles to come and enjoy our big screen offerings on Sunday nights this summer. All features are preceded by rare and exciting short films. With complementary coffee, tea and spring water! We kicked off June 19th with a great screening of TOUCH OF EVIL. Everyone loved the new space! Please do attend our next screening and see it for yourself. JULY 3 juillet - VERTIGO (1958, é.u./U.S., 129 min.) Il s'agit sans aucun doute d'un des chef-d'œuvres d'Alfred Hitchcock qui figure dans les tops 10 de plusieurs critiques respectés. David Kehr du New York Daily News a dit de ce classique qu'il est la preuve que les films font partie des plus hautes formes d'expression. Version intègrale. This is undoubtedly one of Hitchcock's true masterpieces and figures on many top ten lists of the most respected film critics. Dave Kehr of the New York Daily News has said: "…here is evidence that movies can occupy the highest plane of artistic expression." This restored version with eye-popping color looks stunning on our big screen! Bande-anonce/ trailer. Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+); 5325 ave. Crowley (angle Décarie) métro Vendôme http://www.crowleyartscentre.org Voulez-vous devenir bénévole au Cinéclub/The Film Society? (Nous avons surtout besoins des traducteurs/traductrices! Évidement.) We need volunteers! Can you give us a bit of your time to help out? p.spurrell [at] hotmail.com"

  • Posted June 27th, 2011: MFG member Paul Neudorf writes: "I am currently working as a video editor at The Banff Centre in Alberta, but as of late Sept, early Oct I will be available as an offline/online editor. I have years of experience as an editor in Avid and Final Cut Pro, and have worked on documentaries, experimental, promo and fiction. My films have also screened internationally and won awards. To view my demo reel: www.vimeo.com/pneudorf/demoreel2011, or to see longer excerpts of my work: www.paulneudorf.com. Thanks!"

  • Posted June 21st, 2011: MFG member Tim Rideout writes: "Composer Tim Rideout brings the noise to Radio-Canada's first "motion comic" web series, NEUROBLASTE. Robot mosquitoes, geeks with mind control potions and evil CIA conspiracy theories abound in this Radio-Canada-produced sci-fi thriller. Hear Tim's super cool soundtrack and splendiferous sound design work in this critically acclaimed motion comic for the web." More.

  • Posted June 18th, 2011: MFG member Joyce Borenstein writes: "I am available to do animated sequences and titles and credits for documentaries and fiction live-action films. I have a fully equipped digital studio and will create, from concept to complete hd picture. I have many years of experience, and have won numerous film festivals." Contact: Joyce Borenstein,
    email: illumination [at] videotron.ca, Web: www.illuminationanimation.com

  • Posted June 18th, 2011: MFG member Jean-André Fourestié writes: "Lauch of the documentary GOSPEL ACCORDING TO VIVIENNE directed by Jean-André Fourestié and Bruno Pucella: Wednesday 29th of June at Salla Rossa. 7pm: Entrance: 10$ Tickets at the door (DVD included), 8pm : Showing of the documentary, 9pm : Live performance of Vivienne Deane. GOSPEL ACCORDING TO VIVIENNE (51min) takes you soaring with Vivienne Deane's voice and drops you square in the middle of her artistic mission: to get her Gospel recorded and to send it out into the world. // Lancement du documentaire GOSPEL ACCORDING TO VIVIENNE réalisé par Jean-André Fourestié et Bruno Pucella. Mercredi 29 juin à la Salla Rossa à 19H00. LE GOSPEL SELON VIVIENNE (51min) vous emporte avec la voix unique de Vivienne Deane au coeur de sa mission artistique et spirituelle : enregistrer coûte que coûte son album de gospel et transmettre son message au monde entier. Projection du documentaire suivie d'un concert de Vivienne Deane. Entrée : 10$ à la porte (DVD inclu). 20H : Projection du documentaire. 21H : Concert de Vivienne Deane." Trailer/Bande annonce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYXjWDEsync

  • Posted June 18th, 2011: MFG member JC Little writes: "Just wanted to show my latest little funny film. It comes with an ear-plug warning, since it's an Epic Battle." http://www.theanimatedwoman.com/2011/06/wtf-vs-omg.html

  • Posted June 18th, 2011: MFG member Matt R. Sherman writes: "In order to fill gaps in our summer schedule, for a limited time only, Gift Of Sound is offering heavily discounted rates on professional audio services for film & video. We provide both production sound recording/mixing and full package audio post production services at our studio. Our 1,700 sq facility provides a 5.1 surround theater mixing stage, Voice/ADR/Foley booth includes dedicated 1080p HD video monitoring and cue system. Kitchen, lounge, private terrace etc. Our experience ranges from feature length theatrical releases to TV, radio, video games and more. We bring experience and creativity to each project. Your audience will know you care about your project, give it the Gift Of Sound! Visit http://www.giftofsound.ca and call 514-439-4438 for bookings." Email: info [at] giftofsound.ca

  • Affiché le 18 juin 2011 : Membre MFG Matt R. Sherman nous écrit : "Afin d'assurer un travail à temps plein à notre équipe, pour un temps limité, Gift Of Sound offre un rabais considérable sur ses tarif normaux dans le domaine du Film et Vidéo. Nous sommes capable de faire l'enregistrement en production et post production. Notre espace de 1,700 pieds carrés comprend un studio de mixage 5.1, un studio pour voix off, post-synchro et bruitage, incluant des moniteurs 1080p HD, une aire d'accueil spacieuse, une terrasse privée, une cuisine, etc. Notre expérience passe de films long métrage pour le cinéma aux programmes de télévision, de radio ainsi que des jeux vidéos et plus encore. Nous apportons notre expérience, professionnalisme et créativité sur chaque projet. Votre public entendra que vous avez pris soin de votre projet!" Visitez http://www.giftofsound.ca et appelez 514-439-4438 ou courriel: info [at] giftofsound.ca

  • Posted June 18th, 2011: MFG member Kara Blake writes: "Go to www.rbc.com/fanfave and check out this year's finalists in the RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition including "Next of Kin" by MFG member Kara Blake. Cast your vote for a chance to win a trip to the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival!

  • Posted June 14th, 2011: MFG member Zhimin Hu writes: "Looking for a soundperson for a community film project. Very sorry that it is a very low budget film, so, it will be very low paid, almost volunteer, however, you will enjoy the good Chinese food, friendly, respectful, and fun working environment. The shoot will be on July 8, 9, 10 (Friday to Sunday). If you are interested in it, please contact ZhiMin, zhiminhu [at] gmail.com. Time to make new filmmaker friends."

  • Posted June 14th, 2011: MFG member YoungCuts Film Festival writes: "The submission deadline for this year's YoungCuts Film Festival is this Wednesday, June 15th. As always, we are looking for: "Great Short Films by the World's Best Young Filmmakers 25 and Under". If you have been procrastinating making your entry to the festival... DON'T PANIC! Here is our suggestion for how to submit and give yourself the best chance of having your film picked. If you are submitting through withoutabox.com, use this link https://www.withoutabox.com/login/5021 Once there, submit your film as a Secure Online Screener. (Only Festivals that you submit to can see your film.) We will assemble a judging panel and let you know within one business day, how likely we are to program your film. (i.e. Whether or not you need to mail us physical copies of your film.). On the other hand, if you would like to submit directly to the Festival, download the 2011 application form from here: 2011 YoungCuts Application Form. You can scan the completed form and e-mail it to us at YoungCutsFilms [at] gmail.com or fax it us at 514-227-5158. Then pay the submission fee by Paypal to YoungCutsFilms [at] gmail.com or fax us a credit card authorization to 514.227.5158. Finally, upload your film to vimeo.com, protect it with a password, e-mail us the link and password and again within one business day, we will let you know if you need to send us physical copies of your film. Good luck to all the young filmmakers submitting films! Questions: info [at] youngcutsfilmfestival.com"

  • Posted June 13th, 2011: MFG member OFF Interarts writes: "Great multi-purpose studio space available on St. Laurent Blvd. for film and television production industry. Ideal as shooting location, rehearsal or event space, casting studio, green room, or short-term production office. Available by the hour/day/week/month at reasonable rates." www.offinterarts.org or call 514-274-3222

  • Posted June 12th, 2011: MFG member Albert Nerenberg writes: "Read about the upcoming Eastern Townships Film Festival coming August 19-21, in Lac Brome, QC. Now there's a festival about the way films are projected. Taking a cue from the varied geography and inspiring scenery of the Townships, The Eastern Townships Film Festival will screen films in a stunning variety of inventive and fascinating ways. Taking advantage of new ways of projecting film and video, the Festival will show films outside, on lakes, on mountaintops and use and develop new approaches to film events. Submissions welcome. Facebook page."

  • Posted June 10th, 2011: MFG member Brad Horvath writes: "Dolly Parton is making a new music video and needs "Human Chain" footage!" Read more about the contest here: http://dollypartonmusic.net/special.html

  • Posted June 10th, 2011: MFG member Giulia Frati writes: "Don't miss the Cuban Hat's new and exciting collaboration with the Sheffield Doc Fest this year. For a second year in a row, Sheffield Doc Fest has organized a crowdfunding pitch, inspired by yours truly Cuban Hat award! They have been raising funds for the award through their Indiegogo page for FIVE projects that will be pitched this Saturday June 11th and the Cuban Hat will broadcast the pitches LIVE on our website: www.cubanhat.tv. Tune in on Saturday June 11th at 4pm UK time, to WATCH the pitches, VOTE for your favorite one and DONATE to the pot that the winning project will bring home. Diego and Giulia can't make it to Sheffield in person this time, but we'll be watching the pitches online and Twitting our comments as always, so don't miss it!" Join our Facebook page here.

  • Posted June 10th, 2011: MFG member Matthew Saliba writes: "Mascara & Popcorn is proud to present acclaimed Montreal filmmaker Matthew Saliba's entire filmography on Tuesday July 5th at Mainline Theatre for a night filled with sado-masochistic erotic fetishistic horror. From Matthew's impressive tribute to italian "giallo", AMY'S IN THE ATTIC, to the finicky, master and servant role-play of THE MANIPULATOR AND THE SUBSERVIENT, the twisted, delightfully disturbing PANDORA'S PARADOX, the provocative, sexually charged revenge flick SHE WAS ASKING FOR IT, the intense and lustful VAMPYROS LESBOS and finally, the obscure and visually stunning DARK LOTUS. Skillfully crafted short masterpieces all bearing Matthew Saliba's signature style of perversion, degradation, surreal imagery and sexual arousal. An underground household name and award winner who also stars in his own movies, Matthew is an up-and-coming filmmaker who already has a solid cult following from all around the world and continuously raises the bar. Come delve into Sinema Saliba's unique filmmaking experience. Let it penetrate your mind, feast your eyes, seduce your senses. Tuesday, July 5th 2011, Mainline Theatre, 3997, boul Saint-Laurent. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets: $5.00 http://www.mascara-popcorn.com/

  • Posted June 10th, 2011: MFG member Dana Schoel writes: "Looking for actors for a short film to be shot in August. Please contact gaspargo_films [at] hotmail.com, to e-mail your resume and headshot, prior to auditions. The parts we are looking for are... Dan: (male, 25-35), Gerry: (male, about 45; also must play 65), Sandy: (female, about 45; also must play 65), Lili: (female, 20-30)."

  • Posted June 9th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Grandes nouvelles! Ayant jeté l'ancre au nouveau Centre des Arts Crowley, nous invitons tous nos amis et autres cinéphiles à venir profiter de nos séances du dimanche soir sur notre grand écran. Tous les films seront précédés de courts métrages. Café, thé et eau de source offert gratuitement! // Big News! We are now in residence at the amazing new Crowley Arts Centre! We invite all our friends and other cinéphiles to come and enjoy our big screen offerings on Sunday nights this summer. All features are preceded by rare and exciting short films. With complementary coffee, tea and spring water! We kick off our series with something BIG... June 19 juin - TOUCH OF EVIL (1958, é.u./U.S., 111 min.) Orson Welles. De son célèbre plan-séquence d'ouverture à ses scènes finales mettant en vedette la déesse de l'écran Marlene Dietrich, les spectateurs modernes en ressortent toujours impressionnés. Essentiel à tout cinéphile qui se respecte, ce film mérite plusieurs visionnements. From its famous uninterrupted long opening tracking shot to its final scenes with screen goddess Marlene Deitrich, it still packs a punch with modern audiences. This longer restored version is essential for true cinéphiles and deserving of repeated viewings. This is "film noir" to die for…. http://youtu.be/aRjaIMzy1JI Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+). 5325 ave. Crowley (angle Décarie) métro Vendôme." www.crowleyartscentre.org, Facebook page here.

  • Affiché le 9 juin 2011: Membre MFG Gabrielle Tremblay nous écrit : "Le festival IMAGES EN VUES des Iles-de-la-Madeleine lance son appel de films. Antonin monmart, un ami, en est le programmateur. www.imagesenvues.weebly.com "

  • Affiché le 9 juin 2011 : Membre MFG Karina Mariano nous écrit : "Venez voir mon film Jump In The River sur grand écran ! Je suis vraiment touchée de faire partie du programme Focus Québec Expérimental pour le Forum AAMI-IMAA ! C'est un programme excellent à ne pas manquer ! Vendredi 17 juin, 20 h 30 Salle Claude-Jutra, Cinematheque Quebecoise. Facebook.

  • Posted June 9th, 2011: MFG member Elizabeth Gilday writes: "Have investment to make health documentary about multiple sclerosis discrimination in 2 Montreal Superior Court decisions. spartica [at] hotmail.com, 514-931-4947"

  • Posted June 9th, 2011: MFG member Elizabeth Johnston writes: "CUT TO: SCREENWRITING SEMINAR on September 10, a one-day intensive seminar where you'll learn about characters and characterization, narrative structure, visualization, story boarding, dialogue, script formatting, and more. No experience is necessary! Early bird deadline, June 30. More info at www.elizabeth-johnston.com."

  • Posted June 9th, 2011: MFG member Kevin Tierney writes: "Jacob Tierney's GOOD NEIGHBOURS, currently playing in Montreal and Toronto, has been nominated for four Canadian Comedy Awards, including a new award introduced this year, Best Film. This marks the second year in a row that Jacob Tierney has been nominated for Writing and Directing and the second year in a row Jay Baruchel is nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film having scored all three for last year's hit, THE TROTSKY. Better still, THE TROTSKY converted its nominations into all three awards at least year's ceremony held in Toronto. For producer Kevin Tierney, these nominations mark his third time at the Canadian Comedy Awards, having previously won for both Bon Cop Bad Cop and The Trotsky. This year's award ceremony will be held in Toronto on October 17. Showtimes in Montreal. Trailer"

  • Posted June 9th, 2011: MFG member Betty Esperanza writes: "CUTV offers weekend intensive workshops for basic TV production. These workshops are designed for new members to obtain the necessary skills to get involved with CUTV in-house shows. This is all on a volunteer basis and is a great way to get involved with your community. To find out about the schedule, go to http://www.cutvmontreal.ca/contribute/workshops or email: bettyesperanza4hire [at] yahoo.ca "

  • Posted June 8th, 2011: MFG member Josh Usheroff writes: "BOX 409 would like to invite all MFG photographers to our Open Studio on Saturday, June 18th, 2011, 12-5pm. Bring your camera along to try our equipment and backdrops free of charge. Our studio is available to rent year-round for photography and video shoots. The studio is equipped with lighting equipment, white, black and chroma-green backdrops, a make-up mirror with lights, kitchenette, conference table and screening area. See for yourself on June 18th or visit www.BOX409.com"

  • Posted June 7th, 2011: MFG member Josh Usheroff writes: "After successful screenings at SXSW, Cindans, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, and the Atlantic Film Festival, "Slow Dance" will be airing on an upcoming episode of Bravo!FACT's new show, In Short at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT, Wednesday 8 June 2011 on Bravo! More info.

  • Affiché le 7 juin 2011: Membre MFG Giovanni Princigalli nous écrit : "Bonjour, je vous écris parce que deux documentaire que j'ai réalisés et produits sont en sortie à la boite noire à Montréal (vente et location) à partir de mardi 7 juin. Les 2 films ont été présentés à La cinémathèque québécoise, au Canadian Film Institut à Ottawa, à Vues d'Afrique, dans deux Maisons de la culture à Montréal, mais aussi à la SCAM à Paris (ce 27 juin), et à des festivals à New York, Afrique, Cuba, Italie, etc. Les films sont : Les fleurs à la fenêtre (2010, Québec,50 min) mention spéciale au MED Festival Mediterraneo Documentario Internazionale. L'autre film: J'ai fait mon propre courage (2009, Québec, 50 min) mention spéciale ai Festival Film Ethnographique de Belgrade et au Concorso Video Migranti Museo Gualdo Tadino Un troisième documentaire Japigia Gagì (2003, Italie, 59) présenté au RIDM, Cinéma d'Ales, Docupolis Barcelona, etc avec J'ai fait mon propre courage sont aussi disponible pour la vente et la location ICI.

  • Posted June 6th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "One of Montreal's best 'reel' movie outlets is now looking for volunteers to help at its new location in N.D.G.! I am sending a call out to see who might be interested in helping as a volunteer for one of Montreal's most interesting meeting places for true cinéphiles. With a dedication to "reel" film, Le Cinéclub/The Film Society was established way back in 1992 and has taken up residence in at least 5 different places, sometimes staying for a few years. Our new home is at the Centre des Arts Crowley Arts Centre located less than 2 minutes by foot from metro Vendome. It is going to take a dedicated team of volunteers to handle everything from projection, maintaining the archives, rebuilding and managing the website, doing translations, promoting on the web and in neighbourhood businesses, graphic design of a new logo, business cards, flyers and printed programs even right down to serving coffee and selling tickets at the door. They say that movie theatres are dying and that technology is creating an era of "entertainment in isolation" which is why it is essential to maintain small art-house screening outlets like Le Cinéclub/The Film Society for an audience that loves to watch fine older 16mm and 35mm films in a friendly intimate group setting. If you want to be part of this exciting project and are willing to put in a bit of time, please contact me so we can set up an initial group meeting to figure out who wants to do what. Thank you! Philippe Spurrell, Founder and director, since 1992, p.spurrell [at] hotmail.com"

  • Affiché le 6 juin 2011: Membre MFG Philippe Spurrell nous écrit: "Le Cinéclub/ The Film Society a besoin de bénévoles pour son nouveau lieu de rencontre près du métro Vendôme! J'envoie cet appel à tous afin de trouver des bénévoles pour un des plus intéressants groupe de cinéphiles Montréalais. Le Cinéclub/The Film Society a été créé en 1992 et, au fil des ans, s'est installé de façon semi-permanente dans plus de 5 lieux de projections différents. Nous baissons l'ancre une fois de plus, cette fois-ci au Centre des Arts Crowley Arts Centre qui est situé à deux minutes à pied du métro Vendôme. Nous aurons besoin d'une équipe de bénévoles dévoués pour aider au bon fonctionnement de ces évènements, soit en aidant aux tâches telles que : superviser la projection, organiser l'archive, designer et mettre à jour du site web, traduire des textes, s'occuper de la promotion sur le web et dans des commerces de quartier, designer un nouveau logo, des cartes d'affaires, pamphlets et programmes imprimés, ainsi que pour servir du café et vendre les billets à la porte. La rumeur veut que la nouvelle technologie promouvant le « divertissement en isolation » soit en train de tuer les cinémas. C'est pourquoi il est essentiel de préserver des espaces de projections tels que Le Cinéclub/The Film Society qui répondent aux besoins d‚un auditoire qui aime regarder des classiques (en format 16mm et 35mm) dans un environnement de groupe plus intime que ce que nous offre le multiplex. Si vous désirez prendre part à ce projet excitant en nous dédiant un peu de votre temps, s'il vous plaît, contactez-moi afin que nous puissions organiser une rencontre initiale qui nous permettra de déterminer qui fera quoi. Merci! Philippe Spurrell, Fondateur et directeur, depuis 1992, p.spurrell [at] hotmail.com"

  • Affiché le 3 juin 2011: Membre MFG Laurence-Amélie Montpetit nous écrit: "Point d'info. Sugg. À écouter: Atelier SOS Format - 6e Marché du court. Atelier tenu dans le cadre du Marché du court du festival REGARD sur le court métrage au Saguenay. Le virage technologique, l'explosion des formats vidéo et des supports de diffusion provoquent bien des maux de tête chez les cinéastes. Ils doivent souvent s'improviser techniciens, faute de moyens, quand vient le temps d'importer ou d'exporter leur matériel. Comment établir la bonne procédure selon l'équipement qu'on prévoit utiliser (caméra, système de montage, support final)? Quels sont les pièges à éviter avant d'aller en production? Comment bien exporter son fichier vidéo? Quels sont les standards de diffusion et de qualité minimums selon les supports choisis? Quels formats sont à privilégier pour diffuser sur Internet? Un atelier pratique pour répondre à vos questions. Avec la participation de Pascal Pelletier et Pierre-Luc Paré. Animé par Éric Bilodeau. En collaboration avec UMEN|Digital et TÉLÉFILM Canada et le soutien de Télé-Québec et Canal Savoir." http://vimeo.com/24474167

  • Posted June 2nd, 2011: MFG member Matt Jones writes: "Male actor wanted for comedic play and video trailer shoot
    Must be available for rehearsals evenings and weekends in June and July and performances in Toronto (Fringe festival, mid-July) and Montreal (first week of August).
    Low budget production: negligible pay, if any. High visibility though. Looking to cast one epic cartoonish dumb cop. AUDITIONS: Friday June 3, 5-7pm. Contact for address (Plateau Mont-Royal). Send CV and headshot to Susanna at: blacklistcommittee [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted June 1st, 2011: MFG member The Segal Centre writes: "J. Hoberman of the Village Voice and Eric Goldman of Ergo Media curated two film series and will lecture at the 2ND MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL YIDDISH THEATRE FESTIVAL June 13-22, 2011 at the Segal Centre's CinemaSpace. For the line up and the lectures download the Festival Guide, pages 12-17 and pages 30-31. Box Office: 514-739-7944.

  • Affiché le 31 mai 2011: Membre MFG Caroline Rompré nous érit : "L'équipe des Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) est heureuse d'annoncer la nomination de Mila Aung-Thwin comme président du conseil d'administration. The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce the nomination of Mila Aung-Thwin [MFG member] as president of the board for RIDM and Doc Circuit Montreal. Nominated vice-president in 2009, he succeeds Philippe Baylaucq and becomes the third RIDM president since its foundation 13 years ago. Nommé vice-président en 2009, il succède à Philippe Baylaucq et devient le troisième président des RIDM depuis leur fondation il y a 13 ans. Mila Aung-Thwin [membre du MFG] est un cinéaste montréalais qui a remporté plusieurs prix Jutra et Genie. Il est co-fondateur de la maison de production EyeSteelFilm, une compagnie du « Global 100 » du Magazine RealScreen. Au cours des dix dernières années, il a produit plusieurs longs métrages documentaires qui ont remporté un grand succès sur la scène internationale, tel que Le dernier train, Sur le Yangzi, RiP : A remix manifesto, Taqwacore : la naissance de l'Islam punk et Antoine. La prochaine édition des RIDM aura lieu du 9 au 20 novembre 2011." Plus d'info.

  • Posted May 30th, 2011: MFG member YES Montreal writes: "The 11th Annual YES Montreal Artists' Conference - Business Skills for Creative Souls is coming Monday, June 6, 9am-5pm, at the De Seve Theatre at Concordia. This unique conference brings together emerging and established artists from all disciplines for a full-day of inspiration, information and exchange. The day's agenda includes panel discussions with working artists and arts professionals who share their experiences and insights on making it in Quebec's cultural industries. Hosting more than 250 participants, speakers and special guests annually, this not-to-be-missed event has over the years hosted some of Montreal's most renowned artists and cultural industry leaders. Mark your agendas, prepare for networking galore, and don't forget your business cards! The keynote speaker will be screenwriter/playwright Steve Galluccio (Mambo Italiano, Funky Town)." More info and ticket reservations here.

  • Posted May 30th, 2011: MFG member Rashta Kruger writes: "Montreal Jewish Comedy Fest is back for a 3rd Year! Get ready for the greatest Jewish Comedy event of the year! Featuring Television Sensation Orny Adams, Ari Teman, Ryan Wilner and lots more... Tickets $25, $50, $75 Special VIP Package $100. Tickets: www.jewishcomedyfest.com or www.admission.com
    June 16, 2011 [at] 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm). Oscar Peterson Concert Hall - Loyola Campus, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West, Tel.: 514-686 6770 for more details." More info. www.jewishcomedyfest.com

  • Affiché le 30 mai 2011: Membre MFG Caroline Rompré nous écrit : "Réalisé et produit par le cinéaste Denys Desjardins, La vie privée du cinéma aborde la privatisation de l'industrie du cinéma dans un contexte de financement public. Le réalisateur indépendant a produit lui-même ce film sans subvention en compilant des entrevues qu'il a tenues pendant cinq ans avec plus de cinquante pionniers et artisans du cinéma. Aujourd'hui âgés de 70, 80 ou même 90 ans, les artisans nous révèlent les effets pervers d'une industrie culturelle axée sur la performance. À la lumière des résultats plutôt décevants du cinéma québécois au Box-Office (sous la barre des 10% en 2010), les confidences des pionniers et fondateurs de l'industrie détonnent avec les stratégies de rentabilité économique mises de l'avant par les gouvernements, tant canadiens que québécois." Plus d'info, horaire aux salle et bande annonce ICI.

  • Posted May 30th, 2011: MFG member DOC Quebec writes: "The campaign We Love Documentary is just getting started and would like to invite you to a new game: The DOC QUIZZ! Presented by DOC Quebec in partnership with the NFB. Film lovers, experts or just the doc-curious: come and test your knowledge of Québec documentary! There will be excerpts from over thirty local films, celebrity guests, and prizes galore. This memorable evening will be hosted by Charlotte Selb, Programming Director of the RIDM. Come out for a fun evening of documentary, drinks and discussion and bring your friends!" Facebook.

  • Posted May 26th, 2011: MFG member Kevin Tierney writes: "Good Neighbours, Jacob Tierney's follow up to The Trotsky, opens June 3rd at the AMC and Guzzo Spheretech.  Starring Jay Baruchel, Scott Speedman and Emily Hampshire, The Toronto Sun calls it: "A perfect first date movie - if you're feeling sinister ...(made by) one of Canada's most innovative storytellers." Trailer

  • Posted May 23rd, 2011: MFG member Nadia Rona of Elite Casting writes: "Montreal cold reading intensive workshop featuring Paul Weber. Mr. Weber conducts his popular cold reading/scene study workshops worldwide and now he's coming to Montreal to offer his worksops. His workshops focus on the personal direction and guidance that will give the actor insight into the cold reading process, help the actor develop audition skills and prepare the actor for a successful career in the industry. Paul Weber c.s.a. is presently the feature casting consultant for MGM worldwide theatrical features, as well as an independent casting director and producer. Monday, May 30th, 1-5 p.m. or 5:30-9:30 p.m. - at Elite Casting, 3981 Blvd St. Laurent, #310. Cost: $135.00 tuition per actor. 15% discount offered to students presently enrolled in an acting class. Contact pweber [at] mgm.com to reserve your spot. Class size is limited to 20."

  • Posted May 20th, 2011: MFG member Elza Kephart writes: "Hi everyone, as some of you know, I am shooting my next feature film this summer. It is independently financed, and so our budget is quite minimal. I am emailing you to ask if either you or anyone you know might be going on vacation in August and would allow us to use your apartment, either free of charge or for a modest fee, to house individual cast members. Here are the details: The apartment would need to be vacant; we cannot house the actors while the occupants are there. We would need 2 apartments from August 10 to 28, and 2 apartments from August 12 to 25. The apartments would need to be in central Montreal (Downtown, Old MTL, Plateau, Mile-End, Outremont). I realise this is a lot to ask, but rest assured we would treat your apartment with the utmost care, and pay for cleaning before and after our cast member's stay. I appreciate any help you can provide! For more info on the film: www.followlilith.com. Sincerely, Elza."

  • Affiché le 20 mai 2011 : Membre MFG Elza Kephart nous écrit : "Bonjour à tous et toutes. Comme certains d'entre vous le savez, je tourne mon prochain film cet été. Je le finance moi-même et le budget est donc restreint. Je vous envoie ce message pour vous demander si vous (ou quelqu'un de votre connaissance), partez en vacances en août et me permettriez d'utiliser votre (son) appartement gratuitement (ou pour un montant modeste) pour y loger un des acteurs. Voici les détails : l'appartement doit être vide; nous ne pouvons pas loger les acteurs quand il est occupé; nous avons besoin de deux appartements du 10 au 28 août et de deux appartements du 12 au 25 août; les appartements devraient être situés au centre de Montréal (centre-ville, Vieux-MTL, Plateau, Mile-End ou Outremont). Je me rends bien compte que c'est beaucoup vous demander, mais soyez assuré que nous prendrons bien soin de votre appartement et que nous le ferons nettoyer avant l'arrivée et après le départ des acteurs. Je vous remercie beaucoup pour votre aide! Pour plus de renseignements sur le film : www.followlilith.com. Salutations amicales, Elza."

  • Posted May 20th, 2011: MFG member Éric Falardeau writes: "Thanatomorphose needs you! yeah, you! Thanatomorphose needs your help! You want to see the film? You like independent cinema? Now it is time to support it with a mere 30$! And you'll get an autographed DVD as a bonus! Deal? If you're a horror fan, it is an opportunity not to be missed!" More info: http://www.thanatomorphosefilm.com/Buy.html

  • Posted May 20, 2011: MFG member Santiago Ruiz writes: "I'm looking for a STORYBOARD artist to plan out a 5 minute performance film. Production in mid June. Email: santiruiztorres [at] gmail.com. You can get more details at: http://santiagoruiztorres.com/#1441539/REHEARSAL-F-TES Thank you."

  • Affiché le 17 mai 2011 : Membre MFG Andreas Krätschmer nous écrit : "Recherchons CAMÉRAMANS en pige pour de reportages de web télé et de promos musicales. Propre équipement HD requis. Expérience en musique un atout. Veuillez inclure des exemples de vos réalisations dans vos réponses, svp. andreas at blicfilm.com"

  • Affiché le 17 mai 2011 : Membre MFG Andreas Krätschmer nous écrit : "Recherchons MONTEUR FCP en pige pour de reportages de web télé et de vidéos promotionnelles. "Oreilles musicales" requises. Seulement monteurs avec propre équipement. Veuillez inclure des exemples de vos réalisations dans vos réponses, svp. andreas at blicfilm.com"

  • Affiché le 17 mai 2011 : Membre MFG Andreas Krätschmer nous écrit : "Recherchons DIRECTEUR ARTISTIQUE pour vidéoclip. projet intéressant qui joue dans un monde irréelle. Besoin de qqn qui sait se débrouiller avec un budget limité. Possibilité de beaucoup d'implication créative. Seulement réponses avec portfolio, svp. andreas (at) blicfilm.com"

  • Affiché le 17 mai 2011 : Membre MFG Andreas Krätschmer nous écrit : "Recherchons ILLUSTRATEUR/STORYBOARD ARTIST pour mettre à papier le monde imaginaire d'un vidéoclip. pas besoin d'un storyboard complet, jusque quelques illustrations. Projet low-budget. Seulement réponses avec portfolio, svp. andreas(at) blicfilm.com"

  • Posted May 17th, 2011: MFG member Uwe Labelle writes: "Dear MFG Members: In addition to our crane and jib, we now also offer the rental of HD cameras, lens and other accessories at very decent prices. Have a look at our website for details and rates. // Cher Membres MFG: En plus de notre grue et de notre jib, nous offrons maintenant la location de cameras et lentille HD, ainsi que différents accessoires à des prix très raisonnables. Visitez notre site web pour plus de details et pour les forfaits. http://www.tf-c.ca"

  • Posted May 15th, 2011: MFG member Betty Esperanza writes: "Casting Agencies always need "extras" and people who are interested in trying out for their 15 secs of fame. I am building a data base of fresh faces. This is strictly for NON-UNION and NON-REPRESENTED people who want to receive call outs. Send me your NAME, EMAIL, CELL# and PHOTOS. If you have a special talent or particular features, please tell us about it. (Ex.: martial arts, tattoos, bollywood dancing, salsero, trilingual, etc.) Email me at: benude [at] rocketmail.com. Please note that a formal invitation for each casting call will be sent to everyone on the list. If you do not fit the description, please share it with friends and family who you believe could benefit from this experience. Facebook page."

  • Affiché le 15 mai 2011: Membre MFG Simon Lacroix nous écrit: "C'est maintenant le temps d'un nouveau spectacle de Total Crap! On est rendu à Total Crap 8 comme dans Vendredi 13 chapitre 8 : Jason à Manhattan, Halloween 8 : Résurrection ou Conte pour tous 8 : Les aventuriers du timbre perdu. Oui, ce n'est pas les meilleurs de la série. Si Total Crap 8 est le pire jusqu'à maintenant, c'est une bonne chose. À Total Crap, plus c'est mauvais, plus c'est drôle. Pour les néophytes, Total Crap rend hommage aux désastres télévisuels et cinématographiques sous forme de montage scratch vidéo avec des interventions humoristiques au micro de Simon Lacroix et Pascal Pilote. La bande-annonce : http://youtu.be/0xk7mbRFaqg Total Crap 8, Samedi le 28 mai 2011, Club Soda, 1225 Boul. St-Laurent, Portes : 20h, Show : 21h. Présenté en collaboration avec le Festival SPASM! Billets en vente maintenant au Vidéo Beaubien, au Septième, au Sonik, au Club Soda et sur internet ICI. Billets: 13$ à l'avance, 18$ à la porte. Si vous voulez sauver sur les frais de service, nous recommandons d'acheter vos billets au Vidéo Beaubien (750 Rue Beaubien Est), Sonik (4050 Rue Berri) ou au 7e (3606 Rue Ontario Est). Il y a juste 1$ de frais à ces endroits (ce 1$ nous est imposé par le Club Soda...) Pour plus d'info: http://www.simonlacroix.com et http://www.facebook.com/totalcrap1 L'event Facebook est ICI.

  • Posted May 15th, 2011: MFG member Blue Sunshine writes: "The BLUE SUNSHINE Psychotronic Film Centre (3660 Boul. St-Laurent, 3rd floor) kicks off the TALKING HEADS SCRIPT-READING SERIES on Saturday, May 28th, 4-6pm. Local screenwriters, here is your chance to hear their dream projects come alive, as scripts are read "cold‰ before a live audience by a cast of actors without any advance rehearsals! Special guest moderator for the premiere event is YAN MOORE, writer of Degrassi Junior High and co-creator of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Admission is $5 at the door, and the call-out is still open for ACTORS and SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS all genres, styles, experience levels welcome! Interested participants can email David Bertrand at zombimedia [at] gmail.com. Visit www.blue-sunshine.com for more info!"

  • Posted May 11th, 2011: MFG member Suzanne Villeneuve writes: "I will be launching Italian artist/filmmaker Michelangelo Frammartino's award-winning film LE QUATTRO VOLTE on Friday, MAY 13 at the AMC Forum Theatre. Winner of the Europa Cinema Label/Best European Film in the Director's Fortnight at the 2010 Cannes International Film Festival, LE QUATTRO VOLTE also met with great acclaim at the Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals, and it received theDaniel Langlois Innovation Award at the 2010 Festival du nouveau cinéma. Said to be inspired by Pythagoras's belief in four-fold transmigration - by which the soul is passed from human to animal to vegetable to mineral, until completely purified - Frammartino's poetic, genre-defying film traces the revolving cycles of existence through the daily rituals of life and nature in the beautiful southern Italian region of Calabria. Check out the trailer here and see the movie at the AMC!"

  • Posted May 11th, 2011: MFG member Elza Kephart writes: "I am looking for a DoP to work on my next feature, shooting this summer. "Go in the Wilderness" tells the story of Lilith, Adam's first mate, who escapes the Garden of Eden to find her way in the outside world. Details: Paid + deferrals; Non-union; Shooting August 15-25 in the MTL area; Travelling August 28+29 to the North Coast; Shooting August 30 to September 16 in the North Coast and Charlevoix regions; September 17 return to MTL; Food, lodging, travel paid for. This will not be an easy shoot, so I am looking for someone who wants to do this for the project and the adventure. Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested! Contact: ekephart [at] bastardamber.com, Bad Seed Pictures/Midnight Kingdom Films, www.bastardamber.com. For more info on the film: http://www.followlilith.com"

  • Affiché le 11 mai 2011: Membre MFG Julia Innes nous écrit: "Gaffer d'expérience recherché pour tournage non rémunéré le dimanche 15 mai. Kit d'éclairage: 2 HMI et 3 Kinoflo. Projection le 1er juin au Gala des FCTNM présidé par Monique Mercure. Veuillez contacter: Julia Innes, cell (514) 467-6076, innesjul [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted May 11th, 2011: Eastern Bloc writes: "The 3rd edition of SIGHT & SOUND starts May 11th. We invite you to join us for the opening event on May 11 at Eastern Bloc from 8 pm to 10 pm. Admission to this event is free. This year, the festival runs from May 11 to 17. For more information on the festival and full programming, please visit www.sightandsound2011.ca"

  • Posted May 9th, 2011: MFG member Donald Winkler writes: "Margaret & Evergon: Premiere screening. In 1999, the celebrated Montreal photographer Evergon took a remarkable series of nude portraits of his own mother, then 80 years old. Ten years later, filmmaker Donald Winkler decided to explore what lay behind that series of photographs, uncovering a poignant family history, a woman's determination to be her own person, and a unique and inspiring relationship between mother and son. The result... is the film Margaret & Evergon. Margaret Lunt, now 91 years old, and her son Evergon, will be present at the screening. Wednesday, May 25, 7:00pm, de Sève Cinema, Concordia University, 1400 Blvd. de Maisonneuve W." Facebook page

  • Posted May 9th, 2011: MFG member Karina Mariano writes: "MUFF6 – MUFF IS BURNING! 12, 13, 14 may 2011, Watch the trailer here." More info: www.muff514.com

  • Posted May 9th, 2011: MFG member Jon Kalina writes: "Watch the screening of the French version of my film "Les États au pied du mur" (Walls) on "Zone Doc" Radio Canada TV, Friday, May 13, 9pm-10pm." Facebook page

  • Posted May 9th, 2011: MFG member Masoud Raouf writes: "Animation Artist in Residence - Individual workshops with atelier and accommodations in Montréal. Intensive Animation workshop for the emerging & professional artist. The award winning animator/director Masoud Raouf offers this 7 day practical animation workshop where participants will make their own animated film. Email masoudraouf [at] hotmail.com for more info, prices, dates, etc…" http://www.masoudraouf.com/

  • Posted May 6th, 2011: MFG member Volatile Works writes: "Volatile Works, Volatile Productions, & the Montreal Underground Film Festival cordially invite you to the World Premiere of MAIN ATTRACTION, a Film by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare & Volatile Works, as part of the opening night of the the Montreal Underground Film Festival. THURSDAY, MAY 12 at 7pm, La Sala Rossa, 4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Cover: $7." See the facebook event for more info.

  • Posted May 4th, 2011: MFG member Francesco Giannini writes: "Nova Productions and Race of Life Productions are looking for team members for 3 productions/short films. June 21st and 22nd / July dates not yet confirmed / August 4th, 5th and 7th. We need to fill positions for AD (Assistant Director) / Art Director / Script Supervisor / Key Grip / Gaffer / Production Assistants / Post Production Team. These are paid gigs, however, they are low budget productions. If interested and have experience, please send your info to info [at] visionsofnova.com and franckgiannini [at] videotron.ca Thank you. Sincerely, Francesco Giannini, Producer / Director."

  • Affiché le 4 mai 2011 : Le FNC nous écrit : "L'appel de soumissions pour la 40e édition du Festival du nouveau cinéma est maintenant en ligne. La date limite pour soumettre vos oeuvres (films, projets trans médias, installations, performances) est le 30 juin 2011. Tous les détails ici : SOUMISSIONS. Pour les inscriptions par Withoutabox, cliquez ICI. Le Festival du nouveau cinéma aura lieu à Montréal du 12 au 23 octobre, 2011. // The call for entries for the 40th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma is now online. All entries (films, crossmedias projects, installations, performances) must be received by June 30, 2011 at the latest. For more information: SUBMISSIONS. To submit via Withoutabox, CLICK HERE . The Festival du nouveau cinéma will take place in Montreal, October 12 to 23, 2011"

  • Affiché le 4 mai 2011 : Membre MFG Elza Kephart nous écrit : "Je réalise un long métrage indépendant cet été, et suis à la recherche de techniciens qui seraient intéressés à participer à ce projet unique. « Go in the Wilderness » raconte l'histoire de Lilith, la première femme d'Adam, qui quitte le jardin de l'Eden pour refaire sa vie dans le monde extérieur (pour plus d'info www.followlilith.com). Je recherche: 1er assistant à la camera qui peut aussi faire le Data Wrangling; 1er assistant à la réalisation; 2e assistant à la réalisation (2 semaines seulement); Scripte; Preneur de son qui est aussi perchiste; Swing grip/électro; Costume/coiffure/maquillage (oui, 3 en 1! Pour les 2/3 du film il y a seulement 2 personnages avec 1 costume chaque. Le dernier 1/3 ils sont 4 en tout, dont 2 qui jouent « nus »…); 1 superviseur des SFX qui n'a pas besoin d'être sur le tournage. Voici les spécifications : Payé avec différés; Non syndiqué; Tournage du 15 au 25 août aux alentours de MTL et du 28 août au 18 septembre sur la Côte Nord et dans le Charlevoix; Nourriture, hébergement, déplacement payés par la production. Je cherche potentiellement deux équipes; l'une pour le tournage autour de MTL, et l'autre pour le voyage sur la route. Mais si faire les 5 semaines vous intéresse, c'est parfait. Les conditions de tournage ne seront pas faciles, donc je cherche des gens qui veulent participer à ce film pour le projet et l'aventure. SVP faites suivre aux gens que cette aventure pourrait intéresser!" ekephart [at] bastardamber.com

  • Posted May 4th, 2011: MFG member Elza Kephart writes: "Hi everyone, I am directing an independent feature film this summer, and am looking for crew who would be interested in taking part in this unique project. "Go in the Wilderness" tells the story of Lilith, Adam's first mate, who escapes the Garden of Eden to find her way in the outside world. (for more info: www.followlilith.com). We are looking for: 1st AC who can also be a Data Wrangler; 1st AD; 2nd AD (2 weeks/MTL portion only); Script supervisor; Sound recordist who operates his/her own boom; G&E swing; SFX supervisor to advise us, not needed on shoot; Onset Make up/hair/costume (yes, someone who can do all 3! However for 2/3 of the film there are only 2 actors with 1 costume each, then the last 1/3 there are only 4 actors, 2 of which are "nude"). Here are the specs: Paid w/ deferrals; Non-union; Shooting August 15-25 in the MTL area and August 30 to September 17 in the North Coast and Charlevoix regions; Food, lodging, travel paid for by production; I am potentially looking for 2 crews: one for the Montreal portion, and one for the North Coast/Charlevoix portion. However, if you are interested in doing all 5 weeks that would be great. This will not be an easy shoot, so I am looking for people who want to do this for the project and the adventure. Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks a lot, Elza. Bad Seed Pictures/Midnight Kingdom Films." www.bastardamber.com

  • Affiché le 3 mai 2011 : Membre MFG Karina Mariano nous écrit : "J'ai une nouvelle job chez Beebop Studios. Je suis coordonnatrice de post-production. On a besoin d'un assistant monteur : URGENT, et possiblement des monteurs online/offline pour des remplacements éventuels. Êtes-vous intéressés? Connaissez-vous quelqu'un de génial qui serait intéressé et disponible? Laissez-moi savoir ici: kmariano [at] beebop.tv, (514) 843-9000 poste 214. // I'm working now as Post-production coordinator at Beebop Studios. We're urgently looking for an assistant editor so if you are interested, or know anyone great who could be available and interested, let me know by email or phone. We might also soon hire online and offline editors, so let me know! kmariano [at] beebop.tv, (514) 843-9000 poste 214."

  • Affiché le 3 mai 2011 : Membre MFG Gab Tremblay nous écrit : "Le documentaire Chercher le courant (2010) est actuellement disponible (gratuitement) à l'adresse suivante http://www.tou.tv/chercher-le-courant. Dans ce film, Nicolas Boisclair et Alexis de Gheldere parcourent en canot les 500 km de la rivière Romaine, du Labrador au Québec, avant la construction de 4 barrages hydroélectriques par Hydro-Québec. En parallèle, accompagnés de Roy Dupuis, ils explorent les différentes énergies renouvelables et leur rentabilité en interviewant des experts au Québec. Pour celles et ceux qui ne l'ont pas encore vu, ça vaut assurément le détour!"

  • Posted May 2nd, 2011: MFG member Bill Kerrigan writes: "I'm starting a new project and need money to fund the film.
    I'm selling camera, lighting, grip and sound equipment.
    The list can be found here: http://www.ndgmontreal.ca"

  • Posted April 30th, 2011: MFG member Tim Schwab writes: The multimedia community art project "Imagining NDG" will have its public launch beginning at 7:00 PM Friday, May 6 at Café Shaika, 5526 Sherbrooke West, at the corner of Old Orchard. The "Imagining NDG" project is an interactive website exploring the past, present and possible future of Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grace neighborhood through a rich combination of archival material, contemporary photography, interviews with residents and short documentaries created over the last four years. The project explores community history, quality of life, and cultural change in the district of NDG at a time of great transition in the neighborhood, and invites residents to express their own hopes and concerns about NDG through the interactive portion of the website which allows citizens to post their own material. The project was directed by documentary filmmaker Tim Schwab, a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University, and was supported by funding from Fonds de recherché sur la société et la culture Québec. It was created in collaboration with a number of graduate students, local artists and community residents. The launch will celebrate the NDG neighborhood and feature short films, photography, and performances by local artists including G. Scott MacLeod, Johnny Griffin, Chris Ralph, and others. The website will be unveiled at the launch and be available live on the Internet the night of the launch. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: tschwab [at] alcor.concordia.ca"

  • Posted April 30th, 2011: MFG member Ivan Rubio writes: "Come out to the 2011 Concordia Film Festival of the MHSoC. May 12-14 at the NFB Cinerobotheque, More info: http://concordiafilmfestival.nfshost.com/?p=53

  • Posted April 30, 2011: MFG member Éric Falardeau writes: CASTING CALL. August 2011. Paid. English. Non union. Thanatomorphose is a french word meaning the visible signs of an organism's decomposition caused by death. The synopsis goes as follows: One day, the young and beautiful Laura wakes up and finds her flesh rotting… Various roles. Only people selected for an audition will be contacted. APPEL DE CASTING. Tournage en anglais en août 2011. Rémunéré. THANATOMORPHOSE : (n.f.) modifications visibles que la mort provoque sur les organismes. Synopsis: Un matin, la jeune et belle Laura se met inexplicablement et inexorablement à pourrir… Un récit kafkaïen mêlant sexualité, horreur et fluides corporels… Send a picture and your resume to thanatofilms [at] gmail.com http://www.thanatomorphosefilm.com"

  • Posted April 30th, 2011: MFG member Just For Laughs writes: "We are pleased to announce the return of the extremely popular "Pitch Til Your Sides Split" TV and Multi-Platform Web Pitch sessions and "The Comedy Bootcamp For Film," where 9 selected creators/producers will pitch their projects in an open forum to industry execs at the 2011 Just For Laughs Comedy Conference. It's a great opportunity to discover new talent as well as new projects from established talent. If you have a project you would like to enter, please visit: www.hahaha.com/conference and submit now! Deadline for submission is May 13th."

  • Affiché le 25 avril 2011: Membre MFG Giovanni Princigalli nous écrit: "Les fleurs à la fenêtre, documentaire de 50 min (2010) de Giovanni Princigalli, sera présenté en compétition à Vues d'Afrique le jour 5 mai à 14h au centre culturel Gesù au 1200 de Bleury à Montréal. (Page Facebook ici.) En juin, le film qui parle des rencontres par Internet entre le Cameroun et l'Occident et de la vie de deux jeunes femmes artistes africaines, sera en tourné africaine dans des festivals au Burkina Faso, Cameroun et Mali où Princigalli à été invité aussi à donner des ateliers de cinéma à des jeunes cinéastes africaines. Les frais de déplacement de Princigalli seront couverts par les Conseil des arts du Canada et le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. J'ai fait mon propre courage documentaire de 49 min (2009) sera présenté le 10 mai à 20 h., à l' Institut Culturel Italien de Montréal au 1200, Dr. Penfield avenue à Montréal. (Page Facebook ici.) Le film a reçu le 16 avril 2011 un trophée par le musée de l'émigration de Guadlo Tadino en Italie. Le film, en effet s'est rendu finaliste dans le concours vidéo international « Memorie emigranti » dédié à l'émigration italienne dans le monde. En fin, le musée a inséré le film dans un coffret DVD de 11 titres dédiés à l'émigration italienne. Au mois de mai, les deux documentaires de Princigalli seront disponibles pour la vente et la location à la boite noire à Montréal. Plus d'info sur l'artiste ici. English and Italian info on the artist here.s

  • Posted April 20th, 2011: Carol-Ann Hoyte of Selwyn House School writes: "The film, Library of the Early Mind: A Grown-Up Look at the Art of Children's Literature, will be shown on May 19th at 7 pm at Selwyn House School, 95 Cote St. Antoine Road, Westmount. Cost: $10. For tickets, contact Carol-Ann Hoyte at hoytec [at] selwyn.ca. Visit www.libraryoftheearlymind.com for more information."

  • Posted April 17th, 2011: MFG member Ani Gurunlian writes: "Looking for great ideas for a webseries or full-length feature!" ani [at] gurufilms.biz, http://www.gurufilms.biz

  • Posted April 14th, 2011: MFG member Adam Kelly writes: "Paid gig - Seeking Sound Mixer with gear for Indy short film.
    Shooting over the first two weekends in May, we are looking for a proficient Sound guy/gal who is looking to work on a well-written, well-acted dramedy with an established, splendid team of folks." Contact: info [at] ioacting.ca

  • Posted April 14th, 2011: MFG member Caroline Rompré writes: "The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the official opening of its call for entries for the Festival's third edition that will take place on October 21, 22 and 23, 2011, at Concordia University's J.A. de Sève Theater (1453 Mackay Street). The second edition of the festival showcased more than 66 films from around the world, all created using Stop Motion Animation. Now, the festival is inviting all filmmakers of this unique art form to submit their latest masterpieces in any of the three competitive categories: Independent, Academic, and Professional. The Montreal Stop Motion film Festival celebrates the talents of all stop motion artists. The festival is an initiative of Erik H. Goulet, director of the festival and teacher in the animation department at Concordia University since 2001. Please refer to the entries section on our website for answers to your questions concerning eligibility, dates, accepted formats, and new rules. Deadline for film entries is September 26, 2011." More info.

  • Affiché le 14 avril 2011 : Membre MFG Caroline Rompré nous écrit : "Le Festival du Film de Stop Motion de Montréal est fier de lancer son appel de candidatures de films pour la troisième édition du festival qui se tiendra les 21, 22 et 23 octobre 2011 au Théâtre Alexandre de Sève de l'Université Concordia (1453 rue Mackay). L'an dernier près de 66 films illustrant la technique de « Stop Motion » (animation d'objets de volume) furent projetés au grand écran pour le plus grand plaisir des spectateurs. Le festival invite tous les cinéastes de Stop Motion à soumettre leurs productions dans une des trois catégories compétitives : Académique, Indépendante ou Professionnelle. Le Festival du Film de Stop Motion de Montréal, qui célèbre les efforts et le talent des artistes qui se consacrent à cet art unique, est une initiative d'Erik H. Goulet, directeur du festival et professeur en cinéma d'animation à l'Université Concordia depuis 2001. Consultez le site Internet, sous la section inscriptions qui répondra à vos questions sur l'admissibilité, les dates, les formats acceptés ainsi que les nouveaux règlements. Le délai pour soumettre un film expire le 26 septembre 2011." Plus d'info.

  • Affiché le 14 avril 2011 : Membre MFG Denis McReady nous écrit : "Après une tournée de 45 villes à travers le Québec, des Hautes-Laurentides et l'Outaouais à la Basse-Côte-Nord et au Bas du Fleuve, et après 10 semaines en salle à Montréal, le documentaire «Chercher le courant» sera présenté à la télévision de Radio-Canada lors du Jour de la Terre le 22 avril à 18h30. Les Productions du Rapide-Blanc sont heureux de présenter cette œuvre originale et engagée menée par deux jeunes réalisateurs passionnés: Nicolas Boisclair et Alexis de Gheldere parcourent en canot les 500 km de la rivière Romaine avant la construction de 4 barrages hydroélectriques par Hydro-Québec. En parallèle, accompagnés de Roy Dupuis, ils explorent les différentes énergies renouvelables et leur rentabilité en interviewant des experts à travers le Québec. Consultez le site web http://www.chercherlecourant.com/ pour connaître le plan d'action citoyenne proposée par l'équipe de «Chercher le courant»" Facebook

  • Posted April 14th, 2011: MFG member John McKay writes: "LOOKING FOR SHORT FILMS/VIDEOS: This year's NDG OFF THE WALL Outdoor Screening will be held in NDG Park, corner Marcil, opposite the Empress/Cinema V Building on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 8 p.m. The projects should be NDG-centric again this year in that they are either about/include NDG in some way or are done with significant creative input by a resident (past or present) of NDG. If you've got a project that might fit the program (all genres and styles)please contact John McKay jmckay [at] videotron.ca; check out the site www.ndgoffthewall.com to see what was screened last year.

  • Posted April 14th, 2011: MFG member Katelynd Kuhar writes: "Raindance Canada is proud to announce Raindance MONTREAL's first film making workshop WRITE!RIGHT! taught by Toronto's Zoltan Barabas. The weekend intensive runs on May 7/8. Contact Kate for more details! katelynd [at] raindancecanada.com, or register online, spaces limited! More info.

  • Posted April 14th, 2011: Check out the Moby "Hello, Future" music video contest. Deadline May 23rd. More info.

  • Posted April 13th, 2011: MFG member Moheb Soliman writes: "For Earth Day, the artist collective Studio Migration presents three acts that navigate the collisions between human and natural worlds: Great Lakes poems by a Midwest reader; music by Goose; and a screening of Ghost Bird – the critically-acclaimed "eco-noir" documentary by Scott Crocker investigating the controversial status of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker and one US town's interests in reviving it. Friday, April 22nd - doors 8pm, program 9pm sharp! OFF Interarts - 5145 St. Laurent, $9 suggested donation." http://www.ghostbirdmovie.com, http://www.myspace.com/goosefeather, http://www.ctglblw.blogspot.com

  • Affiché le 11 avril 2011: Membre MFG Les RIDM nous écrit : "Les inscriptions sont officiellement ouvertes pour les RIDM! Il est présentement temps d'inscrire votre film documentaire en vue de la prochaine édition du festival, qui se tiendra du 9 au 20 novembre 2011. Pour tous les détails sur la façon d'inscrire un film, consultez notre plateforme d'inscriptions. La date limite pour soumettre un film est le 30 juin 2011. // Submissions are officially open for RIDM 2011! It is now time to submit your films for RIDM's next edition, which will be held from November 9 to 20, 2011. For rules and details on submissions, visit our submission website. Deadline is June 30, 2011.

  • Posted April 7th, 2011: Mascara and Popcorn writes: "It's time for yet another Mascara & Popcorn night, bringing together Montreal's indie filmmakers and enthusiasts for a cocktail bash and networking event. Eccentric artists, a little wizardry on canvas, a few crafty movies made by local peeps, cheesy cult classics for good measure and a brand new chapter in Montreal festival history. With prizes to be won courtesy of our sponsors and the unveiling of the summer calendar for the Festival inviting local filmmakers to submit their work, Mascara & Popcon promises another night full of surprises. Tuesday, May 3rd, doors/cocktail at 8pm, exclusive screening at 9pm. At L'Abreuvoir, 403 Ontario St. E." Facebook page.

  • Affiché le 11 avril 2011: Membre MFG Philippe Spurrell nous écrit : "Le festival Fantasia est à la recherche d'une relationniste de presse avec expérience et contactes dans les medias francophones. SVP envoyer votre c.v. à phil [at] fantasiafestival.com.
    Merci."

  • Posted April 7th, 2011: MFG member Francesco Giannini writes: "Looking for makeup artist to work on a short film April 15th, 16th and 17th. Must have experience with HD make-up. there is payment included. Please send resume and contact info to franckgiannini [at] videotron.ca"

  • Posted April 7th, 2011: MFG member Debra Kouri writes: "The film I produced, The Bend, written and directed by Jennifer Kierans, opens in Montreal at AMC Forum on Friday, April 8. Possible Q & A with yours truly after the 7:00ish show. Yee-haw! The Bend is a teen drama inspired by real life events, from award-winning short filmmaker Jennifer Kierans. Seventeen-year-old Jason Campbell (Adam Butcher) thinks he's losing his mind... and he could be right. One year to the day from when Mike (Ryan Kennedy), his brilliant but unbalanced brother, died mysteriously on prom night, Jason is faced with his grief and fear of the possible shared hereditary nature of his brother's mental illness. If I can appeal to everyone supporting Canadian film: please, please, PLEASE use your best efforts to buy a ticket(s) - even if you're unable to attend the screenings this weekend. It will help more than you can imagine. And as always, please spread the word! Much appreciated! Debra" Read more about the film in today's Gazette. Showtimes here.

  • Affiché le 6 avril 2011: Membre MFG ELAN nous écrit : "La vision qui sous-tend le projet RAEV réalisé par ELAN est toute simple : les artistes doivent faire partie d'une communauté et les communautés ont besoin d'artistes. Le Québec, loin d'être simple, est un amalgame complexe de communautés aux réalités linguistiques, géographiques et culturelles différentes. La plupart des artistes anglophones du Québec sont bilingues, trilingues ou même polyglottes. La plupart d'entre eux sont natifs du Québec, tout comme les générations qui les ont précédés, tandis que d'autres ont immigré dans cette province alors qu'ils étaient enfants ou choisi de le faire lorsqu'ils étaient adultes pour des raisons aussi nombreuses que variées. Il est surprenant de constater à quel point les histoires des membres du RAEV diffèrent. RAEV offre 24 vidéoclips, 154 profils d'artistes, des essais écrits, et une carte en ligne." http://www.RAEV.ca

  • Posted April 6th, 2011: MFG member ELAN writes: "After two years of work, the RAEV project is finally complete and online. The vision behind ELAN's RAEV project was simple: Artists need to be part of a community, and communities need artists. However, Quebec is not simple. It is a complex mix of linguistic, geographic and cultural communities. Most of Quebec's "English-speaking" artists are bilingual or multilingual. Many were born in Quebec, where their families have lived for generations, while others immigrated here as children or were drawn as adults for a wide variety of reasons. RAEV reveals a surprising diversity of stories through 24 videoclips, 154 written portraits, essays, and a unique online map." Check out the site here: http://www.RAEV.ca

  • Affiché le 6 avril 2011 : Membre MFG Denis McReady nous écrit : "«MTL PUNK : La première vague» (Un film de Érik Cimon et Alain Cliche, 46 min., Périphéria Productions, 2011, Français, anglais avec sous-titres français), suivi du court-métrage choc «Le Rigodon» au Cinéma Parallèle dès le 8 avril 21h pour une semaine SEULEMENT!" Plus d'info.

  • Posted April 6th, 2011: CFTAU writes: "Move over Stephen Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino. Exciting new talent is emerging from Israel and the Tel Aviv University Film School winning Oscar Nominations and awards from the world's most distinguished International Festivals. The REEL Israel Festival is back, after a sensational Montreal launch in March 2010. The upcoming date is Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 7pm. The venue is the trendy Corona Theatre (2490 Notre Dame O.). The program includes five award-winning student short films that will entertain, inspire, and be unforgettable. For Tickets and Information call 514-344-3417 or visit www.reelisraelfestival.com."

  • Posted April 6th, 2011: MFG member Beans and Bueller writes: "Beans and Bueller are currently looking for a producer to collaborate on a feature project for the 2011 NSI Features first program. Please see the website for details on eligibility. If interested please send us an email with some links or a blurb/resume about yourself. The treatment for the project will be provided after. Thanks for your time. www.beansandbueller.com, beansandbueller [at] gmail.com"

  • Affiché le 4 avril 2011 : Membre MFG Caroline Rompré nous écrit : "Vitrine établie des cinématographies et des cultures ibériques et latino-américaines, Festivalissimo est fier d'annoncer la tenue de sa 16ème édition qui se déroulera à Montréal du 18 mai au 5 juin 2011. Demeurez à l'affût : la programmation complète de la 16ème édition de Festivalissimo sera dévoilée lors de sa conférence de presse, le mardi 3 mai 2011." http://www.festivalissimo.ca/fr/

  • Posted April 4th, 2011: MFG member Bill Kerrigan writes: "I'm looking for a documentary camera assistant in Montreal.
    I'm also willing to train the right candidate.
    Must have a drivers licence and speak English. Would prefer: Able to speak French,
    Studied film / video production at a university or CEGEP. Over 21. Please email resume to bill [at] kerrigan.ca"

  • Posted April 2nd, 2011: MFG member Matt R. Sherman writes: "Require sound work? We offer professional audio services for film & video at affordable rates. Our 1,700 sq facility provides a calibrated post audio 5.1 surround theater mixing stage, Professional voice/ADR/Foley booth includes dedicated 1080p HD video monitoring. Kitchen, lounge, private terrace etc. Experience ranges from feature length theatrical releases to TV, radio, video games and more. We bring experience and creativity to each project at some of the most reasonable rates available in town. Let your audience know you CARE about your project and give it the Gift Of Sound! Visit http://www.giftofsound.ca or call 514-439-GIFT (4438) for bookings. Email: info [at] giftofsound.ca"

  • Posted March 31st, 2011: MFG member John Murray writes: "Looking for an experienced, connected, dedicated free-lance producer for a lo-budget short film that has financing in place. Our original producer has been held up on a previous job overseas and sadly we have to keep to our original schedule. Please drop me a line for more information: cousinchang at yahoo point com."

  • Posted March 29th, 2011: MFG member Gordon Neil Allen writes: "I am a composer and sound mixer looking for interesting films to write music for and/or mix. Please visit my website to see clips of my work: www.musiquesanguine.com"

  • Posted March 24th, 2011: MFG member Cinema Politica writes: "Hello Fabulous Filmmaker Friends, On Friday April 1st Cinema Politica is throwing a party to celebrate our 7 year anniversary, launch our new website, and get a bunch of filmmakers, activists and audience members together in one space (with music and drinks). We'd really really love it if you could come to this gathering - we've promised our loyal audiences that there will indeed be oodles of local filmmakers in attendance and since many of the party-goers will be Cinema Politica regulars, it's a good chance for us to connect everyone up. The event is also a fundraiser for our new site which will launch at the event. It's an expensive site and worth every penny, but we're hoping to raise some cash by selling cheap drinks and raffling off some great prizes. Our new site has been redesigned to better feature the films and filmmakers - there will be sections on directors, more images, easier access to trailers, and best of all an amazingly new archives page to search for films according to category and/or tag. Soooooooo, we hope to see you there and please help us spread the word to your people as well. Below is the Facebook event page link and following this email you'll get the media-rich CP newsletter announcing the event. Spread the word and see you all there!" Facebook Page here. Cinema Politica site event page.

  • Affiché le 24 mars 2011 : Membre MFG Les RIDM nous écrivent : "Les RIDM sont présentement en période de recrutement pour leur 14e édition qui se tiendra su 9 au 20 novembre prochain. Veuillez consulter les 3 offres d'emploi qui suivent : Adjoint(e) aux communications; Adjoint(e) à la coordination de Doc Circuit Montréal; Responsable des outils promotionnels." Plus d'info.

  • Posted March 24th, 2011: Telefilm Canada announces its 2011/2012 Feature Film Fund deadlines. More info. And Telefilm Canada launches its new corporate plan. More info.

  • Posted March 24th, 2011: MFG member Douglas John Kropla writes: "I posted some footage of an indie feature I shot two years ago. The project is stalled, like so many of these often do. The footage is raw, no sound and no CC. Please have a look and let me know what you think. info [at] douglasjohnkropla.com" http://www.douglasjohnkropla.com/blackcatcrossing.html

  • Posted March 22nd, 2011: MFG member CitizenShift writes: "An/Un Equal Quebec?" Video Discussion Night. Is Quebec an equal society? Join CitizenShift and Parole citoyenne in collaboration with the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM), for an evening on the theme of equality (or inequality) in Quebec. Thursday March 24th, 5pm-8pm, Cinémathèque québécoise Café-bar. Featuring: Miriam Fahmy - editor of L'état du Québec, will host a discussion on the subject with our guest presenters: Alain Noël - Professor of Political Science at Université de Montréal; Carmen Garcia - Filmmaker (Qui a tiré sur mon frère?, Voyage de Nadia, The Coca-Cola Case, Pierre Falardeau); Karen Cho - Filmmaker (In the Shadow of Gold Mountain, Past Lives, Seeking Refuge). Selected clips from their films will be shown. We will also be announcing the finalists and winners of our Social Ad Contest "An/UnEqual Québec". The first 50 guests will receive a FREE DRINK! This is a bilingual event" More info. Facebook.

  • Posted March 18th, 2011: MFG member Santiago Ruiz writes: "The 5 minute performance film with Serhiy is well under way. We have joined forces with two emerging producers. After his successful concert at Place-des-Arts with the OSM, Serhiy is now focused in preparing Fetes for production in May. You can watch our first rehearsal at this link: http://vimeo.com/19839996 More updates soon."

  • Affiché le 16 mars, 2011 : Membre MFG Jacques E. Bouchard nous écrit : "Recherche petit bar ou café pour un court métrage sympathique. Zéro budget mais public assuré (mes courts ont été présentés dans des festivals et à la télé). Bienvenue aussi aux techniciens et figurants. jebouchard [at] phdvideo.com"

  • Posted March 16th, 2011: MFG member Faisal Lutchmedial writes: "Writer/Director/Producer Faisal Lutchmedial has been invited to Barbados to take part in the Caribbean Initiatives Content Incubator. He was one of ten chosen worldwide to take part in this program to aid in developing a television series, which focuses on exploring popular local (Caribbean) characters and stories." More info.

  • Affiché le 10 mars, 2011 : Membre MFG Phile Beauchemin nous écrit : "BUREAUX À LOUER - Plusieurs options de bureaux à louer en plein coeur du centre-ville à deux pas du métro Berri-UQAM. Ambiance sympathique et professionnelle. Idéal pour les travailleurs dans le domaine des communications (production vidéo, web, multimédia, cinéma, infographie). Contact: Phile Beauchemin, 514.769.4370, phile [at] polivista.com Merci beaucoup!"

  • Posted March 10th, 2011: MFG member Ciné-Asie writes: "Ciné-Asie invites you to participate in the Introductory Canadian-Asian Co-Production Summit at the AmérAsia Film Festival. This seminar will present a case study on the director Yung Chang's works, Up the Yangtze (2008), and upcoming projects China Heavyweight (2012), and The Fruit Hunters (2013). His work is regarded as one of the most important Canada/China co-productions of the decade. We will look closely into learning and sharing the issues of Canadian-Asian co-production. The key producers at Eyesteelfilms and related officers from Telefilm Canada, SODEC and l'ONF, will conduct the panel discussion. This seminar is designed to provide practical and current information to film professionals. It will serve as an informative experience regarding the initial development of ideas to the completion of a film in accordance with the director Yung's film projects. The government agencies will introduce their past initiations and the current policies of their co-production plans/steps towards Asian countries. The part of this seminar will be conducted via a videoconference between China, Korea and Montreal. 30 seats are reserved for professionals and a maximum of 10 seats are given to cinema and film students. If you are interested in participating please RSVP and please indicate if you have the current project or the future project and send email by March 7th at rsvp [at] amerasiafestival.com We are looking forward to meeting you at this pivotal seminar! Have a good AmérAsia! Friday, 3:30 pm, March 11th, 2011 at ONF CinéRobotheque. Admission: $8 per ticket, $6 for students." More info: http://www.amerasiafestival.com

  • Posted March 9th, 2011: MFG member Caroline Rompré writes: "Shown at the latest edition of Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois (RVCQ), the feature documentary film John Max, a portrait directed by Michel Lamothe will be presented at Cinema Parallèle starting March 25. Born in Montreal in 1936, John Max studied music at McGill University. After his first year, he abandoned the idea of becoming a musician and photography became his passion. Despite the scope and dissemination of his work in the sixties and seventies, shown in such exhibitions as his imposing solo show Open Passport – Un passeport infini organized by the National Film Board of Canada in 1972, John Max is a relatively unknown artist. A large portion of his work -intensely interiorised black-and-white portraits - has never been exhibited. Trailer.

  • Posted March 9th, 2011: MFG member Faisal Lutchmedial writes: "UrbanHanded Works is pleased to share with the MFG community the new music video by the United Steel Workers of Montreal, "Little Girl". Video directed by James Hoffman and produced by Faisal Lutchmedial, animation by Eva Cvijanovic." Watch.

  • Affiché le 8 mars 2011 : Membre MFG Caroline Rompré nous écrit : "Filmé quelques semaines avant la sortie du 4e album de Karkwa "Les chemins de verre", Nathanaël Le Scouarnec a réalisé Les cendres de verre, documentaire produit par le groupe. Composé de clips, de captations de concerts, de sessions acoustiques, de moments de vie et de séances de travail, ce film intimiste les suit sur la route. Tantôt on les voit jouer dans une immense église de Montréal, ou encore dehors à Québec, en guise de rappel, à -20 degrés. Un film pour redécouvrir ce groupe généreux, au plus proche d'eux. Après la projection du film, suivra une discussion sur l'émergence et la musique sur Internet, animée par Stéphane Garneau, spécialiste en musique et en nouvelles technologies. L'occasion d'une rencontre interactive en présence du groupe Karkwa, de leur gérant Sandy Boutin, de Nathanaël Le Scouarnec, ainsi que l'auteur du Petit Guide Internet pour les auteurs et compositeurs, Jean-Robert Bisaillon.Le film sera présenté au FIFA en première mondiale le jeudi, 24 mars à 18h30 à la Place des Arts. Plus d'info.

  • Affiché le 8 mars 2011 : Membre MFG Denis McReady nous écrit : "Le documentaire de Wendy Champagne que j'ai produit, BAS! Au-delà du RED LIGHT, sera au Cinéma Beaubien le 8 mars. Bande-annonce".

  • Posted March 8th, 2011: MFG member Paul Shore writes: "Hi all, I wanted to introduce you to The Hidden Faith, a new project that a) documents the fascinating stories of largely unknown, dwindling Jewish communities around the world, and b) provides innovative opportunities for young secular Jews to explore their identities through video and new media projects. I invite you to check out our film about the riveting story of Sosua and the Jews of Dominican Republic at our recently-launched website: http://www.thehiddenfaith.com You can also join us on Facebook. Feel free to share this film and initiative with your network and i look forward to your feedback. Best, Paul, Director, The Hidden Faith Project."

  • Posted March 8th, 2011: MFG member Andres Livov writes: "Hello friends! Just writing a short email to let you know about my film, which is being released in theatres... this Friday! "Bienvenue à Los Pereyra" opens in Montreal this Friday, March 11th, at Cinema Parallele (3536 Boulevard St-Laurent). Plays every day at 17h00, until Thursday March 17th, and its presented in Spanish with French subtitles. Los Pereyra is a documentary about how life in a tiny isolated community in the Argentine wilderness is unexpectedly changed by a visiting charity mission. The film is observational, made in a classic verite-style, reminiscent of Frederick Wiseman and Pierre Perrault. Los Pereyra premiered at the Amsterdam International Documentary Festival and has opened theatrically in Toronto and Winnipeg. You can find the trailer at: www.lospereyra.com. Facebook event: on.fb.me/lospereyra Please pass the word around and post in your facebook profiles! My sincere thank yous to all."

  • Posted March 2nd, 2011: MFG member Erica Paola Castañeda Molina writes: "I am available now to work on your projects! ¡Estoy disponible para actuar en sus proyectos! "It is impossible to think Erica isn't working as a full time actress - YET! You have a great talent for acting." -Jackie Lind CSA, Emmy Award Winning Casting Director. Contact: 450-332-9880, erica.paola.castaneda [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted March 2nd, 2011: MFG member Matt R. Sherman writes: "Gift Of Sound has expanded! We offer professional audio services for film & video at affordable rates. Our brand new 1,700 sq facility provides a calibrated post audio 5.1 surround mixing stage, Voice/ADR/Foley booth includes dedicated 1080p HD video monitoring. Kitchen, lounge, private terrace etc. Experience ranges from feature length theatrical releases to TV, radio, video games and more. We bring experience and creativity to each project at some of the most reasonable rates available in town. Let your audience know you CARE about your project and give it the Gift Of Sound! Visit http://www.giftofsound.ca or call 514-439-GIFT (4438) for bookings. Email: info [at] giftofsound.ca"

  • Posted March 2nd, 2011: MFG member Ari A. Cohen writes: "Arnait Video Productions and Rotating Planet are proud to announce the premiere of their TV series, The Uluit: Champions of the North, on APTN. Starting on March 7th. The Uluit: Champions of the North is a five-episode documentary series about an all-female Inuit hockey team in Inukjuak, Nunavik, a northern Quebec town of 1500 people. Filmed over the course of one year, this remarkable group of mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters and friends come together for the love of the game where troubles are left on the sidelines. The Uluit, in addition to being star athletes, fiercely inspire and deeply impact their community serving as teachers, midwives, students and social workers. The Uluit: Champions of the North provides a rare view into the victory as well as the struggle faced by a culture and community steeped in tradition yet living among the demands and changes of a modern world. Each episode weaves together intimate portraits of these diverse Inuit women embraced by the beauty of the land that surrounds them."
    More info and airdates, please visit: www.theuluit.com

  • Affiché le 2 mars 2011 : Membre MFG Nightlife.ca nous écrit : "Du 22 février au 25 mars 2011, nous invitons artistes aspirants et/ou professionnels à participer au concours vidéo: NIGHTLIFE.CA aime Bran Van 3000! Prix ? $750 en certificat-cadeau chez Lozeau et plus ! Détails du concours sur NIGHTLIFE.CA: http://www.nightlife.ca/concours/bv3. Bonne chance aux participants !"

  • Posted March 2nd, 2011: MFG member Suzanne Villeneuve of SVbiz Inc. writes: "We are pleased to announce the theatrical release of WEST IS WEST, the delightful and hilarious sequel to East is East, starring the great Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jimi Mistry, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun and introducing Aqib Khan. The movie opens Friday, March 25 at the AMC. There will be two FREE advance screenings of the film: March 17 at 7 p.m. and March 23 at 7 p.m. If you would like to receive free tickets for either showing, please email Suzanne [at] SVbiz.ca. Check out the trailer at: http://www.westiswest.ca/"

  • Posted March 2nd, 2011: MFG member Sam Green writes: "Sound designer is needed for a six minute short film shot on 16 mm black and white stock. Open to suggestions and ideas. Please contact for more details. Thank you! sam.g730 [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted March 2nd, 2011: MFG member Jacques E. Bouchard writes: "Looking for an English-speaking (no accent) male actor, look 35-45, to portray engineer in a series of corporate videos. Bilingual (no accent) definitely an asset. $250/half day per video, non-union web production. CV, head shot and demo reel a must. Contact: jebouchard [at] phdvideo.com"

  • Posted March 1st, 2011: MFG member Greg Thompson writes: "Job posting: Production Coordinator needed for television documentary series. Office is downtown near Pt St-Charles. Must be able to communicate in English. International experience is a plus. Send CV to Greg at gthompson [at] pixcom.com"

  • Posted February 28th, 2011: MFG member Tara Johns writes: "My new feature, The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom, opens March 4th at AMC Forum (orig. English version), Cinema Beaubien (French subtitles) and Quartier Latin (French version). With your support, we'll keep Dolly on screen as long as possible! More info and trailer at the film's blog and Facebook page."

  • Posted February 28th, 2011: MFG member CitizenShift writes: "An/UnEqual Quebec CONTEST - Is Quebec an equal society? This winter, we're calling out to communities province-wide to voice an opinion on this question and shake up our societal snowglobe. CitizenShift is looking for short videos under a minute long that tackle the issue of equality (or inequality) in Quebec. "Equality" could refer to gender, city or region, culture, age, religion, urban or rural, or in any other aspect of society. We'd like you to interpret this question in the form of a social ad – a short, socially-conscious video with a strong message. There are great prizes totalling $1000 up for grabs, and the winners will be announced at a special event at the end of March 2011. You have until Tuesday March 15th to submit your project! CitizenShift is a Web site dedicated to citizen engagement and social change. Point your browser to http://citizenshift.org for unique content from active citizens, independent filmmakers and multimedia artists. Voice your opinion and contribute creatively! More info on the contest.

