1. avatar richpause
    Its that time of year again...
    [b:a83b539ee1]CINEMA SPORTS[/b:a83b539ee1]
    Is back again as part of the Belfast Film Festival
    and in conjunction with the Digital Art Studios!!
    [b:a83b539ee1]The unique filmmaking competition comes to Belfast for the 3rd year running on 12th April 2008.
    Cinemasports is the Iron Chef of filmmaking. Teams have 10 hours to complete a movie with a list of ingredients. Screening of finished movies starts the 11th hour - that very night.

    For example, can teams finish a short movie before sundown that includes a flower petal, a favorite pet and extra-terrestrial life? Three-time Oscar winner Walter Murch praises Cinemasports saying, "Something emerges that's not contained in any of the films..."

    Cinemasports is a grassroots event that travels throughout the year to cities worldwide in cities like Moscow, New York, Sofia (Bulgaria), and Paris.

    Unlike any other filmmaking event, Cinemasports promises movies made after sunrise and screened before bed time. Filmmakers keep creative energy high through the compact Cinemasports timeframe so projects don’t burn out from over ambition, promoting a great diversity of movies.

    [b:a83b539ee1]***Filmmakers kickoff at 10am at Black Box.
    18-22 Hill Street, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast.

    ***Finished movies screen at The Black Box at 9pm sharp.
    Screening tickets for audience and participants £5 (supports Queen Street Digital Studios), available on door.[/b:a83b539ee1]

    Throughout the day Queen Street Digital Art Studios will open its doors for teams to drop in and use the editing facilities.

    [b:a83b539ee1]To Sign up your team visit www.cinemasports.com and click on the link for Belfast

    Email Richard at the digital studios with any questions: richard@queenstreetstudios.net

    check out http://www.belfastfilmfestival.org for details of all events![/b:a83b539ee1]

    After a chance to relax after cinema sports...
    we bring you screenings from the International festival called



    AURORA is an annual festival in Norwich, UK which focuses on the manipulated moving image. A uniquely multidisciplinary, progressive event, it fuses artist retrospectives and thematic film programmes with discussion events, live performance and installations, alongside the very best new work from across the world for space and screen.
    Queen Street Digital Art Studios, in conjunction with Chewie Films, Old Museum Arts Centre and University of Ulster present the two touring programmes:
    Unfamiliar Countries, Impossible Structures and Erasure
    from the festival last year.

    [b:a83b539ee1]The first screening:

    Black Box Café.
    8.00pm Sunday 13 April

    Unfamiliar Countries, Impossible Structures, will be followed by a special performance by Korridor, an experimental audio/visual act currently based in Cork.

    Unfamiliar Countries, Impossible Structures is a selection of screenings from the computer generated galaxies of Bret Battey’s Mercurius, a continual transformation of one synthesised process, and the more organic, film-based work of Joanna Vaude (Exploration), this programme looks at altered landscapes, puzzles and abstract otherworlds, leading to the amazing found-footage piece Radar (Volker Schreiner) and the altogether more opaque and mysterious environment of Sylvia Schedelbauer’s remarkable Falsche Freunde.

    Korridor is an audio/visual collaboration between Caroline McCarthy & Doireann O’Malley, This performance, The age of uncertainty in a time of plenty, will contain a film sequence shot between Berlin and Iceland using photography, film installation and experimental sound to map interior worlds and exterior journeys and the constant shift between reality and fantasy. Find out more at myspace.com/korridorkorridor.

    The Second Screening:

    Old Museum Arts Centre
    7.30 pm Tuesday 15 April

    ERASURE is a programme of twelve new experimental film and video works from across the world. Many of the featured work refer to erasure in terms of memory and mortality (particularly Marjut Rimminen's 'Learned By Heart'), and to the act of forgetting, while other films interact directly with a sense of the materiality both of the medium and the subject, such as Félix Dufour LaPerrière & Dominic Etienne Simard's 'Head' and Ian Helliwell's 'Sun Tower 70'. Meanwhile Karø Goldt's 'Été', whose very title refers both to 'summer' and to something 'having been', conjures up a particular wistfulness or nostalgia.

    [b:a83b539ee1]More details can be found about AURORA at www.aurora.org.uk
    And about Belfast film festival events at www.belfastfilmfestival.org