Sunday, June 1, 2014

CINECITY 2014: MAKING 
The Winner, Judges Choice & Commended films for Cinecity 2014!

OVERALL WINNER

Francis Matthews
Ireland
Judge’s Choice: Francois Penz
Judge’s Choice: Geoffrey London
Judge’s Choice: Penelope Seidler

Highly Commended by Tony Hill
Highly Commended by Sam Crawford, Helen Norrie & Adam Haddow 

JUDGES CHOICES

Amy Czarkowski
USA
Judge’s Choice:  Sam Crawford, Helen Norrie & Adam Haddow
Highly Commended by Emma Williamson

Ted Sonnenschein
Germany
Judge’s Choice:  Zaha Hadid
Judge’s Choice:  Emma Williamson

Amy Lunn
UK
Judge’s Choice: Tony Hill
Highly Commended by Francois Penz

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Diogo Morato
Portugal
Highly Commended by Emma Williamson
Highly Commended by Francois Penz
Highly Commended by Geoffrey London
Commended by Tony Hill

Eleanor Suess
UK
Highly Commended by Geoffrey London
Commended by Francois Penz

Edward Couper And Allie Piehn
UK
Highly Commended by Sam Crawford, Helen Norrie & Adam Haddow

Vernon Cheung
Australia
Highly Commended by Geoffrey London

Amanda Morgan
Australia
Highly Commended by Emma Williamson

COMMENDED

Namfon Udomlertlak
Thailand
Commended by Francois Penz

Susanne Chan
France
Commended by Tony Hill

Alien Oosting
South Africa
Commended by Tony Hill

Situ Studio
USA
Commended by Tony Hill


Thank you  all the Filmmakers and Judges who participated in CINECITY: MAKING
from curators Louise Mackenzie and Sarah Breen Lovett

The shortlisted films, and other entries for Cinecity can be seen on the vimeo group 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

RETROSPECTIVE CINECITY WORKSHOPS 2010

CINECITY work shop format WEEKS ONE TO FOUR

Dates for Workshops 
Saturdays 1- 4pm 
WEEK 1: 26/06/10_Saturday_PERSEPCTIVE 
WEEK 2: 03/07/10_Saturday_PRACITCE 
WEEK 3: 10/07/10_Saturday_SONIC 
WEEK 4: 17/07/10__Saturday_CRITIQUE! 

Dates for Exhibition 
27 August 2010_Friday_EXHIBITION 
1 to 4pm (bump in) 6 to 7.30 (Exhibition) 

VENUE: Design Hub Gallery 

WEEK ONE: PERSPECTIVE(S) 
PRESENTATIONS 
-Dianne presents on her PhD research 
Title: Ancient Modernists: Spatial Mystery 15mins + 5 Q+A 

-Russell presents on Theoretical aspects of cinema 
from a design perspective 
Title: to be provided 15mins + 5 Q+A 

Q+A (all presenters) 15mins 

ACTIVITY ONE 30 mins 
Story Boarding 

ACTIVITY TWO 
Intro to Musicians so people can start thinking 15mins 
about working together 

WEEK TWO: PRACTICE 
PRESENTATION 
-Fooch presents art and practice 
Title: Squint Opera 30mins 

-Carolina presents discusses architecture and the channel 31 tv show she made/ place Melbourne 
and South America/the pros & cons regarding the logistics of film making 
Title: to be provided 15mins 

ACTIVITY ONE 
Open discussion with the presenters: Q+A on 30mins 
presentations and the ideas that the workshop 
participants have been working on. 

ACTIVITY TWO 
-Russell and Ceri and Dianne: 
Exercise with workshop participants - ...bring along objects 
...model making...miniature worlds...story ideas...filming (details 
to be confirmed) 
Title: to be provided 1.5hrs 

WEEK THREE: SONIC 
PRESENTATION 
Presenter One: to be confirmed 
Title: to be provided 15mins + 5 Q+A 

Presenter Two: to be confirmed 
Title: to be provided 15mins + 5 Q+A 

Q+A (all presenters) 30mins 

ACTIVITY ONE 30mins 
Discussion of listen exercise: 
take 10 mins to listen to the city in 3 different locations: 
 come to week three to ready discuss the 3 soundscapes 
 (Ask workshop people to do this in week 2) 
 AND 
Open discussion with presenters and Musicians and work shop 
Participants: 
 On the ideas that the workshop participants have been working on. 