  • Affiché le 23 février 2011 : Membre MFG Denis McReady nous écrit : " «BAS! Au-delà du Red Light», Réalisé par Wendy Champagne, est projeté aux Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2011. Samedi 26 février 18h à la Cinémathèque québécoise, en présence du producteur Denis McCready (Les Productions du Rapide-Blanc). Dans BAS! Au-delà du Red Light, treize jeunes adolescentes libérées des infâmes bordels de Mumbai confrontent les démons intérieurs et extérieurs de leur vie et nous révèlent la face cachée du marché florissant du trafic d'enfants. Version française (Hindi, népalais, anglais, s.t. français). Le film au site RVCQ. Bande-annonce.

  • Posted February 24th, 2011: MFG member Douglas John Kropla writes: "Ketsia's new music video is now up at my site and you can also go here to watch on YouTube. Cheers."

  • Affiché le 23 février 2011 : Membre MFG Ciné-Asie nous écrit : "COMPÉTITION NATIONALE DU PORTRAIT VIDEO - VIDEASTES RECHERCHÉS POUR LA COMPÉTITION dans le Cadre du Festival AmérAsia. Ciné-Asie est fière de lancer la 2e édition du Festival de Film AmérAsia à Montréal. Il se tiendra sur deux fins de semaines, du 3 au 13 mars 2011 à la Cinémathèque Québécoise, l'Office national de film du Canada et J.A. de Sève Cinéma. Ce festival célébrera la diversité culturelle canadienne et asiatique et son intégration au Canada. Les grandes villes en Amérique du Nord ont déjà établi une longue histoire de festivals de films asiatiques, sauf à Montréal. Ciné-Asie croit qu'il est temps pour Montréal de faire partie de ce mouvement étant donné qu'elle est multiculturelle avec une population asiatique qui ne cesse d'accroitre. Le festival présentera plus de 20 films internationaux et des vidéos provenant de 10 pays, en se concentrant sur le cinéma sud-coréen cette année. Aussi, 5 événements spéciaux, comprenant des ateliers et des séminaires seront ouverts aux professionnels de l'industrie et au grand public. Nous espérons que vous profiterez d'AmérAsia! Bon cinéma! Inscription a la competition national de video. Site du féstival ici.

  • Posted February 23rd, 2011: MFG member Katelynd Kuhar writes: "Raindance Montreal will be hosting its second MONTHLY Booze n Schmooze Event on Monday March 7th at McKibbon's Irish Pub (Speak Easy) from 6:30 - 9:30. Please e-mail Kate (montreal [at] raindancecanada.com) to get on the Guest List! This a great opportunity for independent filmmakers to do valuable networking! More info."

  • Posted February 23rd, 2011: MFG member Katelynd Kuhar writes: "Raindance Montreal will be holding its first workshop called FILMMAKER TO ENTREPRENEUR on March 30/31 (both evenings from 6:30pm - 9:30pm), with Director/Producer Sean McConville. Participation fee: $249.00 plus QST. Be encouraged. Be inspired. And launch your career. Contact Kate montreal [at] raindancecanada.com for registration! More info.

  • Affiché le 22 février 2011: Membre MFG Tetchena Bellange nous écrit :"Le documentaire «Les Mains noires- Procès de l'esclave incendiaire» sera diffusé en version abrégée le mercredi 23 février à 20h aux Grands Reportages, sur les ondes de RDI. Il s'agit d'une enquête sur l'esclavage en Nouvelle-France au 18e siècle à travers le personnage véridique de Marie-Josèphe Angélique, accusée d'avoir incendié Montréal en 1734. Vous pouvez voir les bandes-annonces sur le site web du film: www.mainsnoires.com. Page Facebook ici.

  • Posted February 22nd, 2011: MFG member and co-founder John Christou writes: "Screening of the film I produced, File Under Miscellaneous, playing at les Rendez-vous de Cinéma Québécois. Wednesday, February 23rd at 9:30pm. More info.

  • Posted February 22nd, 2011: Paperny Films writes: "So You Think You Can Make TV? Vancouver-based indie prodco Paperny Films wants young filmmakers to prove it with its new digital video contest. Canuck filmmakers between the ages of 19 and 30 are invited to show off their creative side by creating a two-minute trailer depicting a potential factual or lifestyle series. Participants will be competing for a $3,000 grand prize along with a one-month unpaid internship at Paperny's office in Vancouver. The contest kicks off on February 17 and will close on April 15. A jury of Paperny execs and guest judges will narrow their choices to five finalists, then it's up to the public to decide the winner." More info.

  • Affichee le 22 février 2011: Membre MFG PRIM nous écrit : "PRIM vient de lancer un appel de projet pour contribuer à la production d'un documentaire d'auteur à risque. Un seul projet sera sélectionné. La date limite pour déposer un projet est fixée au 8 mars 2011. " Plus d'info.

  • Posted February 17th, 2011: MFG member Kyoka Tsukamoto writes: "My film Dreams and Mirrors will be presented at RVCQ - Sat. 19th February at 2pm at La Cinémathèque québécoise. Quotes: "True language of dreaming" "Sophisticated, psychological adventure". Trailer, RVCQ page.

  • Posted February 17, 2011: MFG member Adam Kelly writes: "Acting classes for Beginners, Intermediates and experienced actors are available with I.O. Acting Studio at www.ioacting.ca. Learn to work from the heart: with full studio camera classes, and with stage performance classes. Get in touch and Act, Now. Contact: info [at] ioacting.ca"

  • Posted February 17, 2011: MFG member Adam Kelly writes: "A new, comedy/drama fiction short with Ack, No Ledge Films is seeking volunteers of all types (PAs, grips, etc.) for two weekends in April. Get in touch to be part of the great filming team that brought you "Montreal Hearts" (the comedy web series). Contact: info [at] ioacting.ca"

  • Posted February 15th, 2011: MFG member Scott MacLeod writes: "The Corridor culturel de Griffintown is proud to join with the MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS Festival for the 8th edition of Nuit blanche à Montréal presented by Hydro-Québec. Festivities in Griffintown, at New City Gas and along Ottawa Street will run from Saturday, February 26 at 3 p.m. until 4 in the morning on Sunday, February 27. The film component of this event will be a screening of short films from Ashcan Alley Productions, presented by Academy Award winning animator John F. Weldon. More info.

  • Posted February 15th, 2011: MFG member Ciné Asie writes: "Participate in the 3rd National Video Portrait Competition! Grab your Camera, Make a Video Portrait and Participate in our Competition! Last chance to submit your DVD! Deadline extended to March 1st! Ciné-Asie presents a submission call to filmmakers, students and amateurs for short videos. In the 3rd edition of this competition, Ciné-Asie invites you to explore the unique relationship between Asia and Canada using video as a tool of expression to paint and express your experience! Prizes: Vidéographe award, distribution service provided by Vidéographe. Groupe Intervention Video award (For women filmmakers): $1,000 in value provided by GIV. Ciné Asie Cash Prize and a lot of other awesome prizes!" More info.

  • Posted February 15th, 2011: MFG member Frederic Bohbot writes: "Bonjour tous le monde, Hi everyone! Nous avons trois films au Rendez-Vous Du Cinema Québécois. We have 3 films at the Rendez Vous du Cinema Quebecois: BURNING WATER – L'EAU BRULE (sous-titres français) 17 février 18h (à la cinémathèque Québécoise), réaliser par: Cameron Esler & Tadzio Richards, billets. LAND OF DESTINY – LE LIEU DU DESTIN (sous-titres français) 18 février 20h (à la cinémathèque Québécoise)
    Realiser par: Brett Story, billets. UNDERDOG PLAZA – PREMIERE MONDIAL! WORLD PREMIERE! (sous-titres français) 19 février 20h (à La Grande Bibliothèque), réaliser par: Evan Beloff, billets. Bande annonce ici. Trailer here."

  • Posted February 15th, 2011: MFG member Tamás Wormser writes: "Le Cinéma du Parc est fier de présenter en collaboration avec Magyar Filmunio, du 25 février au 3 mars 2011, La Semaine du Film Hongrois. La Hongrie produit présentement l'un des plus impressionnants cinémas de L'Europe de l'Est. La programmation sera complétée par une sélection de films de réalisateurs d'origine Canado-Hongroise ainsi que par l'exposition Kamera Hungarica comprenant des photographies du grand Gábor Szilasi. Venez découvrir la Hongrie au Cinéma du Parc ! Plus d'info. // Cinema du Parc is proud to present in collaboration with Magyar Filmunio, the Hungarian Film Week, from February 25th to March 3rd, 2011. Hungary currently produces some of the most exciting films of Eastern Europe. The program will be complemented by a selection of films made by Canadian-Hungarians directors as well as by a photographic exhibition, Kamera Hungarica, headed by Gábor Szilasi. Come and visit Hungary at Cinéma du Parc!" More info.

  • Posted February 15th, 2011: MFG member Tamás Wormser writes: "KAMERA HUNGARICA: Regroupement des Artistes Canadiens-Hongrois présente Canadian-Hungarian Artists' Collective presents: Exposition de photographies/Photography Exhibition. Commissaire/Curator - Tamás Wormser. Artistes/Artists: Gábor Boros, Alex Brzezinski, Júlia Ciamarra, Anne Kmetyko, Doreen Lindsay Szilasi, Sándor Sipos, Andrea Szilasi, Gábor Szilasi, Antal Wormser, Leó Wormser. CINÉMA DU PARC , 3575 av. du Parc Du 25 février au 25 mars 2011 - February 25th to March 25th 2011."

  • Posted February 14th, 2011: MFG member Emmanuelle Wiecha writes: "Russian speaking coordinator needed immediately to work in Montreal finalizing locations and interviews for upcoming documentary in Moscow. Research / interview experience an asset. Fluent Russian and English absolutely necessary. Please send resume and references to Greg at gthompson [at] pixcom.com"

  • Posted February 11th, 2011: MFG member Santiago Ruiz writes: "I'm looking for an emerging & creative producer that is willing to produce a 5 minute performance film of Serhiy Salov's arrangement of Fêtes by Débussy. Serhiy is an up-an-coming classical pianist, and in May he will perform a solo concert at Place des Arts. You can watch the first rehearsal of Fêtes at the following link: http://vimeo.com/19839996"

  • Posted February 9th, 2011: MFG member Janet Torge writes: "It's never too early to start winning awards! Lindalee Tracey spent her too-short life creating films that made a difference - Bopal, prostitution, the lives of immigrants... these are just some of the topics she tackled. Those of us who loved and worked with her have created an award in her memory for emerging filmmakers. If you're interested in showing off your talent, click here for the contest rules.Deadline: March 1, 2011. Take a chance! Dare to win."

  • Posted February 5th, 2011: MFG member Penelope Buitenhuis writes: "Writer/Director Penelope Buitenhuis' new feature film A WAKE won the prestigious Best Feature Film award at the 2010 Carmel Arts and Film Festival where Clint Eastwood was on hand to confer the honour. In addition, it won the Best Film Award at the 2010 Female Eye Festival in Toronto. The film, distributed in Canada by Jeanne Ritter of Domino Films, opens for one week at The Forum in Montreal on February 18th. Featuring a superb ensemble cast including Nicholas Campbell, Martha Burns, Graham Abbey, Tara Nicodemo, Sarain Boylan, Raoul Bhaneja, Krista Sutton and Kristopher Turner, A WAKE is a riveting, darkly comic improvised drama. "The acclaimed drama is the story of a theatre troupe who come together for a private wake of their infamous and promiscuous director (Nicholas Campbell). The damaged thespians gather at the home of the widow in what turns out to be a weekend of reverence, rivalries, revelations and, of course, regrets." -THE PROVINCE. Click HERE to watch trailer. Visit the filmmaker's site, and visit the film's Facebook page HERE.

  • Posted February 4th, 2011: MFG member Chris Luckhardt writes: "For Montreal Actors, back by popular demand, one of Canada's top casting directors, Ron Leach returns to Montreal at the Mainline Theatre Feb 11-13, 2011 to offer his Dynamics Three Day Intensive Weekend Workshop! - Space is limited! Only $325 + Taxes. This workshop gives Actors the power of self direction and set experience like no other! Dynamics On Camera combines proven audition skills as well as practical on-set skills that will make you a successful film actor! Workshop supported by Actra Montreal and Quebec Drama Federation." More info and registration: www.dynamicsactingschool.com

  • Posted February 2nd, 2011: MFG member Filmmaker X writes: "I just launched a project named Filmmaker X. In this anonymous challenge I will be trying to create 1 video per week for 1 year (52 weeks). The ultimate goal of this project being to better my filmmaking skills to be ready to take on a feature film. All the details and updates are available here: twitter.com/Filmmaker_x ; facebook.com/Filmmaker.X ; vimeo.com/filmmakerx ; email: fmaker.x [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted February 1st, 2011: MFG member Katelynd Kuhar writes: "Raindance Montreal is hosting an informal SCHMOOZE/LAUNCH event this Monday February 7, 2011! Details HERE. The Raindance Film Festival in London has become one of the largest independent film festivals in the world, and its founders are now working harder than ever to support the filmmakers by offering all kinds of resources and classes within a huge and quickly growing worldwide network in the UK, US and now across Canada! Come see what we are all about! Feel free to give us a shout! katelynd [at] raindancecanada.com or montreal [at] raindancecanada.com"

  • Posted February 1st, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Love a good ghost story? Come see my feature film The Descendant playing at Blue Sunshine. Not screened in Montreal since 2008 and still not available on DVD, here is a rare chance to catch one of the most controversial indie features ever made in Quebec. "...visually gorgeous, formally rigourous psycho-drama...tension torqued up through subtle manipulations of an excellent sound design..." - THE GAZETTE. The director will be present for a very stimulating Q+A session. This is 2011's one-time only screening, so don't miss out this time! Please suport local filmmakers and their work. Hope to see you there. Saturday February 12th, 8PM. [at] Blue Sunshine 3660 boul. St.Laurent (metro St.Laurent) More info. // Vous aimez une bonne histoire originale de fantôme? Voici votre chance de visionner mon film indépendant controversé The Descendant (V.O.A. avec S.T.F.) qui n'a pas été présenté à Montréal depuis 2008 et qui n'est pas encore disponible en DVD. Le réalisateur sera présent. "...vaut qu'on y jette un coup d'oeil, et ce, que l'on soit friand ou non du genre." - LE DEVOIR Samedi le 12 février 20h [at] Blue Sunshine 3660 boul. St.Laurent (metro St.Laurent). Plus d'info.

  • Posted February 1st, 2011: MFG member Dilip Singh writes: "In the middle of developement of a short film project, The Autumn Machine, fusing live action with 3d animation heads to create a new type of visual filmmaking. I'm looking for a core creative team, mainly a kick ass producer, location scout, art director and casting agent to begin, ideally all fairly experienced people that we get some good creative juices flowing. Other roles are needed cameraman (we'll be shooting on a canon 5d), lighting people actors etc but just focusing on the core technical staff right now. The job is non-paid unfortunately but the director has worked in key creative roles on recent music videos for Bjork and U2 as well as numerous film projects so this should be a good quality production. Please check out the design overview here. If this piques your interest, please email me at: autumnmachine [at] gmail.com thank you!"

  • Affiché le 28 janvier 2011 : Membre MFG Alexandra Grimanis nous écrit : "Ateliers la semaine prochaine chez Main Film / Upcoming Workshops at Main Film : Stratégies de financement en cinéma; L'enregistrement sonore en tournage fiction et documentaire; Final Cut Pro pour débutants; Exercises de montage créatif; Scénarisation de court métrage. Pour plus d'information / For more information : www.mainfilm.qc.ca"

  • Posted January 28th, 2011: MFG member Carly Granovsky writes: "FH Studio is a production agency located in Montreal with a 2500 sq. ft. photography and video studio for rental. FH Studio also produces commercials and advertising for Fashion, Beauty, Products and Food. Photographers: FAÏÇAL HAJJI and GLENN MOORES. Cinematographers: CHUCK & TWIST. Visit: http://www.fh-studio.com/ info [at] fh-studio.com"

  • Affiché le 27 janvier 2011 : Membre MFG Martial Brissonnet nous écrit : "Le Guide annuel 2011 de Qui fait Quoi est arrivé. Près de 5 000 entreprises et professionnels y sont inscrits ce qui en fait l'outil le plus complet sur les industries qui vous concernent. Plus d'info."

  • Posted January 25th, 2011: MFG member Douglas John Kropla writes: "Music video for Montreal artist Ketsia! Working with Director Andreas Krätschmer of BLICFILM we shot Ketsia' new music video for her song Just Let Me Go. Great song which will move up the charts fast. We have some behind the scenes video coming soon! Listen to a preview of the track here."

  • Posted January 24th, 2011: The JPL writes: "The Jewish Public Library's Israeli Film Festival continues with "Seven Minutes in Heaven" (Israel/France/Hungary 2007) this Saturday, January 29 at 8pm at the Segal Centre. Free indoor parking at the YM-YWHA parking lot just off Westbury Avenue. The film will be introduced by Reuven Shultz. "A cerebral and emotionally engrossing drama" Tribeca Film Fest Review. Also in the Festival: "Jerusalem Syndrome" (France/Israel 2008) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011 Advance Tickets: (514) 345-6416 Info: (514) 345-2627 ext. 3017 Click here for the flyer.

  • Posted January 24th, 2011: Telefilm writes: "Telefilm Canada's Quebec Regional office has changed the production application deadline for Regional English-language projects applying for production financing. The previous deadline of January 31, 2011 has been changed to Friday, February 18, 2011 to give producers applying to the program enough time to adequately prepare their package. The new date applies to projects in English from Quebec only. All other program deadlines remain the same. For more information, please contact Véronique Vidal at vidalv [at] telefilm.gc.ca."

  • Posted January 24th, 2011: MFG member Elza Kephart writes: ""Hi guys, I'm biting the bullet and making my next feature (Go Into the Wilderness) independently once more! Please "like" this Facebook page for the film - it will help in my sponsorship and fundraising quest. Cheers, Elza"

  • Posted January 24th, 2011: MFG member Janet Perlman writes: "Hi everybody. My latest film, Sorry Film Not Ready, is one of the strangest, silliest and shortest shorts I've made. Now you can watch this "quality animation product" on Vimeo.
    Hope you like it! http://vimeo.com/17849456"

  • Posted January 24th, 2011: MFG member Josh Usheroff writes: "BOX 409 is a new film and photography studio located in Montreal and available for daily rental. The 2000 sq ft studio space is equipped with a 17' x 30' shooting area, conference table, kitchenette, screening room, private bathroom, clothing rack, 9' paper-roll backdrops of white, black and chroma green. BOX 409 is owned and operated by Black Box Productions, Kyle Ruggles Photography, Warren Zelman Photography and video artist Ludwig Manahan. More info: www.BOX409.com"

  • Affiché le 24 janvier 2011 : Membre MFG Charles Soh nous écrit: "Je suis en train de préparer mon premier court métrage de 22 minutes et un spot publicitaire dont le tournage aura lieu au Cameroun du 02 au 17 novembre 2011. Je cherche un DOP assez expérimenté qui serait prêt à embarquer avec moi sur un projet de court métrage au Cameroun en novembre prochain. Je prend en charge le voyage aller/retour Montréal-Yaoundé -Montréal. Il sera logé dans un hôtel correct, deux à trois repas par jour, une voiture à disposition. Vous êtes dop, vous avez de l'expérience et 15 jours à donner? venez découvrir le Cameroun! Contactez charles au 514-892-4371 ou sohisti [at] yahoo.fr"

  • Posted January 24th, 2011: The NSI writes: "The National Screen Institute wants your short films for its NSI Online Short Film Festival. Submit films for free by Friday, March 4, 2011. Selected films are eligible for the $2,500 A&E Short Filmmakers Award. New films are solicited four times a year. Get details and a submission form here.

  • Affiché le 24 janvier 2011 : Membre MFG Rapide Blanc nous écrit: "Le documentaire Chercher le courant de Nicolas Boisclair et Alexis de Gheldere avec Roy Dupuis amorce une tournée dans 12 villes du Québec. Nicolas Boisclair et Alexis de Gheldere parcourent en canot les 500 km de la rivière Romaine avant la construction de 4 barrages hydroélectriques par Hydro-Québec. En parallèle, accompagnés de Roy Dupuis, ils explorent les différentes énergies renouvelables et leur rentabilité en interviewant des experts à travers le Québec. Si vous payez un compte d'électricité, vous devez voir ce film. Tous les détails à www.chercherlecourant.org

  • Posted January 21st, 2011: MFG member Sarah Beckett writes: "PMA Productions is seeking a part-time transcriber to transcribe several hours of documentary rushes. Previous experience is a plus, as are fast typing skills. You can work from home but must be available to pick up and drop off DVDs at our downtown office. This is a paid position. Please send your CV to Sarah Beckett at sbeckett [at] pmaproductions.com. Students welcome!"

  • Posted January 19th, 2011: MFG member Emmanuelle Wiecha writes: "Pixcom is looking for a Postproduction Coordinator for a documentary series. Responsibilities include tracking HD tapes, hard drives & transcripts, planning and carrying-out a postproduction schedule and communicating requests to assistant editors. Duration: 12 weeks but contract could be extended. Starting ASAP. Contactez Joelle Bergeron: jbergeron [at] pixcom.com // Pixcom est à la recherche d'un(e) coordonateur(trice) de postproduction sur une serie documentaire. Les tâches incluent le suivi des cassettes et disque durs - de tournage, le suivi d'un calendrier de postproduction et la gestion des travaux pour les assistants-monteurs. Duree: 12 semaines ou +. A partir de maintenant. Contactez Joelle Bergeron: jbergeron [at] pixcom.com"

  • Posted January 19th, 2011: MFG member Joshua Selinger writes: "VFX and animation house Mokko Studio celebrates its nomination in the category of 'Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries Movie or Special' by the Visual Effects Society (VES) for "Last Day of the Dinosaurs". Representing Quebec as its sole nominee for 2011, this is the second time Mokko has participated on a project in competition, with a previous VFX credit for Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain (2006). Last Day of the Dinosaurs is produced by Dangerous Films and Handel Productions, one of Canada's leading producers of factual television and documentary programs." More info.

  • Posted January 17th, 2011: MFG member Emmanuel Hessler writes: "Emmanuel Hessler and Scott MacLeod collaborated together this past summer during the making of a short documentary about the Empress Theatre out in NDG. Scott wrote a song that described the history and various states of the Egyptian-style building that was abandoned after a fire closed it down in 1992. Although the documentary is only slated to come out in the spring of 2011, you can now watch the music video to the song shot inside the old Sherbrooke St. theatre. Your comments are welcome."

  • Posted January 17th, 2011: MFG Member Dan Ahmad writes: "Montreal viewing of "The Room" at Cinema du Parc! A Montreal viewing of the masterpiece "The Room" by visionary Tommy Wiseau. An American dramedy about love and passion, betrayal and lies... and football. It depicts the depths of friendship and relationships in one's life and raises life's real and most asked question: "Can you ever really trust anyone?" Or more appropriately "Do you understand life, do you?" Saturday, January 29 at 12:30pm - 3:00pm. More info.

  • Posted January 17th, 2011: MFG member Leslie Schachter writes: "Series CROSSOVER - Enchanted Light: Super-8mm Films by Paul Clipson. Wednesday, January 26 at 8:00pm and January 27 at 8:00pm. CinemaSpace is proud to present a selection of super 8mm films by San Francisco-based filmmaker Paul Clipson in this two-day event as part of our new programming series CROSSOVER. In addition to a film screening on the 26th at CinemaSpace, a special screening with live performance by Montreal musicians Roger Tellier-Craig (Fly Pan Am, Pas Chic Chic, Le Révélateur) and Bernardino Femminielli will take place in the Segal Centre's Studio on the 27th. Clipson will be present for both evenings. Facebook page.

  • Posted January 17th, 2011: Hot Docs writes: "Registration for Hot Docs 2011 is now open! Download the Hot Docs 2011 Registration Brochure for all the information you need on what to expect from this year's event, and visit www.hotdocs.ca to register today. Be one of the first 50 registrants and get a special low rate!" More info.

  • Posted January 13th, 2011: MFG member Halima Ouardiri writes: "Following Toronto, Dubai and Rotterdam, film festival favorite Mokhtar premieres in Germany at the Berlinale. The short film is a lyrical tale set in a remote Moroccan village, premieres in Germany at the 61st Berlinale this February in the Generation Kplus short film category. Director Halima Ouardiri cinematically captures the moment in life when a young boy's relationship to his world grows less magical. The film had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the director picked up a Most Promising Director award at the Vancouver International Film Festival and last December, the film was awarded second prize in the shorts category at the Dubai International Film Festival. Andrea Henning, executive director arts and culture for British Columbia, Canada notes, "It's a morality tale without being didactic and it is rooted in a sense of place. More info."

  • Posted January 13th, 2011: MFG member M.E. Luka writes: "Florian Thalhofer, Berlin-based media artist and inventor of the Korsakow System, will be talking about his new database documentary 'Planet Galata: A Bridge in Istanbul', produced for the European TV network ARTE in 2010. After being launched online last Fall in German, French, and English, a linear version of Planet Galata was also shown on the ARTE network. Thalhofer is a leading voice in the development of interactive and nonlinear storytelling. His Korsakow System, invented in 2000, and redeveloped in 2009 in partnership with CINER-G, is being used increasingly by established and new filmmakers worldwide. Korsakow is also used extensively in the classroom, including the Intermedia production stream in the BA program in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia. For a recent interview with Thalhofer, see the 'Rural' issue of NMP. The event takes place Monday, January 17th at Concordia University's Loyola Campus, 11:45am-1pm in room CJ1.114"

  • Posted January 12th, 2011: MFG member Mila Aung-Thwin writes: "Our documentary LAST TRAIN HOME has been nominated for 7 CINEMA EYE HONORS ("founded to recognize and honor exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film"), to be held next week at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City and broadcast on the Documentary Channel. PLEASE VOTE HERE (it only takes a second!) for the Audience Choice Award: http://www.cinemaeyehonors.com/2011-audience-vote Last Train Home has been honored by many year-end reviews, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Society of Film Critics, Entertainment Weekly, Slash/Film, Indiewire and TIFF's Canada Top Ten as one of the best films of 2010. The film also just received a "Golden Tomato Award" as the Best-Reviewed Foreign Film (100% POSITIVE reviews): http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/story/2011/01/11/golden-tomato-awards.html Thanks for your support!"

  • Posted January 12th, 2011: Check out the PBS Economist Film Project where you can submit your documentary. The Economist Film Project is an initiative by The Economist, in partnership with PBS NewsHour, to showcase the work of independent documentary filmmakers from around the world. From Abu Dhabi to Albuquerque, from astronomy to agriculture, the project will feature films whose new ideas, perspectives, and insights not only help make sense of the world, but also take a stand and provoke debate. The Economist and PBS NewsHour will jointly curate the project to choose films by filmmakers who share these goals. Selected films and the topics they explore will be the subject of news segments airing regularly on PBS NewsHour beginning in March 2011 and continuing through 2011 and into 2012. The project seeks submissions of completed documentary films on a rolling basis beginning January 10, 2011 and continuing monthly through January 2012. Both documentary shorts and feature-length films may be submitted. The Economist will provide filmmakers whose films are chosen with a grant of $4,000 to produce six to eight minutes of footage from the film (or footage captured during the making of the film) for airing on PBS NewsHour as part of the segment. More info.

  • Posted January 11th, 2011: MFG member Caroline Rompré writes: "MEDIAFILM.ca is pleased to announce that, for the second consecutive year, the Cinémathèque québécoise will join its much anticipated 4th Ciné-bazar, which will be held February 5 in the basement of Saint-Stanislas-de-Kotska Church, on the Plateau Mont-Royal. What fans can expect is now well known: dozens of exhibitors rent tables to sell, at friendly prices, DVD's, CD's, projectors, rolls of film, books, pictures, old magazines, figurines & other objects associated with movies. Last year: more than two thousand people showed up to empty the tables. We expect even more this year. An event not to be missed! Saturday, February the 5th, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Saint-Stanislas-de-Kotska Church. 4816 Garnier (corner of W. St-Joseph Blvd), Montréal. No entry fee. It's for a good cause: The Ciné-bazar is held to fund CinÉcole: activities organized by MEDIAFILM.ca which provides movie education for High School students from disadvantaged neighbourhoods." http://www.mediafilm.ca/fr/cinebazar.sn

  • Posted January 7th, 2011: MFG member Tim McSorley writes: "The Montreal Media Co-op is looking for a bilingual, dynamic individual with a track record in building membership based organizations, experience in recruitment drives, and a commitment to social justice and independent media to help us with our winter Membership & Outreach Drive. Remuneration: $2400 for approximately 200 hours of work from January 24 to March 31. The individual will be asked to work 20 hours per week during the ten week contract. To Apply, send a cover letter that includes and CV (including at least 3 references) with the subject line "MMC Fundraiser" to info [at] mediacoop.ca by 5pm, Sunday, January 16." For the complete job description, click here. Site: http://www.mediacoop.ca/

  • Posted January 7th, 2011: MFG member Algis Kemezys writes: "For those of you who saw Pistachio and the Magic Cat of Istanbul and liked it, the next video in the series, Pistachio Shipwrecked in Bitez, is now online here."

  • Affiché le 6 janvier 2011 : Les RVCQ nous écritent : Falardeau : grand parleur, grand faiseur de vues! Appel de projets:il a rêvé d'un pays qu'il a dépeint dans toutes ses œuvres. La 29e édition du Festival des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois souhaite saluer ce grand créateur et honorer l'œuvre qu'il a léguée au cinéma québécois. Saisissez cette occasion pour vous exprimer librement « à la manière de Falardeau » ou sous l'inspiration de ce personnage flamboyant, contestataire et porte-étendard de notre culture. Les meilleurs œuvres reçues seront projetées à l'occasion d'une soirée spéciale dans le cadre de la 29e édition du festival qui se tiendra du 16 au 27 février 2011. Les meilleures œuvres participantes seront également diffusées sur le site web des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. Date limite pour soumettre les œuvres : 1er février." Plus d'info.

  • Posted January 6th, 2011: MFG member Mike Klymkiw writes: "At Walter Lighting & Grip, we offer complete production services support by providing state of the art Lighting and Grip equipment. We rent and sell equipment and supplies to make your next production a successful one, and with over 35 years experience in the industry we can also help guide you through your next project." More at http://www.wlgtv.com

  • Posted January 5th, 2011: MFG member Patricia Chica writes: "Flirt Films is proud to announce the release on all the social networks of Kelly Padrick's new video HELLO MY LOVE, directed by Montreal filmmaker Patricia Chica. Taking advantage of their loyal fan base and exposure on social networks such as FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, TWITTER and YOUTUBE, the creative duo decided to launch their new video directly and exclusively on the Internet. They planned this promotional strategy for two reasons: 1) to have total control on their content; 2) to reach out to their audiences regardless of their location in the world. HELLO MY LOVE was filmed at the famous Chelsea Hotel in New York City. Much like a mini film neo-noir, the singer, like a black widow, murdered her lover during sex. This is a video exploring taboo subjects that we might not necessarily show on TV, such as eroticism, violence and even S & M. New York actor John Frey plays the role of the lover. Search by keywords on the social networks: "Hello My Love, Kelly Padrick, Patricia Chica" More about the director here: www.PatriciaChica.com

  • Posted January 5th, 2011: MFG member Douglas John Kropla writes: "Happy New Year to all my fellow filmmakers. I wanted to post some info about a music video I shot last year that has made it on to MUCHMUSIC. Just found out, kinda stoked. It was a very quick shoot, 2 hours, but fun and extremely topical. Here is a link to my page which will also get you to the artist home page and from there to MM, or several other sites. Enjoy... http://www.douglasjohnkropla.com/lavalou.html"

  • Posted January 3rd, 2011: MFG member Alex Epstein writes: "Storytelling in the Game Industry: A Panel Discussion.The International Game Developers Association and Les Soirées Schmooze will be hosting a panel discussion on storytelling in the video game industry. What is great video game storytelling? How is it different from great storytelling in film and TV? When does storytelling come into the process of game design? Who does it? How important is it? How do you break into the games industry as a story teller? Takes place at McGill's Leacock Building, rm 232, Wednesday, January 19, 7-9:30 pm. Read about the panelists and RSVP at the event's Facebook page. (note: this new fb page replaces old link.)

  • Posted December 31, 2010: MFG member Tamás Wormser writes: "Seeking fourth person to share a 2000 sq. ft. loft open office space in Mile End with an independent filmmaker, a journalist and a communications consultant. Space includes desk, WIFI, and also a kitchen and living-room area for common use. Minutes from YMCA and restos on St. Viateur Street. Hardworking but relaxed atmosphere. Cost: $220/month. Contact: tamas [at] artesianfims.com "

  • Posted December 24th, 2010: MFG member Emmanuelle Wiecha writes: "Travel from your desk! Mexico City, Jerusalem, Tokyo & Los Angeles. We're looking for an experienced logger to help us organize our Avid bins. Four episodes need to be sub-clipped based on the directors' notes (in English). It's a 2-week nighttime gig starting January 10th. Contact Greg Thompson at gthompson [at] pixcom.com for more info. // Voyage virtuel! Mexico, Jerusalem, Tokyo et Los Angeles. Nous sommes à la recherche d'un assistant monteur qualifié qui nous aidera à organiser nos bins de montage Avid. Les rushes de tournage de quatre épisodes doivent être triés selon les notes de nos réalisateurs (en Anglais). Environ 2 semaines de travail de nuit à partir du 10 Janvier. Contactez Greg Thompson pour plus d'informations: gthompson [at] pixcom.com"

  • Posted December 24th, 2010: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "From Dec. 26 to 31, The Rialto Theatre and Le Cinéclub:The Film Society presents CINÉ-FÊTES; vintage Holiday animated shorts for kids, families and fans of fine animation. Cheap admission, free popcorn for kids and the magic of reel film at the majestic Rialto Theatre. Proceeds to benefit Sun Youth and Mile-End Mission. www.rialtotheatre.ca -- UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED: The Rialto Theatre was unable to secure the appropriate permits from the RACJ (Régie des Alcools des Courses et des Jeux) to be able to admit minors to the theatre for the duration of the Ciné-fetes presentations. In the circumstances we have no choice but to cancel the Ciné-fetes film events from December 26th to December 31st. The Rialto Theatre apologizes for any inconvenience.// Du 26 au 31 déc. Le Théâtre Rialto et Le Cinéclub:The Film Society présente CINÉ-FÊTES au Théâtre Rialto, 5723 ave. du Parc. Une sélection de courts-métrages d'animation classiques ayant pour thématique le temps des fêtes afin de vous offrir à vous et à vos petits, un après-midi de magie animée inoubliable. Jeunesse Soleil et Mission Mile-End en seront bénéficiaire. www.theatrerialto.ca -- MISE A JOUR : ANNULÉ : Le Théatre Rialto n'a pu obtenir le permis de la RACJ (Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux) autorisant l'admission des mineurs dans le théatre aux fins des présentations Ciné-fetes. Dans les circonstances nous sommes contraints d'annuler toutes les présentations de Ciné-fetes entre le 26 et 31 décembre 2010. Le Théatre Rialto regrette ce contretemps.

  • Posted December 23rd, 2010: MFG member Shira Avni writes: "Hello all. Save the date! My sister Ronit Avni's amazing, inspiring, award-winning film Budrus is currently scheduled for Sunday January 30th, 2011 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC News Network. (10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Eastern time). http://www.justvision.org/budrus Happy holidays to all."

  • Posted December 22nd, 2010: MFG member Adam Shamash writes: "I am travelling overseas and have decided to sell my 8-CORE processor workhorse Mac Pro computer / editing suite- comes with APPLICATIONS & software (see below), an LG Flatron Wide monitor, keyboard & mouse, and dual Logitech speakers - in all, a comprehensive Mac suite, perfect for any serious filmmaker, designer, artist, programmer, etc. TECH SPECS: Model Identifier: MacPro4,1 ; Processor: Quad-Core Intel Xeon ; Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz ; Number Of Processors: 2 ; Total Number Of Cores: 8 ; L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB ; L3 Cache (per processor): 8 MB ; Memory: 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ; Two 2 Terabyte internal harddrives (4 TB total!); includes Apple MacPro RAE service warranty plan, which is good for almost 2 more years (until June 2012)!' BONUS APPLICATIONS: I can leave this software installed if you like: FINAL CUT STUDIO 2 (FINAL CUT PRO 6, DVD STUDIO PRO, COMPRESSOR, ADOBE DESIGN SUITE CS5 (PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, INDESIGN), MICROSOFT OFFICE (WORD, EXCEL, ENTOURAGE, POWERPOINT), and other applications... I paid over $5,000 for this system just over a year ago, and since it's in perfect condition, I'm asking $3,500. Pllease email me: adam.shamash [at] gmail.com Thanks!"

  • Affiché le 17 décembre 2010 : Membre MFG Marie-France Côté nous écrit : "Chers amis-es, Stephen Faulkner; J'm'en va r'viendre -le film- est en pleine postproduction, et parmi de nombreux dossiers à gérer sur notre To Do list, l'équipe vient de créer une toute nouvelle fan page, parce que les groupes c'est out, mais ça l'était pas il y a 2 ans. Il n'y a qu'à faire "like" pour ré-affirmer votre fanatisme bien haut, parce que vous aimez le combo "personnage plus grand que nature/documentaire très indépendant style cinéma-vérité". Notre grande première sera à l'hiver 2010, on envisage donc aisément une panoplie de péripéties à suivre d'ici là. Nous autres, on appelle ça du contenu. Passez go et devenez fan ici.

  • Affiché le 17 décembre 2010 : Membre MFG Patricia Chica nous écrit : "Flirt Films est fier d'annoncer la diffusion du court métrage LA PROMESSE produit, écrit et réalisé par Patricia Chica sur le site de Tou.tv. Ce court métrage Québécois de 26 minutes tourné en 35mm à Montréal a remporté une dizaine de prix dans les festivals de films en 2000-2001." Pour plus de plus amples renseignements sur le travail de la cinéaste, veuillez visiter son site officiel: www.PatriciaChica.com. Pour voir La Promesse: http://www.tou.tv/la-promesse

  • Affiché le 17 décembre 2010 : Offre d'emploi: La Cinémathèque québécoise: Directeur (trice) de la programmation, poste permanent à temps plein. L'entrée en fonction est prévue pour le 21 mars 2011. Les entrevues auront lieu à compter du 17 janvier. Veuillez prendre note que nous communiquerons seulement avec les candidats retenus. Plus d'info.

  • Posted December 17th, 2010: MFG member Algis Kemezys writes: "Just wanted to share my latest video for your Holiday enjoyment. Algis Kemezys‚ latest endeavour is Pistachio & The Magic Cat of Istanbul, a thirteen-minute video for children of all ages. This is the story of Pinocchio's cousin Pistachio and his quest for an encounter with a magic cat who will make his dreams come true. It is shot entirely in Istanbul and Bitez, Turkey and stars a feisty little marionette along with the personable citizens of the ancient City and its multitude of street felines. Istanbul is the European Capital of Culture 2010. "Charming" Walter Lassally Oscar winning Cinematographer. Watch the video here."

  • Posted December 16th, 2010: MFG member Josa Maule writes: "Do you want to act? No auditions required—just passion and desire! Montreal School of Performing Arts (MSOPA) invites you to our OPEN HOUSE, where you can participate in a free trial acting classes, ask questions, and meet with our staff. Saturday, January 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm. 3975 Notre Dame Ouest (Metro Place St. Henri). Admission is free. For further information, please contact Josa Maule at: (514) 483-5526 or e-mail us at: info [at] msopa.com" Facebook page.

  • Posted December 16th, 2010: Hot Docs writes: "The Don Haig Award is presented annually to a Canadian documentary filmmaker. The winner will receive a $20,000 cash prize generously sponsored by documentary. The award is presented annually as part of the Hot Docs Awards Presentation. In 2010, the Don Haig Award was presented to 65_REDROSES co-directors Philip Lyall and Nimisha Mukerji. In 2009, the Don Haig Award was presented to Montreal filmmaker [and MFG co-founder] Brett Gaylor, and the Special Jury Prize was awarded to Mohawk filmmaker [and MFG member] Tracey Deer. In 2008, the Don Haig Award was presented to Up the Yangtze filmmaker [and MFG member] Yung Chang. Documentary filmmakers from across Canada are eligible to submit an application for consideration by the jury, which will consist of representatives from the Don Haig Award Committee, documentary, Hot Docs and a past recipient of the Don Haig Award. The group will collectively select the recipient. Application Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2011. More info: Jenn Hobbs at Hot Docs or visit the web page for the award.

  • Posted December 14th, 2010: MFG member Elizabeth Burns writes: "Playing at Cinéma du Parc, 3575 ave. du Parc. on Sat. and Sun. Dec. 18 and 19, 2010 at 1 PM: the independent, no-budget movie of the year, "An Average Man", starring Robert Higden, Paula Jean Hixson, Lisa Kagan, Brian Wrench, Christian Colman, among others. $12. Reserve: 514-933-4075 or email: operras [at] gmail.com" Facebook page

  • Posted December 13th, 2010: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "From Dec. 26 to 31, Le Cinéclub:The Film Society presents CINÉ-FÊTES: A screening of vintage Holiday animated shorts for kids, families and fans of fine animation. Cheap admission, free popcorn for kids and the magic of reel film at the majestic Rialto Theatre. Proceeds to benefit Sun Youth and Mile-End Community Mission. http://www.theatrerialto.ca/calendar // Du 26 au 31 déc. Le Cinéclub:The Film Society présente CINÉ-FÊTES au Théâtre Rialto. Une sélection de courts-métrages d‚animation classiques ayant pour thématique le temps des fêtes afin de vous offrir à vous et à vos petits, un après-midi de magie animée inoubliable. Jeunesse Soleil et Mission Communautaire Mile-End en seront bénéficiaire. http://www.theatrerialto.ca/calendar?lang=fr

  • Affiché le 10 décembre 2010 : Membre MFG Catherine Thériault nous écrit : "Pour une troisième année, TV5 Québec Canada et le Fonds TV5 lancent un appel aux créateurs canadiens de la relève (18 à 35 ans) pour la production de séries Web originales de cinq capsules (3 à 6 minutes), en français ou sans dialogue, conçues pour la distribution numérique. Les projets recherchés devront s'articuler autour d‚un même concept et proposer un traitement artistique original. Le financement pourra atteindre 20 000 $ par série produite. La date limite de dépôt des projets est le 15 février 2011. Tous les détails à l'adresse : fonds.tv5.ca/pages/accueil // For a third year, TV5 Québec Canada and Fonds TV5 are launching a call for projects. Intended for young Canadian creators (18 to 35 years old), Fonds TV5 is looking for a series of 5 short films (length: 3 to 6 minutes each) in French or without dialogue. Financing can contribute up to $20,000 per selected project. The deadline for entries is February 15, 2011. You can proceed directly to fonds.tv5.ca/pages/accueil for complete information.

  • Posted December 10th, 2010: NSI writes: "NSI - National Screen Institute is seeking a manager for the NSI Drama Prize program. This is a permanent part-time position, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The job will require the successful candidate to be present at the NSI offices three to four days a week. The position may become full-time if the successful candidate has the necessary skills and abilities to assist with, manage, or implement other NSI training programs. Application deadline: 5 p.m. CT on January 4, 2011." More info.

  • Posted December 10th, 2010: Everyday Heroes Film Festival writes: "Do you know someone who's going green and doing good? Make a silent-one-minute-mini-doc about your local eco-hero for the 2nd annual Everyday Heroes Film Festival. We know that important acts of eco-heroism, both large and small, are happening every day, all across Canada, and we want to share those stories. Great prizes. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st, 2011." More info.

  • Posted December 7th, 2010: MFG member Paul Ronca writes: "Do you have a great feature-length comedy, documentary or short film? Here's your chance to submit it to the 15th edition of Just For Laughs Film, which will be held from July 20-31, 2011, during the prestigious International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada, and also the 3rd edition which will be held from June 14-19, 2011, during TBS presents A Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs in Chicago, USA. Your film could be selected to screen amongst the best comedy films in the world. ENTRY DEADLINES: CHICAGO Festival: Friday, March 4th, 2011. MONTREAL Festival: Friday, April 29, 2011. For more info: CLICK HERE"

  • Affiché le 7 décembre 2010 : Membre MFG Caroline Rompré nous écrit : "L'équipe de MEDIAFILM.ca est heureuse d'annoncer que, pour la deuxième année consécutive, la Cinémathèque québécoise se joindra à son très attendu 4e Ciné-bazar, qui se tiendra le 5 février prochain au sous-sol de l'Église Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, sur le Plateau Mont-Royal. Les règles du jeu de cette amicale des chercheurs de trésor du 7e art sont maintenant connues: quelques dizaines d'exposants louent des tables afin de vendre à prix d'ami aux cinéphiles, cinévores et collectionneurs, des DVDs, bandes sonores, projecteurs, bobines, livres, photos, anciennes éditions de magazines, figurines et autres objets en rapport avec le cinéma. L'an dernier, plus de deux mille visiteurs ont dévalisé les tables. Le Ciné-bazar en attend encore plus pour sa 4e édition. Le Ciné-bazar est une activité au profit de CinÉcole, un programme piloté par MEDIAFILM.CA visant à amener au cinéma des élèves du secondaire issus de milieux défavorisés. Un rendez-vous unique à ne pas manquer! Le samedi 5 février, de 9h à 16h. Église Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka. 4816 rue Garnier (angle Saint-Joseph), Montréal. Entrée libre." Plus d'info.

  • Posted December 3rd, 2010: Job Posting: The Jewish General Hospital's Department of Public Affairs and Communications seeks a Digital Media Producer. Freelance, paid, part time. Deadling to apply: December 3rd (today) [Note: The MFG only received this on Dec. 3rd]. More info.

  • Posted November 30th, 2010: Telefilm Canada writes: "In keeping with Telefilm Canada's objectives regarding professional development, Telefilm is committed to helping the industry prepare for the transition to a digital universe. It will be offering training workshops to give directors, producers and distributors a greater understanding of multiplatform content marketing and distribution so that they may profit from the new possibilities it creates. This workshop is aimed at developing marketing knowledge and an understanding of the issues related to distributing feature films in the multiplatform age. It will focus on the possibilities offered by online marketing and social networks, digital content creation and distribution strategies and the multiplatform approach. Coming to Montreal on February 22, 2011" More info.

  • Posted November 29th, 2010: Telefilm Canada writes: "Telefilm Canada is issuing today updated guidelines for the certification of International Coproduction. These guidelines will provide Canadian producers with the necessary information regarding the requirements and procedures to be followed when applying for an international coproduction certification. The guideline-revision process was conducted to improve customer service. More info."

  • Posted November 29th, 2010: M.E. Luka writes: "Dayna McLeod has kindly agreed to teach a 2-day Korsakow workshop at the Loyola campus on December 11/12, 2010. The Korsakow System is a free, opensource software application for creating nonlinear, interactive narratives for the web, in any genre. Examples here. We invite artists, mediamakers, and instructors in the Montreal area to join us for an intensive weekend exploring Korsakow. There are a total of 16 places available; the workshop will be free, with a catered lunch both days, and held in one of our up-to-date Intermedia computer labs in the Department of Communication Studies. Early registration is encouraged. Please note that preference will be given to folks who can commit to attending both days, all day. Works in progress are most welcome; to get the most out of the workshop, we advise having moderate proficiency in handling production software in a Mac environment. Questions and registrations: meluka [at] gmail.com."

  • Posted November 29th, 2010: MFG member JC Little writes: "Join us for the launch party and screening of FRENCHING! Based on award-winning cartoonist Joe Ollmann's original comic, the animated short is a playful romp through the Montreal Plateau. FRENCHING explores the lighter side of being a stranger in a strange land. What will happen to our English-speaking hero as he fumbles his way through French-speaking Montreal? FRENCHING is directed and produced by JC Little and Jen MacIntyre, animated by a talented team of bilingual Montrealers and features original music by Tom Mennier. The film was produced with funding by Bravo!FACT. There will be films, music and drinks! Saturday, December 11th, 8-11pm. Librairie 211, 211 Bernard Ouest." Facebook page.

  • Posted November 24, 2010: Telefilm writes: "After conducting a thorough review of the Writers First program, Telefilm is pleased to be announcing a new program for experienced writers called Premier Writers Pilot Program. The Premier Writers Pilot Program aims to better serve the needs of experienced screenwriters and generate high-quality productions for the Canada Feature Film Fund (CFFF) national selective and/or performance financing streams, with the intention of broadening the range and success of film projects supported by Telefilm." More info.

  • Affiché le 24 novembre 2010 : La Société des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) reçoit les inscriptions québécoises et coordonne l'envoi de films québécois au Festival de films de Tribeca. Date limite : 25 novembre 2010. Plus d'info.

  • Posted November 22, 2010: MFG member Sarah Beckett writes: "PMA Productions Inc. is looking for a reasonably priced graphic designer to help rework 1-sheets and some basic promotional material. This is a temporary/on-call paid position (a few days here and there whenever we need your help). Send an email to Sarah at sbeckett [at] pmaproductions.com. Thanks!"

  • Posted November 21st, 2010: MFG member Francesco Giannini writes: "Inn House Productions in collaboration with 'century cinema' is looking for writers that are familiar with preparing government grant applications. Must be a good writer, with or without experience in preparing government applications, however, are familiar with preparing concrete proposals...pay is in involved depending on experience...all are encouraged to apply... please send CV to this email: franckgiannini [at] videotron.ca"

  • Posted November 16th, 2010: MFG members StudioXX writes: "Festival HTMlles, Mercredi 17 - Samedi 20 novembre. Wednesday 17 - Saturday 20 November, 4001 BERRI (c. Duluth). Au plaisir de vous accueillir à notre festival cette semaine et de partager avec vous une programmation des plus innovantes comprenant une quarantaine d'artistes! We look forward to welcoming you at the Festival this week to savour innovating programming created by over forty artists!" Info festival:
    514.845.0289 More info.

  • Posted November 16th, 2010: MFG members StudioXX and NFB/ONF write: "First Person Digital Launch at HTMlles / Lancement du Numérique à la première personne au festival HTMlles. First Person Digital is a training and production program for women creators exploring new approaches to interactive storytelling. It is a collaboration between Quebec Center and Studio XX , with the assistance of Canadian Heritage through the Cultural Development Fund. A call for submissions brought 61 projects forward, and these 6 projects were chosen. You are invited to come meet the artists and discover their prototypes at the premiere! The First Person Digital interactive projects are premiering at the HTMlles Festival, please join us at 9pm at 4001 Berri, corner Duluth, on Thursday November 18th!"

  • Posted November 15th, 2010: MFG member Elizabeth Klinck writes: "Workshop with film researcher and clearance specialist Elizabeth Klinck, Saturday, November 27 - 9:30 to 4:30 at Algonquin College, Ottawa, Room T130. Curious about the current rights marketplace and new sources of archival material? Worried about footage costs? Interested in stretching your archive budget dollar? Spend a day with researcher Elizabeth Klinck and learn about navigating the world of research and clearances. Learn the latest on how to obtain, reduce costs and limit risks using stock footage and stills. Obtain pointers on navigating the tricky area of music clearances. This workshop is invaluable for all documentary producers, directors, writers, editors and researchers. Areas of discussion include the current rights marketplace, new frontiers in new media, how to find the best sources of visual material (photographs, archival film, graphics, and maps), negotiating terms and rates, inexpensive alternatives to expensive archival footage and how to document "due diligence" or best effort. Click here for more info and to register today!

  • Posted November 15th, 2010: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Independent filmmaker seeks house and fashion house. For more info please look at: http://montreal.fr.craigslist.ca/tfr/2057557663.html Contact: march.august [at] yahoo.ca Thank you"

  • Posted November 7th, 2010: Musician Benjamin Ellis writes: "Hello all you talented filmmakers. I am a musician from England looking for someone to film a Blogotheque-type video with me. The basic idea is to film a couple of songs in a single take, but if you have any specific ideas you want to include then I'm open to anything. Here is my music www.myspace.com/arrowtree and here are a couple of links if you're not sure what I'm talking about... Blogotheque sample, Lucy Rose video. Hope to hear from you soon, Benjamin. Contact: arrowtreemusic [at] gmail.com

  • Posted November 7th, 2010: MFG member Adam Reider writes: "I just wanted to take a moment to ask you to PLEASE take a look at this site for my film about the Dawson College tragedy. It is SUPER important that this link below reaches as many people as possible. If you can help out with this project FANTASTIC! But if you can't that's cool but please forward this link to as many people as you can. Thanks!" More info.

  • Posted November 7th, 2010 MFG member Laurie Gordon writes: "From National Film Board wunderkind to panhandler on St. Laurent Boulevard. From 1970 Oscar nominee (Walking) to alcoholic. From McLaren's protégé to nobody. Ryan Larkin's life bottomed out in every way imaginable. In 2005, Chris Landreth's Ryan honoured Larkin's tremendous talent. Two years later, a ray of hope: at the request of musician Laurie Gordon, Ryan picked up his pencils to animate a new film, Spare Change. Ryan's Renaissance, directed by Nicola Zavaglia and written by Laurie Gordon, is a stunning and honest portrayal of this all too brief artistic renewal. Plays at the RIDM in Montreal, Sunday, Nov 14th, 4:30PM at the Grande Bibliotheque. Facebook page."

  • Posted November 7th, 2010 MFG member Tommy Malone writes: "I'm a Montreal actor looking to act in your film! I have 6 years of experience and I am not yet part of Actra, so now is the time to snap me up. I make my own films as well, so I know the work that goes into it and appreciate your time. Send me an email! Let's collaborate! If you want to create films with good moral values, even more of a reason to contact me! Tom.w.malone [at] gmail.com"

  • Affiché le 7 novembre, 2010 : Membre MFG Denis McCready nous écrit : "Si vous payez un compte d'électricité au Québec, vous devriez voir ce film. Le documentaire "Chercher le courant" de Nicolas Boisclair et Alexis de Gheldere avec Roy Dupuis aura sa première mondiale aux Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) les 13 et 16 novembre 2010. D'autres projections suivront à Montréal et ailleurs au Québec. RIDM, 13 novembre 19h à la Grande Bibliothèque
    (475 Boul De Maisonneuve E - Métro Berri). Voici le lien direct pour acheter vos billets en ligne ICI (aucun frais de service!). 16 novembre 21h15 au Cinéma ONF (1564 rue St-Denis - Métro Berri). Voici le lien direct pour acheter vos billets en ligne (aucun frais de service!). Il faut arriver tôt, car c'est un billet d'admission générale sans place assignée. La bande-annonce et d'autres extraits sont disponibles en ligne sur notre site web : www.chercherlecourant.org. Notre page Facebook est ICI. L'événement Facebook est ICI."

  • Posted November 5th, 2010: MFG member Benjamin R. Taylor writes: "1981 REGRESSIONISTS screening at RIDM, the 13th & 16th of November. A documentary about friendship, creativity, music, alcoholism and ghosts walking the Camino de Santiago. More info. // 1981 REGRESSIONISTS sera présenté aux RIDM, le 13 et 16 novembre. Un documentaire sur l'amitié, la créativité, la musique, l'alcoolisme et des fantômes qui hantent le Camino de Santiago." Plus d'info

  • Posted November 2nd, 2010: MFG member Brett Story writes: "Land of Destiny (78 mins, dir. by Brett Story) is having its Montreal premiere at the RIDM festival. It screens November 11th at 8:30 a the NFB Cinérobotheque, and November 13th at 5pm at Cinema Parallele. Save the dates, tell your friends, and please do come if you can. Synopsis: A hard-working petrochemical town is rocked by revelations that its workers suffer an epidemic of cancers. But even more terrifying is the looming spectre of deindustrialization and joblessness. In the rich fabric of the city's landscape - rows of boarded storefronts, the bright sprawl of petrochemical plants and the swollen rooms of hospital wards and crowded bars - one finds a microcosm of the 21st century. Details and tickets can be found HERE. There will also be some celebrating after the screening on Saturday Nov. 13th, location tba. hope to see you! Facebook page."

  • Affiché le 2 novembre, 2010 : Membre MFG Claudia Chin nous écrit : "Le film Dalai Lama Renaissance, volume I et volume II, raconté par l'acteur Harrison Ford, et réalisé par Khashyar Darvich, sera présenté à Montréal les journées suivantes: Jeudi, le 4 novembre 2010 à 19 heures: volume I. Vendredi, le 5 novembre 2010 à 19 heures: volume II. Centre Culturel McAuslan, 5080-A Saint Ambroise H4C 2G1. Entrée gratuite. Des dons seront appréciés. Stationnement gratuit sur la rue et dans le parc de stationnement de la brasserie McAuslan. Bar sur place. Pour plus de renseignements: www.DalaiLama.com, www.hhdlstudycirclemontreal.com (commanditaire), www.3Cgallery.com"

  • Posted November 1, 2010: MFG member Les RIDM writes: "News about the upcoming RIDM festival (Nov 10-21): It has been longed for, announced, reviewed...and here it is at last : the RIDM's brand new website. You will find the 13th edition's entire program : official selection, focus, screenings & discussions, discussions, parties... Don't forget to watch the 2010 RIDM trailer to get a preview of the upcoming festival. Another novelty this year: the blog. The RIDM blog will further inform you on the films and their directors, reveal our bloggers' top picks, and make it possible to discuss the RIDM selection. The 13th edition of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) runs November 10 to 21, 2010. The RIDM has created a program offering almost 100 films from 37 countries, and is honored to welcome some 60 official foreign guests. The RIDM will be held at the Cinéma québécoise, Cinéma ONF, Cinéma Parallèle, the Grande Bibliothèque, Concordia University and the Goethe-Institut. For tickets/passes to the RIDM click here. Official web site here."

  • Posted November 1, 2010: MFG member Maureen Marovitch writes: "An Inside Look at How Documentaries Are Made: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly". Picture This Productions director/writer Maureen Marovitch gives a talk with video clips from several of her films. At the Shaare Zedek Synogogue on November 2 at 7:30PM, 5305 Rosedale Ave. in NDG, Montreal (corner Chester) Tickets just $10."

  • Posted October 28th, 2010: MFG member Walter Rathie writes: "As a member of the Seminar Committee for the Montreal Chapter of the Canadian Guild of Film Composers, I just thought I'd pass this on to you in case some MFG composer members might be interested in attending: GCFC Montreal Seminar: "See...Spot...Run" A conversation on the process of spotting music to picture. Join filmmakers and composers in a round-table session about spotting music. FREE. Tuesday, November 2nd, 7pm-8:30pm. Wine and cheese reception to follow. Takes place at L'INIS, 301 de Maisonneuve Est. More info."

  • Posted October 28th, 2010: MFG member MUFF writes: "We at MUFF have prepared a most glorious film screening for you at the Casa del Popolo for the Day of the Dead on November 1st 2010. Showcasing some of the best work MUFF has seen and some other previously unscreened films here in Montreal. Please join us for some The Fried Clams rock n Roll, a Dani Demon wicked performance and a whole lot of scary celebrations!!! We will even auction off Steven Woloshen's, Recipes for Reconstruction: The Cookbook for the Frugal Filmmaker! Levée de fonds pour Le Festival de films underground de Montréal / MUFF Day of the Dead Fundraiser. Lundi / Monday November 1st 2010, Casa del Popolo, 4873 boul. St-Laurent, Portes / Doors : 7:30pm, Show: 8pm. More info at the event's Facebook page.

  • Posted October 26th, 2010: The Worldwide Short Film Festival writes: "The Worldwide Short Film Festival is hitting the road. We will be presenting a selection of award winners and festival favourites at a free screening on November 16th in Montreal, 7pm at the Cinema du Parc. To find out more and RSVP please visit our website."

  • Posted October 26th, 2010: Prends ça court! writes: "Prends ça court! screening in Montreal. Tuesday, November 9, 7:00pm - 11:00pm at Le Monument National, 1182 boul. Saint-Laurent. Presented by Télé-Québec and PHI Group in association with L'INIS, NFB, VISION GLOBALE, McAuslan and Monument-National. On the menu: MOKHTAR by Halima Ouardiri (MFG), NEGATIVIPEG by Matthew Rankin, LES FLEURS DE L'ÂGE by Vincent Biron, THE CAMERA AND CHRISTOPHER MERK by Brandon Cronenberg, IMPOSSIBLE by Vanya Rose (MFG), PRINCESSE by Frédérick Tremblay, UN VORTEX DANS FACE by Joel Vaudreuil, CATHERINE by Kun Chang (MFG) and more. Doors and cabaret open at 7pm, films start at 8pm. Facebook page."

  • Posted October 26th, 2010: MFG member David Uloth writes: "Figurants bénévoles recherchés pour un tournage de vidéoclip! Volunteer extras needed for videoclip shoot! On cherche des figurants pour un tournage de vidéoclip de Steve Veilleux, le 4 novembre, 2010. Tournage de jour, entièrement à l'intérieur, pendant la journée. We're looking for extras to be in a Steve Veilleux videoclip that we are shooting all day on November 4, 2010 (indoors). Si ça vous intéresse, contactez-moi au goodvibes88 [at] hotmail.com. Merci! If you are interested, please contact me. Thanks!"

  • Posted October 26th, 2010: MFG member David Uloth writes: "Dance choreographer needed for small music video. Please contact me at goodvibes88 [at] hotmail.com"

  • Posted October 26th, 2010: MFG member Matthew Saliba writes: "Sinema Saliba proudly presents: The world premiere of Amy's In The Attic! What more can I say? After a year and a half in post-production, it is finally in the can and ready for its much-anticipated world premiere! It all goes down on: Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at Cinema du Parc (3575 Park Avenue). Doors - 12:30pm. Screening - 1pm. Admission - FREE (but donations welcome!) The film is a loving homage to Italian exploitation films, complete with plenty of zooms, a psychedelic soundtrack and gratuitous close-ups of J&B scotch bottles! Trailer here, Facebook page here.

  • Posted October 25th, 2010: MFG member Sandy Wolofsky writes: "The Persephone Miel Fellowship started accepting applications for the first fellow. Internews and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has started a fellowship for journalists across the globe. 'The Persephone Miel Fellowship for Crisis Reporting is intended to give non-native English speaking media professionals the opportunity to reach audiences beyond their home countries on critical under-reported issues. Eligibility: The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as free-lancers who are non-native English speaking media professionals seeking to report from their home country.' " http://pulitzercenter.org/persephone-miel-fellowship

  • Posted October 25th, 2010: MFG member Joanna Rudowicz writes: "I am a professional make-up artist for the past 4 years. I wanted to let you know about my interest for your fashion/beauty photoshoot, commercial work, fashion shows, television, music videos and movies. Make-up is my passion and my whole world! Please visit my website at www.jrmakeup.artworkfolio.com You can reach me at 514-219-4871 and remember: Make-up...it's all Magic ;)"

  • Posted October 23, 2010: MFG member RIDM writes: "Less than 2 weeks left to register for Doc Circuit Montreal at Les RIDM! Nearly 40 representatives from major Canadian and foreign broadcasters and distribution companies have confirmed their attendance at the sixth edition of Doc Circuit Montreal. Among the professionals in attendance will be Karol Martesko-Fenster (Babelgum Networks) and Brian Newman (Sub-Genre Media consulting), who will moderate an interactive session on international distribution, practices related to new media, and new creative approaches designed to stimulate audience involvement. There are also a number of key themes for this sixth edition of Doc Circuit: fair dealing and documentary production, international co-production, the role of documentaries on television, scripting interactive productions and transmedia creation. Professionals registered for Doc Circuit Montreal's complete program of panels and workshops will have the opportunity to meet the decision-makers of their choice at the One-on-One event, scheduled for November 12 from 8:30 am to 5 pm." For more information, click here.

  • Posted October 23, 2010: MFG member Santino Lucia writes: "DOP & Art Director need for Music Video. JACYNTHE's new single, "Don't Touch Those Fadders", now playing on the radio. Please send your CV at santinolucia [at] gmail.com. For more info contact Paulo Galati at 514.945.7145"

  • Posted October 23, 2010: MFG membre Caroline Rompré writes: "image+nation, Canada's premiere LGBT film Festival highlights the year's best queer works as its 23rd edition unspools from October 28 to November 7. This year's tagline says it all as the celebration of same-sex celluloid travels from Hong Kong to Bosnia, from Finland to The Bahamas and from France to Cameroon, with familiar stops in the U.K. and the U.S. before touching down here at home. For more information about the Festival, complete scheduling and to purchase tickets, please visit www.image-nation.org"

  • Posted October 23, 2010: MFG member Algis Kemezys writes: "My video, Give me TV or Give me Death, starring Byron Ayanoglu was short listed out of 80,000 videos for Ridley Scott's new film "Life in a Day" in collaboration with YouTube and to play at the Sundance Film Festival this new year. Our fingers are crossed."

  • Posted October 23, 2010: The JPL writes: "The Janie Cooper Endowment of the JPL presents "Nora's Will" by Mariana Chenillo (Spanish with English subtitles). Introduced by Delores Rosen, cinema aficionado & member of JPL's English Program Committee. Monday, October 25, 2010 [at] 7:30 p.m. Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal (Metro Côte Ste-Catherine). $7 Jewish Public Library members/students and $12 others. Call for tickets (514) 345-6416. For more information call (514) 345-2627 ext. 3017." View the Flyer.

  • Posted October 23, 2010: MFG member Sol Hadef writes: "I have a Sony DVR-Z7U HD Camera in like new condition for sale at $3900. Please contact Sol at solhadef [at] gmail.com or 514-898-5351 for more info. Thanks!"

  • Posted October 23, 2010: MFG member Ari A. Cohen writes: "I am very excited to announce that my newest film, The Instrument Bank will premiere next Sunday, October 24 at 8pm ET on BRAVO! Canada. You can view the trailer at www.rotatingplanet.com and join The Instrument Bank Facebook page. Thanks for sharing the good word and putting it in your calendar!"

  • Affiché le 16 octobre, 2010 : Manon Barbeau nous écrit : "Venez nombreux: les jeunes cinéastes des Premières Nations, vous attendent, venus de très loin avec leurs courts-métrages Wapikoni Mobile! Lundi 18 octobre. 17 h 30 : Cérémonie de lancement « Rencontres et découvertes » – Quizz, Rires et émotions garantis. avec Emmanuel Bilodeau et Isabelle Brouillette. Animateurs : Samian, le porte-parole du Wapikoni mobile et le comédien Emile Proulx-Cloutier. 19 h 00 : Lancement de la programmation sur grand écran et prix du public. Lieu: Agora Hydro-Québec du Coeur des Sciences de l'UQÀM, 175, avenue du Président-Kennedy - Montréal, Québec - Métro Place-des-Arts." Page facebook.

  • Posted October 15th, 2010: MFG member Jean-Marc Poirier writes: "Dear directors. I wish to let you know of my interest for your picture, short movie or documentary. I am a sound designer, musical curator for Apollo Studio, dj and was the musical director for a markerting firm from 2008 to 2010. I've been wanting to collaborate with talented peolpe in the cinematic field as a musical supervisor: music research, original soundtrack. Feel free to contact me, thank you. Jean-Marc Poirier. 514 504.6578 jim [at] pointbarre.ca djslimjim [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted October 15th, 2010: MFG member Kyoka Tsukamoto writes: "An experimental filmmaker seeks a co-director who has already made a dramatic feature film and satisfies Telefilm Canada's requirements as a director. Looking for someone who has acting knowledge/experience to collaborate for developing an artistic feature film project. For more info please contact Kyoka: tsukamotoproductions [at] videotron.ca, my YouTube page, my Facebook page"

  • Posted October 14th, 2010: MFG member Halima Ouardiri writes: "Mokhtar a short film by Moroccan-Canadian director Halima Ouardiri premieres at the FNC. The film plays in the INITIATION Short Films Programme - in Focus Québec / Canada at the NFB Cinema ONF (1564 St-Denis), Thursday Oct. 14 - 5:00 pm, Friday Oct. 22, 7:00pm. Based on a true story, Mokhtar recounts the tale of a young boy who lives with his family of goatherds in a remote, Moroccan village. One day, the boy finds a fallen owl and decides to keep it, despite the fact that the owl is considered a bad omen. Mokhtar's new pet becomes a symbol of rebellion against his family and an icon of his fledgling independence. Kinship, religion and spirituality are all confronted in this film that celebrates inner and outer strength. Running time: 15 minutes / Language: Tachelhit (subtitled in English)." More info.

  • Posted October 14th, 2010: MFG member and co-founder John Christou writes: "Check out the new Jeff Barnaby directed Prospector Films short File Under Miscellaneous at the FNC on Saturday, October 16th, 7:30pm at the NFB's CineRobotheque and Oct. 24th at le Cinematheque Quebecoise" More info at Facebook, more info at the FNC site.

  • Posted October 14th, 2010: MFG member Kaveh Nabatian writes: "Hi friends, Just wanted to let you know that my new short film, Vapor, will be having its Montreal première this week at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. Shot in Mexico City and Montreal, it's a visual poem based on the true story of a man who came out of the closet at the age of 60. I'm very proud of this one. Best work I've done so far. And I was lucky enough to collaborate with some great actors and a great cinematographer and to shoot on 35mm with a halfway decent budget. Check it out if you can! It will be screening twice in a shorts programme that looks very strong: Thursday Oct. 14. 17h at the NFB Theatre (1564 St-Denis) and Friday Oct. 22. 19h at the NFB Theatre. Hope to see you there, Kaveh. Here's an excerpt on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/12437105

  • Posted October 14th, 2010: Emily Abagis of Popcorn Communications writes: "Fox Searchlight et Communications Popcorn vous invite a la présentation spécial du film CONVICTION mercredi le 27 octobre a 19h au AMC (Montréal). Les 10 premières personnes qui répond a eabagis [at] communicationspopcorn.com peut gagner des laisser passer double pour ce screening! Pour plus d'information, visiter le site web : http://www.foxsearchlight/conviction/ Bonne Chance! // Fox searchlight and Popcorn Communications invite you to a special screening of the film CONVICTION on Wednesday October 27th at 7pm at the AMC Forum 22 (Downtown Montreal). The first 10 people to email eabagis [at] communicationspopcorn.com about this post will win double passes to the screening. (If you don't receive a reply to your email, you did not win). For more information, please visit the website: http://www.foxsearchlight/conviction/ Good Luck!"

  • Posted October 10th, 2010: MFG member Matt R. Sherman writes: "Gift Of Sound offers professional audio services for film & video. Our facility provides a calibrated post audio 5.1 surround mixing studio. Voice/ADR booth includes dedicated video monitoring. Experience ranges from feature length theatrical releases to TV, radio, video games and more. We bring experience and creativity to each project at the most reasonable rates available in town. Let your audience know you CARE about your project and give it the Gift Of Sound! Visit http://www.giftofsound.ca or call 514-439-GIFT (4438) for bookings."

  • Posted October 10th, 2010: MFG member Daïchi Saïto writes: "DOUBLE NEGATIVE COLLECTIVE presents CHICK STRAND RETROSPECTIVE at the Festival du nouveau cinéma Oct. 15 & 16! At Cinéma Parallèle. This is a rare opportunity, the first time in Montreal in fact, to see her fantastic body of work in a retrospective. Despite its importance in the history of experimental cinema in the US, Chick Strand's work remains largely unknown in Canada. If you are interested in issues related to ethnographic filmmaking, feminism, and poetic approaches to non-fiction filmmaking, these screenings are not to be missed. Her SOFT FICTION is one of the most profoundly moving films I've ever seen. Here is yet another great woman filmmaker for you to discover. So please join us at the screenings. Irina Leimbacher, former Artistic Director at San Francisco Cinematheque and curator of the 2009 Flaherty Film Seminar, will introduce the programs. This event is part of the festival's FNC LAB section." More info.

  • Posted October 10th, 2010: Le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma writes: "We have many free events for FNC Pro and FNC Lab, happening through the whole duration of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Oct. 13-24), which are of great interest for the film and television community. We strongly suggest the FNC Pro conferences on interactive media, web tv, Canon 5D, stereoscopic cinema and new film distribution solutions. Also, on Sunday 17th, starting at 1PM, FNC Lab Symposium invites everybody to meet artists from the experimental scene like Alexandre Larose, Marie Losier, Kevin Jerome Everson and Chris Salter. See attached PDFs: FNC Pro, FNC Lab Symposium, FNC Lab Hybridations. Full festival site HERE."

  • Posted October 10th, 2010: MFG member NSI writes: "Canada's National Screen Institute is accepting applications from emerging filmmakers for its 2011 NSI Drama Prize training program. Writers, directors and producers receive training in the production of a short film using mentoring and intensive filmmaking workshops delivered by leading industry experts. Filmmakers must apply as a team and submit a finished script with their application. Their proposed short film should not run longer than ten (10) minutes. Apply by Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 4:30 pm CST. NSI Drama Prize is an ambitious program that provides a year of professional support and training in filmmaking." More info.

  • Posted October 8th, 2010: MFG member Chris Agoston writes: "Please come and help celebrate the Brantdford Hometown Premiere of the first-time, full-length, feature film - LICK! Writer/Directer Chris Agoston, Producer Lauren Roy and some of our fabulous cast and crew will be in attendance and would love you to help us pack the place. Lick will be screening at 7:00 PM on the 15th at the Odeon Theatre (50 Market Street). Tickets for the screening and reception afterwards are available at the Brantford Arts Block and are very limited. Get yours today! Check out our website to learn more about the film and watch the trailer at www.lickthemovie.com and visit BFF's killer site at www.brantfordfilmfestival.ca for more info on the Fest! Also, help us spread the word about our hilarious film by becoming a fan of the film on Facebook and following us on Twitter. Links can all be found on our site. Some super exciting stuff happening with this Film, so stay tuned! This just in: The film will play the Toronto Moving Images Festival soon too. More info on that fest here."

  • Posted October 4th, 2010: MFG member Erik Anderson writes: "Hi fellow MFG members! I've hit picture-lock on a no-budget feature that I wrote, directed, and have been editing. Work has begun on sound, and after effects seem to be accounted for, but I could really use some help on colour. I was wondering if someone might be interested in doing the colouring/shot matching on the film. The movie is already into one festival, this coming November, and we hope several more. Thanks! 1stofjulyfilms [at] gmail.com"

  • Affiché le 4 octobre 2010: Membre MFG Karina Garcia Casanova nous écrit: "Projection du film "24 heures ou plus de Gilles Groulx". Mercredi le 6 octobre, 19h-21h. Cinema ONF 1564, rue Saint-Denis, (Metro Berri-UQAM). La projection sera suivie d'une discussion sur l'histoire de la production et la réalisation du film en 1973. En présence de Jean-Marc Piotte, politologue, professeur au département de sciences politiques de l'UQAM, Paul Beaucage, critique, auteur de Gilles Groulx, cinéaste résistant, Ed. Lux, 2009 et Richard Brouillette, cinéaste, réalisateur de Trop c'est assez (1995). 24 heures ou plus, Gilles Groulx, 1973 | 113 min. 24 heures ou plus, un pamphlet de 113 minutes réalisé par Gilles Groulx à un moment de fièvre populaire au Québec, dans le contexte de la crise d'Octobre 1970, il y a aujourd'hui 40 ans. 15 $ non-membres / 8 $ membres de DOC. Ces frais permettent à Doc Québec de poursuivre son action. http://www.docquebec.ca, http://www.docorg.ca, info [at] docquebec.ca"

  • Posted October 1st, 2010: MFG member Ezra Winton writes: "The global struggle for queer rights touches down in the holy city of Jerusalem and Uganda in this amazing Cinema Politica double-bill screening that reveals two powerful yet under-represented stories. This screening is a fundraiser for SMUG - Sexual Minorities of Uganda. Featuring: City of Borders (Yun Suh / USA / 2009 / 69 min. / Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles). This documentary follows the daily lives of five Israelis and Palestinians at Jerusalem's only gay bar as they navigate the minefield of politics, religion and discrimination to live and love openly. The Kuchus of Uganda (Mathilda Piehl / Uganda / 2008 / 45 min.) This is a documentary about SMUG (Sexual Minorities Uganda), a group of radical LGBT activists who risk their lives in order to push for queer rights. Monday, October 4 · 7:00pm - 9:30pm, Concordia University, Room H110, 1455 de Maisonneuve West. More at the event's Facebook page.

  • Affiché le 1 octobre 2010 : Festival du Film Engagé - Ciné Paix nous écrit : "Projections gratuite au 7e édition du Festival du Film Engagé - Ciné Paix. Samedi 2 octobre 2010 de 20:00 à 23:00, au Café-Bar de la Cinémathèque Québécoise (335 Boul.. De Maisonneuve Est, Métro Berri-UQAM), projections du volet courts métrages. Ce festival annuel sélectionne les meilleurs films et courts métrages engagés afin de les présenter au grand public. Le festival a aussi pour mandat de soutenir et de promouvoir la relève du cinéma. La formule est simple et originale: divertir, surprendre et émouvoir le public tout en le sensibilisant à travers la projection de films engagés de tout style qui abordent des thématiques tout aussi diversifiées que la paix, la guerre et les dérapages d'une mondialisation sauvage. Des périodes de discussion et d'échanges avec les réalisateurs et les intervenants du milieu sont prévues. Groupes invités : Funambules Médias et Vidéo Distorsion ainsi que plusieurs réalisateurs. www.funambulesmedias.org, www.cine-paix.com

  • Posted October 1st, 2010: Ace Mundus + Telefilm write: "Call for Candidates - The ACE MUNDUS Programme 2011 - ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen) was founded in Paris (France) in 1993 as a selective training programme and development centre for independent European producers. Since its creation, more than 200 feature length fiction film producers from 23 European territories have joined its ranks. In 2009, ACE opened its doors for the first time to non-EU independent producers by launching a new training session (ACE IPA), specially designed for them, with the support of the MEDIA International Program. This initiative will take place again in 2011 from March 27 to April 3, 2011 in Paris (France) and in another country, to be confirmed, under the new name of the programme: ACE MUNDUS. Telefilm Canada's agreement with ACE will allow for two Canadian producers to participate in ACE MUNDUS Programme 2011, one producer from the English market and one producer from the French market. This agreement covers - for both producers - the following costs: tuition costs, travel from Paris to country to be determined and back, living expenses in Europe. Canada/Paris round-trip airfare is covered by ACE." More info.

