CINDY Awards: International Entry Deadline

Nearly 58 years ago, OSCAR was being presented for the finest in feature films.  The EMMY Award continued to honor broadcasting program excellence.  The CINDY Award was presented for the first time to those producing informational content in 16mm film format.

When the Cinema in Industry (CINDY) Awards premiered in 1959, things were pretty straight forward.  But today, there are multiple delivery platforms and even more subject matter categories and applications for informational programming.  From webinars, infomercials and video games to online interactive training, commercials and phone apps, you can still find an appropriate spot at the CINDY Awards where your digital media production efforts fit right in.

If you craft words, images, sound effects and music into digital content that captures audience attention and delivers the desired outcome, there is room for your work at the CINDY Awards.  For information: on why you should participate this year and discover who has received the award in the past, click: www.cindys.com

ENTRY DEADLINE:  SEPTEMBER 30

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5th Contemporary Cultural Studies Conference

We invite you/your research students to submit a paper to 5th Annual International Conference on Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCS 2017) which will be held on 27th – 28th November 2017 in Singapore.

The full paper submission deadline (extended) is on 14th July 2017. Hope that provides adequate time for you to complete the paper submission. If you need more time, please email us at: secretariat@culturalstudies-conf.org. We hope you can be part of CCS 2017.

Briefly about CCS 2017:

–     Keynote Addresses:
–   Prof. Jeanette Hoorn, Professor of Visual Cultures, President Australia-Morocco Friendship Group, Faculty of Arts The University of Melbourne, Australia – Art and the Everyday: Female Painters in the age of Orientalism

–   Assoc. Prof. Margaret Chan, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University – Strategic Cultural Heritage: Discovering the cultural DNA of success

–   Assoc.Prof. Anna Hickey-Moody, Department of Gender & Cultural Studies, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia – Arts Practice as Method, Urban Spaces and Intra-Active Faiths

–     CCS 2017 Conference Proceedings: All accepted and presented papers at the conference (CCS 2017) will be published in the conference proceedings (Print ISSN: 2382-5650, E-Periodical ISSN: 2382-557X).

–     Journal of Law and Social Sciences:  All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences (JLSS)  – Print ISSN: 2251-2853, E-periodical: 2251-2861. All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance and will be published digitally without additional costs.

–     Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).

–     CCS 2017 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.

–     Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

For more information, please visit the CCS 2017 website: www.culturalstudies-conf.org. Would appreciate if you could disseminate this information to your colleagues/students who might be interested to participate in the conference.

Click on the following video testimonials to hear about previous CCS conferences: Dr. Marianne HulsboschDr. Eitan Ginzberg                                               

Should you require any assistance or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at secretariat@culturalstudies-conf.org .

Department News (6-5-17)

A thoroughly delightful production of Argonautika, directed by Janine Sobeck Knighton, opened this weekend in the Pardoe Theatre.  From the roll call of the Argo crew to Hera and Athena’s placement of the heroes in the night sky, the production surprises and gathers momentum throughout.  The wonderful lighting, heroic music, costumes, set, and characterizations of the actors all combine seamlessly to tell the enchanting tale of Jason and the quest for the golden fleece.  You will want to bring your children and grandchildren to this one!  All this despite a major catastrophe on opening night!  Just an hour before call time on Friday, stage manager Caitlin Black received a phone call from Ian Buckley, who plays Tiphys, Medea’s brother Apsyrtos, and serves as one of the puppeteers for the two giant puppets.  He had been riding his bike to the HFAC and was hit by a truck.  In fact, he had been run over by the truck and had tire tracks on his chest!  But miraculously, he did not have a concussion or any broken bones.  And fortunately, he will be able to perform with the ensemble this coming Thursday and for the rest of the run.  In the meantime, Janine says her terrific cast was willing to support each other and figure out how to fill in for all Ian’s parts this weekend.  This was a big challenge, but like the heroes they played, the cast and crew were able to pull off this Herculean feat beautifully.  If you go, be sure to check out the dramaturgy displays in both the north and south Pardoe lobbies.  In the north lobby, there is a display of the costume renderings of each of the characters.  In the south lobby, there is an intriguing summer reading list of Greek Mythology books that are available in the HBLL and the Provo Library (For an in depth article about the lobby displays, go to the Fourth Wall here). To read the Universe’s article about the production, click here.

