News and Events
We are coming to Sydney June 9th - 15th for the Australia premier of Strange Birds in Paradise and I'd love to invite all to the premier (June 10th 6pm) and perhaps have a chat after. We are an independent film company and have completely self funded this doco, So we now need as much help as possible to get the film out there. Can you pass the rest of this email around through your networks so that we get a sell-out audience for our competition screening on the 10th June. Let me know if there is anyone you think we should invite. thank you for your help Charlie HS
EngageMedia and Unweb are pleased to announce the release of Plumi 3.0. Plumi 3.0 is a major new release of the video sharing platform that is built on the Plone open source content management system.
Eclectic is the word that jumped to mind as I reflected on the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Santiago, Chile. The event, from May 6-7, brought together a broad array of people and approaches to citizen media.
Please come and join us at the Australian Refugee Film Festival Inc., a collaboration of short films on Refugee topics from around the world, to bring awareness on refugee issues and celebrate the strengths and stories of refugees!
European Journalism Centre's Th!nk3- Developing World has100 competitors blogging about the UN Millennium Development Goals
The stop-motion animation that took us over a year to complete is finally online...
Taring Padi and Lafadl are organizing a 4th anniversary commemoration of the Lapindo Mud Disaster in Porong, East Java, Indonesia. The title of the event is "The Other Side of the Mirror", because they think that although many people in Indonesia already know about what happened in Porong through the mass media, there is an other side to the story. On May 7-8 2010, there will be a screening of documentary films about the Lapindo mud flow.
Workers gathered in major intersections and public areas to voice their demands and commemorate May Day 2010.
Before the Archive Camp, Pitra from IVAA and Nova from EngageMedia held a press conference that was attended by a range of local and national media in Yogyakarta, April 13, 2010.
Choose your own movie now... Every day, you use goods that come from mines - gold in your jewelry, tin in your handphone, manganese in your car, and coal, oil and gas for electricity. Mining Advocacy Network/JATAM wants to take out to the mines so you'll know where and how those materials were mined. JATAM has collected 20 movies about mining and the environment from nine countries, which will be screened for free on Sunday, May 2, 2010. The same day, JATAM will also held a Public Consultation to get your input about the issues surrounding mining, the environment and climate change. But YOU will determine which films will be screened. Select films from 15 to 27 April 2010.
Ayo Pilih Filmmu Sendiri Jika kamu pengguna bahan-bahan tambang – macam perhiasan emas, logam timah dalam handphonemu, logam mangan dalam mobilmu, batubara dan migas untuk listrikmu. Maka, JATAM ingin mengajakmu mengetahui darimana dan bagaimana bahan-bahan tambang itu didapatkan. Untuk itu, JATAM telah mengumpulkan 20 film tentang pertambangan dan lingkungan dari 9 negara, yang akan diputar Gratis hari Minggu, 2 Mei 2010. Hari itu, JATAM juga menyelenggarakan Konsultasi Publik untuk mendapatkan masukanmu tentang solusi masalah-masalah seputar pertambangan, lingkungan dan perubahan iklim. Tapi kamulah yang menentukan film mana yang akan diputar. Caranya? Pilih Film sejak 15 – 27 April 2010.
Welcome to the new look EngageMedia site, a significant improvement to our online services. The site is now using the new Plumi version 3 system and, as you can see, has an updated design. As part of the transition, every video on the site is being updated and this is taking some time to complete. It is therefore possible that a few videos will not be ready for viewing. The system is working through them all so if you come back later, the video should be ready to play. We hope that you enjoy EngageMedia's updated design and the new & improved functions the site provides.
Nuraini Juliastuti from Kunci Cultural Centre faciliated a discussion around licensing as part of the Archive Camp. The event also included a presentation by Ari Juliano about copyright and digital content in Indonesia.
Despite the extraordinary heat, participants of the Archive Camp, hosted by EngageMedia and IVAA (Indonesian Visual Arts Archive) found creative ways to share their ideas over three fabulous days in Central Java. This camp involved five important organisations, which are IVAA, Combine, Kampung Halaman, Ruang Rupa and EngageMedia.
Freedom FilmFest 2009 winning films are now available.
EngageMedia will be conducting a video distribution camp near Malang, East Java, which will bring together key cultural groups and individuals to discuss, share skills and collaborate around digital video distribution. We're looking for activist video makers, distributors, organisers and web-developers from Indonesia, Malaysia and East Timor.