  • Posted October 1, 2010: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Hi! I need to import filming material into my MAC as soon as possible but my HDV camcorder is back to the store for repair. If someone could pass by with his camcorder or with a portable deck I could offer Beer and Pizza. If you wish I could pass by your place with my external memory-drive. I still offer Pizza and Beer. Or coffee and cake - whatever you wish. Please guys help! march.august [at] yahoo.ca"

  • Posted September 28th, 2010: Submissions to Hot Docs 2011 are now being accepted, with a final deadline of January 14, 2011. Complete guidelines, FAQs and entry form are available online. Submit your film by December 3, 2010 and take advantage of early-bird rates.

  • Posted September 28th, 2010: MFG member Dan Ghijinschi writes: Dollar Cinema is making a new exciting movie. Call us if you could help. Film students and professionals from Montreal Film Group welcomed. Tel: 514-739-0536. http://www.dollarcinema.ca

  • Posted September 29th, 2010: The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival writes: "The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is delighted to announce the line-up of guests for this year's festival.  Master Class with Barry JC Purves, a Conference on Stop Motion with Patrick Boivin, plus the festival is honoured to present the world premiere of the animated short film « La Famille Sac à Papier ». The festival will take place on October 29, 30 and 31, 2010, at Concordia University’s J.A. de Sève Theater (1453 Mackay Street, Montreal). Come along and discover the well guarded secrets of Stop Motion from local and international masters of the art. The Montreal Stop Motion film Festival celebrates the talents of all stop motion artists. The festival is an initiative of Erik H. Goulet, director of the festival and teacher in the animation department of Concordia University since 2001." More info: www.stopmotionmontreal.com

  • Affiché le 29 septembre 2010 : Membre MFG l'ONF nous écrit : "À qui la chance? Le concours Cinéaste recherché(e) offre à la relève une occasion unique de réaliser un premier film d'animation professionnel à l'Office national du film du Canada (ONF), chef de file mondial en cinéma d'animation. Dès maintenant et jusqu'au 22 décembre 2010, les candidats et candidates francophones ayant déjà réalisé au moins un film d'animation sonorisé dans des conditions non professionnelles sont invités à participer en grand nombre. Pour connaître les critères d'admissibilité et les éléments à inclure dans le dossier de candidature, l'ONF invite les personnes désireuses de participer au concours à consulter le site Cinéaste recherché(e) au http://ONF.ca/selection/cineaste-recherche/.

  • Posted September 28th, 2010: MFG member Frederic Bohbot writes: "Hey Everyone, the Bunbury Films new documentary Burning Water opens at Cinema Du Parc on Saturday October 2nd at 7:30pm. And we'll have a little party afterward, location to be confirmed. Synopsis: When the Lauridsen family of Valhalla Farm, near Rosebud, Alberta, discovers that the strange bubbles in the water they rely on for bathing, drinking and farming is full of chemicals—and that the tap water can be lit on fire —they begin a fight for the truth behind an unsettling phenomenon that has been occurring in towns across North America. More info at the Facebook page or the Bunbury Films website where you can watch the trailer."

  • Posted September 28th, 2010: MFG member Patricia Chica writes: "Montreal filmmaker Patricia Chica has just won the "Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking" Award (short film category) with her mini-thriller Day Before Yesterday at the Williamsburg International Film Festival. Patricia Chica will present the film in Montreal on September 30th at 9:00pm followed by a panel around the new Latino-Canadian cinema. This event organized by LatinArte is to be held at Concordia University's Lecture Theatre Auditorium (EV. 1.615, 1515 St-Catherine W.)." Official website: www.PatriciaChica.com

  • Posted September 27th, 2010: MFG member Lily Lankin writes: "The Montreal 60 Second Film Festival is back with this year's 2010 edition! 70+ films will take you away on an ADVENTURE! (this year's theme!) Be prepared to be shocked and awed! The premiere will be held October 7th at the CINEMA DU PARC. Screening starts at 9pm. Screenings on October 8th and 9th will be held at LA SALA ROSSA. Doors and Box Office open at 8pm. Screening at 9pm. Come early as there is limited seating! More info at the M60 Facebook page or visit http://www.m60.ca/"

  • Posted September 27th, 2010: MFG member George Kouyoumjian writes: "Steadycam operator needed for a short film to be shot in mid-October in Montreal. Paid position. Please send CV to medusafilm [at] hotmail.com"

  • Posted September 27th, 2010: Telefilm Canada announces that there is a new deadline for regional production companies in Quebec applying for development financing for French-language projects. Please take note of new deadline: Tuesday, November 9, 2010. More info.

  • Affiché le 22 septembre 2010 : CQAM nous écrit : "Il est toujours temps de s'inscrire à l'une des quatre formations offertes par le Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques - CQAM à la communauté des arts médiatiques. Consultez notre site web. Une clé de réussite dans votre cheminement professisonnel. Les places sont limitées. Faîtes-vite! formation [at] cqam.org / 514-527-5116"

  • Posted September 22nd, 2010: MFG member Gilles Plouffe writes: "IDP and the Actor's Gym presents: ACTING with Gilles Plouffe in Montreal. October 15-17. Friday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm + Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. $195.00 (tax included). This is a one weekend intensive on realistic acting. Actors will be paired-up and present a scene to Mr. Plouffe. Each team works 40-45 minutes every day. Participants can work with scenes from either a film script or a play. During the work session Mr. Plouffe establishes an interactive dialogue that helps each artist get involved in the world of the character using his Realistic Acting Technique. At the end of the presentation, he discusses the work that has been done and will sum it up with his point of view. The working artist will be encouraged and guided to develop his/her own personal artistic creative work process. Ultimately, every artist possesses his/her own unique creative process. An acting technique for film, television and theater (Maximum 10 participants). To register, contact: The Actor's Gym at: l_atelier2004 [at] hotmail.com or call 514-910-3431"

  • Affiché le 22 septembre 2010 : Membre MFG l'ONF nous écrit : "Sacrée montagne est le nouveau documentaire Web interactif produit à l'Office national du film du Canada (ONF) par Hugues Sweeney, réalisé par le photographe Gilbert Duclos, l'auteure et journaliste Hélène de Billy, et conçu par le designer graphique Philippe Archontakis, du studio Departement. Innovant par son mode de narration interactive, Sacrée montagne met en lumière la persistance du sacré dans notre société laïque, à travers les lieux symboliques et les gestes rituels observés sur le mont Royal. La balade multimédia conduit à six environnements : les cimetières, la Croix, l'oratoire Saint-Joseph, la statue dite de l'Ange, le lac des Castors et les sentiers. Chacune des six zones thématiques renferme une combinaison de capsules vidéo et de photographies racontant des histoires touchantes, insolites et inattendues (voir l'annexe pour le détail). De nouveaux contenus sont à découvrir chaque semaine, jusqu'à la fin de janvier 2011. Aux passants anonymes se mêlent quelques personnalités, parmi lesquelles Dany Laferrière, Natalie Choquette, Marie Chouinard, Xavier Dolan et Josh Dolgin « Socalled ». http://www.sacreemontagne.onf.ca"

  • Posted September 22nd, 2010: MEFF writes: "Call for Submissions: 2011 MIDDLE EAST FILM FESTIVAL (MEFF) is now accepting entries for its February 2011 film festival in Montreal. Filmmakers can showcase their work on social, cultural, humanitarian and political issues related to the Middle East. Deadline for submission is Nov 1, 2010. Go to the MEFF website for more info.

  • Posted September 22nd, 2010: MFG member Amelia Cifuentes writes: "Hello, I am offering translation and audiovisual transcription services in French, English and Spanish. All new clients will be granted a 10% discount on their first contract service. For quotes and more info, please contact me at (514) 652-8725 or by email at amecifuentes [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted September 22nd, 2010: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "I need some help with my editing. I could let you use my 28 inch MAC with installed FINAL CUT PRO in exchange to teach me the software. Looking forward to hearing from you. march.august [at] yahoo.ca"

  • Posted September 19th, 2010: MFG member Denis McCready writes: "Cliquez ici pour un aperçu des visionnements (20, 24 sept. etc...), lancement du DVD et activités autour du documentaire BAS! Au-delà du Red Light de la réalisatrice Wendy Champagne. Click here for an overview of the upcoming local screenings (Sept. 20 & 24, etc...), DVD release and activities surrounding the documentary BAS! Beyond the Red Light from director Wendy Champagne. Also, the film's trailer can be watched here: http://www.bas-doc.com/"

  • Posted September 17th, 2010: MFG member Emily Abagis writes: "Fox Searchlight and Popcorn Communications invite you to a special screening of the film Never Let Me Go on Thursday October 7th at 7pm at the AMC Forum 22 (Downtown Montreal). The first 6 people to mail eabagis [at] communicationspopcorn.com will win double passes to the screening (if you don't receive a reply to your email, you did not win). This film based on the bestselling novel Never Let Me Go (2005) by Kazuo Ishiguro which TIME magazine claimed to be the best novel of the decade. Starring an award nominated cast including Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightly and Andrew Garfield, it's no surprise that there is a ton of buzz surrounding this film, including talk of the Academy Awards. For more information, please view the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXiRZhDEo8A Good Luck!" // "Fox Searchlight et Communications Popcorn vous invite a la présentation spécial du film Aupres de Moi Toujours Lundi le 4 octobre a 19h au Quartier Latin (Montréal). Les 6 premières personnes qui envoi un courriel a eabagis [at] communicationspopcorn.com peut gagner des laisser passer double pour ce screening! (Si vous ne revevez aucun confirmation, vous n'avez pas gagner.) Ce film est tiré du roman du même nom, de l'auteur Kazuo Ishiguro, publié en 2005 qui a connu un très grand succès. Il met également en vedette la très jolie Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan ainsi que Andrew Garfield. Pour plus d`information, voici le trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXiRZhDEo8A Bonne Chance !"

  • Affiché le 17 septembre 2010 : Membre MFG Les RIDM nous écrit : "La période d'inscription des oeuvres est lancée! Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois lancent un appel enthousiaste à tous les réalisateurs, producteurs et distributeurs de films québécois ou franco-canadiens : la période d'inscription est ouverte, soumettez vos œuvres! Le formulaire est disponible au http://www.rvcq.com. La date limite pour soumettre les œuvres est le 22 octobre 2010."

  • Posted September 16th, 2010: MFG member Marie-Eve Gagné writes: "Thriller film currently in production seeking a sound editor. The film is 30 mins in length. This is a low budget film. marieeveg87 [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted September 16th, 2010: MFG member Marie-Eve Gagné writes: "A disturbing film about METRO SUICIDE is crashing into a theatre near you on OCTOBER 30TH. Power House Media Group Inc. and Megalomaniac Pictures present While You Were Sleeping: Don't Stand Close to the Edge at the Cinematheque Quebecoise. For ticket info and exclusive behind the scenes content, join our Facebook group! Trailer

  • Posted September 16th, 2010: MFG member Douglas John Kropla writes: "Hello to everybody, I just wanted to show some frame grabs from a couple of films I have shot and still shooting. They really show how the Canon 5D MKII shines in low light.You can see them here... Dramatic - feature http://www.douglasjohnkropla.com/sof.html and here, horror film http://www.douglasjohnkropla.com/wyws.html These are both low budget indies. My rates for indie films are very reasonable and I come very well equipped. My last two producers can attest to that. Cheers. info [at] douglasjohnkropla.com"

  • Affiché le 16 septembre: Membre MFG Sophie Thouin nous écrit : "Lancement de Sacrée montagne. Un projet de documentaire interactif réalisé par le photographe Gilbert Duclos, l'auteure et journaliste Hélène de Billy, le studio de création Departement et produit à l'Office national du film du Canada (ONF) par Hugues Sweeney. Mardi 21 septembre :: 18h à 20h - Ouvert à tous :: Gratuit! Au chalet du belvédère Kondiaronk - au sommet du mont Royal." Facebook.

  • Affiché le 16 septembre: Membre MFG Caroline Rompré nous écrit : "Le Guide DVD fête cette année sa quinzième édition. Incontournable pour les cinéphiles et cinévores, cette bible contenant des informations sur près de 10 000 films disponibles à la vente et à la location, incluant pas moins de 800 nouveaux titres, sera disponible dès le vendredi 24 septembre dans toutes les librairies du Québec. Plus d'info.

  • Posted September 16th, 2010: Telefilm Canada writes: "Telefilm Canada is pleased to announce that effective immediately it will open its Skills and Screens Program (the "SASP") to finance selected digital media activities on a competitive basis. Eligible digital media activities will be limited to those which contain elements and strong themes related to Feature Film and to the development of multiplatform business strategies and which have a strong impact on the industry in terms of business opportunities and/or professional skills development. More info.

  • Affiché le 14 septembre 2010 : Membre MFG l'AQTIS nous écrit : "Formations AQTIS: L'équipe du PPP vous invite à vous rendre sur le site de l'AQTIS, afin de prendre connaissance de sa programmation de formations de base pour 2010-2011."

  • Posted September 10th, 2010: MFG member Francesco Giannini writes: "'Century Cinema' is the process of development and seems to have a promising future in cinema and documentary filmmaking, we are looking for Production managers, location managers, sound technicians, gaffers, camerman, costume directors, set decorators, prop directors, storyboard artists, art directors, researchers, writers, etc.... to help produce 2 independent short films, possibly 1 documentary from now until next summer.projects await a response from government funding, however, if not accepted for funding, projects will be done independently. applicants must realize their salary is not yet established nor confirmed. presently, applicants will be paid by the Actra MIT PROGRAM which offers a percentage of ownership of the films to actors and technical crew who work on the projects. this is the beginning of many projects to come for century cinema, thus, we are looking for individuals who are passionate about filmmaking and not only about profit. if interested, email your info to franckgiannini [at] videotron.ca, thank you, sincerely, President Francesco, franckgiannini [at] videotron.ca"

  • Posted September 8th, 2010: MFG member Marlene Millar wrote: "Festival Transatlantique présente le film Quarantaine réalisé par Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer, 16/09/2010 18:30, Cinérobothèque de l'ONF, 1564, rue Saint-Denis. Inspiré du spectacle Quarantaine 4 x 4 mis en scène par Charmaine LeBlanc, le film Quarantaine de Marlene Millar et Philip Szporer se veut une plongée au cœur de l'identité masculine à travers des interprètes de renom dont Marc Béland, Marc Daigle, Benoît Lachambre et Ken Roy. Based on Charmaine LeBlanc's stage production Quarantaine 4 x 4, the film QUARANTAINE by Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer takes us through the twists and turns of the masculine identity. Four male dancers in their forties - Marc Béland, Marc Daigle, Benoît Lachambre and Ken Roy confront middle age head-on."

  • Affiché le 8 septembre 2010: Membre MFG PRIM nous écrit : "PRIM offre, conjointement avec Dazibao et Codes d'accès, deux bourses de production et de diffusion en vidéo et en audio: Bourse PRIM / Dazibao. Date de tombée : vendredi 1er octobre 2010 Lire le communiqué Bourse PRIM / Codes d'accès. Date de tombée : vendredi 15 octobre 2010 Lire le communiqué. Aussi: Initiation à AVID SYMPHONY NITRIS HD en collaboration avec Emploi-Québec. Dates : 27, 28, 29 septembre et 7 octobre 2010. Pratique : du 30 septembre au 6 octobre en journée. Date limite d'inscription : 15 septembre. Lire le communiqué (pdf). Journées portes ouvertes pour la relève en arts médiatiques: Dans le cadre du projet OUTILLER LA RELÈVE ARTISTIQUE MONTRÉALAISE, en collaboration avec le Conseil des Arts de Montréal et le Forum jeunesse de l'île de Montréal. Les participants pourront en apprendre davantage sur les étapes de travail en postproduction en visitant notre studio de son (Pro Tools HD) et notre salle de montage (AVID Nitris HD). 22 septembre 2010 de 14h à 18h. Inscription avant le 17 septembre. Lire le communiqué (pdf)."

  • Posted September 7th, 2010: MFG member the NFB writes: "The National Film Board of Canada is looking to fill the following position based in Montreal: PRODUCER, Digital Platform, English Program (Temporary position for a period of 12 months with the possibility of becoming continuous. For further details and to apply online, BY SEPTEMBER 20, 2010, visit our website at http://www3.nfb.ca/jobs. Please indicate competition number TT-20001102-A in your cover letter. // Membre MFG l'ONF nous écrit : L'Office national du film du Canada est à la recherche de candidats pour combler le poste suivant à Montréal : PRODUCTEUR ou PRODUCTRICE, plateforme numérique; Programme anglais (Poste temporaire d'une durée d'un an avec possibilité qu'il devienne continu. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements et pour postuler en ligne, d'ici LE 20 SEPTEMBRE 2010, visitez notre site Web à www3.onf.ca/emplois. Veuillez indiquer le numéro de concours TT-20001102-A dans votre lettre de présentation."

  • Posted September 7th, 2010: MFG member and Montreal Film Race producer Kathy Wolf writes: "2nd Annual Montreal Film Race seeks out budding Nolan's, Spielberg's and Scorcese's! Local Filmmakers offered the Chance of a lifetime! The 4th annual Film Racing Tour is returning to Montreal on September 24th and is inviting filmmakers of all levels of experience to test their skills by creating an original short film in just 24 hours. The 2010 tour will be visiting over 20 cities across North America and offers aspiring filmmakers the chance to have their work screened in theaters across the country and compete for thousands in cash and prizes. In the Montreal Film Race, filmmaking teams are e-mailed a theme (such as "revenge or greed") and a surprise element (such as a prop or an action that must be featured in the film) at 10PM on Friday, September 24th. The filmmakers then have 24 hours to create an original short film no longer than 4 minutes and submit their finished film at a designated drop-off location by the 10PM deadline the next evening. All of the completed films premiere for the public at Cinema Beaubien on September 30th and the top films from Montreal will compete for thousands in cash and prizes against winning films from across North America. The entry fee is $139.00 US per team until the Final Entry Deadline of September 22, 2010. Visit the official competition website at http://www.filmracing.com"

  • Posted September 7th, 2010: MFG member Chris Taylor writes: "Hi! Were looking for a sound person for a week long shoot at the beginning of October up in Thornbury, north of Toronto. It would be ideal if this person had their own equipment. Pay is to be discussed. Thanks! vinylsamurai [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted September 4th, 2010: MFG member Derek Kennedy writes: "I'm looking for a convertable Karmann Ghia circa 1969 for a half day of shooting for a short film. Does not have to be in perfect running condition. Only to get to our location and LOOK GOOD!;-) Our dates are 15th or 16th of September. Financial compensation. Anybody got any leads? Thanks. 514.561.0026, derekkennedy [at] videotron.ca"

  • Posted August 26th, 2010: MFG member Julia Lenardon writes: "Here is the flyer for my upcoming workshops for General American (English Clarification) and Voice/Speech sessions. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks for your support. All the best, Julia." http://web.me.com/jlenardon

  • Affiché le 26 aout 2010 : Membre MFG CQAM nous écrit : "En 2010-2011, le Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques - CQAM offre un programme de formation professionnelle continue destiné aux artistes professionnels, organismes et travailleurs culturels des arts médiatiques. Le programme comprend deux formations de groupe et deux formations individualisées pour répondre aux besoins précis des participants. Pour plus d'information et pour obtenir les formulaires d'inscription visitez le http://www.cqam.org/fr/developpement-professionnel/programme2010-11/formation-continue, ou contactez Emmanuelle Guay : formation [at] cqam.org ou au 514-527-5116."

  • Posted August 26th, 2010: MFG member John McKay writes: "Event announcement NDG OFF THE WALL / HORS LES MURS is a free outdoor film and video screening which is a part of the upcoming three-day NDG Arts Weekend. This film screening will celebrate local film talent as well as local media creativity in NDG. The videos will showcase some aspect of life in NDG or have been created with significant input from a resident of NDG. It will be held on Friday August 27th, 2010 at 8:00pm in NDG Park. The films will be projected onto a large screen in the southwest corner near Marcil and Sherbrooke St., with the audience assembled on the hill that runs towards the chalet. The images will also be bounced off the exterior wall of the Empress Building (Cinema V) as a show of support for the use of that building as a local arts and culture centre. The show will run for approximately 90 minutes and will consist of roughly 20 films of around 4-6 minutes each, with a few exceptions. The films, created by professionals, amateurs, artists, musicians, and social/cultural/educational groups alike, will consist of short narratives, mini-documentaries, music videos of various musical genres, experimental videos, animations and more. More info/Facebook Page or at www.ndgoffthewall.com

  • Posted August 26th, 2010: MFG member Ryan White writes: "Dear Montreal Film Group members, I wanted to inform you about Camp Unity, a new documentary feature about Iraqi youth that will have its international premiere at the 2010 Montreal World Film Festival in September. Camp Unity is an award-winning documentary feature about a diverse group of Iraqi students who unite through hip-hop, jazz, orchestra, and Broadway at an American arts academy in Iraqi Kurdistan. Camp Unity screens at 21:30 on Thursday, September 2 and again at 10:10 on Friday, September 3 at the Cinema Quartier Latin #11, as part of "Documentaries of the World" section of the 34th Montreal World Film Festival. As director/producer of the film, I will be traveling to Quebec from my home-base in Bangkok, Thailand to attend the festival and represent the documentary. I'll be at both screenings of the film. More info and trailer at http://www.camp-unity.com"

  • Posted August 24th, 2010: MFG member Yehudit Silverman writes: The Hidden Face of Suicide documentary to have North American premiere at Montreal World Film Festival, NFB Theatre, 1564 St. Denis St. (In English with French Subtitles), Thursday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 4, at 9:30 p.m., Tickets available at http://www.ffm.org or at the door. Yehudit Silverman's award winning documentary enters the world of survivors, those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Silverman, a professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy at Concordia University combines her artistic and therapeutic skills to create an evocative documentary to raise awareness about suicide. At seventeen, Silverman learned by accident that her uncle, who died before she was born, had taken his own life yet no one had ever spoken about it. Looking for the story behind her parents' silence, Silverman sets out on a journey of understanding and transformation. Meeting with members from the Montreal group Family Survivors of Suicide, Silverman helps them find a unique way of expressing the unspeakable. With respect and compassion, the film tells their remarkable stories of healing. Billets/tickets – in advance or at the door/ en avance ou à la porte – purchase/acheter à Cinéma Quartier Latin - 350 Rue Emery (514)-849-2244 (near/ près de ONF/NFB Cinéma ). More information about the film and its director is available at http://www.yehuditsilverman.com"

  • Posted August 24th, 2010: The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is looking for submissions to its 2nd edition taking place on October 29-31, 2010. They write: "Call for entries: Hot on the heels of the hugely successful first edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, we are officially opening the Call for Entries for 2010. To enter your film in the festival, download a submission form, fill it out, and send it, along with your film. Deadline for film submissions is: September 10, 2010. Please refer to the entries section on our website for answers to any questions you might have concerning eligibility, dates, accepted formats, and new rules. For updates: Facebook page or http://www.stopmotionmontreal.com/"

  • Posted August 24th, 2010: MFG member Tim Kelly writes: "CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! RUEVIDS: Five screens, five storefronts, one block, creating a transient world of light for anyone to discover at any time of the day or night. More info."

  • Posted August 24th, 2010: MFG member Jitika Shah writes: "Beautiful Arriflex S 16mm camera kit for sale $700. Used it once, learnt a lot about lighting as a result of using this FILM camera. Had it checked out with a technician at Concordia's communication department at Loyola campus. No defects, no problems ! Email me for pics/etc. MASKAORU [at] YAHOO.CA"

  • Posted August 24th, 2010: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "The supernatural experience. I would like to produce a documentary about the supernatural. I am collecting interesting stories. If you ever felt anything or you know of someone who thinks that he/she had a "supernatural experience" - please contact me: march.august [at] yahoo.ca. Thank you very much."

  • Posted August 20th, 2010: MFG member Shira Avni writes: "I hope you can make it to the screening of Budrus, my sister Ronit Avni's amazing, inspiring, award-winning film! The film will screen on Saturday, September 11th [at] 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 12th [at] 7:00 pm at Cinema du Parc. Tickets go on sale at Cinema du Parc next week. Both screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with producer (and fellow Montrealer) Ronit Avni. Tickets are $20.00, and all proceeds will go toward Just Vision, the nonprofit organization that created Budrus." More info

  • Posted August 20th, 2010: MFG member Emmanuel Hessler writes: "I am selling a Sony PD-150. If you are interested please contact me at ehessler [at] bisfilms.com. Thanks. // Je vends un camera Sony PD-150. Si vous êtes intéressé par le camera, SVP me contacter au ehessler [at] bisfilms.com. Merci."

  • Posted August 20th, 2010: MFG member CitizenShift writes: "Citizen Media Rendez-Vous - 2nd Edition - sign-up now! Citizen Media Rendez-Vous is back for its second edition. In an era where mass media is increasingly fragile (declining advertizing revenues, financial crisis, digital revolution, fragmenting audiences, etc.), citizen media have an unprecedented opportunity to occupy the public sphere, particularly due to the advancement of social media and the democratization of modes of production. This year's Media Rendez-Vous seeks to advance innovative practices within citizen media's landscape, here and elsewhere in world. Monday, August 23 2010, 8:30am - 6:00pm, at Le Palais des congrés de Montréal. Streamed Live on our LiveStream channels (in English & French) - Check our blogs for channel info. The event is free, but you need to register at: http://mediardv.eventbrite.com/ For More info: http://citizen-media.ca/en/index.php

  • Posted August 19th, 2010: MFG member Jen Rustemeyer writes: "The Clean Bin Project is screening at the de Seve Cinema (1400 de Maisonneuve W) on Mon, Aug 23 7pm at part of a cross Canada tour by bicycle. This award-winning eco-documentary follows Jen and Grant as they go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least landfill garbage in an entire year and presenting the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humour, and inspiration for individual action. Admission by donation." www.cleanbinmovie.com

  • Posted August 19th, 2010: MFG member Dana-Ryan Schoel writes: "Screenwriting and Digital Video Production workshops are being offered at Creative Boost (www.creativeboost.ca) this September. An excellent opportunity to workshop your feature script with other writers under the guidance of an experienced screen and television writer, or develop and produce a short digital production and hone your skills."

  • Posted August 17th, 2010: MFG member Matthew Saliba writes: "Sinepalooza and Burritoville present SEPTEMBER 11, 2000-FUN!!!, Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at Burritoville (2055-B Bishop St., 2nd Floor), Doors – 7pm, Show – 8pm, Admission - $5, An evening of Sinema, Burlesque and Comedy hosted by everyone's favorite token Asian, King-Wei Chu! More info at Facebook.

  • Posted August 12th, 2010: MFG member Brad Horvath writes: "Job Posting: Needed: Production Coordinator, Production Designer, Wardrobe Labour, Make-up/Hair Labour, Electrical Labour, Grip Labour, Production Assistants for low-budget Bravo!FACT-funded short contemporary dance film to be filmed in Montreal August 28 and 29, 2010. Non-union, paid and unpaid positions. Please apply with resume to: girlsonfilmproject [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted August 12th, 2010: MFG member Tony Manolikakis writes: "Rev13 Films can offer online and colour grading services or just mastering to tape for your film project. Any format. Good rates for indie filmmakers. Check us out at http://www.rev13films.com, or call 514-933-7111."

  • Posted August 11th, 2010: MFG member Adam Reider writes: "The short film Dog Sitter directed by Adam Reider and produced by Faisal Lutchmedial (both MFG members) will be screening at Cinema Du Parc Saturday, August 21 at 1:00pm. There will be other short films playing as well including Useless Things - Faisal Lutchmedial, Howie Favid - Eric Bond, I'll Be Home For Christmas - Andrew Lima & Christopher Zanti, Smilin' In The Rain - Joshua Selinger and Play - Eva Cvijanovic. Tickets are $6.00 and are available at the door."

  • Posted August 11th, 2010: MFG member Pia Copper writes: "I am looking for festivals to submit my first film, a 1 hour film shot on HDV in Paris. It's called Poste Restante. Short available for viewing on the internet at www.posterestante.ca. Contact me with advice: piacopper [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted August 10th, 2010: MFG member Rupert Bottenberg writes: "Seeking short films (in DVD format, for digital projection) with a thematic connection to water for a multimedia evening called Aquabaret, at la Sala Rossa in late September. Other components of the evening include dance, music, spoken word and visuals... water is the unifying theme. Animation, abstract or semi-abstract preferable, 5-10 min. run time ideal. Contact rupert.bottenberg [at] gmail.com for more details. Thanks!"

  • Posted August 10th, 2010: MFG member Patricia Chica writes: "Film director Patricia Chica will be visiting Providence, Rhode Island from August 10th to 15th in order to present her new award-winning short DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY at the 2010 Rhode Island International Film Festival. This is a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the Annual Academy Awards. DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY was selected among a record entry base of 4,200 submissions from 35 countries." More info. Update (8/17/10): The film won the prize for Best Editing at the festival. Congratulations to editor Joseph Bohbot.

  • Posted August 10th, 2010: MFG member Andrés Livov writes: "Hi friends! I just wanted to let you know that A PLACE CALLED LOS PEREYRA, the film that I directed (and that opened at The Royal last month), is now on sale at http://www.lospereyra.com/store/ Our next stop is the Calgary International Film Festival - Sept.23 to Oct. 3rd. ...if anyone happens to be in Calgary then."

  • Posted August 10th, 2010: MFG member StudioXX writes: "Studio XX is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals of HTMlles 2010: Festival of Media Art + Digital Culture, under the theme of <home> </land>. See also the Call for the EMERGENCE Competition, part of HTMlles 2010. // Le Studio XX est fier d'annoncer l'Appel de soumission de projets pour le festival d'arts médiatiques + culture numérique HTMlles 2010 sous le thème de <terre> </d'appartenance>. Voir aussi l'appel du concours Émergence du festival HTMlles 2010."

  • Posted August 10th, 2010: Brendan Keown writes: "Canadian director Dan Zukovic's feature DARK ARC, a modern noir dark comedy called "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different..." in Film Threat, will be released on DVD on August 24 through Vanguard Cinema. (http://vanguardcinema.com/darkarc/darkarc.htm). The film had it's world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival."

  • Posted August 8th, 2010: Broken Pencil writes: "We're running a video contest. Broken Pencil is asking you to create songs and videos under 1 minute in length to help promote Indie Death Match IV which will be contested in early 2011. The contest attracts thousands of visitors during the contest, which runs for several weeks in February and early March." More info:
    http://criticalcrushes.blogspot.com/2010/08/write-indie-writers-death-match-anthem.html

  • Posted August 8th, 2010: MFG member Kier-La Janisse writes: "Beautiful office with huge windows, boardroom table and chairs for rent at Blue Sunshine (3660 St-Laurent). Perfect for meetings, readings, auditions and more! Rates: $25/hr, $100/day (max 8hrs), $400/wk (Mon-Fri), $650/mo (Mon-Fri). Email Kier-La Janisse at bigsmashproductions [at] gmail.com for details and images!"

  • Affiché le 8 aout 2010 : Membre MFG Pulina Abarca-Cantin nous écrit : "Offre d'emploi - Directrice FCTNM - Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des nouveaux médias (FCTNM) est une association à but non- lucratif (OBNL) qui soutient ses membres dans le milieu du film, de la télévision et des nouveaux médias dans leurs rayonnements professionnels ici et ailleurs. FCTNM supporte la formation, l'avancement, le réseautage et la célébration des femmes qui œuvrent dans l'industrie audiovisuelle au Québec. FCTNM retient les services d'une Directrice afin de diriger et gérer FCTNM dans l'ensemble de ses activités et ce dans le cadre du mandat, des orientations et des actions établies par le conseil d'administration de FCTNM. Plus d'info."

  • Affiché le 4 Aout 2010: Membre MFG Éric Falardeau writes: "ThanatoFilms, en association avec Les productions Outofnowhere inc., sont fières d'annoncer la mise en vente en édition limitée (45 exemplaires par titre) des courts métrages PURGATORY (2006, super 8mm, 16 min.) et CAM SHOT (2008, super 8mm, 4 min.) dans les DISTROBOTO. DISTROBOTO est le nom des machines distributrices de cigarettes qui vendent maintenant de l'art et de la culture en forme de petits livres de tous genres, des bandes dessinées, des mini-CD-Rs de film ou de musique, des objets artisanale etc., le tout à seulement 2,00$ chaque! Actuellement, le premier titre est disponible dans le Distroboto du Le Petit Campus, 57 Prince Arthur E. (metro Sherbrooke). D'autres lieux de vente suivront. Le site web du projet Distroboto avec les points de vente ICI. La page Facebook du projet Distroboto ICI. Le site web de ThanatoFilms ICI. La page Vimeo de ThanatoFilms ICI (pour les bandes annonces et plus)."

  • Posted August 4th, 2010: MFG member Joshua Edlund writes: "Can Stock Photo offers over 2.5 million professional royalty free stock photography at prices you can afford. Our high-quality images start at just $1.00, and our generous license agreement gives you the flexibility you need. We offer free weekly downloads with thousands of new images added every week. http://www.canstockphoto.com

  • Posted August 4th, 2010: MFG member Suzanne Villeneuve writes: "Suzanne Villeneuve, President of SVbiz Inc. launches HUGH HEFNER: PLAYBOY, ACTIVIST AND REBEL byAcademy Award® winner BRIGITTE BERMAN. The movie opens Friday, August 13 at the AMC Forum Theatre. The movie features George Lucas, Jenny McCarthy, Mike Wallace, Dick Gregory, Gene Simmons, Susan Brownmiller, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Joan Baez, Tony Bennett, James Caan, Jim Brown, Pat Boone, Dr. Ruth, Pete Seeger, Bill Maher and many more. Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, reveals for the first time, not only the flamboyant, outspoken founder of the Playboy empire, but also Hugh Hefner's many fierce battles with nearly all levels of the American government, the religious right, and militant feminists. Hefner is revealed as a hedonistic playboy, but, more importantly, as a groundbreaking advocate and catalyst for civil rights, the First Amendment, and human rights. The movie is being released across Canada by KINOSMITH INC., an independent Canadian film distribution and marketing company founded in February 2007 by distribution veteran Robin Smith. http://www.kinosmith.com/ The movie is being sub-distributed in Québec by SVbiz Inc. Check out the trailer at http://www.hughhefnerplayboyactivistrebel.com/video.php and see the movie at the AMC!"

  • Posted August 4th, 2010: MFG member ELAN writes: "Job Posting: We are looking for a full-time Office Manager starting August or September. More info.

  • Posted August 4th, 2010: MFG member ELAN writes: "In Pursuit of a Shoot! - Panel discussion for emerging filmmakers presented by ELAN. This talk will engage emerging creators and producers seeking innovative ways to navigate funding, production and distribution of film and video work. September 7, 2010 at CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, 7:00 – 9:00PM, Free for ELAN Members, $5 for non-members. RSVP to admin [at] quebec-elan.org. Click here for more info and panelist details. // "Table ronde sur les cinéastes émergents. 7 septembre 2010, 19h-21h, L'EspaceCinema au Centre Segal des arts de la scène. Misant sur le succès des récentes tables rondes portant sur les communautés d'artistes en arts visuels, en musique et en danse, ELAN est fier de vous présenter In Pursuit of a Shoot, un débat sur les succès et les défis de la création et de la distribution de films et de vidéos. Cette discussion encouragera les créateurs et les producteurs émergents à trouver des avenues inexplorées pour le financement, la production et la distribution d'œuvres cinématographiques et vidéos. Gratuit pour membres d'ELAN, 5 $ pour non-membres. RSVP à admin [at] quebec-elan.org. Plus d'info et liste des invité/es"

  • Posted August 4th, 2010: MFG member ELAN writes: "For a fascinating introduction to Quebec's English speaking writers, musicians, dancers, visual artists, actors, and filmmakers visit www.raev.ca and check out Recognizing Artists: Enfin Visibles!. The sampling of artists featured in this "group portrait" represents a spectrum of disciplines, regions, and career stages: from internationally renowned icons to emerging artists creating a buzz in their local scene. Discover how well you know your artistic community."

  • Posted August 4th, 2010: Roberta Leclair writes: "The 2nd annual Montreal Film Race will be challenging local filmmakers to create an original short film (4 minutes max) in just 24 hours from Friday, September 24th to Saturday, September 25th. All of the completed films will premiere for the public a few days later at the Cinema Beaubien and the best films will advance into a nationwide competition for over $30,000 in cash and prizes. The Early Entry Deadline is August 26, 2010." More info.

  • Posted August 4th, 2010: MFG member Matthew Saliba writes: "Sinema Saliba is very proud to announce that Frankenstein Unlimited is officially two-for-two when it comes to winning awards at film festivals! Fresh off of winning the Bronze Prize for Best Canadian/Quebec Feature Film at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Frankenstein Unlimited went on to hold its Ontario Premiere at the Wreck-Beach International Film Festival where it won the TOP PRIZE for BEST FEATURE FILM! Congratulations to everyone involved in the production and a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to the organizers of the Wreck-Beach International Film Festival." www.myspace.com/matthewsaliba

  • Posted August 1st, 2010: MFG member Emilie Dussault writes: "Hello dear colleagues and friends! I am excited to announce the publication of my new book: La sélection d'un projet de long-métrage: Étude sur les déterminants de la décision (The selection of a feature film: A study on the determinants of the decision). The book is based on my Master's degree research project and it examines the decision making process of choosing to invest in a film project. It is now available on Amazon HERE."

  • Posted July 29th, 2010: Congratulations to MFG member Mike Konyves who wrote the screenplay to the upcoming feature film Barney's Version based on the Mordechai Richler novel of the same name. The film will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and was recently selected to be shown in competition at the world's oldest film festival, the Venice International Film Festival, also in September. This is the first Canadian film to compete for the festival's prestigious Golden Lion for Best Film in 22 years. View the film's trailer HERE.

  • Posted July 29th, 2010: Telefilm Canada writes: "Telefilm Canada unveils its brand-new online directory of mentors and scriptwriting consultants, which includes the names of more than 100 experts, that creators working in Canada's film industry will be able to access via Telefilm's website HERE."

  • Posted July 28th, 2010: MFG member Bill Kerrigan writes: "I would like to hire an experienced video camera assistant on days my regular assistant isn't available. Contact: bill [at] kerrigan.ca, http://www.kerrigan.ca"

  • Posted July 28, 2010: MFG member Rosie Komadina writes: "TV series looking for a producer's assistant. Internship. 5 days a week, until September 9. Long hours, crazy schedule but a whole lot of experience working with a seasoned producer/director, on set and off. Call France: (514) 843-9000, ext 412."

  • Posted July 22nd, 2010: MFG member Beans and Bueller writes: "Come to Fantasia film festival and see the new short film by Beans and Bueller: Contacting Kevin. There will be other shorts by awesome Quebec directors. Friday, July 23rd at 5pm at the Imperial Theatre (1432 Rue de Bleury). Email us for more details: beansandbueller [at] gmail.com." Festival link HERE.

  • Posted July 22nd, 2010: MFG member Ivan Rubio writes: "Join us for Unfold - a dance film soirée. This event is a fundraiser for the upcoming Ivan Rubio - Gabrielle Martin dance film production. Dance films screened at an intimate studio venue. Friday, July 30th, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm, 5141 St Denis, apt 1 studio (Montreal). Facebook page."

  • Affiché le 22 juillet 2010 : Adam Stanton nous écrit: "CASTING POUR UTILISATEURS DE TD ASSURANCE: Nous cherchons personnes qui utilisent TD assurance habitation ou auto qui habite au la region du Québec pour une campagne imprimée. Le tarif est $1250 par 1 jour de travaille et nous fournirons le voyage et l'hôtel à Toronto. Envoie ton courrier électronique, age, photos, téléphone, lieu de résidence, langue maternelle, et quel assurance t'utilise maintenant avec TD, a TD [at] MiloCasting.com"

  • Posted July 21, 2010: MFG member CBC Montreal writes: "CBC Montreal offers viewers a special summer TV series showcasing local stories and talent in Quebec. CBC Montreal Presents will explore food, film and music from across Quebec and highlight our region's diversity of vibrant communities, creative talent, unsung heroes and hidden treasures. Tune in every Saturday at 7 PM for a refreshing array of programming that reflects contemporary culture and artistic talent from across the province. Full episodes and extra content will be available online two days after air date on the CBC Montreal Presents website. Join the Facebook fan page HERE. "

  • Posted July 21st, 2010: MFG member Zhimin Hu writes: "Short film looking for English speaking actors: A man with long hair in his 40s; A man in his 60s; A woman in her 60s. Please contact zhimin, 514.603.2688 or zhiminhu [at] gmail.com"

  • Posted July 21st, 2010: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Independent not-union production is looking for Professional DOP and Cameraman for a short artistic film project. It is mostly for nighttime filming. Please send CV to : march.august [at] yahoo.ca"

  • Posted July 21st, 2010: MFG member Matthew Saliba writes: "This past Spring, Sinema Saliba inked a deal with Black Flag Pictures that would see three of its productions, Frankenstein Unlimited, Vampyros Lesbos and She Was Asking For It distributed through video stores across Canada. As of July 20, this deal officially goes into effect. The names and locations of the stores will be made available shortly. However, in the meantime, you can now order copies of all of these films by going to the Black Flag Pictures website HERE. This is especially exciting news for fans of Vampyros Lesbos and She Was Asking For It for up until recently, these titles had been out-of-print and unavailable, save for illegal downloads and unofficial bootlegs. So support subversive and intelligent Canadian genre cinema by ordering one or more of these exciting Sinema Saliba titles on DVD today!"

  • Posted July 21st, 2010: Tom J.Kane writes: "Film/Video Production Workshop Coming to Montreal. On September 10, 11, 12, Tom Kane is bringing a 3 Day Film Production Workshop to Montreal. Tom has had a long and distinguished career in the Film and Television industry. As a Producer, Production Manager, and Assistant Director, his clients have included Twentieth Century Fox, Miramax Films, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros., etc. Tom's Film Credits include: Prizzi's Honor, Raging Bull, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Flamingo Kid, Taxi Driver, etc. Since 1984, Tom has taught Film and Video production to hundreds of students from around the world, including students at The Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine, where he has instructed for 13 years. The Workshop will teach you how to successfully plan, organize and manage a film or video production. You will break down a feature script, create a shooting schedule, production board, and day-out-of-days. You also go on a location scout to learn the professional approach to detail for each location. This workshop is ideal for aspiring producers, production managers, assistant directors, screenwriters, actors, and anyone wishing to explore a career in film and video production. Beginners are welcome. 20% Student Discount available. 10% Industry Discount also available. Location TBD." For more info, email: tomjkane [at] mind.net 541-324-3364 (cell) More info. www.filmtvworkshops.com

  • Posted July 16th, 2010: MFG member Matt R. Sherman writes: "Gift Of Sound offers professional audio services for film & video. Our facility provides a calibrated post audio 5.1 surround mixing studio. Voice/ADR booth includes dedicated video monitoring. Experience ranges from feature length theatrical releases to TV, radio, video games and more. We bring experience and creativity to each project at the most reasonable rates available in town. Let your audience know you CARE about your project and give it the Gift Of Sound! Visit http://www.giftofsound.ca or call 514-439-GIFT (4438) for bookings."

  • Posted July 16th, 2010: MFG member SODEC writes: The Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), in collaboration with the Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec(CALQ), the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), and the Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, invites young screenwriters to participate in the competition COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT. For the twelfth edition, screenwriters are invited to submit the first version of their scripted screenplay for a short fiction or animated film of no longer than 12 minutes, by August 9, 2010. More info in English. Download the application form.

  • Affiché le 16 juillet: Membre MFG SODEC nous écrit : "La Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), en collaboration avec la Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) et la Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, convie les scénaristes de la relève à participer à COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT. Pour la douzième édition du concours, les scénaristes sont invités à déposer une première version dialoguée d'un scénario de court métrage de fiction ou d'animation, d'une durée maximale de 12 minutes, au plus tard le 9 août 2010. Lire la communiqué en complet ICI. Télécharger la formule d'inscription ICI."

  • Posted July 16th, 2010: Telefilm Canada writes: "Following a program review done in close collaboration with the industry, including the Canada Feature Film Fund Working Group, Telefilm Canada has announced the reopening of the Programme d'aide à l'écriture de scénarios for a two-year period, from 2010 to 2012. More info."

  • Posted July 14th, 2010: MFG member Tommy Malone writes: "Looking for a color correctionist for a short 10 minute comedy. Please contact me at tom.w.malone [at] gmail.com It's funny, so it's worth your time. Low/No pay."

  • Posted July 14th, 2010: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "I need a nice kitchen for the shooting of a cooking clip. It is for a personal - not a paid project . I would prefer to find something for free but I am open to negotiate a reasonable price for a really 'photogenic' space." march.august [at] yahoo.ca

  • Posted July 14th, 2010: MFG member NSI writes: "Canadian filmmaking teams working on their first or second feature film can apply for training through NSI Features First. Run by Canada's National Screen Institute (NSI), the program prepares you for production through customized, intensive training and mentoring with industry professionals. It aims to help filmmakers hone their script while also understanding the business aspects of feature film development. The teams chosen for the program are not required to pay tuition fees or relocate and, after initial training, learning opportunities are developed close to home. Teams must apply with a feature film script. Up to four teams are chosen for this 10-month, three-phase program and are selected based on the strength of their film concepts and the potential development and packaging of their film projects. The curriculum includes script and story development, market research, legal requirements, pitching, financing, distribution as well as marketing and sales training - delivered by leaders in the Canadian film industry. Guidelines and application forms are available here. Applications must be received by 4:30 pm CST on Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

  • Posted July 14th, 2010: MFG member Patti Murphy writes: "Need an Italian speaking person with research skills to help me flesh out the last few bits and bobs on a documentary series proposal, taking place in Italy. Likely only 2 - 4 hours of work, modest compensation. IF you can jump on this right away, send me a note. More info will follow." teatimetango [at] gmail.com

  • Posted July 13th, 2010: MFG member Kris Leblanc writes: "I am currently looking for paid or unpaid work in audio post production. I have my own studio with Pro Tools & Final Cut Pro. Professional editing, mixing, mastering & ADR available. I can also provide you with customized sound effects, etc. Please call Kris 514-466-8417 or krisl100 [at] hotmail.com to discuss your needs."

  • Posted July 13th, 2010: MFG member Shira Avni writes: "Hi all! I just finished editing a trailer of our wonderful 2009-2010 Concordia student animation work - please enjoy and pass it on to anyone who might be interested!" Click here to watch.

  • Posted July 9th, 2010: Jennifer Kramer writes: "Minneapolis, Minnesota independent film, Phasma Ex Machina, will premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival, July 16th at Concordia's J.A. De Seve Theatre. The film explores how far a grieving young man would go to bring someone back from the dead and the ramifications of the decision to do so. It is in competition for the jury award Best First Feature Film. Tickets can be purchased on the Fantasia website. Trailer here."

  • Posted July 7th, 2010: MFG members Beans and Bueller write: "Beans and Bueller are looking for 2 production assistants and a make-up artist (very simple) for a shoot coming up in August. The project is for an amazing cause and will be something stand out for your reel. Translation: no pay... but the end result will be something special. It involves a professional creature puppet and a haunted house. This would be a great gig for anyone looking for more experience. Email us at beansandbueller [at] gmail.com if interested http://www.beansandbueller.com"

  • Posted July 6th, 2010: MFG member Jasmine Pisapia writes: Panorama-cinéma and Fantasia present: KURONEKO by Kaneto Shindo (1968): 60's Japanese ghost movie which has inspired the entire "j-horror" trend (Ringu, Dark Water, Ju-On). Magnificent 35mm print from Janus Films nowhere to be found in North America! July 9 - 7:45PM (De Sève Theatre, Concordia), July 14 - 3PM (De Sève Theatre, Concordia), July 15 - 6:30PM (Cinémathèque Québécoise), More info: http://www.panorama-cinema.com or http://www.fantasiafestival.com

  • Posted July 6th, 2010, MFG member Lea Nakonechny writes: "Dear Friends, For some time you have received updates on Edge of the Desert, in many cases without having seen the film. Finally, your chance has come! As part of the film's presence at the Libertas Film Festival Dubrovnik, Croatia, Edge of the Desert will be available worldwide at Mubi.com until July 10th. Simply click here to view our film, and here for the rest of the films at the festival. You can also rate and/or review the film if you sign up for an account (this is free and only takes a minute). So, happy viewing. We hope you enjoy the show! Cheers, Lea of http://www.AridSea.com"

  • Posted July 2nd, 2010: MFG member Olivier Labonté LeMoyne writes: "La dame au manteau rouge, Olivier Labonté LeMoyne's new short film is coming to the big screen on Friday July 9th at 7:30pm. Come and see the film's premiere along with a screening of guest short films at the prestigious NFB Cinérobotheque (1564 St-Denis). Seats will be limited, first come, first served. 5$ at the door Screening in French only. // Le court métrage "La dame au manteau rouge" prends l'affiche. Venez assister à la première du nouveau film d'Olivier Labonté LeMoyne qui sera présenté sur le grand écran avec quelques court métrages invités. Vendredi, le 9 juillet. Le tout au prestigieux Cinérobotheque de l'ONF (1564 rue St-Denis). Les places limitées, premier arrivé, premier servit. 5$ à la porte. Projection en français seulement." Facebook event page.

  • Posted July 2nd, 2010: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "My short film called CAN is playing at Fantasia. Imperial Theatre, July 23, 11:55pm. Synopsis: A young man is stuck in the in-between world of an airport. Trying to accomplish a simple task becomes a huge feat as the lines between fiction and reality are blurred. CAN is a short film about the absurd- the absurd reality of the "war on terror" and the absurd reality of racism. Hygiene and security come together in the most uncomfortable examination of culture clash." More info.

  • Posted July 2nd, 2010: MFG member Matthew Saliba writes: "A three-year journey finally comes to an end as Frankenstein Unlimited by Matthew Saliba hits the big screen on Sunday, July 18th at 12:15PM in the J.A. de Seve screening room at North America's largest genre film festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival. For more information on the film, click here. For more information on the screening and how to buy tickets, click here.

  • Posted July 2nd, 2010: Vanguard Cinema writes: "Canadian director Dan Zukovic's The Last Big Thing, called the "best unknown American film of the 1990's" in the film book Great Moments in Movies (Editor: Chris Fujiwara), will finally be released on DVD on June 29 through Vanguard Cinema. Featuring Mark Ruffalo (Shutter Island, Zodiac, Collateral)." More info.

  • Posted June 28, 2010: MFG member Gordon Neil Allen writes: "I am a junior composer looking for interesting films to write music for. Please visit my website to see clips of films I have scored: www.musiquesanguine.com"

  • Posted June 28th, 2010: MFG member Éric Falardeau writes: "Thanatofilms, a subsidiary of Les productions Outofnowhere inc., proudly announces the July 8th 2010 official website launch of director Éric Falardeau's independently produced dark tale of sex and gore Thanatomorphose. www.thanatomorphosefilm.com // Thanatofilms, une filière de Les productions Outofnowhere inc., est fière d'annoncer la mise en ligne du site web officiel du premier long-métrage d'Éric Falardeau (Crépuscule, Coming Home, Purgatory) : Thanatomorphose. www.thanatomorphosefilm.com"

  • Posted June 28th, 2010: MFG member Denis McCReady writes: "BAS! Beyond the Red Light", a film that I worked on for three years with director Wendy Champagne, will be presented at Cinema Parallele at ExCentris: Last French version screening 28 June, 6pm (Hindi, Nepali, English, w. French subtitles); English Version screenings 29, 30 June & 1 July, 6pm (Hindi, Nepali, English, w. English subtitles). I've included a brief synopsis, but I invite you to watch the new trailer we just put on our website bas-doc.com If you have time to go see it, it would be very appreciated as part of the box office will be donated to help the film's characters get an education or vocational training. Synopsis: In "BAS! Beyond the Red Light" 13 young girls sold into Mumbai's infamous network of gated brothels confront the inner and outer perils of life after rescue and reveal the very human story inside the big business of child trafficking. Through intimate, sustained access to its subjects the film explores, from their point of view the lesser known issue of rehabilitation and reintegration of the exploited girls."

  • Posted June 24th, 2010: MFG member Vince Di Clemente writes: "Computer for sale: Apple iMac desktop - Asking $1,200.00; 21.5 inch 16:9 widescreen; Intel Duo 3.06 GHz; 4 gig RAM; 500 gig hard drive; All factory hardware and software; Bundled with FINAL CUT EXPRESS 4; NEW – STILL IN BOX; Purchased May 16, 2010; Original value with tax: $ 1700; Asking $1200; 514-978-7252; vincedc55 [at] yahoo.com; Rivière-des-Prairies (Montreal east)." More info.

  • Posted June 28th, 2010: MFG member Les RIDM writes: "NEW ENTRY DEADLINE for Québec/Canadian films. You can still submit your film for the 13th RIDM which will take place November 10 to 21, 2010. The entry deadline for Québec/Canadian productions is now July 15. The entry deadline for international films is June 30. Regulations and the entry form are available on our Website at www.ridm.qc.ca. Submit your film NOW!"

  • Posted June 24th, 2010: MFG member Ezequiel Rubin writes: "I am a filmmaker/screenwriter from Argentina who just arrived in Montreal. I have experience in production and also have many scripts (which would need to be translated because they are in Spanish). I am looking forward to taking part in a project. ezecine [at] yahoo.es"

  • Posted June 24th, 2010: MFG member Chantal Emond Bourhis writes: "Hello all! We're looking for an actor for our short film Boy Fools. We need a caucasian male 40-50 to play Jack, the father of a young boy, for this story about inspired mentorship. Jack is a pleasant enough man, though quick to impatience. This is a paid position. Please contact me at chantal.emond.bourhis [at] gmail.com with photos and a resume. Thank you."

  • Affiché le 24 juin 2010 : Membre MFG L'ONF nous écrit: "Conscients de l'importance que revêt la coopération dans le domaine audiovisuel, la Société ARTE France(ARTE) et l'Office national du film du Canada (ONF) annoncent un accord de coproduction et de partage d'expérience en matière d'œuvres audiovisuelles conçues et diffusées sur Internet (documentaires Web). L'annonce était fait durant Sunny Side of the Doc de La Rochelle, par Monique Simard, directrice du Programme français de l'ONF, et Jérôme Clément, président d'ARTE France et vice-président d'ARTE." Plus d'info.

  • Posted June 24th, 2010: Bravo!FACT writes: "Financing Your Short Film! Panel Discussion. Yes, it's possible to finance short films in Canada, and this panel of experts will give insights and advice on just how to do it. Of course, it's not easy, but if auteur filmmaking is the passion that drives you then this is a presentation you're not going to want to miss! Our experts include the hugely successful animation short filmmaker Malcolm Sutherland (Bird Calls, Forming Game, Astronomer's Dream), Tim Dallett from the pan-Canadian Independent Media Arts Alliance (umbrella group for Canadian media arts centres and co-ops), and funders Judy Gladstone (CTVglobemedia's Bravo!FACT) and Felipe Diaz, program officer from the Canada Council for the Arts. Please join us with your questions, concerns and curiosity and take the chance to speak directly to those who've done it, are doing it and who make those decisions so crucial to your creative livelihood. Hosted by NFB animation producer Michael Fukushima. If you're able, please stay afterwards for some light refreshments and for the launch screening of our brand-new batch of Hothouse films, Hothouse 6: Inside Out, screened in glorious stereoscopic 3D! Hothouse 6: Inside Out screening. Wednesday, June 30, 3pm to 3:30pm. At the NFB's Pierre-Perrault Theatre. 3155, chemin cote-de-Liesse."

  • Posted June 24th, 2010: Posted by TUFF: "The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), the only festival of its kind in North America, is a 10-day long public film festival that reaches over 1.3 million subway commuters daily. TUFF is looking for the best one-minute silent films from across Canada and around the world. The festival runs from September 10 - 19, 2010, at the same time as TIFF. Films are presented on the Onestop Network of 270 subway platform screens inside the TTC, and featured on the new TUFF website. Filmmakers, animators and video artists are invited to submit one-minute silent films that speak to an urban audience. Programming themes this year are: Urban Encounters and Other Stories; Our Environment and Urban Growth; The Medium is the Message; Urban Ideas and Politics; Urban Journeys; The City is a Poem; After Night Falls. Great prizes! Need some tips on the art of one-minute filmmaking? Check-out our TUFF Tips from past winners and jurors: http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com/tuff-tips Final Deadline: July 15th http://www.torontourbanfilmfestival.com "

  • PPosted June 22nd, 2010: MFG member Kier-La Janisse writes: "Come join us for the semi-grand opening of BLUE SUNSHINE, our little cult screening space in the heart of Montreal! There's limited seating so get here early! We'll be spinning records before and after the screening. And what better way to kick off our new hangout than with Ivan Reitman's recently-restored orgy of Canadian cannibalistic carnage?! We give you: CANNIBAL GIRLS, Ivan Reitman, Canada 1973, 84min. Starring: Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin. Montreal Premiere of the New Digital Restoration! Friday June 25th - Doors 8:15pm / Film 9:00pm. 3660 St-Laurent, 3rd Floor. Admission $8 includes free beverage + human snacks / incluant breuvage et collation humaine. About Blue Sunshine: Somewhere at the junction of trash and art, we're an intimate space with a 50-seat capacity, aimed at the relentless enjoyment of good, weird cinema three nights a week. www.blue-sunshine.com"

  • Posted June 22nd, 2010: MFG member Kier-La Janisse writes: "Job Posting: Experienced 16mm projectionist needed for occasional work projecting rare prints at new microcinema BLUE SUNSHINE (3660 St-Laurent, 3rd Fl., http://www.blue-sunshine.com) - first shift needed: Friday July 2nd 7pm-11pm! Pay $10/hr. Contact Kier-La Janisse at bigsmashproductions [at] gmail.com or 438-885-5363 cel. Thank you!"

  • Affiché le 22 juin, 2010: Membre MFG Dan Bucur nous écrit: "EUROfEST 2010: Dimanche, le 11 juillet 2010 du 11h00 au 23h00, au Parc Jean-Drapeau, sur l'Île Ste-Hélène, aire pique-nique, spectacle-maraton: théâtre, contes, pantomime, musique du monde, classique et folklorique, jazz, pop, rock, danses, chorales, exposition, vernissage, pôle de rencontres interculturelles." Page Facebook.

  • Posted June 20th, 2010: MFG member Randy Cole writes: "Hi everyone, just to let you know I've completed a new 'Jazz, Period.' film, I welcome you all to check it out HERE, please feel free to forward the link, or embed in on your blog or site. This short film examines the Jazz musician's view of risk during a performance; how risk is managed, accepted, and even embraced. Montreal Jazz saxophonist Al McLean reflects on a 100 year old Parisian saxophone that he meticulously rebuilt; how it challenges him, and rewards him, and why he would stand on stage with it and launch himself into a furious fast-paced bop tune... one day after restoring the instrument."

  • Posted June 20th, 2010: MFG member Chantal Emond Bourhis writes: "We are looking for men and women between the ages of 35 and 65 to be part of a short film entitled Boy Fools. The shoot will take place over the weekend, on July 31st and August 1st, at an upscale restaurant in the heart of downtown Montreal. Please contact me at chantal.emond.bourhis [at] gmail.com with photos, a resume, and any questions you may have. Looking forward."

  • Posted June 20th, 2010: MFG member Chantal Emond Bourhis writes: "Looking for an editor for a 20 to 25 min short fiction entitled Deviant. It's about an orderly who picks up women in clinics and hospital emergency rooms... We shot on video over 5 weekends and hired special effects artists for the blood and gore. Please email me (chantal.emond.bourhis [at] gmail.com) and let me know if this is a project that might interest you and I will send you more info and/or put you in touch with the director."

  • Posted June 20th, 2010: MFG member Matt R. Sherman writes: "Gift Of Sound offers professional audio services for film & video. Our facility provides a calibrated post audio 5.1 surround mixing studio. Voice/ADR booth includes dedicated video monitoring. Experience ranges from feature length theatrical releases to TV, radio, video games and more. We bring experience and creativity to each project at the most reasonable rates available in town. Let your audience know you CARE about your project and give it the Gift Of Sound! Visit http://www.giftofsound.ca or call 514-439-GIFT (4438) for bookings."

  • Posted June 20th, 2010: MFG member Faisal Lutchmedial writes: "Green Dragon Productions is looking for actors for its next short film, "Mr. Crab", written and directed by Faisal Lutchmedial This is a paid position, and would be a great experience for a child to get into the film industry. We are looking for a young boy, black, brown skin, or mixed race, ages 5-9. No acting experience necessary. Please pass this call around so we can find the right person to be our star! Full casting call is HERE.

  • Posted June 20, 2010: MFG member AJ Korkidakis of montrealjetadore.com writes: "Hey, we're currently putting together a homegrown anthology film inspired by the popular "Paris, Je T'Aime" style of films. 10-12 short films about Montreal and Love - in any twisted, unusual, creative, indirect way one might think of. As long as it shows the awesome spirit of our city. We're currently looking for writers, directors, DOPs, actors, crew, everyone! The organizers will be producing the films through grants, sponsorships and fundraisers. All necessary information can be found at www.montrealjetadore.com Thank you for your time!"

  • Posted June 20th, 2010: MFG member JC Little writes: "Little Animation has teamed up with popular "daddy-blogger" Justin Lyons of WhyIsDaddyCrying.com to create a three minute animated short that takes a humorous look at fatherhood. At the mercy of his ninja son, his aspiring-princess daughter, and his apparently disinterested wife, "Daddy" seems to be on the verge of tears. But what actually makes him cry? "I can't resist a good story and this one came to me after reading Justin's hilarious blog," said Little. "If people see themselves in it, then it's meaningful. And to me, meaningful is inspiring." The animated short, appropriately titled Why is Daddy Crying? was written and directed by jc Little and features original music by Oisín Little, with voice-acting by Colin Pearson. View Why is Daddy Crying? at Little Animation's YouTube channel.

  • Posted June 20th, 2010: MFG member Paul Ronca of Just For Laughs writes: "The Just For Laughs Festival presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Québec is delighted to announce the 14th edition of Just For Laughs Film. This year's line-up includes premieres of several eagerly awaited feature and Indie films, a collection of the best comedy shorts from around the globe, and an enticing series of NFB shorts and special workshops presented by the National Film Board of Canada. Just For Laughs Film, which runs from July 13th to the 18th, will host screenings at the Imperial Theatre (Centre Sandra & Leo Kolber, Salle Lucie et André Chagnon) and the NFB CineRobotheque." Ticket info and more: http://www.hahaha.com/film

  • Posted June 16th, 2010: MFG member Jean Deraps writes: "RED MX available for rental with DoP or assistant. Are you going to shoot this summer and need the latest in ultra-high-definition performance? I invite you to view the demo on my web site:
    http://demo.mondocom.ca And don't forget to check out the quick MX demo page while you're there! Don't hesitate to get back to me for more information: info [at] mondocom.ca"

  • Affiché le 16 juin 2010 : Membre MFG PRIM nous écrit : "PRIM offre une formation d'introduction au langage C++ appliquée à la production d'œuvres audiovisuelles." Plus d'info.

  • Posted June 16th, 2010: MFG member Kris Leblanc writes: "I am currently looking for audio post production work, I have a full studio with Pro Tools & Final Cut Pro. I can edit mix, dub, etc. I am also looking for animated film work, to do audio post, sound effects, etc. I am also interested in doing work for video games, web media, etc. Please email me at krisl100 [at] hotmail.com or call me at 514-466-8417."

  • Posted June 16th, 2010: MFG member Elizabeth Johnston writes: "Screenwriting Seminar - JULY 10, plus a chance to win your fee! Concordia University instructor and writer Elizabeth Johnston will be giving a one-day basic screenwriting seminar this July. You‚ll come away with the tools to transform that great idea into a screenplay. During the day, we cover the gamut ˜ character, dialogue, setting, structure, and more. Plus, you‚ll receive a booklet chock full of useful information. 10 July 2010, 10am to 5pm; Main Film, 3981 boul St-Laurent, suite 750. FEE: $95 (early bird fee, until 18 June). PRE-REQUISITE: A passion for writing. To register, visit http://explore-the-possibilities.com/Workshops.html For a chance to win your registration fee, see http://www.ElizabethJohnston.wordpress.com This event is not sponsored by STC-Montreal."

  • Affiché le 10 juin 2010 : Membre MFG Ken Porter nous écrit : "Bonjour tout le monde. Je suis un technicien de son pour cinéma et vidéo. J'ai de bon équipement, bon tariff et bon expérience. Donnez-moi un appelle. 514-661-1948, kenporter [at] videotron.ca"

  • Posted June 16th, 2010: MFG member Kamwa Anthony writes: "I am writing from Cameroon. I am working on my next family movie script and will be very happy to have a producer to produce my script. Title: I THOUGHT I WOULD BE HAPPY, a film for every family to see... What will a woman gain when the husband gives her everything she wants in life but never give her his time in the house as the husband? Contact me at: aakamwa [at] yahoo.com"

  • Posted June 10th, 2010: MFG member Seth W. Owen writes: "Peepers (starring Joe Cobden, Janine Theriault and a great ensemble cast) will have its Montreal premiere at the Just for Laughs film festival on July 14th, at 9pm, at the NFB CineRobotheque (1564 St. Denis). That date's a ways away, but seating is extremely limited, so we're hoping that folks will snap up seats now, while they still can. More info on the screening (and a link to buy tix) HERE. More info on the film HERE."

  • Posted June 6th, 2010: MFG member Matt Keyes writes: "Audition Hosting Montreal allows you to record high quality video
    auditions in a professional studio.
    Actors, dancers and musicians welcome. $50/audition. Stand out and be noticed. Questions: matthewkeyes [at] gmail.com, web site: http://www.auditionhosting.com"

  • Posted June 2nd, 2010: MFG member Brian Murphy writes: "Looking to rent a Kenyon Gyro 4 or 6 for next week. The one we were scheduled to get from Vistek Toronto was extended by the current renter for another week and we are out of luck. Leaving for Barbados on Sunday and need it for a one hour heli shoot on Tuesday and will be back on Friday. Anyone have one to rent or something that would work? Thanks, Brian. brian [at] motioncamera.ca"

  • Posted June 2, 2010: MFG member CitizenShift has published their latest newsletter with lots of opportunities for filmmakers.

  • Posted June 2nd, 2010: MFG member Matthew Saliba writes: "Check out my recent in-depth interview with Cinema Crazed. It's seriously a MUST READ featuring HUGE NEWS about "Frankenstein Unlimited," juicy tidbits about "Amy's in the Attic," and a discussion about scat! Check it out HERE."

  • Posted June 1st, 2010: MFG Director Ezra Soiferman writes: "On Monday, June 7th at 6pm, join fellow MFG members at CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts for a screening of the new NFB/reFrame Films music documentary 'The "Socalled" Movie' along with a networking party before and after the film in ArtLounge at the Segal Centre. Meet the film's director, MFG member and veteran doc filmmaker, Garry Beitel ("Chez Schwartz") and participate in a Q&A with him and Josh "Socalled" Dolgin after the film. $8/$6 students/seniors. Seating is limited. Get your tickets quick by calling the Segal Centre's Box office at 514-739-7944 before the event sells out." UPDATE: SOLD OUT! Thank you to all who attended!

  • Posted June 1, 2010: MFG member ELAN writes: "The English Language Arts Network (ELAN)is preparing a panel discussion for our emerging Film/Video and Media Arts community. We want to be sure to respond to your needs. So tell us: What is the one question you would like to have answered to propel your practice forward? ELAN will put together a group of panelists that will target your concerns and help grow this vital artistic community. Contact us at admin [at] quebec-elan.org"

  • Posted May 30th, 2010: MFG member Patricia Chica writes: "Hello! Here is the information regarding my film retrospective at Cinéma eXcentris on June 4th at 7:00pm. More info: http://www.patriciachica.com"

  • Posted May 30, 2010: MFG member Pierre Faucher writes: "Hi, I'm a screenwriter looking to team up with independent filmmakers to do features. You can reach me at 514-248-7804 or perlkj [at] gmail.com."

  • Posted May 25th, 2010: MFG member George Simeonidis writes: "We have an opening for an Animator/3D artist with an interest in working in a new and emerging television broadcast environment. They would be creating motion graphics for a variety of promos, interstitials, station Ids…etc. They need to have a healthy understanding of Maya, be proficient in After Effect and be able to provide innovative ideas to each animation project. This is a paid freelance contract and they would be part of the creative team and process. To apply, send resume and provide a link to their work via: jobs [at] txttv.ca"

  • Posted May 25th, 2010: MFG member Mario Fanzolato writes: "I am currently looking for a professional (or student) filmmaker to work with on an independent project. The ideal candidate is meticulous, can film with a handheld camera, and edits his/her own work. This is a unique opportunity which offers short-term compensation. I require no investment on your part other than your time and efforts. For details on this project, you may contact me by phone at (514) 880-3974 or by email at info [at] mariofanzolato.com. Serious inquiries only please."

  • Posted May 25th, 2010: MFG member Ezra Winton writes: "Calling all political filmmakers! Cinema Politica is seeking submissions! Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political films by donation throughout Canada and abroad. We believe in the power of art to not only entertain, but to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change. We are currently seeking submissions from independent political filmmakers for our FALL 2010 Program. We accept all lengths and styles and we will leave it up to the artist to interpret and determine the qualifier "political." Deadline for submission for our Fall 2010 program is early this year: August 1st, 2010. More info.

  • osted May 20th, 2010: MFG member Ciné-Asie writes: "Fantasia and Metropole films invite you to the Montreal theatrical premiere of Bong Joon-Ho’s MOTHER - the extraordinary film from the maker of MEMORIES OF MURDER, THE HOST and BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE! Monday, May 24 at 9:00pm at Cinema du Parc. Some free tix available... Facebook page.

  • Affiché le 20 mai 2010 : Membre MFG Éric Falardeau nous écrit: "Les Productions Outofnowhere inc. sont fières de vous annoncer ces nouvelles: Le dernier court-métrage d'Éric Falardeau, LE CYCLE (2009, DV Cam, 7 minutes) a remporté les mentions BEST OVERALL FILM, BEST SHORT FILM (Meilleur Film) et BEST SCREENPLAY (Meilleur scénario) à la deuxième édition du FAMFEST (Johnstown, NY, États-Unis). L'an passé, Coming Home (super 8mm, 2008, 19 minutes) avait raflé la mention Meilleurs effets spéciaux. Bravo à toute l'équipe! Merci à l'équipe du FAMFest et à Brandon Brown. FAMFest Myspace : http://www.myspace.com/fmfilmfestival ThanatoFilms : www.thanatofilms.com"

  • Posted May 20th, 2010: Telefilm Canada writes: "Telefilm Canada announces a call for applications for potential producer mentors and scriptwriting consultants. The goal is to create a directory of experts which will be made available on Telefilm’s website to Canadian creators working in the feature film industry. This tool will facilitate creators’ access to experts who are qualified to support both their professional development and the development of their projects. The initial deadline to apply to be a part of the Telefilm Directory of Mentors and Scriptwriting Consultants is Friday, June, 4, 2010. After this date, Telefilm will accept applications on an on-going basis. Applications and eligibility requirements can be accessed at www.telefilm.gc.ca"

  • Affiché le 20 mai 2010: Membre MFG Simon Lacroix nous écrit: "Total Crap 7 en première mondiale au Club Soda le samedi 5 juin! Ça fait maintenant plus de six ans que Total Crap vous propose le pire de la télé et du cinéma. Des affaires tellement mauvaises, mais tellement drôle que nous nous dégageons de toutes responsabilités en ce qui a trait aux troubles psychologiques que nos projections peuvent occasionner. Comme la tradition le veut, la première mondiale du tout nouveau spectacle aura lieu juste avant le début de l'été, le samedi 5 juin 2010 à 21h au Club Soda. Comme d'habitude, c'est présenté en collaboration avec le Festival SPASM. Si vous voulez un avant-goût, c'est juste ICI que ça se passe. Billets en vente maintenant! 10$ à l'avance / 15$ à la porte. Avec frais ICI. L'événement facebook. Pour plus d'infos: http://www.simonlacroix.com"

  • Posted May 20th, 2010: MFG member Michael Konyves writes: "Check out the first teaser trailer for the upcoming film Barney's Version based on the award winning, seminal novel by Mordecai Richler. Starring Paul Giamatti, Dustin Hoffman, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre, Rosamund Pike, Scott Speedman, written by fellow Montrealer, Michael Konyves, and produced by Robert Lantos. Filmed in Rome and Montreal, it will have its premiere at TIFF later this year. Here's a first taste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIu7kLKpZxE"

  • Posted May 20th, 2010: MFG member Douglas John Kropla writes: "I am offering STEADICAM as part of any of my production packages. My kit is the STEADICAM FLYER LE. Perfect for cameras as light as the 5D MKII or an HVX200 with a cinema adapter. Contact: info [at] douglasjohnkropla.com, Please check my site www.douglasjohnkropla.com"

  • Posted May 12th, 2010: MFG member Nicolas Morillo Marte writes: "I am looking for someone to help me to sell or put on film a script that I have written about the latest Screamers film. I wrote the 4th part, Screamers 4, what should I do in order to get someone to look at my script and see if it is possible to make a movie out of my script? Please contact me at Dilson.mm [at] hotmail.com or 613-286-8847. Thank you."

  • Affiché le 12 mai, 2010 : À TOUT PRENDRE nous écrit : "On s'organise! Bonjour à tous, Nous sommes heureux de vous inviter à l'assemblée de fondation d'une nouvelle association: À TOUT PRENDRE - Front des cinéastes et des producteurs du Québec dont la mission est la promotion et la défense des droits et intérêts des cinéastes et des producteurs dédiés au cinéma québécois dans toute sa diversité de styles de productions. Page Facebook. Evenement au Cinérobotheque ONF (1564 rue St-Denis), Lundi 17 mai, 18h30. RSVP.

  • Posted May 12th, 2010: The public is invited to the North-American premiere of the film Kinski Jesus Christ Erlöser (Kinski Jesus Christ Saviour) from German director Peter Geyer. Presented in exclusivity at the Goethe-Institut, 418 Sherbrooke East, Friday, May 21, 2010 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 22, at 8 p.m. On November 20, 1971, Klaus Kinski wanted to tell mankind’s most exciting story – The story of Jesus Christ. But he couldn’t. The stage performance of the scandal-ridden actor kept being interrupted by an audience that did not want a sermon, but a discussion instead. Facebook page.

  • Posted May 12th, 2010: Telefilm has announced the 2010-2011 deadlines for project submission to the Theatrical Documentary Program. The new deadlines reflect an asymmetrical approach for the English and French markets: August 9 , 2010 – French–language submissions. August 9, 2010 – English – language submissions in Quebec. September 7, 2010 – English–language submissions for all regions (Western, Ontario & Nunavut and Atlantic). The Program’s eligibility requirements remain unchanged. Launched in 2005, the Theatrical Documentary Program is today a unique public-private partnership between Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds with the common goal of encouraging the production of Canadian feature-length documentaries for theatrical distribution in Canada.

  • Posted May 12th, 2010: MFG member Jacques E. Bouchard writes: "Add a video demo on YouTube or Facebook that you can show casting agents and producers. I'll provide the small studio and professional equipment. I can also edit together your other videos for a surcharge. jebouchard [at] hemisphereprods.com"

  • Posted May 9th, 2010: MFG member Karina Mariano invites you to M.U.F.F. 5th Annual Montreal Underground Film Fest 2010 starting on Thursday, May 13 at 7:00pm. Opening Night Party May 13 [at] Sala Rossa / May 14 & 15 [at] Friperie Potetr. More info.

  • Affiché le 9 mai, 2010: Membre MFG Éric Falardeau nous écrit: "ThanatoFilms, en association avec les Productions Outofnowhere, est fière d'annoncer la sélection du court-métrage fantastique LE CYCLE (Éric Falardeau, DV CAM, 2009, 7 minutes) dans le cadre de la 5e édition du MONTREAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (MUFF). Le festival se tiendra du 13 avril au 15 mai 2010 à Montréal. Le film sera projeté le vendredi 14 mai à 22h00 à la Friperie Potetr (6029 av. Du Parc) à l'intérieur du programme intitulé Scary Monsters & Super Freaks - Monstres effrayants & phénomènes incroyables. Les billets sont en pré-vente au coût de 5$ (7$ le soir de l'événement) à la friperie Potetr et au Sound Central (4886 av. Coloniale). Le site et la programmation complète du festival ICI. La page Myspace du festival ICI. La page Facebook du festival ICI. Le site de ThanatoFilms ICI. Bravo à toute l'équipe. Merci à l'équipe du MUFF."