WEEK FOUR: CRITIQUE!
-Workshop participants return with their 1 minute films, as last year, for final discussion of work 
with multi-disciplined people. 
Guest Crits Lee-Ann Joy and Peter R. 

Exhibition Friday 27/08/10 @ 6pm 

CINECITY RETROSPECTIVE 2010



CINECITY 2010
EXHIBITION
SPATIAL IDEAS EXPLORED WITH ONE MINUTE FILMS
THIS FRIDAY
27 AUGUST 2010 @ 6PM
BUILDING 91 RMIT

119 VICTORIA STREET (OPPOSITE THE CITY BATHS)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

RETROSPECTIVE [2011] _ MAKING “HOME” IN TERMS OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY


CINESCAPES......MA|A

As a part of MAA, CINESCAPES, developed by Delia Teschendorff and Helen Sutton, is a program of events which aim to engage the public with their city through the medium of film. The CINESCAPES program forms a filmic journey along the north bank of the Yarra River. It will have several components including the Signal Workshops & Screenings, the Bridge Project, ACMI Mediatheque Project: The Shape and form of Home [Melbourne + Beyond], the AMCI Screen: Liquid Stone and, the FED SQUARE SCREEN.
                                                                                                                                                 


SIGNAL
In September, artists, architects and young people came together for a 2-day workshop to explore the question: “What makes a home?” through film and sound. Their films will be screened for the duration of the MAA Festival. During the SIGNAL workshop, the participants also worked with a sound artist to produce a sound installation to accompany the Signal screenings. Sounds of the City will be played, in conjunction, with the films, through the 18-speaker sound walk.
SCREENING MA|A: OCTOBER 24TH-30TH AFTER DARK 2011

BRIDGE PROJECT
A projection installation by Delia Teschendorff (AUS) and Helen Sutton (UK) will transform Princes Bridge during MAA week. http://www.deliateschendorff.com.au/bridge-project-2/
8pm Tuesday 25th October 2011

ACMI _ MEDIATHEQUE PROJECT
The Shape & Form of Home [Melbourne + Beyond]
Curated by Des Smith & Louise Mackenzie
A program of short films featuring Melbourne on film will be screened daily in the Mediatheque at ACMI.
7 days a week _ 12pm to 6pm. 2011

The theme of this year’s MA|A (National Architecture Week) is “home”, in terms of architecture and the city what could this mean? Helen Gibson* wrote, almost 10 years ago, that she thought the problem with urban planning and design in Australia was that it did not engage with the people who are indented to live in these, proposed, spaces.
In what ways does the form of the city shape our experience of home? What is home _ are we referring to the central city of Melbourne or the house where we live? Perhaps both - the two being intertwined and interconnected, what shapes and forms will Melbourne take? - will we continue to sprawl or densify? - how else could we live?
How do you live? What do you want your home, at an architectural and urban scale, to be like?
The following films tell different ways of how we have lived and do live in Melbourne and other places - perhaps we can take all our experiences and ideas to suggest how we might live. What shapes and forms do we want Melbourne [home] to be? And how do we want to live in theses spaces?
*Helen Gibson “Planning and Communicating to Achieve Sustainable Strategies” in Take 1: Urban Solutions: Propositions for the Future Australian City, Editors Michael Keniger, Geoffrey London, Carey Lyon Ian McDougall Stuart Niven, Peter Williams, The Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Canberra, 2002.

HOME (2007) 2.25 by Zephlyn Neilsen
this film asks is it physical or something intangible?

