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Menningarlandið 2013 - ráðstefna á Kirkjubæjarklaustri 11. og 12. apríl 2013

Meðfylgjandi er boðsbréf  á ráðstefnuna Menningarlandið 2013 – framkvæmd og framtíð menningarsamninga, sem haldin verður á Kirkjubæjarklaustri dagana 11. og 12. apríl næstkomandi.


Hin rótgróna og virta vinnustofa The Robert Flaherty Seminar mun í ár bjóða upp á sérstakan styrk fyrir íslenska umsækjendur – Icelandic Film Centre Fellowship. Styrkurinn felst í að Kvikmyndamiðstöð Íslands greiðir þátttökugjald fyrir einn Íslending, verði hann valinn á námskeiðið. Gisting og uppihald er innifalið í þátttökugjaldinu, ekki ferðakostnaður. Námskeiðið fer fram í Colgate University í Hamiltons, NY, dagana 15. – 21. júní. Umsóknarfrestur um Icelandic Film Centre Fellowship er til 5. mars – annar umsóknarfrestur er til 1. mars.

Frekari upplýsingar og umsóknareyðublað má nálgast hérna. Vinsamlegast athugið að umsækjendur um Icelandic Film Centre Fellowship þurfa ekki að skila inn meðmælabréfi með umsókninni. Á umsóknareyðublaðinu er ekki í boði að haka við Icelandic Film Centre Fellowship – umsækjendur um styrkinn skulu í staðinn haka við “Professional Development Fellowship”.

Rétt er að ítreka að úrvinnsla umsókna og úthlutun styrksins er alfarið í höndum námskeiðshaldara, ekki Kvikmyndamiðstöðvar Íslands.

Upplýsingar um The Robert Flaherty Seminar og efnistök námskeiðsins 2013:

The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar is the longest continuously running film event in North America.Named after Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North, Man of AranLouisiana Story) who is considered by many to be the father of documentary film, The Seminar began in 1955 when Flaherty’s widow, Frances, convened a group of filmmakers, critics, curators, musicians, and other film enthusiasts at the Flaherty farm in Vermont. For more than fifty years the Flaherty Seminar has been firmly established as a one-of-a-kind institution that seeks to encourage filmmakers and other artists to explore the potential of the moving image. The films of such directors asRobert Drew, Louis Malle, the Maysles brothers, Mira Nair, Satyajit Ray, John Cassavetes, Yasujiro Ozu, Pedro Costa and Robert M. Young were shown at the Seminar before they were known generally in the American film community. New cinematic techniques and approaches first presented at the Seminar have routinely made their way into mainstream film.

The weeklong Seminar brings together over 160 filmmakers, artists, curators, scholars, students, and film enthusiasts to celebrate the power of the moving image. Registration is open to the public and participants gather for a communal living experience that includes meals, social hours, special events, and at least three screening sessions daily followed by discussion. A different programmer is selected each year to shape the Seminar’s theme and objective, which relates to a regional or national cinema, examines a stylistic feature, or responds to current world events. The Seminar is an intimate and intense experience where the traditional barriers between maker and audience are gradually obliterated. The structure of the event ensures that participants have greater access to the featured artists than would be found at festivals or conferences.

The 59th Flaherty Seminar, “History is What’s Happening” programmed by Pablo de Ocampo will examine both the frame and subject of history in cinema to understand how the social and political conditions of the past are inextricably linked to the present. Featuring film and video works which employ radical gestures in both form and political position, the Seminar will draw upon strategies of performance, collective production, re-speaking, and archival research to consider the ever-shifting contexts and conditions in which images from the past are watched and repurposed. Here, documentary listens as much as it tells; it produces an engaged space which hopes to create the conditions for communication. Questioning the effect of nostalgia in relationship to archives of images, the works in this program put forth the proposition that the function of history in cinema is not about remembering or recording, but about its potential for action.


Gott fólk

Vinnslan er vettvangur allra listgreina til að láta reyna á verk sín í vinnslu fyrir framan áhorfendur.

nú þegar höfum við haldið 4 Vinnslur með þáttöku um 120 listamanna og hópa og fyrir 1200 áhorfendur.



Vinnslan auglýsir eftir listamönnun til að taka þátt í vinnslunni 2. mars á Norðurpólnum.