  • Posted May 9th, 2010: Nikon D2X pro studio camera for sale in excellent condition. Recently cleaned and serviced. Body only. Please contact Michael for details at 514-562-8199.

  • Posted May 6th, 2010: MFG member ELAN (The English Language Arts Network) writes: "We are pleased to announce the launch of Recognizing Artists: Enfin Visibles! (RAEV). The primary objective is to make stronger connections with the audience that is all around us. This community is English-speaking, French-speaking, bilingual, multilingual, and as diverse as RAEV's 'group portrait' of artists and cultural innovators, which ranges from the internationally renowned to emerging artists creating a buzz in their local scene. RAEV is designed to reach the large potential audience in Montreal and the rest of Quebec that is interested in arts and culture but has not been able to keep up with the wealth of talent that surrounds them. The secondary objective of RAEV is to promote our local arts scene across Canada and abroad. The 'group portrait' will remind festival programmers and bookers that Quebec culture has many facets." Visit the RAEV here online. Or download the PDF version here.

  • Posted May 4th, 2010: MFG member Josh Usheroff writes: "I invite everyone to watch and vote for a short contest video about the Internet's most notorious online scams. Contest ends May 7th. Thanks. Watch and vote here."

  • Posted May 4th, 2010: MFG member Eisha Marjara writes: "Job posting: We're looking for 2 ACTORS for short film, in an unusual dramatic tale of infidelity. Positions are paid. Needed: One male, mid to late 30's. One female, mid to late 30's. Please send CV and photo to: eishamarjara [at] hotmail.com"

  • Posted May 3rd, 2010: Telefilm Canada writes: "Telefilm has announced that the Low Budget Independent Feature Film Assistance and Alternative Distribution programs – French and English markets, are now reopened. A preliminary review has been completed and the programs will be redesigned for fiscal 2011-2012. In the interim, the programs are now open in order to serve the needs of the industry. While the guidelines for the Low budget program – English market remain unchanged, the maximum production budget for the Low budget program – French market has been increased from $1.25 million to $1.5 million, in order to align with the practises of the provincial agency SODEC. The deadline for submitting projects to Telefilm Canada for the French-language market and for English-language projects in Quebec is Tuesday, May 25, 2010. There is no deadline for the English-language market. Also, Telefilm Canada is now accepting applications to the Alternative Distribution Program for both the English and French markets for fiscal 2010-11 at regional offices across the country. Please note that for Business Development activities and events, Telefilm will only accept applications from clients whose projects were financed in previous years. Please visit www.telefilm.gc.ca for eligibility criteria, guidelines and application forms."

  • Posted April 28, 2010: MFG member Eisha Marjara writes: "I'm looking for a house to shoot my film in. I'm looking for a suburban style "kid friendly" house preferably and in the Montreal region. It would be for 6 days in the summer (preferably mid to late August, but dates are flexible). If dates coordinate with home owner's vacation plans, would be ideal. The owners would be remunerated for a nominal fee. If you or anyone you know that might be interested and wanting to help out local filmmaker - and make a bit of money - let me know. Thanks! eishamarjara [at] hotmail.com"

  • Posted April 28th, 2010: MFG member Caroline Bacle writes: "Catbird Productions Inc is one of Montreal’s newest and most dynamic production houses. We are currently seeking an intern (upaid) to join the development team of a new and exciting cross-platform project (television, web, iphone) about various fascinating historical aspects of urban planning. Among confirmed collaborators on this project are the NFB and Radio-Canada. The intern will work with us 3 days per week for a period of 5 to 6 weeks as of the week of 17th May. More info.

  • Posted April 28th, 2010: Musician Gene Kondusky writes: "My name is Gene Kondusky. I'm a dual American-Canadian citizen currently living in Montreal. I've just completed a musical project under the name of Kites Overhead. In an effort to "build my brand," I am currently offering to license my music to your project with no charge. If this sounds promising to you, please download a copy of "In the Shadow of the Mountain" from the Home Is Not Here website. If you like what you hear, but perhaps those songs don't quite fit in to your project, you can download an incomplete copy of the full-length album You are a secret, and you must never tell it here. More info about my music and my licensing strategy here."

  • Posted April 25th, 2010: MFG member Ivan Rubio writes: "l'd like to invite you to my new FilmDance Production BOX, Friday 30th 5:00pm. at Ex-Centris (Fellini room) 3536 boul. St-Laurent MTL. Hope you can make it, come and support. Special screening "BEST OF THE FEST" : Student $8, General $10. More info at facebook.

  • Posted April 25th, 2010: Eric Goldman writes: "Looking for energetic person as a film teacher this summer at a sleepaway camp in NE Pennsylvania. Will tackle any Visa issues. Teaching experience & knowledge of digital filmmaking and Final Cut Pro required. Good salary. 8 weeks starting in late June. Possibility for special arrangements for any teenage children of yours to attend the camp too. Contact: ergogold [at] aol.com"

  • Posted April 24th, 2010: MFG member Jacques E. Bouchard writes: "Cameraman, sound technician, lighting technician, editor... I have the experience and the professional equipment to fill one or more positions on your next project. Over ten years experience in production. Call or write for resume and samples. 514-487-4760, jebouchard [at] rightbrainprods.com"

  • Posted April 25th, 2010: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Independent filmmaker is looking for a nice kitchen space for a film shoot. Preferably for free or at a reasonable price. Please contact LUKAS at: march.august [at] yahoo.ca"

  • Posted April 22, 2010: MFG member Mike Tessier writes: "Looking for someone who knows Color (Final Cut Pro application) well enough to help me colour correct a video project. Will pay a reasonable hourly fee to have someone tutor me at my home in the plateau. Call Mike: 514 576-2571"

  • Posted April 21st, 2010: RCI Roots Challenge writes: "The RCI Roots Challenge winners are now online!: The eight winners for the Popular Vote and Jury's Choice Awards have been chosen and each of them has produced a short video showing their reaction to the announcement. Visit our website and find out what our winners have to say or just watch any film of the competition. Click here to go to the Roots Challenge website."

  • Posted April 21st, 2010: MFG member Ciné-Asie writes: "MY DEAR ENEMY, starring Secret Sunshine's Jeon Do-Youn and The Chaser's Ha Jung-Woo, is a charming romantic comedy reminiscent of a classic Woody Allen film. Critically acclaimed at international film festivals around the world, MY DEAR ENEMY kicks off its Canadian theatrical release on April 23rd at the AMC Theatre in Montreal. Facebook page with more info here."

  • Posted April 21st, 2010: MFG member The Segal Centre writes: "The fifth edition of the Montreal Israeli Cinema Festival is coming to CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre. May 3-12th. Free noontime shorts screenings and nighttime doc screenings. "

  • Affiché le 21 avril 2010 : L'ONF nous écrit : "La CinéRobothèque de l’Office national du film du Canada célèbre la relève étudiante québécoise en présentant, du 28 avril au 2 mai à 19 h, la première édition d’un événement annuel, Aïe aïe aïe, la relève ! / Emerging Filmmakers Wow. Denys Desjardins, cinéaste et enseignant, sera le porte-parole de cet événement. De plus, à partir du 1er mai, la CinéRobothèque offrira UN ACCÈS GRATUIT ET EN TOUT TEMPS aux 10 000 films de sa collection." Plus d'info

  • Posted April 21st, 2010: MFG member Julia Lenardon writes: "Here is the flyer for my May workshops for Voice Production and General American accent sessions. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks for your support. All the best, Julia." http://web.me.com/jlenardon

  • Posted April 21st, 2010: MFG member Guinness Rider writes: "Seeking producer for a high-end short film en francais. Very art-oriented but fantastic project with international interest already."

  • Posted April 21st, 2010: MFG member Guinness Rider writes: "Professionally produced short seeks extras of various types (men and women, 20-45) for filming this weekend (24-25-26), one day each role. Great way to meet working pros in the industry and be part of a very special film. Don't be shy, friendly cast and crew and could be the break you're looking for."

  • Posted April 20th, 2010: MFG member Francesco Giannini writes: "Greetings to all artists, we are filmmakers in the progress of building a production team for feature films, short films, documentaries, commercials and music videos. We are looking for cameramen with experience that preferably own their own cameras, however, if they do not own one, we will provide rental cameras. We are looking for editors with experience in Final Cut Pro or any other editing programs. We are looking for storyboard artists that can create vivid drawings. We are looking for lighting-technicians with minimal experience. We are looking for sound-technicians with experience both in film and documentary. We are also looking for actors and actresses with and without experience, union or non-union for short films and music videos that will be produced this summer (dates TBD). We are looking for dancers and choreographers with experience for music videos, which are being filmed this summer (dates TBD). Salaries will be determined by experience and production budgets, which are not yet established. It is a new production company, which means salaries will begin on a minimal scale, however, will increase according to the work that is fabricated and the recognition the team will attain. This production team is being built upon passionate filmmakers, actors and technicians who want to work and get recognition for their craft. The success of it will depend on our dedication and commitment to our work. Please send your information ASAP to this email: franckgiannini [at] videotron.ca. Attach your title position and interest to this production team, your CV, portfolio if one is available, list the type of equipment you own, for example; types of cameras, editing programs, etc. links to websites or youtube videos with your creative work, if available. We wait enthusiastically to hear from you so we can get started."

  • Posted April 19th, 2010: MFG member PMA Productions writes: "Job Posting: PMA Productions (www.pmaproductions.com) is seeking a 30hrs/week producer’s assistant. Duties include handling the phones, secretarial and office administration work and managing the producer’s busy schedule. Professionalism, attention to detail and a cheerful attitude are a must. This is an entry-level position and a great opportunity to learn the inner workings of a film production office. Recent film graduates welcome but must have some office experience. Bilingual candidates only please. Send your CV to vlemaitre [at] pmaproductions.com // Offre d'emploi: Les Productions PMA Inc. (www.pmaproductions.com) sont à la recherché d’un assistant du producteur, 30h/semaine. Les tâches incluent du secrétariat et du travail administratif, la gestion des appels et la gestion de l’emploi du temps très chargé du producteur. Professionnalisme, attention aux détails et un caractère avenant sont indispensables. Il s’agit d’un poste niveau débutant et d’une grande opportunité d’apprendre le fonctionnement interne d’un bureau de production. Jeunes diplômés en film bienvenus mais une expérience de travail de bureau est indispensable. Candidats bilingues seulement. Envoyer votre CV à vlemaitre [at] pmaproductions.com."

  • Posted April 19th, 2010: MFG member Ari Vineberg writes: "Job posting: Looking for intrepid videographer with low end professional HD camera for ten day shoot in June or July (dates as yet determined) in Arctic Quebec with Inuit. Production is for documentary/fishing show. Only experienced camera person need apply. Remuneration and expenses. Contact Ari at abmplus [at] netrevolution.com"

  • Posted April 19th, 2010: MFG member Jacinthe Dessureault writes: "Hello. I am a writer/director looking to team up with a producer to apply for the NSI Features First program. The project is a low-budget drama which placed well in the Nicholl and was workshopped at UCLA. Producer must not have more than one produced feature under their belt to be eligible. If interested, please review program guidelines: http://www.nsi-canada.ca/nsi_features_first_faq.aspx. If still interested, drop me a line: jacinthe [at] twoadverbs.com"

  • Posted April 19th, 2010: MyFilmmaker.com and YoungCuts Film Festival write: "MyFilmmaker.com and YoungCuts are pleased to announce our new contest for short comedic films! The winning films will be featured on the first page of a new web-site launching in mid-June projected to be seen by millions of viewers. This is a great opportunity for your film to be seen. If your film is chosen, you will be compensated for its exclusive use on this new site. You will also be eligible for a MyFilmmaker.com production contract. MyFilmmaker.com will be awarding production contracts valued at $1000 to the most popular filmmakers. Deadline for submission for the contest is May 15th, but we will be picking winners from qualified entries as we receive them, so the quicker that you submit, the better chance that you have to be picked. The first 20 winners will be announced on May 1st. For more details consult: The MyFilmmaker.com June 2010 Short Shorts Contest or contact Michael Ryan at 514.285.4591, Mike [at] YoungCuts.com And remember, we are still accepting submissions for the 2010 YoungCuts Film Festival. Our late deadline is May 15th. Our final deadline is June 15th, but the earlier that you submit your film, the better chance that it has to be featured at the YoungCuts Film Festival."

  • Posted April 16th, 2010: Camcorder news: Read about the newly announced Canon XF pro camcorders here. Read about the new Sony camcorders announced at NAB here. Check out the new Panasonic 3D camcorder here. And here is the full line of new Panasonic camcorders. Plus the wild new Panasonic AG-AF100 here.

  • Posted April 15th, 2010: MFG member Suzanne Villeneuve writes: "Free Ticket Offer: Suzanne Villeneuve, president of SVbiz Inc., is launching Norway's top-grossing domestic release since 1975, MAX MANUS, a rousing historical epic that tells the true story of one of Europe's most celebrated World War II-era resistance fighters. Starring Aksel Hennie in a bravura performance, the film follows Manus from the outbreak of World War II until the summer of 1945. After fighting against the Russians during the Winter War in Finland, Manus returns to a German-occupied Norway. He joins the resistance movement and becomes one of the most important members of the so-called "Oslo Gang," soon confirming his reputation for audacity by making two daring escapes from German captivity. Distributed across Canada by D Films, and Equinoxe Films in Québec, the trailer can be viewed at http://www.maxmanus.ca/. MFG members who would like a free ticket to attend a special advance screening next Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the AMC theatre should email: Suzanne [at] SVbiz.ca. Seating is limited."

  • Affiché le 15 avril, 2010 : Membre MFG Éric Falardeau nous écrit: "Thanatomorphose et Coming Home à la soirée d'horreur A.normale. Au menu : bandes annonces, courts-métrages, long-métrage, musique... Et deux films d'Éric Falardeau : la troublante bande annonce de Thanatomorphose (Red One, 2009, 3 minutes) et le glauque Coming Home (Super 8mm, 2008, 19 minutes). Une soirée à ne pas manquer! Trailer du film à minuit - The Good Sisters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmiqfFQavM. Merci aux productions A.Normale et à Jef Grenier : http://www.anormaleproductions.com. Félicitations aux équipes de Thanatomorphose et Coming Home. Pour plus d'information sur les deux films : http://www.thanatofilms.com"

  • Affiché le 15 avril 2010: Panorama-cinéma nous écrit : "Panorama-cinéma célèbre le 22 avril 2010, à 20h, sa nouvelle plateforme Web qui vient défier le blogue spécialisé, le site grand public et la revue scientifique : en plus d’offrir sur Internet une critique cinématographique digne de ce nom, elle sera le lieu central et convivial pour les amoureux du cinéma aux horizons variés. Couvrir le cinéma au sens large, fignoler avec intérêt divers dossiers spéciaux, octroyer aux classiques un nouveau regard, le tout en gardant une liberté d’expression absolue. Critiques, archives, fiches techniques, bibliographies, agenda culturel, podcasts, vidéos, horaires en salles et événements spéciaux en marge seront au rendez-vous! Soirée de lancement : Nouvelle plateforme. Jeudi 22 avril 2010, 20h – Eastern Bloc (7240 Clark), avec DJ XL5 – Ouananiche – Amy Schwartz." www.panorama-cinema.com ou sur facebook.

  • Posted April 15th, 2010: MFG member Matthew Saliba writes: "Sinema Saliba in association with Burritoville present: SINEPALOOZA: An evening of Sinema, Burlesque and Comedy hosted by the Notorious Newman Brothers! Featuring the Montreal premiere of The Notorious Newman Brothers, the film the mafia wished never got made, hosted by director Ryan Noel and actors Brett and Jason Butler! See the World premiere of the trailer to Amy's in the Attic, the new film by Matthew Saliba! Saturday, May 1 at 8:00pm, Burritoville, 2055-B Bishop Street, (between Sherbrooke and De Maisonneuve West). Free entry! Facebook page."

  • Affiché le 15 avril, 2010 : "Membre MFG Giovanni Princigalli nous écrit : "Le 23 Avril à l'ONF à 20h30, sera presenté en première et en competition à Vues d'Afrique, mon nouveau documentaire tourné au Cameroun : LES FLEURS à LA FENETRE (on veut bien l'amour)
    en français avec s.t. en anglais. Entre Avril et Juin, le film sera en compétition aussi à Cuba, Sénégal, Cameroun. Il sera possible toujours à l'ONF, de voir aussi mon expo de photos du Cuba et Cameroun (du 15 au 25 avril): Foulards Rouges de Cuba et Cahiers d'Afrique sur les écoliers cubains et du Cameroun. au plaisir de vous voir le 23 avril à 20.30 pour le film et l'expo. Bonne journée à tous (s.v.p. passez la parole)." Plus d'info.

  • Posted April 14th, 2010: MFG member Katherine Macnaughton of Bis Films writes: "We're looking for an After Effects artist to start work on a really fun project as soon as possible. We're looking particularly for someone who can create his/her own graphics. Please contact us at kmac [at] bisfilms.com. Thanks! www.bisfilms.com"

  • Posted April 14th, 2010: The Power Broker writes: "Check out our current inventory of the finest used cinema gear! http://www.cineused.com"

  • Posted April 14th, 2010: The NFB writes: "Doctors Without Residency by director and MFG member Tetchena Bellange is the first original French film to be put online on the website Work for All of the National Film Board (NFB). This short documentary explores why foreign-trained doctors are turned down for medical residencies– even though their diplomas are recognized by the medical authorities. Despite the critical shortage of doctors, about a hundred residency positions remain vacant every year. Strikingly, several foreign doctors interviewed for this film would not speak on camera, fearing repercussions from the medical establishment. Just who is incompetent: these doctors or the system? You can watch this 10-minute film for free on the NFB’s website HERE (press “English” at the top right of the page for the English version): Please leave your comments at the bottom of the page."

  • Affiché le 7 avril, 2010: Membre MFG ONF nous écrit : "À l’occasion de la Journée internationale contre le racisme, le 21 mars, l’Office national du film du Canada (ONF) a lancé La tête de l’emploi, un site Web bilingue qui traite de la discrimination raciale au travail. Un film par semaine est mis en ligne, pour une durée de dix semaines, jusqu’au 25 mai, cinq nouvelles productions réalisées par l’Office national du film du Canada avec la participation de Ressources humaines et Développement des compétences Canada. Notons que cinq autres productions proviennent de la collection de l’ONF. Ce projet s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un événement national qui propose des vidéos en ligne, des blogues ainsi que la tenue d’activités diverses dans certaines villes du Canada. Jade, qui a lancé le projet, compte à ce jour déjà plus de 4500 visionnages en ligne et sur iPhone. Il y aura aussi un blogue La tête de l’emploi, avec des vidéos de musique hip-hop, des campagnes de sensibilisation du public, des longs métrages documentaires et des commentaires de nos blogueurs invités. Grâce à ce forum en ligne, les Canadiens et les Canadiennes pourront regarder des films, communiquer avec d’autres internautes et échanger des idées sur la façon de lutter contre le racisme, dans les deux langues officielles. Plus d'info et pour voir les films.

  • Affiché le 6 avril, 2010: Membre MFG Erica Pomerance nous écrit : "OPÉRATION SURVIE, Un film documentaire de Erica Pomerance, produit par Daniel Bertolino, Catherine Viau et Christian Charpenel avec Dr Danielle Perreault. Première mondiale au Festival PanAfrica International. Vendredi, le 23 avril 2010 à 20h30 au Cinéma Beaubien, 2396 Rue Beaubien est, Montréal. Plus d'info: Facebook.

  • Posted April 6th, 2010: Patricia Kearns writes: "Premiere screening of Yehudit Silverman's The Hidden Face of Suicide: In The Hidden Face of Suicide, filmmaker Yehudit Silverman enters the world of the survivors, those who have lost loved ones to suicide, and reveals their remarkable stories. Through them Silverman finds the courage to break the silence in her own family. In this meditative, heartfelt film suicide is looked at with fresh eyes, originality and intelligence. Her journey brings to light the danger of secrets and the terrible cost of silence. Sunday, April 11, 2010, 3pm-5pm, Cinema de Sève at Concordia University's Library Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve West. Facebook page. Trailer.

  • Posted April 6th, 2010: MFG member Ani Gurunlian writes: "CASTING CALL for a femme fatale! Actress-Model wanted for provocative short film & edgy photo shoot. (Shooting dates: May 14, 15, 16, 2010. Non-Union, Non-UDA, Volunteer position. Age: 18-25 female Caucasian, English-speaking with Anglophone accent.) Guru Films is holding auditions for the role of a a fierce female to play an assassin in our stylish short film. This protagonist will also be the model in our photo shoot, where the images will be directly related to the film. It's a volunteer position that's remunerated with tasty catering, great company, and the benefit of working with extremely talented artists. Contact ANI for more details! ani [at] gurufilms.biz"

  • Posted April 6th, 2010: MFG member Cynthia Knight writes: "I've recently joined the Montreal-based production company Cirrus Communications as a development executive and we’re looking for great English-language TV projects." More info at Facebook.

  • Posted April 6th, 2010: MFG member Paul van dem Boom writes: "Montreal production company looking for feature film scripts. For info please visit: http://www.boompictures.ca"

  • Posted April 6th, 2010: MFG member Ivan Rubio writes: "Come celebrate the annual gala of the AAVA Academy of Art Video Art, Wednesday, April 7th at 9pm at Sala Rosa (4848 St-Laurent). Come and support." http://naccarato.org/AAVA/

  • Posted April 6th, 2010: MFG member Paul Ronca of Just For Laughs writes: "CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! (WEB, TV & FILM PROJECTS): The Just for Laughs Comedy Conference (3rd Edition, July 15-17, 2010) is inviting you — the writers, showrunners, producers and performers on the cutting edge of comedy — to present your projects for the web, television or the big screen to a panel of leading comedy industry executives and decision-makers in an open-forum pitch session. The official categories are 1) Pitching a TV Series; 2) Pitching a Multi-Platform WEB Series; and 3) Comedy Bootcamp for FILM presented by the 2010 Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab, a Canadian Film Centre film program, in collaboration with Just For Laughs. A maximum of three (3) projects from each category will be selected to present in this unique opportunity and gain unparalleled access to top comedy industry professionals. Submission Deadline – TV Series and Multi-Platform Web Series: May 1st, 2010. Submission Deadline – Comedy Bootcamp for Film: May 15th, 2010. For more info visit: http://www.hahaha.com/conference"

  • Posted April 6th, 2010: MFG member Karina Garcia Casanova writes: "You are invited you to 7 [at] 9 DOC Québec: Classe de maître sur l'art de l'entrevue. In partnership with Femmes du cinéma de la télévision et des nouveaux médias (FCTNM). Pepita Ferrari, director of Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary discusses her experience of interviewing more than thirty filmmakers - including Albert Maysles, Errol Morris, Alanis Obomsawin, Michel Brault, Nick Broomfield, Kim Longinotto Jean-Xavier de Lestrade – and how she encouraged them to share their insight into the craft. $12 / $8 members of DOC + ARRQ + Students. Thursday, April 8 at 7:00pm, Cinérobothèque ONF. Suggested reservation : info [at] docquebec.ca Facebook page.

  • Posted April 6th, 2010: MFG member Karina Mariano writes: "The Montreal Underground Film Festival (MUFF), was started 5 years ago by Zoe Brown and partner Karina Mariano in response to what they felt was a disappearance of artistic wealth in the independent, underground film community. They have worked long hard hours to bring this years 5th Annual MUFF, with some of the best film and video yet to be seen this May 13, 14, 15. But they can't do it without the help of a MUFF survival party!!! We are preparing an evening of the best of MUFF over the last four years and we hope you will join us in this recounting of some very exceptional, vibrant work. Come and show your support for local, international and underground cinema by attending this once in a life time fund-raising event. The doors open at six pm and the screenings will soon follow. It's being held Monday, April 12th, 6pm, at THE GREEN ROOM: 5386, St. Laurent Blvd. (between St.Viateur and Fairmount). With all of your support and desire to culturally contribute to our fabulous city we know we can do it bigger and better for the 5th MUFF spectacular. We hope to see you and your friends there!!!! XXX Zoe and Karina" http://muff514.com

  • Posted April 3rd, 2010: MFG member Tyson Hodgson writes: "Creative editor looking to collaborate with like minded people on your documentary or short film. Contact: cutaboveaverage [at] gmail.com"

  • Affiché le 26 mars 2010 : Membre MFG Isabelle L'Italien de PRIM nous écrit : "Aide à la création: PRIM offre un rabais de 50% sur tous ses équipements de production et de postproduction. Ce programme s'adresse aux artistes en audio, vidéo, film et nouveaux médias. Toutes les propositions de productions indépendantes sont admissibles, tous genres et toutes durées. Exploration Surround: PRIM offre 75% de rabais sur son temps d'utilisation du studio de son. Le studio peut être utilisé à des fins de recherche, d'enregistrement, de montage, de mixage et de mastering pour un maximum de 100 heures d'utilisation. Consultez le communiqué ICI. Date de tombée : 20 avril 2010"

  • Posted March 26th, 2010: MFG member Nadia Rona of Elite Casting writes: "Upcoming on-camera audition workshop. Sunday, April 18, 2010, from 9:30 a.m to 7:00 p.m. Fee: $125. Location: Elite Casting, 3981 Blvd. St. Laurent, suite 310. MAXIMUM 12 PARTICIPANTS FOR EACH SESSION. All interested participants please send your photo and resume to: nadia [at] elitecastingcanada.com More info. Read feedback from previous students.

  • Posted March 26th, 2010: MFG member Carole Zucker writes: "I am giving a Scene Study Workshop starting in May that is invaluable for film directors. I've had many directors who've gone on to make feature films in the workshop. My website is http://www.actingworkshops.info"

  • Posted March 26th, 2010: Debbie Mackay writes: "Write and Sell to Hollywood; Bob Kosberg, Hollywood producer in Montreal (Sat. April 17, Holiday Inn, 420 Sherbrooke St., tel.438-887-4710) & Toronto (May 22, Intercontinental Toronto Ctr., tel., 416-906-9869) for one day seminar!"

  • Affiché le 26 mars 2010 : Les RIDM nous écrit: "Les inscriptions pour l'édition 2010 sont maintenant ouvertes! La 13e édition des RIDM aura lieu du 10 au 21 novembre 2010. Cliquez ICI pour accéder au formulaire d'inscription ainsi qu'aux règlements et à la liste du matériel de présentation requis. Merci de votre intérêt pour notre festival, et à bientôt!"

  • Posted March 20th, 2010: MFG member Ivo Cimmino writes: "I have recently edited a video to participate a contest. I thought to share this with you, so I can have your opinion, but also, I have to admit, to generate some traffic. If you are interested, here's the link: http://bit.ly/bJb9Hc"

  • Posted March 20th, 2010: The NFB's Work For All writes: "À compter du 21 mars 2010, allez à www.latetedelemploi.onf.ca pour voir des films sur le racisme en milieu de travail. Téléchargez les films sur votre ordinateur ou votre cellulaire, partagez-les avec vos amis et dites-nous comment vous vous en servez pour provoquer le changement. Mobilisons-nous pour mettre un terme à la discrimination raciale! // Starting March 21, 2010 - International Day to End Racial Discrimination, visit www.workforall.nfb.ca weekly, to watch new films, share them with friends and tell us how you are getting mobilized to confront racism."

  • Posted March 20th, 2010: MFG member Nikila Cole writes: "Production Coordinator, Assistant Director, makeup person needed for short BravoFACT film shoot in Montreal. Also looking for an old car from the 40's. Please contact Nikila [at] primus.ca

  • Posted March 20th, 2010: MFG member Josh Kimmel writes: "Running Hooks Pictures is currently developing their next feature film. We are currently looking for a screenwriter to develop our idea into a feature length script. As the script will deal with the poker world, the writer MUST have a vast amount of poker knowledge. This person must know the culture, lifestyle and specific lingo of the poker world. Please only contact us if you meet both criteria. Also, compensation for the completed script will be paid to the writer upon the film going into pre-production. An investor is fully on board, but needs to see the script before any final decisions can be made. You can check out www.runninghookspictures.com for details on the company. Please email us at runninghookspictures [at] gmail.com for information on exactly what we'll be looking for.'

  • Posted March 13th, 2010: MFG member Harlie Dover writes: "CitizenSHIFT Media in Action Workshops - A new series of digital media workshops designed especially for educators and community organizers. This first workshop will guide you from Storyboard to YouTube, offering a hands-on approach to using film and visual media in your classrooms and community groups. March 26th from 9:30am - 4:30pm. McGill University's Education Bldg - 3700 McTavish. $35 - includes taxes, indoor parking and lunch! To RSVP: http://mediaaction.eventbrite.com/ Reach Harlie at: workshops [at] citizenshift.org More info."

  • Posted March 13th, 2010: MFG member Tyler Gibb writes: "Friends, Domestic violence is not a popular topic. But music is. And with music as our spoonful of sugar, Refrain is a film that makes an unpopular topic easier to swallow. Easier to talk about. I am very happy to announce that Refrain is now available on DVD & VOD (Video On Demand). Word of mouth (and word of "mouse") is the only way for us to get the word out about Refrain and its message of non-violence. I hope that you will support our effort by seeing our movie, listening to our music and sharing your discovery with others. Refrain is not the answer, it is only the beginning of the conversation. Thank you! All the info about our DVD & VOD (as well as free music & a new trailer) can be found at: http://tylergibb.com/refrain"

  • Posted March 13th, 2010: MFG member Barry Lazar writes: "I am very pleased to tell you that our film - Il était deux fois un jardin / Twice Upon a Garden, about Quebec's famed Reford Gardens, is in official competition at FIFA. There are three showings. I hope you can join us. Details are on the FIFA site www.artfifa.com/"

  • Posted March 13th, 2010: MFG member Garry Beitel writes: "reFrame Films is proud to announce that our new feature documentary,The "Socalled" Movie, a film by Garry Beitel produced by Barry Lazar and Ravida Din (NFB), co-produced with The National Film Board of Canada, will make its debut Tuesday, March 16 on YouTube. It will be spotlighted on the home page of YouTube as one of four feature films inaugurating a new Video on Demand (VOD) service. Watch the trailer and follow the excitement at http://www.youtube.com/user/socalledmovie (For the time being, download rentals will only be possible in the US)"

  • Posted March 13th, 2010: MFG member Marlene Millar writes: "Our new film Quarantaine will be screening at FIFA. Tuesday, March 23 - 21h Place des Arts - Cinquième Salle - followed by a discussion with the multidisciplinary team behind Quarantaine. Also screens Wednesday, March 24 - 18h30 at Cinéma ONF. Hope to see you there! Based on Charmaine LeBlanc's stage production Quarantaine 4 x 4, the film QUARANTAINE directed by Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer takes us through the twists and turns of the masculine identity. Four male dancers in their forties - Marc Béland, Marc Daigle, Benoît Lachambre and Ken Roy confront middle age head-on." Facebook. www.artfifa.com/

  • Posted March 13th, 2010: MFG member Caroline Rompré writes: "The Montreal Film Festival on the Environment (FFEM) team is proud to present the program of its second edition which will be held at Cinéma du Parc from March 26th through April 1st. During this seven-day festival, the public will discover seven thought-provoking films selected to provide challenging points of view on the environmental issues facing our planet. Each feature screening will be preceded by a presentation and some of them will be followed with a Q & A period where the public will be invited to comment on the subject matter raised in the film. Experts on the issues will be on hand to provide comments and to answer all queries." Tickets and further info on the films being shown can be found HERE.

  • Posted March 13th, 2010: MFG member Julia Lenardon writes: "March/April sessions for Voice Production and General American Accent group sessions for MFG members who are interested. More info."

  • Posted March 13th, 2010: Call for Submissions: J.I. Segal Awards 2010/Appel aux candidats pour les Prix J.I. Segal 2010: Competition in 8 categories/Les prix sont décernés dans 8 catégories. Submissions must be received by April 30, 2010. Toutes les candidatures doivent être reçues avant le 30 avril 2010. More info/Plus d'info

  • Posted March 13th, 2010: MFG member Anne-Marie Perrotta writes: "Media [at] McGill and the Writers Guild of Canada are pleased to present a panel of accomplished English-language feature-film writers on Friday, March 26, 2010, from 6:30 to 8:30pm in room 232 of the Leacock Building at McGill University. The past year has seen the work of several Montreal feature writers achieve strong success, from international acclaim and distribution deals to festival awards. Our four panelists will talk about the realities of being a feature writer living in Quebec and Canada. They will discuss craft, financing, festivals, distribution and their favourite films. Friday, March 26, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Room 232 of the Leacock Building at McGill University. Featuring: Steve Galluccio (Mambo Italiano), Mark A. Krupa (The Wild Hunt), Doug Taylor (Splice), Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky). To attend, please RSVP to gringamp [at] sympatico.ca. More info."

  • Posted March 13th, 2010: MFG member Jared Bratt wrirtes: "Come to the screening for the new short film I directed, HOKUM. Come check out a lot of hard work and a flik I am so proud of. Saturday, March 20th, 9:30pm, VA-114 (Concordia Fine Arts Building) 1395 René Lévesque W./Bishop. Trailer. Facebook.

  • Posted March 13, 2010: MFG member Paul Ronca writes: "Do you have a great feature-length comedy, documentary or short film? Here's your chance to submit it to the 14th edition of Just For Laughs Film which will be held from July 7-18, 2010, during the prestigious International Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada. Your film could be selected to be screened amongst the best comedy films in the world. Entry deadline: April 30th, 2010. For more info visit: http://www.hahaha.com/film/en

  • Posted March 10th, 2010: MFG member Nikila Cole writes: "Job Posting: Nikila Cole is shooting a BravoFACT short drama in Montreal mid-spring. Crewing up and looking for no/lo budget help in pre-production and production team. Currently need production coordinator, locations, set and wardrobe design. Please send resume and references to Nikila [at] primus.ca."

  • Posted March 4th, 2010: The Segal Centre has a limited number of free tickets to offer MFG members for the upcoming play at the Segal Centre: 'Old Wicked Songs'. These tickets are for the performance on Wed. March 10th at 8pm. To read about the play click HERE. Interested? Please email Maurice Revah at the Segal Centre: mrevah [at] segalcentre.org Let him know you heard about this from "The MFG". Indicate how many tickets you'd like (max. 2). Indicate your full name, your guest's full name and your telephone numbers and email addresses too (important)."

  • Posted March 4th, 2010: Just For Laughs writes: "Expanding on a collaboration started last year, Comedy Bootcamp for Film is presented by the 2010 Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab, a CFC Film program, in collaboration with Just For Laughs. The Bootcamp is a precursor to those individuals interested in the 2010 Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab. It is designed to offer a community of aspiring and established Canadian comedy talent high-level insights about the dos and don’ts of developing feature comedy films. In order to apply filmmakers must meet the eligibility requirements of the 2010 Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab available March 15 at www.cfccreates.com and www.hahaha.com/conference. Three teams will be invited to participate in the Bootcamp and will present their five-minute pitch presentations to a panel of comedy experts. Each presentation will be followed by a round of feedback and a 45-minute script meeting with a selected panellist to discuss their script in greater detail. This feedback will be a valuable benefit to Bootcamp participants when they submit their pitch to the 2010 Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab in August."

  • Affiché le 4 mars, 2010: Membre MFG Éric Falardeau nous écrit: "C'est avec grand plaisir que je vous annonce la sélection du court-métrage CAM SHOT (super 8mm, 4 minutes, noir et blanc, 2008) par le X-FEST! Le X-Fest est un festival sud-africain. De nombreux long-métrages et un programme de court-métrages seront présentés du 5 au 7 mars 2010. La projection aura lieu ce vendredi 5 mars à 20h30 au Labia Theatre (68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa). Au programme, des films venant entre autre d'Afrique du Sud, de l'Allemagne et du Canada (c'est-à-dire Cam Shot)! Le site du festival : http://www.xfest.org/ Le lien Facebook de l'événement ICI. Plus d'information sur Cam Shot : www.thanatofilms.com Merci à Paul Andre Blom du X Fest. Bravo à toute l'équipe."

  • Posted March 4th, 2010: MFG member Kris Leblanc writes: "Currently looking for work, paid or unpaid, looking for audio post production or sound recordist work. I have a portable studio, a laptop with Pro Tools & Digidesign Mini, works perfectly for mobile recording. I can also get equipment, boom mics, etc at great rates. Please call me 514-971-2197 or krisl100 [at] hotmail.com"

  • Posted March 3rd, 2010: MFG member Claudia Chin of 3C Consulting writes: "The Hudson Film Society and MACLEOD NINE PRODUCTIONS present 'After the war with Hannelore - A Berliner War Child’s Testimony, 1945-1989'. Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:30pm. Director: G. Scott MacLeod. Hudson Village Theatre: 28 Warf Road, Hudson, Quebec. The director will be present at the screening. More info and trailer: http://www.hudsonfilmsociety.ca/schedule.htm, http://www.macleod9.com/film_trailer.php"

  • Posted March 3rd, 2010: MFG member Ana Kawina writes: "Looking for camera operators/editors with own equipment for Ottawa to film a Haiti Benefit: funds will go to Doctors Without Borders. This will be happening at the Grun Vert Cafe www.grunvertcafe.com and synchronized in Ottawa with Daniel O'Connells Pub http://www.oconnellspub.ca. We have Ottawa on board for the same day. This Event will be a Showcase and Organized Jam of local talent. We would like to do something with Skype over the net to be able to connect in both cities, if possible. For now it would be unpaid everyone is volunteering their time for the charity. If we see we get enough sponsors to pay that person, it would be great! Event: Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 12pm to 3am, Grun Vert Cafe, 2041 St-Denis, Montreal. Also: 211 Wellington Street in Ottawa. You may contact Carlton Howard chowblues [at] myspace.com or Analoga analoga_k [at] myspace.com"

  • Posted March 3rd, 2010: MFG member Mila Aung-Thwin writes: "Hello there! Lots of great EyeSteelFilm news from the past few days: RIP! A REMIX MANIFESTO ("A Knockout!", Maclean's Magazine) was just nominated today for a GENIE, Canada's top film prize. Congrats Brett! See the film here, in HD, for free: www.nfb.ca/film/rip_a_remix_manifesto/ LAST TRAIN HOME, "a beautifully shot, haunting and haunted large-scale portrait," (Manhola Dargis, New York Times) just had a great opening weekend at the Varsity Cinema in Toronto. Please go see it in the cinema! It has won several international prizes including the top prize at IDFA, and was the "best film at Sundance" according to NPR. In April, it will play several festivals including SXSW and MoMa's New Directors / New Films. Hopefully we will be able to announce a U.S. distributor soon. www.last-train.com GAMBLING BOYS, "an eye-opening film about youth gambling" (Montreal Gazette), premiered this week on CBC's THE PASSIONATE EYE. The film takes you into the world of teen gambling. www.gamblingboys.ca Our film ANTOINE won the Pierre and Yolande Perrault prize at the Rendez Vous du Cinema Quebecois. It was also nominated for a JUTRA Award (Quebec's top film award). Congrats to director Laura Bari and Antoine Houang. www.antoine-film.com TAQWACORE: The Birth of Punk Islam will be playing in Prague (ONE WORLD), Stockholm (Tempo), and having its U.S. premiere next week at South By Southwest. We've signed for U.S. theatrical distribution with KINO/Lorber Films. www.taqwacore.com More details on www.eyesteelfilm.com about new films by Eric Roach Denis, Halima Ouardiri, Daniel Cross, Mitchell Kezin, Tony Asimakopolis, Yung Chang, Mia Donovan, Linda Vastrik, Richard Boyce and Marie-Eve Tremblay. Thanks! Mila"

  • Posted March 2nd, 2010: Ezra Soiferman, MFG Director, writes: "Thank you to the 100+ members who came out to the Segal Centre's ArtLounge and CinemaSpace on Monday, March 1st for the MFG's most recent networking party. c'était un evenement fantastique! Stay tuned for our next party announcement. If you're not yet an MFG member, please join HERE for free."

  • Posted March 1st, 2010: MFG member ELAN writes: "Telefilm and other federal agencies provide financial and professional support for official language minority communities which includes Anglophones inside Quebec. The English Language Arts Network is conducting a survey of English-speakers working in Film/TV/ and New Media production in Quebec. Your responses will help ELAN in its consultations with these agencies to improve their policies, and create new programs in support of Film/TV/ New Media production in Quebec. Please fill-out the short anonymous on-line questionnaire. It should take no more than 15 minutes and must be completed by March 15. The results will be made available to respondents. Thank you very much."

  • Affiché le 1er mars 2010 : Membre MFG ELAN nous écrit : "En vertu de la Loi sur les langues officielles, Téléfilm Canada et d'autres agences fédérales apportent leur aide financière et professionnelle aux communautés en situation de langue minoritaire au Canada. Le English Language Arts Network (ELAN) effectue un sondage auprès des anglophones oeuvrant dans l'industrie du cinéma, de la télévision et des nouveaux médias au Québec. En répondant à ce questionnaire, vous favoriserez le processus de consultation qu'ELAN souhaite entreprendre avec ces agences afin d'améliorer leurs politiques et créer de nouveaux programmes visant à soutenir la production cinématographique, télévisuelle et néomédiatique au Québec. Nous vous invitons à remplir ce questionnaire anonyme sur internet. Cela ne devrait prendre que quelques minutes de votre temps. Le date limite est le 15 mars. Merci."

  • Posted March 1st, 2010: First Person Digital writes: "First Person Digital : On behalf of the National Film Board of Canada and Studio XX we want thank all participants and collaborators for making the first phase of First Person Digital so rich and rewarding. As the application deadline is Monday, March 1 by midnight, we wish you all the best! Please note that we do not accept .pdf applications. Remember to read the guidelines and apply today!" // First Person Digital : Au nom de l'Office national du film du Canada et du Studio XX, nous tenons à remercier tous les participant-e-s et collaboratrices qui ont rendu la première phase du projet First Person Digital [le numérique à la première personne] si enrichissante. Veuillez noter que nous n'acceptons pas de candidatures format .pdf. N'oubliez pas de consulter les lignes directrices et de postuler aujourd'hui! Date de tombée : 1er mars à minuit."

  • Posted March 1st, 2010: MFG member Frédéric Leclair writes: "Poodle Films is proud to invite you to browse its new website. The website has been launched on February the 10th, 2010. You will be able to read about and watch the trailer for Totem & Taboo, the first feature-length film by Montréal based writer/director, Frédéric Leclair. The movie has been produced independently by the director with private funding. An Electronic Press Kit (EPK) will soon be available for TV, Press or any other electronic media outlets interested. http://www.poodlefilms.com"

  • Posted February 25th, 2010: MFG member Lily Lanken writes: "Check out M60 at Nuit Blanche this weekend! M60 will be participating at the 2010 Montreal Nuit Blanche, on Saturday, February 27. From 1pm-2am, we will be based at the New City Gas Co building in Griffintown (140-141 Ann Street, near Bonaventure metro), screening M60 2008 and 2009 and running zoetrope-making workshops - all FREE, FREE, FREE. We'll also have yummy popcorn and will be telling everyone about the festival. There are tons of great events going on at the Griffintown base that night, and throughout Montreal, all free. We hope you'll stay up late and come say hi!" More info at Facebook.

  • Affiché le 25 février, 2010: Le FFDPM nous écrit: "Ne détournez pas le regard ! Rendez-vous du 11 au 21 mars prochains, pour la 5e édition du Festival de Films sur les Droits de la Personne de Montréal qui aura lieu, dans le cadre de la 11e Semaine d'Action Contre le Racisme, aux Cinéma du Parc, Cinéma ONF et Cinéma Parallèle ! Le cinéaste Charles Binamé, auteur de films empreints d’empathie et d’une grande humanité, nous fera l’honneur d’être le porte parole de ce 5e FFDPM. Le FFDPM vous offrira cette année encore de grands moments de cinéma, dénonçant les injustices et inégalités sociales dans le monde, tout en révélant d’exceptionnels gestes de générosité et de solidarité, à travers 63 films de documentaires, de fictions et d’animation. Tarifs et informations sur la billetterie du site FFDPM: http://www.ffdpm.com. Suivez également l’actualité du FFDPM sur Facebook."

  • Posted February 25th, 2010: MFG member Lois Siegel writes: "Gambling Boys, a documentary produced by EyeSteelFilm in association with CBC, delves in to the world of teen gambling, a world that offers excitement, the potent allure of making big money, and as many are discovering, the potential for serious addiction problems. With the barrage of marketing campaigns, television coverage of poker tournaments, and easy access to online gaming, it is no surprise that teens are increasingly affected... Gambling Boys, directed and written by Laura Turek, offers a poignant and lively picture of teens’ fascination with gambling and the harsh consequences of getting hooked. The film was produced by Sally Bochner and Tamara Lynch, and executive producers Mila Aung Thwin and Daniel Cross. Lois Siegel: Still Photography and Research. GAMBLING BOYS will premiere on THE PASSIONATE EYE on CBC News Network on Monday March 1st at 10pmET, repeating at 1amET. The film will also have a repeat telecast on Sunday March 7th on THE PASSIONATE EYE on CBC News Network on at 8pmET. More info and trailer HERE."

  • Posted February 25th, 2010: MFG member Marie-France Laval writes: "Conference and discussion on re-using film/video contents in multiplatform projects - What are the possibilities and legal considerations? Carte Blanche Multiplateforme : Copyright-Copyleft. Featuring Brett Gaylor, filmmaker, EyeSteelFilm, MFG co-founder and filmmaker of RIP! a remix manifesto and Remy Khouzam, Associate lawyer, Lussier & Khouzam - Organized by WIFT-Montreal (FCTNM), INIS and RPM - March 3rd, 5pm - Astral Private Theatre - 30$ - register at http://www.fctnm.ca."

  • Posted February 25th, 2010: MFG member Paul Neudorf writes: "Hi, MFG members: Last Sunday we recorded the music for my soon-to-be released film Strands at the Conservatoire de musique et d'arts dramatique Québec. Composer Gabriel Dharmoo directed the music, consisting of harpsichord (Jean-Willy Kunz), marimba (Olivier Maranda) and clarinet/bass clarinet (François Gagné). Jean-François Blouin recorded the sound. The film is getting closer and closer to be finished! The final mix will be at the NFB mid-April. Here's a link to see photos of the recording: http://www.paulneudorf.com/gallery/ Best! Paul."

  • Posted February 25th, 2010: MFG member Shahriar El Kosht writes: "Hello fellow MFG members! I immigrated to Montreal from Argentina and would like to join projects to work on doing what I love. Skills include: direction, editing, cameraman, producing. Genres: documentary, fiction, commercials. Here's my film/TV portfolio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbpJpBE5OGM Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish and average Italian. Contact me if you need a hand and would like to make use of my skills and enthusiasm. Thanks! el_koshtshahriar at yahoo.com"

  • Posted February 25th, 2010: Roots National Challenge. Radio Canada International is looking for original productions, in all styles, that present a story about your roots or lack of. Avant-garde, sit-com, short docs, all styles are welcome in video, animated shorts, photo essays, anything that shows the story in a visual form! $13,000 in prizes: Sony camcorder, iMac, iPhone, iPod Touch, etc... Deadline for entry: March 7, 2010. More info about the contest here. Version francais ici.

  • Posted February 24th, 2010: MFG member ELAN (English Language Arts Network) writes: "ELAN Mentorship for Artists Program: This program launches March 1st 2010 and is designed to facilitate the success of artists by providing them knowledge and expertise they need to make good creative and business decisions. Over a six-month period, established artist mentors will support, guide and encourage emerging artists who have demonstrated a commitment to their practice. If you would like to be a mentor or be mentored, please download the application forms at www.quebec-elan.org"

  • Posted February 23rd, 2010: Doc Challenge writes: "Now in it’s 5th year, the Emmy-nominated International Documentary Challenge returns to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. This year's challenge takes place March 4-8, 2010 with the Hot Docs premiere of the Finalists in early May. The Doc Challenge is a fun and innovative competition that will push your documentary skills to the limit. If you're new to the idea, it's very simple: Filmmakers from around the world are given a genre (Character Study, Music, 1st Person, etc.) and a theme (such as "Change". Participants then have 5 days to develop, produce and edit a 4 to 7 minute non-fiction film. The result is an exhilarating five days for the filmmakers, and, as the films reveal, a joy for the audiences at Hot Docs and beyond. Registration is now open. Entry forms can be found here."

  • Affiché le 23 février, 2010 : Membre MFG Alexandra Guité nous écrit : "Mon documentaire L'île sera présenté aux RVCQ le samedi 27 à 15h à l'auditorium de la Grande Bibliothèque lors d'un retour sur l'expérience de création «L'INIS à Gaspé». Synopsis: Retour aux sources des descendants des anciens habitants de l'île Bonaventure, jadis expropriés brutalement en 1971. Rencontre poignante avec le dernier survivant de 91 ans. HD / 15m15s / Couleur / 2009 Lien RVCQ"

  • Posted February 23rd, 2010: MFG member Ivo Cimmino writes: "Check out my latest short movie, AC act. An Air Canada retiree, finds some old super 8 reels from the time he was working at the company. He start to watch the with his daughter while talking about the company history and about the exodus of specialised jobs toward countries in the developing world. Watch the film HERE."

  • Posted February 23rd, 2010: MFG member Algis Kemezys writes: "Photographic Portraits of Sacred Sadhus at the 2010 Maha Kumbh Mela, Haridwar, India. The worlds oldest and largest religious Festival. Photos by Algis Kemezys. The festival is currently in progress until April of this year. These are the images I made around filming my current documentary called Kumbh Mela Blues. Link to photos series.

  • Posted Feb 23rd, 2010: MFG member David Uloth writes: "Hi there everyone, I hope winter’s treating you all well. If you’re going to go out and wander around the city during La Nuit Blanche next week, you might want to stroll over to the Ciné-parc to check out my film, La Lili à Gilles, which is playing there thanks to the Rendez-vous du cinema québécois festival. Chloé, Sacha, and I should be there and it would be great to see you. Plus, the screenings are free and I hear they’ve got heated seats! February 27, between 6pm to midnight. Place Pasteur on St-Denis, between Ste-Catherine and De Maisonneuve. La Lili à Gilles had a pretty busy film festival life, screening at 50 festivals around the world and winning several prizes (Best Canadian Short at the FFM, Best Québécois film at Trouville, etc.). And, if any of you are going to be in Brazilia in Brazil next month, you can catch it playing at their Francophonie Film Festival, programmed in part by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. If you can’t make it to Brazil, don’t worry about it: it’s also going to be broadcast on June 21 at 9pm on Télé-Québec with the feature film La moité gauche du frigo… See you there! RVCQ link. "

  • Posted February 22nd, 2010: MFG member Tyler Gibb writes: "Refrain DVD/VOD Launch Party: Following its festival screenings in 2009 where it was met with critical success, Refrain will finally be released on DVD and VOD internationally in March. To celebrate this occasion you are invited to join the cast and crew of Refrain on March 6th in Montreal for a night of music from the movie to be performed by Refrain's own Vidya Lutchman and her band. We'll also be screening selected scenes from the film and discounted DVDs will be available. The launch party will take place at Burritoville on the 2nd flr., 2055 Bishop, from 8 to 11pm. Admission is free. Additional information can be found on our Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/9CYOxb. More information about Vidya Lutchman and her band can be found at http://vidyalutchman.com"

  • Posted February 22nd, 2010: MFG member Robyne Baruchel writes: "Business of Acting Seminar: Ready to approach an Agent to represent you but not sure how? Don't know where to go to get a professional head shot? Can't figure out how to prepare your acting resume? Wondering if you are with the right agent? Have to self-tape but you don't even know what it means? Can't figure out how to get into the Union? Not sure if you're being scammed? COME FIND OUT! Building a successful career in the acting profession can be difficult, frustrating and sometimes... even a bit scary. In these extensive 3 hour BUSINESS of acting seminars, Robyne uses her "odd skill set" to coach the fundamentals of the acting profession to aspiring performers. Her casual style makes these seminars a great place to learn exactly what tools you must have to present and promote yourself as a PROFESSIONAL PERFORMER in the film and television industry. If you are in the Montreal area, this is definitely the place to get answers to all your questions! Next Seminar: SUNDAY MARCH 7, 2010, 10:00am to 1:00pm, Location: 505 Place St. Henri (across from St. Henri Metro, corner Notre Dame). Registration Fee: $75. Deadline for registration: FEBRUARY 28, 2010." More info at the event's Facebook page. Visit Robyne's web site too.

  • Posted February 22nd, 2010: CFTAU writes: "Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University Presents: The REEL Israel Festival. Exciting new talent is emerging from Israel and Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television winning Oscar Nominations and Awards from the world’s most distinguished International Festivals. The REEL Israel Festival will introduce the Montreal public for the first time to four outstanding, Oscar-Nominated, prize-winning Tel Aviv University student films: This is a Premiere not to be missed! Guest of Honour: Lior Geller ("Roads") - Meet this dynamic, up-and-coming, film director. Thursday March 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Corona Theatre, 2490 Rue Notre Dame Ouest. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Please reserve now. For tickets and/or information, visit www.reelisraelfestival.com or call 514-344-3417. To read the synopses, click HERE. TICKETS: Students (With ID): Advanced Tickets $5.00; At the Door $8.00 General: Advanced Tickets $12.00; At the Door $15.00 Friends: $100 (Reserved Seating) General Admission, English Subtitles."

  • Affiché le 22 février, 2010: Membre MFG Volatile Works nous écrit : Notre dernier film collectif sera projeté au Rendez-Vous cette année / Volatile Work's latest short collective film, Filth (ou comment j'ai vu le jour), will be shown at this year's Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois: FILTH, OU COMMENT J'AI VU LE JOUR, 8m00s, Couleur, 2009, V.O. : francaise, anglaise. Kaléidoscope de fantasmes et d’images érotiques créé à partir d’archives visuelles remontant jusqu’aux années 1930. Pornographie gaie, lesbienne et bisexuelle, avec matelots, loups-garous, ménages à trois et… une femme carotte. Plus d'info. Filth will be shown as part of the screening / sera projété dans le programme: Les Histoires de S... Court métrage de fiction, Mercredi 24 février, 21h45, Cinémathèque québécoise - salle Claude-Jutra. Plus d'info. Aussi, le court métrage Breakfast in Leningrad de Witkacy de Volatile Works sera projeté dans le programme, Espace et urbanité, Samedi 27 février, 16h00, Cinémathèque québécoise - salle Claude-Jutra. Plus d'info. Venez passer nous voir au Rendez-Vous/ Come and check it out! http://www.volatileworks.org/

  • Posted February 22nd, 2010: MFG member Marc Ostrick of eGuiders writes: "Check out the best short films and web videos at http://www.eguiders.com/. Plus, learn about the future of web filmmaking and building your own HD studio at the eGuiders Spark Series.

  • Affiché le 22 février, 2010: Membre MFG RFAVQ nous écrit : "Ne ratez pas votre formation RFAVQ à venir prochainement !"

  • Affiché le 22 février, 2010: Membre MFG Claudia Chin de 3C – GESTION D’AFFAIRES POUR ARTISTES Vous invite à un court métrage documentaire présenté par Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois: L'APRÈS-GUERRE AVEC HANNELORE, réalisé par membre MFG G. Scott MacLeod. Maniant simultanément pellicule, archives, photographies d’époque, animations faites au crayon et séquences en direct, G. Scott MacLeod esquisse un portrait émouvant et personnel de l’inoubliable Hannelore et propose une réflexion sur ce que signifie réellement avoir grandi à Berlin après la Seconde Guerre mondiale. La série Documentaire est présentée par Télé-Québec. Mercredi, le 24 février 2010 à 20 heures. Cinémathèque Québécoise (salle Fernand Séguin), 335 boul. de Maisonneuve est. Lien RVCQ. Lien de l'artiste ICI.

  • Posted February 19th, 2010: MFG member Mila Aung-Thwin writes: "Come check out EyeSteelFilm this week at the Rendez Vous du Cinema Quebecois (www.rvcq.com): Today (Feb 19) at 5pm, a panel/cocktail with several members of the EyeSteelFilm gang as we discuss our creative process, and our filmmaking achievements over the years: "UN PETIT VERRE ? UN 5 À 7 ! : EYESTEELFILM, UNE CONTRIBUTION EXCEPTIONNELLE AU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS 2009 À 17h, Cinémathèque québécoise - Espace cocktail. Info on the event. Avec Daniel Cross, Mila Aung-Thwin et d'autres members de l'équipe EyeSteelFilm. EyeSteelFilm est une boîte de production engagée dans sa communauté, concernée par les enjeux sociaux mondiaux. Daniel Cross et sa bande ont une façon unique de s'emparer du documentaire et des médias interactifs pour mettre à l'ordre du jour des sujets boudés par les médias de masse." EyeSteelFilm Screenings at the RVCQ: Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam - directed by Omar Majeed, Séance 018 - Vendredi 19 février - 21h45 Cinéma ONF. Antoine (Jutra nominated) - directed by Laura Bari, Vendredi 26 février, 17h15, Cinéma ONF *En présence d'Antoine (protagoniste) et Sophie Farkas Bolla (monteuse). Last Train Home (Jutra nominated) - directed by Lixin Fan, Samedi 20 février, 17h15, Cinéma ONF. Ali Shan - directed by Yung Chang, Samedi 20 février, 17h15, Cinéma ONF. Thanks, hope to see you at the fest! Mila"

  • Posted February 19th, 2010: MFG member Geoffrey Uloth writes: "I am writing to announce that I currently have two short films screening at this year's Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois. These will probably be my last short films for a while since I am now concentrating on features, so check them out! I hope to see you there: ONE LAST DANCE: 18 Feb 17:15 Cinémateque Québecois- Salle Claude-Jutra, Directed by Richard Lehun. AMONG FRIENDS: 26 Feb 21:45 Cinémateque Québecois- Salle Claude-Jutra, Directed by Geoffrey Uloth. More info at http://www.rvcq.com/festival"

  • Posted February 19th, 2010: MFG member Paula J. Davis writes: "The new film I star in, The Ante, has been selected to screen at the 28th edition of the « Rendez-vous du cinéma québéçois ». Screening will take place February 26th at Cinéma Quartier Latin, 350 rue Emery. The film’s director M. Perrier as well as main actors P. Burke and P. Davis will be attending. The picture has been nominated for the Gilles-Carle award which aims to recognize achievement in film direction for a first or second narrative feature. RVCQ page for the film and trailer here. Tickets: $9.

  • Affiché le 19 février, 2010 : Membre MFG Vidéographe nous écrit : "La trente-troisième rencontre du club d'utilisateurs de PureData de Montréal aura lieu à Vidéographe Production, 4550, rue Garnier (coin Mont-Royal) le dimanche 21 février 2010, de 13h00 à 17h00." Plus d'info. Aussi: SHARE MTL, à l'affût de moments de magie et de complicité ! Soirées d'explorations et d'improvisations libres entre artistes, de présentations d'artistes et de partage ... pour découvrir de nouveaux talents ... pour vous découvrir des pistes de création inusitées. SHARE MTL is an informal open jam -- an evening of experimental collaboration between artists working in audio / video and performance. Plus d'info. www.sharemtl.org

  • Affiché le 19 février, 2010 : Membre MFG Giovanni Princigalli nous écrit: "Bonjour à tout le monde. Je donne des ateliers en écriture de dialogues (pour les scénarios) aux Services Activités Culturelles (SAC) de l'Université de Montréal les samedis 20 mars et 27 mars de 9h30 à 16h30. Les prix sont fixés par la SAC. Pour s'inscrire ou informations : http://www.sac.umontreal.ca CV: http://www.diversiteartistique.org/repertoire/giovanni_princigalli"

  • Affiché le 19 février, 2010 : Membre MFG Simon Lacroix nous écrit: "Encore une fois cette année Total Crap participe à la Nuit blanche du Festival Montréal en Lumière. Au Menu: Six heures de Total Crap! Les meilleurs moments des cinq premiers Total Crap qui vous feront voir le pire de la télé et du cinéma. Aussi, pour la première fois à Montréal, notre spécial Total Crap science fiction et fantastique d'une durée de près d'une heure. Baptiste sur Masson, 3014 rue Masson, 27 février, 21h. Seulement 5$ à la porte. Il n'y a pas de billets en vente à l'avance. Veuillez noter qu'il y a eu un changement et c'est bel et bien au Baptiste sur Masson que ça a lieu et non au Vol de Nuit. Total Crap. Nuit blanche."

  • Posted February 19th, 2010: MFG member Lea Nakonechny writes: "My film Edge of the Desert will have its Quebec premiere as part of the 28th edition of Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, screening in the shorts program "Désirs troubles." Friday, Feburary 26th at 9:45 pm, salle Claude-Jutra, Cinémathèque québécoise (335, boul. de Maisonneuve Est, Montreal). I will be in attendance and the screening is open to the public. Tickets may be purchased at the festival box office or in advance by clicking here. For more information, please consult the film's page on the RVCQ website here. Hope to see you there!"

  • Posted February 19th, 2010: MFG member First Person Digital writes: "Last FPD event! Sunday Feb 21th, 2010 – Erica Priggen: Creating Content For Change--From a Woman's Perspective. At exCentris. RSVP necessary. More info and RSVP.

  • Posted February 19th, 2010: MFG member Anne Kmetyko writes: "Les Productions Mistral are pleased to announce that the short film The Cat in the Pan, directed by Anne Kmetyko will screen at the RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS this coming Friday February 19th at 5:15 pm. The film premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival this past August. Synopsis: Elizabeth a young actress, obtains a coveted audition card for the role of her life. The film is in competition in two categories: Le Prix de la Coop Vidéo and The Prix à l'Innovation ONF. We look forward to seeing you there!"

  • Posted February 19th, 2010: MFG member CitizenShift, a multimedia platform dedicated to media for social change, has just posted a new dossier featuring videos, photos, articles and more about the 2010 Olympics. This media-rich dossier, called Olympic Footprint can be seen here. To learn more about CitizenShift, click here.

  • Posted February 19th, 2010: MFG member Alisha Fisher writes: "Art show to raise funds for the S.P.C.A in Montreal. Thursday, February 25th, 3-9PM, MUCS, 2000 Northcliffe, suite 218, Vendome metro (5 min. walk). There will be photographs, paintings, print making and costumes for sale. I will be in costume: www.AlishaFisher.com Artists who wish to donate to the cause must drop off their art on Tuesday February 23 from 2 PM- 9PM."

  • Posted February 19th, 2010: MFG member YES Montreal writes: "Register for free to the YES Montreal Art Expo. Great networking. Over 40 booths featuring artists and arts groups in Montreal. The MFG will be represented by MFG director and co-founder Ezra Soiferman. Also present will be the QDF, QWF, ELAN and other groups and individual artists. Featuring 5 showcase performances on stage! Thursday, March 4, 2010, 6:30pm-9:00pm, Just for Laughs Museum – 5th Floor Loft, 2111 St-Laurent (just south of Sherbrooke). FREE." More info and RSVP.

  • Posted February 17th, 2010: MFG member Santino Lucia writes: "Cameraman needed for Global TV pilot series. Deferred payment. Shoot on Saturday, Feb. 20th. Shooting on Panasonic HPX3000 HD cameras (supplied). View website for info on show, http://www.canyourschoolrock.com Contact Santino 514-662-5858."

  • Posted February 14th, 2010: MFG member Michelle van Beusekom writes: "Capturing Reality: The Art Of Documentary...the doc I produced and Pepita Ferrari directed about the art of documentary filmmaking featuring interviews with 33 rock-stars of the doc world is playing in Montreal at the RVCQ on Saturday February 20th at 6pm. Hope you can come! Facebook Page. Trailer. NFB micro-site.

  • Posted February 14th, 2010: MFG member Dan Ahmad writes: "Do you like love? Games? Shows? Plastic spoons? Audiences can expect that and more in the next screening of the B-Movie The Room and the exclusive premier of Be My Future Wife. Takes place Saturday, February 27 (8pm) at Centre St-Ambroise, 5080-A St-Ambroise. Tickets $8, available at: Cheap Thrills, Atom Heart, L’Oblique, Phonopolis, Sub-V and Diamond Books. Beer and popcorn will be for sale. Free parking. More info at the Facebook page. YouTube video.

  • Affiché le 14 février 2010: Membre MFG Andrés Livov nous écrit : "Mon documentaire BIENVENUE À LOS PEREYRA se présentera au RVCQ le vendredi 19, à 18h dans la salle Fernan-Seguin de la Cinémathèque Québécoise. Synopsis: La vie des écoliers d’un village isolé et défavorisé d’Argentine se trouve bouleversée de manière inattendue par la venue d’un groupe de jeunes filles riches dans le cadre d’une mission annuelle de charité. Betacam numérique / 01h21m00s / Couleur / 2009 / V.O. : espagnole / S-Titres : français. Facebook."

  • Posted February 14th, 2010: MFG Rosie Komadina writes: "Job posting: Scratch operator needed ASAP (Scratch is the color grading/correcting software). Color correction needed on a feature film in Beirut. Duration: 20 days including travel expenses paid. $alary TBA. Experience on grading/color correction feature films is a must! Send CVs ASAP to: tziganarose at gmail.com"

  • Posted February 12th, 2010: MFG member MediaWorkshop writes: "New filmmaking workshops announced at the MediaWorkshop at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. Screenwriting, Final Cut Pro and family animation. More info.

  • Posted February 12th, 2010: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "New film studio available with all sorts of facilities (green screen also). We are also open for theatrical and other events. Located downtown. Your satisfaction is our payment. Contact: tm at praisemedia.tv for more info and reservations."

  • Posted February 12th, 2010: MFG member Evangelia Ozek writes: I'm organizing Montreal International Romantic Film Festival that starts Friday February 12th and ends Thursday, February 18th. Takes place at Cinema du Parc. You may have heard about it through the media (La Presse, Metro, CKOI, etc.). I hope that you can try to come (with friends, co-workers, etc) and show some support for this new project of mine. We've got film premieres, recent and classic romantic films (romantic comedy, drama, animation). Furthemore, here's some exciting stuff at the festival: Friday Feb 12, at Cinéma du Parc, Opening night cocktail at 6:30 PM - free beer by sponsor Brewerie Ste-Ambroise. At 7 PM the opening night film will be presented - Vilaine (Ugly Melanie) - lead actress, Marilou Berry will be present. She received a nomination at the 2009 César Awards for Most promising young female talent. She is the daughter of well known actress in France, Josiane Balasko. Win a Spa certificate: Ticket buyers will have the chance to win one of ten gift certificates from the Scandinave Les Bains Vieux-Montréal (www.scandinave.com). The gift-certificates will be randomly placed under the cinema seats for the films LOVE STORY, SITA SINGS THE BLUES and GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH. Free glass of wine: The closing night party will be held at the Restaurant LaKloche (www.lakloche.ca), 5637 Avenue du Parc, on Thursday February 18 starting at 6:30 PM. Festival ticket holders will get a complimentary glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate the closing of the first edition. Thanks! See you there! If you can't make it for the opening night then go watch a film during the festival! You can also join my Facebook group for updates. Look it up on Facebook Search. Festival program"

  • Posted February 12th, 2010: MFG member G. Scott MacLeod writes: "After the war with Hannelore / L'après-guerre avec Hannelore: Using a mix of period photography and film, captivating pencil animations and live-action footage, director G. Scott MacLeod has crafted both a moving personal portrait of the unforgettable Hannelore as well as an artful first-hand look into the reality of growing up in Berlin after the Second World War. RVCQ page for the film. Playing 24.02.2010 à la Cinémathèque Québecoise 20h00 – Version française, salle Fernand Seguin, 335 boul. de Maisonneuve Est., www.cinematheque.qc.ca 514-842-9763, Trailer, Afterthewarwith.hannelore at gmail.com, Office: 514-487-8766 Cell: 514-989-9995"

  • Posted February 11th, 2010: MFG member Faisal Lutchmedial writes: "Director Faisal Lutchmedial and Peripheria Productions would like to invite MFG members to the Canadian premiere screening of Useless Things, a short fiction film about a young second generation immigrant struggling to find his identity following the loss of his parents. The film will play in a series of shorts presented by the Rendez Vous Cinema Quebecois this Thursday the 18th of February at 5:15pm at the Cinematheque Quebecoise. Take a look at the trailer and website here: www.lutchmedial.ca/uselessthings"

  • Affiché le 11 février, 2010 : Membre MFG Éric Falardeau nous écrit : "J'ai le grand plaisir de vous annoncer la première canadienne de mon tout dernier court-métrage, LE CYCLE (DVCam, 7 minutes, 2009), dans le cadre des incontournables 28e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. La projection aura lieu le 20 février 2010 à 21h45 dans la salle Claude-Jutra de la Cinémathèque québécoise. Au programme, 5 films dont le dernier court-métrage d'André Turpin (Un crabe dans la tête). Les billets sont maintenant en vente au coût de 9$ par séance. Le site du festival ICI. Le programme Temps Flou. Le film au site RVCQ ICI.: Bravo à toute l'équipe. Merci aux RVCQ."

  • Affiché le 11 février, 2010 : Membre MFG Éric Falardeau nous écrit : "Votre chance de voyage dans le futur et d'y voir un aperçu de ce qui vous attend en 2011 : THANATOMORPHOSE! Un long-métrage d'Éric Falardeau qui sera tourné à la fin 2010 et qui crèvera vos rétines en 2011! Votre chance de voir (ou de revoir) sur grand écran la bande annonce promotionnelle tournée à l'été 2009 afin d'amasser des fonds pour le tournage. Samedi 27 février 2010 - Café Cléopâtre. Présenté dans le cadre de la Nuit blanche à Montréal du Festival MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE. Admission: 5$. ENTRÉE GRATUITE à l'achat (sur place) d'un: Coffret 5 DVD SPASM (20$) ou d'un DVD du Festival SPASM(10$). 20h00: Ouverture des portes. 21h00: Bloc 1 - Les Choix du Président. 22h30: Bloc 2 - HORREUR. 00h00: Bloc 3 - Cabaret TRASH 2009 (intégrale!). Programmation détaillée ICI. Événement Facebook. Site Nuit blanche.

  • Posted February 11th, 2010: MFG member Guinness Rider writes: "Seeking video camera and/or camera operator for one afternoon interview, prep for documentary pitch; if all goes well, possibility of working on the project paid when financing raised. Great subject. Please contact a.s.a.p.! scannansaoirse at gmail.com"

  • Affiché le 11 février, 2010 : Membre MFG les RVCQ nous écrit: "Du 17 au 27 février, la 28e édition des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (RVCQ) présentera plus de 300 films, 36 événements spéciaux et ateliers professionnels à Montréal. En plus des projections de longs et courts métrages de fiction, documentaires et animations, les RVCQ offrent des leçons de cinéma, une journée des médias numériques, de 5 à 7 et plusieurs autres activités. Surveillez nos bulletins spéciaux ! Info et programmation : http://rvcq.turbulent.ca/festival"

  • Posted February 10, 2010: Telefilm Canada writes: "Telefilm Canada wishes to announce changes to the Development Program for English-Language Productions guidelines to be implemented in 2010-2011. Highlights: 1. A streamlined process: there are now standard financing amounts for each scriptwriting phase. 2. A more efficient process: 100% of Telefilm’s commitment will now be paid upon contracting. 3. An eco-responsible process: as of February 22, 2010, all development applications must be submitted via eTelefilmthereby reducing the amount of paper applications. These improvements to the guidelines and the application process will result in efficient standardized payments, allow for a faster turnaround of contracts and draw downs, and provide predictable financing for our clients. Telefilm is committed to effective and efficient client service. As such, Telefilm has worked in consultation with the representatives from the English-language CFFF Working Group during this process. The 2010-2011 guidelines are now available on Telefilm’s website; previous guidelines and application forms are no longer valid. For additional information, please contact your regional Telefilm Canada office or visit Telefilm’s website at www.telefilm.gc.ca"

  • Posted February 10, 2010: MFG member Evan Beloff writes: "Montreal producers looking for a low budget, feature-length screenplay in the horror or thriller genres; the story should be character-driven, fast, and intense. If selected, the writer will be remunerated for the script and remain part of the creative team. Please submit your synopsis to emb at onticmedia.com"

  • Posted February 10th, 2010: MFG member Julia Lenardon writes: "Hello. Here is information about the February/March Voice Production and General American Accent workshop sessions I am offering. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. All the best, Julia. More info."

  • Affiché le 10 février, 2010 : Membre MFG PRIM nous écrit : "PRIM Appels de projets : Programmes de soutien à la création. Documentaire d'auteur à risque: S'adresse aux documentaristes indépendants. Le projet sélectionné recevra l'appui de PRIM en bénéficiant d'un rabais de 75% sur tous les services. Consultez le communiqué (pdf). Animation HD: Un rabais de 75% sur les équipements HD sera accordé à un artiste afin de finaliser un court métrage d'animation. Consultez le communiqué (pdf). Court métrage HD: Un rabais de 75% sur les équipements HD sera accordé à un artiste pour la réalisation d'un court métrage (tous genres). Consultez le communiqué (pdf). Date de tombée : mardi 9 mars 2010"

  • Posted February 7th, 2010: MFG member STUDIO XX writes: "WIRED WOMEN SALON #76 featuring Natacha Clitandre and Aurélie Pédron. This conference will focus on the theme of videodance and the various mobile platforms used to manipulate and circulate images. The artist guest speakers will present different approaches and esthetics related to these platforms, using examples of their video work. Within our exploration of videodance creation, Aurélie Pédron will discuss questions central to her artistic practice based on movement and its transformation as a result of editing images. Aurélie will present three of her artworks: Il était encore des fois (2006), Strange Fruit (2008) and Mémoire des choses qui tombent (2009). Natacha Clitandre will explain her artistic practice, and in particular the influences that brought her to diffuse her work through mobile devices. Thursday, February 11, 2010, 6:15PM, 4001 Berri, Suite 200 (OBORO’s New Media Lab). Free admission for members; $5.00 for non-members. Light fare and refreshments will be served. ALSO: From March 8 to 19, 2010, Natacha Clitandre and Aurélie Pédron will lead: CELLDANCE, an intensive creative videodance workshop for dancers and new media artists that will introduce participants to filming, editing and disseminating danceworks through accessible mobile devices, including cellphones. This workshop will provide participants modern tools and skills to document their works, exploring new technological platforms and avenues to reach a wider audience. Final projects will ultimately premiere at the Edgy WomenFestival in March 2010. To register: info at studio303.ca, Application Deadline: February 19, 2010 More info: programmation at studioxx.org, http://www.studioxx.org"

  • Posted February 7th, 2010: Robin Burke of The Pound writes: "Hello, I wish to inform MFG members of our 3000 sq. ft. loft space available both for shooting and for wrap parties and other private events. It is called The Pound. See a music video shot at The Pound. The Pound's MySpace page here. More info: thepoundmontreal at gmail.com, Pics here."

