Kino Eyes Alumni receives an Award in Canada

Clare Fogerty, who in June 2017 graduated from the first edition of Kino Eyes was recently in Canada for GPIFF - Golden Panda International Film Festival. Clare was there to introduce some of her new projects she is developing with other Kino Eyes alumni. The jury was composed by Bo Svenson, Steven Nemeth of Rhino Films and Alibaba Pictures and China Lion Distribution, among other top professionals. She was awarded Creative Spark, a prize given to the best pitching. Clare met some investors during the festival so we hope to have some great news in the near future.

Live-on-tape projects from Film degree students

The projects filmed by the students of the second year of the film Degree were completed this Monday 22 January. These are live-on-tape infotainment programs that were streamed live on the internet.

The first one is Flip & Trip,  full program here. Second one it's Game On and it's available here.

New issue: Spatial storytelling: discussing the future of cinema. Vol. 2, No. 1. of the International Journal of Film and Media Arts

The International Journal of Film and Media Arts Volume: 2, Number: 1 (2017) is now available online.


Vol. 2, No. 1. Spatial storytelling: discussing the future of cinema

For its 2017 first issue, the International Journal of Film and Media Arts publishes a special issue dedicated to digital cinema: from platforms to storytelling.

The issue is divided into two parts. In the first part, named “reflections”, we collect a number of papers and essays written by different researchers involved in Essemble — a research and training endeavour developed by a consortium of Universidade Lusófona (Portugal), LUCA (Belgium), Moholy-Nagy /MOME (Hungary), and ifs (Germany). Sylke Rene Meyer reflects on the core concept of spatial storytelling that was used as a driver for creative production in Essemble’s latest stages and the consequences it has, namely on what concerns the hybridization of film with other storytelling formats such as videogames. Narratives and storytelling are also the topic of Natalia’s Fabics paper, that focus on the problems these new media create for more traditional forms of storytelling. Paulo Viveiros discusses the concept of the multitask-cinema as a core outcome of the transformations digital cinema is going through and the consequences this has both for creators and audiences. Ivan Marino debates the role of effects in the moulding of cinema audiences, a core topic within Essemble, since many of the crossings between animation and film are in many cases related precisely with the role of effects in film. 

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Alumna from Film Degree in the United Nations

Our alumna from the Film degree Joana Maria Sousa, was in New York at the United Nations to receive an award for the spot "See Actions, Not Colors" of PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival

This spot was made for the 3rd year curricular unit in the film degree. In this unit students take on a real briefing that in this context was the Council of Europe, in a colaboration that lasts five years. It is on all CE websites, it was shown in euronews, rtl and 12 more broadcasters in all Europe. The Danube award that she won it's the denomination given by the United Nations to this award created to promote communication initiatives in the field of inclusion.

You can see the video of her presence in United Nations here.

Muitos Parabéns.