OLYMPIC GAMES, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 1956 (1956/1999) 9.41 by Straford Brothers
filmed during the games and edited in late ‘90s the film takes us back and also connects us to a more recent Melbourne – collectively linking us all through images of central Melbourne (& Sport!). The Pool, by architects McIntyre, Boland, Murphy & Murphy, has a starting role - the images of which are beautiful

A PLACE TO LIVE (1972) 10.43 by Aust. Gov.
describes to migrants the housing options in Melbourne & Australia in the early 1970s.

WORLD TO CONQUER (1952) 6.06 by Frank & John Straford
takes us to a suburban home with backyard in the 1950s – it brilliantly references classic Hollywood and the silent tradition and it is an outer space experience.

NARRAPUMELAP (1974/2007) 3.42 by Gracemary Cumming & Grace MacGugan
describes the experience of a home – in between states – an almost empty house with strong experienciential memories.

TRIPOLI, MELBOURNE, ME! (2007) 2:07 by Dania Dabliz
describes, two homes, Dania Dabliz tell us what it is to emigrate for her, she also talks about city shapes – density & sprawl – and the experience of these city types.

FROGGIE (2001) 12.22 by Joan Robinson
describes and shows the importance of place lived and how types of living change over time – the young girls in the share house are a new addition to Brunswick, not so much seen in the 1950s.

MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE 1910 (various)
this film takes us all back to a place - 1910 only 75 years, since white settlement (1835) – at the beginning of the gold rush era - in the 1850s - people would have held in living memory a “Melbourne” as home that figured differently, and not in an insignificant way, these experiences of home should also be considered in any proposals we have, in looking presently and forward, for Melbourne as home.

ACMI SCREEN
Liquid Stone: Unlocking Gaudi’s Secrets
A documentary film by Polly Watkins where Mark Burry Architect discusses his work at Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Spain
Screening during MAA at
ACMI Saturday 29 October at 4pm 2011

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CINECITY SHORT LIST 2014

CINECITY ARCHITECTURAL FILM PROJECT 2014

"We are delighted that the annual Cinecity Architectural Film Competition will be screened as part of the Australia Institute of Architects Conference Events program, we are intrigued to see how the films will explore the Conference Theme: Making."             
 Sam Crawford, Adam Haddow and Helen Norrie Creative Directors the National Architecture Conference 2014

In a fringe event aligned with the 2014 Australian Institute of Architects National
Conference, Cinecity Architectural Film Project has invited local and international submissions of films which are a 60 second continuous in camera shot. These are architectural films which explore the Conference Directors theme: MAKING. This theme explore ideas about making architecture, which extend upon traditional practice approaches, challenging relationships between architecture and the cultural, the economic, the social and the political. The Conference subthemes are: making culture: to process, making life: to transform, making connections: to engage and making impact: to act.

30 shortlisted films* which explore the conference theme and adhere to the Cinecity submission format, are put forward to the panel of esteemed judges. Each judge will choose and score their top film; signed certificates will be issued to each judges first choice, with an overall first place prize of $1000 AUD.

JUDGES:
We are proud to announce that the Judges for Cinecity 2014 are:


National Conference Directors Choice by:

* SHORTLISTED FILMS *

Atelier Red + Black, Alex Chomicz, Alien Oosting, Amanda Morgan,
Amy Czarkowski, Amy Lunn, Arya Sukapura Putra, Diogo Morato,
Donald Daedalus, Edward Couper and Allie Piehn, Eleanor Suess,
Eric Mukalazi, Alex Lyons, Mugeni Mukanga and Thomas Aquilina ,
Francis Matthews, Hannah Wenham, Ian Aw, Imogen Birch,
Jakub Gozdziewicz , Juan Zamora, Lena Obergfell, Marty Bignell and
Andrew Steen, Myles Prangnell, Namfon Udomlertlak, Philip Ma,
Sabine De Schutter, Situ Studio, Susanne Chan, Ted Sonnenschein,
UDMK, Vernon Cheung, Yeliz Yorulmaz and Baki Kocaballi.
SCREENINGS

The First Prize Winner + Judges Choices will be announced at first screening in Perth.