  • Posted February 7, 2010: DOC Quebec writes: DOC Québec is glad to invite you to its next 7 at 9 DOC Québec at the NFB CinéRobothèque. Meet the Broadcasters II: TV5 Television and Web. Tuesday, February 16 at 7 PM. Cinérobothèque ONF, 1564, rue Saint-Denis, Métro : Berri-UQAM, PRESENTED BY DOC QUÉBEC, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NFB. Everything you ever wanted to know about the international francophone broadcaster TV5, documentary film for both television and the Web. A presentation of the financing program dedicated to the 15/35 young filmmakers for short films from 1 to 4 minutes proposing a $ 15,000 grant will be made. http://fonds.tv5.ca/pages/accueil An evening with Benoît Beaudoin, Director of interactivity and the Fonds TV5, Judith Brès from Fonds TV5 and Nathalie D’Souza, Head of coproductions et acquisitions. $12 / $8 members of DOC + ARRQ. Your admission fee helps DOC Québec to pursue its action. Suggested reservation : info at docquebec.ca. www.docquebec.ca, www.docorg.ca

  • Affiché le 7 février 2010 : Les RIDM nous écrit : "Les Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (finaliste au Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal 2010) recherchent une personne dévouée et visionnaire pour occuper la fonction de directrice générale ou de directeur général. Le leadership, l’habileté à communiquer et la ténacité sont parmi les qualités requises pour diriger et développer le Festival et le Doc Circuit Montréal. Un intérêt marqué pour le documentaire est indispensable, de même que l’imagination et l’énergie pour assurer le financement des événements avec des partenaires de tous horizons. Avis aux passionnés. Consultez la description détaillée du poste et les autres exigences pour le dépôt de votre candidature au www.ridm.qc.ca"

  • Posted February 5th, 2010: MFG member Tamás Wormser writes: "Artesian Films is happy to announce the online premiere of filmmaker Tamás Wormser’s HAND TO HAND, a short film commissioned by CODE, the Cultural Olympiad's Digital Edition of 2010 Vancouver. A baby’s grasp, a dancer’s gesture, an athlete’s grip, a craftsman’s touch: hands shape our world. A sensuous visual odyssey following our ever-moving hands, HAND TO HAND is a poetic celebration of our quintessential tool. The film focuses on action rather than beliefs, on unity as opposed to separation, observing Humanity as an entity with many hands. HAND TO HAND, a sensual and moving portrait of the human hand – and by extension of humanity itself – will be shown each night between February 13 and March 28 on towering giant screens at the Celebration sites, on Air Canada flights (February 1-28), on cellphones by Bell Mobility, on the Internet, on the Games’ buses and on all the TV-channels broadcasting the Winter Games. Watch the film here: http://tinyurl.com/hand2hand (please adjust the volume after the CODE intro!) About Artesian Films: www.artesianfilms.com"

  • Posted February 5th, 2010: MFG member Zoe Constantinides writes: "Alex MacKenzie performs The Wooden Lightbox: A Secret Art Of Seeing live in an intimate setting with a hand-cranked 16mm projector built from various relic parts and framed in an austere wooden box. / Alex MacKenzie performe en direct The Wooden Lightbox dans un contexte intime, avec un projecteur 16 mm doté d'une manivelle actionnée à la main, composé de plusieurs parties usagées et monté à l'intérieur d'une boîte en bois dépouillée. Monday, February 15, 2010. 7:30 PM. Engineering-Visual Arts Building, Black Box, sub-basement room OS3-845, Concordia University, 1515 St. Catherine West, at Guy. Free admission. http://lightbox.mobilemediagallery.org"

  • Posted February 3rd, 2010: MFG member Mark A. Krupa writes: "Mark A. Krupa, writer/actor/co-exec producer of THE WILD HUNT is pleased to announce The Wild Hunt won the audience award at Slamdance, 2010 after winning the Best First Feature award at TIFF, 2009. WINNER: Best Canadian First Feature Film / Toronto International Film festival - 2009, WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FILM - SLAMDANCE - 2010 www.WILDHUNTFILM.com, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WENre45f13c"

  • Posted February 3rd, 2010: Studio XX and The National Film Board of Canada, Quebec Center launched First Person Digital (FPD). Made possible by the financial assistance of Canadian Heritage through the Cultural Development Fund, FPD is an innovative training and production program for women, exploring new approaches to storytelling in multimedia. Fostering emerging talent and sparking creative collaborations between filmmakers and multimedia artists working in the English language in Québec, FPD aims to inspire tomorrow’s award-winning creators by engaging them with some of the most influential individuals in new media and supporting them in the production of original projects. In the first phase, FPD has offered inspirational case-study presentations and networking sessions for participants. They will continue until March 1, 2010. The Call for Proposals will officially begin on March 1, 2010 leading to the selection of six (6) teams by a jury of industry professionals by March 31, 2010. As of April 1st, 2010 FPD will offer substantial financial and production support necessary for six working teams to successfully create an interactive work, to be distributed by the NFB and shown live at the HTMlles Festival. For comprehensive information, please visit: www.firstpersondigital.ca. UPCOMING FPD EVENT: Sunday, February 7th, 2010 at 1:30PM, Cinérobothèque. Kim Sawchuk: TALES FROM THE MOBILE TRAIL; Matt Forsythe: THE NFB FILMS iPHONE APPLICATION: A Case Study in Creating Something Remarkable. Please note that an Online RSVP is mandatory. More info: www.firstpersondigital.ca

  • Affiché le 3 février 2010 : L'ONF nous écrit: "Rappel des dates limites pour les dépôts au Programme français de l’ONF: Le Studio du Québec de l’ONF rappelle aux cinéastes et aux producteurs indépendants les dates butoir pour déposer leurs projets de films documentaires et de productions multiplateformes. Date butoir pour le dépôt des projets documentaires (moyen et long métrage et multiplateforme) provenant de la grande région de Montréal. Les projets peuvent être déposés à l’étape du développement ou de la production. Pour les cinéastes : dépôt le 5 mars, décision le 2 avril 2010. Pour les producteurs : dépôt le 19 février, décision le 19 mars 2010. Tous les projets doivent nous parvenir par la poste en cinq copies (5) à l’adresse postale du Studio du Québec – Région de Montréal. Les dépôts par courriel ne sont pas acceptés. Pour obtenir tous les détails, consulter le site : onf-nfb.gc.ca/fra/realiser-coproduire/"

  • Posted February 3rd, 2010: MFG Member Tom Todoroff Montreal Workshop writes: "Inspired by the success and growth of our actor friends in Toronto, the Actor's Fight Club is now happening in Montreal. AFC is a collective of strong, passionate actors gathering together to work out their acting muscles. Auditions, Scenes, Monologues, Cold Reads, and Exercises are all welcome. Auditions always have first priority! Actor's Fight Club is not unlike "Fight Club" in the way that it has it's own set of rules. February's schedule : Wednesdays, February 3rd, 17, 24 (7pm-10pm), Sunday, February 28th (6pm-10pm), Playwrights Theater - 4324 St-Laurent, Paid parking is available on the Wednesdays. Free parking available on the Sunday. Cost: 5$ to help cover the space. To confirm your presence or for more information on the AFC, reply to ttwmontreal at gmail.com and put 'AFC' in the subject line. Rules: 1. Leave your ego at the door. 2. No Directing! - This is a hard one, as the comments can hit a grey area between directing and suggestion. It's important to word things in a way that sparks the imagination and gives the Actors something to take with them into their second run and rehearsal at home. Asking Questions like "What are you Fighting For?" , "What is your Relationship?" etc. 3. Limit 3 Comments. - As time runs short with so many people attending AFC we have a max 3 comments per run of the scene. (3 after the first run and 3 after the second.) Audience memebers raise their hand and the actors pick who will comment. 4. Remember: this is not a performance; this is rehearsal. 5. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!"

  • Affiché le 3 février 2010 : Membre MFG Vidéographe nous écrit : "Prochain SHARE MTL - 07 Février 2010 de 19h30 à 23h00. SHARE MTL, à l'affût de moments de magie et de complicité ! Soirées d'explorations et d'improvisations numériques libres entre artistes, de présentations d'artistes et de partage d'informations ... pour découvrir de nouveaux logiciels et interfaces, pour expérimenter vos créations, pour découvrir de nouveaux talents ... pour vous découvrir des pistes de création inusitées. PARC Vidéographe Production, 4550 Garnier, 2e étage. www.sharemtl.org, Inscription: http://artengine.ca/mailman/listinfo/sharemtl"

  • Affiché le 27 janvier, 2010 : MediaFilm.ca nous écrit: "Fort du succès du deuxième Ciné-Bazar, qui a attiré l’an dernier plus de mille visiteurs, l’équipe de MEDIAFILM.ca est heureuse d’annoncer la tenue de la troisième édition de cette grande amicale des chercheurs de trésors du 7e art. Celle-ci aura lieu le Samedi 6 février prochain (9h - 16h) au sous-sol de l’Église Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka (4816 rue Garnier, angle St-Joseph, sur le Plateau Mont-Royal). Le Ciné-Bazar se veut un carrefour entre cinéphiles/cinévores et vendeurs d’objets de consommation courante ou de collection en lien avec le cinéma. À prix d’ami, on y trouve des DVDs et des VHS par milliers, mais aussi des bandes sonores, projecteurs, bobines, livres, photos, anciennes éditions de magazines, figurines, etc. Le nombre de tables s’élevant cette année à soixante, un record, la grande salle atteint pratiquement sa pleine capacité. Le 3e Ciné-Bazar est une activité au profit de CinÉcole, un programme piloté par MEDIAFILM.ca visant à amener au cinéma des élèves du secondaire issus de milieux défavorisés. Plus d'info.

  • Posted January 27th, 2010: MEDIAFILM.ca writes: "We are pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Ciné-Bazar will take place on February 6, 2010, in the Community Hall of Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka Church, on the Plateau Mont-Royal. This friendly club of film enthusiasts is the meeting point of sellers and buyers of movie treasures. The exhibitors are collectors and film buffs. They sell at friendly prices DVD’s, soundtracks, reels of film and projectors, photos and posters, old magazines, figurines and other objects related to movies. There are 60 tables this year, a record number, so the large hall will be filled at nearly maximum capacity. Saturday, February 6th, 9am-4pm, l’Église Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka (4816 rue Garnier, corner St-Joseph). More info.

  • Posted January 26th, 2010: MFG members Annika Gustafson writes: "Annika Gustafson and Phil Jandaly are off to Berlin to workshop their film SH*T! at the Discovery Documentary Mastercampus during the Berlinale. Hot tip - Anyone who has a European citizenship can apply to this intense workshop based program where you work directly with commissioning editors and distributors. If you're interested in our film, which deals with how to turn poop into green energy, you can follow Annika "shit chatting" on Twitter https://twitter.com/AnnikasShitChat You'll be sorry you flushed!"

  • Posted January 26th, 2010: Enter your original music video for a chance to become the next featured artist on The Freestyle Life. Upload your videos soon. Voting begins February 1st. More info and rules here.

  • Posted January 26th, 2010: Read the excellent Bitchin' Kulture interview with MFG member Mike Konyves (screenwriter of Barney's Version with Dustin Hoffman and Paul Giamatti) here.

  • Posted January 26th, 2010: Main Film writes: "Our Winter 2010 workshops are listed on our website. Brochures are now available at various locations around Montréal (artist-run centers, Cinémathèque québécoise, cafés, etc.). For the full list of workshops, including dates, rates and descriptions, visit our website here then click on the 'Workshops' tab to access the full list and calendar, or consult our Google calendar here.

  • Posted January 25th, 2010: On Camera Audition Workshops by Elite Casting are back by popular demand. Sunday, February 21st, 2010 or Sunday, March 7th, 2010, 9:30am-6:30pm. Fee: $125. Location: Elite Casting, 3981 Blvd. St. Laurent, suite 310. MAXIMUM 12 PARTICIPANTS FOR EACH SESSION. All interested participants please send your photo and resume to: nadia at elitecastingcanada.com More info. Read feedback from previous students.

  • Posted January 25th, 2010: MFG member Jean-Marc Abela writes: "Shugendo Now (Canada, 2008, Japanese with Eng. subt., 91 min.) by Mark McGuire and Jean Marc Abela will be featured as part of the International Ethnographic Film Festival of Québec (http://www.fifeq.ca). An experiential journey into the mystical practices of Japanese mountain asceticism. More poetic than analytical, this film explores how a group of modern Japanese people integrate the myriad ways mountain learning interacts with urban life. With intimate camera work and a sensual sound design the viewer is taken from deep within the Kumano mountains to the floating worlds of Osaka and Tokyo and back again. Friday, January 29, 5:15pm. 5:15pm: Film screening: 6:45pm. Discussion and Question & Answer Period with Mark McGuire and Jean-Marc Abela. FREE, Concordia University's J.A. DeSeve Cinema, 1400 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West."

  • Posted January 25th, 2010: MFG member Shira Avni writes: "Hello all, I am delighted to announce that Tying Your Own Shoes DVDs are now available online through the National Film Board of Canada. Winner of the Golden Dove Award for Best Short Documentary at Germany's Dok Leipzig Festival in 2009,Tying Your Own Shoes explores how it feels to be a little bit unusual. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Shira Avni, this animated documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the exceptional mindsets and emotional lives of four adult artists with Down syndrome. Petra, Matthew, Katherine and Daninah’s artworks are combined with footage from interviews to blur philosophical lines between personal power and “disability”. Their first-person narratives challenge widely-believed stereotypes about Down syndrome. Their stories are direct, hard-hitting and wondrous, conveying each artist’s individual attitudes to create a touching, four-way essay about ability. As a follow-up to her haunting and elegant animated film John and Michael, in Tying your own shoes director Shira Avni pursues a deeper understanding of esteem and disability by opening a window into the lives of these four remarkable individuals. Avni has been working for over two decades with Down Syndrome communities across Canada and the United States and is a critical filmmaker in this milieu. http://www2.nfb.ca/boutique"

  • Affiché le 25 janvier, 2010 : Les RVCQ nous écrit : "APPEL DE PROJETS: Le Grand Pitch WEBfiction des RVCQ. Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois invitent les créateurs de tous azimuts à leur proposer des projets de WEBfictions interactives et/ou multiplateformes d’ici le 5 février 2010 pour la toute première édition du Grand Pitch WEBfiction des Rendez-vous. Le Grand Pitch WEBfiction des Rendez-vous permettra aux créateurs de cinq projets de fiction interactive et/ou multiplateforme, sélectionnés par un comité d’experts, de bénéficier de trois jours d’ateliers avec des spécialistes des médias numériques et de l’interactivité. Le Grand Pitch public que se tiendra le mardi 23 février 2010 dans le cadre de la 28e édition des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. Les projets proposés doivent impérativement être des fictions Web de nature interactive ou se déclinant sur plusieurs plateformes de diffusion (incluant le Web). Les soumissions doivent être des projets inédits actuellement à l’étape de scénarisation, et les soumissionnaires doivent s’engager à être disponibles entre le 18 le 23 février 2010. Date limite pour soumettre les projets : 5 février 2010, à 17h. Les projets détaillés doivent être acheminés par voie électronique à : pitch at rvcq.com. Pour plus d'info : Lucie Cermakova, lcermakova at rvcq.com"

  • Posted January 21st, 2010: Women In Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Women In Film Festival (WIFF) will be presented April 17 & 18th, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The entry deadline has been extended to January 28, 2010, Entry fees: WIFTV Members $27.04, Non-Members $37.85. New this year: Use our online submission form. Submission criteria and information can be found at http://www.womeninfilm.ca/WIFF_2010_Film_Submissions.html

  • Posted January 21st, 2010: MFG member Kathryn Ayres writes: "Looking for a videographer to record a short, innovative outdoor performance Sun., Feb. 21st, in the afternoon. The tape will get posted onto our new website (up that week) and also onto the internet. We are a new volunteer organization but can offer an exchange for your services. A boom mike would be helpful to capture the unusual sound of the performance. Of special interest to animal lovers. Please contact Kathryn of Coalition Feline at: CoalitionFeline at gmail.com"

  • Affiché le 21 janvier 2010 : TV5 nous écrit: "Fière du succès remporté lors de sa première édition en 2009, TV5 Québec Canada lance un appel aux réalisateurs de la relève avec le Fonds TV5 pour la création numérique pour une deuxième année. Le Fonds TV5 est un programme de soutien à la production de capsules vidéo, en français, destinées aux nouvelles plateformes de diffusion numérique. Ainsi jusqu'à 200 000$ seront dédiés au financement et à l'encadrement des projets. Cette initiative vise à encourager la relève en production de nouveaux médias ainsi que la culture francophone, et ce, à travers le Canada, puisque 20% des projets acceptés proviendront de l'extérieur du Québec. Les participants doivent être citoyens canadiens, avoir entre 18 et 35 ans et proposer par écrit une série de 5 capsules, d'une durée de 1 à 4 minutes chacune. Ces capsules doivent se rassembler autour d'un même thème ou d'un même concept, comme par exemple 5 portraits fascinants, 5 aventures rocambolesques, 5 expérimentations éblouissantes, 5 lieux surprenants à découvrir, 5 scènes hilarantes... Le contenu doit être uniquement en français et avec une trame sonore originale. Le Fonds TV5 peut investir jusqu'à 15 000$ par projet qui sera sélectionné selon son originalité, son traitement et sa faisabilité. Pour télécharger la trousse d'inscription, connaître les détails, et voir les séries lauréates de 2009, rendez-vous au : fonds.tv5.ca. Les créateurs ont jusqu'au 1er mars 2010 pour soumettre leur dossier de candidature. Renseignements : Judith Brès, Agente de projet, Fonds TV5, 514 522 5322 poste 300, fondstv5 at tv5.ca"

  • Posted January 15th, 2010: MFG member CinemaSpace writes: "Porte Parole and CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre offer you TWO pay-what-you-can performances of the final chapter of the Sexy Béton Trilogy, Sexy béton III: Abandon. Call the Segal Centre’s box office for full price tickets at (514) 739-7944 for all other performances until January 21st, OR come one hour before the show on Saturday, January 16th at 9:00pm or Wednesday, January 20th at 7:30pm for the pay-what-you-can shows! Here’s a snippet from Porte Parole’s press release: "Sexy béton III: Abandon, directed by Sophie Vajda, reveals the inner struggle of ordinary individuals who shoulder the enormous burden of a potential fight against the government. In the ongoing investigation of actors Brett and Maude, there are some final surprises, including a lead from none other than the former premier of Quebec." N.B. The show is bilingual. Ce show est bilingue! Click HERE for a synopsis of the trilogy and video teaser."

  • Affiché le 15 janvier 2010 : Membre MFG Vidéographe nous écrit: "Prochain SHARE MTL - 17 Janvier 2010, de 19h30 à 23h00, Lieu de rencontre à Montréal, PARC Vidéographe Production, 4550 Garnier, 2e étage. SHARE MTL, à l'affût de moments de magie et de complicité ! Soirées d'explorations et d'improvisations numériques libres entre artistes, de présentations d'artistes et de partage d'informations ... pour découvrir de nouveaux logiciels et interfaces, pour expérimenter vos créations, pour découvrir de nouveaux talents ... pour vous découvrir des pistes de création inusitées. www.sharemtl.org, Inscriptions"

  • Affiché le 15 janvier 2010 : Membre MFG Vidéographe nous écrit: "Nouvelles sessions de formations ponctuelles pour l'année 2010! Photoshop, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, caméra, etc. Plus d'info."

  • Affiché le 15 janvier 2010 : "Le 26e Guide annuel de Qui fait Quoi est arrivé! Cet outil de travail contient tous les contacts dans les industries film/télévision, nouveaux médias, radio/télédiffusion, musique, scène, communications /publicité, diffusion, organismes et services professionnels et connexes. En tout, plus de 7 000 entreprises et professionnels sont répertoriés dans près de 350 catégories professionnelles avec plus de 15 000 adresses courriel et un index complet de toutes les inscriptions pour retrouver facilement la compagnie ou le pigiste recherché. Pour info et commandes : 514-842-5333 ou http://www.qfq.com"

  • Posted January 15th, 2010: MFG member Rachel Walters writes: "OFF Interarts is a multiuse space catering to the artistic community of Montreal. We offer the most affordable rates in the city and are located at 5145 Boul. St-Laurent in the heart of the Mile End. Get in touch when you need a space for a green room, film/photo shoot, launch, 5 a 7, screening room, exhibition, opening, rehearsal etc. Contact Rachel at 514 274 3222 or info at offinterarts.org, www.offinterarts.org"

  • Posted January 10th, 2010: MFG member Santino Lucia writes: "Can Your School Rock is now casting a HOST for the TV pilot. We begin shooting on February 6 and 7th. This is Non-Union and Payment is on a deferred basis. If you are interested please send us your Head Shot and CV at santinolucia at gmail.com ASAP. Good Luck! Santino Lucia / Director, Can Your School Rock. www.canyourschoolrock.com"

  • Posted January 10th, 2010: MFG member Isabelle Grégoire wites: "Looking for a writer! Documentary production company is looking for an English writer/director (also fluid in French), interested in sci-fi, for the development of a documentary project. Please contact info at filmsjad.com"

  • Posted January 10th, 2010: Bachir Boumedine of EyeSteelFilm writes: "LAST TRAIN HOME is about to enter the official competition at SUNDANCE 2010. The film plays in Montreal at Cinema du Parc during this weekend only, English version at 17:00 and French one at 17:15. Go watch it!LAST TRAIN HOME. From the makers of Up The Yangtze. NOW PLAYING at the Cinema du Parc. Every year in the factory towns of China, the same dramatic ritual takes place: millions of migrant workers fight for space on overcrowded trains, trying to return home for the Chinese New Year. The Zhang family has lived this way for twenty years. They barely know their own children, who are being raised by relatives back in their ancestral village. This year, the tenuous family model has broken down, and they travel with additional purpose: they must bring home their runaway teenage daughter so that she can return to school, and not have to spend the rest of her life in a factory. Showtimes at Cinema du Parc: Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10 at 17:00."

  • Posted January 4th, 2010: MFG member Mike Barber writes: "I'm kicking off the new year with a renewed energy and determination and I need your help! I'm asking you to please visit the website for my documentary A Past, Denied: The Invisible History of Slavery in Canada at http://apastdenied.ca, watch the trailer and, most importantly, leave a comment on the homepage. A sentence or two voicing your interest and support will go a long way. A large show of support will help bolster efforts to gain funding."

  • Posted January 4th, 2010: YES Montreal proudly presents the YES Art Expo, a unique event showcasing the talents and works of our Artists’ Program clients. Celebrating the business of art and the art of business, this exciting event will take place on March 4, 2010, at the magnificent 5th floor loft of the Just for Laughs Museum. The arts expo marks the 10-year anniversary of the YES Montreal Artist’s Program and our on-going commitment to artists. Artists wishing to participate in the YES' Art Expo are asked to review the eligibility criteria and submit their application before 5PM on January 11, 2010 by e-mail if possible (or in person at the centre) to Monika Majewski, Artists’ Program Coordinator at arts at yesmontreal.ca. More info.

  • Posted Dec 31, 2009: MFG member Elizabeth Johnston writes: "Learn screenwriting basics with Concordia instructor Elizabeth Johnston on January 24. Get the tools you need to write your own screenplay. For more information, http://explore-the-possibilities.com/Workshops.html"

  • Affiché le 31 décembre 2009: Membre MFG Jacques E. Bouchard nous écrit: "Recherche régisseur/directeur de production avec expérience pour porter main forte sur un court métrage qui tournerait en mars 2010. Production UdA/AQTIS. CV et info : jebouchard at hemisphereprods.com"

  • Posted December 26th, 2009: The Segal Centre's MediaWorkshop writes: From all of us at the MediaWorkshop - HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Thank you all for your support of the Segal Centre's MediaWorkshop. 2009 has been an incredible year with tons of new courses, workshops, special events and amazing collaborations and partnerships. With your continued enthusiasm, 2010 will bring even more media challenges and creativity. Wishing you all a very healthy and happy new year. See our upcoming Final Cut Pro, Screenwriting, Animation and Directing courses HERE.

  • Posted December 26th, 2009: MFG members Ben Goloff and Josh Usheroff writes: "Hi everyone, The votes have been counted and the verdict is in: WE ARE GOING TO THE OLYMPICS AS SAMSUNG MOBILE EXPLORERS! Samsung is sending us to write, photograph and vlog about our experience at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in February. This is particularly exciting because our recently completed short film, Skywriter, will be featured as part of the Cultural Olympiad. We can't tell you how much we appreciate your enthusiastic support of our contest entry. So many of you voted and shared our message -- it really made a difference! Stay tuned to our BenandJosh2010 Facebook page for news and updates about our trip… Happy New Year... See you in 2010! www.facebook.com/benandjosh2010"

  • Posted December 26th, 2009: MFG member Suzanne Villeneuve is launching Jon Amiel's eagerly awaited CREATION on Friday, January 22 at the AMC Forum Theatre. Presented at the Opening Night Gala at the 2009 Toronto International Film Fest, the movie stars Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Jeremy Northam, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martha West in her feature debut. The movie is a profoundly humanist rendering of Charles Darwin, a man whose scientific ideas famously and irrevocably changed the world. Distributed across Canada by D Films, and Equinoxe Films in Québec, the trailer can be viewed at http://creationthemovie.com/

  • Posted December 26th, 2009: MFG member Francesco Giannini writes: "Looking for someone who can draw a storyboard for a music video. The script is five pages, with approx. 6 scenes for a total of 40 to 50 shots. This job will be paid for, however, the amount will be determined once the budget is discussed and decided. If interested in the job and want further details, please email me at franckgiannini at videotron.ca. hope to speak to you soon!"

  • Posted December 26th, 2009: Liz Pieres of CKUT writes: "Do you have a short independent film (max. 15 minutes) you'd like to submit and have projected on the screen during Arts Birthday on January 16,2010? With or without audio. Black and white and sepia accepted. DVD format please. Please send your work before January 10, 2010. Thanks! Contact info: Liz Pieries (Re: Films Arts Birthday 2010), email: monday at ckut.ca, Websites: www.ckut.ca, http://www.artsbirthday.net/ Background: http://www.artsbirthday.net/2009"

  • Posted December 26th, 2009: MFG member jc little writes: "The Little Earth Charter has been short-listed for a 2009 Green Web Award! The public vote closes on midnight, 31st December. Simply go to http://www.nigelsecostore.com/green-web-awards/vote/ and vote for the Little Earth Charter. The winner will be formally announced in the new year. Thanks for your support!"

  • Affiché le 26 décembre, 2009 : Membre MFG Main Film nous écrit: "Appel de projets: Main Film - La Manufacture de films 2010-2011 renouvelle notre rapport avec le cinéma en tant que forme d’art, en permettant au processus créatif d’être au cœur de l’expérience filmique. L’œuvre créée dans ce contexte sera le reflet d’une démarche artistique axée sur la recherche et l’expérimentation. L’objectif derrière le programme de soutien de MAIN FILM est de nourrir et stimuler la croissance artistique des cinéastes qui souhaitent explorer, approfondir et développer leur propre langage créatif à travers le médium tactile du support argentique. DATE LIMITE: 2 FÉVRIER 2010. Nous invitons tous les cinéastes qui désirent déposer une demande à lire très attentivement les conditions d’admissibilité et les exigences requises. Ces informations se retrouvent à: http://www.mainfilm.qc.ca/fr/services.html"

  • Posted December 26th, 2009: MFG mmber Main Film writes: "Call for submissions: Main Film's The FILM FACTORY 2010-2011 renews the ties with film as an art form, where the creative process of research and experimentation is the core experience and the end product a derivative of the creative process. The goal of MAIN FILM’S programme is to nurture and to stimulate the artistic growth of independent filmmakers wishing to explore, deepen and develop their own unique creative language through the tactile medium of film. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 2ND, 2010. We invite all independent filmmakers who wish to apply to read the conditions and requirements very carefully. These can be found at: http://www.mainfilm.qc.ca/en/indexEN.html and click on the Services tab."

  • Posted December 26th, 2009: MFG member Eduardo Soto-Falcon writes: "I'm selling film/video/photo/audio equipment, books and many other things, until mid January. For pictures and info, click HERE, email: info at fantasyfilms.tv"

  • Posted December 26th, 2009: Olympic Footprint is CITIZENShift's call for media on how you see the Olympics: Does the goodwill it's meant to foster outweigh local criticism? What kind of 'footprints' (environmental, economic, social, etc) are the Vancouver games leaving on that city and what kinds of 'footprints' have past Olympics left on other hosting cities? We're looking for stories that tell how the Olympics are impacting life in BC, across Canada and around the world, before, during and after the games have gone. Send your proposals for short videos, audio pieces, texts and photos by the deadline of January 15, 2010 to info at citizenshift.org. We'll be in touch shortly after if your piece is accepted. The dossier will go online in late January 2010. Please note that original, unpublished works will be considered for stipends. Already published work is also greatly appreciated, and will be accepted, but we will not be able to consider this work for honorariums. Submission guidelines (please email to info at citizenshift.org).

  • Affiché le 26 décembre, 2009 : "Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois lancent une invitation à la création! Cinéphiles et créateurs, de tous les horizons et de toutes les générations, qui avez été nourris et inspirés par l’œuvre et le talent de Gilles Carle, les Rendez-vous vous offrent une plateforme d’expression unique et privilégiée. Dans le cadre du projet Gilles Carle, un hommage en images, vous êtes invités à réaliser une œuvre courte, d’une durée maximale de 3 minutes, rendant hommage au créateur fougueux à l’imagination foisonnante qu’était Gilles Carle et à son cinéma. Durée : 3 minutes maximum. Format : MiniDV ou, si tourné en HD, quicktime uncompressed sur DVD. Date limite pour soumettre les œuvres : 1er février 2010. Les œuvres doivent être envoyées avec le libellé suivant : Gilles Carle, un hommage en images, 1680, rue Ontario Est, Montréal (Qc) H2L 1S7. Pour information : Lucie Cermakova, 514-526-9635 #24,lcermakova at rvcq.com. Plus d'info.

  • Posted December 16th, 2009: Superchannel.ca writes: "We at Super Channel, the only national pay television service licensed by the CRTC just launched a new writer development program and award. Visit http://www.superchannel.ca and go to the filmmaker page. Hurry first deadline is January 15, 2010."

  • Posted December 14th, 2009: MFG Member Richard Baldwin writes: "Script supervisor needed for demo footage of TV series: STUFFED!, a sitcom-like adventure fantasy about out-of-work puppets. Shooting in studio 15-17 Jan, 22-24 Jan, 29-31 Jan and 5-7 Feb. Project is no-pay, but may lead to opportunities for paid work on a future series. Contact: songteller at gmail.com"

  • Posted December 14th, 2009: MFG member EyeSteelFilm writes: "HOMELESS NATION CELEBRATION SCREENING. Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 7pm. Dear Friends, Join us in celebrating, and supporting, the members of the street community who have made HomelessNation.org an international success. Please keep in mind that this is Homeless Nation's most important fundraising period and your generous support will help sustain the continued work of the project. Limited numbers of tickets are available at various price breaks: $100 // $50 // $25. Individuals who support the project by purchasing $100 tickets will be acknowledged on HomelessNation.org as “Community Pillars” for the upcoming year. Facebook page.

  • Posted December 14th, 2009: MFG member Francesco Giannini writes: "Seeking to build a production team to film a music video for an up and coming Canadian artist. The shoot will take place from beginning to end of January with mostly exterior scenes. We are looking for cameramen, crane operators, lighting technicians, actors and extras with experience. Equipment will be provided, however, if workers have their own equipment, it will benefit their financial reward.The Budget of the production is not yet established, but there will be a minimal amount of money to support the workers with food, equipment and salaries. The artist for this video is expected to have great recognition and success in the years to come,thus, credit for this project should be the priority for those who want to participate. please send CV, with all contact information and film experiences to franckgiannini at videotron.ca. or francesco99 at hotmail.com. Once info is sent to these email accounts, you shall be contacted by Francesco or Christopher Giannini to set an appointment for interviews or audition dates. Hope to see you soon. Sincerely Francesco Giannini."

  • Posted December 14th, 2009: "Women In Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Women In Film Festival (WIFF) will be presented April 17 & 18th, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our 2009 festival was a huge success and a huge undertaking. We had great films, great parties, movie stars and plenty of inspirational moments from our multi-talented WIFTV members and the film community. This year, the Women In Film Festival will accept Canadian and international SHORT FILM submissions (20 minutes maximum) in the following categories: narrative, documentary, new media, music videos, video poems, or experimental shorts. For further information, check our website www.womeninfilm.ca, email info at womeninfilm.ca or call 604-685-1152. EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: December 17, 2009. REGULAR DEADLINE: January 14, 2010, EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 28, 2010. Use our online submission form. Submission criteria and information can be found here."

  • Posted December 11th, 2009: MFG member Bachir Boumediene of EyeSteelFilm writes: "Indiewire says: "If there is just one film to watch from IDFA this year, it would likely be Last Train Home, the first feature from Chinese-Canadian director Lixin Fan. The film is an exceptional observational documentary that charts a dramatic Chinese journey affecting just one family but representing the challenges facing a changing nation and a troubled world." LAST TRAIN HOME, From the makers of Up The Yangtze. NOW PLAYING at the AMC Forum (s.t.english) and at the Cinéma Parallèle (s.t.fra). Q&A sessions with the production team: Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13 at 4:10pm. Every year in the factory towns of China, the same dramatic ritual takes place: millions of migrant workers fight for space on overcrowded trains, trying to return home for the Chinese New Year. The Zhang family has lived this way for twenty years. They barely know their own children, who are being raised by relatives back in their ancestral village. This year, the tenuous family model has broken down, and they travel with additional purpose: they must bring home their runaway teenage daughter so that she can return to school, and not have to spend the rest of her life in a factory. Showtimes at AMC Forum: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 4:10, 10:05. Showtimes at the Cinéma Parallèle: Tue, Wed, Thu: 1:00, 7:35 Fri, Sat, Sun 4:00, 7:45. 35mm film, Dolby 5.1, running time: 87 minutes / Language: Original version in Mandarin & Sichuan Dialect (subtitled in English)." EyeSteelFilm Page for the film. Facebook page.

  • Affiché le 11 décembre 2009 : Membre MFG Daniel Martel Racine vous encourage de devenir fan de son émission de radio Cinéfix - CIBL 101.5 FM. Cinéfix est une émission entièrement consacrée au cinéma d’auteur, d’ici et d’ailleurs. Daniel Racine et ses collaborateurs animent ce rendez-vous cinématographique afin de partager leur passion pour le 7e art. Documentaires, classiques du cinéma de répertoire et films québécois récents tiennent aussi l’affiche de Cinéfix projeté sur les ondes de CIBL 101.5 FM tous les jeudis de 18h00 à 19h00. Devener fan sur facebook. Ecouter le Podcast ICI.

  • Posted December 11th, 2009: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "Considered by Northernstars.ca to be "one of the finest experimental filmmakers of his generation", Mike Hoolboom will be offering a masterclass and screenings of selected works at Concordia University's de Seve Theatre, Saturday, December 12, 2009, 1:30-5:00pm. Holbloom is the recipient of two lifetime achievement awards, he has twice won the award for best Canadian short at the Toronto International Festival, the best experimental film award at Oberhausen, and a Golden Leopard in Locarno, amongst many others. More info at the facebook event page.

  • Affiché le 11 décembre 2009 : Membre MFG Isabelle L'Italien de PRIM nous écrit : "APPEL DE DOSSIERS PRIM : RÉSIDENCE ARTISTES ÉMERGENTS. PRIM offre à un artiste émergent en arts médiatiques l'occasion de créer une oeuvre dans un environnement professionnel en lui offrant des équipements hauts de gamme et l'expertise de ses coordonnateurs techniques. L'artiste retenu disposera de 8 semaines pour la réalisation de son oeuvre entre février et septembre 2010. Date de tombée : 13 janvier 2010. Consultez le communiqué ICI."

  • Posted December 11th, 2009: MFG member Melisa Forero of the NFB writes: "FIRST PERSON DIGITAL IS MAKING AN IMPACT. A First for Studio XX and The National Film Board of Canada. First Person Digital (FPD) is an innovative training and production program for women exploring new approaches to storytelling in multimedia. FPD is aimed at fostering emerging talent and sparking creative collaborations between filmmakers and multimedia artists working in the English language in Québec. This project aims to inspire tomorrow’s award-winning creators by engaging them with some of the most influential individuals in new media and supporting them in the production of original projects. Tuesday, December 15th 2009: Award-Winning Guest Speaker Carol Whiteman, Co-creator and producer of the legendary Women In the Director’s Chair Workshop. How to Build Drama on the Screen and Trust in the Team. EASTERN BLOC - 7240 Clark (corner Jean-Talon East, de Castelnau metro). Doors open at 7 PM. Free for Studio XX members, $5.00 public. Limited places. Please RSVP online. www.FirstPersonDigital.ca"

  • Affiché le 11 décembre 2009 : Membre MFG Melisa Forero de l'ONF nous écrit : "FIRST PERSON DIGITAL (Le numérique à la première personne). Une première pour Studio XX et l’Office national du film du Canada (ONF). First Person Digital (FPD) est un projet de formation et de production destiné à celles qui empruntent de nouvelles avenues narratives. FPD favorisera l’émergence de nouveaux talents et suscitera des collaborations inédites entre des cinéastes et des artistes des nouveaux médias travaillant dans la langue officielle en situation minoritaire au Québec. Ce projet souhaite inspirer les réalisatrices émérites de demain en les associant aux artistes des nouveaux médias dont le travail est des plus motivants. Mardi le 15 décembre 2009: Carol Whiteman invitée d’honneur primée. Co-créatrice et productrice du légendaire atelier Women In the Director’s Chair Workshop. Comment construire un contenu dramatique à l’écran et créer la confiance dans l’équipe. EASTERN BLOC- 7240 Clark (coin Jean-Talon Est, métro de Castelnau). Ouverture des portes à 19h00. Gratuit pour les membres du Studio XX, $5 public. Places limitées. SVP RSVP en ligne. www.FirstPersonDigital.ca

  • Affiché le 11 décembre, 2009 : Membre MFG le RFAVQ nous écrit : "Ne ratez pas votre formation à venir prochainement ! Information et inscription : http://www.rfavq.qc.ca/formations.php, Répondre à l’annonce : info at rfavq.qc.ca"

  • Posted December 9th, 2009: MFG member Amber Goodwyn writes: "PARATAXIS, A selection of recent experimental films and videos by Montreal filmmakers. Thursday, December 17 at 9:30pm, Cinéma Parallèle. To see more details and RSVP, click here."

  • Affiché le 9 décembre 2009 : Nikija Malialin nous écrit : "Nous serions heureux de vous accueillir aux projections de Cultures Caraïbe <Trois écrivains au Cinéma>. Aux Antilles, les paroles, les écritures sont légions, des îlots multiples. Parmi eux, il y a les voix des engagés politique, Aimé Césaire, René Depestre et Jacques Roumain. Le premier gouvernera Fort de France, en Martinique, pendant 56 ans et sera député pendant 48 ans. Le deuxième choisit l’exil d'Haïti en France et pour seule patrie la littérature, le dernier se sert du vaudou contre la dictature. Pendant trois jours, vous pourrez savourer trois chefs-d’oeuvre primés, qui vous dressent les portraits de ces héros modernes de la littérature caraïbe francophone. Nous vous attendons dès les 11, 12 et 13 décembre prochain, au Cinerobotheque de l'ONF, de 18h à 21h. Une présentation du Cidihca, au coût de $7 la séance. Cordialement, Nikija Malialin, Source Vitale. http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/fra/cinerobotheque/detail-horaire.php?id=1792"

  • Posted December 9th, 2009: Rick Trembles (Motion Picture Purgatory comics in the Montreal Mirror) presents 4 evenings of Cinematic Trash and Treasures. Dec. 9-12, Red Bird Gallery, 135 Van Horne, 2nd floor. More info. Facebook. Gazette story on the event.

  • Posted December 9th, 2009: Check out the ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL 2009-2010. Schedule and Information for 4 movies playing at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. Starts Dec 19, 2009. Click here to view the flyer and schedule.

  • Posted December 8th, 2009: Workshop: Movement, Rhythm, and Mime for Animation. A 2-day intensive introductory workshop for animators with puppeteer/mime/clown Salim Hammad. December 19-20, from 10am-1pm. Centre Communautaire Lajeunesse. Facebook.

  • Posted December 3rd, 2009: MFG members Bis Films writes: "Job Postings: Bis Films is looking for a makeup artist and sound recordist for a low-budget contemporary dance video shoot scheduled for the 13th and 14th of December. If you're interested, please contact us. Great project, fun crew, and talented cast. Thanks! kmac at bisfilms.com"

  • Posted December 3rd, 2009: MFG member Cinzia Colella writes: "Job postings: Apartment 11 Productions, a dynamic TV production company, producing exciting programs for children that are seen around the globe is looking for a production accountant and a technical director for its series. Production Accountant: Minimum 3 years of experience in accounting & bookkeeping. Bilingualism. Experience in TV production is important but not essential. 9-month contract (March to November 2010) with the possibility of renewal. Part time 2-3 days/week (March to May) & (Sept. to Nov.). Full time (May to Sept). Technical Director: Minimum 2 years of experience in reality TV series. Bilingualism. Exceptional knowledge of all technical aspects of video & audio production. Experience in shooting HD format & Multi format. Shooting period: End of May to End of July 2010, on location (Canada & USA). Please send your CV to nathalie at apartment11.tv before January 30, 2010. Only candidates who have been retained will be contacted."

  • Posted December 3rd, 2009: MFG member Jacques E. Bouchard writes: "We're looking for artists (beginning and established alike) of all linguistic and ethnic backgrounds currently or previously residing in NDG for a documentary. Please e-mail for more details, and include a bio and/or link to your web site if you have one." jebouchard at rightbrainprods.com

  • Posted December 3rd, 2009: MFG member Michael Schaus and FirstWeekendClub.ca write: "In 1997, Morgan Freeman offered to pay for the senior prom at Charleston High School if the prom would be racially integrated. In 2008, Freeman offered again. This time the school board accepted, and history was made. PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI, a film by Paul Saltzman, screens at the AMC Forum 20 starting on December 4th Director Paul Saltzman will be in attendance for a Q&A on both Friday and Saturday following the 7:25 and 9:45 screenings. More info."

  • Posted December 3rd, 2009: MFG member ELAN writes: With funding from the new Canadian Heritage Cultural Development Fund, ELAN is launching the RAEV project to identify the communities of English-speaking artists who live and work in Quebec. Musicians, writers, visual artists, and other creative talents flourish in a multitude of local scenes dotted around Mile End, St-Henri, the Plateau, the Eastern Townships and Gatineau. The RAEV project will shine a spotlight on artists from all disciplines and all regions of Quebec. Phase one will create a long-list of artists whose work is acclaimed regionally, nationally and internationally. Phase two will select and promote 100 creative faces with detailed print profiles. 30 Outstanding Artists will be featured in video profiles which will be widely disseminated. Phase One of the RAEV project is a call for nominations. This is your opportunity to ensure that your favourite artists are recognized by the entire community. Nomination forms and more info is HERE

  • Posted December 2nd, 2009: MFG member Harlie Dover writes: "Announcing a brand new experience for those battling the onslaught of our technological era! Fear no more! On Sunday, December 13th from 3-6pm and Monday, December 14th from 6-8pm The Segal Centre's MediaWorkshop is offering the perfect remedy for the technologically challenged... The Home Technology Workshop I. This innovative new workshop at the Segal Centre's Academy is ‘the’ easy way to catch up on the jargon, gadgets and computer ‘stuff’ that has become part of our everyday life. Join Moz Taylor, co-host of CINQ–FM’s Digital Life Show (www.TheDigitalLifeShow.com) for this two-part interactive tour of living in the modern digital world. Find out what it means to tweet, stream, skype, google, burn and blog. Discover tips on: choosing the right computer, surfing the web (Top-10 websites), uploading photos & downloading podcasts, loading your mp3 player, safe shopping on-line, setting up an email account, digital cameras,and much more. Intrigued? Call 514-739-2301 ext.8309 or email hdover at segalcentre.org for more info."

  • Posted December 2nd, 2009: MFG members Loaded Pictures writes: "From the creators of Roadsworth: Crossing the Line comes H2OIL. Thanks to Alberta’s Athabasca oil sands, Canada is now the biggest oil supplier to the United States. A controversial billion-dollar industry is heavily invested in extracting crude from the tarry sands through a process so toxic it has become an international cause for concern. Four barrels of glacier-fed spring water are used to process each barrel of oil, then are dumped, laden with carcinogens, into leaky tailings ponds so huge they can be seen from space. Downstream, the people of Fort Chipewyan are already paying the price for what will be one of the largest industrial projects in history. When a local doctor raises the alarm about clusters of rare cancers, evidence mounts for industry and government cover-ups. In a time when wars are fought over oil and a crisis looms over access to clean fresh water, which resource is more precious? And what price are we willing to pay? IN THEATERS STARTING ON DECEMBER 4TH at Cinéma Parallèle (FR sub) at 2:45pm and 6pm each day. Q&A sessions with filmmaker Shannon Walsh and the production team on Friday December 4th at 6pm, Saturday December 5th at 2:45pm, Tuesday, December 8th at 6pm and Wednesday, December 9th at 6pm. Running time: 75 minutes / language: English with french subtitles. View trailer. Press: The Hour."

  • Posted December 2nd, 2009: The NFB writes: "Les Productions du Rapide-Blanc, in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada and with the collaboration of Radio-Canada, are proud to present in theatres EARTH KEEPERS, A film by Sylvie Van Brabant. Young activist Mikael Rioux travels the world, meeting the exceptional men and women behind innovative projects for the future of society. Earth Keepers breathes hope into an atmosphere of defeatism. This positive documentary – featuring dynamic, modern visuals and sound – is for all those who refuse to give up, despite the enormity of the challenges. In theatres! Cinema du Parc (English version) in Montreal. 4 NIGHTS ONLY. Dec 4-8, 7pm. Cinéma Beaubien (French version) in Montreal starting December 4th. Cinéma le Clap (French version) in Quebec City, starting December 18th. For other screenings and to watch the trailer, visit: http://films.nfb.ca/earth-keepers/ Become a fan of the film on Facebook."

  • Posted December 2nd, 2009: Elite Casting presents an On Camera Audition Workshop, Jan 31, 2010, 9:30am-6pm, $100. Spaces limited. Previouss sessions sold out fast, so act soon if interested. More info.

  • Posted December 2nd, 2009: Call for papers: The Fifth DOCAM Summit, March 3 to 5, 2010, Montréal. The DOCAM (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage) Research Alliance invites submissions of abstracts for the presentation of papers at the 2010 DOCAM Summit, which will mark the end of five years of research. DOCAM is an international research alliance initiated by the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology. Its main objective is to develop new methodologies and tools to address the issues of preserving and documenting digital, technological, and electronic works of art. The interdisciplinary event aims to bring together artists, researchers, students and museum practitioners (technicians, conservators, curators, etc.) in order to expose and explore the issues raised by current research. We especially welcome papers related to the Alliance’s research areas and to case studies applied to artworks or to tested methodologies. More info.

  • Posted December 1st, 2009: MFG member Zhi Min Hu writes: "Casting Call: Based on a true story, Winter Night Endurance illustrates lives of Chinese convenience store owners struggling to reconcile their dreams with their realities. Winter Night Endurance will be directed by award winning director and cinematographer Aonan Yang. The film is slated to go into production in February. We are looking for French and Chinese actors. Mandarin speaking roles: Main role: Male, 36-45, Female, 30-40. Other roles: Male, 50-60, Male, 36-45, Male, 30-40. Children's Roles: Boy 8-12, Girl 4-7. French speaking roles: Male, age 20. Male, age 30-55 (Italian or Portuguese accent ideal). Male, age 30-55 (Italian or Portuguese accent ideal). We need your information, a. headshot b. Chinese region background c. age d. resume. Please contact Zhi Min at Zhiminhu at gmail.com."

  • Posted November 27th, 2009: Congratulations to MFG members EyeSteelFilms whose new film Last Train Home directed by Lixin Fan has just won the IDFA award for Best Feature-Length Documentary! Read More. From EyeSteelFilms, the makers of Up The Yangtze, comes Last Train Home. Every year in the factory towns of China, the same dramatic ritual takes place: millions of migrant workers fight for space on overcrowded trains, trying to return home for the Chinese New Year. The Zhang family has lived this way for twenty years. They barely know their own children, who are being raised by relatives back in their ancestral village. This year, the tenuous family model has broken down, and they travel with additional purpose: they must bring home their runaway teenage daughter so that she can return to school, and not have to spend the rest of her life in a factory. IN THEATERS at the AMC Forum (s.t.english) and at the Cinéma Parallèle (s.t.fra) (35 mm film, Dolby 5.1, running time: 87 minutes / Language: Original version in Mandarin & Sichuan Dialect - subtitled in English). Facebook page. EyeSteelFilms Page.

  • Affiché le 27 novembre, 2009 : Membre MFG Mathieu Marano nous écrit : "Final Cut MTL et Autodesk vous invitent à un événement spécial. Assistez à une démonstration en avant-première de la toute nouvelle solution Autodesk Smoke sur la plate-forme Mac, entièrement développée à Montréal. Découvrez comment cette application de finition s'intègre dans votre environnement Final Cut Studio. Jeudi 10 décembre 2009 à 18h30 http://www.finalcutmtl.org/evenements/smoke "

  • Posted November 27th, 2009: MFG member Faisal Lutchmedial writes: "The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start collecting those presents for friends and family! In celebration of this festive time I’ve decided to put my entire feature documentary “My Cultural Divide” on the internet for anyone to watch free of charge. There’s a reason I am doing this now, and it’s because of the documentary’s focus on sweatshop labour in Bangladesh and the rest of the world. It shows garment workers inside the factories and their plight, as well as the difficult choices conscientious consumers face when standing at the checkout. And although the film is about clothing manufacturing, the same applies to virtually every product we buy including electronics, toys, and even a lot of our food. That said, I am not telling you to stop buying entirely – just when you do go out shopping this year, take a little time to think about where the things you put in your basket came from, and at what cost. You can always contact me about the film as well at info at lutchmedial.ca and if you are interested in buying a DVD copy of My Cultural Divide (better quality and you can play it easily on a TV) they are now available for $15 + Shipping and Handling. Happy Holidays, and enjoy the film!" To watch: http://vimeo.com/6393377 And the film’s website: http://www.lutchmedial.ca/myculturaldivide/

  • Affiché le 27 novembre, 2009 : BERLIN MUR À MUR du 1er au 7 déc. 2009 à la Sala Rossa, l'Institut-Goethe et l'UQAM. 30 ans de culture d'avant-garde berlinoise (1979-2009), vous sont proposées en 7 jours, avec plus de 15 heures de projections, dont 20 courts métrages, 7 documentaires + essais, 3 spectacles musicaux, 2 conférences sur la créativité berlinoise, et 1 soirée spéciale pour lancer le bal ! Un événement organisé par Lysanne Thibodeau, StéréoKULTUR, Goethe-Institut, l’UQAM et Suoni per Il Popolo. Plus d'info.

  • Posted November 24th, 2009: MFG member Frederic Bohbot writes: "We’re looking for an intern-editor to edit a couple documentary trailers for us using Final Cut pro. It’s not high paying, but it’s paying. http://www.bunburyfilms.com Please send your CV to info at bunburyfilms.com. We will only respond if interested."

  • Posted November 24th, 2009: MFG member Ryan Spence writes: "Win $10,000 in production support! "SeaChange," a support program for filmmakers, would like to announce the 2nd submission deadline: December 20, 2009. This program offers a FREE RedOne camera rental and post-production support to the chosen applicant. For more info, please visit: www.greengroundproductions.com/seachange/"

  • Affiché le 24 novembre, 2009 : Membre MFG Pierre Tremblay nous écrit : "Bonjour à toutes et à tous, Malgré la récession (ou grâce à elle...) j'ai eu dernièrement le plaisir de réaliser plusieurs projets créatifs, stimulants et enrichissants. Je remercie chaleureusement ceux et celles qui m'ont fait confiance, clients, producteurs, comédiens et collaborateurs. Mon nouveau site web est en-ligne: http://www.listofilms.com/"

  • Posted November 24th, 2009: MFG member Dan Ahmad is hosting a screening of The Room, known as perhaps the worst movie ever. Centre St. Ambroise, December 5th, 2009, 8pm, $8. Facebook.

  • Posted November 19, 2009: MFG member Dana Schoel writes: "I will be giving some screenwriting and digital video production seminars at Creative Boost, a downtown Montreal arts centre. Here is the link to the courses & registration: http://www.creativeboost.ca/video_eng.html"

  • Posted November 19th, 2009: MFG member Ezra Winton writes: "Cinema Politica, RIDM and Rights and Democracy present: BURMA VJ (Anders Østergaard / Denmark / 2008 / 84 min). Going beyond the occasional news clip from Burma, the acclaimed filmmaker, Anders Østergaard, brings us close to the video journalists who deliver the footage. Though risking torture and life in jail, courageous young citizens of Burma live the essence of journalism as they insist on keeping up the flow of news from their closed country. Armed with small handycams the Burma VJs stop at nothing to make their reportages from the streets of Rangoon. Their material is smuggled out of the country and broadcast back into Burma via satellite and offered as free usage for international media. The whole world has witnessed single event clips made by the VJs, but for the very first time, their individual images have been carefully put together and at once, they tell a much bigger story. The film offers a unique insight into high-risk journalism and dissidence in a police state, while at the same time providing a thorough documentation of the historical and dramatic days of September 2007, when the Buddhist monks started marching... Media activist and film character Khin Maung Win and David Ridgen and Micheline (Mika) Lévesque, Asia Regional Officer for Rights and Democracy, will both be present for at the event. Friday, November 20, 7:30 PM, Room H-110, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West. Entry by donation at the door ($2-5 is appreciated). More info, including full synopsis, credits and trailer: www.cinemapolitica.org"

  • Posted November 18th, 2009: MFG member Nicolas David Mechaly writes: "Be a part of the magic! By Nov 21st two young filmmakers on their journey to UCLA need over 15,000 views. They entered a 49 sec commercial parody into a contest to win the funds they need to go. WHAT YOU CAN DO: View it often. Rate it. Make Favorite. Post it and repost it. Watch at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rk3XpcZUoo. "

  • Posted November 18th, 2009: MFG member Ryan Bruce Levey writes: "Box office smash doc YOO HOO MRS. GOLDBERG started November 13th at AMC Forum. Still going strong. Come out to see it. From Aviva Kempner, maker of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, comes this humorous and eye-opening story of television pioneer Gertrude Berg. She was the creator, principal writer, and star of The Goldbergs, a popular radio show for 17 years, which became television’s very first character-driven domestic sitcom in 1949. Berg received the first Best Actress Emmy in history, and paved the way for women in the entertainment industry. Includes interviews with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor Ed Asner, producers Norman Lear (All in the Family) and Gary David Goldberg (Family Ties), and NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg. AMC Forum showtimes Fri - Thu: 12:45, 3:00, 5:20, 7:35, 9:50. No Passes Allowed. http://www.mollygoldbergfilm.org"

  • Posted November 18th, 2009: MFG member Francis Miquet writes: "Office/editing room for rent/ Bureau salle de montage à louer. $575 (includes heat, hydro & taxes), 600 sq. ft du Mont-Royal/St-Laurent. Incredible view, great lighting. available immediately. Email for details: office at necessaryillusions.ca"

  • Posted November 17th, 2009: MFG member Bachir Boumediene writes: "See Last Train Home, from EyeSteelFilm, the makers of Up The Yangtze. Four stars in The Gazette. At the AMC Forum (s.t.english) and at the Cinéma Parallèle (s.t.fra) starting November 20th. Q&As with the filmmaker Lixin Fan and the production team on the opening weekend shows. Every year in China the same dramatic ritual takes place: In the factory towns of the south, millions of migrant factory workers fight for space on overcrowded trains, trying to return home for the Spring Festival. The Zhangs have lived this way for twenty years. They barely know their own children, who are instead being raised by relatives back home. This year, the tenuous family model has broken and they travel with additional purpose: their must bring home their runaway teenage daughter, so that she can return to school and not have to spend the rest of her life in a factory. 35 mm film, Dolby 5.1/Running time: 87 minutes / Language: Original version in Mandarin & Sichuan Dialect (subtitled in English or French). Watch the trailer: www.eyesteelfilm.com"

  • Posted November 16th, 2009: MFG member Andrew Burnett writes: "Looking to find a co-writer to help collaborate on a treatment to submit to a local production company that has interest in our film idea. A comedy about a southern U.S. family that emigrates to Quebec and attempts to fit into our Habs-cheering, ruthless-driving, poutine-eating culture. Hoping to submit treatment by Friday, and will have collaborative meetings this week. Please respond ASAP if interested. aburnett87 at gmail.com"

  • Posted November 14th, 2009: MFG member Josa Maule writes: Do you want to act? No auditions required, just passion and desire. Montreal School of Performing Arts invites you to our OPEN HOUSE, to participate in our free trial acting classes, ask questions, and meet with our staff. Saturday, Jan 16, 2010, 2 PM to 4 PM, 3975 Notre Dame Ouest (Metro Place St. Henri), FREE. Facebook page.

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: MFG member Tim McSorley writes: "GDP: Measuring the Human Side of the Canadian Economic Crisis" This is the NFB’s first Web documentary explained from A to Z. November 18, 2009, 5 to 7 PM, in the RIDM lounge at the Cinémathèque québécoise. Come watch a special selection of shorts and meet the people who made them. Moderated by Hélène Choquette, project director-coordinator, with the participation of Dominic Morissette (filmmaker), Miguel Raymond (editor), Renaud Philippe (photographer), Marie-Claude Dupont (producer) and Alison (protagonist). Several aspects of this production specifically designed for the Web will be discussed: the documentary process, editing, the photo essay, the time-line, the relationship between the filmmaker and the person being filmed, and interactivity. A Q & A will follow. Visit the GDP Web site. Over the next year, eight filmmakers and eight photographers across Canada will be following the stories of over a dozen Canadians as they find their way through the current economic crisis. Updated daily, the site will eventually feature 250 films and photo essays, about 4 minutes long each. The site is also interactive: you can add your own creative content - whether it be videos, photos or comments - to the site to broaden the discussion and move it in new directions. We're hoping that as filmmakers and media artists, you will be interested in adding your own work to this growing cross-country conversation about the difficulties and successes we've all faced throughout the financial downturn. Follow the project on Facebook and Twitter

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: Cinema l’Amour opens its doors to the general public for an outrageous evening of live music (with Montreal’s premier rockabilly act, the Hellbound Hepcats), and a screening of Russ Meyer’s exploitation classic and ode to female violence, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The party starts at 9PM. $10 cover, free condoms and $3 McAuslan/St. Ambroise beers. Six bucks will get you a threesome (2 beers and a popcorn) - all to raise money for HIV/AIDS awareness through the youth support group Head & Hands. Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 9:00pm. Cinema L'Amour, 4015 Boulevard St. Laurent. Facebook.

  • Affiché le 13 novembre, 2009 : Membre MFG David Ouellet nous écrit : "Un film vit par lui-même. Il grandit avec l’écoute et propose une occasion à son public d’écouter davantage. Si on dit que le language du cinéma est universel, celui-ci ne vous dira qu’une chose : tendez l’oreille. http://www.fastforwardmovie.blogspot.com/"

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: MFG member Sam Green writes: "Final Year film student in Communication Studies at Concordia is looking for a period style home to shoot a 10 minute thriller/horror short on 16mm film at the end of January/February 2010. Open to more modern looks as well. Limited budget, but appreciate any suggestions/advice. Contact: sam.g730 at gmail.com"

  • Affiché le 13 novembre, 2009 : L’an dernier, les Sommets du cinéma d’animation de Montréal ont fait vibrer tous les espaces de la Cinémathèque québécoise. On remet ça en 2009 avec une formule enrichie : quatre jours au lieu de trois et des surprises à la pelle. Toute la programmation sera dévoilée en novembre. Dates: 3 à 6 decembre, 2009. Facebook.

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: MFG member Suzanne Villeneuve launches Werner Herzog's critically-acclaimed BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS on Friday, November 20 at the AMC Forum Theatre. The film that took TIFF 2009 by storm stars Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Tom Bower, Jennifer Coolidge, Denzel Whitaker, Brad Dourif and Xzibit. The movie is distributed across Canada by Montrealer Harry Grivakis of V V S Films. http://badlt.com/

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: MFG member Moira Keigher of the NFB writes: "Donald McWilliams’ new feature documentary A Time There Was: Stories from the Last Days of Kenya Colony, will have its world premiere at RIDM. With A Time There Was Donald McWilliams returns to his time as a national serviceman in 1950s Kenya to craft a strikingly original film essay on the Mau Mau Rebellion — one of the most contentious final episodes in British imperial history. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Screenings: Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 pm at NFB Cinema, 1564 St. Denis. Saturday, November 21, 1:30 pm at Grande Bibliothèque, 475 de Maisonneuve East. See clips from the film here."

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: MFG member YES Montreal writes: "The Business Skills for Creative Souls workshops are designed with artists’ specific career development and entrepreneurial needs in mind, and are presented by working industry professionals. Each session includes time for a question and answer period, and networking is encouraged. This workshop, Let's Talk Docs, for budding documentary filmmakers offers an overview of the documentary filmmaking process, from idea to finished product and beyond. Get the scoop from industry insider Ezra Soiferman, an experienced doc filmmaker (Man Of Grease, Tree Weeks) and director of the film/TV networking organization, Montreal Film Group, who will share tips on: finding unique ideas, planning your film, building your production team, shooting, editing, networking, and getting your film seen (TV, web, festivals, screenings). A not-to-be missed evening for story-tellers with a passion for the craft and business of the doc. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, please call 514-878-9788 or visit us at www.yesmontreal.ca. Let’s Talk Docs, Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM, Cost: $15."

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: MFG member Gary Saxe writes: "It's decision time for Canadian television drama. Over the last few years, ACTRA has been lobbying politicians and the CRTC to change their television policy which has damaged our culture and our work opportunities. ACTRA will be holding a demonstration in Ottawa on Monday, November 16, 2009 - the first day of the CRTC hearings. A bus will be leaving the ACTRA Montreal office, 1450 City Councillors, at 9:00 a.m. and will return to Montreal on the same day at 5:00 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided. You MUST reserve your seat on the bus in advance! (You do not have to be a Member of ACTRA to join with us.) Use THIS LINK to reserve your spot on the bus.

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: MFG member Douglas John Kropla writes: "I now offer The STEADICAM FLYER LE with my HD package. Also offering Redrock Micro M2e cine-adapter with a set of Nikon primes. More info."

  • Affiché le 13 novembre, 2009 : L'Art en action, documentaire réalisé par membre MFG Magnus Isacsson et Simon Bujold. En salle le 20 novembre au cinéma le parallèle. « Un documentaire fort, émouvant et d’une honnêteté totale, qui donne envie de croire en des lendemains qui chantent. » Helen Faradji, RIDM 2009. De l’art, de l’amour et de l’idéalisme à revendre : voilà ce qui fait carburer Annie Roy et Pierre Allard, fondateurs, il y a dix ans, de l’Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable. Bande-annonce : http://vimeo.com/7398181

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: NFB Images of the National Film Board of Canada, widely known for its high quality, pristinely preserved archival and contemporary footage of Canada and the world, has added its entire footage database to Footage.net’s stock footage search platform. The move greatly expands NFB Image’s reach and visibility in the $282-million worldwide footage marketplace and significantly enhances Footage.net’s value to the global production community. The NFB Images database, which includes fully searchable text records, as well as video clips, will now be available for search and screening through Footage.net alongside the other world-class collections currently hosted on the portal. Footage.net users will also be able to send Zap requests directly to the NFB Images sales team. Visit the site.

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: Job Posting: Studio XX, artist-run, feminist media art resource centre, is looking to hire a Programming Coordinator and Junior web developer. Deadline to apply: November 16th, 2009. More info.

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: MFG member Paul Ronca writes: Call for Entries: Do you have a great feature-length comedy, documentary or short film? Here's your chance to submit it to the 14th edition of the Just For Laughs Film Festival which will be held from July 7-18, 2010, during the prestigious International Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Your film could be selected to be screened amongst the best comedy films in the world. Entry deadline: April 30th, 2010. For more info visit: http://www.hahaha.com/film/en // La période d'appel de films est maintenant ouverte! Alors tentez votre chance et envoyez votre prochain long métrage, court métrage, ou documentaire humoristique au Festival du Film de Juste pour rire pour la 14e édition qui prendra l'affiche du 7 au 18 juillet, 2010, dans le cadre du prestigieux Festival Juste pour rire. Si votre film est génial, il pourrait être sélectionné parmi les meilleurs films humoristiques de la planète. La date limite pour les soumissions: 30 avril, 2010. Règlements et formulaire d’inscription disponibles au : http://www.hahaha.com/film/fr

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: MFG member Amber Goodwyn writes: Double Negative presents the One Take Super 8 Event at La Brique, 6545 rue durocher, local 402 (coin beaubien), Samedi le 21 novembre, portes 20h, films 21h. Suggested donation $5. The One Take Super 8 Event (OTS8) began in 2000, with 20 filmmakers each shooting a single reel of Super 8 film, which then premiered to an audience without the filmmakers seeing their work beforehand. All the films were shown as shot. No cuts. No splices. The popularity of this non-competitive festival has allowed it to return each year with more filmmakers participating. To date over 600 films have been created for the One Take Super 8 Event! Facebook page.

  • Affiché le 13 novembre, 2009 : Formations PPP AQTIS: inscrivez-vous... Formations de base ICI. Formations de perfectionnement ICI.

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: WIFTV writes: "Women In Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is pleased to announce that the 5th Annual Women In Film Festival (WIFF) will be presented April 17 & 18th, 2010 in Vancouver. "Our 2009 festival was a huge success and a huge undertaking. We had great films, great parties, movie stars and plenty of inspirational moments from our multi-talented WIFTV members and the film community. This year, the Women In Film Festival will accept Canadian and international SHORT FILM submissions (20 minutes maximum) in the following categories: narrative, documentary, new media, music videos, video poems, or experimental shorts. Submissions featuring strong female characters and stories are encouraged. New this year: Use our online submission form. EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: December 17, 2009. Submission information can be found at http://www.womeninfilm.ca/WIFF_2010.html For further information, check our website www.womeninfilm.ca, email info at womeninfilm.ca or call 604-685-1152."

  • Posted November 13th, 2009: MFG member CSIF writes: Call For Entries: The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is pleased to present the annual $100 Film Festival from March 4-6, 2010. The festival embodies the spirit of low-budget, independent filmmaking and brings the experience of projected celluloid to our audience by only screening film prints. It is the only competitive festival in Canada that screens exclusively on Super 8 and 16mm film. The $100 Film Festival does not charge any entrance fees and pays artist fees for all films selected for the festival. The selected films will also be eligible for festival prizes. Deadline for Entries: December 1, 2009. 16mm or Super 8 Film under 22mins. Must provide a 16mm or Super 8 film print for screening. Films submitted must have had an official release date after December 1, 2007. For more information and entry forms, please visit: www.csif.org/festival or e-mail festival at csif.org.

  • Posted November 4th, 2009: MFG member Albert Nerenberg launches his new doc film Laughology at Cinema du Parc, November 27th to December 1st. The story begins with Nerenberg's discovery of the little known fact that laughter is an innate, not a learned behaviour. From there, the film reveals the history of laughter as well as the theory that laughing is the original "human peace signal." The story takes us to the remarkable Doug Collins who is said to have the "The Most Contagious Laugh in the World." The film reveals why Collins' laugh is exceptional. Audience Warm up provided by top area laughers. http://www.laughology.info Facebook page

  • Posted November 4th, 2009: Studio XX and The National Film Board of Canada, Quebec Center are pleased to announce the launch of their exciting collaboration, FIRST PERSON DIGITAL. Made possible by the financial assistance of Canadian Heritage through the Cultural Development Fund,First Person Digital (FPD) is an innovative training and production program for women exploring new approaches to storytelling in multimedia. FPD will foster emerging talent and spark creative collaborations between filmmakers and multimedia artists working in the English language in Québec. This project aims to inspire tomorrow’s award-winning creators by engaging them with some of the most influential individuals in new media and supporting them in the production of original projects. You are cordially invited to the FPD kickoff launch: 5:15 PM, Monday, November 9, 2009 at CinemaSpace at The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, 5170 Cote St. Catherine Rd. Please note that an RSVP is mandatory. More info about FPD at the RSVP link.

  • Posted November 4th, 2009: MFG member Harlie Dover of the Segal Centre's MediaWorkshop writes: "Calling all emerging filmmakers and editors looking for answers to all of their Final Cut questions. This course is for anyone trying to break into the independent filmmaking scene, shoot and edit your own films or just trying to get a handle on the complexities of Final Cut Pro. Over the 3 sessions, this intensive editing workshop will help you get a handle on capturing, importing, project organization, editing in a timeline, titling, basic effects, transitions and sound design. Nov 15th 4-8pm, Nov 16th 6:30-9:30pm, Nov 17th 6:30-9:30pm. $150 + tax. More FCP course info on Facebook. Also, the Screenwriting Course begins November 5th. There are 2 spots left. If you are interested, please call 514.739.2301 ext.8309. More screenwriting course info on Facebook. Finally, Sound Editing for Film with Soundtrack Pro is on November 22-24. Sound editing Facebook page.

  • Posted November 4th, 2009: MFG member Emmanuel Hessler writes: "On November 24th, Bis Films and Amy Blackmore Choreography are throwing a fundraiser to finance their contemporary dance video "So There's This Girl". This is an event where art, music, dance and film combine into a multidisciplinary evening to suit all tastes! Featuring Circle Haiku by Emmanuel Hessler and Moe Clark and produced by the NFB's Making Music3. $10 suggested donations at the door, $3 beers, and $4 mixed drinks!!! Doors open at 19h30 and the show begins at 20h30. Off Interarts 5145 Saint-Laurent. Get your tickets by calling (514) 677-8980 or (514) 812-7499. If you are unable to come to our event and would like to sponsor us either way, you can still buy tickets!" Facebook page.

  • Posted November 4th, 2009: Attend the "7 at 9 DOC Québec", Monday, November 9, 2009, 7pm, NFB CineRobotheque. With composer Robert M. Lepage (Le magicien de Kaboul... And more than a hundred other titles!), and Olivier Alary, (Up the Yangtze, L’Affaire Coca-Cola, Last Train Home...). An evening hosted by Réal La Rochelle, writer and film critic (La Diva et le Vinyl, Ed. Tryptique, 2005). Screening of film clips and discussion. Sights, sounds and music… Step into the world of some of Quebec’s soundtrack composers. $12 non-members / $8 members of DOC + ARRQ (card wanted). Your admission fee helps DOC Québec to pursue its action. RSVP: info at docquebec.ca, www.docquebec.ca, www.docorg.ca

  • Posted November 4th, 2009: MFG Member RIDM writes: "The National Film Board is delighted to offer emerging documentary film producers five (5) 200-dollar grants giving access to all the professional activities of Doc Circuit Montreal. Through their collaboration with Doc Circuit Montreal, the NFB will thrust the 5 successful applicants into the upper echelons of the documentary industry and awarded each recipient a professional meetings with a senior producer. The 5 recipients will receive a Doc Circuit Montreal Pass worth $200 and including the Face-à-face and a mentor-ship meeting with a senior documentary producer. You have until November 5th to enter the contest. For more information and to submit click HERE. // L'Office national du film est heureux d'offrir aux producteurs de la relève cinq bourses d'accès à Doc Circuit Montréal d'une valeur de 200$ chacune. En offrant la chance à cinq producteurs de la relève de participer à Doc Circuit Montréal, l'ONF leur permet de se plonger au coeur de la dynamique spécifique à l'industrie documentaire et d'actualiser leurs compétences en échangeant avec des producteurs établis. Les boursiers recevront un passeport d'accès à Doc Circuit Montréal d'une valeur de 200$ (incluant le Face-à-face) en plus de participer à une rencontre de mentorat avec un producteur établi de l'industrie documentaire. Vous avez jusqu'au 5 novembre pour envoyer vos candidatures.Pour plus d'information et pour soumettre sa candidature cliquez ICI."

  • Affiché le 4 Novembre, 2009 : La 12e édition des Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) se tiendra à Montréal du 11 au 21 novembre. http://ridm.qc.ca

  • Posted November 3rd, 2009: TELUS presents CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival ‘Best Shorts of 2009’ National Tour. Join us for a screening of the 11 best short films from the 2009 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival! Admission is absolutely FREE but seating is limited. Secure your tickets now and find out more by visiting http://www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com/tour or email your and your guest’s name directly to montrealrsvp at cfccreates.com. Limit of 2 tickets per name. Date of screening : November 17th, 2009, 7-9pm, Cinema du Parc, 3575 avenue du Parc, Montreal PQ.

  • Posted November 1st, 2009: Congratulations to MFG Co-Founder John Christou and MFG members Karina Garcia Casanova, Darren Pasemko and their team for their new animated documentary series Les grands penseurs/The Great Thinkers appearing online at the FondsTV5 web site. Watch it HERE. Join the Facebook Group.

  • Posted November 1st, 2009: MFG member Shira Avni writes: Hi all! A very happy note to let you know that my recent film Tying Your Own Shoes has just been awarded the Golden Dove - the grand prize for short documentary film at the Leipzig Festival! Hooray!!!!! The film was made in collaboration with four amazing artists who have Down syndrome. I am still in shock but wanted to share the happy news! Congratulations and many thanks to all whose beautiful work made the film possible: Carrie, Luigi, Fred, Lillian, Jonathan, Salim, and of course Ninah, Katherine, Matthew, Petra, Michael, David, and the whole NFB Mediatheque crew!!! Shira" Visit the NFB site

  • Posted November 1st, 2009: MFG member Richard Baldwin writes: "Seeking DoP and puppeteer/actors for 5-7 min. test footage of TV series: STUFFED!, a sitcom-like adventure fantasy about out-of-work puppets. Shooting interiors in January, exteriors in April. Project is no-pay, but may lead to opportunities for paid work on a future series. Contact: songteller at gmail.com"

  • Posted November 1st, 2009: Cinemania Film Festival 2009: "The CINEMANIA French Film Festival and its spokesperson, Yves Jacques, are pleased to announce the 15th Anniversary film selection, a testimonial to the creativity of French cinema. "Quality, Creativity, Originality" CINEMANIA's programming committee has remained faithful to the highest standards in its choice of films, and CINEMANIA's audience has appreciated that level of discriminating choice - it's what has made the Festival such a success over the past 15 years. Featuring: A line-up of films featured at prestigious International Film Festivals; Major box-office hits from Europe; A captivating choice of new films, fresh discoveries by our programming committee; A Record Number of North-American Premieres. This year, a record number of 28 films (subtitled in English) will receive their initial launch in North America at CINEMANIA -15 North-American, 5 Canadian, and 8 Quebec premieres. All will be eligible for the $5,000 "Mel Hoppenheim Prix du Public". Takes place Thursday, November 5th to Sunday, November 15th, 2009 at the Imperial Cinema, 1430, rue de Bleury." More info.

  • Posted November 1st, 2009: MFG member ELAN (English Language Arts Network) writes: "ELAN's November Schmoozer will take place at The Lounge and CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. Monday, November 9th. 5170 Cote St. Catherine Rd., corner Westbury. Two blocks West of Métro Côte-Sainte-Catherine (Map). This lively and entertaining schmoozer will feature networking in The Lounge, video screening demos in CinemaSpace and a guided tour of the newly renovated Segal Centre which features all-new performance, workshop and rehearsal rooms. The Segal Centre also offers delicious food and affordable beer! Note: The Schmoozer will start 30 minutes later than usual, preceded by the launch of Studio XX's and The National Film Board of Canada's FIRST PERSON DIGITAL project, funded by Canadian Heritage's new Cultural Development Fund. First Person Digital (FPD) is a training initiative for women, exploring new approaches to storytelling in multimedia. FPD aims to foster talent and spark a creative collaboration between a documentary filmmaker and a multimedia artist from the English Québec arts community. Guest Speaker Tanya Kelen will present worldwide trends in multimedia production and FPD Project Heads will offer a brief overview of the FPD Pipeline. Schedule: 5:15PM: Launch of First Person Digital and presentation by Tanya Kelen. Please note that an RSVP is mandatory for this part of the evening. 6:30PM+: ELAN Schmoozer (no RSVP needed for this portion of the eve). 7:00PM: Tour of the Segal Centre with Ezra Soiferman (no RSVP required for the tour). n.b. The ELAN Schmoozer at the Segal is a whole different event from the MFG Party at the Segal on Nov. 10th. Feel free to attend both!

  • Affiché le 1er Novembre 2009 : Membre MFG Jean-Sebastien Lalumiere nous écrit : "Bonjour! J'ai entre les mains un bon-rabais de 50$ pour les formations professionnelles à l'INIS (Espresso). Il est valide jusqu'au 31 décembre 2009. J'accepte toute contribution volontaire. Merci de passer le mot. (514-965-4456, jslalumiere at gmail.com) // Hi! I have a 50$ rabate for Continuing Professional Training at INIS (Espresso). It is valid until the end of December. I will accept all voluntary contributions. Thanks! (514-965-4456, jslalumiere at gmail.com)" More info.

  • Posted November 1st, 2009: Check out info about MFG member EyeSteelFilm's latest film Last Train Home by Lixin Fan. The film is the opening film at the RIDM and is in theatres November 20 at the AMC FORUM and Cinéma Parallèle. More info at the EyeSteelFilm site. Facebook. RIDM.

  • Affiché le 1er Nov 2009 : Membre MFG Le CQAM nous écrit : "Cette année, le Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM) offre un programme de Formation professionnelle continue (FPC) de six cours conçus sur mesure pour aider les artistes et travailleurs culturels des arts médiatiques à mieux rencontrer les enjeux sur leurs parcours. Date limite d’inscription prolongée : 20 novembre. Pour plus d’information sur les cours, formation at cqam.org, 514-527-5116 ou 1 866-527-5116."

  • Affiché le 1er Nov 2009 : Membre MFG Vidégraphe nous écrit : Vidéographe en collaboration avec PureData Montréal vous invite à une démonstration explicative afin de vous initier aux merveilleuses possibilités du logiciel PureData. Logiciel au code source libre, frère de Max/MSP, PureData est un logiciel de programmation qui permet de générer des sons et des images, de manipuler des images (fixes ou vidéo) et des sons en temps réel, de programmer le déclenchement de projections visuelles et d'enregistrement sonore en interactivité. Les manipulations se font à l'aide de commandes, d'algorithmes, de capteurs, du rythme du son et des images, etc. En fait, presque tout ce qui est programmable est possible. Plusieurs artistes utilisent ce programme dans leurs œuvres. Les applications se retrouvent principalement en arts interactifs. Mercredi le 11 novembre 18h30, Démonstration du logiciel PureData, Vidéographe Production, 4550 Garnier." Plus d'info.

  • Posted October 30th, 2009: Check out I WEAR THE VEIL (Documentary, 2009, 52 min., HD) directed by MFG members Natasha Ivisic and Yanick Létourneau at RIDM. Mon. Nov. 16th, 2009 (5:30PM) at the NFB Cinérobotheque, 1564 St-Denis. Synopsis: In secular societies, whether or not women should cover their heads arouses heated debate. Even among believers, there is no consensus. Natasha Ivisic became a Muslim when she married, and now lives in Longueuil. Deep down, she wonders, what does it mean to be a Muslim woman? Co-director of the film, she begins with her own situation, and then introduces us to other Muslim women in an attempt to resolve the question. An introspective and luminous documentary that leaves us knowing one thing for sure: whatever the religion, women have no freedom without the freedom to choose. There will be a reception the same evening to celebrate the premiere of I WEAR THE VEIL and Peripheria productions 10th anniversary. Where: RIDM Lounge at Cinémathèque Québécoise, 8:30pm. With guest DJ Kobal. Facebook. Tickets.

