Michael Filimowicz
Since 2008
Works in New Westminster Canada

Michael Filimowicz is Associate Dean in Lifelong Learning and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He is founder of the conference and film festival Cinesonika and co-editor of the academic journal The Soundtrack. His research area interweaves the phenomenology of mediation and information semiotics toward the development of new forms of audiovisual and multi-modal display. He is also an internationally exhibiting new media artist and has published widely in journals such as Organised Sound(Cambridge University Press), Arts and Humanitues in Higher Education (Sage), Leonardo (MIT Press), Comparative Literature (Duke University Press), and Semiotica (DeGruyter).
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Scarlett Johansson Fictional Cameo Exhibition

Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:55


The Scarlett Johansson Fictional Cameo exhibition invites CREATORS EVERYWHERE to include a fictional cameo appearance of Scarlett Johansson in whatever media they produce to protest the actor's lawsuit against the French novelist Grégoire Delacourt and his publisher for a novel in which she appears imaginarily. Here's to Fictional SJ Cameo Appearances in novels, plays, poems, songs, installations, video games, short films, animations....!

The exhibition will take place in Spring '14 simultaneously online and downtown Vancouver, BC.

Deadline- end of this year. Please submit by email, Subject Heading should include "Fictional Cameo Submission" to mfa13@sfu.ca


Articles on Sound & Music in Games sought for special issue of The Soundtrack

Sat Jun 01, 2013 00:00

Call for Papers: Game Sound and Music

The Soundtrack journal is soliciting articles for a special issue devoted to sound and music in games. How is the soundtrack of games similar to or different from that of film or other time-based image? What new approaches to loop-based composition have been developed? How does sound scale, from smart phone game apps to immersive home environments? What are the implications for pedagogy, when sound design programs have traditionally been developed in relation to film and video? These and other questions are fair game for this special themed issue.

The Soundtrack is a multi-disciplinary journal which brings together research in the area of sound and music in relation to moving image. We are calling for articles from a range of approaches – theoretical, historical, industrial, aesthetic or technological – that fit the theme of ‘Game Sound and Music.’ Professional sound designers and composers are also invited to submit.

Contributions (5000–6000 words for major papers, 1000–3000 words for reviews and shorter articles) should include original work of a research or developmental nature and/or proposed new methods or ideas that are clearly and thoroughly presented and argued. We also welcome relevant book reviews and artist statements (up to 1000 words). Articles should be formatted according to the Intellect Style Guide, which can be downloaded from: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/page/index,name=journalresources/

Submissions should be submitted as Word files, and include abstract, keywords and short bio, references in Harvard format, endnotes rather than footnotes, and emailed to info@cinesonika.com

Deadline for submissions: June 1st 2013.


Cinesonika 3: 2nd Call For Papers (Extended Deadline)

Sun Jan 06, 2013 23:59

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

CINESONIKA 3: The 3rd International Conference and Festival of Sound Design, is extending the deadline for it's call for papers. For conference and submission details, please visit:



Cinesonika 3: The Third International Conference & Festival of Sound Design

Sun Dec 02, 2012 00:00

Conference Dates: Feb. 15th – 17th, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Philip Brophy
University of Ulster at Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

We are seeking multi-disciplinary contributions on sound in relation to the moving image. Media thinkers, film scholars, art historians, performance theorists, composers, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multimedia semioticians, philosophers of perception - we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations. All accepted presentations will be considered for inclusion in the CINESONIKA issue of The Soundtrack academic journal if expanded into papers and submitted for peer review (1000-3000 words for short articles, 5000-6000 words for long papers).

Submitting to the Conference:

Please write "Cinesonika 3- Conference Submission" in the subject heading.

Deadline for Abstracts (under 500 words): Dec. 2nd 2012

Please submit your abstract and short bio both as an attachment (.doc or .pdf) and also pasted into the body of your email submission to info@cinesonika.com


Cinesonika 3: The Third International Film & Video Festival of Sound Design

Thu Nov 15, 2012 18:00

Surrey, Canada

€15 entry fee

The third annual festival will showcase international works of film and video with fascinating soundtracks, idiosyncratic sound design, eclectic scoring and innovative approaches to the sound-image relationship. Cinesonika 3 will be hosted by University of Ulster at Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

We are open to works in any format, including narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, and uncategorizable styles, with no minimum or maximum run time.

We are also open to proposals for installation or live performance. Send these via email in whatever format best communicates your idea at the contact info below.

For the film and video festival, all DVD submissions should be formatted as follows:

• NTSC format for application purposes. If your work is accepted, we will contact you requesting a PAL DVD for the festival and conference in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland (Feb ’13).
• We accept Bluray for HD works.
• Please LABEL each DVD clearly with: Your Name, Title, Run Time, Country of Origin, Year Produced, your email address
• No Watermarks or other copyright graphics over the video content.
• No MENUS on your DVD please! Your DVD should feature ONLY the work you are submitting, and it should be set to AUTO-PLAY on INSERT.
• No LOOPING DVDs please.
• Each video submission will require its own submission form and entry fee.
• Fill out the online submission form and make the entry fee via the online Paypal link at: http://www.cinesonika.com/submit

If your work is accepted, we will ask you for a short video excerpt for online preview to be sent by email link. Mail DVDs to:

211-15322 101 Ave.
Surrey, BC V3R 4G9

If you have any questions, contact info@cinesonika.com