CIBA Conference April 25-27 2018

CILECT members are invited to submit their contributions for discussion groups or workshops with a 300 character summary and a curricular synopsis of 100 characters. These can be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese or English. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 20th, 2018, BUT AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST SHOULD BE SENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND NO LATER THAN MARCH 15TH TO ENSURE A PLACE IN HOTEL LA CASONA (MAIN VENUE). They can be sent to: ciba.conference.2018@gmail.com

Here’s the CfP specific page: https://cibaconference2018.wordpress.com/2018/01/29/call-for-papers/

CILECT CONGRESS 2018 - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 Whistling Woods School of Filmmaking, Mumbai, India

Whistling Woods School of Filmmaking, Mumbai, India

The 2018 CILECT Congress at Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, India (12 - 16
November, 2018) will incorporate a conference under the title DIRECTING THE FUTURE

Directing is a central function for all screen platforms and content formats, and a constantly evolving craft. Though historically it has been the responsibility of a single individual, directing is a practice defined by networks of cooperation and collaboration. It is fundamental to fiction, non-fiction, and animation storytelling across cinema, television and new media, and serves as a principle organizing parameter for film theory and analysis. The majority of screen education programs include the craft of directing, and make it central to the practical aspect of learning for students enrolled in all the screen specializations. What directing means for new forms such as virtual reality and augmented reality is currently the subject of considerable debate in both the professional and educational environments. This theme will guide content and discourse at the 2018 CILECT Congress by serving as an axis from which to reflect on every aspect of screen art, craft and business, such as old and new platforms, modalities of expression, narratives, digitization, and the evolving relationships between directing and other screen crafts.

Besides the Keynote Speakers and invited guests, there will be several PANELS (followed by
group discussions) where schools could present contributions in the following categories:

1 Theoretical Presentations

Duration: 30 mins

2 Practice-related activities: workshops, case studies, exhibitions and screenings

Duration: 60 - 90 mins

All proposals must include:
1. An abstract of up to 200 words that describes the content and form of the presentation or activity

2 A short biography of the proposer up to 100 words

3 A photograph of the proposer that is at least 1MB and no more than 5MB in size

Please send all submissions by email to executive.director@cilect.org NOT LATER THAN 05 MARCH 2018

The 21st Century Film, TV & Media School Book Project – Volume 2

 21st Century Film, TV & Media Schools Volume 1

21st Century Film, TV & Media Schools Volume 1

Directing is a central function for all screen platforms and content formats, and a constantly evolving craft. Though historically it has been the responsibility of a single individual, directing is a practice defined by networks of cooperation and collaboration. It is fundamental to fiction, non-fiction, and animation storytelling across cinema and television, and serves as a principle organizing parameter for film theory and analysis. The majority of screen education programs include the craft of directing, and make it central to the practical aspect of learning for students enrolled in all the screen specializations. What directing means for new forms such as virtual reality and augmented reality is currently the subject of considerable debate in both the professional and educational environments.

Directing was not included in volume 1 of CILECT’s The 21st Film, TV & Media School: Challenges, Clashes, Changes. It will be the primary theme of volume 2, and serve as an axis from which to reflect on every aspect of screen art, craft and business, such as new platforms, modalities of expression, narratives, and digitization, along with the evolving relationships between directing and other screen crafts.

Following the decision of its General Assembly (25 October 2017, Zurich, Switzerland), CILECT is making a call for contributions (up to 6,000 words) that critically engage with the topic of DIRECTING in a way that would be relevant to charting the filed of Film, Television, and New Media education across all continents for the foreseeable future.

Please use the official submission form available at http://www.cilect.org/news/view/635#.WmdsxiPMwvk and include a brief bio(100 words) plus a photo (not less than 1MB). Send all documents to executive.director@cilect.org by January 31, 2018

CNA SOUND & STORYTELLING CONFERENCE, MARCH 2018

We would like to invite you to join us for the CILECT North America Sound & Storytellingconference that will take place at Chapman University in Southern California from March 22 – 24, 2018. (Participants will arrive on Wednesday March 21st and the conference will end in the late afternoon of March 24th.)

The conference will focus on the expressive and narrative use of sound in film and related media. The conference will consist of multiple sessions related to the theme, including keynote speakers, master classes, workshops, demonstrations, and panel discussions involving both educators and industry professionals.