  • Posted October 30th, 2009: Elite Casting presents an On-Camera Audition Workshop for Union and Apprentice members, by popular demand. Sun. Nov. 15. $100. To register please send your photo and resume to: nadia at elitecastingcanada.com. More info.

  • Affiché le 30 octobre 2009 : L'Office national du film du Canada a réservé une place de choix aux professionnels de l’industrie documentaire au sein des 12es Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, en s’associant comme partenaire principal à la 5e édition du Doc Circuit Montréal, lequel se tient les 12 et 13 novembre dans le cadre des RIDM. L’ONF présente et collabore à une série d’ateliers destinés aux artisans du documentaire d’aujourd’hui. Les activités du Doc Circuit Montréal se dérouleront à la Grande Bibliothèque. Inscriptions et plus d'info ICI.

  • Posted October 30th, 2009: MFG member Halima Ouardiri of EyeSteelFilm writes: "Come out and support MFG member Omar Majeed's documentary TAQWACORE: THE BIRTH OF PUNK ISLAM. In 2003, a white Muslim convert named Michael Muhammed Knight wrote a novel called THE TAQWACORES about a fictional music scene that managed to be both hardcore punk and muslim at the same time. The book was an underground best-seller, and more importantly, struck a nerve with disenfranchised young muslims everywhere. Soon after, actual "Taqwacore" bands began to form all over North America. This documentary film joins Michael and bands like The Secret Trial Five and The Kominas on their first tour / pilgrimage across the U.S.A., as they challenge Muslims and non-Muslims alike with audacious anthems like Sharia Law in the U.S.A. and Mohammed was a Punk Rocker. Their spiritual odyssey leads them to Pakistan, and their rocky attempt to bring punk to the streets of Lahore. Produced by EyeSteelFilm (Up the Yangtze, RIP!: A Remix Manifesto). Running time: 80 minutes / Language: English & Urdu (original version English/urdu subtitled in French). Opens Friday, Oct 30 at AMC Forum. The filmmaker Omar Majeed is in the attendance all week for Q&As. See the trailer and lots more at: www.taqwacore.com"

  • Affiché le 30 octobre 2009 : Membre MFG Vidéographe nous écrit : "Pour une deuxième année consécutive, Vidéographe accueille dans leurs locaux le bureau du jeune Festival du Film Brésilien de Montréal. En échange, la directrice du festival Leticia Godinho et la comissaire du festival,Francesca Azzi, nous offrent une programmation de vidéo d'art Brésilien. Pour plus d'informations concernant le Festival du Film Brésilien de Montréal qui se tiendra du 27 Novembre au 3 Décembre 2009 http://www.brazilfilmfest.net/montreal/fra/thefestival.htm

  • Posted October 28th, 2009: MFG member John-Michael Bellamy writes: "On Monday night, Myotte Bellamy Animation & FX & Parce Que Films won the 2009 (ADISQ) Felix award for Best Music Video for Karkwas 'La Facade'. This makes it their second successive win for the same category. The video is directed by Alexandra Myotte (Myotte Bellamy), Olivier Picard and David Pierrat (Parce que films), the same trio that brought you last year's ADISQ winner 'Echapper au sort', also from Karkwa." More info.

  • Posted October 27th, 2009: MFG member Andrés Livov writes: "The RIDM will be screening the World Première of my new documentary A Place Called Los Pereyra (Bienvenue à Los Pereyra) on Sunday, Nov. 15th at 19h (French subtitles) & Monday, Nov. 16th at 20h (English subtitles), both nights at the NFB cinema, corner of De Maisonneuve and St.Denis (Metro Berri-Uqam). Synopsis: The lives of schoolchildren in an isolated, impoverished village in Argentina are affected in unexpected ways when a group of wealthy teenage girls visit on their annual week-long charity mission. To find out more about RIDM (Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal) please go to their website: www.ridm.qc.ca/en/home.html Tickets will be on sale at the festival's box office: Nov. 3rd-9th at Monument National (1182 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, and St.Catherine). Nov. 10th-21st at Cinémathèque Québécoise (335 Boulevard De Maisonneuve, corner St.Denis - Metro Berri-Uqam). I hope to see you there! Andrés. Facebook page."

  • Posted October 27th, 2009: MFG member Michelle d'Eze writes: "Montreal Photo and Video Support Services plays on 2 fronts: sunny locations in the Caribbean and snowy locations in Quebec. Beauchemin d'Eze, the Montreal-based photo and video support services company continue its third year growth with its International Production office in the Dominican Republic. The umbrella company for Montreal Photography Production; Montreal Locations Scouts; Montreal Photographers; Dominican Republic Locations Scouts operating since 1984, Beauchemin d'Eze will service Canadian and international clients seeking sun soaked locations for Film, TV Commercials, Video and Still Photo shoots. Contact: deze at sympatico.ca"

  • Affiché le 27 octobre 2009 : "Avis à tous les réalisateurs, producteurs et distributeurs de films québécois ou franco-canadiens : il vous reste moins d’une semaine pour soumettre vos œuvres à la 28e édition des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois! Vous devez déposer vos films d’ici le vendredi 30 octobre 2009. La 28e édition des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois se déroulera à Montréal du 17 au 27 février 2010. Le formulaire d’inscription est disponible en ligne au http://www.rvcq.com"

  • Posted October 27th, 2009: Check out the Montreal Greek Film Festival at Cinema du Parc from October 30th to November 5th. More info. Facebook page.

  • Affiché le 27 octobre 2009 : Co-op Vidéo Montreal - Offre d'emploi - Adjoint(e) aux producteurs. Poste temporaire d’adjoint(e) aux producteurs à combler. Domaine Cinéma (fiction et documentaire). Taux horaire : 15$ à raison de 24 heures semaines. Période de réception des candidatures: du vendredi 23 au jeudi 29 octobre. http://coopvideo.ca/ Plus d'info sur le boulot ICI (Document Word).

  • Posted October 25th, 2009: MFG member Marc Ostrick of eGuiders.com taps you into the pulse of "the new dial tone". A taste of where net video is going... Enjoy!

  • Posted October 25th, 2009: MFG member Harlie Dover of the Segal Centre's MediaWorkshop writes: "Writing For The Screen: a 4-week intensive to create or tune up your script. If you ever had the itch to write a script for film or television, then this is the class for you. We will explore in depth the exciting journey of transforming your stories from thoughts to words-on-the-page fit for the silver screen. This program will teach proper screenplay format as well as use interactive methods to create the perfect dialogue; most exciting action; and most efficient storytelling. Watching famous film clips, and more obscure nuggets of fantastic independent cinema, will allow for comparative studies on how a scene works, what makes a great character and the art of nuanced screenwriting. Leave this class a more confident writer with the tools that are necessary to finish a full script and submit it to producers. Taught by MFG member Philip Kalin. A 4-week intensive to create or tune up your script. November 2-26, 6:30pm (various dates). hdover at segalcentre.org, Facebook page, Web site.

  • Posted October 25th, 2009: MFG member G. Scott MacLeod writes: "Loyola International College invites you to the screening of the documentary films After the war with Hannelore By G. Scott MacLeod, preceded by The Berlin Wall by Peter Gärtner, in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. November 9th 2009 7:00pm-9:30pm. Loyola International College, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Room AD-307. Please RSVP as soon as possible by e-mail atloyolaic at alcor.concordia.ca or by phone at (514) 848-2424 ext. 2125. Refreshments will be served. More info on After the war with Hannelore here."

  • Posted October 23rd, 2009: MFG member Kris Leblanc writes: "I am an experienced video editor and am currently looking for work. If you have any projects that need editing, please call me. I have my own equipment. email: krisl100 at hotmail.com, phone: 514-683-6000 or 514-213-0223."

  • Posted October 23rd, 2009: MFG member Nicole Edwards writes: "Looking for a Japanese-speaking editor for a short documentary project. This is a paid position. Please contact Nicole at edwardsnicole3 at hotmail.com"

  • Posted October 23rd, 2009: MFG member Kris Leblanc writes: "I am looking for a producer & funding for a project that is close to my heart. Perhaps you might even be interested? I know there are government film/TV grants, maybe you can give me more info on that as well. Here is the project: A few months ago, my sister in law passed away from cancer, Hodgkins lymphoma, at the age of 31. She was positive & always smiling. While she was still well she took an amazing road trip throught the US, Costa Rica, 7 accross Canada. It was a journey of self discovery, enjoying life, & at the same time dealing with cancer. I want to do a film about her incredible journey & to inspire people with cancer to enjoy life. A few months before she died, while very sick & in a wheelchair, she was able to go skydiving with her sister, my wife, on her 30th birthday. My plan is to film this as a movie, not documentary, perhaps more like a mockumentary. She has journals & documented every detail of her journey. Please contact Kris at 514-684-2197 for more info. I only want to show the journals to people who are seriously interested. I will also need actors, a videographer, sound recordist & boom operator. Thanks. Kris. Email: krisl100 at hotmail.com"

  • Posted October 23rd, 2009: MFG member Andres Vial of Chromatic Audio writes: "Audio services for Film, TV & Internet. Chromatic Audio, based in Mile-End, is a professional recording facility and production house offering excellent service and extremely reasonable rates. We have years of experience providing audio services including recording, mixing, mastering, foley, ADR and voice-over work as well as composing and producing music for multi-media. Please check us out at http://www.chromatic-audio.com for more info, pics, equipment list, client list, etc. email: chromatic.audio at gmail.com. You can also call us 514.274.7839 to discuss your next project. Thanks!"

  • Affiché le 23 octobre, 2009 : Membre MFG Vidéographe nous écrit : "Une première démonstration de la Table de montage interactive version 1 (T/Iv1) de Studio imaginaire en introduction du prochain Share MTL, dimanche le 25 octobre à 19h30 à Vidéographe au 4550 rue Garnier. La table interactive version 1 (T/I v1) est un prototype de surface multi-tactile, inspirée des travaux de Jeff Han, permettant d'expérimenter des concepts d'interface utilisateur. Le trio de chercheurs du studio imaginaire est installé pour un an en recherche et expérimentation au laboratoire de Vidéographe http://videographe.qc.ca/html/production/details.php?item=projet&type=&id=38 . Il souhaite rencontrer des artistes désireux de mettre à l’épreuve leur prototype pour un projet de création ou tout simplement pour l’expérimenter. Vous pouvez prendre rendez-vous avec eux par notre agent liaison, Pierre-Luc Audet au 514.521.2116 poste 10 ou par courriel production at videographe.qc.ca Pour suivre l’histoire de l’évolution de la Table interactive http://studioimaginaire.com/blog"

  • Posted October 23rd, 2009: On Wednesday, November 21st, The Montreal 69 Hour Film Challenge will begin... A contest open to anyone anywhere in wich filmmakers are invited to produce a last minute comedy short film for adults. The best film will be presented in the evening of november 24th during the Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival. More info.

  • Posted October 23rd, 2009: MFG member MUFF writes: "This year MUFF (Montreal Underground Film Festival) is accepting films at an earlier date in order to have more planning time! The new submission DEADLINE is December 31, 2009. Late entry deadline: Febuary 14th 2010. Late entry fee: $15 payable to: Montreal Underground Film Festival. Note: We encourage you to send in your film BEFORE THE DEADLINE of December 31st. If you think you might enter your film late, please notify us, so that we know it’s coming, and send in your film with a late fee cheque. Thanks for your understanding and support! We encourage you to submit your work now! All the details for submitting your films are on our website where you can download the registration and guideline forms: www.muff514.com"

  • Posted October 23rd, 2009: MFG member and filmmaker Patricia Chica and actress Michelle Boback are back from the Director's Film Chair Film Festival in New York where they presented their fiction short fiction film DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY which won four awards. Patricia also presented her feature length documentary ROCKABILLY 514 which also won two awards. Presently, Patricia Chica is developing a few feature length projects (fiction and documentary) and continues to direct for commercial television productions and music videos. As for Michelle Boback, she will be playing a lead role in Penumbra a new play that will be presented at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal on January 2010. More info.

  • Affiché le 16 octobre, 2009 : Membre MFG Karen Mariano nous écrit: "12:12 Pour Geneviève, Un film de Karina Mariano (5 minutes) à Image+Nation. « New York, jour de l’An 2005, des images Super 8 retrouvées, à propos d’une peine d’amour oubliée. Madrid 2009, ma meilleure amie pleure en public à cause d’un con à qui j’aimerais casser la face. Mais peu importe où et comment, on est toujours là. À la vie, à la mort ». Musique: The Sunday Sinners, www.image-nation.org/ Dates de projection de 12:12 à Image+Nation. Première projection : 25 octobre, 20h45, Goethe-Institut (418 Rue Sherbrooke Est), programme 18. Deuxième projection : 28 octobre, 21h00, Laika (St-Laurent/Duluth), programme 32."

  • Affiché le 16 octobre, 2009 : Membre MFG Simon Lacroix nous écrit: "Total Crap 6 en supplémentaire à Montréal le vendredi 30 octobre (22h) au Club Soda dans le cadre du Festival Spasm. Total Crap est de retour pour une 6e édition plus mauvaise que jamais ! Une projection du pire de la télé et du cinéma qui vous fera douter de votre santé mentale. Simon Lacroix et Pascal Pilote, collectionneurs de films kitsch, de mauvaises pubs et d’extraits télévisuels désastreux, reviennent avec la supplémentaire de TOTAL CRAP 6, présenté à guichets fermés à la fin mai au Club Soda. Pour avoir une meilleure idée de ce que ça a l'air: TRAILER YOUTUBE. Plus d'info et renseignements billets ici: http://www.simonlacroix.com/"

  • Posted October 16th, 2009: MFG member Nicole Edwards writes: "Looking for a French-speaking or bilingual editor for a short documentary project. This is a paid position. Please contact Nicole at edwardsnicole3 at hotmail.com"

  • Affiché le 16 octobre, 2009 : Membre MFG Mathieu Marano de Final Cut MTL nous écrit : "L'équipe de Final Cut MTL vous convie à une SoiréeONLINE. Trois heures de présentations et de discussions sur les nouvelles caméras reflex capables de filmer des séquences vidéo en HD. Venez voir les Nikon D90, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D et Panasonic Lumix GH1. Essayez-les à la main, sur trépied et même sur montures Zacuto, Redock Micro et Shaphe WLB! Apprenez comment optimiser l'import des clips dans Final Cut Pro! Mardi 27 octobre à 19h30 -- COMPLET. La suplémentaire sera donc le 4 novembre. Les inscriptions sont ouvertes! ; Studio Séries+ de l'INIS; 301, boul. De Maisonneuve est (métro Berri-UQAM). http://www.finalcutmtl.org/evenements/reflex/"

  • Affiché le 14 octobre, 2009 : Les RVCQ nous écrit: "La période d’inscription pour la 28e édition des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois bat son plein ! Tous les réalisateurs, producteurs et distributeurs de films québécois ou franco-canadiens sont invités à soumettre leurs œuvres. Les formulaires d’inscription et les règles d’admission sont en ligne sur le site Web des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois au www.rvcq.com. La date limite pour soumettre les films est le 30 octobre 2009."

  • Affiché le 14 octobre, 2009 : Membre MFG Isabelle L'Italien de PRIM nous écrit : "Appel de projets : Bourse conjoint PRIM/Dazibao. PRIM et CODES D'ACCÈS s'unissent pour offrir une occasion exceptionnelle à un artiste de l'audio d'obtenir une bourse conjointe, lui permettant la diffusion et le matriçage d'une oeuvre en quadriphonie et/ou Surround 5.1, en vue d'une diffusion avec CODES D'ACCÈS. L'artiste retenu disposera d'un an pour réaliser son projet. Le studio de son de PRIM sera accessible pour un maximum de 40 heures d'utilisation. PRIM lui offrira une formation d'initiation au studio de son (non monnayable ou transférable). DATE DE TOMBÉE : 15 NOVEMBRE 2009. Info : www.primcentre.org"

  • Affiché le 14 octobre, 2009 : Membre MFG Isabelle L'Italien de PRIM nous écrit : "Outiller la relève artistique montréalaise : Gratuit et ouvert à tous ! Portes ouvertes - relève en arts médiatiques. Mardi 17 novembre 2009 - 10h à 17h. Consultez le communiqué."

  • Affiché le 14 octobre, 2009 : Membre MFG Isabelle L'Italien de PRIM nous écrit : "FORMATIONS PROFESSIONNELLES CONTINUES 2009-2010 EN COLLABORATION AVEC EMPLOI-QUÉBEC : MONTAGE, MIXAGE ET TRAITEMENT SURROUND SUR PRO TOOLS HD. Groupe intermédiaire: Du 7 au 14 décembre 2009. Groupe avancé: Du 12 au 19 janvier 2010. Consultez le communiqué"

  • Affiché le 14 octobre, 2009 : Membre MFG Chloé Camonis de Vidéographe nous écrit : "Pour les prochaines formations Vidéographe pour l'Automne 2009 et Hiver 2010 : Pour la description et les tarifs de nos diverses formations, veuillez consulter les liens suivants : Formations ponctuelles: Introduction à Final Cut Pro et à After Effects, ateliers avancés After Effects http://videographe.qc.ca/html/production/formation_ponctuelle.php Formations continues: Arduino, PureData et PARI http://videographe.qc.ca/html/production/formation_continue.php Les formations arrivent rapidement, alors dépêchez vous pour vous inscrire."

  • Affiché le 14 octobre, 2009 : Membre MFG Main Film nous écrit : "Main Film offre plusieurs formations en octobre et novembre dont Enregistrement sonore en tournage, Faire un film à budget minimal, Principes théoriques du tournage sur pellicule, Animation image par image et Crédits d’impôt. Frais de formation. Info : www.mainfilm.qc.ca/fr/ateliers.html

  • Posted October 14th, 2009: OFF Interarts writes: "OFF Interarts is a multidisciplinary rental space with 850sq ft. With a kitchenette, fridge, storage, piano, 2 bathrooms, lighting on adjustable tracks and two display windows (for seperate rental). This space is for artists & artistic companies wishing to expose their work or publicize their creative projects. The high-traffic location (5145 Boul. St-Laurent 1/2 block north of Laurier) offers excellent visibility, and our low monthly rental fees won't break your budget. Please contact Rachel 514 274 3222 or info at offinterarts.org or www.offinterarts.org for more information."

  • Affiché le 14 octobre, 2009 : IgorFest 2009 nous écrit : "Mettez de côté vos préjugés et constatez que le court Québécois triomphe d'audace et d'originalité. Igor Simonnet (Fisher Preis, 2003) a sélectionné pour vous les meilleurs courts métrages Québecois des 2 dernières années! De l'animation, de la comédie et de l'horreur dans une ambiance survoltée, des films a 2$ et a 100,000$! Je profite également de cette soirée pour vous présenter, en grande première, mon nouveau film "La légende d'Atsuko" Projections visuelles assurées par Jean-François Alexandre. Prix à l'entrée: 10,00$ Ouvertures des portes: 20h00; Début des projections: 20h30. Jeudi 5 novembre, 20h00. Theatre Plaza. Facebook.

  • Affiché le 14 octobre, 2009 : "La Coop Vidéo de Montréal, centre de production qui regroupe scénaristes, réalisateurs et producteurs, agrandit son équipe et cherche présentement un directeur général. Profil recherché : aptitudes et expérience en développement organisationnel, habiletés de gestion générale, administrative et de ressources humaines, connaissance de la culture cinématographique, habiletés rédactionnelles (français et anglais). Cette personne devra se montrer capable de vision, d'initiative et d'autonomie. Consultez la description du poste au www.coopvideo.ca/actualites.fr avant d'envoyer votre curriculum vitae avec une lettre d'intention par envoi électronique à poste.dg at coopvideo.ca"

  • Affiché le 14 octobre, 2009 : SODEC nous écrit : "Dans le cadre de l’anniversaire du programme d'aide aux jeunes créateurs, la SODEC mène une enquête confidentielle qui vise à améliorer les services des utilisateurs du Programme Jeunes créateurs. Le questionnaire à compléter est disponible en ligne : http://interceptum.com/intercept/view_survey.jsp?aId=39449&sId=39488&langCode=fr.

  • Posted October 10th, 2009: MFG member Shira Avni writes: "Hello all: The website for my new film Tying Your Own Shoes is up! Many thanks to Carrie Haber for her beautiful editing and written work, and Luigi Allemano for his gorgeous music. Tying Your Own Shoes ventures into how it feels to be a little bit unusual. This animated documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the exceptional mindsets and emotional lives of four adult artists with Down syndrome. Tying Your Own Shoes is a hybrid of auteur documentary and animation cinema, two forms in which The National Film Board of Canada has developed a world-renowned expertise over the past 70 years. Best wishes, Shira." More info at the NFB site.

  • Posted October 10th, 2009: MFG member Erik Anderson writes: "Looking for someone who has a Canon XH A1 or something comparable (HDV, 24P), that can shoot, or rent their camera for monday. Please let me know asap! email: 1stofjulyfilms at gmail.com Thanks!"

  • Affiché le 9 octobre, 2009: L'ONF nous écrit: "Dans le cadre du Festival de Nouveau Cinéma, L'Office national du film du Canada et Les Productions du Rapide-Blanc, vous invitent à la grande première mondiale, du dernier documentaire de Sylvie Van Brabant: Visionnaires planétaires. « Le jeune activiste québécois Mikael Rioux va à la rencontre d’hommes et de femmes d’exception, des sommités mondiales dans leur domaine, qui ont créé des projets innovateurs et inspirants pour l’avenir de la société. Visionnaires planétaires apporte un vent d’espoir dans le défaitisme généralisé. Ce documentaire positif, au traitement visuel et sonore moderne, s’adresse à tous ceux et celles qui refusent de baisser les bras devant l’ampleur de la tâche. » En présence de la réalisatrice Sylvie Van Brabant, de Mikael Rioux et de Peter Koenig, économiste humaniste, participant au film. Grande première mondiale: Mercredi 14 octobre 2009, à 19h00, Cinéma Impérial, 1430, rue de Bleury, Montréal. Deuxième présentation au Cinéma du Parc, 15 octobre, à 15h00. Dossier de presse et bande annonce disponible. http://onf.ca/visionnairesplanetaires. Infos et billets en vente : http://www.nouveaucinema.ca"

  • Affiché le 9 octobre, 2009: Membre MFG Aurélie Blanwalhin d'Equiterre nous écrit: "Contest Cocktail d'Equiterre et l'AMT: Trois façons de gagner : en répondant à une question sur la vidéo d'accueil, en partageant une photo ou une vidéo originale ou en sensibilisant son milieu de travail. Prix à gagner : un an de transport écolo, une fin de semaine pour deux en Gaspésie et des cartes BRANCHÉ du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Inscriptions avant le 2 novembre : http://www.equiterre.org/cocktail. Le concours Cocktail transport lancé par Équiterre, en collaboration avec l'AMT, propose des outils et incitatifs pour encourager le transport écologique."

  • Posted October 9th, 2009: MFG member Paul Aflalo writes: "You are invited you to "First Weekend Club Montréal" on Friday, October 9 at 9:20pm, AMC Theatre 22: Montréal Forum. The film being shown is the new Canadian film Cairo Time. We will meet at the AMC Forum Theatre 30 minutes before the screening (9:20pm), the film starts promptly at 9:50pm. After we all watch the film, we'll head over to Hurley's, grab a drink and talk about the film. More details at the Facebook page."

  • Posted October 9th, 2009: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "We are organizing a Halloween Show that is meant to become a video-clip for the web. We need: (1) A Choreographer (2) A painter able to do body painting (3) A lighting director (4) Male dancers (5) An assistant director.The monetary compensation for the participants will be according to the earnings of the show. More info: march.august at yahoo.ca"

  • Posted October 5th, 2009: MFG member Diego Briceño writes: "On Sunday, October 11 at 9pm, participants from Montreal and across Canada will convene online and in person at the UQAM Agora to celebrate a unique co-creation. A short film “exquisite corpse” will be presented after a month-long creative process connecting youth from Montreal Nord and film-makers across Canada. The screening is part of Festival Nouveau Cinema and will be followed by DJs and visuals provided by Makila.tv. A live video feed and live web-portals will enable Montreal participants and observers to connect and party with film-makers across Canada. FREE ADMISSION! 175 avenue du Président-Kennedy" Facebook page.

  • Posted October 5th, 2009: MFG member Cinema Politica writes: " SEX! LABOUR! SMUT! Cinema Politica has teamed up with the Concordia Documentary Centre to bring you a jam-packed four-day film and video festival on sexwork and pornography. Nine programming slots with 20 titles old and new, Canadian and international, all exploring issues of sex, labour and smut. Read below, and we'll keep a seat warm for you. Friday October 16 - Monday October 19. J.A. de Sève Cinema, Concordia University, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West. COST: By donation at the door. www.cinemapolitica.org/smutfestival. Note: The Sex, Labour, Smut Festival kicks off with a special event at 9PM on Friday, October 16th in Concordia's de Sève Cinema. Join us for a screening of vintage silent "stag movies," with live music accompaniment by local performance star "SoCalled" (Josh Dolgin http://www.myspace.com/socalled). Admission is $5 (all other events at the festival are by-donation).

  • Affiché le 5 octobre 2009 : Le FNC nous écrit : "Bientot le début du Festival du nouveau cinéma (7 au 18 octobre 2009): c'est aussi le début des événements du FNC Lab...10 jours de rencontres, de créativité en temps réel et de projections spéciales débridées! Au menu: DES RENCONTRES SOUS LE SIGNE DE LA RÉAPPROPRIATION pour discuter, pour échanger, pour faire le point sur le cinéma et des nouveaux médias à l’heure des nouvelles technologies. CINÉWILD : DES PERFORMANCES AUDIOVISUELLES POUR CÉLÉBRER LES NOCES TUMULTUEUSES DU CINÉMA ET DE LA MUSIQUE. Et bien sûr, les délicieuses soirées de la Louve ! Nuit Bleue, Taqwacore Muslim Punk Blow Out, Prends ça court pendant 10 ans! TechnOmatic et Bonobo en clôture ! RENDEZ-VOUS À NOTRE QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL (Agora Hydro Québec du Coeur des Sciences de l'UQÀM, 175 President Kennedy, métro Place-des-Arts) TOUT AU LONG DU FESTIVAL. ÉVÉNEMENTS GRATUITS. Le FNC Lab est présenté par Vidéotron. Les rencontres sont présentées par Vision Globale. Pour plus d'informations: www.nouveaucinema.ca Joignez notre groupe Facebook.

  • Posted October 2nd, 2009: The NSI writes: "The NSI Drama Prize is our short film training program for emerging Canadian filmmakers. Teams apply with a short film script of ten (10) minutes or less and we choose up to four teams who receive training in writing, directing and producing. The four teams must successfully complete an assignment to be eligible to receive mentoring from established industry leaders, $10,000 in cash support and over $30,000 in services toward production of a short film. Today we're launching our latest call for applications for the program. Applications must be received by November 12, 2009. The application form and a list of Frequently Asked Questions are available now on our website."

  • Posted October 2nd, 2009: MFG members Volatile Works writes: "Allo les amies: Passing on the details for the Global Balkans benefit launch at Club Lambi next Wednesday, October 7th, which some of the volatilities will be participating in (and co-organizing)... talks, film clips, and balkan beats on the menu... veuillez trouver les détails sur le lancement-bénéfice du Réseaux Global Balkans aux liens en bas, un événement dans lequel participent quelques membres de volatile works, mercredi prochain le 7 octobre at Club Lambi.... 4465 St. Laurent Blvd. (at Mt. Royal) Suggested Donation: $10 (sliding scale): présentations, extraits de films, musique et beats balkaniques! A BENEFIT for Voice of Roma (http://www.voiceofroma.com/) & the Coordinating Committee for Workers’ Protests in Serbia (http://tinyurl.com/nby435). Facebook page HERE. Hour article HERE. Venez faire un tour / Join us, Volatile Works."

  • Posted September 29th, 2009: Tons of new worshops in filmmaking, screenwriting, animation and photography are now scheduled this Fall at the Segal Centre's MediaWorkshop. Sign up soon to reserve your space. Lots more info here.

  • Posted September 29th, 2009: MFG member Andreas Kratschmer writes: "URGENT! Montrealmusic.tv is looking for a cameraperson to help us out with capturing concerts at the Pop Montreal Festival. We are a quite new media here in Montreal, our team is composed by music loving volunteers, who want to produce high quality web TV coverage of the Montreal music scene. So we are looking for a music loving VOLUNTEER camera person, with own equipment (camera 3CCD 16:9, shotgun mic), willing to spent a couple of hours on our music community project. Please contact Andreas: info(at)montrealmusic(dot)tv THANK YOU!!!"

  • Posted September 29th, 2009: WhoWeAre.ca writes: "Dear Friends, We’ve got a special invitation for you: be a part of the WhoWeare.ca public beta! You’ve sent us your videos and we’ve uploaded them, wrote about them in our blog, and now we need your input to make our public beta successful. From the fields and trenches of independent film to your browser comes the voice of a new Canada, brought to you by YOU! Got a story to add to our ever-growing online cultural mosaic? Create an account and upload a video, or simply make your voice heard! We’ll be sharing new perspectives every month in our e-newsletter. To opt-in, please sign up for e-mail. For additional news, updates and reflections on the new Canada and its constituents, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or subscribe to our global, blog or video RSS feed. Looking forward to your feedback, comments, tweets and videos! Warmest regards, WhoWeAre.ca

  • Posted September 29th, 2009: MFG member Andrew Princz writes: "After a successful launch at the Segal Centre's CinemaSpace, film-screening venue Cinéma du Parc launches the travel-film series Travels ontheglobe. Peru: The Machu Picchu story is set for October 21st, Kazakhstan: The Real Kazakhstan on November 18 and Angola: Dancing in Luanda is on December 9th. For more information, click to: http://www.ontheglobe.com/services/travelsontheglobe.htm"

  • Posted September 29th, 2009: Quebec Writers’ Federation writes: "THE ART OF WRITING FOR DOCUMENTARY: FROM IDEA TO PROPOSAL; Workshop leader: Pepita Ferrari (MFG member); Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (October 8 to November 26, 2009*), Offered by the Quebec Writers’ Federation, 1200 Atwater Avenue, Suite 3, director Capturing Reality: the Art of Documentary; *Note: The workshop of October 22 will be rescheduled due to a prior professional commitment of Pepita Ferrari. This workshop will guide you through the process of honing your idea, to reducing it to a snappy, gripping synopsis, to elaborating it in all its glory as a full-blown written documentary treatment – the aim is to give you the tools to be able to put down on paper a living, breathing, moving documentary concept. Workshop fee: $150 for QWF members/$170 for non-members, To register: 514-933-0878 or admin at qwf.org. More info: http://www.qwf.org/workshops/fall2009/ferrari.html"

  • Affiché le 29 septembre, 2009 : L'AQTIS nous écrit : "Le Programme de perfectionnement professionnel de l'AQTIS prend un nouvel envol pour sa programmation 2009-2010. Nous vous invitons à vous rendre sur le site de l’AQTIS, afin de consulter de sa toute nouvelle brochure de formations de base. Par souci de l’environnement et pour suivre le pas sur les nouvelles techniques de communication, Le PPP de l’AQTIS n’imprimera plus de brochure papier. Seules quelques brochures papier ont été produites pour les techniciens n’ayant pas internet. Par ailleurs, les formations de perfectionnement pour 2009-2010 seront affichées sur le site de l’AQTIS le 31 octobre. Nous souhaitons vous voir nombreux à venir approfondir vos connaissances. Au plaisir, L’équipe du PPP. Plus d'info."

  • Posted September 29th, 2009: MFG member Deepali Lindblom writes: "We are currently creating our first stage production and require a budding filmmaker to film and edit our shows and the promo. Ideally you should have your own camera. A small honorarium is attached to this work. Interested persons please reply at the earliest at deepali at dung-dkar.org"

  • Posted September 29th, 2009: MFG member Ari Vineberg writes: "I am looking for an agent to handle the marketing and distribution for new pilot fishing program. For information contact me at abmplus at netrevolution.com"

  • Affiché le 29 septembre, 2009 : PRIM nous écrit : "APPELS DE PROJETS: PRIM invite les artistes indépendants en arts médiatiques à soumettre leur candidature pour les programmes suivants : AIDE À LA CRÉATION. Avec ce programme, PRIM offre un rabais de 50% sur tous les équipements de production et de postproduction audio et vidéo, ainsi que sur les services suivants : transfert; transcodage et conversion SD/HD. Toutes les propositions de productions indépendantes sont admissibles, tous genres et toutes durées. BOURSE DE FORMATION :
    Cette bourse permet à un artiste, désirant améliorer son niveau d'autonomie sur les plateformes de PRIM, de recevoir gratuitement une formation en vidéo OU en audio. Vidéo (AVID HD) : 20h de théorie et 10h de pratique individuelle. Audio (ProTools HD) : 8h de théorie, 12h de pratique individuelle et 4h de récapitulation. Date limite d'inscription : 27 octobre 2009. Formulaire et informations supplémentaires à : www.primcentre.org"

  • Posted September 29th, 2009: MFG member Atif Siddiqi writes: "My film Solo (NFB) & 2 Tranie Tronic videos screen for Affirm Action at 12:00pm, Saturday, October 3, 2009, followed by the short videos and a live performance/reading of Erotic Exotic. Do come and enjoy, esp. Solo if you have not seen it. (Winner best Doc Milan GLBT film fest 2004 and hon mention best director Columbus ohio 2004). Association Sportive et Communautaire Centre Sud, 2093 de la Visitation, www.ethnoculture.org, Facebook page

  • Posted September 29th, 2009: MFG member Allan Legarth Nielsen writes: "We're looking for an actress for a very small music video shoot. We can't say much now, other than it is for Unicef and it's unpaid. The actress has to be black, 20-30 years of age, normal body shape/or skinny, not shy of singing (will be dubbed by professional singer in post). French/English doesn't matter. If you are the one, or you know how we can find an actress like this, please contact us on smartshot.pictures at gmail.com. Best Regards, Allan"

  • Posted September 29th, 2009: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "I am Canadian independent filmmaker of Greek origin. I do have relation with Greece and filmmaker friends there. There is an agreement for coproduction between Greece and Canada. I want to create a company and try to promote many Greek-Canadian co-productions under this treaty. I want people to help me in this try. Hoping to hear from you. You may e-mail me at: march.august at yahoo.ca"

  • Affiché le 29 septembre, 2009 : Les rendez-vous du cinéma québécois lancent un appel chaleureux à tous les réalisateurs, producteurs ou distributeurs de films québécois: la période d’inscription est ouverte, soumettez vos œuvres ! La date limite pour soumettre les films est le 30 octobre 2009. La 28e édition des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois se déroulera à Montréal du 17 au 27 février 2010. Les formulaires d’inscription de même que les règles d’admission sont en ligne dès maintenant sur le site Web des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois au www.rvcq.com

  • Affiché le 19 septembre, 2009 : Membre MFG Jean-Francois Brisson nous écrit : "Bonjour, j'ai fait un long métrage durant plus de 2 ans de tournage. J'ai tout financé avec mes cartes de crédits, je suis allé au bout de mon rêve. J'aimerais avoir des conseils pour remplir ma demande de subvention. Un prémontage est dispo. www.aubergerouge.com. Pouvez-vous m'aider? Merci gizosfilms at gmail.com"

  • Posted September 16th, 2009: MFG member Ezra Winton writes: "Welcome back Cinema Politica supporters! Our first screening of our Fall 2009 program will kick off next Monday night, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Our theme this semester is "Heroes(?)" and our opening film is a powerful and entertaining analysis of Hugo Chavez and his policies in Venezuela. Explore the very nature of revolution through the living example of Hugo Chavez and the people of Venezuela. As usual our screenings are by donation, and at this special event we'll have all the filmmakers of ¿¡Revolución!? present, and we'll also be handing out our Fall 2009 schedule. See you in a week!! Room H-110, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve. More info, including the trailer for this film: http://www.cinemapolitica.org"

  • Posted September 16th, 2009: MFG member Paula J. Davis writes: "On The Spot is looking for improv actors/comedians available to perform 1 to 3 times weekly at the Comedyworks and outside gigs such as corporate events, fundraisers, Colleges & Universities etc. Auditions will start September 20th until October 20th, and will be a combination of workshop format and live performance. If you would like to audition please send an email to paulajdavis at bell.net with your experience. Facebook Page."

  • Posted September 16th, 2009: MFG mmber Jean Ambrosi writes: "Industry Loft Party Mixer: Producers, Directors, Actors, Models, DJ's, Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Indy Filmmakers come mix it up at RED LIGHT STUDIOS this Saturday the 19th of September. RSVP Only so hit Facebook page HERE or email Jambrosi Productions at ambrosi at mac.com to put your name on the guest list. Thanks to all. Make films or die trying!"

  • Affiché le 16 septembre 2009: Vidéographe nous écrit : "Voici les listes sommaire des prochaines formations Vidéographe pour l'Automne 2009. Pour la description et les tarifs de nos diverses formations, veuillez consulter les liens suivants : Formations ponctuelles: Introduction à Final Cut Pro et à After Effects, ateliers avancés After Effects: http://videographe.qc.ca/html/production/formation_ponctuelle.php Formations continues: Arduino, PureData et PARI: http://videographe.qc.ca/html/production/formation_continue.php Les formations arrivent rapidement, alors dépêchez vous pour vous inscrire."

  • Posted September 16th, 2009: MFG member Tamar Kozlov writes: "For the second year the Scene et Salon's projector is hosting the Indie Music Video Fest, a collection of the strangest indie music videos of the year. This year's line- up includes Karkwa and Neko Case. Go to the website to check out more. A special music video Scene et Salon will follow. So Montreal filmmakers with music videos, if they're done bring them, if they're almost done finish them, if they've been sitting on you shelf for years give them a fresh new screening! It all starts at 8pm on Friday, September 18, 2009. Centre St. Ambroise, 5080 St. Ambroise. Facebook page."

  • Affiché le 16 septembre 2009: PRIM nous écrit : "Pour connaître les dernières nouvelles de PRIM et de ses membres, consultez le premier numéro de la saison du PRIM Gazette : PRIM Gazette Bonne lecture ! Formations PRIM - automne 2009: Formations offertes en collaboration avec Emploi-Québec : Les étapes de travail en HD: production et postproduction; Montage, mixage et traitement surround sur Pro Tools HD. Consultez le communiqué des formations ICI."

  • Affiché le 16 septembre 2009: Le Festival du Nouveau Cinema nous écrit : Le volet FNC Lab du Festival du Nouveau Cinema propose gratuitement, du 7 au 18 octobre 2009, des RENCONTRES de type 5 à 7 avec des spécialistes du milieu, des performances artistiques ‘CINÉWILD’, des ateliers de création et des activités de réseautage à l’Agora Hydro-Québec du Coeur des sciences – UQAM (175 avenue Président-Kennedy, métro Place-des-Arts). Plus d’informations sur les autres conférences et divers événements du FNC Lab : www.nouveaucinema.ca

  • Affiché le 14 septembre 2009: Le Festival du Film Engagé Ciné-Paix célèbre cette année son 5e anniversaire et est fier de s’associer au Forum Social Québécois 2009. Vous êtes invités aux activités de clôture du festival qui se tiendront le dimanche 11 octobre en partenariat avec le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. Au menu, table ronde sur le cinéma engagé suivie d’un souper-conférence et de la projection des meilleurs courts métrages des 5 dernières années du Festival du Film Engagé Ciné-Paix. Plus d'info.

  • Posted September 14th, 2009: MFG member Yen-Chao Lin writes: "[project:or] is a free bi-monthly creative cinematic event with finely curated short films, live performances and installations. // [project:or] est un événement cinématique bimensuel gratuit, accompagné de la présentation de programmes de courts métrages, les performances en direct ainsi que les installations artistiques. Thursday/Jeudi 8 octobre, 20h, Friperie [pøte:tr], 6029A av. du Parc Montréal. Call for Submissions is open to experimental and animation films under 25 minutes // L'appel de dossiers est ouvert aux films expérimentaux et animations de moins de 25 minutes. http://www.project-or.net/"

  • Posted September 13th, 2009: MFG member Josh Usheroff writes: "Call for submissions: Time & Space. Video Party is now accepting submissions for our next screening event. If you have a short film, video or animation that in some way relates to the themes of "Time & Space", please submit your work today. Details online at www.videoparty.info or the Video Party Facebook Group. DEADLINE: November 1st, 2009"

  • Posted September 12th, 2009: MFG member Pablo Alvarez-Mesa writes: "Anyone interested in setting up a documentary film group? We can watch a film every week or month depending on the interest of people. Send me an email. I can make a facebook group and go from there. docfilmgroup at gmail.com"

  • Affiché le 11 septembre, 2009 : Membre MFG Simon Lacroix nous écrit: "Total Crap vous revient avec des reprises de deux de ses montage de télé poche qui n'ont pas été présentées à Montréal depuis plus d'un an. Best of Total Crap 1 et 2, vendredi 11 septembre 2009, Théâtre Plaza, 6505 rue Saint-Hubert (coin Beaubien), 21h. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wxG3gLku0w En plus: Total Crap 5, vendredi 18 septembre 2009, Théâtre Plaza, 6505 rue Saint-Hubert (coin Beaubien), 21h, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-vdOZcKW7k Plus d'infos: http://www.simonlacroix.com"

  • Affiché le 11 septembre, 2009 : Membre MFG l'ONF nous écrit: "Le film Hommes à louer de Rodrigue Jean sortira en salle le 25 septembre 2009 au Cinéma Parallèle (Ex-Centris) à Montréal et au Cinéma Cartier à Québec. www.onf.ca/hommes-a-louer

  • Posted September 11th, 2009: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "I am independent filmmaker, writer and photographer. I need to take some courses in web design. Would be good also to have some Photoshop courses and some Final Cut Pro courses. I have no money and no time to go back to school. I am in my 40s. I would prefer to find workshops or individuals that offer lessons at a reasonable price. I would be thankful for any advice. You may contact me at: march.august at yahoo.ca"

  • Posted September 11th, 2009: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "TransCanada Channel is a new web channel. Our ambition is to become the Channel of Canadian Artists. We presently are looking for submissions of projects and ideas. We want to collaborate with serious professionals producers for TV programming who had at least one work presented to a big audience. You may contact us by e-mail at: march.august at yahoo.ca"

  • Posted September 9th, 2009: MFG member Elizabeth Johnston writes: "Learn screenwriting basics in one day with Concordia instructor Elizabeth Johnston on November 7. See http://www.explore-the-possibilities.com for further details."

  • Posted September 7th, 2009: MFG member Harlie Dover writes: "Spend time working on your own videos with the assistance of an editor present to answer all FCP challenges! Need some advice on your own digital editing work? Perhaps a little guidance on Final Cut Pro or some help with a special effect or shortcut? Come to the Segal Centre's MediaWorkshop and bring your own projects to work on our 24” iMacs under the supervision of an editor. Get your technical questions answered and an opportunity for creative feedback from other participants and the supervising editor. Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 1pm-10pm, $35+tax for a 4-hour block. More info at the Facebook page.

  • Posted September 7th, 2009: MFG member Kier-La Janisse writes: "Plastic Paper: Winnipeg's Festival of Animated, Illustrated + Puppet Film (May 5-8, 2010) is currently accepting submissions for feature and short films made after January 1, 2009. There is no entry fee. Deadline: February 1, 2010. See details and registration form at www.plastic-paper.org"

  • Affiché le 7 septembre, 2009 : Membre MFG Charles Moquin nous écrit: "Je cherche une équipe (son, photo, montage) pour participer à un court. C'est un court de fiction sur le ''toc'' d'environ 5 minutes. Une journée de tournage. Très petit budget. Environ $100 par intervenants à discuter. Avec ou sans équipement. Veuillez contacter Charles: charlesmoquin at gmail.com"

  • Affiché le 6 septembre, 2009 : L’Institut INIS se prépare à accueillir le grand public dans ses locaux dans le cadre des journées Portes ouvertes, qui se dérouleront le mardi 22 et le mercredi 23 septembre prochain, de 16h à 20h au 301, boul. De Maisonneuve Est. Il s’agira d’un moment privilégié pour rencontrer et discuter avec quelques-uns des formateurs et des diplômés de chacun des programmes de l’Institut. Plus d'info.

  • Posted September 6th, 2009: MFG member G. Scott MacLeod writes: Documentary Movie Screening: After the War with Hannelore. Friday 18 September, 7:00pm to 9:00pm (Coop la Maison Verte). A screening of G. Scott MacLeod's 22 minute NFB documentary, After the War with Hannelore - A Berliner War Child's Testimony, from 1945 to 1989. The screening will be followed by a question and answer period. A selection of Scott's animation drawings will also be on display. http://mail.live.com/default.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0 // French and German Screenings: Le Consulat Général de la Republique fédérale d’Allemagne et MACLEOD NINE PRODUCTIONS PRÉSENTENT: L'après-guerre avec Hannelore - Le témoignage d'une enfant berlinoise issue de la guerre, entre 1945 et 1989. Le 28 Septembre 2009. 18h00-18h30 - Version Alleman (Salle Claude-Jutra), 18h45-19h15 - Version Française (Salle Claude-Jutra), 18h30-20h30 – Reception vin et fromage et exhibition des animations dans le (Foyer Luce-Guilbault). Cinémathèque Québécoise 335 boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Montréal, QC H2X 1K1 (514) 842-9763 www.cinematheque.qc.ca Réalisé par G. Scott MacLeod. Synopsis: L'expérience d'Hannelore Scheiber et les moments de l’histoire qu'elle a traversés sont hors du commun. Née à Berlin en janvier 1945, elle a vécu sa plus tendre enfance dans le climat de déni politique de l'après-guerre et a grandi au sein de la Guerre froide."

  • Affiché le 6 septembre, 2009 : Vous êtes un artiste issu d’une communauté culturelle montréalaise à la recherche de bons conseils pour orienter et établir votre carrière dans le milieu artistique et culturel local? Si tel est le cas, ne manquez pas l’occasion de figurer parmi les 20 artistes qui participeront à la formation Gestion de carrière artistique (d’une valeur de 1 200 $!) qui sera offerte par Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM) à ses membres, et ce, dès cet automne! C’est la nouvelle saison de formation en arts technologiques qui commence sous peu à la Société des arts technologiques (SAT). SAT (TransForm) permet aux artistes, étudiants et professionnels des arts médiatiques de se former, de se perfectionner et d'expérimenter les nouveaux outils de création numérique. Consultez le programme complet de la prochaine saison: sat.qc.ca/formation.

  • Posted September 6th, 2009: MFG member Greg Dunning writes: I'm teaching a new 30 hour course called "Inside Film, TV & New Media" at Dawson's Centre for Training & Development. Description: This course is intended to provide students with an overview of the economics of media. Students will be introduced to the corporate, government, and financial entities that interact in film, television, and new media (Internet platforms). Through interactive lecture and discussion, students will be able to relate the entertainment business to more familiar industries and will be able to utilize this knowledge in furthering their careers. Successful completion of this course will help students understand how and why feature films, television programs, and new media are produced and succeed in the marketplace and will help them plan and succeed with their own projects. More course info. For registration.

  • Posted September 6th, 2009: The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and Doc Circuit Montréal are issuing a call for proposals for the first edition of the 2009 DÉFI MULTIMÉDIA. This is an international competition for innovative, interactive, socially engaged content with applications for mobile and broadband. Emerging producers and creators from all over the world have until the deadline of October 9 (inclusive) to submit their multi-platform documentary projects on the theme of MIGRATIONS. The jury of five professionals will announce the names of the three semi-finalists on Friday, October 23. These three semi-finalists will be invited to pitch their projects publicly on November 12 during the Doc Circuit Montréal as part of Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM). The title of the winning project will be announced following the pitch. For complete information on the competition please visit www.onf.ca/defi-multimedia-2009.

  • Posted September 6th, 2009: MFG member Erik Anderson writes: "Looking for an editor with time on their hands and some sharp FCP skills to help out in the next few weeks editing together a rough cut of a no-budget indie feature that is bound for festivals! There are already 2 of us working on it, but we could definitely use a third in order to meet some entry deadlines. Some beer provided. Please email Erik at 1stofjulyfilms at gmail.com if interested. Thanks."

  • Posted September 6th, 2009: MFG member Hugh John Murray writes: "Looking for some extra $$ in these glacially slow times? I would like to rent your Sony EX-1 or EX-3 mid-September for a day or two. Please drop me an email! hjemurray at gmail.com"

  • Posted September 6th, 2009: MFG member MSOPA invites you to the MSOPA Fall 2009 Open House. Do you want to act? No auditions required, just passion and desire. Montreal School of Performing Arts invites you to it OPEN HOUSE, to participate in free trial acting classes, ask questions, and meet with staff. Saturday, September 12, 2009, 2-4pm, 3975 Notre Dame W. More info at Facebook.

  • Affiché le 6 septembre, 2009 : Membre MFG Vidéographe nous écrit : "Vidéographe vous invite à y participer! Le concours vidéo [re:public], un projet de valorisation de nos services publics et de leurs artisans par la création et la diffusion vidéo sur le web, débute le 8 septembre 2009 et se poursuit jusqu’au 16 mars 2010. Dix films seront récompensés par un jury lors d’un événement spécial dans le cadre du Festival des films sur les droits de la personne de Montréal en mars 2010. [re:public] est présenté par la CSN en collaboration avec Parole citoyenne, l’Institut du nouveau monde, le Festivaldes films sur les droits de la personne de Montréal, Vidéographe, l’INIS et la Cinémathèque québécoise. Pour plus d’information et pour soumettre votre vidéo : www.concoursrepublic.net"

  • Posted September 6th, 2009: MFG member Jacques E. Bouchard writes: "We're looking for a crew to shoot a self-financed short film during the last week of October, featuring a well-known Quebec actor. We need to fill the following positions (part- or full-time): Wardrobe (you'll have access to a huge collection of clothing); Script/AD; Lighting/sound (boom); Set dresser (we have access to a warehouse full of props and furniture); Photographer for the promotional material; Those who can fill more than one position are welcome. The work is destined for festivals, cinema and television. No pay but you'll of course be fed and will receive a copy of the DVD. The shoot will take place in French, so you should have at least a working knowledge. E-mail for information: jebouchard at rightbrainprods.com"

  • Posted September 2nd, 2009: MFG member Josh Usheroff writes: "Video Party Presents BUY GOD! This screening relates to themes of spirituality and consumerism. The night will feature the usual assortment of creative and unique productions that Video Partiers have come to expect. Friday, September 4, 2009 at 8:30pm - Midnight. At the Terrasse St-Ambroise, 5080 St-Ambroise (in back), FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING, Easy parking and bike path access. http://www.videoparty.info"

  • Posted September 1st, 2009: MFG member Debra Kouri writes: "Come out to see the Premiere of the feature film The Bend at the FFM. Seventeen-year-old Jason Campbell thinks he’s losing his mind… and he could be right. It’s one year to the day since his brilliant but unbalanced brother MIKE died mysteriously on prom night, and Jason’s grief, along with the knowledge that mental illness can be hereditary, is freaking him out. With Mike’s sweetheart and best friend home for a memorial, Jason has one night to find out exactly what happened to his brother… and if it could happen to him. A school break-in, an improvised prom party, and a confession that could change them all forever… growing up is never easy, especially when you can’t see around the bend. Produced by Debra Kouri & Jennifer Kierans. Written & Directed by Jennifer Kierans. Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 7pm, Quartier Latin, FFM Ticket Code: L10.01.5 Also plays: Sept. 2nd at 3:00pm and Sept. 4th at 10:00am. Facebook Page"

  • Posted September 1st, 2009: MFG member Isabelle Proulx writes: "Tune in to the new Pioneer Productions/Alan Handel Productions series Naked Science on DiscoveryHD. The wonders of the natural world are laid bare with the premiere of Naked Science, a seven-part scientific investigation into the biggest mysteries of all time. Premiering on DiscoveryHD on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 7pmET." More info on the series here. Full schedule of all 7 episodes here.

  • Affiché le 1er septembre, 2009 : Membre MFG Andreas Krätschmer nous écrit : "www.MONTREALmusic.tv est une nouvelle chaîne de web TV communautaire créée par deux professionnels des médias fans de musique. Nous cherchons maintenant un/une GRAPHISTE WEB le plus rapidement possible pour amener le site web à un autre niveau. Nous sommes bénévoles et travaillons au projet quelques heures par semaine pour le moment. Nous cherchons donc un/une GRAPHISTE WEB qui travaillerait avec nous sur ce rythme. Nous cherchons une personne motivée, engagée qui aime inventer, créer, penser et laisser son empreinte graphique bien à elle sur un tel projet. Nous cherchons quelqu'un qui veut, comme nous, imaginer une nouvelle chaîne de télé web de A à Z. Alors, si vous croyez au projet, que vous souhaitez laisser votre signature de graphiste dans un monde musical, alors faites-nous parvenir votre candidature + portfolio à : info at montrealmusic.tv. Au plaisir de créer ensemble le futur MONTREALmusic.tv!"

  • Posted September 1st, 2009: YoungCuts: The premiere international showcase for great short films by the world's best young filmmakers. The YoungCuts Film Festival presents its choices for the Top 100 films by young filmmakers. At Cinema du Parc starting Friday, September 25, 2009 at 9:00pm, $7.50 per screening, 10 tickets for $50. More info.

  • Affiché le 1er septembre, 2009 : Membre MFG PRIM nous écrit : "Appel de projets, Bourse conjointe PRIM/DAZIBAO. Les propositions devront soulever des problématiques propres à la photographie tout en y confrontant l'audio, la vidéo et le traitement numérique. PRIM met à la disposition de l'artiste ses équipements pour la réalisation d'une œuvre qui sera ensuite présentée à la galerie DAZIBAO." Plus d'info.

  • Posted August 25th, 2009: MFG member Stuart Ashton writes: "Ohara's Pub's Monday Night Indie Movies Night: Two Short Films and a reading from the novel Arcania: Breakfast with Ginny by Gabriel Darveau and Arcania by Jean Bourbonnais. Monday, August 31, 2009 at 9:00pm, 1197 rue University. Facebook page.

  • Posted August 25th, 2009: MFG member Martin Edralin writes: "We're a Toronto based production company looking for a composer for a short artistic comedy-drama. Fee negotiable. Contact Martin at cirquezero at gmail.com. More info"

  • Posted August 25th, 2009: MFG member Lily Lanken writes: The Montreal 60 Second Film Festival (M60) is an annual festival of films that are each 60 seconds long. This year's films will be screened at Sala Rossa on Wednesday September 9th, Thursday September 10th, and Friday September 11th. All the films will be shown on each of the three screening nights! Last year we had to turn people away, so choose which of these nights you want to see the films and come early - doors at 8:30pm. La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. St-Laurent. Facebook page. Official web site.

  • Posted August 25th, 2009: MFG member CITIZENShift writes: "We’re excited to invite you to the first edition of the Citizen Media Rendezvous, being held in Montreal at the end of August! WHEN: Wed. August 26th at 2:30 – 9:00PM (program includes multiple segments) WHERE: SAT (Society for Arts and Technology): 1195 St-Laurent boul., Montreal & streamed live online. While citizen and independent media has been rapidly gaining strength and credibility on the web, we continue to face important challenges in sharing content, developing platforms and securing financing. The Citizen Media Rendezvous is an occasion for people in the independent, citizen-based or social media communities to come together to share ideas and strategies that will affect the future of our collective mediascape. The Rendezvous is a not-to-be-missed networking event featuring seasoned media entrepreneurs and in depth case studies from independent projects. Join us at this exciting event and help us promote it by sending this invitation to your contacts! If you're not in Montreal, you can still participate by tuning in to the live stream of the event (presented by Live Stream), chat with other viewers and pass on questions to event participants in Montreal. Registration is free, but necessary! Please register, places are limited. More info"

  • Affiché le 25, août, 2009: L'équipe du festival a le plaisir de vous faire part de ses activités de l'automne 2009 et vous invite à visiter son nouveau site Internet www.ffdpm.com. Le Festival de films sur les droits de la personne de Montréal (FFDPM) présente les 2es Rendez-vous des droits de la personne au Cinéma ONF à Montréal, les mardis 8 septembre, 6 octobre, 10 novembre et 8 décembre 2009 à 19 h (1564, rue Saint-Denis) au Centre Culturel de l'université de Sherbrooke, dans le cadre de la série Regards d'auteurs les lundis 19 et 26 octobre 2009 à 19 h (2500, boulevard de l’Université) www.ffdpm.com. Séance : 7$ [adulte], 5$ [étudiant et aîné]. Billets en vente dès le 1er septembre, uniquement au guichet des cinémas. www.ffdpm.com

  • Posted August 25th, 2009: MFG member Raphael Levy writes: "For those of you interested in watching the continuing saga of Juan Redscent, you are cordially welcome to assist in the official World Premier of the short film, The Hermitian Penny. Show times at Cinema Quartier Latin: 28 août 21h20 L16.28.6; 30 août 11h00 L16.30.1; 31 août 15h00 L16.31.3; Directed by Raphael Levy (Canada, 15mins.) For more information, check out the official program for the Montreal World Film Festival at http://www.ffm-montreal.org"

  • Posted August 24th, 2009: Nicole Braber writes: "A shocking dinner invitation sends close friends into uncharted territory that will change their relationships forever… Among Friends by MFG member Geoffrey Uloth. You are all invited to the premiere of our film Among Friends at the World Film Festival in Montreal! Saturday, August 29, 2009, 5pm, Cinema Quartier Latin, 350 ruelle Emery." Facebook page. Watch the trailer.

  • Posted August 24th, 2009: MFG member Tyler Gibb writes: "I just wanted to send out a quick note to tell you that tickets to three Montreal screenings of my new film Refrain are now on sale! Refrain will be screening as part of the Montreal World Fim Festival and I will definitely be attending each screening, so if you've got the means, come on out! Tickets are available through admission.com as well as the Cinema Quartier Latin box office (350 Emery (corner St. Denis) - 514-849-2244). Screening details: Friday August 28th, 5 pm - (Festival Code: L16.28.4 .*FFM); Saturday August 29th, 10 am - (Festival Code: L16.29.1 .*FFM); Sunday August 30th, 7:10 pm - (Festival Code: L16.30.5 .*FFM); Links to the ticket purchase pages can be found at: http://tylergibb.com/refrain/watchrefrain.html or by going to http://www.admission.com and running a search for one of the festival codes listed above. See you soon! Tyler"

  • Posted August 23rd, 2009: MFG member Teresa Shevchenko writes: "Hello Montreal Film Group members, As the senior editor and co-founder of MoreCanadian.com -- exploring Canadian culture through current news -- I invite you to visit our online magazine and in particular, our arts section, which includes stories on Canadian film and filmmakers. We just published an article on the filming of Mordecai Richler’s Barney’s Version and why the book was so popular in Italy, where filming began this week. If you have a suggestion for another story, please let us know. We're always looking for new ideas, comments and suggestions. Sincerely, Teresa Shevchenko Senior editor and co-founder MoreCanadian.com, teresa at morecanadian.com"

  • Posted August 21, 2009: MFG member Rich Baldwin writes: "Crew needed for test pilot of web series: STUFFED!, an over-the-top 'sitcom' about out-of-work puppets in a world that ignores them. Seeking a production manager, DoP, sound person and general crew. Project is no-pay, but may lead to opportunities for paid work on a future series. Contact songteller at gmail.com"

  • Posted August 21st, 2009: MFG member Erik Anderson writes: "Hi, I'm looking to cast a part in the low-budget feature I'm currently hard at work on. The part calls for an elderly woman (65yrs+), white hair (preferably), and filming would be either this monday (24th) or tuesday (25th), weather depending. I know it's short notice, but it's a fun scene in a good movie. Contact me if you're interested for more details. Thanks! 1stofjulyfilms at gmail.com"

  • Posted August 19th, 2009: MFG member Rosie Komadina writes: "Zane is a singer/songwriter from Montreal, Canada, who is releasing his 2nd album, 'Wheels of Time" in the fall of 2009. His music can be heard on multiple TV shows on MTV, E!TV and other major television networks in the US. Supportive of independent filmmakers, Zane makes his music readily available for indie productions for free, on deferral, or small payment. To learn more about Zane visit: http://www.zanemusic.com To hear his new unreleased album 'Wheels of Time' visit: http://www.zanemusic.com/wot/index.htm For licensing, please contact Rosie Komadina: management at zanemusic.com"

  • Posted August 19th, 2009: MFG member Tom Todoroff Montreal Studio writes: On August 23rd, we invite you to come watch a GREAT movie produced by our excellent on-camera workshop coaches: Rosina Bucci, Nadia Rona and Vera Miller of Elite Casting. Let’s support our Montreal talent! SOUTH OF THE MOON, Sunday August 23rd at 3:00 p.m, Location: Theatre Mirella et Lino Saputo, Centre Leonardo Da Vinci, 8350-8370 Boul. Lacordaire - St. Léonard, Admission: $10.00, www.southofthemoonmovie.com. To reserve your ticket please confirm by replying to ttwmontreal at gmail.com, or contact the theater directly. Hope to see you then ! Your MTL Team of Producers"

  • Posted August 18th, 2009: MFG member Deborah Chow writes: "Looking for apartment sublets to house out of town crew! I'm shooting a
    feature this fall and have some crew coming in from out of town who are in need of semi-longterm sublets. Ideally looking for furnished sublets
    starting in the fall (anywhere between Sept-Nov 1) and going for about 6-9 months (duration flexible). So if anyone needs to sublet their apartment, please let me know! Deborah. Email: dc407 at columbia.edu"

  • Posted August 18th, 2009: MFG member Ina Fichman writes: Join us for world premiere of the one-hour television version of Malls R Us, MFG member Helene Klodawsky's facinating look at the malling of the planet. CBC TV, Thursday, August 20, 2009, 8pm. Facebook page.

  • Posted August 18th, 2009: MFG member Cinzia Colella writes: "Space for rent in furnished/equipped production office. Conveniently located near Berri-UQAM metro. Space can accommodate up to 15 people. Short-term or long-term rental. For information contact: Blaine Gillis: 514-282-0776 (ext. 16). Also available: full post production services, offline, online, audio mix, edit available on-site as needed. For information about post production services only contact: Jason Levy: 514-965-2486 / www.post11.net. Space available immediately."

  • Posted August 18th, 2009: "O'Hara's Pub is proud to announce that it will be premiering Guinness Rider's two short films Twine (based upon a Samuel Beckett Radio Drama) and River (Japanese Language/English Subtitles) this Saturday August 22nd at 9:00PM. There is a $5 charge at the door and all money goes to the director toward funding his latest project (a tetralogy of feature films based upon the history of an Irish Family in Quebec from 1847 to present day). O'Hara's is also looking for independent films to show as part of our Indie Movie Mondays. If you have a film that you would like to have shown, please get in touch with us at films at oharaspub.com. INDIE MOVIE MONDAY: Monday August 24th, 9:00PM Yellow Fellas by MFG member Tetsuro Shigematsu."

  • Affiché le 18 août, 2009: Primcentre.org nous écrit: Présentation des travaux des artistes en résidence Birte Endrejat et Rob Kennedy, lors d'une soiré BBQ. Entrée libre ! Le 26 août 2009 dès 18h à PRIM. Consulter l'invitation en format PDF ICI.

  • Posted August 13th, 2009: MFG member Harlie Dover of the Segal Centre's MediaWorkshop writes: “Hi, MediaWorkshop fans! Thankfully, summer’s not over yet but in anticipation of an exciting fall at the MediaWorkshop we are now announcing the pro workshops available beginning in August with Final Cut Pro for Beginners and Intermediate. Please click here for detailed course descriptions and information. You can now register online for all courses HERE // Bonjour à tous les fans de l'AtelierMédia! L'été n'en est pas encore à sa fin -heureusement- mais en anticipation à automne des plus excitants à l'AtelierMédia, nous voulons annoncer les ateliers professionnels planifiés pour le début du mois d’août avec Final Cut Pro niveaux débutant et intermédiaire. Voyez la description détaillée des cours ici. Vous pouvez vous inscrire en ligne en cliquant ICI.

  • Posted August 13th, 2009: MFG member Tamar Kozlov writes: "Alright, another Scene et Salon is upon us: number 9 rain or shine. This one is extra special cause it's taking place outside! We're gonna be out on the Terrace St. Ambroise, on the Lachine canal bike path, screening shorts on an 18 wheeler. SCENE ET SALON screenings are open to filmmakers of all ssorts with works they want to share. It's an open projector concept so just bring your films on DVD with you. For people who just want to check out Montreal's newest underground films, St. Ambroise beer is extra cheap for Scene et Saloners. See you Friday! Friday, August 14, 2009 at 8:30pm, Terrace St. Ambroise, 5080 St. Ambroise. FREE" Facebook Page

  • Affiché le 13 août, 2009: Première du Cinéma Itinérant de la Caraïbe au Canada nous écrit : "Source Vitale et le Cidihca présentent Cultures Caraïbes, avec la première du documentaire de Frantz Voltaire MAESTRO ISSA. Le film retrace le parcours singulier de ce musicien, qui va opérer une révolution musicale dans les années 1950, en faisant découvrir en Haïti, le jazz et la musique cubaine. En première projection, le documentaire de Jean-François Chalut: Saint Jacques Ogou Mythe et Réalité en collaboration avec Frantz Voltaire et Laenneck Hurbon, un document ethnographique, qui donne à voir le pèlerinage annuel à Plaine du Nord, en Haiti. En Introduction, la Mise en lecture d'AMOURS ET BAGATELLES, un texte poétique de Michèle Marcelin Voltaire. L'Événement aura lieu au GESU le 6 septembre 2009, de 3pm à 7pm. 1200 Bleury, Metro Place des Arts. $20 en vente au GESÙ et au CIDIHCA 514.845.0880. Musique live et prix honorifique décerné à un musicien surprise, qui a marqué l'histoire de la musique haïtienne. Facebook."

  • Affiché le 13 août, 2009: Les RIDM nous écrit : "Les RIDM auront lieu dans moins de 3 mois ! Nous sommes à la recherche de stagiaires dynamiques pour compléter notre équipe ! Plus d'info.

  • Posted August 11th, 2009: MFG member Erik Anderson writes: "I am wrapping up shooting on a feature (HDV) film of mine this month, and could use help with editing. I have started editing some scenes (with FCP), but there are more than enough scenes for two people. Feature is a narrative, fictional drama, with aspirations of the festival circuit. Project is extremely low-budget with cast and crew working pro-bono, but the project is artistically satisfying and there is the occasional beer available to those involved. If interested please contact me at 1stofjulyfilms at gmail.com. Thanks!"

  • Posted August 10th, 2009: MFG member Pepita Ferrari writes: "The trial of Maziar Bahari was held a week ago in Iran. He remains without access to a lawyer. In light of the fact that the judgment for Maziar Bahari is expected any day now it is of the most utmost urgency that we send a DOC petition with as many signatures as possible within the next 24 hours. We ask that all signatures be collected by Tuesday, August 11th, at 12pm (EST). Please circulate this petition far and wide, but most importantly sign it without delay. You can find the petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/234155145"

  • Posted August 10th, 2009: Gradschool.com writes: "This fall, QS World Grad School Tour will be travelling to Montreal! Meet admissions officers, earn the chance to receive scholarships and find the best and most ideal program for you, including programs in the Arts. You can find us at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel on Saturday, September 19, 2009 between 1:00PM and 5:00PM. Learn more at: www.gradschool.com Register now at: www.gradschool.com/register"

  • Posted August 9th, 2009: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "I am an independent filmmaker. I have done works mostly in 16mm film. I want to learn the digital techniques: Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, 3D and web site creation. I own a MAC computer and a SONY HDV camcorder presently. I am willing to volunteer my services - if anybody needs - in order to start taking the desiderable techniques. Please contact me at: march.august at yahoo.ca to discuss further details. Thank you."

  • Posted August 5th, 2009: The 5th edition of Doc Circuit Montreal will take place this coming November 12 and 13 at the Grande Bibliothèque during Montreal’s international documentary film festival (RIDM), which runs November 11 to 21, 2009. Back again this year, Doc Circuit Montreal offers a wide array of industry activities for directors, producers and distributors, who will have the opportunity to update their skills and knowledge, develop business partnerships and exchange views on hot industry topics--all towards strengthening the place of documentary film on the national and international stage. Reduced rates on passes in August! More info.

  • Posted August 5th, 2009: Your short film could be part of the sights and sounds of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. CODE Motion Pictures will showcase short form content from Canada and around the world that reveals the power and frailty of the human body in motion as it faces the challenges of sport, art and life itself. Human bodies in motion is the theme bridging the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with national and international audiences. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2009. More info.

  • Posted August 4th, 2009: MFG member Emmanuel Hessler writes: "Hey, I am looking for someone who would have a Canon XH-A1 that they would be willing to rent to me for one night. I am shooting a benefit concert for the Alzheimer's Society and I am one camera shy of a whole set up. Please write me at ehessler at bisfilms.com Thanks!"

  • Posted July 29th, 2009: CSIF writes: "Do you wanna make movies? YES YOU DO! The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) 16mm Film School starts soon! Five months of workshops by award-winning Calgary filmmakers, while you develop, write, shoot, and edit your own film. The workshop will be taught in a Student/Mentor style where students have direct access to professional Artist/Filmmakers as they progress through the filmmaking process. Costs only $1475 for CSIF members, $1625 for non-members. Includes everything. Aug. 27 - Dec. 13. Call David Jones at (403) 205-4748 to register." http://www.csif.org

  • Posted July 29th, 2009: Montreal Film Race 2009 writes: "This past weekend as part of the Montreal Film Race 2009, local filmmakers were challenged to write, shoot and edit an original short film (4 minutes max) in just 24 hours based on the following assignment: Theme: Trust. Surprise Element: Prop - A tomato. Come check out the premiere of the films this Thursday and vote for your favorites! A selection of top films from other cities on the 2009 tour will also be screened. Tickets are $9 (cash only) and can be purchased at the door on the night of the screening. Cinema Beaubien, 2396 rue Beaubien Est, Thursday, July 30th, 2009 (9PM - 11PM)." Facebook event page.

  • Affiché le 29 juillet 2009: Membre MFG Jean François Brisson nous écrit: "Je veux finir mon rêve! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quDZqSIBYFo"

  • Posted July 29th, 2009: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Did it ever happened in your life to experience a great stress? A situation in which all the education you had and all the examples of your prototypes were unable to help you? Would you like to speak in front of the camera about that or better say to recreate a similar situation in front of a camera? We are producing some experimental clips about the above mentioned. We may explain more into a person-to-person interview. The clips are basically for the web and it may go in small artistic TV sites. Profit if ever exist we are willing to distribute it equally. For the moment we are just producing these clips. I am placing this here because I want to meet persons who are really familiar with film environment and they can act. For more info and if you are willing to participate please contact Lukas at: march.august at yahoo.ca"

  • Posted July 28th, 2009: MFG member Hugh John Murray writes: "From under-employed filmmaker to filmmaker, looking to burn a couple of blu-ray discs (everything prepared and ready to go) for a few bucks - prefereably in the Plateau. Thanks! hjmurray at galafilm.com"

  • Posted July 28th, 2009: MFG member Josa Maule invites you to the MSOPA Annual Barbeque Fundraising Event on Saturday, August 8 at 4:00pm. $10 for all you can eat!! Please bring your own alcohol. Saturday, August 8 at 4:00pm. The UNIA Building, 2741 Notre Dame Ouest (east corner at Atwater). Metro Lionel Groulx. Info: (514)483-5526. Montreal School of Performing Arts is celebrating our 17th year of operation, and our staff and students welcome you to celebrate with us at our annual BBQ. We hope you will join us for the festivities, complete with live entertainment, Karaoke, Jam session, great food, raffles and guaranteed fun! Facebook page.

  • Posted July 25th, 2009: MFG member Geourge Kouyoumjian writes: "Production managers needed for a series of short films. Paid position. Must have previous film experience.send background info or resume georgesfashion at hotmail.com."

  • Posted July 25th, 2009: MFG member Geourge Kouyoumjian writes: "I need a script editor to collaborate with me on my ideas. Must have good experience as screenwriter. Will be paid by hour. Send background info or resume to georgesfashion at hotmail.com"

  • Posted July 24th, 2009: Job Posting: ELAN (English Language Arts Network) is currently looking for a new Office Manager for its Montreal office. Full time paid job. Starting in August or September. Deadline to apply: August 21, 2009. More info.

  • Posted July 23rd, 2009: Check out KinoQuébec, Florian Reichart's new German blog about Quebec cinema. Articles in English and German. Visit the KinoQuébec.

  • Posted July 21st, 2009: MFG member Ciné-Asie writes: "New distribution company Ciné-Asie Creatives takes on Korean film My Dear Enemy, a feature film from Korean director Lee Yoon-ki (Love Talk, This Charming Girl), starring Jeon Do-yeon (Best Actress, "Secret Sunshine," Cannes Film Festival 2007). An official selection at this year's Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, My Dear Enemy will screen at Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival on July 24 and 27, 2009. // Sélection officielle au festival de Berlin et au Tribeca Film Festival de cette année, MY DEAR ENEMY sera présenté à Montréal au Festival International de Film Fantasia les 24 et 27 juillet 2009. For tickets and show times, click HERE.

  • Posted July 20th, 2009: MFG member Paula J. Davis writes: "You are invited to the Canadian Premiere of the The Ante at FANTASIA 2009 Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 9:00 PM, at Salle J.A. De Sève, 1400 de Maisonneuve West. WINNER of Gold Award for Feature Film, WorldFest Houston 2008. Official Selection, Slamdance 2009. Excerpt from the Variety review: "A twisty B-movie noir with shades of the classic.... Max Perrier's low-budget widescreen debut feature has only three characters, but each factors indelibly while double- and triple-crossing the others. Pic is vaguely Coens-esque, with comically pathetic small-town weirdos getting bloody in pursuit of elusive cash, and chuckles come as much from Perrier's oft-witty camera placement as from the surprising scenario. Trio of actors up The Ante further from well-made thriller to memorably cultish hoot." - Rob Nelson, VARIETY" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDaO5dSnGUM

  • Posted July 17th, 2009: MFG members D.J. Matrundola and Josh Kimmel invite you to the premiere of their new short film One Love. Thursday, September 10 at 7:30pm, Cinema Beaubien, 2396 Beaubien East, Come on out to see the private screening of One Love! The film will be followed by a Q&A period, and a behind the scenes featurette. Voluntary donations are welcome. All proceeds will be going towards festival submissions. We thank you in advance. Our film must start on-time, so please be there on time...as there are other films to screen after ours! Also, please arrive early, and allow time for parking. It's a very busy area. As space is limited, if you plan to bring more than one guest to the screening, please send your request to info at onelovethefilm.com Web site. Facebook page."

  • Posted July 17th, 2009: MFG member Ryan Spence writes: "GreenGround Productions, in association with Rockridge Pictures and RedGround Camera Rental, is proud to announce the launch of our SeaChange program which will award up to $10 000 worth of production services to emerging filmmakers (including a RedOne camera). For more information please visit: www.greengroundproductions.com/seachange"

  • Posted July 16th, 2009: MFG member Mike Savatovsky writes: "The Flyt Foundation, a leadership development organization encouraging young people to become proactive in their communities through the use of media production tools, is currently looking for an experienced editor, age 26 or under, who possesses the capability to create a dynamic, 2-3 minute rockumentary (video montage set to music) using footage from an exclusive Flyt Foundation interview with Dr. David Suzuki and Mr. Stephen R. Bronfman. The video will be used as the flagship presentation for The Flyt Foundation's website set for launch within the next few weeks. This is a volunteer opportunity and the successful candidate will get his or her name in the credits as the principal editor. Candidates should be creative, able to put together a final piece that resembles an exciting music video, and able to meet the agreed upon deadline to complete the project. The candidate may be considered for future paid consultant work through The Flyt Foundation, which could include, but would not be exclusive to, projects involving the David Suzuki Foundation. Applicants should send their CV or a link to their demo reel to info at flytfoundation.org. Thank you."

  • Posted July 16th, 2009: SuperU.ca writes: "1 Week Left to Enter $2500 International Online Animation Contest. The SuperU.ca & TAC.tv Online Animation Contest ends July 23, 2009. The contest is open to international animators working in all forms of animation. Grand Prize is $2,500 CAD. http://www.superu.ca/contests/view/55 Winner is announced August 25, 2009. Enter now!"