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Julia Ashworth was in Cape Town, South Africa, presenting at the ITYARN (International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network) Conference, and attending the ASSITEJ festival.  Julia’s presentation centered on the ways we engaged with a Deaf audience and partnered with the Deaf community for the TYA production of The Taste of SunriseJulia reports that she saw over a dozen plays while at the festival, and her favorite shows were all from South Africa. The two plays that stand out the most were very different from each other; one was an adaptation of Animal Farm set in the current political landscape of South Africa, and the other, Mbuzeni, was spoken entirely in Xhosa (Nelson Mandela’s native tongue) about 4 young orphan girls and the role death plays in their lives.  Julia observes that “South Africa is an extremely beautiful place. I felt privileged to be there and to learn through first-hand experience more about their past, present and future.  It was wonderful to see how theatre for young audiences in South Africa is so connected to this country’s history and its people’s lives. I feel forever changed.”

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Six Week Cinema has shot their first two commercials and is heading into production of the next short film, which will be a short doc.  This student run initiative, advised by Tom Lefler and Kyle Stapley, is designed to help younger media arts students feel more comfortable on set in preparation for capstone projects.  The projects are low stakes and emphasize collaboration.  Participating students write and shoot two commercials and four short films, each with a similar limited production schedule totaling six weeks and staggered throughout the summer:  3 weeks of pre-production, 1 week prepping and production, and 2 weeks of post-production.  At the end of the summer, the commercials and short films are shown in a festival to celebrate the students’ work.  This year, Six Week Cinema is being headed up by media arts students Celene Andersen and Hannah Harper.  To find out more about the projects, go to their Facebook page here.

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London Study Abroad Report from Katie Jarvis:  This last week was so fun!! Students got cultural experiences from many areas in Spain, France, Italy, Ireland and Scotland. Also one of the students who stayed in London went to 12 shows!! All the British airline flights were cancelled so some of our students were stranded for a bit, but everyone is now safely back in London. We all shared about our experiences abroad and are looking forward to our last few weeks in England. Tonight we are going to Twelfth Night at the Globe!

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Call for Papers: The Mario K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy

Call for Papers
Life, the Universe, & Everything 46: The Mario K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy is looking for 40-minute papers for the 2018 conference.

We are especially interested in papers in the following areas:
• Literary criticism/ analysis of works by our guest of honor, Todd McCaffrey, or of the Pern series in general.
• Science and technology ( especially new or unusual)
• Serious analysis of sf&f in cinema, television, radio, and other media
• Analysis of sf &f relating to poetry or theatre
• Critical analysis of the narrative, aesthetic, and thematic elements of sf&f video games
• Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f

Submit full papers for consideration to LTUE-Academics, c/o Marny Parkin, 1063 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602 or email electronic submissions as RTF files to marny_parkin@byu.edu. Include name, phone number, street address, and email address on cover sheet. Papers submitted without contact information will not be considered. Student papers welcome. Please see ltue.net for more information.

Papers must be submitted no later than October 1, 2017.

Accepted papers may be published in the Proceedings volume at a later date.

The Rookies 2017 Competition

The Rookies has officially launched and we are taking submissions. This is a great opportunity for your students to win paid internships, prizes and scholarships. It’s free to enter and we don’t use students work for commercial gains.

This year’s categories are: Animation, Film Production, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Motion Graphics, Next-Gen Gaming, Photography, Visual Effects, Virtual Reality and Web & Mobile.

Team projects
Film of the Year:
Visual Effects, Animation, Film Production

Game of the Year:
Next-Gen Gaming, Virtual Reality. Web & Mobile

Other:
School of the Year
People’s Choice

Key dates:
Open for Submissions – NOW!
29 May 2017 – Submissions Close
7 July 2017 – Winners Announced

To enter: http://www.therookies.co/register/

Call for Papers: 2nd International Conference on Communication & Media Studies

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Second International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, held 16–17 November 2017 at the University of British Columbia – Robson Square in Vancouver, Canada.

Founded in 2015, the International Conference on Communication & Media Studies offers an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the role of media and communications in society.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus: Rethinking the Mediascape – The Future of Media and Communication.

For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website.

Call for Papers Themes
Emerging Scholar Awards Scope & Concerns
 List of Accepted Proposals Presentation Types
Submit a Proposal

 

Submit your proposal by 16 April 2017.

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may present in a virtual poster session or a virtual lightning talk. Virtual Sessions enable participants to present work to a body of peers and to engage with colleagues from afar.

As virtual participants, presenters are scheduled in the formal program, have access to select conference content, can submit an article for peer review and possible publication, may upload an online presentation, and can enjoy Annual Membership to the research network and subscriber access to The Journal of Communication and Media Studies.