Allar nánari upplýsingar á

og vinnslan(hja)

Menningarmálanefnd Mosfellsbæjar auglýsir eftir umsóknum um fjárframlög til lista- og menningarstarfsemi 2013

Menningarmálanefnd auglýsir eftir aðilum sem óska eftir fjárframlögum frá nefndinni  vegna listviðburða og menningarmála árið 2013.  Hér undir falla áður árviss fjárframlög til margvíslegrar menningarstarfsemi í bænum, auk nýrra.

Umsóknareyðublað er að finna hér (.pdf) sem hægt er að prenta út en einnig er hægt að fylla inn umsókn hér (.docx) og senda inn rafrænt.
Hér má finna reglnu um úthlutunina.

Menningarsvið Mosfellsbæjar
Þverholti 2
270 Mosfellsbær

Few places left COLIN ARTHUR Special Effects, Prosthetics, Make up and Mould Workshop in London 27-28 April

If you are interested in taking advantage of this amazing workshop, we advise fast registration, as 2 months away we are already more than 60% full


This will be an amazing opportunity for everyone wanting to develop their skills in special effects make up and mouldes and prostetics for cinema, or just getting insight on the whole process. You will have an educational experience of excellence, with Colin Arthur a living-legend of Special Effects! In the 1960’s he was to assistantRay Harryhausen with his stop-motion model animation movies like the Sinbad films and  the original Clash of the Titans! He also created Falkor and other creatures for Never Ending Story. One of the highlights of his career is without a doubt his work with Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey, a one of a kind oportunity to learn fromone of the biggest special effects guru's in the history of cinema.


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This 2 days intensive workshop will take place in London on the 27 and 28th of April and will be a great opportunity to learn the best techniques in the subject, The workshop has a price of 279 GBP per person for the two days, and is strictly limited to 25 participants, we advise to register fast to guarantee your place.


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Colin Arthur is a living-legend of Special Effects! In the 1960’s he was to assistant Ray Harryhausen  with his stop-motion model animation movies like the Sinbad films and  the original Clash of the Titans! He also created Falkor and other creatures for Never Ending Story. One of the highlights of his career is without a doubt his work with Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey, where he was responsible together with Stuart Freeborn for the development and production of the Ape masks in the Dawn of Man sequence. Colin also worked with John Millius in Conan, The Barbarian. More recently he and his team at Dream Factory were involved with films such as   Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos), Sexy Beast and Talk to Her (Habla con Ella).

Colin Arthur applies his knowledge of electronics, mechanical and hydraulic engineering together with sculpture and make up artistry  to convey  levels of  creativity and emotion  in fantasy as well as the more realistic. His achievements in the industry have gained Academy Awards and nominations, Goya Award, Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival for best special effects, Emmy award for special Make-up,  and recognition at the New York Producers Festival, among others.



Day one 27 April

Morning: Introduction of the participants to Colin and his work, with clips from  films and commercial projects. The participants will then be shown  various aspects of his work throughout the decades, analysing the evolution and development of  both these and some  career choices that have endured and served him well.    A wealth of anecdotes from the industry,   the vital links between directors and the creative teams, the technicians, the actors and  the broad spectrum of knowledge required to deliver SFX both creatively and technically.    “The impossible we can do, miracles take a little longer”!

Afternoon: The participants will be given the option to work on filling moldes with different materials, prosthetics, or make-up in preparation for filming a short sequence.    They will be given short tutorials on these subjects and start developing the work under supervision. The class will be divided in two teams, and get an assignment as if they were on a film production.   Colin and his wife, Sarah have a wealth of experience on project development from first concepts to the final wrap.

Day Two 28 April

Morning: The participants will continue working on their short effects clips with one to one advice when needed.

Afternoon: After the projects have been developed and photographed, the whole class will present and discuss their choices and learn from each other’s work. Colin will give a personal assessment. The participants should be conscious of the reasoning behind their technical and creative decisions at all levels as well as developing an understanding of options taken by their fellow participants.   Colin will discuss the importance of accurate budgeting as an essential and necessary part of any work, both before commencement and retrospectively and his views on how to evaluate your own assignment in a production.


The workshop is  to Directors, Art Directors, Production Designers, Film Students, Make-up Artists, Sculptors, Decorative Artists, Prop makers   Art Students, or anyone   interested in entering the Film Business.

16 hours

Dates: 27-28 April 2013

Location: London

Price: 279 GBP

Vacancies: 25

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