  • Posted July 15th, 2009: Win free tickets to HUMPDAY at the Just For Laughs Film Festival! Friday, July 17th at 7:00 PM at the Imperial Theatre! Joshua Leonard (Blair Witch Project) will present the film! For a chance to win a double pass, please e-mail: promotions at bchabotcom.ca and if you're one of the first to write in, we'll contact you with instructions! www.maplepictures.com

  • Affiché le 15 juillet: Membre MFG Magnus Isacsson nous écrit : "Les Films de l'Isle cherche un monteur sonore junior mais ayant de l'expérience et faisant preuve de créativité, pour un film documentaire réalisé par Magnus Isacsson, auteur d'une quinzaine de films et membre du MFG. (www.socialdoc.net) Le film n'a pas trouvé tout son financement, c'est pourquoi nous cherchons un monteur sonore qui acceptera de travailler à 50 % d'un plein tarif sous la supervision d'Olivier Calvert, un monteur sonore reconnu. Le travail prendra 18 jours et devra se faire au cours des mois de Novembre et décembre 2009 à l'ONF sur un système Pro-tools. Des personnes intéressées sont priées d'envoyer leur CV à l'attention d'Isabelle Couture aux Films de l'Isle, au info at filmisle.com"

  • Affiché le 14 juillet, 2009 : Membre MFG Marie-France Côté nous écrit : "Cherchons acteurs de type latin, parlant espagnol (accent mexicain) et français, 35-50 ans pour court métrage, 3 jrs de tournage entre le 22 et le 30 août. Auditions le 20 et le 29 juillet. Tarif UDA / Prod. ONF."

  • Posted July 13th, 2009: MFG member Guillermo Zafra writes: "I would like to establish contact with young and talented animators (2D or 3D) who are interested in being part of a new short film project. This a personal effort to achieve a personal dream. It has a really little shoe string budget but I'm sure it's worth it. For futher information please contact me at yiyozafra at gmail.com"

  • Posted July 13th, 2009: MFG member Alex Wolfe writes: "Professional Video and Audio gear for sale. Sony, Century, and Raynox Lenses, Audio Limited, Denecke, Schoeps, Rycote, HHB, Sony, Panasonic, Portabrace, Canare, Comtek audio and video equipment. All maintained and upgraded professionally. See list: http://montreal.craigslist.ca/pho/1267957606.html"

  • Posted July 13th, 2009: MFG member David Ouellet writes: "Producer needed for short film production: Fast Forward. Responsibilities in a team effort would entail: planning, location scouting, permits, insurance, budget, marketing and dedication. Contact: ouelletd at hotmail.com. For more details: http://www.ouelletd.blogspot.com/"

  • Posted July 11th, 2009: MFG member Manuel Sinor writes: "Newly based in Montréal, Manuel Sinor is a multilingual actor: 1) English; 2) French; 3) German. He recently played the reenactment lead role in the National Geographic USA Special Hitler's Stealth Fighter, produced and directed by multiple Emmy Award winner Michael Jorgensen, to air on History Canada in September (see National Geographic clip HERE). Manuel also invites you to check his press reviews, portfolio, bio & demo and other film acting clips at www.manuelsinor.com."

  • Posted July 11th, 2009: MFG member Mitchell Stafiej writes: "Hi! My short film A Splinter in my Heart: The Edward Oak Story is being played at the Tout Court Quebec Gala at the JUST FOR LAUGHS FILM FESTIVAL on July 16th at the NFB CineRobotheque at 7pm. Please check HERE for more info. Tickets are 10$. Hope to see you all there!"

  • Affiché le 8 juillet, 2009 : La Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), en collaboration avec le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), la Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, CBC et la Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), convie les scénaristes de la relève à participer à COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT ! Pour la onzième édition du concours, les scénaristes sont invités à déposer une première version dialoguée d'un scénario de court métrage de fiction ou d'animation, d'une durée maximale de 12 minutes, au plus tard le 17 août 2009. Plus d'info.

  • Posted July 8th, 2009: The Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), in association with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), the Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal, CBC and the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), once again invites screenwriters to enter the COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT ! - SPRINT FOR YOUR SCRIPT! contest. For this 11th edition, screenwriters are asked to submit a first draft script with dialogue for a short drama or animated film (maximum length: 12 minutes) by August 17, 2009. More info.

  • Posted July 7th, 2009: MFG member Albert Nerenberg invites you to the Montreal Premiere of Laughology at Just for Laughs on Wednesday, July 22 at 9:00pm. NFB Cinema 1564 St. Denis. From the National Post: Laughology, is screamingly funny – just don't call it a comedy. It's a personal and scientific look at the nature of laughter, and Nerenberg goes to great lengths to dispel the many misconceptions that we carry about what it means to laugh. Though it's an intrinsic part of each of our lives, laughter has never been so thoroughly explored in a film as it is here." Facebook page.

  • Posted July 7th, 2009: MFG member Andres Livov writes: ""The 2009 Film Racing Tour will be coming to Montreal and challenging local filmmakers to create an original short film (4 minutes max) in just 24 hours from Friday, July 24th to Saturday, July 25th. All of the completed films will premiere for the public a few days later at the Cinema Beaubien and the best films will advance into a nationwide competition for over $40,000 in cash and prizes. Anyone may register, but space is limited. Get your team together and sign up today! To register or learn more, visit http://www.filmracing.com/Cities/montreal.htm Special Discount - Use the discount code FILMRACER for $10 off the entry fee. // Version francais: Le Film Racing Tour 2009 arrive très bientôt à Montréal et permettra aux cinéastes d’ici de réaliser des courts métrages originaux (4 minutes maximum) en seulement 24 heures, du vendredi 24 au samedi 25 juillet. L’ensemble des films achevés seront présentés en primeur au public quelques jours plus tard au cinéma Le Baubien et les meilleurs films seront sélectionnés pour une compétition nationale, avec à la clef plus de 40000$ en argent et services. L’inscription est ouverte à tous, mais les places sont limitées. Alors, rassemblez votre équipe et inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’hui ! Pour vous inscrire ou en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur http://www.filmracing.com/Cities/montreal.htm Remise spéciale – utilisez le code de remise FILMRACER pour un rabais de 10$ sur les frais d’inscription."

  • Posted July 7th, 2009: MFG member John Cicione writes: "Looking for a lighting technician or D.O.P to help shoot a comedy music video. For more info contact me. 514 677 0201, john_cicione at yahoo.com"

  • Posted July 7th, 2009: MFG member Erik Anderson writes: "Indie feature looking for an older (50s-60s) gentleman of Chinese heritage to play the part of a stoic father who has lost his daughter in a car accident. Acting experience not necessary, but of course, a plus. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please respond to Erik at 1stofjulyfilms at gmail.com. Thanks!"

  • Posted July 7th, 2009: MFG member Ari Vineberg writes: "Looking for a graphics/animation artist to assist in the conception and creation of 15 second intro animation for fishing pilot. Remuneration negotiable. Please contact Ari Vineberg at abmplus at netrevolution.com"

  • Posted July 4th, 2009: MFG member Sylvan Lanken writes: "The Montreal 60 Second Film Festival (M60) is a not-for-profit film festival of 60 second movies. Our FREE registration party is happening Friday, July 10, 2009 at La Sala Rossa. All are welcome at the registration party - an evening celebrating the mystery, magic, music and movement of movies - this is where you can learn the secret theme of this year's festival and sign up to make a 60 second film. Entertainment will include performances by Julie Lequin (of her "This American Life" submission), magician Sébastien Talbot, zoetrope workshop, screentests - not to mention doorprizes featuring original art created for M60! There is no entry fee and filmmakers will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Much more information is available at www.M60.ca and at the M60 Facebook event page."

  • Posted July 4th, 2009: MFG member Dan Emery invites you to watch his new film Jump! having its Canadian TV Broadcast Premiere on Documentary Channel on Saturday, July 4 at 6:00pm. http://www.streakerfilm.com Facebook Group

  • Posted July 4th, 2009: Lots of acting workshops coming up at Tom Todoroff Studio in Montreal. Call producer Carole B. Thomas at 514-966-8857 to get all the details of click HERE for more info.

  • Affiché le 4 juillet, 2009 : "Le RIDM nous écrit: "La date limites d'inscription est le 15 juillet pour les films québécois et canadiens. Les règlements et le formulaire d'inscription se retrouvent sur notre site au www.ridm.qc.ca. Soumettez vos films en grand nombre !"

  • Affiché le 4 juillet, 2009 : Le film sur Robert Lepage et son Moulin à Images, Dans le ventre du Moulin de Mariano Franco et Marie Belzil est sorti en salles le 3 juillet 2009 au Cinéma Parallèle (Ex-Centris) à Montréal et au Cinéma Cartier à Québec. Une version avec sous-titres anglais sera également présentée à partir du 10 juillet au Cinéma du Parc à Montréal. www.onf.ca/dans-le-ventre-du-moulin www.nfb.ca/the-image-mill-revealed

  • Posted July 4th, 2009: The RIDM writes: "Entries for the 12th RIDM are open. You can submit your film for the 12th RIDM which will take place November 11 to 21, 2009. The entry deadline is July 15 for Québec/Canadian productions. Regulations and the entry form are available on our Website at www.ridm.qc.ca"

  • Posted June 27th, 2009: Thanks for watching and voting for Jasmine Oore's 3 minute short film Glamour Guts. Her comedy about life with bowel disease is one of 3 final films in the running at a big CBC short film contest. Will she win the prize from CBC? Thanks for helping out your fellow up n' coming filmmaker... Update: Voting now closed. http://www.cbc.ca/shortfilmfaceoff/

  • Affiché le 27 juin, 2009 : Le regroupement « sauvonsledocumentaire.ca » s’inquiète de la situation de la production documentaire au Québec et au Canada. Il lance aujourd’hui un clip vidéo et un site internet afin d’inviter les citoyens et les citoyennes à se mobiliser pour assurer la survie
    du documentaire. http://www.sauvonsledocumentaire.ca/

  • Posted June 26th, 2009: MFG member Katherine Macnaughton writes: "Does anyone know where I can rent a Canon HX-A1 camera and/or a Canon battery pack BP-950G? Thank you! kmac at bisfilms.com"

  • Posted June 24th, 2009: MFG member Emmanuel Hessler writes: "I am finishing up a short experimental film with the NFB that deals with the cycles of life, seasons, nature and human beings. I need opening titles by the 6th of July and was looking to work with an After FX artist. If you are interested to collaborate on this project, please e-mail me at ehessler at bisfilms.com. I will be able to provide much more information! Thanks!!!"

  • Posted June 23rd, 2009: MFG member Betty Palik writes: "Summer just got hotter! Muse Entertainment’s music documentary feature ROCKSTEADY: THE ROOTS OF REGGAE will premiere at the Musée d’art contemporaine de Montreal/The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, July 4 -12, 2009, 185 Sainte-Catherine West (corner Jeanne-Mance); Four screenings daily: Original English version at 4 & 9 p.m.; French subtitled version at 2 & 7p.m. (with occasional exceptions). Tickets are on sale through Admission Network. Also available in person at the Musée until 9 p.m. or by telephone, Tuesday – Sunday, 11a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at 514-847- 6212. AND THAT’S NOT ALL! On July 7th The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal will host the greatest Rocksteady event ever seen! At a FREE mega outdoor concert on the General Motors stage featuring the singers and musicians of our film! Tuesday, July 7, 9:00 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these legendary artists reunite on screen and perform LIVE this summer!" View the trailer. Purchase tickets. More info.

  • Posted June 23rd, 2009: MFG member James Malloch writes: "Just a note to let you know that the last episode of the series Finding Our Talk (Season 3) which I happened to edit, will be airing on the APTN Network tomorrow night, Wed. June 24th, at 10:30 P.M. Eastern. Directed by Michelle Smith, this episode documents how the creation of Maori language nests (basically, immersion programs for toddlers) has helped to revive this indigenous language from its precarious state of 30 years ago. For more info: http://www.mushkeg.ca As always, if you have not already checked out my editing website, please take a moment to do so: http://www.jamesmalloch.com Enjoy!"

  • Posted June 22nd, 2009: MFG member Frederic Bohbot writes: "For those interested, LEAVING THE FOLD, Bunbury Films’ last production is premiering on Documentary this Tuesday, June 23rd at 6 & 10pm. It was made by a host of MFG members: Director Eric Scott, Editor Carl Freed, DOP Kieran Crilly, Sound Toby Richardson, Producers Evan Beloff and Frederic Bohbot. Documentary Channel is free for all digital cable subscribers this month! Synopsis: LEAVING THE FOLD is a documentary film which tells the story of five young people born and raised within the ultra-Orthodox Jewish world who no longer wish to remain on the inside. As children they grew up in a closed society where deviation from the rules of conduct is often punishable by ostracism, intimidation or worse. As young adults they pay a steep price for abandoning their parents and community to seek the freedom to make their own choices. Here’s the web site to see the trailer and for more info: http://www.leavingthefold.net"

  • Posted June 22nd, 2009: MFG member Dany Papineau writes: "Bonjour, Pour ceux qui l'auraient manqué, je vous invite à lire cet article qui est parût dans le cahier Cinéma de La Presse ce Samedi est qui, selon la journaliste Sonia Sarfati, était l'un des plus lus ce week-end dans le volet cinéma de CyberPresse.ca (LIEN). Je vous invite aussi à visiter mon site www.danypapineau.com qui a été mis à jour avec les dernières nouvelles. Merci et passez un bel été!"

  • Posted June 22nd, 2009: MFG member Evan Beloff writes: "Looking for low budget scripts. We are a Montreal production team looking to produce a low budget, live action feature film. We are open to all genres but are leaning towards a drama or thriller. If you have an unpublished, polished script and your story has a small number of characters (no more than 4-5 principals), with limited locations and no big budget special effects we'd like to read it. The script will be purchased from the writer, who will also receive full screen credit and potential royalties TBD. Please send your synopsis to: mesoloco at gmail.com and emb at onticmedia.com. Synopsis should be no longer than to 2 pages. Please don't send complete screenplays; we will contact you if your story draws our interest. Students please do not respond."

  • Posted June 21st, 2009: MFG member George Kandalaft writes: "FOR SALE: Edirol R-44 Field Recorder - 4 Channel Portable Multi-Track Field Recorder with XLR/Line/Instrument Combo Jacks. Records up to 24bit/96kHz audio files onto SD/SDHC cards. 4 GB SD Card and Carrying Case included with sale. $800, fixed. georgethesoundguy at gmail.com"

  • Posted June 21, 2009: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "I am and independent filmmaker looking for an event organizer. The purpose is the organization of a big event in Montreal - possibly for Christmas. Please contact me at: march.august at yahoo.ca"

  • Posted June 19th, 2009: MFG member Geoffrey Uloth writes: "We are just finishing up a short film called Among Friends and are now having to replace our temp score with real music. There are THREE PIECES needed and they are in different styles: First: classic old-school melancholy hollywood (strings, harp, tenor singer perhaps- go to this LINK to hear our temp music. Second: up-tempo jazz a la Django Reinhart's "Topsy," and, Third: something like Screaming Jay Hawkin's "I Put a Spell on You." We could do each piece separately with three different musicians, or have one very talented musician do them all. I am open to different suggestions musically, so I'm not completely married to what we have. I would also like to hear "public domain" music suggestions that might fit the bill. A bit of information about the film: Among Friends is about a dinner party gone strange, and so far the test screenings have been very positive. Unconventional, it often provokes debate, which has gotten intense at times, but in a good way... We have applied and are currently waiting on the Toronto International Film Festival to announce the accepted films for this year. We have received support from the NFB for our sound mix, which happens the first week of August, and though we have applied to CALQ for post-production money, we won't hear back before the middle of July and that makes the schedule a bit tight. We need to start work on the music soon. If we get CALQ, there will be a little more money for the music, but whoever takes the job needs to be willing to do the work for less if we don't. Contact Geoffrey at: uloth at evergonarts.com Film's trailer HERE."

  • Posted June 19th, 2009: Job Posting: "Concordia University Television is seeking an experienced film maker to work with youth at our annual Summer Video Bootcamp. The position is full time for two weeks, July 6th-18th, and is compensated $1000. Work hours are from 9:00-17:00, Monday to Friday. The mentor will work with a small group of youth, between the ages of 15-20, and assist them in all aspects of the production of a video project. Mentors will accompany the youth to daily workshops on filmmaking, and guide them through their own production throughout the two weeks. Qualifications: Experience working with teenagers; Film, video or television experience; Must be familiar with all aspects of video production, including story boarding, script writing, camera and lighting, directing, sound and editing; Comfort with a Mac environment; Advanced knowledge of Final Cut Pro; Energetic, enthusiastic and appreciation of teenagers a must. Candidates must be at least 22 years old to apply. Please send CV and/or a SHORT (max. 300 words) cover letter to bootcamp at cutv.concordia.ca by June 24th."

  • Posted June 19th, 2009: MFG member SuperU.ca writes: "SuperU.ca & TAC.tv Launch a New Online Animation Contest. The 4th SuperU.ca TAC.tv Animation Contest opened June 18, 2009. Upload your animation until July 23. Winner is announced August 25, 2009. The contest is open to international animators working in all forms of animation. Grand Prize is $2,500 CAD. http://www.superu.ca/contests/view/55 Congratulations to our most recent winner, Ales Mav, a UK-based animator, who won $2500 in the 3rd SuperU.ca and TAC.tv Animation contest for his film “Daphne’s New Broom”. http://www.superu.ca/contests/view/49"

  • Posted June 19th, 2009: MFG member Tim Kelly writes: "Generous person with video projector wanted! CINEQUANON is a free outdoor summer cinema that sets out to display cult and underground movies whilst also providing a new outlet for local filmmakers to display their own short films. We are searching for a person to loan us a projector 2 - 4 times a month so this awesome group can continue. We can pay a very small fee or give you a few beers for every session. We have over 260 members and were featured in NIGHTLIFE online (http://www.nightlifemagazine.ca/news/view/471). Our main purpose is to support local artists and to try and develop a stronger film community in Montreal. You can visit the group here: http://tiny.cc/cinequanonmontreal

  • Posted June 19th, 2009: MFG member Claudia Chin writes: "The company 3C (Business Management for Artists) offers consulting services in marketing, public relations, accounting, translation, etc. To schedule a meeting or to receive more information, please contact Claudia Chin (phone: 514-779-9885, e-mail: Consulting_3C at yahoo.com). // L’entreprise 3C (gestion d’affaires pour artistes) offre des services de consultation en marketing, relations publiques, comptabilité, traduction, etc. Pour céduler une rencontre ou pour avoir plus de renseignements, svp contacter Claudia Chin (téléphone: 514-779-9885, courriel:Consulting_3C at yahoo.com)."

  • Posted June 19th, 2009: U.S. Immigration Lawyers Serving Entertainment Industry Professionals - The Los Angeles branch office of Muston & Jack, P.C. is focused on providing U.S. immigration services and visa processing to persons in Film, Television, the Arts, and other related fields. Their attorneys will take care of all your visa needs so that you can focus entirely on your upcoming U.S. based events and projects. Please visit http://www.los-angeles-immigration.com or e-mail Attorney Hendrik Pretorius directly at hp at mj-law.com for your consultation.

  • Posted June 19th, 2009: MFG member Robert Cato writes: "Experienced Videographer/Editor available for your upcoming projects. Looking for freelance work, willing to travel. (My rates are negotiable). My background is in Broadcast Television, I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Concordia University, and my past professional experience includes working in different capacities on a wide range of video productions. Gear: XH-A1 Canon HDV Camcorder, Wide Angle Converter, On-camera 10W Light, Azden Shotgun Microphone, Azden Wireless Microphone and Lavaliere Kit, Manfrotto Tripod Kit (Fluid Head) and Monopod, Glide-track Rails, Glidecam 4000 Pro and Smooth Shooter Stabilizer System, Cavision Shoulder Mount, DSLR Cinema Kit - Canon 5D Mark II and Various Prime and Zoom Lenses, 1200 watt Quartz Light Kit, 8-Core Mac Pro with Final Cut Studio 2 and Adobe Production CS4, MacBook Pro with Adobe OnLocation. Services: Camera & Steadicam, (Glidetrack) Dolly Type Shots, Direct-to-disk recording (Adobe OnLocation), NLE Editing, Color Correction, Motion Graphics, DVD Authoring. Work samples available at http://blog.ioanfilms.com/ Call (514) 895 6209 or email me at info(at)ioanfilms(dot)com"

  • Posted June 19th, 2009: Ciné-Asie is looking for interns. Ciné-Asie est a la recherche des stagieres et de bénévoles. Ciné-Asie is a non-profit media arts organization that promotes inter-cultural dialogue between Canada and Asia through the medium of film, video, and digital technology. Our goals are to support and foster the creation and distribution of independent works by Asian and Canadian filmmakers while also to discover and promote emerging talent in the Canadian film industry. Ciné-Asie Creatives - a newly formed associated company of Ciné-Asie, is responsible for International Film Distribution, Co-Productions and Location Scouting Services between Canada and Asia. English Internship description. Offre pour stagieres/bénévoles en francais.

  • Posted June 19th, 2009: MFG member Michelle van Beusekom writes: "Hope you have a sec (or several hours) to check out the companion website to the NFB film I produced called Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary. The site is a journey into the art of documentary filmmaking through 167 interview clips from 38 top documentary directors hailing from 14 different countries. You can navigate by director or by topic through this immersive exploration of the documentary form. http://www3.nfb.ca/webextension/capturing-reality/. Be sure to tell fellow doc-geeks to give it a whirl!"

  • Posted June 19th, 2009: NSI writes: "NSI is now accepting films for its NSI Online Short Film Festival. Submit films for free by Monday, August 17, 2009. Films must be no longer than 30 minutes. Drama, comedy, animation, short documentaries and experimental films are all eligible and must be Canadian. New films are solicited four times a year. Get details and a submission form here. The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round 100% Canadian short film showcase with new films and filmmaker interviews uploaded every week. All NSI website content can be accessed for free. Our latest short film program includes 28 new films."

  • Affiché le 15 juin, 2009 : Le Service de la formation continue du Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup offrira, dès septembre 2009, un nouveau programme de formation continue en « Techniques de réalisation de films documentaires ». Cette formation, menant à une attestation d'études collégiales (AEC), est une première au Québec. Le programme vise à outiller les personnes qui aspirent à réaliser des films documentaires d'auteur dans des domaines aussi variés que la politique, l'environnement, les sciences sociales, les arts et les sciences. On peut s'inscrire dès maintenant. Pour plus d'information, veuillez communiquer avec le Service de la formation continue du Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup au 418 862-6903, poste 2410 ou au serfco at cegep-rdl.qc.ca, site web: http://www.cegep-rdl.qc.ca

  • Posted June 15th, 2009: MFG members OFF Interarts writes: "OFF Interarts offers Montréal's film/television production industry a multi-purpose studio space for rent in the heart of Mile-End, near Montréal's city core. Ideal as shooting location, rehearsal or event space, casting studio, green room, or short-term production office. Available by the hour, day, week or month at reasonable rates. http://www.offinterarts.org, or call (514) 274-3222.

  • Posted June 11, 2009: MFG member Tamar Kozlov writes: "I'm screening in the rain, Just screening in the rain....", Oh, hello. It looks like it'll be a rainy Friday night, tomorrow, June 12th... So the outdoor terrace installment of the Centre St. Ambroise Scene et Salon'll be indoors as usual. 5080 St. Ambroise is the address, 8:30 pm is the time. If you're a Montreal filmmaker with a short you want to screen bring it on DVD. If you're a filmlover you'll dig our open-projector Scene et Salons because you never know what you're gonna see and the filmmakers are always in attendance. Next Scene et Salon is August 14th OUTSIDE on the Terrasse St. Ambroise (shine or shine). It'll also be an open-projector concept so bring your films with you!... And get your music videos edited for the 2nd Scene et Salon and Indie Music Video Festival Collabo-screening in September. See you tomorrow night. Tamar"

  • Posted June 10th, 2009: The Austin Film Festival writes: "We are currently accepting submissions in all categories for the 16th edition of our film competition. In hopes of screening more films from Canada in 2009, we would like to encourage more Canadian filmmakers to submit this year. To submit click HERE."

  • Posted June 10th, 2009: MFG member Raphael Levy writes: "I am offering the following equipment rentals for your filming needs: Panasonic HVX200 P2. Redrock Encore lens adapter (comes with Micro X image flip). The Encore is the latest generation adapter from Redrock with improved edge to edge sharpness and only 1/2 stop loss of light. Also: Redrock follow focus with 3 whips. Canon or Nikon mount available. Manual Nikon lenses: 20mm f2.8, 50mm f1.2, 85mm f1.4. Deposit required. Will accept Paypal. Call 514.344.4175 or email raph_levy at hotmail.com for rates and availability."

  • Posted June 10th, 2009: MFG member David Gascon writes: "Director of Photography available for all kinds of projects. Flexible rates and schedules depending on your production. Reel and CV available at http://www.davidgasconvisuals.com. Call David Gascon at 514-799-3261 or email: david_monde at hotmail.com"

  • Posted June 8th, 2009: MFG member Bill Kerrigan writes: "I'd like to buy a used Sony HVRZ1 HDV camera. Please contact Bill Kerrigan at 514-486-8456 or bill at kerrigan.ca"

  • Posted June 8th, 2009: MFG member Marek Bagga writes: "Film/Video Editor available for any project you may have. Very flexible rates and service. Available 24/7 with my nicely loaded, up-to-date AVID editing suite. Reel and CV available upon request. Would be delighted to give your media a great edge. Call 514-865-4749 or e-mail: marek.bagga at gmail.com, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGORhY3ft2M"

  • Affiché le 8 juin, 2009 : Membre MFG Natasha Sher nous écrit: J'aimerais faire bénévolant dans un flim. Comme assistant directeur, assistant cinematographer ou comme un photographer. natashasher007 at yahoo.com

  • Posted June 8th, 2009: MFG member Jacinthe Dessureault writes: "I am looking for non-union actors for Dog Training, a comedy short about a woman who uses dog training techniques on her unsuspecting fiancé. 3 day shoot at the end of August. Details and breakdowns here: http://www.twoadverbs.com/DogTraining.htm Also looking for a makeup artist. Contact: jacinthe at twoadverbs.com"

  • Posted June 8th, 2009: The 2009 Film Racing Tour will be coming to Montreal and challenging local filmmakers to create an original short film (4 minutes max) in just 24 hours from Friday, July 24th to Saturday, July 25th. All of the completed films will premiere for the public a few days later at the Cinema Beaubien and the best films will advance into a nationwide competition for over $40,000 in cash and prizes. Anyone may register, but space is limited. Get your team together and sign up today! Special Discount - Use the discount code FILMRACER for $10 off the entry fee. To register or learn more, visit http://www.filmracing.com/Cities/montreal.htm Facebook page HERE.

  • Posted June 8th, 2009: The Montreal 60 Second Film Festival (M60) is a not-for-profit film festival of 60 second movies. Our FREE registration party is happening Friday, July 10, 2009 at La Sala Rossa. All are welcome at the registration party - an evening celebrating the mystery, magic, music and movement of movies - this is where you can learn the secret theme of this year's festival and sign up to make a 60 second film. There is no entry fee and filmmakers will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Much more information is available at www.M60.ca Facebook page HERE.

  • Posted June 3rd, 2009: MFG member Paul Aflalo writes: "Looking for someone who can help me transfer a Quicktime DV/NTSC file on to BetaSP. I need this ASAP but my budget is limited. I do have the tapes. Please contact Paul Aflalo at paul at paulogic.com. Any help is greatly appreciated!"

  • Posted June 2nd, 2009: CitizenShift at the NFB writes: Bold move for CitizenShift. CitizenShift and our French language sister site Parole citoyenne will be joining forces with the Institute du Nouveau Monde as our new host organization. The National Film Board, who conceived and nurtured these two Web projects into mature and successful social media networks, will remain a partner and continue to support media production on the two platforms. Over the summer months we will be working to ensure a smooth transition while maintaining our regular activities with new films, podcasts, blogs and events. Keep your eyes posted for news on our upcoming Citizen Media Rendez-Vous, to be held in Montreal on August 26. We're proud of the excellent media works that our contributors have shared on CitizenShift over the past four years, and we thank you all for your ongoing participation and support. Rest assured fellow Shifters, we will continue to march onwards with this transition in order to make the site even more pertinent, active and essential. So don't go away, we're counting on you, as always, to make this site your media host and first stop for information on today's crucial social issues. See the official press release for details. Questions? Ideas? Interested in a potential partnership? Contact us at: citizen at nfb.ca"

  • Posted June 1st, 2009: NFB 70th birthday at the Cinerobotheque from June 5 to 7. All activities are free. June 5 at 7 pm: L'art du réel: Le cinéma documentaire – SCREENING PREMIERE. Directed by Pepita Ferrari (2008, 97 min, Original English and French version with French subtitles). Is it possible to tell the truth in a documentary? June 6 at 7 PM: Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary (original English and French version with English subtitles). What are the ethical considerations and responsibilities that come into play for a director and their subjects? June 7th: Open house all day long. Passes available at the NFB CineRobotheque, 1564, Saint-Denis, 514-496-6887, Lots more info about all these free events here: www.nfb.ca/capturing-reality/

  • Affiché le 1er juin, 2009 : Les 70 ans de l’ONF à la Cinérobothèque, du 5 au 7 juin, toute les activités sont gratuites. 5 juin a 19 H : L’art du réel : Le cinéma documentaire – PRIMEUR EN SALLE. Réalisé par Pepita Ferrari, (2008, 97 min) Est-il possible de capter la vérité en documentaire ? 6 juin a 19 H : Capturing reality: The Art of Documentary (V.O.A/F avec s.-t. anglais). 7 juin : JOURNÉE PORTES OUVERTES. Laissez-passer à la CinéRobothèque de l’ONF, 1564, Saint-Denis, 514-496-6887. Beaucoup plus d'info sur tout ces évenements ici: www.nfb.ca/capturing-reality

  • Posted May 29th, 2009: MFG member Henry Kaszel writes: "I am looking for people to help me make the best ever 15 minute video on the Mazda Miata and sell it to the 500,000 Miata owners worldwide. Profits to be shared by everyone involved. Initial funds are negligible, looking for people to do this on evenings and weekends. Contact: henry.kaszel at ntint.com"

  • Affiché le 29 mai, 2009 : Forum national sur les arts médiatiques: les arts médiatiques indépendants au Canada. L’Alliance des arts médiatiques indépendants (AAMI) sera l’hôte d’un forum national le 13 juin prochain de 10h à 16h30. Le forum rassemblera les représentants de diverses organisations oeuvrant dans le domaine des arts médiatiques au Canada ainsi que certains délégués de la communauté artistiques, afin d’engager un dialogue sur des problématiques du milieu. Lien : http://www.imaa.ca/fr/index.php/mtlagm

  • Posted May 29th, 2009: National Media Arts Forum: Independent Media Arts in Canada. The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) will be hosting a National Forum on June 13th from 10 – 4:30 pm. The Forum will bring together representatives from independent media arts organizations and the larger independent media arts community to gather and discuss current issues within the sector. The objective of this meeting will be to establish common objectives within film, video, audio and new media and to draft an action plan with the top priorities for advocacy work to be carried out by the IMAA. All independent media arts stakeholders are encouraged to attend and to participate. Link : http://www.imaa.ca/en/index.php/mtlagm

  • Posted May 29th, 2009: MFG member Elizabeth Johnston writes: "A one-day screenwriting seminar, given by Elizabeth Johnston, will be held on June 20th. It covers all the basics, giving participants the tools they need to write their own script. More info at www.explore-the-possibilities.com/Workshops.html"

  • Posted May 29th, 2009: MFG member Othello Glenn writes: "I am in the process of making my first featutre film entitled The Cricketers a sports film which will filmed on location in Barbados. I am looking for a co-producer from Cananda and also financing. I would appreciate if you can help me find someone with great experience and also financing. Looking forward to hearing form you. 917-312-2821, othello.glenn at gmail.com, web: www.thecricketersfilm.com"

  • Posted May 27th, 2009: Casting call: MFG member Mitchell Stafiej writes: "Hi there. Our short low budget student film Everything is in its Right Place is currently casting for the LEAD ROLE of Marty. The character is 35-50 years old, tall, slim, and blond. He is an ex-military scientist. If you think you fit this role please send a resume and headshot to furiouseggs at gmail.com. This is a minimally paid role. More info on the film will be provided when responding to emails."

  • Posted May 27th, 2009: Job posting: MFG member Katherine Macnaughton writes: "Bis Films is looking for a very skilled web designer. This web designer needs to freelance and have extensive knowledge of these applications:CSS, HTML, PHP and XHTML, JavaScript,W3C XHTML compliant in coding,MySQL,SEO principles. We are looking to develop a 3D website for a company with embedded videos. This is a significant and important contract. Thanks! Contact: Katherine Macnaughton: kmac at bisfilms.com"

  • Posted May 27th, 2009: SuperU.ca writes: "Hi Everyone! It's nail-biting time in the It's Hilarious Too contest. We got a record 137 entries and we're announcing the top ten. Who's going to win $10K? Check them out on the SuperU blog. If you know the films or filmmakers on the list - let everyone know! The winners? We'll announce them on June 8th. Stay tuned! Thanks for your support, Super U."

  • Posted May 27th, 2009: YES Montreal, in partnership with ELAN and the QDF (Quebec Drama Federation) presents the 9th Annual Montreal Self-Employed Artists’ Conference: Business Skills for Creative Souls. This unique conference is a full-day of workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Monday, June 8, 2009 (9:00 AM–5:00 PM). Centaur Theatre 453 St. François-Xavier. Tickets: $30. The full-day event is host to keynote speakers acclaimed, Canadian actor, Liane Balaban (New Waterford Girls, One Week, Last Chance Harvey) and President of Airborne Mobile, Andy Nulman (author of POW! Right Between the Eyes). Also in attendance are panels of artists, industry experts, and funding agencies including Dawn Tyler Watson, Alan Handel, Jane Needles and the Stephen R. Bronfman Foundation, among others. For full conference details, or to download online registration forms, please click here.

  • Posted May 26th, 2009: MFG member Paul van den Boom writes: "Boom Pictures, a Montreal based production company is looking for unpublished LOW-BUDGET FEATURE FILM SCRIPTS. We are planning on producing a low-budget, non-union, live action feature film, to be shot in Montreal and vicinity this Fall. We are looking for a screenplay that is both fresh, cutting edge and exciting. All genres will be considered, except x-rated. Details: total budget $120,000; story must have commercial appeal; screenplay between 85 - 120 pages; English language; minimal locations/sets; minimal cast, no more than five principals; no or few visual effects; Award winning director and MFG member David Uloth will direct chosen screenplay. Film lensed and lit by a great Montreal DP. Script writer will be compensated and will receive royalties. Please send your synopsis or treatment to: paul at boompictures.ca If your story sparks our interest the screenplay will be requested. For inquieries, please contact paul at boompictures.ca. Thank you! Paul van den Boom, Producer, Boom Pictures"

  • Posted May 26th, 2009: Job Posting: MFG member Kristian Andersen writes: "Looking for 20-30 year old, charismatic, English-speaking male actor to do monologue for glamourous video art project with NuFilms. Send face shot to kristian.andersen at gmail.com. Paid work. Half a day shooting, in June."

  • Posted May 25th, 2009: FADED MEMORIES CONTEST! Anne-Sophie Films invites you to enter for a chance to win one of two Faded Memories DVDs! To participate send your name, address and phone number in an e-mail entitled "Faded Memories/MFG Contest" to: promotions at bchabotcom.ca The contest runs May 25 - June 1. Winners will be notified by e-mail and prizes will be sent in the mail. Each prize is valued at $35. Faded Memories, directed by Anne-Sophie Dutoit, available on DVD June 2. For more information, check out www.fadedmemoriesmovie.com

  • Posted May 25th, 2009: Coming up in June at the Segal Centre’s MediaWorkshop: Two Master Classes with documentary filmmaker EVAN BELOFF. THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW: This interactive workshop highlights the essential requirements of interviewing, and the verbal and emotional tools required to conduct a variety of interview situations for television and film. Tuesday June 2nd, 6:00pm – 10:00pm in the Segal Centre’s CinemaSpace. Also: THE ART OF THE PITCH: What are networks looking for? How should a pitch be structured? When is the best time to pitch? Where and how can you find money once you’ve made the pitch? This class will help clarify your idea and take it from seed to sale. Tuesday, June 16th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm in the Segal Centre’s CinemaSpace. Read more about Evan Beloff and get registration info for both events HERE.

  • Affiché le 25 mai, 2009: Prochainement en juin à l’AtelierMédia au Centre Segal : deux classes de maîtres avec cinéaste montréalais EVAN BELOFF. L’ART DE L’ENTREVUE : Cet atelier interactif met en évidence les connaissances essentielles à l’entrevue ainsi que les outils verbaux et émotionnels nécessaires pour mener une entrevue dans diverses situations pour la télévision et le cinéma. Mardi, 2 juin de 18h – 22h dans l’EspaceCinéma au Centre Segal. Et aussi : L’ART DU PITCH : Que recherchent les chaînes de télévision? Comment structurer un pitch? Quel est le meilleur moment pour le présenter? Comment trouver les fonds nécessaires? Ce cours sur le pitch vous aidera à clarifier votre concept et vous donnera les outils pour arriver à la vendre. Mardi, 16 juin de 18h-22h dans l’EspaceCinéma au Centre Segal. Pour plus d’info sur Evan Beloff et pour s’inscrire cliquez ICI.

  • Posted May 26th, 2009: MFG member George Simeonidis writes: "Hey fellow MFG'ers, Have a look at this video. It'll be the best 59 seconds you spend this minute. It was made in response to a 48hr OXFAM marketing competition and the objective was to develop the best ad campaign - promoting climate change awareness - ever made. It may fall short of that title, but you'll probably get a kick out of it. This video is currently in competiiton and is being judged on YouTube ratings and its ability to spread en masse to your loved ones. So, rate high and spread the love. Thanks SO much!"

  • Posted May 25th, 2009: MFG member Timothy Kelly writes: Cinequanon Montreal - Free Outdoor Summer Cinema - A free bi-weekly, outdoor cinema in the heart of the Plateau. Every second thursday during summer, underground/alternative/independent films will be projected on a giant white t-shirt. Come one, come all. Canadian shorts, video art and stupid viral clips will also be screened at the beginning and end of the evening. CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS. Local filmmakers work wanted for pre-feature entertainment. Email: film.timkelly at gmail.com, Facebook group

  • Posted May 25th, 2009: MFG member Melissa Caro writes: Six local student films up for awards at the 2nd Annual REEL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL in Montreal on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at the NFB-Cinerobotheque, 1564 rue Saint-Denis. Tickets $5. Now in its seventh year at John Grant High School, the MY VIEW video project has been providing teens with the tools to produce their own videos and a forum to reach audiences with messages of their own. My View is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving youth a voice. Showcasing the best of youth film-making, RYFF is a series of shorts made by youth 19 years and under. The films were selected by a youth jury from this year’s collection, featuring innovative new filmmakers from across Canada, US and beyond. Ranging from the comedic to the dramatic, using video and stop motion animation, this year's films explore a wide range of themes, reflecting the diversity of the culture and concerns of youth today. Trailer. Full Site: http://www.myviewproject.org

  • Posted May 25th, 2009: MFG member Rob Kent writes: "We are holding auditions for actresses and actors this Monday and Tuesday for our submission into next weekend's 48 hour film festival. Here's a link: http://2880.ca/ If you're free the evening of May 29th, and all day on the 30th and are positive, creative, and enthusiastic (no time for dark, brooding, artistic types for these things), please drop me an email, with a head-shot attached, to arrange an audition time. It's a great (and very fast) way to get some new material for your reel. Thanks, Rob Kent. robkentmail at gmail.com"

  • Posted May 22nd, 2009: MFG member Jimmy Hayes writes: "I recently completed my short film, MAPS. You can view it on my blog: Coldcuts In Heat. Thanks, Jimmy. http://www.viandes-froides.com"

  • Posted May 20, 2009: Lots of cool used 16mm and 35mm equipment here.

  • Posted May 20th, 2009: MFG member Jake Hogan writes: "Ohio-based filmmaker in Montreal for part of the summer interested in any and all video/film work including feature films, documentaries, weddings, etc. I work with a Canon HG10 High Definition 24p camera. I'm willing to travel for shooting locations and have 2 years experience in this field. See my work at: www.youtube.com/user/Boldsoliloquy"

  • Posted May 20th, 2009: Carter Thor Film Festival Montreal: A short film festival featuring members of the Carter Thor Studios. Screening in and featuring films from these three cities - Toronto, Montreal and Boston. Reasons to come? 1. To see some awesome short films. 2. To see what the premiere acting studio in Toronto, Monteal, Boston and Los Angeles is all about. 3. To meet actors, writers, directors, producers, and other industry types. 4. To have a great time! List of films. Wednesday, June 3. Doors open at 6PM. Screening starts at 6:30Pm to 8:30PM. Q&A + Networking from 8:30PM onwards. NFB Cinerobotheque, 1594 St-Denis, inquiries: ken at ciudadfilms.com. www.thoreast.com Facebook page with film list & more

  • Posted May 20th, 2009: Job Posting: Mark Gentile writes: "My fiance and I are looking for a cameraman to film our upcoming wedding (ceremony + reception - June 27th), and were pointed to the MFG by a friend. 10 hours, $20/hr cash (negotiable). We just want raw digital video footage (in editable format). If interested and for details, please contact me at gentile.mark at gmail.com"

  • Posted May 19th, 2009: MFG member George Simeonidis writes: "Hi everyone, this video was made during a 48hr marketing competition for Oxfam. It raises awareness for a good cause and you may even get a kick out of it. And, it would be extra sweet if you could help spread the word. THANKS! Watch it HERE."

  • Affiché le 19 mai, 2009: Le Film Blitz 2880, concours de création de films en 48 heures, démarre pour une 7e année du 29 au 31 mai ! Documentaire ou Documenteur ? Infos et Inscriptions en ligne jusqu'au jeudi 21 mai au www.2880.ca Projections et remise des prix d'une valeur de près de $5,000, Dimanche 31 mai au Club Soda, 1225 Saint-Laurent, Billets $10 sur ticketpro.ca, $12 à l'entrée

  • Posted May 18, 2009: MFG member Rob Kent writes: "Please check out our video in support Oxfam's mission to inspire change at the Copenhagen environmental summit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcFHW2xGRqA Thanks."

  • Posted May 15th, 2009: MFG member Ciné-Asie invites you to Ciné-Asie's 2nd Annual Portrait Contest on Friday, May 22 beginning at 6:00pm (screening at 7pm), Café Bar at the Cinémathèque Québécoise. Ciné-Asie’s National Portrait Contest is an annual event that encourages and supports emerging Asian and Canadian visual media artists. The screening of short films and video entries at this years event have been received from all across Canada. The theme for this year’s edition is Portraiture, and the presentations lasting anywhere between 30 secs in length to 10 mins, explore a vast array of topics such as youth, identity, belonging, nomenclature, history, family, heritage, sexuality, culture, distance, and community. More info at the event's Facebook page.

  • Affiché le 15 mai, 2009: Vidéographe nous écrit: Prochaines formations en postproduction Vidéographe juin 09: Final Cut Pro 6, Adobe After Effects CS3. Plus d'info.

  • Posted May 15th, 2009: The Austin Film Festival, recently named 1 of the “Top 25 Festivals Worth Your Entry Fee” by Moviemaker magazine, is now accepting entries for its film competition. For information emaildavidgil at austinfilmfestival.com Postmark deadlines: June 3rd($45) & July 3rd ($50). Entry form.

  • Posted May 14th, 2009: MFG member Rob Kent writes: "Experienced writer/director/editor new to Montreal looking to put together a team for the 2880 Film Blitz (see their posting below). I did the 48 hour film festival in Paris this year and it was a blast. Actors, writers, DOPs, sound engineers, musicians, lighting technicians, dolly operators... If you're free that weekend and positive and enthusiastic (no time for dark, brooding, artistic types for these things) drop me an email: robkentmail at gmail.com Here's the website for more details: http://www.2880.ca/"

  • Posted May 14th, 2009: MFG member Andrea Feder writes: "Montreal's premier 48-hour filmmaking contest, the 2880 Film Blitz, is back for its 7th annual showcase of our city's biggest and brightest cinematic wild childs! 2880 Film Blitz's Producers have chosen documentary and its offbeat cousin the mockumentary as the genres of choice for this special Doc or Mock? edition of the contest, as all shorts produced must fit into one of the aforementioned genres. If you want to participate now is your chance! You have until May 18th, 2009 to register on 2880.ca. Then, come to the Green Room on May 22 to see if your team gets picked for a chance to win great prizes. For more information contact the Blitz team at info at 2880.ca"

  • Posted May 14th, 2009: MFG member Ivan Rubio writes: "My film Axial and the Plane will screen as part of a screening of the 2008 and 2009 AAVAA "Academy of Art Video Art Awards" winners will be presented on Friday, May 15 at Articule (262 Fairmount W.) at 7 PM. For more information, please go to the web site at http://www.videoacademy.ca"

  • Affiché le 12 mai, 2009: Du 12 au 20 mai, votez en ligne pour votre court métrage préféré parmi les finalistes de la 5e Compétition ONF de courts métrages – Cannes 2009 sur www.onf.ca/cannes ou www.youtube.com/onf. Voir le communiqué ICI.

  • Posted May 10, 2009: MFG member Bill Kerrigan writes: "I'm selling my Sony PMW-EX1 HD video camera... because I'm shooting a project which requires genlocking cameras together. Unfortunately the EX1 can't do this, but the EX3 can. I'll accept the best offer... Thanks, Bill
    http://indiecameras.com/Indiecameras.com/Gear_For_Sale.html

  • Affiché le 6 mai, 2009 : Ateliers Réalisation Documentaire à l'AtelierMédia au Centre Segal. Commencent le 20 mai. Inscrivez-vous maintenant pour Derrière la caméra: le documentaire, l'Art de l'entrevue et l'Art du Pitch. OFFRE SPÉCIALE - référez 5 autres personnes qui sèinscrivent pour le cours et vous serez inscrit sans frais! Plus d'info.

  • Posted May 7th, 2009: Documentary Filmmaking Workshops at the Segal Centre's MediaWorkshop. Starting May 20th. Register now for Documentary Crash Course, Art of the Interview and Art of the Pitch. SPECIAL OFFER: Refer 5 other people who register for the course and take it for free! More info.

  • Posted May 7th, 2009: The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a collective agreement. Sturla Gunnarsson, DGC president, and Tom Perlmutter, Government Film Commissioner and National Film Board of Canada Chairperson, hosted a signing ceremony in Toronto on May 6th to formalize the new agreement. The DGC and NFB are pleased to have reached a deal that respects the NFB’s public service mandate and is equitable for both organizations. “We are hoping to use this agreement as an organizing tool or a template to help other directors in the private sector who do not have union protection,” said Brian Baker, DGC Director of Directors' Affairs. More info. Click here to read the DGC/NFB Fact Sheet and Click here to read the DGC/NFB full collective agreement

  • Affiché le 6 mai, 2009 : Offre d'emploi: Suite à une restructuration de ses ressources humaines, Vidéographe production recherche un technicien contractuel à temps partiel qui sur une base journalière assurera l’expertise du soutien technique pour les équipements de tournage et de diffusion. Plus d'info. Date de tombée: 8 juin.

  • Posted May 5th, 2009: MFG member Patricia Chica writes: "SONY Z1 HDV Camera + lenses + accessories + lavalier + shotgun + basic documentary lighting kit for rent. I will give you a better deal than a rental house. Email: info at PatriciaChica.com or (514) 574-7517."

  • Affiché le 5 mai, 2009 : "Le RIDM nous écrit: "Les dates limites d'inscription sont le 15 juin pour les productions internationales et le 30 juin pour les films québécois et canadiens. Les règlements et le formulaire d'inscription se retrouvent sur notre site au www.ridm.qc.ca. Soumettez vos films en grand nombre !"

  • Posted May 5th, 2009: The RIDM writes: "Entries for the 12th RIDM are now open! You can now submit your film for the 12th RIDM which will take place November 11 to 21, 2009. The entry deadlines are June 15 for international films and June 30 for Québec/Canadian productions. Regulations and the entry form are available on our Website at www.ridm.qc.ca"

  • Posted May 5th, 2009: MFG member Seema Arora writes: "Short comedy low budget production shooting this summer. Looking for DOP, camera operator, lighting and sound tech. Also looking for actors age range:18-40. For more info, please contact Seema and John at blackandblueproductions at yahoo.ca"

  • Posted May 5th, 2009: MFG member Algis Kemezys writes: "MaSterClasS by Algis Kemezys and Byron Ayanoglu wins a Platinum Remi at the 42 Houston World Fest. The award inspired by Frederick Remington received the most creative votes puting it in first place for its category. The movie isabout Walter Lassally Master Cinematographer and Montreal's Scott Lambert Gardiner, Master of Communication studies at Concordia. They are both pleased about the award."

  • Posted April 30th, 2009: MFG member Michael Julian Berz writes: "DOP-Photographer-Documentarist for Montreal and beyond, willing to travel! My own set of tools: Sony XDCAM EX3 with Letus Extreme and a range of Nikon, Canon or Carl Zeiss lenses. HD production with great fun cameraman. Lighting and sound package available. Portrait photography and Canon 5d Mk2 production available too. if you just want to rent equipment let me know too. phone: 514-754-8019, michael_berz at yahoo.com, http://www.vimeo.com/user1132240"

  • Posted April 30th, 2009: DOC Quebec is looking for dynamic, reliable, and fun volunteers for its annual fund-raiser, the 2880 Film Blitz. Help is required with setup, registration, video editing, raffle tickets, ushers, and more. Please contact Alex Nitsiou to apply: alex.filmblitz at gmail.com. For more info visit docquebec.ca and 2880.ca

  • Posted April 28th, 2009: MFG member Emmanuel Hessler writes: "Bis Films would like to invite you to check out their newly completed website at http://www.bisfilms.com and to feel welcomed to send them a greeting via their contact page. ENJOY!"

  • Affiché le 28 avril, 2009 : Membre MFG Jacques E. Bouchard nous écrit : "Je suis à la recherche d'un comptable de production avec expérience (et certifié) pour une petite production indépendante qui aura lieu en août. Taux horaire ou par mandat. Je voudrais vous rencontrer pour une consultation initiale et vous parler du projet. jebouchard at hemisphereprods.com"

  • Posted April 28th, 2009: The 5th annual Israel Film Festival takes place in Montreal May 3-7 at the AMC Forum and at the Colisé Kirkland from May 13-14. More info: http://www.israelfilmfestival.ca

  • Posted April 27th, 2009: MFG member Mike Savatovsky writes: "The Flyt Foundation is looking for previously owned and gently used video cameras and accessories. As a start-up non-profit organization working to develop young people's media and leadership skills, the Foundation needs to collect production equipment it can scarcely afford to buy new. If you've upgraded your video camera recently and would like to help a worthy cause, the Foundation can provide you with a charitable tax-receipt for the value of your camera. Your gift would go a long way to helping Flyt reach its goal of providing leadership and media experiences to our community's deserving young people. Can you help us help them get a break? If so, please contact Mike at mike at flytfoundation.org. Thank you. The Flyt Foundation is a non-profit leadership development organization encouraging teens and young adults to become proactive global citizens. Supporting programs that sharpen media production skills and expand and strengthen leadership networks, the Flyt Foundation empowers its participants to rise up and produce "rockumentary" videos which highlight model actions for meeting the most urgent social and environmental challenges of our time."

  • Posted April 27th, 2009: Job Posting: MFG member Ari Vineberg writes: "Looking for documentarist to collaborate on demo/pilot for World Fishing network. One month shooting on the road, from June 5th-July5th. It is a paid gig and remuneration as follows: 1K for the month on the road + all road expenses (food and lodging) covered. 1K for post-production work at completion or delivery of final cut. For more details contact me at abmplus at netrevolution.com. Must be cameraman, director, editor, and have post-production capabilities, as well as own all the neccesary equipment."

  • Posted April 25th, 2009: MFG member Deepali Lindblom writes: "Looking for an intern/upcoming animator for a dance-drama production. The animator must be familiar with a 3D package, ideally Softimage but Maya and 3DSMax is ok. The project mainly involves shooting live-action elements and compositing them within a 3D scene so some VFX exposure (blue screen live-action shooting) experience is ideal as well as experience with compositing software such as After Effects. The person will work under the guidance of a highly experienced animator. This is a very low budget production so all we offer is an honorarium. But what we do promise is a great learning opportunity and to be involved in a journey of a lifetime. Interested? please write to deepali at dung-dkar.org, http://www.dung-dkar.org or call at 514 699 6534"

  • Posted April 22nd, 2009: MFG member Mike Migliara writes: "Upcoming feature film starring Patrick Huard is seeking extras. The pay is 10$/hour. This is a super fun film, mainly having scenes shooting for 1970's and in disco clubs. Please register at www.ifilmextra.com Thanks, Bruno Rosato Casting"

  • Posted April 22nd, 2009: MFG member Jay Reid writes: "Looking for a bathroom location for a short film shot by Concordia graduates. We need the bathroom for 3 days in May. The bathroom needs to be large and have at least five urinals in a row. Please contact me for further details. batinthehouseproductions at yahoo.ca"

  • Posted April 22nd, 2009: MFG member James Malloch writes: "Hello Fellow MFG members. Tune in tonight, Wednesday, April 22, at 10:30 p.m. EST on APTN to catch Episode 4 of FINDING OUR TALK III (check local listings for other time zones). Directed by Michelle Smith, tonight's episode documents the efforts of the Ktunaxa Nation in the Kootenay region of Southern B.C. to safeguard their language. For a full description check out the Mushkeg website: http://www.mushkeg.ca/ Edited by James Malloch. Please take a moment to check out my editing website: http://www.jamesmalloch.com Enjoy!"

  • Posted Aprill 22nd, 2009: Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando will be in Montreal; Films to be screened: My Footsteps in Baragua and Eyes of the Rainbow. Thursday, April 30, 2009, 6:30pm. Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges, 5290 Côte-des-Neiges. Tickets: $20. Discussion with Gloria Rolando to follow films; For more information contact The Alfie Roberts Institute at (514) 313-8938 or info at ari-iar.org and for more on Gloria Rolando's films visit http://www.afrocubaweb.com

  • Posted April 21, 2009: MFG member Darryl Roberts writes: "A film that might rescue the lives of some girls ages 12 and up: America The Beautiful. Playing Saturday, April 25, 2009 - Cinema Imperial - 2PM and 7PM. Tickets at door or admissions.com. Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton and a wealth of others talk body image. The film demyths the cosmetic and beauty industry. www.americathebeautifuldoc.com" English Release. French Release.

  • Posted April 20th, 2009: MFG member Veronica Saluzzi writes: "Come one, come all... to our glorious end of the year Concordia Film III Screening! We've all put our blood, sweat and tears (and savings) into these projects and would be honored if you all came to watch. Friday, May 1, 2009. DOORS OPEN AT 7:30PM SHARP! Show starts at 8:00PM. Don't be late. Afterparty to follow... details coming soon! The screening is FREE :) Concordia University SGW Campus H-110 (Hall building). Facebook"

  • Posted April 20th, 2009: "The Canadian Screen Training Centre presents the 29th Annual Summer Institute of Film and Television (SIFT), May 26-31 in Ottawa. Workshops are available in screenwriting, directing, producing, documentary, new media, acting, camera/lighting and editing. Instructors include documentary filmmaker Peter Wintonick ("Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media"), screenwriter Donald Martin ("Céline"), producers David Storey (“Corner Gas”) and Jan Peter Meyboom (VP, Production of Shaftesbury Films- “ReGenesis”), producer Nicholas Tabarrok ("Weirdsville"), writer-producer Steve Lucas ("After the Axe"), and more! Full details and registration at www.cstc.ca/sift, for questions call (613) 789-4720 or (800) 742-6016."

  • Posted April 20th, 2009: You can now submit your doc film for the 12th RIDM which will take place in Montreal this coming November 11 to 21. The entry deadlines are June 15 for international films and June 30 for Québec/Canadian productions. Regulations and the entry form are available on the RIDM website at www.ridm.qc.ca. Submit your film now.

  • Posted April 19, 2009: MFG member Tamás Wormser writes: "Dear Fellow MFG Members: I'd like to invite you to visit the web site for my next film, The Wandering Muse. The short video clips on the musicians were filmed during the research trips. And, if you have time and interest, I'd love to get your feedback too. www.thewanderingmuse.net Thanks! and Happy Spring! tamas at artesianfilms.com"

  • Posted April 18th, 2009: CinemaSpace, the new screening room at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts is pleased to announce two exciting upcoming film series: A collaboration with the 25th annual Vues D'Afriques Panafrican Film Festival AND an Italian film series as part of the Segal Centre's Salute to the Italian Community. Fun starts April 18! Runs til May 7. More info on all the screenings HERE.

  • Affiché le 18 avril, 2009 : L'ONF nous écrit : "Le documentaire …et la musique de Michel Lam prendra l’affiche à Cinérobothèque ONF à compter du 1er mai. www.onf.ca/etlamusique

  • Posted April 15, 2009: MFG member Emmanuel Hessler writes: "We are a local production company that is in search of an After Effects person. We would require this person's services immediately for an important contract. We are also looking to build a professional relationship with that person, so that we can refer back to them for more work. As a young and fresh production company, we really look for key individuals who can contribute consistently, professionally, and above all creatively. Compensation is to be discussed, but this is a professional job, so only artists with professional experience need apply. Please contact us with your name, a CV, and a link to a website or demo reel. ehessler at bisfilms.com"

  • Posted April 15, 2009: The Just For Laughs Film Festival submission deadline for this year’s festival is May 1st, make sure to send your shorts, your dark comedies and everything in between. Please send all submissions to films at hahaha.com More info.

  • Posted April 15, 2009: The official Just For Laughs Industry Conference will be held from July 23rd – July 24th in Montreal at the Hyatt Regency. Catering to television and film executives, agents, managers, new media mobile players and live acts in the comedy industry, it is THE comedy event for anyone in the business of funny. For more information, please contact us at industry at hahaha.com.

  • Posted April 15, 2009: MFG member Paul Aflalo writes: "Come celebrate two years of the Indyish Monthly Mess, with a full night of artistic performance! Saturday, May 2, 2009, 7:30pm - 11:30pm, Le Centre Chat Bleu, 435 Beaubien Ouest, 4th Floor.Artists: Interested in playing at a Monthly Mess? Got some art to show? Have a film to screen? Got any art of any kind that you want to share? Contact: paul at paulogic.com. Volunteers needed to help too. Two free beers for volunteers. Facebook info Indyish Web Site

  • Posted April 15, 2009: MFG member George Simeonidis writes: "Looking to purchase someone's Sony XDCAM EX-1 or HVX200. If you're thinking of selling, please hit me up and we'll discuss. // Désirez-vous vendre votre Sony XDCAM EX-1 ou HVX200? Contactez-moi. george at airbornemobile.com"

  • Posted April 13th, 2009: MFG member Francois Caron of The Canadian Public writes: "Personals, misc. romance: Future national public access television channel seeking content providers, both amateur and professional, for mutual short term and long term relationships. Hobbies include comedies, dramas, movies, sports, documentaries, variety shows, music videos, and cartoons just to name a few. Not interested in porn, religion or hate material unless part of a documentary. Must be Canadian citizen. Community channels welcome. Also interested in hearing from advertisers for some quickies. The Canadian Public"

  • Affiché le 10 avril, 2009 : Membre MFG Philippe Spurrell nous écrit: "Le festival FANTASIA est à la recherche d'un responsable des communications. Expérience nécessaire, bilingue francais-anglais, disponible juin et juillet surtout. SVP contacter : phil at fantasiafestival.com pour plus de détails."

  • Posted April 10th, 2009: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "FANTASIA film festival is looking for an experienced press relations person to join its team. Must be fluently French with functioning oral English. June & July availability. Please contact phil at fantasiafestival.com for details."

  • Posted April 8th, 2009: Telefilm Canada invites you to its first public meeting on April 8, 2009, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Cinémathèque québécoise, 335 de Maisonneuve Blvd East, Montreal, or by live webcast at www.telefilm.gc.ca.

  • Posted April 7th, 2009: MFG member Jonathan Jirjis writes: "Film inFest is Montreal's latest short film festival and networking extravaganza. This exciting new event will bring together the best up-and-coming filmmakers from different genres, and present their original works to a wide audience of moviegoers, media and industry insiders. We are currently accepting original short film submissions in different genres for our inaugural festival during the end of June. The deadline for submissions is midnight, June 1st, 2009. Make a scene and be seen. Get connected. Get inFested! More info.

  • Posted April 7th, 2009: MFG member Elizabeth Johnston writes: "Screenwriting workshops with Concordia instructor Elizabeth Johnston starting April 28. Registration deadline 22 April. For more info: www.explore-the-possibilities.com"

  • Posted April 7th, 2009: Colour Correction for Film and HD video. Get a crash course on Apple's newest addition to Final Cut Studio, Color! As the latest addition to Final Cut Studio, Color goes beyond colour correction to artfully modify the tone and feel of a project. But don't take our word for it. Join professional editor Jonathan Menegon for a real-world look at Color and discover what it can do for you. Apple Store - Sainte Catherine. Thursday, April 9, 2009, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. 1321 Ste-Catherine est. Free. More info.

  • Posted April 7th, 2009: Spike Lee retrospective April 8 to 26th at le Cinematheque Quebecoise. Facebook page.

  • Posted April 5th, 2009: WORKSHOPS IN APRIL: INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP and VISUAL AND DRAMATIC DIRECTING at the Segal Centre's MediaWorkshop. Equipped with brand new state-of-the-art video equipment and editing suites, the MediaWorkshop provides a place for youth, adults and aspiring filmmakers to discover the media arts in a dynamic, professional and hands-on environment. Courses are bilingual. More info.

  • Affiché le 5 avril, 2009 : ATELIERS EN AVRIL: INTRODUCTION À PHOTOSHOP et RÉALISATION VISUELLE ET DRAMATIQUE à l'AtelierMédia au Centre Segal. Doté d’un nouvel équipement vidéo et de logiciels de montage ultramodernes, l’AtelierMédia offre aux jeunes, aux adultes et aux cinéastes en herbe l’occasion de s’initier aux arts médiatiques dans un environnement d’apprentissage pratique professionnel et dynamique. Les ateliers sont bilingues. Plus d'info.

  • Posted April 5th, 2009: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Le Cinéclub de Montréal:"The Film Society" is still in search of a new storage space for its growing archive of 16mm and 35mm film. This is an important carefully selected lot of titles, many of which are unique and one-of-a-kind. As we have established most of our screening activities at CinemaSpace at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, these titles will be exposed to a public more frequently. By supplying us a space for these precious prints you will be doing a great service to Montreal's arts and culture community. More info.

  • Affiché le 5 avril, 2009 : Membre MFG Philippe Spurrell nous écrit : Le Cinéclub de Montréal/«The Film Society» est toujours à la recherche d'un nouvel espace d'entreposage pour ses archives croissantes de film de 16mm et de 35mm. C'est un assortiment important de titres soigneusement choisis, dont beaucoup sont des copies uniques. Comme nous sommes établir chez CinemaSpace du Centre Segal des arts de la Scene, ces titres seront exposés à un public plus fréquemment. En nous fournissant un espace pour ces précieuses copies, vous rendez un grand service aux communautés artistiques et culturelles de Montréal. Plus d'info.

  • Posted April 5th, 2009: MFG member Patti Murphy writes: "Going to Hot Docs? Happy to share gas and driving if you have a car. Planning to be in Toronto from Thursday 30 April - May 10th-ish. Thanks. edibletv at interlog.com"

  • Posted April 5th, 2009: MFG member David Bouthillier writes: "I just received grants from both the CALQ and the CCA, to finish a documentary on Peace Park, which is located on St-Laurent Blvd between Rene-Levesque and St-Catherine Street. I have been filming people in the park skateboarding, fighting, committing illegal acts, drug abuse, police brutality, and more, all the while with people in the background for 9 years. I never had anyone sign any release forms so I'm looking for someone who can refer me to someone who knows about legal rights for documentaries, such as who can or cannot be filmed with a release from. I'm also looking for a referal for an an accountant. Please, if you can help it would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. 514-285-8833, mqc514 at gmail.com"

  • Posted April 5th, 2009: MFG members PraiseMedia.TV write: Affordable green screen studio available for rent. Space 2,000 sq. ft. Green screen dimensions min. 15’X25’. Flexible hours, Soft lights on location. Call Randall or Bernadette: (514) 907- 4675 or e-mail them at: info at praisemedia.tv, http://www.praisemedia.tv"

  • Posted April 5th, 2009: SuperU.ca writes: "SuperU.ca is excited to announce the launch of It’s Hilarious Too. This second annual comedy contest offers a top prize of $10,000 and runner-up awards of $5,000 and $2,500. Competition is bound to heat up - only the seriously funny need apply! The grand prize winner not only takes home $10,000, but their film will also be shown at this year’s Just for Laughs Film Festival in Montreal, July 16 - 26, 2009. First prize also includes a travel allowance of up to $2,500 to attend the festival and watch their film on the big screen! A panel of professional funny people, including Just for Laughs Film Festival Producer, Paul Ronca, will decide the final outcome and award the funniest film the grand prize. More info."

  • Affiché le 5 avril, 2009 : Membre MFG Simon Lacroix writes: Les billets pour Total Crap 6 sont maintenant disponible. Après avoir récemment fêté son 5e anniversaire, Total Crap est de retour avec une 6e édition plus mauvaise que jamais, ce qui veut donc dire plus drôle que jamais! Une projection du pire de la télé et du cinéma entièrement composée de nouvelle perles qui n'auront pas le choix de vous faire douter de votre santé mentale. Voici quelques exemples: un top 3 des pires films québécois de tous les temps, Richard Glen qui nous parle de nains poilus, Bruce Le (pas Lee, Le), du monde qui chante en klingon, de nouveaux extraits de Relevez le défi, etc, etc. Total Crap 6, en premiére mondiale à Montréal, 30 mai 2009 au Club Soda, 21h, Billets disponible ici.

  • Affiché le 5 avril, 2009 : MFG member Tamar Kozlov writes: "The Scene et Salon is a bi-monthly film screening for Montreal's indie local filmmakers. No Submissions necessary, just come with a copy of your short film or films on DVD and screen them in front of an audience of local filmmakers. The Open Projector concept fits the chill vibe of the Scene et Salons and filmmakers always leave having met a few more like-minded and creative film professionals, who may even become future collaborators. The next Scene et Salon takes place soon... See you, and your film, there! Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 8:00pm, Centre St. Ambroise (in the heart of St. Henri), 5080 St. Ambroise (corner St. Remi)."

  • Posted March 31st, 2009: The NFB's Work For All writes: "Work For All is pleased to announce that our website beta is up and running! Visit workforall.nfb.ca for the latest on our new media project producing and connecting to content that aims to spark discussion and ideas about racial discrimination and employment equity. Watch the six short films created in our last phase. Have a look at our blog for news, upcoming events, online videos and more. In the coming months we’ll be producing and adding new films, and continuing to develop the site to make it as useful, interesting and thought-provoking as possible. So your feedback is welcome – and encouraged! Don’t be shy to leave a comment or get in touch at workforall at nfb.ca.

  • Posted March 31st, 2009: Signed the Save The CBC online petition yet? You can read about it and sign HERE.

  • Posted March 31, 2009: MFG member Algis Kemezys writes: "MaSTerClasS 2008/9, a feature documentary directed, filmed and edited by Algis Kemezys, Produced by Byron Ayanoglu is up for a Remi Award at the 42nd WorldFest-Houston Independent International Film and Video Festival April 17- 26, 2009. http://www.worldfest.org/indexb.html MaSTerClasS has just had a great reception at the 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece 13-22/3/2009 and previously at the 4th Annual Global Film & Media Conference, Miami Beach Florida Oct 24th, 2008"

  • Affiché le 31 mars, 2009 : Membre MFG Renaud Stanton nous écrit: "J'ai accès à tout ce qu'il faut pour pouvoir faire de petits courts métrages sans budget. Alors, je cherche des bonnes histoires à mettre à l'écran. Vous avez un scénario de 2 à 15 minutes alors j'aimerais le lire ! Vous pouvez me contacter via Face Book (renlogik) ou par couriel ren at ren-logik.com Site web: http://www.ren-logik.com/ au plaisir de vous lire!"

  • Posted March 27, 2009: MFG member Tamara Scherbak writes: "The Other Theatre invites the public to participate in a free event involving performance, architecture and film. Inspired by Robert Smithson's theories of environmental interaction, Spiral Jetty1 asks the public to give up the idea of being the casual observer and instead be both audience and actor. Twenty people will be asked to enter an empty space in a secret location and to follow instructions they will hear on iPods. During this thirty-minute experience they will be filmed and three short experimental films will later be made. Everyone who participated will be invited to view the films at a later screening. Come and participate in a reality show that's not your own. Spiral Jetty 1. FREE EVENT, In English. Saturday, April 4th, 2009 - 15h00 and 18h30, Sunday, April 5th, 2009 - 15h00 and 18h30. Reservations are necessary to participate. Info & reservations: spiraljetty1 at gmail.com"

  • Posted March 26, 2009: MFG member Emmanuel Hessler writes: "I am searching for actors and performers who would be looking to get a demo reel edited for themselves in order to give their portfolio a boost. For more info, please check out my web page at www.youtube.com/actingdemo or e-mail me at actingdemo at gmail.com"

  • Posted March 25th, 2009: The Jewish Public Library presents “Amos Oz" a film by Stelios Charalampopoulos (in English, 52 min.), Thursday, April 30th, 7:30 P.M., Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine, $5 JPL members/students, $10 non-members. Info (514) 345-2627 ext. 3017. Reception follows the screening. Click here to view the flyer

  • Affiché le 25 mars, 2009 : Main Film nous écrit : "La liste complète des ateliers Main Film pour les sessions d’hiver et printemps 2009 est maintenant disponible sur notre site web // A full list of Winter and Spring 2009 Main Film workshops, including descriptions, dates and rates is now available on our website at the following address. Once there, click on the Workshops tab."

  • Affiché le 23 mars, 2009: Membre MFG Marco Ramet nous écrit: "Bonjour! Artiste avide de boulot cherche scénaristes, ou producteurs(trices) intérréssé de mettre en image plein plein plein de projets. 450-505-1112, marcovalgresy at gmail.com, Je laisse aussi le lien vers mon ancien Website.Le prochain qui devrait être en ligne pour la fin du mois utilise a 90% des applications Flash. Le lien en question: http://www.pausecaf.com A bientôt! Respectueusement, Marco."

  • Affiché le 23 mars, 2009: PRIM: Appel de projets : Aide à la création / Exploration Surround. Date de tombée : 21 avril 2009. Aide à la création: PRIM offre un rabais de 50% sur tous ses équipements de production et de postproduction audio et vidéo ainsi que sur les services suivants : transfert, transcodage et conversion SD/HD. Ce programme s'adresse aux artistes en audio, vidéo, film et nouveaux médias. Toutes les propositions de productions indépendantes sont admissibles, tous genres et toutes durées. Exploration Surround: PRIM offre 75% de rabais sur son temps d'utilisation du studio de son en allouant à un artiste indépendant une banque d'heures destinée à l'exploration sonore. Le studio peut être utilisé à des fins de recherche, d'enregistrement, de montage, de mixage et de mastering pour un maximum de 100 heures d'utilisation, sur une période d'un an. Tous les projets sont acceptés (documentaire, oeuvre audio, fiction etc.) Un seul projet sera sélectionné. Une expérience dans un studio de son est souhaitée. Formulaire d'inscription et infos : www.primcentre.org

  • Posted March 23rd, 2009: PRIM: Call for submission: Creative support program / Surround Sound. Deadline: April 21, 2009. Creative support program: PRIM offers a 50% discount on all its audio and video production and post-production equipment, as well as on the following services: transfer, transcoding and SD/HD conversion. The program is open to artists working in audio, video, film and new media. All independent project proposals are eligible, regardless of genre or duration. Surround Sound: PRIM offers a 75% discount on all its audio and video production and post-production equipment, as well as on the following services: transfer, transcoding and SD/HD conversion. The program is open to artists working in audio, video, film and new media. All independent project proposals are eligible, regardless of genre or duration. Only one project will be selected. Forms and info : www.primcentre.org

  • Posted March 19th, 2009: The MediaWorkshop at the Segal Centre offers: DIGITAL FILMMAKING ON A SHOESTRING. 2 workshops taught by MFG member and filmmaker Jason Gondziola. Learn the art and technique of producing short films using professional lighting, camera and sound equipment. Topics covered include dramatic and visual direction, basic camera use, and lighting and exposure. The courses will feature a number of hands-on exercises to give you the necessary skills to produce your own short film. Part 1 and 2 can be taken together or separately. Part 1: Camera and Lighting (March 30, April 1). Part 2: Visual and Dramatic Directing (March 27, April 30). More info.

  • Affiché le 19 mars, 2009 : LA CINÉMATOGRAPHIE NUMÉRIQUE À PETIT BUDGET Les deux ateliers sont enseignés par réalisateur et membre MFG Jason Gondziola. Apprenez l’art et la technique de la production de courts métrages à l’aide de caméras et d’équipement pour l’éclairage et le son de calibre professionnel. Les sujets qui seront abordés comprennent la réalisation dramatique et visuelle, les notions de base de l’utilisation d’une caméra, ainsi que l’éclairage et l’exposition. Les cours comprendront divers exercices pratiques qui vous permettront d’acquérir les habiletés nécessaires pour produire votre propre court métrage. Il est possible de s’inscrire pour les deux parties, ou seulement pour l’une ou l’autre. Partie 1 : caméra et éclairage (30 mars, 1 avril). Partie 2 : Réalisation visuelle et dramatique (27 mars, 30 avril). Plus d’info.

  • Posted March 18th, 2009: MFG Member Instinct Films writes: "What do Al Gore, the Tower of Babel, science fiction, gothic cathedrals, artichokes and roller coasters have in common? All come together in Malls R US, a feature documentary with a multiplex of critical reflections and revelations on one of North America’s most popular suburban institutions – the enclosed shopping center. Malls R Us, directed by MFG member Helene Klodawsky and produced by MFG member Ina Fichman and Luc Martin-Gouset will be screening March 26th, 18h30 (ENGLISH VERSION) and March 28th, 18h30 (FRENCH VERSION) at FIFA (Festival des films sur l’art). Playing at Theatre Paul Desmarais at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 Baile (Metro Guy-Concordia)." Tickets: www.artfifa.com More info: www.MallsRUsMovie.com

  • Posted March 18th, 2009: MFG member G. Scott MacLeod writes: "Please join me for the premiere of my new short documentary film After the war with Hannelore: A Berliner war child’s testimony, 1945-1989, Directed by G. Scott MacLeod. Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, 19:30 at CinemaSpace at The Segal Centre for Performing Arts. 5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine Rd. (corner Westbury; 2 blocks West of Metro Cote-Sainte-Catherine) Tickets : $8 / $6 students/seniors (65+). Seating is limited. Please call to reserve: Box Office (514) 739-7944. The film’s director will be present for a post-film Q&A." Synopsis.

  • Posted March 18th, 2009: MFG member Richard Condo writes: "Damascus Productions is making a documentary and feature film How to make a feature film for under one thousand dollars and we are requiring anyboby who wishes to participate. Crew and or actors/actresses. We would also like to interview those who think we cannot pull it off. Freedom of expression is very welcomed. YOU will feature in our documentary. damascusproductions at sympatico.ca"

  • Posted March 18th, 2009: MFG member Paul Neudorf writes: "I would like to invite all of you to the screening of my short experimental dance film Refractions at the Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA). It will be screening at the Musée d'Art Contemporain on Wed. March 25 at 21h, and on Sat. March 28 at 16h, along with 4 other short films. My film translates refractive light and sound into human emotion and movement as the dancer Jonathan Turcotte interacts with the decaying warehouse around him. Trailer. FIFA's website: http://www.artfifa.com"

  • Posted March, 18, 2009: MFG member Evan Beloff writes: "Job Posting: Looking for diverse and competent production crew members for low budget feature film being shot in and around Montreal in late summer. Some paid and unpaid positions available depending on level of experience. Paid positions include: grip, camera and sound assistants, makeup artists and production manager. Limited unpaid positions for film students looking to participate in a professional film project as production assistants are also available. Please send CV's to: emb at onticmedia.com www.onticmedia.com"

  • Posted March 18th, 2009: The Jewish Public Library presents the acclaimed feature The Champagne Spy (Israel/Germany, 2007), directed by Nadav Schirman, Sunday, March 29, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Jewish Public Library, 5151, Côte Ste-Catherine Road, $10 members/students (if purchased in advance) / $15 non-members, Reception afterwards. Advance tickets: (514) 345-6416 Info: (514) 345-2627 ext. 3017. This film is the winner of The Best Documentary of the Israeli Academy Awards 2007, as well as numerous prizes and awards. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the Film Director Nadav Nadav Schirman and Oded Gur-Arie, the son of the Champagne Spy. More info.

  • Posted March 18th, 2009: MFG member Ari Cohen writes: "Dear Fellow MFG members, Rotating Planet is pleased to announce that our documentary film The World's a Stage with John Neville, directed by Ari A. Cohen, will be screened on Sunday, March 22nd 2009 at 9PM at the International Festival of Films on Art at the Cinémathèque Québécoise, Salle Claude-Jutra. The film is a 50 minute documentary film on the life and influence of the great actor and director John Neville, who served as the artistic director for several major theatres over the course of his career. A major theatrical force in his native England, Neville stunned the theatre world when he decided to move to Canada, saving three major theatres from financial ruin along the way. Through interviews with actors such as Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Brent Carver, Lucy Peacock and Neville himself, not only is John's tremendous influence on the arts scene revealed, but so is the meaning of what it is to be a man of the theatre. Screening begins at 9PM, beginning with Tim Burton by Suzannah Wander.