The conference has been designed to appeal to a wide range of film educators and students, from those who have a general interest in the art and craft of filmmaking to those who specialize in sound for film or related media.

The conference website is chapman.edu/cna

Call for Papers/Presentations
We are now accepting submissions of proposals for papers/presentations. Send submissions to cna2018@chapman.edu by January 31st, 2018.

Registration Details:

Take advantage of the discounted rate by registering prior to March 1:

Early Registration Deadline: March 1, 2018

-          General Attendees: $300 (USD)

-          Students: $85 (USD) 

Late Registration Deadline: March 14, 2018

-          General Attendees: $350 (USD)

-          Students: $135 (USD)

Please note: most meals (coffee breaks, lunches and two receptions) will be provided as part of the conference. Attendees are responsible for securing their own lodging and transportation.

Registration information and information regarding hotels and conference events can be found on our website: chapman.edu/cna

Register today, and continue to check your email for updates about events, important deadline reminder emails and conference updates.

Keynote Speaker 
Our Keynote Speaker will be Mark Mangini who sound designed Mad MaxFury Road and BladeRunner 2049. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and has won one for Mad MaxFury Road http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005625/

 Featured speakers include:

• Vanessa Ament, Endowed Chair at Ball State. Author of The Foley Grail. https://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/telecommunications/about-us/faculty-staff/amentvanessa

• Jay Beck, Professor at Carleton College, author of Designing Sound: Audiovisual Aesthetics in 1970s American Cinema https://apps.carleton.edu/profiles/jbeck/

• Midge Costin, Professor and Head of Sound at School of Cinematic Arts at USC (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0182703/). She will be discussing the making of her documentary about sound designers called Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Soundhttp://www.makingwavesmovie.com/

 • Miriam Cutler (Music Composer for Documentary Films): http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193948/

• Mildred Iatrou: Supervising Sound Editor whose credits include Lalaland, Battle of the Sexes, The Mountain Between Us. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0406375/

• Mark Kerins, Professor at Southern Methodist University, Filmmaker and author of Beyond Dolby (Stereo) Cinema in the Digital Sound Age https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/FilmMediaArts/Faculty/KerinsMark

• Samuel Larson Guerra, Mexican sound designer, composer and teacher. Author of Thinking About Sound: An Introduction to Film Sound Theory and Practice.

• Christopher Newman, Production Sound Recordist whose credits include: Medium CoolThe GodfatherKluteThe Exorcisthttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0628039/

• David Sonnenscheim, Author of Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema http://filmsound.org/bibliography/sounddesignbook.htm

• Bill Wittington, Professor at USC, author of Sound Design and Science Fictionhttp://cinema.usc.edu/directories/profile.cfm?id=33&first=&last=&title=&did=50&referer=/directories/staff.cfm&startpage=1&startrow=121 

CILECT North America is a regional association of the member schools of CILECT: https://cilectnorthamerica.com/about/

Our conference partners are:
University Film & Video Association (UFVA http://www.ufva.org/)
Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE http://www.mpse.org/)
Cinema Audio Society (http://cinemaaudiosociety.org)
Mix Magazine (http://www.mixonline.com).

CNA meeting at the 2017 UFVA Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Many faculty and some administrators from CNA member institutions attend the annual UVFA Conference, so each year we hold a CNA meeting to catch up, share information, and get a sense of the key interests amongst our membership. 

This year the UFVA conference will take place at California State University Los Angeles and is hosted by Suzanne Regan, who has long been directly engaged and deeply committed to fostering the unique relationship between CILECT and UFVA. Suzanne has arranged for the CNA meeting to take place Wednesday August 2, 2017 from 8:30 - 10:15 a.m. in the Library North Community Room. 

Anyone attending the conference who is interested in finding out more about CILECT and CNA is welcome to participate. CILECT Executive Director Stanislav Semerdjiev, will also be present. 

 

CILECT Congress 2017: Transmedia & Interdisciplinary Approaches

"The digital change, disappearing audiences, the end of television, the end of cinema..." In the disruptive era, being a filmmaker seems not to be enough. In the changing media landscape, we need to find strategies of diversification, and we need to step across the border of our traditional profession. The conference will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday October 24 through Friday October 27, 2017, and is hosted by the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

Visit THIS PAGE on the CILECT website for further information.