AMAAS Film Festival Symposium 2010


Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 9 AM – 6 PM
At the University of Calgary
Registration fee: $40
Only 40 seats available.

The AMAAS symposium will explore issues in media arts programming, discuss funding strategies, and provide networking opportunities to those interested in the Province’s film festival and media arts programming community.

Symposium Schedule:

Panel I: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Movies that Matter: the role of film festivals and media arts programming in Canadian Society. Sponsored by the University of Calgary

Panel II: 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Pandora’s Treasure Chest: Film Festival Funding: do current public and private funders meet the operation needs of existing and emerging film festivals and media art programming organizations?

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
Networking Lunch.

Panel III: 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM
New Reflections on the Silver Screen: pushing the boundaries of media art presentation. Sponsored by EMMEDIA

Panel IV: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Digital Tangents: will new media be the death of film festivals? Sponsored by NUTV

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Media Arts Community Reception: presentation of the 2010 Spirit of Helen Award.

The symposium will serve a continental breakfast, lunch and reception appetizers. Symposium attendees will have the option to be lodged on campus at the new Hotel Alma or the University Residences.

NUTV will be filming the symposium and uploading the panel discussions to the Internet for a larger film festival community to access.

AMAAS will provide up to 10 bursaries for interested out-of-town attendees with financial need.

- To register call: 403-890-7278 or email: conference@amaas.ca -

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