  • Posted March 18th, 2009: MFG member Frédéric Leclair writes: "Production company seeking sound studio to do sound on an independently produced long feature film. The movie is produced entirely with private funds and has a limited budget. Please contact me for further details. Frédéric Leclair, Poodle Films, leclair.frederic at videotron.ca"

  • Posted March 18th, 2009: "The WGC and CBC invite you to In The Writers' Room, a two-part Drama Screenwriting Workshop Series on April 3 and 5. Public Event & Call for Submissions. For more on eligibility details, proposal requirements, and submission form, please visit www.wgc.ca"

  • Posted March 18th, 2009: MFG member Ciné-Asie Creatives writes: "If you are interested in Cine-Asie Creatives representing your film titles at three upcoming markets in Asia or in North America, we will be more than happy to perform this task. We are on the lookout for innovative, artistic, interesting and touching films from all genres to distribute abroad. Reserving a special interest for independent productions with Asian Canadian content, CAC will facilitate your film in gaining international exposure and recognition." More info.

  • Posted March 18, 2009: MFG member Ciné-Asie Creatives writes: "Job Posting: Ciné-Asie Creatives (a sister entity of Ciné-Asie) is a Montreal based co-production and distribution entity specializing in representing Asian and Canadian films internationally, is seeking producers and international marketing professionals." More info.

  • Posted March 18th, 2009: Have a great idea for a TV show? Want to find out how to get it to air? Learn with NSI Totally Television. This training program gives you the tools you need to develop your TV show and pitch it to broadcasters with the ultimate goal of getting it made. Apply by Monday, May 11, 2009, 4:30 p.m. Central Time. More info.

  • Posted February 28th, 2009: The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is presenting The Montreal International Yiddish Theatre Festival from June 17-25, 2009. This will feature plays, films, music and a symposium on Yiddish theatre. The Segal Centre is looking for an interested filmmaker to propose a documentary on the subject or a specific angle that would make for a great documentary. No funding is available from the festival unfortunately. You'll need to have access to your own funding and equipment. If interested, please email a brief proposal and bio (no more than 1 page) to: yiddishtheatrefestival at segalcentre.org More info on the festival here.

  • Posted February 28th, 2009: MFG member David Eberts invites you to a screening of his new doc Where the Water Meets the Sky on Monday, March 2 at 8:30pm. Women in Zambia learn filmmaking in order to tell their own incredible stories of struggle. This event is a fundraiser. Takes place at: Cinema Politica at Concordia University's Hall Building, Room H-110. Facebook.

  • Posted February 28th, 2009: MFG member Tamás Wormser writes: "Dear Friends, Just wanted to let you know that my film Tavelling Light will be shown on the closing night of Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, this Saturday, February 28, at 7PM. Start the Nuit Blanche with Travelling Light which follows five nomadic artists on their quest to live life as an art-form. Filmed in 11 countries over several years, this road-documentary explores the relationship between creativity and travel. Crossing borders of all types, our roaming protagoniststake on the world, providing tonic insight into contemporary life. Trailer. Web site.

  • Posted February 28th, 2009: MFG member Isabelle Proulx of Handel Productions writes: "Watch the premiere of our new film Journey To The Edge Of The Universe on Discovery Canada. Sunday, March 1st, 2009 at 8pm ET. (On Discovery HD on Saturday, March 7th, 2009 at 7pm ET). More info.

  • Posted February 26th, 2009: Ciné-Asie is looking for interns/volunteers. Ciné-Asie is a Montreal based non-profit film and media company that seeks to explore the unique identity of Asian-Canadian media arts and artists. Our mission is to develop and create cinema that empowers people who are marginalized by mainstream media. Interns/Volunteers, under the guidance of staff, will learn the ins and outs of production and
    distribution as well as the everyday workings of the company. More info.

  • Posted February 26th, 2009: The National Film Board’s new media project, "Work For All / La tête de l'emploi" is looking for inventive, original proposals for short films (5-15 min) with the theme of racism in the workplace. The goal of "Work For All / La tête de l'emploi" is to inform the public, employers and employees of the obstacles that visible minorities and Aboriginal people face in their careers, as well as strategies to create success and eliminate barriers. Made in collaboration with Human Resources Social Development Canada, "Work For All / La tête de l'emploi" aims to be a powerful tool for education and positive social change. We are looking for strong, contemporary stories that demonstrate the reality of our workplaces today, from experienced creative teams that will deliver compelling, unique and artful short films. Deadline for submission is March 16, 2009. More info.

  • Affiché le 26 février, 2009 : Le projet de nouveaux médias « La tête de l’emploi/ Work for All » de l’Office national du film du Canada recherche des propositions originales et créatives pour des courts métrages (de 5 à 15 min) sur le thème du racisme au travail. L’objectif du projet « La tête de l’emploi/ Work for All » est d’informer le public, les employeurs et les employés des obstacles rencontrés par les minorités visibles et les peuples autochtones dans le monde du travail, tout en présentant des stratégies pour parvenir au succès en éliminant ces barrières. Réalisé en collaboration avec Ressources humaines et Développement des compétences Canada, le projet “La tête de l’emploi/ Work for All” vise à devenir un puissant outil d’éducation, stimulateur de changements sociaux. Nous recherchons des histoires contemporaines fortes, qui dévoilent la réalité du monde du travail d’aujourd’hui, venant d’équipe créatives expérimentées qui réaliseront des courts métrages prenants, d’un style artistique original et unique. La date limite de remise du dossier est le 16 mars 2009. Plus d'info.

  • Posted February 26th, 2009: MFG member Chris Wynn writes:"Hello, just a friendly reminder about my film Forgetful Not Forgotten playing at Cinema du Parc Monday and Tuesday, March 2nd and 3rd at 7pm. Tickets are now available online at cinemaduparc.com. I will be there after the screenings to answer questions. And we will be going to Brutopia (1215 rue Crescent) for a drink after the screenings. Chris Wynn, Curran Lake Films, http://www.forgetfulnotforgotten.com"

  • Posted February 26th, 2009: MFG member Algis Kemezys writes:"Masterclass, Algis Kemezys' new documentary about octogenarian, Oscar-winning cinematographer Walter Lassally to premiere in the 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in March '09. The documentary was produced by Byron Ayanoglu, and features original music by Guthrie Lowe. Algis Kemezys, in true indie fashion, did everything else: concept, direction, videography and editing. His previous films were the highly regarded Mimetoliths (available at amazon.com), Faces of Myth, Shapeshifter and Wall Stories, all of which he created while carving a thirty-year long, international career in fine-art photography. algis.kemezys at gmail.com"

  • Posted February 26th, 2009: MFG member Timothy Kelly writes: "Pink Phone / Blue Phone. Soundman needed: A dark comedy about love, loneliness and anonymous, competitive phone sex. Small crew. Easy shoot. Two key indoor locations. One on the Plateau. One downtown. Unpaid. Very low budget independent film. Shooting on 1080P with 35mm lenses. If you have your own mixer and boom mike this would be great but if necessary we will hire them out. Please email me here or give me a call: four three eight 275 4387, film.timkelly at gmail.com. myspace.com/timkellyfilm"

  • Affiché le 26 février, 2009 : Membre MFG Isabelle L'Italien nous écrit : "Soirée Bistro PRIM: PRIM vous convie à sa Soirée Bistro. Denis Côté sera de passage à PRIM pour discuter de son dernier film, Carcasses, créé dans le cadre de sa résidence 2007-2008 à PRIM. Entrée libre - Ouvert à Tous ! Mercredi 4 mars à 19h. PRIM : 2180 rue Fullum, Montréal. RSVP auprès d'Amandine (amandine at primcentre.org). Info : www.primcentre.org"

  • Affiché le 26 février, 2009 : Membre MFG Isabelle L'Italien nous écrit : Appel de projets PRIM : Programmes de soutien à la création. Documentaire d'auteur à risque / Animation HD / Court métrage HD. Date de tombée : mardi 10 mars 2009. www.primcentre.org"

  • Posted February 26th, 2009: MFG member Stefan Verna writes: "Hey film folks, I just read an awesome interview with one of the top executives from Azureus, a media company whose online video hosting service, Vuze.com, enables independent filmmakers to distribute their films on the Internet. Here's the link to the article: http://www.scriptologist.com/ Magazine/ Interviews/ azureus.html"

  • Posted February 24th, 2009: MFG member George Fok writes: "TURBID, A film by George Fok, showing at RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS, Thursday, 26th Feb 2009, 7:00 p.m., CINÉMA DU PARC, 3575, av. du Parc. Hope to see you all there."

  • Posted February 24th, 2009: MFG member Karina Garcia Casanova writes: "What happens when you give a camera to four young immigrants from Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Columbia, and Mexico? The documentary "La dictée" gives a glimpse into the lives of young immigrants in Québec. Watch and vote for "La dictée" here: www.rciviva.ca/migrations14-17 " // Que se passe-t-il lorsqu'on donne une caméra à quatre jeunes immigrants de l'Ouzbékistan, du Sri Lanka, de la Colombie, et du Mexique? Le documentaire "La dictée" raconte leur réalité de jeunes immigrants au Québec. Regardez et votez ici: www.rciviva.ca/migrations14-17"

  • Affiché le 24 février, 2009 : Membre MFG Karina Goma nous écrit : "Occasion de voir Ligne ouverte. Documentaire portant sur les passionnés des tribunes téléphoniques. Jeudi le 26 février aux RVCQ à 21h00. Salle Fernand-Séguin, Cinémathèque québécoise. La projection sera suivie d'une discussion animée par Marie-France Bazzo. Cordialement, Karina"

  • Affiché le 22 février, 2009 : Membre MFG Jacques E. Bouchard nous écrit : "Les Productions Hémisphère Droit recherchent une équipe d'expérience (avec équipement) pour un tournage à petit budget de 4 jours : éclairagiste/électricien, caméraman, ingénieur du son/perchiste, compositeur (cordes), menuisier, décorateur, maquilleur FX, costumier, coiffeur, scripte. Postes rémunérés. Envoyez CV ou appelez avant le 27 février à jebouchard at hemisphereprods.com ou 514-487-4760."

  • Affiché le 22 février, 2009 : Membre MFG Jacques E. Bouchard nous écrit : "Les Productions Hémisphère Droit recherchent deux comédiens (~30 et 50+ ans) et une comédienne (~35 ans) pour le court métrage 'La Porte'. Maquillage FX pour vieillir les comédiens, peu de dialogue. UdA OK. Envoyer CV et démo avant le 27 février. jebouchard at hemisphereprods.com"

  • Posted February 22nd, 2009: MFG member Diego Briceño writes: "MANIFIESTA! Makila promises another extravaganza of image and sound! Find out what this media collective is all about with a presentation of its video manifesto, followed by the world première of the 5th Kalavera Deliciosa - a video cadavre exquis - and a showcase of short films. Then, dance the night away in true Makila style with special guest ROYAL AIR TOGO and EL NOSOTROS! This event marks the close of a cycle of creation and multimedia exploration with the support of Agence TOPO and National Institute of Image and Sound [INIS]. MANIFIESTA! March 24, 2009, 20h00. Société des arts technologiques [SAT], 1195, boulevard Saint-Laurent, 5$ at the door. Visit the Makila web site here."

  • Affiché le 21 février, 2009: Membre MFG Serge Beauchemin nous écrit: "La maison de services de production Beauchemin-d'Eze de Montréal ouvre une succursale a Punta Cana. Depuis Novembre 2008 la maison de production québécoise Beauchemin d'Eze a ouvert une succursale en République Dominicaine pour desservir ses clients canadiens, québécois et internationaux à la recherche de locations ensoleillées pour leurs productions films, vidéos et photos. Plus d'info. "

  • Posted February 20th, 2009: MFG co-founder and CinemaSpace director Ezra Soiferman writes: Come see films of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois at the Segal Centre's new CinemaSpace screening room. Saturday, Feb 21- Thursday, February 26, 2009. Docs, features, short in English and French. Some by MFG members too! Adam's Wall and more... More info.

  • Posted February 20th, 2009: MFG member Richard Condo writes: "New Producer in the film industry after quiting his day job ten months ago wishes to extend kudos to the film industry in this vibrant Montreal community. We have unbeatable prices on light and grip equipment along with a fully loaded Red One Camera. And I mean unbeatable, guys and gals. The pics on the Red are just incredible. Shot my first ever feature film with it. Watch the trailer. Feel free to contact us at damascusproductions at sympatico.ca"

  • Posted February 20th, 2009: MFG member Jim Donovan writes: "Salut / Hi! My film 3 Saisons is playing at Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québecois this Saturday, February 21 at 7pm. Cinéma du Parc. I hope you can attend... Cheers, Jim". Facebook page.

  • Affiché le 20 février, 2009 : Membre MFG Simon Lacroix nous écrit : "TOTAL CRAP, l’événement hilarant dédié aux pires moments de la télé et du cinéma, fera enfin partie de la Nuit blanche du Festival MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE! Simon Lacroix et Pascal Pilote, les collectionneurs de films kitsch, de mauvaises pubs et d’extraits télévisuels désastreux, profiterons de l’occasion pour célébrer le cinquième anniversaire de leurs soirées Total Crap. Samedi 28 février, 22h, MVP – Resto bar-sportif, 200 Sainte-Catherine est http://www.simonlacroix.com"

  • Posted February 18th, 2009: Heard of IndieGoGo? A great new way to raise funds for your film. Here's an article on it by NSI-Canada. More info.

  • Posted February 18, 2009: MFG member David Uloth writes: "Wondering if anyone might have a small room available where I could go to write (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm). Since Sacha’s birth it’s been tough working from home and it’s gotten to the point where I’ve got to find an ‘office’ space outside the apartment if I’m going to get anything done and keep my family sane. Maybe you’ve got a small cubicle at the back of your office that no one’s using? Maybe you need someone to baby-sit your apartment and water your plants while you’re out of town? I’m the guy for you! All I need is a little clean table space, some electricity, and a toilet… And all I’m going to be doing is writing or editing on my laptop. I’m a very quiet guy, not at all flatulent. Ever. Thanks so much, David. goodvibes88 at hotmail.com P.S. my new film Infant plays at the Rendez-vous de cinéma québécois: Thursday, February 19th at 21h45 at the Salle Claude Jutra in the Cinemathèque Québécoise."

  • Affiché le 18 février 2009: Membre MFG Annika Gustafson nous écrit: Temps mort (KILLING TIME), d'Annika Gustafson, lauréat du Grand Prix du 3e Festival de films sur les droits de la personne de Montréal (www.ffdpm.com) joue vendredi 27 février à 17 h à La Cinémathèque québécoise (335, de Maisonneuve est, Montréal http://www.rcvq.com. La projection sera suivie d'une rencontre avec la réalisatrice. (69 min, V.O. français s.-t. f.). Produit et réalisé par Annika Gustafson, Temps mort relate l'histoire inconnue des réfugiés du Bhoutan. www.killingtimethefilm.com

  • Posted February 17, 2009: MFG member Atif Siddiqi writes: Transdisciplinary artist Atif Siddiqi otherwise known as the interstellar Tranie Tronic is releasing the debut album Transmission. Tranie Tronic continues to break down global barriers and question taboos accompanied by musician collaborator Steve Orton. Featuring Tranie Tronic short videos! Place: Le Cocktail, 1669 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montreal. Date: Friday February 27th. Time: 19:00 – 21:00 pm. Free ... CDs for sale $10. Come get your signed copy."

  • Posted February 17th, 2009: MFG member Richard Condo writes: "New production company in Montreal: www.damascusproductions.ca. Has now completed its first feature film. Scheduled for premiere in Ottawa in June, 2009. Tickets go on sale March 1st, 2009. Now in pre-production for other feature film schedule to begin in 3 weeks."

  • Affiché le 17 février 2009: Membre MFG Karina Goma nous écrit: "Chers amis et collègues : Pour ceux qui ne l'ont pas attrapé en novembre, mon documentaire Ligne ouverte, portant sur les passionnées des tribunes téléphoniques est présentement à l'affiche au Cinéma Beaubien du 13 au 19 février 2009. J'y serai les 16, 17 et 18 février à 19 heures en compagnie des protagonistes du film. Au plaisir de vous y croiser, Karina."

  • Posted February 17, 2009: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "Dear Fellow MFG members: My latest work is a music video featuring Montreal artist Sikh Knowledge. Please check it out here, comment on it and rate it and spread it all over the web if you like. Please make sure you watch it in HD. Thanks and Enjoy! Arshad www.peacedrums.blogspot.com"

  • Posted February 16th, 2009: MFG member Ari Cohen of Rotating Planet writes: "Come see the Québec premiere of the documentary short La Pêche blanche at the RVCQ. Monday, February 23 at 9:00pm. Cinémathèque Québécoise - Salle Fernand Seguin. La Pêche blanche is an 8-minute documentary created as part of the HotDocs International Documentary Challenge and was a finalist in the 2008 edition of the competition. The film takes us out onto the ice among friends and family getting away from the city on the weekend for the last day of ice-fishing before the spring thaw. Directed, produced and filmed by Ari Cohen with editing by MFG member Victor Helwani, La pêche blanche screens in French with English subtitles along with the feature Le Voyage du capitaine Michaud by Yann Langevin. More info.
  • Posted February 16th, 2009: MFG member Erin Ashley Singer writes: "Seeking a challenging opportunity to work as a Researcher or Associate Producer. I have years of experience as a freelance researcher, reporter and writer for various Canadian television broadcasting companies including CTV News. I hold a degree in Journalism as well as a Bachelor in Civil and Common Law from McGill University. I was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2007. I am a natural storyteller and I have an ability to produce compelling stories that are challenging, provocative, enlightening and socially aware. erinashleysinger at gmail.com or (514) 583-5436."

  • Posted February 16th, 2009: MFG member Frédéric Leclair writes: "Seeking a colorist/After Effects wizard for color correction and images refinement on an independent feature. On a low budget, but paid employment. Contact Frédéric: leclair.frederic at videotron.ca Thank you."

  • Posted February 16th, 2009: MFG member Volatile Works write: "From les stars de l'underground au cabaret sexxx to clucking chickens... This year at the Rendez-Vous, Volatile Works are participating in / cette année au Rendez-Vous, les membres de Volatile participent à: 1 panel + 1 performance Cabaret Sexxx et cinéma + 1 projection." En esperant vous croiser là-bas! Hope to see y'all there!"

  • Posted February 16th, 2009: Inspired by the annual migration of Monarch butterflies between Québec and Mexico, Pont de papillons (Bridge of Butterflies) will gather on the same stage 13 musicians, 7 composers and 3 video artists from both countries, inaugurating the new concert hall of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Saturday February 21, 2009 (7:15pm). This unique collaboration between artists from both countries will shed light on the fragility of our environment and of this endangered species. New Concert Hall – Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, 4750 Henri-Julien, Montréal. Tickets $15/$10. More info: http://www.ecm.qc.ca/ // Inspiré par la migration annuelle des papillons Monarques entre le Québec et le Mexique, le spectacle Pont de papillons réunira 13 musiciens, 7 compositeurs et 3 vidéastes des deux pays, inaugurant ainsi la nouvelle salle de concert du Conservatoire, samedi le 21 février 2009. Cette unique collaboration entre des artistes du Québec et du Mexique mettra en lumière la beauté fragile de notre environnement et celle d’une espèce menacée. Samedi 21 février 2009, 19h15. Nouvelle salle de concert du Conservatoire, 4750, rue Henri-Julien. Billets $15/$10. Plus d'info: http://www.ecm.qc.ca/

  • Affiché le 16 février, 2009 : À l'occasion de ses 20 ans, TV5 est fière d'annoncer la mise en place du Fonds TV5 pour la création numérique, un nouveau programme de soutien à la production de capsules vidéo en français, destinées aux nouvelles plateformes de diffusion numérique. Ainsi jusqu'à 200 000 $ seront dédiés au financement et à l'encadrement des projets. Cette initiative vise à encourager la relève en production de nouveaux médias ainsi que la culture francophone, et ce à travers le Canada, puisque 20% des projets acceptés proviendront de l'extérieur du Québec. Les créateurs ont jusqu'au 20 mars pour soumettre leurs idées. Pour télécharger la trousse d'inscription et connaître les détails, allez sur : www.fonds.tv5.ca

  • Posted February 11th, 2009: MFG member Karina Mariano writes: "Come see my new short film "12:12"! Venez voir mon nouveau court métrage Super 8 "12:12"! Screening at Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Sunday, February 22 at 4:00pm, Cinémathèque québécoise - RVCQ - Salle Claude-Jutra."

  • Posted February 11th, 2009: MFG member Iuliana Petrescu writes: "Back from Sundance and seeking work as a researcher, producer's assistant or in sales & distribution. Have worked as a researcher for Radio-Canada and spent 9 months interning with 3 film & TV production companies in NYC, and the Tribeca FF. Fluent in 4 languages. Personable, resourceful & reliable. iulianapetrescu at gmail.com, 514-266-1876 // Recherchiste d'expérience recherche contrat, poste d'assistante au producteur ou travail en vente & distribution. Expérience en tant que recherchiste à Radio-Canada, 9 mois de stages à NY auprès de 3 boîtes de production cinéma & télévision. Maîtrise 4 langues. Agréable et débrouillarde. iulianapetrescu at gmail.com, 514-266-1876"

  • Posted February 10th, 2009: MFG member Sach Baylin-Stern writes: "Nufilms' latest production Mr. Hurricane by the group BEAST is currently the featured article on the front page of BoardsMag, the biggest online music video promotion site in North America! http://www.boardsmag.com/ Have a great week. Sach."

  • Posted February 10th, 2009: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Immortalize your place! Rent it to an independent filmmaker! Independent filmmaker is looking for a space to live that can be used also as a studio. I am posting here hoping to find reasonable prices. I prefer the area of St. Henri or the area of Berri-UQAM or the Plateau for I do not have a car and it will be better for me to be next to a strategic Metro station. But any Metro station will be considered. Hoping to hear from you. lukasconstantine at yahoo.ca"

  • Posted February 9th, 2009: NSI-Canada writes: "Filmmakers: send us your submissions for the NSI Online Short Film Festival. We want short films made after January 1, 2006, shorter than 30 mins. Drama, comedy, experimental, animation, sci-fi, horror, documentary and music video are all accepted. Send us your short films by Feb. 27, 2009. Selected films are juried and eligible for the A&E Short Filmmakers Award of $2,500. More info"

  • Posted February 9th, 2009: THE LINDALEE TRACEY AWARD 2009. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS from Emerging Canadian Filmmakers working in the spirit of Lindalee Tracey. A passionate point of view, a strong sense of social justice, a sense of humour. The Lindalee Tracey Award is presented yearly at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival held in Toronto each spring. This year’s award winner will be announced at the Hot Docs awards night on May 10, 2009. At that time, the winner will be awarded $6,000 in cash, film stock donated by Kodak Canada worth $3000, and a beautiful hand-blown glass sculpture commissioned to honour Lindalee. We are now welcoming submissions for this year's award. The deadline is March 9th, 2009. More info.

  • Posted February 9th, 2009: MFG member Aaron Hancox writes: "Cinema L’Amour, the short doc I made a few years ago about the porn theatre by the same name is screening at Cinema L’Amour for the first time as part of Montreal’s Nuit Blanche Festival. If you’ve always wanted to go to Cinema L’Amour without watching hardcore porn, this is your chance! The whole event is one hour and will include a Q&A with me, Allie Caldwell (D.O.P.), Catherine Gagné (Producer), and potentially Janie Delisle (Editor) if anyone can track her down. Saturday, February 28, 2009 at midnight. Cinema L'Amour, 4015 Boul Saint-Laurent. Facebook."

  • Affiché le 9 février, 2009: Nuit blanche à Montréal / Montreal All-Nighter: Explosion nocturne. Projections extérieures grâce au Quartier des spectacles, VJ/DJ et des films. Cabina Obscura récidive avec l’œuvre avant l’œuvre, Vidéo Festif propose des courts de la Suisse, de Kino et du Festival Fantasia, puis Brett Gaylor fait éclater le combat d’idées entre piratage et inspiration dans le documentaire, RIP : A Remix Manifesto. Samedi 28 février, 2009 at 19h00. CinéRobothèque et Cinéma ONF, 1564 rue St-Denis. Facebook.

  • Posted February 6th, 2009: MFG member Harlie Dover of the Segal Centre writes: Video production and editing courses at the Segal Centre’s MediaWorkshop. Final Cut, Photoshop, directing, camera/lighting and more to come! The MediaWorkshop at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts is offering adult courses in video and editing programs to filmmakers, digital artists and anyone with a passion for the media arts. All courses are taught in an intimate setting by professionals working in their fields. All equipment is provided by the MediaWorkshop. *Courses are bilingual*. More info.

  • Posted February 6th, 2009: MFG member Tamar Kozlov writes: "The 6th Edition of the Cine Salon will be Thursday Feb 26th at the Centre St. Ambroise. Lots of our regular filmmakers are bringing their new stuff and there will even be some live VJ'ing. If you've never been down to a Cine Salon, come with a short on DVD and test it out on the crowd. We love the random drop-ins! Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 8:00pm, Centre St. Ambroise, 5080 St. Ambroise (corner St-Remi)"

  • Posted February 6th, 2009: The next Tom Todoroff Workshop is coming to Montreal March 13th-14th-15th 2009. The three complementary and complimentary classes included: Alexander technique : April 5th, 1:00 to 3:00p.m. Voice & speech: April 19th, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. On-camera auditioning technique: May 3rd 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. $ 299 USD per workshop for students committing to the ongoing program and $350 USD per workshop for a single session. Act now... Call producer Carole B.Thomas at 514-966-8857.

  • Posted February 3rd, 2009: MFG member Bill Kerrigan writes: "I am looking to rent a Sony HVR-Z1 in Montreal for shoots on the dates of Feb 5, 10, 11. If you have a camera to rent out, please contact me at: (514) 486 8456, bill at kerrigan.ca, http://www.kerrigan.ca"

  • Posted Febrary 2nd, 2009: MFG member Josh Usheroff of Video Party writes: "Call for submissions: Video Party is looking for new content for our next round of screenings... Theme: Consumerism. Seeking short films and videos about western materialism, developing economies and the manufacturing sector, (un)sustainable development, the media that creates the consumer, or your favorite shoes. Video Party is ideologically neutral, so our goal is to showcase films that encourage critical thinking about our current global economy as much as films that will make our audiences drool over images of excessive bling. Theme: Spirituality. We’re looking for poetic films about connecting with your spiritual side, critical docs about organized religion, intimate portraits of your Priest, Rabbi or Imam and hidden camera exposés from your last scientology meeting. God may have died, but we’re still here, so what remains? Deadlime March 1st, 2009. If you have a film or video that does not relate to the current themes, you can still submit your work for a future event. Details and mailing address online at: http://www.videoparty.info/submissions.html"

  • Posted February 1st, 2009: MFG member Robyne Baruchel writes: Ready to approach an Agent to represent you but not sure how? Don't know where to go to get a professional head shot? Can't figure out how to prepare your acting resume? Wondering if you are with the right agent? Have to self-tape but you don't even know what it means? Can't figure out how to get into the Union? Not sure if you're being scammed? COME FIND OUT at The Business Of Acting Seminar! Building a successful career in the acting profession can be difficult, frustrating and sometimes... even a bit scary. In these extensive 3 hour BUSINESS of acting seminars, Robyne uses her "odd skill set" to coach the fundamentals of the acting profession to aspiring performers. Her casual style makes these seminars a great place to learn exactly what tools you must have to present and promote yourself as a PROFESSIONAL PERFORMER in the film and television industry. Next Seminar: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 15TH. Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm Location: 505 Place St. Henri (across from St. Henri Metro, corner Notre Dame). Registration Fee: $60. Deadline for registration: FEBRUARY 13TH, 2009. Bring your Head Shot and Resume (if you have them). (PARENTS of Young Performers - Next Seminar: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 22ND). PLEASE NOTE! This is an INFORMATION seminar so there's a lot of talking going on. To be able to address the questions and concerns of each individual, registration for this group will be limited to 8 people only. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis so please call or email as soon as possible to reserve your place! CONTACT: Robyne Baruchel, 514-938-1212 (Studio). 514-919-9720 (Voice Mail), rbaruchel at sympatico.ca. Have a peek at Robyne's updated website. (she's still working on it) http://web.me.com/robynebaruchel/Site/Welcome.html

  • Posted January 30th, 2009: MFG member Dov Okouneff writes: The fourth film of the Montreal Jewish Memories series - Post-War Stories, 1945-1952 will be broadcast Sunday, February 8th at 7PM on Mountain Lake PBS. More info at www.montrealjewishmemories.com. Tune in!"

  • Affiché le 30 janvier, 2009 : Le MFG dit bienvenue au nouveau blogue de membre MFG Daniel Racine: 'CQC - Le blogue du cinéma québécois' Check it out... http://cinemaquebecois.over-blog.com/

  • Posted January 28th, 2009: Job Posting: MFG member Andreas Krätschmer writes: "Documentary producer needed: I am currently working on a documentary about German identity in Canada. A short trailer version of the film is completed and ready to send out. I am now looking for a producer to bring the project to the next level. Candidates should have passion about documentary and experience in producing documentary, in creative financing, grant application and distribution. I am looking for someone reliable, creative, ready to involve in the project, with good communication skills and good knowledge of the Canadian media and broadcast landscape. French (and German) are assets. Experience in distribution to Europe is an asset, as well. This is a paid position. Please reply to: andreas(at)blicfilm.com Thanks! Andreas"

  • Posted January 28, 2009: MFG member Peter Pearson writes: "my-pov.ca is a brand new movie club with a single-minded mania for finding wondrous flat-out must-see moviemaking. These are the three components: 1. We'll screen contemporary movies, showing at the AMC. Here's how the mechanics will work: On Sunday, February 22nd, members will come to the AMC with a cheque. Time TBA. Movie TBA. We will have an envelope for you of ten AMC movie vouchers + a membership card. U will remit the voucher at the box office. Remember one of the attractions of POV is that we don't all have to see the same movie, at the same time. 2. Since post-mortems are vital to passionate movie goers, my-pov.ca has rented the Comedy Nest on the AMC's 3rd floor for Q&As after each screening. I will be the first guest host, talking about 21st century movie-making in the digital age, and speculate about where we're going. 3. Members also have access to the website, for forums of discussion, reviews of movies and the like. For any queries, contact me: ppearson at videotron.ca, 514-931-6625. More info at the my-pov site."

  • Posted January 26th, 2009: SUPPORT HOME GROWN TALENT! SUPPORT SOUTH OF THE MOON! Shot and set in Montreal, South of the Moon tells the story of twelve-year-old Coleman Hawkins who is at the cusp of his sexual awakening. Haunted at night by a mysterious woman and distracted during school hours by his beautiful classmate Alexa, Coleman turns to his Uncle Matt for advice and direction. But Matt Hawkins, an eccentric hard-drinking musician, has his own demons to deal with and Coleman’s constant questions trigger vivid memories of lost love and a tormented past. South of the Moon opens in Montreal on January 23 at Cinémas Guzzo Lacordaire & Spheretech and at the AMC FORUM 22! For more information check out http://www.southofthemoonmovie.com

  • Posted January 26th, 2009: MFG member Cedric Sequerra writes: "Location Needed: Hello - I'm filming a student film, shooting this Thursday. It seems rotten luck has been following my every move. 2 of my locations have fallen through and now I'm stranded, desperately seeking a film location. If ANYONE can help me, please contact me! The set location must have black walls. The location we had previously (which was PERFECT) had the following dimensions: 46' x 90' x 19'. If anyone can find something in that range PLEASE contact me! Please remember this is a student film, so our budget is not ridiculously large. We have appx. $800.00 to shoot. Thank you for your help! cedricsequerra at hotmail.com"

  • Posted January 22nd, 2009: MFG members Beans and Bueller write: "Beans and Bueller looking for a DOP for an easy shoot from March 13 to March 16. Non paying but will be a great piece for any reel. Email if interested and we can talk about the project. Please contact us at beansandbueller at gmail.com http://www.beansandbueller.com"

  • Affiché le 22 janvier, 2009 : "Élément essentiel du tissu national depuis 1939, l’Office national du film du Canada souligne son 70e anniversaire, en 2009, en offrant un présent à la population canadienne et aux internautes de tous âges : un ESPACE DE VISIONNAGE EN LIGNE inédit, proposant gratuitement, à des fins d’utilisation privée, plus de 700 productions, films, bandes-annonces et extraits de sa collection universellement connue. Maintenant en ligne à www.onf.ca, l’ESPACE DE VISIONNAGE est la dernière étape du passage au numérique en cours chez le producteur et distributeur cinématographique public du Canada, qui tient à exploiter les technologies numériques pour se rapprocher de tous les Canadiens et Canadiennes; il s’agit là d’un élément clé de son nouveau plan stratégique. Accessible 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7 dans les deux langues officielles du Canada, L’ESPACE DE VISIONNAGE EN LIGNE de l’ONF offre à la population canadienne une expérience unique : celle de voir gratuitement plus de 700 productions de haute qualité puisés dans la vaste collection de l'ONF – un trésor national d’histoires d’ici. www.onf.ca

  • Posted January 22nd, 2009: From MFG members Karina Mariano and Zoë Brown of MUFF: "Hi, Muffers! MUFF celebrates and promotes low-budget filmmakers and those who challenge the boundaries of mainstream Hollywood and the conventional film aesthetic attitude. We encourage you to confront your artistic freedom, through the experimentation of filmmaking and art production, making the world a more exciting, challenging place to live. Hit us with your best shot and come forth with the goods. Submission deadline: February 14th 2009. EXPOSE YOURSELF! 14-15-16 MAY 2009! WE NEED YOU! As the term suggests, the experimental film is often, but not necessarily made to test an audience's reaction to certain performances or types of presentation not normally found in mainstream cinema. Such films are usually avant-garde and may shock or surprise their viewers, intentionally or otherwise. Of all of cinema, experimental film tends to have the closest relationship to the other visual arts and their avant-gardes. CONTACT: info at muff514.com, http://www.muff514.com, http://www.myspace.com/muffmontreal Postal and drop-off address: MUFF, 5311 St-Urbain, Montréal, Québec Canada, H2T 2W8. See you soon!"

  • Affiché le 21 janvier, 2009 : Formation Avid Symphony Nitris HD (initiation). PRIM vous offre, en collaboration avec Emploi-Québec, une formation Avid Symphony Nitris HD les 9,10,11 et 22 février 2009. Date de tombée : le vendredi 23 janvier. Consulter le communiqué.

  • Affiché le 21 janvier, 2009 : PRIM vous convie à sa première Soirée Bistro de l’année. Rencontre avec Pierre Allard et Annie Roy de l’ATSA, artistes invités dans le cadre de la résidence Les Transfuges 2007-2008. Annie et Pierre seront chez PRIM pour discuter de leur travail au sein de l’Action Terroriste Socialement Acceptable ainsi que de la diffusion de leurs projets réalisés dans le cadre de leur résidence Les Transfuges. Entrée libre - Ouvert à Tous ! Mercredi 28 janvier à 19h - PRIM : 2180 rue Fullum, Montréal. RSVP auprès d'Amandine (amandine at primcentre.org). Consulter le communiqué.

  • Posted January 21st, 2009: MFG member Liz Dunford writes: "Seeking an assistant editor, for one week, to (digitally) sync rushes on a medium-length documentary project. Paid position. Please contact Liz at lizdunford at hotmail.com"

  • Posted January 20th, 2009: Melissa Wood of Super U writes: "Hi Everyone! New contests, new content and more great prizes being given away at Super U. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want more information! Broken Hearts Club: Romantic comedy? Dramatic break up? We're looking for shorts about first love, heartache and anything in between. If you have a film that fits, enter it into our Broken Hearts Club contest at http://www.superu.ca. Winning film will be chosen by an elite jury and will be awarded $2,500! TAC.tv Animation Contest Part Two: We're still looking for animated shorts! All forms of animation are accepted - winning video will score $2,500! Head to http://www.superu.ca/contests/view/45 to enter! Early Season Sessions: The judges are about to announce the winner of the Early Season Sessions! Head to http://www.superu.ca on Monday, January 26th to see who's taking home the $3000 prize! Thanks as always for your support - we look forward to seeing your films on the site soon!"

  • Posted January 20th, 2009: MFG member Patricia Chica writes: "Hello! For your information, our documentary Rockabilly 514 has been selected in the programming of the INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL OF QUEBEC. Friday January 30th, 2009, 2:30pm, Concordia University, J.A de Seve Cinema in the McConnell Library Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve W., LB-1, Free screening – Open to the public. In presence of filmmaker Patricia Chica. Info: http://www.fifeq.ca If you missed the film at Pop Montreal or Cinéma du Parc, here’s your chance to catch it up!"

  • Posted January 20th, 2009: MFG member Kaveh Nabatian writes: Hello there, I am writing because of a project I'm really excited about. My friend Nourri, who runs the diner at 10 des Pins West, is going to return to his native Iran for the first time in 23 years. He wants to make a documentary about the experience of going back, reflections on his life, and the changes in society and his family. Nourri has had a pretty fascinating life. He spent years as a soldier in the war with Iraq, his brother is sentenced to life in prison in Tehran, and he has built a life in Montreal around a sketchy and completely unique sandwich joint. He's also a really soulful guy. I think he will make a film that is raw and intense and non-traditional. I've never met anyone who is burning to tell a story so badly. He plans to go back to the shelter where he spent 6 months during the war with a bunch of his army buddies, hang out with his brother in jail, and generally create an intimate portrait of a culture that is still very misunderstood (Persepolis notwithstanding). Sooo... He wants to keep the shoot completely independent for now and is looking for a camera package that would let him film on his own. He can spend up to $3000, and for that I'm hoping he can get a used HDV camera, tripod, mic, and wireless mic. If anyone has gear for sale or knows anybody who is selling stuff, please let me know and I will put you guys in touch. Renting is also an option (for the 3 months he will spend there) but he would prefer to buy so that he can leave the camera behind in Iran. Thanks for your help, Kaveh. PS If you're ever looking for the best (and cheapest) sandwich in town, check out Chez Nourri at 10 des Pins West.

  • Posted January 20th, 2009: MFG member Timothy Kelly writes: Actors needed: Female: 18-28, Male: 25 - 45. Needed for short film about loneliness and anonymous, competitive, psyche-out phone sex. No nudity. No sex scenes. Just great fun dialogue in an original context. Please email your CV and a headshot to: film.timkelly at gmail.com You can see some of my other work at: myspace.com/timkellyfilm This is an unpaid job. Thanks!"

  • Posted January 20th, 2009: MFG member Paul Neudorf writes: "Letting you all know that my film Refractions was selected at FIFA (Festival International du Film sur l'Art - International Film Festival on Art) under the category 'New Conceptions' and will be screening sometime between March 19-29 in Montreal. You can find out more about it at http://www.paulneudorf.com.

  • Affiché le 20 janvier, 2009 : L'équipe de Médiafilm vous invite à la deuxième édition de son Ciné-Bazar le 24 janvier prochain, de 9 h à 16 h. Cinéphiles et cinévores se rassemblent à la recherche de DVD, de VHS, de trames sonores de films, de livres, d'affiches, de magazines, de photos, etc., se rapportant au 7e art à petits prix. Ça se passe dans le sous-sol de l'Église Saint-Stanislas au 4816, rue Garnier, angle Saint-Joseph.

  • Posted January 15th, 2009: MFG member Sherren Lee writes: "Audition notice for Love Story Soundtrack, a dance show meets a play. Every film has a soundtrack, but unless we truly pay attention to it, we don’t really notice the songs. In “Love Story Soundtrack,” modern popular songs are taken to the forefront of the production and a love story is created, then told through contemporary dance and acting. NEEDED: Two dancers with acting and improv abilities. This production will be a creative collaboration. AUDITION TIMES: Thursday, January 22nd at 6:00pm to 9:00pm . Sunday, January 25th at 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Please email us your headshot and Sunday, January 25th at 1:00pm to 4:00, sundayafternoon at gmail.com"

  • Posted January 13th, 2009: MFG member George Kouyoumjian writes: "I need a producer or a line producer for a series of short films. Paid position. Contact George at 514-777-1560 or by e-mail to georgesfashion at hotmail.com"

  • Affiché le 13 janvier, 2009 : L'ONF nous écrit: "Le film Le magicien de Kaboul de Philippe Baylaucq sortira en salles le 16 janvier 2009 au Cinéma Parallèle (Ex-Centris). Tous les renseignements (photos, textes...) sont sur le site Internet du film à l'adresse : www.onf.ca/le-magicien-de-kaboul"

  • Posted January 13th, 2009: MFG member Tammy Spowart writes: "TV crew for hire. TV 'crew'* includes producer, director, researcher, writer, assistant director, videographer & soundman. Available for hire immediately. Hourly, daily or weekly rates. As a team or on an individual basis, at incredible discounted bulk recession rate: THE WHOLE CREW FOR THE COST OF ONE PERSON!! That's right, all of this talent for the cost of one individual crew member! Don't miss this amazing hiring opportunity. Comes fully equipped with mini-dv camera and accessories. Act now! Call or write for demo & more details. Tammy Spowart (aka the whole crew) Note: *crew refers to one-man band, i.e. me. tlspowart at yahoo.ca, (514) 286-9467"

  • Posted January 12th, 2009: MFG member Taylor Smith writes: "Check out the DVD for The Deal. Synopsis: A down-and-out film producer (William H. Macy) agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star (LLCoolJ). Production is halted however, when the lead actor is kidnapped from the European film set, so the producer hatches a scheme with a struggling creative executive (Meg Ryan) to save the star and the movie. The DVD will be released on 1/20/09. More info."

  • Affiché le 10 janvier, 2009 : Les Indespensables nous écrit: "Le concours bat son plein et rien n'est encore joué! Nous vous rappelons que vous avez jusqu'au 16 février 2009 pour soumettre votre vidéo si vous désirez gagner le voyage pour 4 personnes à Los Angeles. Pour produire une vidéo, inscrivez-vous au: http://concours.lesindispensables.ca/concours.cfm"

  • Posted January 9th, 2009: Main Film writes: "Call for submissions: Main Film's FILM FACTORY will renew the ties with film as an art form, where the creative process of research and experimentation becomes the core experience and the end product a derivative of the creative process. Perhaps then, we will see and experience film on another level. Thus the goal of MAIN FILM'S new programme is to nurture and to stimulate the artistic growth of independent filmmakers wishing to explore, deepen and develop their own unique creative language through the tactile medium of film. The FILM FACTORY is about process not product. Research and experimentation are an intrinsic part of creation, and discovery is the prologue to enduring artistic innovation. Our objective is to foster the creative process of filmmakers by offering them access, space and time to explore something new, something they rarely have the means to do. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 2ND, 2009. We invite all independent filmmakers who wish to apply to read the conditions and requirements very carefully. These can be found HERE (once there, click on the 'Services' tab)."

  • Posted January 9th, 2009: Job Posting: MFG member Alex Wolfe writes: "Zarabanda Films, a new Montreal doc outfit run by MFG member Alex Wolfe, is seeking two Editors, two Assistant Editors, and two Edit Room Assistants/Interns for two feature documentary projects entering post: The Sleeping Giant, about elections and coffee-growing in a small Puerto Rican town, and Harlem Christmas, about a group of Quebecois selling Christmas trees in Harlem. I am looking for experienced doc editors who are good story tellers. One team needs to be native Spanish-speakers also competent in French. The second team should be fluent in French and English. Final Cut Pro ability is a must. We will start cutting both films in early February for ten weeks. Assistants could start sooner. THESE ARE PAID POSITIONS with the possible exception of the intern positions. Contact Alex Wolfe at mambomedia at yahoo.com and to send your resume. Please indicate which project you feel best suited for. Gracias."

  • Posted January 9th, 2009: Hot Docs and Astral Media are pleased to announce the call for applications for the second year of The Astral Media Emerging Documentary Filmmakers Scholarship Programme, an initiative designed for emerging-level filmmakers who are intending to pursue documentary production as a viable, long-term career option. This programme was created for emerging documentary filmmakers in the regions of Quebec and British Columbia. Applications may be submitted in either French or English. Deadline for completed applications is 5:00 PM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009. Applications should be emailed to: mschock at hotdocs.ca. More info and to apply.

  • Posted January 8th, 2009: Congratulations to all the MFG members selected as Noisemakers Of The Year in this week's Montreal Mirror!: Multimedia producer Aisling Chin-Yee, Loaded Pictures producer Sarah Spring, Loaded Pictures director Alan Kohl and film enthusiast/programmer/writer Kier-la Janisse. Nice going, MFG'ers!

  • Posted January 8th, 2009: The Directors Rights Collective of Canada writes: It Pays To Have Rights. Are you getting your residuals? Every year the Directors Rights Collective of Canada (DRCC) distributes residuals cheques ranging from thirty dollars up to tens of thousands, totaling more than half a million dollars to its membership. The DRCC collects on behalf of audiovisual directors working in all genres, including animation, documentary, feature film, television series and short form film. If you are a filmmaker working in Canada, see what membership to the DRCC can do for you. You never know, we may already have money for you. Benefits: For a one-time $50 membership fee you will receive: Tracking and management of credits and residuals; Semi-annual residuals disbursements (when applicable); Montage Magazine subscription; Director focused newsletters; Mentorship with Directors Guild of Canada members; ISAN (International Standard Audiovisual Number) registration management. Find out more and join. Visit the DRCC web pages within the DGC website. For questions or to apply to become a member, pleae click here.

  • Posted January 8th, 2009: 6 full-time limited-term job openings at Concordia's Communications Studies Department. More info.

  • Posted January 8th, 2009: MFG member Tim Kelly writes: "Final Cut Pro editor wanted - Online Documentary Series. Meet New People is an online only documentary project that allows you to get to know a new cool/creative/crazy person with the click of a button. It already has a steady international online following and its main filmmaker (being myself) has recently moved to Montreal. Please check out: http://www.myspace.com/AVOCADOFILMS If you like the films and think you would be a good editor for the project please email me. Someone working on Final Cut 6 would be the preferred. This is an unpaid job. I am currently do not have the time to edit these myself and have around eight films sitting around not being edited and it is annoying the hell out of me. I want to see the films out there and getting seen. Thanks! film.timkelly at gmail.com"

  • posted January 6th, 2009: MFG member Daniel Ahmad writes: "I offer Mac computer maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrades. Also provide training on Mac/multimedia/video/audio for individuals and groups. Experienced with Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Soundtrack, etc.
    http://web.me.com/danaudio/index.html

  • Posted January 6th, 2009: Photo studio for rent: Location: Downtown next to Old Montreal. Shooting space: approximately 20 feet x 45 feet. Ceiling: 12 feet. System to hang seamless paper. Flash equipment available for rent. Natural or artificial lighting. Kitchen area. Changing room with shower. Indoor loading dock. No-meter parking. Special student and non-commercial rates. Day and half-day rentals. Call Ron at 514-931-4877 for prices and availability.

  • Posted January 6th, 2009: From Melissa Wood at SuperU.ca: I hope this note finds you all well. As we enter 2009, here's an update on what we have planned at Super U!: TAC.tv Animation Contest Part Two: We want to see your animated shorts! All forms of animation are accepted - you could win $2,500 for your masterpiece. Head HERE to enter! Early Season Sessions: The videos are in! We need you to come vote on your favorite videos - the winner will take home $3000! Head HERE to watch and vote! New Design!: Super U has been re-vamped - let us know what you think of the new design! Upcoming Contests: Keep your eyes peeled on Super U for many new contests in the coming months. Themes will include broken hearts, winter sports and going green! Thanks as always for your support - we look forward to seeing your films on the site soon! Melissa SuperU.ca"

  • Posted January 6th, 2009: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Hi, I am in touch with a New York gallery. We want to organize a festival in New York. I am searching for people who would be interest to help for the realization of this project. Please contact me via e-mail at: lukasconstantine at yahoo.ca"

  • Posted January 5th, 2009: MFG member and established filmmaker is seeking scripts for an Oscar-winning producer with financing for several 1.5 to 2 million dollar film projects to be shot in Canada. The type of story sought is described as "Non genre, marketable and ideally based on real stories." Examples are "Monster (Charlize Therron) and "Million Dollar Baby" (Hillary Swank, Clint Eastwood). If you have anything like this or know someone who does, please contact Jim with a one page synopsis at ultrasonic76 at yahoo.com

  • Posted January 5th, 2009: MFG Member George Kandalaft writes: "FOR SALE: LIKE NEW Beachtek DXA-6VU XLR-to-3.5mm adapter with built-in 48V phantom power and level meters for $300 (paid $370 US for it a year ago). Use to connect pro microphones to camcorders or pro audio recorders like the Zoom H2 or the M-Audio Micro-Track. Call 514-358-8510, georgethesoundguy at gmail.com, if interested. Thanks :)"

  • Posted January 5th, 2009: Les ateliers GILLES PLOUFFE workshops. 'Jeu devant la Caméra - Screen Acting'. This workshop focuses on developing the actor’s ability to apply realistic believable acting while also learning to adjust the acting form to serve the technical needs of the on-set camera and crew. 1 soir semaine, 4 semaines / 1 night a week, 4 weeks. $200.00. Starts Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 6:00pm. Espace La Risée, 1258 rue Bélanger, To register: 514-272-9430, l_atelier2004 at hotmail.com. More info.

  • Posted January 1st, 2009: MFG member and co-founder Ezra Soiferman writes: A 3-minute film I made called Broadway New Year's Day (in which I walk the entire 252-block length of New York's Broadway turning it into a musical 'stop-motion documentary') has launched today on eGuiders.com. The brand new L.A-based eGuiders site describes itself as "a video website that uses a remarkable collection of industry insiders and pioneers to help people find the most engaging original videos on the Internet. We search, you watch." My old NYU classmate and friend Marc Ostrick (co-creator of our award-winning short film Pressure Drop) is one of the two founders of eGuiders and I'm very excited for him on the recent launch of this phenomenal new site. While it's still in 'Beta-test' form, eGuiders.com already has tons of web videos up with more coming soon. If you like short films and web videos, jump aboard the eGuiders Newsletter List to get updates on new content at the site. Many celebrities and TV industry folks like my NYU friend Damon Lindelof (co-creator of ABC's "LOST") will be featured at the site e-guiding you to their favourite web video picks. Others are: Jerry Stiller, Shawn Ryan (writer, The Shield), John Landis (director, Blues Brothers) and many more. I'm happy to point out that this is Broadway New Year's Day's online premiere. I've only ever shown it at live speaking engagements to illustrate taking wild ideas (like walking Broadway top to bottom fueled only by orange juice and sesame seed bagels) and running with them! Have a super-fine '09! Enjoy my walk down Broadway... Turn the speakers up and enjoy the trip! To watch Broadway New Year's Day, click here.

  • Posted December 30th, 2008: MFG member Florence So (Pink Rubber Lady) writes: "Dear friends, for New Year's Eve, we will be VJing at the SAT with YOUR stuff. That's right, send your videos to satnye09 at gmail.com or read the SAT info for more details: Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with the SAT!* We invite you to take part in the visual performance in the café. Participate by uploading your texts, images or videos and the VJ’s will mix your materials - live! At any time, BEFORE OR DURING the performance, send text, images or videos to satnye09 at gmail.com or by SMS/MMS to 514-662-4728. Don’t have a phone? Someone from the SAT has a dedicated telephone for this performance. Look for this person throughout the night. If you want to send YouTube videos put the word SATNYE09 as a tag. Suggestions on what to send us: people making funny faces, people dancing, colourful videos, Actions. Don’t let go of this great opportunity to express yourself! Upload you materials and join us in the café!

  • Posted December 30th, 2008: MFG member Elizabeth Johnston writes: "Cut to New Year action with the Basic Screenwriting Seminar. Given by author and Concordia instructor Elizabeth Johnston, the seminar takes place on Saturday, January 17th, 9:30am to 4pm-ish. More info at www.explore-the-possibilities.com. Cheers!"

  • Posted December 30, 2008: MFG member Tamas Wormser writes: Whether you want to relax or party, meditate or dance, cleanse your body or soul... Start the new year with Touched by Water. Watch the film by Tamas Wormser on the Documentary Channel on December 31st, 9pm; January 1st, 1am; January 3rd, 1pm or January 4th, 5am. "A documentary odyssey about bathing rituals", calls it the cbc.ca/arts, "Shot in 13 countries over the course of 10 years, the exquisite Touched by Water is both an ode to the social ritual of public bathing and a thought-provoking look at water's spiritual significance." "A poetic journey" claims the Montreal Mirror, "Wormser has a way of showing us the beauty beyond what is ostensibly ordinary, while illuminating our intricate relationship to H20." Trailer.

  • Posted December 28th, 2008: MFG member Alisha Fisher writes: "Hello, fellow MFG members. I design wild 'nature' costumes that can be used in your films. My work is very tribal. I combine this with primitive body-painting. I also do environmental art in my photographs. Here's a link to check out some photos: www.nature-nymphs.com. I'd love to collaborate. Drop me a line at artistnaturenymph at yahoo.com"

  • Posted December 19th, 2008: Tom Todoroff Studios writes: Our next TOM TODOROFF Montreal workshop is coming ! January 16th-17th and 18th! New Location for the intensive: This next workshop will be held in the rehearsal room of Théâtre ESPACE GO ! All details will be sent to registered students on the week preceding the workshop. The dates of the three complementary workshops following the intensive will be transmitted to you shortly. For registration, contact producer Carole Bureau at 514-966-8857, or email: ttwmontreal at gmail.com

  • Posted December 17th, 2008: Leigh Bryant writes: "I have free passes for a screening of Valkyrie today (Dec. 17) in Montreal - the film is Valkyrie and will be shown at the LATIN QUARTER 9 cinema (350 Emery St.) at 7pm. It is DUBBED IN FRENCH. Synopsis: In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, VALKYRIE, based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (CRUISE) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known. Director Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, X-MEN, SUPERMAN RETURNS) re-teams with Academy Award®-winning USUAL SUSPECTS screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie to bring to life the story of the men who led the operation to assassinate Hitler. For free passes, please contact: Leigh at: pubpromo3 at alliedadvpub.com. Web site: www.valkyrie.unitedartists.com"

  • Posted December 17th, 2008: MFG member Tristan Brand writes: "It's true, Studio 300 will open its doors for a special holiday open house from 4pm until 11pm on Friday, December 19th. Come warm up in Old Montreal with a cup of hot whiskey cider and consider having your photo taken for the holidays: Head shots, band shots, portraits, etc. The cost for portraits and simple head shots are a very special 150$ (normally 300$), but for the more fun and loose stuff I'll accept donations. And of course, any payment or donation will get you a tax receipt (just in time for the end of the fiscal year!). If you would prefer a more private session, let me know and we can set you up for another time during the day or weekend. But be quick! Come Monday my prices go back to normal. Studio 300 is located at 409 Saint Francois-Xavier (on the 3rd floor). Metro: get off at Place d'Armes, walk into Old Montreal, make a right on Notre-Dame, a left on Saint Francois-Xavier and look for us before Saint-Paul. Just down the street from the Centaur Theatre. tristanbrand at gmail.com, sample photos here."

  • Posted December 17th, 2008: MFG member Daniel Cross writes: www.HomelessNation.org is a website BY and FOR our homeless citizens on the streets. We were recently honored with a Canadian New Media Award or our work. This week, we are launching our first funding drive, with special gifts offered by EyeSteelFilm. We founded this website 5 years ago with funding from the Canadian government, but sadly our pilot program has run out and we are starting a drive to become self-sustainable. That means we need donations to survive! We now have over 3700 members, and would like to continue growing and providing this service. We are trying to raise $5000 dollars this holiday season to keep alive. YOUR DONATION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Any donation is helpful. All the money raised goes to this website and services. Most of HomelessNation.org's staff are people from the street community. Office space is donated. Administration is volunteered. We are a not-for-profit. We make do on a very small budget. More info and list of cool gifts you'll get in exchange for your donation.

  • Affiché le 16 décembre, 2008 : Membre MFG Volatile Works nous écrit: "Border Movements: Exposition et évenements du 17 au 21 décembre 2008. La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, 4296 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, 16 décembre 20h: "Artists Against Apartheid" une soirée de performances (Sablo Kafe, 50 St-Zotique est). 17 décembre: 18h-20h: Table-ronde d'ouverture & Entretiens d'artistes; 21h: Vernissage. 19 décembre 19h: Visionnement vidéo. Border Movements se composera d’une exposition et d’une série d’événements qui souligne les pratiques artistiques locales et leur rapport avec les mouvements de justice sociale qui s’occupent de migration et de frontières." Plus d'infos.

  • Posted December 16th, 2008: MFG member Volatile Works writes: "BORDER MOVEMENTS, December 17 to December 20th, 2008, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, 4296 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, Curated by: Tatiana Gomez, Ayesha Hameed, Nahed Mansour, Leila Pourtavaf. Events: December 16, 8pm: Artists Against Apartheid - a night of performances (Sablo Kafe, 50 St-Zotique east). December 17, 6-8pm: Opening Panel & Artist Talks 9pm: Vernissage (La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse). December 19, 7pm: Video Screening (La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse). Border Movements is an exhibition and series of events that highlight local artistic practices and their relationship to social justice movements dealing with issues of migration and borders. The exhibit challenges the paternalism concomitant with seeing migrant struggles as taking place in vaguely defined locations "over there". This event is envisioned as a means of creating a space for reflection, conversations and skill sharing around creative interventions that deal with the theme of national borders. Participating Artists: Nidal El Khairy, Kandis Friesen, Freda Guttman, Nahed Mansour, Anita Schoepp, Ayesha Hameed, Tatiana Gomez, Kader Belaouni, Michael Reeson, Solidarity Across Borders, Brett Story, Stefan Christoff, Punch Clock and Simone Schmidt, Min Sook Lee, Amy Miller, Boban Chaldovich, Tamara Vukov, and others... More info.

  • Posted December 16th, 2008: MFG member Victoria Sanchez writes: "Actresses needed: Hi Girls! (if you got this and you're a guy, please forward to girls you think might be interest and right for these projects). My brother's casting 3 really fun web series, it's paid work, union and non-union. Thanks and Happy Holidays to you all! ;) Victoria. Please email: roamingshorts at gmail.com. Details: Fede Sanchez, the producer, writer and director of the film ETERNAL (Sony Pictures US), is looking for sexy and ultra-funny female leads to star in his upcoming Internet shows (sorry, all male roles have been cast!). There will be a last round of auditions in Montreal and Toronto. If you would like to attend or would like to refer a great candidate, send a resumé and two pictures (face/body) to roamingshorts at gmail.comand mention which of the three shows you would like to try out for. Submissions must be received before midnight this coming Wednesday, Dec. 17. ACTRA indie pilot agreement in effect. Union and non-union members welcome. More info: http://roamingshorts.blogspot.com"

  • Posted December 15th, 2008: The Yorkton Film Festival is pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2009 Golden Sheaf Awards competition. Canadian filmmakers, producers and distributors are invited to submit their original work to the competition for the Golden Sheaf Awards. Canadian productions 60 minutes and under that have been completed in the period between February 1, 2008 and January 31, 2009 and not have been entered in a previous Golden Sheaf Awards competition will be accepted. The entry form, list of categories, rules and regulations and all information about the 2009 Golden Sheaf Awards competition can be found on the Festival’s website at www.goldensheafawards.com. Entries will be accepted until the deadline of February 1, 2009 at which time the adjudication process will begin. The nominees will be announced in March 2009 and the Golden Sheaf Statues awarded at the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Gala on Saturday May 23, 2009 in Yorkton, SK. For information, contact the Yorkton Film Festival office at info at goldensheafawards.com or 306.782.7077.

  • Posted December 11th, 2008: MFG member David Uloth writes: "Looking for Actor (male or female): I'm shooting another short film and we lost an actor, unfortunately, to his work schedule. So now we're struggling to find a replacement ready to shoot next Tuesday to Thursday. Someone with dark hair and ready to be a bad-guy (or bad-girl) Al-Qaida operative. The film is non-paying but fun...a dark absurd comedy. David Uloth, Sure Shot Productions Inc. goodvibes88 at hotmail.com"

  • Posted December 11th, 2008: Super U is proud to announce "L'interprétation des rêves ou les aventures du Robot Bleu” by first time animator Elohim Sanchez has won $2,500 in the first SuperU.ca and TAC.tv Animation contest. Click here to watch the film! And it’s that time again! Every year we deal with the stress of the holiday season and, like you, we at Super U could use some laughs. Share your funniest story about the holiday season – any holiday will do! Winning film will take home $1500. More info. We're also looking for the story of your early season session - fresh snow, new skis, and your video camera. You could win $3,000. Click here to enter! Hope to see your films soon! If you need any more information or have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Melissa Wood (melissa.wood at superuholdings.com). Super U. Make a film. Enter a contest. Win stuff.

  • Posted December 11th, 2008: MFG member Julia Lenardon, the voice & speech teacher who works with the Tom Todoroff workshop in Montreal for 2 years is offering a new program with voice classes offered on a semi-regular basis for working actors. If you are have any questions about the sessions and/or you wish to sign up, contact her either by email: jlenardon at hotmail.com or phone: 514 273-9621.

  • Posted December 11th, 2008: MFG member Josh Usheroff writes: Video Party Presents: THE TRAVELER. Saturday, December 13th, 2008. 10pm 'till late. 3035 St-Antoine O. (Corner Atwater) Metro Lionel-Groulx. NO COVER || CASH BAR. Supported by St-Ambroise - McAuslainSubmissions for this 'Travel' themed Video Party have been rolling in since the spring. We've got a nice selection of indie films about unique places all over the world. A carnival in India, Gun trafficking in Pakistan, Paris in 8mm, New Media from Japan, voodoo in the Congo, and a bunch of naked guys in Wales. Trust us, this screening is worth checking out. Watch THE TRAVELER TRAILER or search for the Facebook Event "Video Party Presents: The Traveler".

  • Posted December 9th, 2008: MFG member Jessica Romano writes: "Seeking pre/post production and crew to film pilot for TV series. This project is in embryonic stage, there is no budget at the moment. However we will procure sponsors/investors...need the pilot. Interested persons are required to have faith and vision to pilot completion. Shoot Dates are January 17th & February 14th, 2009. Partnership(s) potential, contact Jessica at jessica.r at robertfilm.com"

  • Posted December 9th, 2008: MFG member Jim Donovan writes: 3 Seasons, directed by Montreal Film Group member Jim Donovan has won the $15,000 Borsos Competition for Best New Canadian Feature Film, presented by the Directors Guild of Canada – BC District Council and supported by Telefilm Canada at the eighth annual Whistler Film Festival. The film follows two couples and a distraught father as they seek redemption from their fate. The jury, comprised of legendary actor Donald Sutherland, Oscar-nominated and Genie Award winning director Sturla Gunnarsson and Emmy winning director/writer Patricia Rozema, chose the film from a field of six finalists. The award recognizes films which embody the spirit of independent filmmaking in Canada. In accepting the award, director Jim Donovan said ”Coming to Whistler and seeing the festival emphasis on Canadian film and helping the filmmakers meet executives, which is a challenge to everyone, is the perfect next step in this experience. I am honored to be the recipient of this prize and will remember this all my life.”

  • Posted December 6th, 2008: MFG member Robyne Baruchel writes: "Just a quick note to tell you a spot at the "business" of acting Seminar tomorrow, Sunday Dec 7th has opened up. If you know of someone who might be interested in attending, please pass the info on? They can contact me at: rbaruchel at sympatico.ca, 514 919 9720 (voice mail), 514 938 1212 (studio). Thanks so much! Robyne. Course info."

  • Posted December 6th, 2008: The early film submission deadline for Hot Docs 2009 is Monday, December 15. After this deadline films will still be accepted up until January 16, 2009, but they will be subject to an increased submission fee. Please visit www.hotdocs.ca for complete submission guidelines and to access to the online submission form.

  • Posted December 6th, 2008: MFG member Jacques E. Bouchard writes: "Need a demo or audition reel? Right Brain Productions is an experienced independent producer that can create a reel tailored to your needs, either from original footage or using footage provided by you. HD, DVD, YouTube, MySpace, etc. Several formats available."

  • Posted December 5th, 2008: MFG member Cine-Asie writes: "Attention Filmmakers: 2nd Annual Cine-Asie National Video Portrait Contest Now Accepting Submissions! Ciné-Asie invites you to explore the unique relationship between Asia and Canada using video as a tool of expression to paint a portrait of yourself or someone you know! This call is open to all ages, genders, and genres; however, as our organization aims for Asian and Canadian cultural-artistic interaction, the submitted video must represent an aspect of Asian-Canada, whether thematically or with an Asian-Canadian in a key creative role. A screening of the top submissions will be held at the Cinémathèque Québécoise in Montreal, Quebec) in May of 2009 and a jury panel will determine the 1st and 2nd prizes and the 3rd prize will be given based on the public's choice. All winners will be announced at the screening. For more information and submission forms and guidelines, please click here, or find us on facebook. Deadline for Entry is March 31st, 2009.

  • Affiché le 4 décembre, 2008: La 4e séance des Rendez-vous des droits de la personne sera consacrée au droit à un environnement sain, avec la projection des films . Les réfugiés de la planète bleue d'Hélène Choquette et Jean-Philippe Duval et Discours d'eau (en dix courts) de Saël Gueydan-Lacroix et Frédéric Julien. le Jeudi 4 décembre 2008 à 18 h 30 au Cinéma ONF (1564, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal). Séance : 7 $ [adulte] - 5 $ [étudiants et aînés]. Billets en vente uniquement au guichet du Cinéma ONF. Plus d'info: www.ffdpm.com

  • Affiché le 4 décembre, 2008: Le film LA BATAILLE DE RABASKA de Magnus Isacsson et Martin Duckworth sortira en salles le 5 DÉCEMBRE à la Cinérobothèque ONF à Montréal et au Cinéma Cartier à Québec. Tous les renseignements (bande-annonce, photos, textes...) sont sur la page Internet du film à l'adresse : www.onf.ca/labataillederabaska La bande-annonce est également disponible ici et ici.

  • Posted November 27th, 2008: whoweare.ca is looking for daring filmmakers to rock its website. The NFB, Kung Fu Numerik and Turbulent Media have given birth to the innovative Web project called whoweare.ca. With much excitement, the project has now moved to its production stage, after winning the first National Film Board’s Cross-Media Challenge in June 2007, and then moving on to receive major financial support from both the NFB and Telefilm Canada. Smart, relevant, sexy and necessary, whoweare.ca provides a platform for the broadcast and distribution of videos about identity and movements of people. Each video highlights a personal experience of place and belonging, and illuminates an aspect of cultural diversity. Woven together into a participatory and inclusive Web environment, these portraits are a powerful tool for togetherness. The Bouchard-Taylor commission was a Pinto. whoweare.ca is the high-speed train we’re all missing. Think you can handle it? Click here to see a demo on Facebook. Tell us your story at www.whoweare.ca. Deadline to submit: Dec. 15, 2008: Click here to submit. We pay up to $1000 for original creative submissions.

  • Affiché le 27 novembre, 2008: La SODEC annonce le lancement d'un tout nouveau site web, www.cinema-du-quebec.com , qui vise à informer l'ensemble des intervenants du milieu cinématographique et les cinéphiles sur notre cinématographie nationale et son rayonnement à l'étranger. Il s'agit d'une initiative mise sur pied dans la foulée du festival Cinéma du Québec, lancé à Paris en 1996 et présenté également depuis deux ans à Lyon, à Liège et à Cannes.

  • Posted November 27th, 2008: MFG member Jacques E. Bouchard writes: Male actor, non-union, looking 30-40 years old, wanted to play the supporting role in a short film scheduled to shoot in January in the West Island of Montreal. Curling experience a plus, but not essential. Role will require light smoking. Please send CV, headshot and demo reel (if available) to BreakfastFilms at gmail.com.

  • Posted November 26th, 2008: ontheglobe.com provides feature-film, television and advertising producers with a treasure-trove of as yet unknown, stunning locations worldwide for film producers and directors. In addition to the location itself, the principals are connected at the highest levels of the tourism industry locally, opening doors to a fruitful, hastle free production process. More info and sample photos.

  • Posted November 25th, 2008: From the Montreal Underground Film Festival: "So MUFF decided to pair up with the other best film festival in Montreal, Image + Nation film festival. MUFF at I+N, mercredi 26 novembre, 21h30 Laïka, 4040 St-Laurent (corner Duluth). We have 2 amazing shorts programmes (2 x 25 minutes) and a suprise xxx rated performance by Jesika Joy herself which involes pole dancing...I really wouldn't miss this if I were you...It's free! No excuse! Get your MUFFS down there! See you mercredi! Karina + Zoe xxx http://muff514.com // Heye! Venez nous voir à l'autre plus cool festival de films de Montréal, Image + Nation, ce mercredi à 21h30! on a deux superbes programmes de courts pour vous, 25 minutes chacuns, et une performance surprise de la fameuse Jesika Joy...Elle accompagnera la projection de son film avec une danse cochonne sur un poteau...Je m'arrangerais pour ne pas manquer ça à votre place. En plus c'est gratuit! Ammenez vos fesses au Laïka, mercredi le 26 novembre, 21h30! On se voit là-bas! http://muff514.com"

  • Posted November 25th, 2008: McGill University will host a free one night-only exhibit on Tuesday, December 2 to showcase short films made by the students of Professor Alanna Thain's Alternative Approaches to Media class. The seventeen young filmmakers will be on site in the Arts building to present their course capstone projects, answer questions and give hands-on lessons in animation. There will be an open house to display installation pieces, followed by a two-hour screening. Seating for the screening is limited and will be allotted on a first-come first-serve basis. The works to be shown address fundamental questions about film as a medium in 2008, speaking collectively to themes of the digital age: the democratization of media, the prevalence of the small screen, and the communication networks by which they have been made possible. Throughout the semester, the students experimented with a variety of techniques and materials including stop-motion animation, found footage remixing, and Super 8 film. Several works from the class were chosen to compete as finalists in the Festival de Nouveau Cinema's Concours Fantôme this past October. Event begins at 6:30pm. Cost of admission: Free. McGill Arts Building, 853 Sherbrooke St. West.

  • Affiché le 25 novembre, 2008: Présenté en première mondiale dans le cadre des 11es RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal), le nouveau film très attendu de Magnus Isacsson et Martin Duckworth, La bataille de Rabaska, prendra l’affiche dès le 5 décembre prochain au Cinéma ONF à Montréal et au Cinéma Cartier à Québec où certaines projections seront suivies de discussions avec les réalisateurs et différents invités. Visionnements de presse: Mercredi 26 novembre à 10 h, Durée : 80 minutes, À la Cinémathèque québécoise (335, boulevard de Maisonneuve est). RSVP, entrevues : Marie-Claude Lamoureux, relations avec les médias, ONF, 514-283-9607 / m.c.lamoureux at onf.ca Site web.

  • Affiché le 25 novembre, 2008: Au Pied du Mur (French version). Jeudi le 27 novembre, 19h30. Centre de la Culture Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, 4200 Rue Ontario Est. Article.

  • Posted November 25th, 2008: Help save the CIFVF: This Facebook Group writes: "This group is for people who support the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund and want to work together to reinstate its funding. Top priority is to sway the new government to reverse the decision to cut $1.5 million from the CIFVF’s budget as of March 31, 2009, effectively closing the Fund. Click here to see what you can do to save the CIFVF."

  • Posted November 24th, 2008: Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema invites applications for one tenure-track position in Film Animation for July 1, 2009. The animation program is hoping to attract a candidate who is familiar with a wide range of animation production methods, 2D and/or 3D, celluloid and digital film, with at least five years experience as a filmmaker and some teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Deadline: November 30, 2008. More info.

  • Posted November 22nd, 2008: MFG member Dan Emery writes: "After 3 long years of traveling the globe, filming, editing, filming again and then editing some more – our film, the world’s first documentary about professional sport streakers, is finally ready to be released! Jump! The World’s Greatest Streakers will be screened for the first time ever in Montreal for all of our friends and colleagues on Thursday November 27th at the classic Corona Theatre in St. Henri, 2490 rue Notre Dame Ouest. Doors 7:30PM, film at 8:15pm. You are all invited to join us! Synopsis: Jump! is the story of Jaume Marquet, (aka – Jimmy Jump) whose dream is to become famous by streaking across the fields of major televised sporting events around the world. Jimmy’s story opens up the doors into the eccentric world of professional sports streaking, where the world’s most famous streakers talk about what drives them to do it, the glory and the repercussions that come along with the lifestyle, and what it takes to be a true professional streaker. We’re really excited to celebrate our release with all of you, and everyone is welcome to come. Please send this invite to all your friends and have them come along on this wild ride. This is a FREE screening with a reception to follow at the Corona. Yes, it’s been a long time coming… So let’s pack this theatre, have a great first showing and do this thing right! Clothing optional. See you at the show. Dan, Mathieu and Jon. Facebook page and trailer Official site and trailer."

  • Posted November 20th, 2008: MFG member Frederic Bohbot writes: "For all those who were dying to see Leaving The Fold, directed by MFG member Eric Scott, but for some reason were not able to, you have one last chance before it gets broadcast on Radio Canada, which we anticipate will take place in the summer of 2009. So it’s now or summer! Sunday, November 23rd, 2008, 10th Annual Dorshei Emmet Film Festival, 7:30PM ($8), 18 Cleve Road, Hampstead. www.leavingthefold.net

  • Posted November 20th, 2008: MFG member Jean Mercier writes: "Maximize the revenue streams for your content (film, series, etc.) with Internet distribution (amazon.com on demand portal, iTunes/ podcast, etc.). Position yourself to get the income you deserve paid directly to you. I can take care of everything for you from beginning to end. You will see your royalty reports in real time. You can't beat that. Don't miss out on this new way of reaching and building your audience all over the world. Contact me at jmerc56488 at aol.com or visit my site at www.MercierFilms.ca" // MAXIMISEZ LES REVENUS SUR VOTRE CONTENU, et GARDEZ TOUS VOS DROITS. Ne laissez pas cette opportunité vous échapper. Quel que soit votre contenu (sauf XXX!) nous pouvons vous aider à le positionner IMMÉDIATEMENT sur l'Internet. Dans quelques jours, votre film sera facilement trouvable et branché avec des annonceurs potentiels avec revenus qui vous seront payés si tel est le cas. Nous nous occuperons de tout. Contactez nous sans délais pour détails au jmerc56488 at aol.com ou visitez notre site www.MercierFilms.ca

  • Posted November 20th, 2008: MFG member Tamara Kozloff writes: "Come on down to CINE SALON SEASON 1: EPISODE 5. Thursday, November 20th at The Centre St. Ambroise, 5080 St. Ambroise, at 9pm." Facebook Page

  • Posted November 18th, 2008: MFG member Elizabeth Johnston writes: Basic Screenwriting Seminar. Get the Tools You Need to Write Your Own Screenplay. Learn the basics in just one day! Structure, characterization, dialogue, and more. Saturday, January 17, 2009, 9:30am - 4:00pm. Learn how to write your own film in whatever genre you're interested. Registration Deadlines: Early: Dec. 1, Noon, $95. Final: Jan. 7, Noon, $125. Payment can be made through PayPal on site at: www.explore-the-possibilities.com. Contact: information at explore-the-possibilities.com

  • Posted November 18th, 2008: MFG member Samir Mallal writes: "Sony HVR-Z1U HDV Camera for sale - bought from Vistek (see specs at Vistek site) a year and half ago, recently inspected and certified by CEV. With the following accessories: Wide Conversion Lens (Sony VCL- HG0872); 2 extra long batteries and one standard; Polarizing filter (BW 72 mm); UV filter (BW 72 mm); Frezzi MRFIC-12P Dimmer Micro-Fill camera-mount light (including 2 batteries, 2 barn doors, filter and diffuser); special backpack; $4000 for the whole kit. Please email or call Samir at 514-585-9452, samir at ampictures.net Thanks!"

  • Posted November 18th, 2008: MFG member Alan Kohl writes: "Loaded Pictures would like to invite you to the World Premiere of "Roadsworth: Crossing the Line", Friday November 21st (7:30pm), part of Rencontres Internationales du documentaire de Montreal, in co-presentation with Cinema Politica. Concordia University, Hall Building, 1455 De Maisonneuve, theatre H-110. Please RSVP to Selin at 514-448-5460 or selin at loadedpictures.ca. Roadsworth: Crossing the Line, by director Alan Kohl, details a Montreal artist's clandestine campaign to make his mark on city streets, define himself as an artist and address the difficult questions about art and freedom of expression. 4 years in the making, this film is Loaded Pictures' founding project making this premiere a very special occasion. Please make note that there will be a theatrical run of Roadsworth: Crossing the Line at Cinéma du Parc from November 22nd to 29th. We hope that you encourage everyone around you to go see this incredible documentary. On behalf of the Loaded Pictures team, we thank you for your continued support and cannot wait to celebrate with you at the Premiere. Also we are trying to have a critical mass bike ride down to the theatre the night of the screening. Roadsworth has written this text below asking people to join!: "Get on your long johns, hats and gloves and meet us at Parc Lahaie on the corner of St. Joseph and St. Laurent at 6:15 PM this Friday November 21st for a bike ride to remember... or forget depending on how warmly dressed you are. We will be leaving the park (point A) no later than 6:30pm and biking down t