PERTH - 9th May from 6pm
Making:Fun Festival Fringe Event, at Perth - State Theatre Centre
This is a free open screening event.

SYDNEY - 30 May from 8pm
Vivid Ideas, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
This is a free event, but numbers are limited register your name on the door here.

MELBOURNE  - 25 July time TBC
Testing Grounds, 1-23 City Road, Southbank Melbourne
Free open screening event.

CANBERRA  -  12th August 6pm
EmAGN- Civic Pub, Whiskey Room
Free screening event email RSVP to emagnact@gmail.com

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Curators: 
 Louise Mackenzie & Sarah Breen Lovett

Cinecity 2014 is supported by The University of Sydney, Metropolitan Re-development Authority Western Australia, and The National Architecture Conference Fringe Events team Making:Fun.


The judges decision is final and further discussion will not be entered into. The judging criteria is based on the technical parameters laid out in the brief and thematic engagement with the Conference Theme "Making."
  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CINECITY ARCHITECTURAL FILM PROJECT 2014


CINECITY ARCHITECTURAL FILM PROJECT 2014

"We are delighted that the annual Cinecity Architectural Film Competition will be screened as part of the Australia Institute of Architects Conference Events program, we are intrigued to see how the films will explore the Conference Theme: Making."             
 Sam Crawford, Adam Haddow and Helen Norrie Creative Directors the National Architecture Conference 2014

In a fringe event aligned with the 2014 Australian Institute of Architects National
Conference, Cinecity Architectural Film Project has invited local and international submissions of 60 second un-edited* architectural films which explore the Conference Directors theme: MAKING. This theme explore ideas about making architecture, which extend upon traditional practice approaches, challenging relationships between architecture and the cultural, the economic, the social and the political. The Conference subthemes are: making culture: to process, making life: to transform, making connections: to engage and making impact: to act.

30 shortlisted films, TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON, which explore the conference theme and adhere to the Cinecity submission format, are being put forward to the panel of esteemed judges. Each judge will choose and score their top film; signed certificates will be issued to each judges first choice, with an overall first place prize of $1000 AUD.

JUDGES:
We are proud to announce that the Judges for Cinecity 2014 are:


National Conference Directors Choice by:

SCREENING:

The First Prize Winner + Judges Choices will be announced on May 9th.


The Shortlist of films by the Curators, and Judges Choice will be screened at the 

Making:Fun Festival Fringe Event, at Perth Cultural Centre Screen Western Australia on Friday 9 May  from 6pm. This is a free open screening event.

AND

Vivid Ideas, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney on 30 May from 8pm.This is a free event, but numbers are limited register your name on the door here.


* CINECITY SUBMISSION FORMAT & UPLOAD DETAILS 2014:
1 x continuous in camera shot of 60 seconds duration.
Sound recorded separately to the image is permissible, must have rights any sound used.
16:9 Aspect Ratio Square Pixel (1280 x 720) MPEG4 / H.264  format.
No titles or credits on the film itself. (This will be added in by us for screening)


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Curators: 
 Louise Mackenzie & Sarah Breen Lovett

Cinecity 2014 is supported by The University of Sydney, Metropolitan Re-development Authority Western Australia, and The National Architecture Conference Fringe Events team Making:Fun.
Special thank you to our Perth co-ordinator: Rhys Jenkins. 


The judges decision is final and further discussion will not be entered into. The judging criteria is based on the technical parameters laid out in the brief and thematic engagement with the Conference Theme "Making." By entering your film into Cinecity, you allow your film to be included at other re-screenings of cinecity, and you also allow stills from your film to be used in the promotion of Cinecity. In all cases the filmmaker will be acknowledged.
  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

CINECITY 2014_MAKING



CINECITY PROJECT 2014

CALL FOR FILMS NOW OPEN

CLOSING 4 APRIL 

GO TO THE website FOR DETAILS

Australian Institute of Architects 
National Conference Fringe Event 
May 2014 
Perth, Western Australia