Tomorrow is WORLD WATER DAY and I’m honour it by launching my next media campaign
There’s very little time left before the Harper government plans to approve the Enbridge Corporation’s Northern Gateway Pipeline Project in early 2014. This plan includes hundreds of supertankers navigating through the inside passage along the central coast of British Columbia, loaded with millions of barrels of Alberta Tarsands Bitumen for export to China.
This is one of the most pressing environmental issue of our time. These coastal waters are intense, the shorelines extremely rugged, and the environment extremely diverse. Before deciding its future people deserve to see more than animated TV ads, with glass calm waters absent of a maze of islands, produced by the Enbridge Corporation which is spending $350 million promoting its project. My media project will reveal the reality of this incredible environment and I need your help to complete it. More details: http://coastaltarsands.ca
I’m taking an innovative approach to this media production by producing a series of short ‘mini-docs’ that I will post on the internet to meet pressing public deadlines, which will be combined to complete a full length documentary. I’ve started a fund raising campaign via Indiegogo to cover the production cost of the first ‘mini-doc,’ which needs to be released prior to the BC Election May 14, 2013 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/coastal-tarsands
Grant Writing workshop for artists – Vancouver
GRANT WRITING DEMYSTIFIED
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cineworks [1131 Howe, back lane entrance]
Members: $20, Non-members: $25
REGISTRATION: Please call 604.685.3841 or ie-mail email@example.com.
Walter Quan has been a Program Officer at the British Columbia Arts Council for the past 21 years. He coordinates programs for individuals working in writing, visual and media arts, as well as for Professional Arts Training Organizations. He is a native of Vancouver, attended UBC in Commerce and Music and has been seen variously with clarinets, knitting projects and handmade candles shaped like sushi.
Peg Campbell has been directing and producing award winning documentaries and narrative films since 1975. Her films have received international acclaim, winning awards at the Genie’s, Banff International Television Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Yorkton Short Film Festival, Northwest Film and Video Festival and the Information Film Producers of America. They have been broadcast on CBC, PBS, WTN, A&E, The Movie Channel and educational networks. She is Head of Film, Video + Integrated Media and an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
And Don’t Forget: May 31 is the deadline for BCAC’s Project Assistance to Media Artists.
Genre New Music
Event Canada Connections
Artist Philip Thomas (piano)
Place Open Space, 510 Fort Street
Admission General $15, students and members $10
Tickets available at the door (cash only) or in advance at CanConnectionsVic.brownpapertickets.com
Searching For Sugar Man, 2012, 86 min
Music Movie Wednesday!
Wretches & Jabberers, 90 min, 2011
Two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry Bissonnette, 52, travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. Growing up, our protagonists were presumed “retarded” and excluded from normal schooling. With limited speech, they both faced lives of social isolation in mental institutions or adult disability centers. When they learnt as adults to communicate by typing, their lives changed dramatically. Their world tour message is that the same possibility exists for others like themselves. more.
Through Q&A’s with filmmakers and actors, contests, premiere parties, advance screenings, film alerts, and much more, First Weekend Club encourages members to attend opening weekend screenings in order to keep Canadian films in theatres longer.
Currently, First Weekend Club has branches in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, and continues to expand into other cities across the country.