Iran sentenced independent filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof and Jafar Panahi to six years in prison for speaking against the regime and for making films of which the government does not approve. Directors Abbas Kiarostami, Francis Coppola, Martin Scorcese, and Steven Spielberg have called for the release of the two artists.
BY SUDDHASATYA GHOSH. KOLKATA, INDIA (CINEMA MINIMA) — Vidarbha is a region in the state of Maharastra in India. Poor India, that is Bharat resides here for too long. This belt, which have mountain, river, plateau and plain, is consisted of mostly tribal peoples like Gonds and Korkus. Population distribution has been according to the […]
BY MARTIN LEDUC. TORONTO, CANADA (CINEMA MINIMA) — I got to help collect some of the videos that were playing throughout the Open Video Conference. The conference took place on June 19-20, 2009. It brought together an impressive collection of professional stakeholders involved with online video. Their aim was to bring video technology up to […]
BY MARTIN LEDUC. TORONTO, CANADA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The Yale Law School and its partners in the Open Video Alliance are seeking to bring together about 400 participants for a conference in New York. The organizers hope to bring online video up to the standards of accessibility and decentralization that we’ve reached with other forms […]
BY MARTIN LEDUC. TORONTO, ONTARIO CANADA (CINEMA MINIMA) — The second session of CopyCamp will take place 2008 April 29 – 30 in Toronto. The conference treats art, copyright, and the Internet. It follows an “unconference” model in which activities would be organized by all participants online via wiki, or spontaneously at the event. The […]