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Toronto Urban Film Festival – Call for Submissions!

The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), the only festival of its kind in North America, is a public film festival that reaches over 1.3 million subway commuters daily. Recently named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “20 Coolest Film Festivals,” TUFF takes place September 9 – 18, 2011 on Onestop platform screens across the Toronto subway system.

Award-winning Canadian filmmaker, Atom Egoyan, will guest judge the fifth annual Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), selecting the top films of the festival.

Filmmakers, animators and video artists are invited to submit one-minute silent films an urban population. TUFF pays artist fees and awards thousands in cash and prizes.

Deadline for submissions to TUFF is July 15, 2011. TUFF is free to submit prior to June 1, 2011. After that date, there will be submission fees: $10 (June 1 – June 30) and $15 (July 1 – July 15). Films can be submitted through the TUFF Website.

5 Years and Still TUFF!

CFC Media Lab Alumni Save the Planet “One Story at a Time”


There’s nothing quite like a story of positive change...

Check out GreenHeroes (www.greenheroes.tv) the current project of CFC Media Lab Alumni, John Bessai and Joan Prowse.

GreenHeroes are remarkable people who acted on their idea and heroically “ventured forth” to protect our planet. Through their stories, our goal is to inspire people, like you, to become GreenHeroes too. On the web and on our TV show, GreenHeroes tells the story of change – of how people improved their lives, what their tipping point moments were and how they overcome obstacles to become a GreenHero.

  • John Bessai – The executive producer and creative director of the GreenHeroes Campaign, John has devoted his career to bringing social causes and Canadian culture to television and computer screens around the world.
  • Joan Prowse – Our own personal wonder-woman, Joan is an award winning producer, director and editor with a career of creating exciting, informative and educational Canadian themed television and new media projects.

To view the current feature webisode on American race car driver and environmental activist, Leilani Munter, click here: www.greenheroes.tv/webisode/2996341-Leilani%20Munter

TWEAK: Last Call for Applications!

The CFC Media Lab and the docSHIFT Initiative have joined forces to present TWEAK: an Idea-Refinement Boot Camp for Digital Documentaries. We are looking for up to 30 experienced producers, creators, directors, writers, strategists and architects with an interesting interactive documentary idea and the desire to have their idea analyzed, work-shopped and honed from both a creative and business perspective. This 2-day weekend workshop will be facilitated by a series of high level industry mentors along with UK’s Frank Boyd, former BBC Director of Creative Development and the visionary behind Crossover Labs as well as CFC Media Lab Faculty member. Selected participants will retain ownership of their project idea but must be open to working collaboratively in a group setting—sharing their idea, receiving input, and also giving valuable input on other projects.

TWEAK will run from September 25-26

Application Deadline Quickly Approaching!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010, 5pm

Participants will be announced Friday, September 17.
Email applications/questions to Leonardo Dell’Anno: ldellanno@cfccreates.com

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
3 pages maximum (PDF). Please tell us briefly about:

1. You & your career
2. Your interactive documentary idea
3. What you want to get out of TWEAK

ELIGIBILITY:
• you have a strong interactive doc idea (mobile, web, game, multiple platforms)
• you must live and work in Ontario
• you must be an experienced and established documentary content creator (ie. producer, director, editor, writer, media artist, other) OR an experienced interactive digital media professional (ie. game developer, mobile developer, web designer, interactive producer)
• you are available weekend of September 25/26th both days, all day
• you are willing to pay registration fee of $100 (DOC Members) or $150 (nonmembers)

Please note: those of you who applied for or participated in the docSHIFT Crossover Weekend in May are eligible to apply for TWEAK. TWEAK (focused on idea refinement) has been designed to compliment and extend from the Crossover Weekend which focused on idea generation. TWEAK is both a stand alone event and a good preparatory phase for those interested in the docSHIFT Institute (see below).

For more, check out: www.doctoronto.ca/docshift

ABOUT THE docSHIFT INSTITUTE:
Four experienced creators with winning and innovative interactive documentary project ideas (games, mobile apps, websites) will receive mentorship, professional consultation and some financial support to complete their project or create a proto-type. docSHIFT Institute is part time (nights & weekend days) beginning mid November 2010 and running for approximately 5 months. Details & Call For Applications will be posted shortly.

docSHIFT is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Culture. It is presented in partnership with Ryerson University, Hot Docs, CFC Media Lab and the National Film Board.

CFC Media Lab Alumni Save the Planet “One Story at a Time”

There’s nothing quite like a story of positive change… Check out GreenHeroes (www.greenheroes.tv) the current project of CFC Media Lab Alumni, John Bessai and Joan Prowse. GreenHeroes are remarkable people who acted on their idea and heroically “ventured forth” to protect our planet. Through their stories, our goal is to inspire people, like you, to […]

TWEAK: Last Call for Applications!

The CFC Media Lab and the docSHIFT Initiative have joined forces to present TWEAK: an Idea-Refinement Boot Camp for Digital Documentaries. We are looking for up to 30 experienced producers, creators, directors, writers, strategists and architects with an interesting interactive documentary idea and the desire to have their idea analyzed, work-shopped and honed from both […]

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