Michael Filimowicz
Since 2008
mfa13@sfu.ca
Works in New Westminster Canada

BIO
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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EVENT

2012 Alone Together Film Festival


Dates:
Sat Sep 22, 2012 19:00 - Sun Sep 23, 2012

Location:
Surrey , Canada

Remember the first time you went to the cinema? The smell of the popcorn, the cushiony chairs, the enormity of the screen… Seeing a film can be a solitary passion or a fun night out with friends, but regardless of the social circumstances, when we’re in a theatre watching a film, there’s a shared collective sensory experience.

For two days, the SFU Public Square invites you to come and escape into the world of film. The Alone Together Film Festival will feature movies that probe the issues of isolation and disconnection in our urban environment – the things that bring us together and the things that push us apart.

The Festival opens on Saturday September 23rd with An Evening Tribute to Shorts – a collection ranging from animation and experimental to documentary and narrative - films that explore the nuances of belonging, migration, identity, and human connection.

On September 24th, it’s Sunday afternoon at the Cinema highlighting the feature-length documentary “This Space Available” which explores how billboards and commercial advertisements dominate our public space, and “One Voice”, the short music video that demonstrates the power of music as a connecting force.

Hosted at the Westminster Savings Credit Union Cinema in the beautiful SFU Surrey building (at the Surrey Central Skytrain station), the festival will connect film buffs and community activists with students and newcomers.
And the best part of all – it’s free! So bring your family, your neighbor and your friends and join us for a night or an afternoon at the movies!

Free admission. (Seats available on a first come, first served basis)

Saturday An Evening Tribute to Shorts – 7pm to 9pm
Sunday Afternoon at the Cinema – 2pm to 4pm



OPPORTUNITY

2012 Alone Together Film Festival Call for Entries


Deadline:
Fri Sep 07, 2012 00:00

Location:
Surrey, Canada

The Alone Together Film Festival is presented by SFU Public Square; a signature project of Simon Fraser University - The Engaged University. In September 2012, the SFU Public Square is holding its inaugural Community Summit, exploring the issue of isolation in the urban environment. The film festival is one of a number of events taking place over a week of programming, September 18 - 23, 2012. We are now calling for film submissions for its 1st edition taking place Sep. 21-23, 2012.

The theme of ATFF relates to a critical and growing issue - a lack of social capital and feeling of belonging, neighbourliness, and human connection in our urban cities. The results of a recent community outreach initiative, conducted by the Vancouver Foundation, suggests the themes of isolation, community connectedness and belonging are taking on increased importance and significance in Metro Vancouver. As stated in A Better Connection, “The issue people said concerned them most was isolation and disconnection; the feeling that we increasingly live in silos, separated by race, language, income, age, and even geography.'

We aim to bring together SFU students, staff, alumni and faculty, as well as community residents, business and service organizations with an interest in the issues of urban isolation and disconnection. The festival will offer post-film dialogues, and opportunities to engage with filmmakers.

For more info, please visit us at:


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Papers & Presentations - Cinesonika 2


Deadline:
Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:35

Location:
Canada

Call for Papers & Conference Presentations: CINESONIKA 2 – The Second International Conference & Festival of Sound Design  
Venue: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
Conference Dates: Feb. 17th – 19th, 2012
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).
In addition to the general call, we are also interested in research related to the genres of horror and science fiction as part of a themed section of the conference.
Submitting to the Conference:
Please write "Cinesonika 2- Paper Submission" in the subject heading.
Deadline for Abstracts (under 500 words): Nov. 30th 2011
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
For questions, please email info@cinesonika.com


OPPORTUNITY

CINESONIKA 2 : Call for Video


Deadline:
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:00

Location:
250-13450 102 Ave., Canada

CINESONIKA 2: The Second International Film and Video Festival of Sound Design
NO ENTRY FEE this year!
This second 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.
Please note that, while we are very happy to screen experimental works, we are also looking for video works with strong sound design in narrative, documentary, and animation styles as well. We review features and shorts (no minimum or maximum run time). We are also open to older works that are still deserving of a wider audience (e.g. your work doesn’t have to have been produced in the last two years).
Because CINESONIKA is now international, we require TWO DVDs, one each in PAL and NTSC.
All Videos should be formatted as follows:
• Please LABEL each DVD clearly with: Your Name, Title, Run Time, PAL or NTSC, Country of Origin, Year Produced, your email address
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.
• You may submit multiple works- each should be on their own pair of DVDs, however (PAL & NTSC). This aids in screening (you should help us because we are helping you by NOT requiring HDCAM for smooth playback in a festival).
No LOOPING DVDs please.
• Include a printed write-up which provides an artist statement about the work, and short bio(s) of the artist(s) involved in producing the work, as well as your contact information.
If your work is accepted, we will ask you for a short video excerpt for online preview to be sent by email link.
Please mail your DVDs to:
CINESONIKA
SIAT-SFU Surrey Campus
250-13450 102 Ave.
Surrey, BC V3T 0A3
Canada
If you have any questions, contact info@cinesonika.com


OPPORTUNITY

CIENSONIKA 2010


Deadline:
Mon Sep 06, 2010 00:00

Second Call for Papers, Presentations and Works: CINESONIKA 2010

Venue: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia

Keynote Speaker: Don Ihde

CINESONIKA: The First International Film and Video Festival of Sound Design is extending its deadline for the conference component to Sept 6th.

We are seeking interdisciplinary 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 submissions will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of The Soundtrack journal (Intellect books), 1000-3000 words for short articles, 5000-6000 for long papers.

Submitting to the Conference:

Please write "Cinesonika - Paper Submission" in the subject heading.

EXTENDED Deadline for Abstracts (under 500 words): Sept 6th, 2010.

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

For information on submitting audiovisual work to the festival, please visit:

http://www.cinesonika.com/pg.php?s=submit

Important Dates:

Festival Dates: Nov. 12th-21st, 2010.
Conference Dates: Nov. 12th-14th, 2010.

Conference Organizers:

Michael Filimowicz (School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University)
Dr. Lisa Coulthard (University of British Columbia)
Dr. Diane Gromala (Canada Research Chair, Simon Fraser University)