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The Vimeo Awards celebrate emerging filmmakers experimenting with the form of the short film. To refresh your memory (and for those who don’t know) Vimeo is a video hosting site where people can upload original content in HD quality and interact with other users. The Vimeo Awards were first held in 2010 and the 2012 Vimeo Festival and Awards is happening in June in NYC. The new categories...
Those cinephiles dedicated enough to make the trek to rival seaside city Sydney will be delighted to hear that the Sydney Film Festival program has been released. There is a great range of local and international feature films, documentaries, shorts, talks, exhibitions and more. I, for one, as a d-bag cinema student, like the look of Play It Like Godard, a mockumentary about precocious teen...
MARWENCOL at Speakeasy Cinema
Mark Hogancamp’s photographs evoke immense emotion, sincerity and realism despite, or thanks to, their doll subjects. Watch MARWENCOL at Speakeasy Cinema this Thursday the 10th of May to learn more about the eccentric and fascinating man behind the photos. Tickets available here.
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Photos are really weird things. I got a big, heavy book on famous photos from my cooler auntie for Christmas (which thankfully made up for the excess of soap and candles that comes my way every year, yes I’m looking at you Aunt Sheryl). Looking over some of these images I start to get suspicious…How is it that photos manage to make the everyday, normal aspects of human culture...
Place of Slam Poetry in Pop Culture
If you’ve never heard about slam poetry before, this video is a great place to get started. Listen to Emilie Zoey Baker wax lyrical about the place of slam poetry in popular culture for her Wheeler Centre ‘soapbox’ talk. I love that she speaks so passionately and convincingly about bringing slam poetry to primetime TV!! - Claire
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Congrats to Arts Mitten’s own poetry slammers Jennie and Bron who battled it out live in the studio over the theme “bad taste”. And a shout out to Finn and the attitude he brought with his bongo beats. Here is one of my absolute fave spoken word pieces by the incredible Bridget Gray. This song gives me chills!! And of course, the desire to bash out some bangin’ bongo...