Department News (10-31-16)

One of the most delightful things about The Importance of Being Earnest, which opened on Friday, are the charming English accents.  In fact, one patron was heard to say while exiting Saturday night’s production, “It sounded just like Downton Abbey!”  Combined with Oscar Wilde’s wonderful wit, Travis Coyne’s open set, and Bradlee Hagar and Michael Krazek’s stunning lighting designs, this is a production you won’t want to miss. Of special note are the student designers, Sarah Stewart (costumes), Sarah Bult (hair and makeup) and Christopher Bowles (sound). One of TMA’s newest faculty members, Adam Houghton, served as the Dialects and Acting Coach Assistant Director, and is responsible for those charming English accents!  Kudos to all “Earnest’s” cast and crew for a witty and engaging production.

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Last week theatre and media arts combined forces for the weekly forum to talk about networking. Michael Krackzek and Jeff Parkin co-hosted the event, which was well attended by close to 70 students. Michael provided a handout on networking basics and encouraged students to get out and interview professionals in their field for information that can help them make good career choices and make connections in the profession. Then,  thanks to Kyle Stapley, we were able to connect live through Skype with media arts alum, Bryce RandleBryce graduated from the media arts program in 2009 and by networking, he has been able to work consistently in his field both here in Utah and in LA.  He encouraged students to build their relationships while they are here; reach out to class mates in spite of any feelings of competition.  His cohort of editors worked together to further connections with professionals in the industry while they were at school here, and then they’ve watched out for each other, recommended each other and let each other know when jobs are available that would fit with their expertise.  He’s still in touch with them, usually at least once a week or more.  He also had some great advice for doing lunch with people who might be in a position to provide a job. You don’t need to ask for a job, just ask for advice!  It’s easy to do and everyone likes to feel they have something valuable to offer.

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Former Media Arts students Jared and Jerusha Hess were with us for an afternoon last week, talking to and answering questions from a roomful of writers. Budding screenwriters from four writing classes gathered to listen to Jared and Jerusha, who have written or co-written Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre, and Gentlemen Broncos, and who are currently working on new projects for Disney and Nickelodeon.

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TMA has several faculty who will be involved with the Orem Hale Center Theatre in the next few months. David Morgan will be playing Scrooge in their annual production of A Christmas Carol, opening Nov. 26.  Barta Heiner will be directing Cash on Delivery, which opens New Year’s Eve.  And Rodger Sorensen will be directing Peter and the Starcatcher, which opens on Feb. 16, 2017.  Congrats to our talented faculty who are often in demand beyond the university.  For more information or to get tickets, go to the Hale Center Theatre home page, http://www.haletheater.org/

CfP: 10th Global Studies Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore 8-9 June 2017

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Tenth Global Studies Conference, held 8–9 June 2017 at the National University of Singapore in Singapore.

Founded in 2008, the conference is held annually in different locations around the world, each selected for its particular place in the dynamics of globalization. Intellectually, the conference takes three steps: the first is a “this-worldly” step, mapping the details and extrapolating to big picture analyses in order to interpret what is at times challenging, dangerous, and excitingly positive about the “New Globalization.” The second step is to set this New Globalization in the context of earlier globalizations—what are the continuities, and what is genuinely new? The third step is to re-examine and redefine the very concept of globalization—in theoretical, anthropological, and philosophical terms. The conference works between the most fastidiously empirical and profoundly generalizing modes of engagement with one of the central phenomena of our contemporary existence.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus: “Global Mobilities.”

For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website.

Call for Papers Themes
Plenary Speakers  Presentation Types
Conference Hotel Scope & Concerns
Submit a Proposal

 

Submit your proposal by 8 November 2016.

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may present in a Virtual Poster session or a Virtual Lightning Talk. Virtual Sessions enable participants to present work to a body of peers and to engage with colleagues from afar.

As virtual participants, presenters are scheduled in the formal program, have access to select conference content, can submit an article for peer review and possible publication, may upload an online presentation, and can enjoy Annual Membership to the community and subscriber access to The Global Studies Journal.

CfP: 12th International Conference on the Arts in Society, Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, France 14-16 June 2017

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Twelfth International Conference on the Arts in Society, held 14–16 June 2017 at Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Founded in 2000, the conference offers an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the role of the arts in society. It is a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation, developing ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world—on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets, and in communities.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus: “Gestures That Matter”.

For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website.

Call for Papers Themes
Presentation Types Scope & Concerns
Submit a Proposal

Submit your proposal by 14 June 2016.

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.