Thursday, January 17, 2008

Call to production companies: children's, animation, drama and non-fiction/documentary

From Page to Screen
February 28, 2008 at The Arts and Letters Club, Toronto
Application Deadline - February 6, 2008 by 5:00 PM

This event has been created to promote the adaptation of Canadian fiction, non-fiction and children's literature published by Ontario publishers to the big and small screens. It will provide a forum for Canadian film and television producers to meet with Canadian-owned, Ontario-based publishers in one-on-one scheduled meetings followed at the end of the day with a networking reception for participants. Applications are invited from production companies working in one or more of the following: children's, animation, drama and non-fiction/documentary.

Attached is the application form for interested producers to complete. Please note the following:

  • Companies must be Canadian-owned, Ontario-based. Producers must be Ontario residents, with Canadian citizenship.
  • Producers must have at least two producer credits on films, series, or one-offs that have been theatrically distributed or broadcast.
  • Space for publisher meetings is limited to 20 production companies, with a limit of 2 executives per company.
  • Priority for selection of participants will be given to applicants who have previous experience optioning book rights and adapting published work for the screen.

There will be a catalogue created for this event which will include corporate profiles and contact information on attending producers and publishers, as well as specific titles included for each publisher.

Registration for From Page to Screen is complimentary. Please note that the event agenda is primarily brokered one-on-one meetings. Given the space limitation it is expected that selected participants will be able to attend this event and meet with publishers as arranged. Individual meeting schedules will be provided prior to the date of the event. These meetings will take place in the afternoon on February 28, 2008.

There will be a networking reception at the end of the day to allow for additional informal relationship-building between From Page to Screen participants.

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Largest all-Canadian film festival announces first six feature films

Kingston – The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is pleased to announce preliminary details about its eighth annual event. Presented by The Kingston Whig-Standard and Cogeco the event will be held February 27 to March 2, 2008 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada . Local filmmakers are encouraged to submit their short films for possible inclusion in the Local Shorts Program. Submission forms are available on the Festival's redesigned website, The Local Shorts Program deadline is February 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM.

Building on the success of last year's event, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival remains the largest all-Canadian festival featuring films from across the country and once again promises a line-up of top Canadian films and filmmakers. The Festival is pleased to announce the first six feature films to be showcased at the 2008 event, they are: Breakfast with Scot (director – Laurie Lynd), Walk All Over Me (director – Robert Cuffley), Shake Hands with the Devil (director – Roger Spottiswoode), The Green Chain (director – Mark Leiren-Young), Up the Yangtze (director – Yung Chang) and Bruce McDonald's The Tracey Fragments, featuring Ellen Page.

The full feature film program will be announced February 11, 2008. Passes will also go on sale February 11, 2008. V.I.P Passes, which provide full access to all of the Festival's screenings and events, are $70 each or $60 for students or seniors.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is proudly presented by The Kingston Whig-Standard and Cogeco. The Festival operates in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Group and receives funding from the Ontario Arts Council, The City of Kingston, the Kingston Arts Council, Artsvest, the Ontario Trillium Foundation , Business for the Arts, The Community Foundation of Greater Kingston and the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival will be held February 27 to March 2, 2008

For additional information, please contact:
Alison Migneault, Festival Director
[email protected]
(613) 484-2387

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Call to Youth Writers

Che Guevara Brigage: Scholarship Available

In the middle of the craziness of mid-terms and reading week, Kingston youth, aged 18 to 25 might want to take on one more assignment.

A 1000-word essay could land them an all-expenses paid trip to Cuba, to take part in the Che Guevara Brigade 2008.

The three-week Brigade enables Canadian residents to experience Cuba in a way that no all-inclusive resort could offer. Alongside Cubans, Brigade Volunteers work in the agricultural and construction sectors. They participate in cultural, social, economic and political encounters.

Essays on the theme “The Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade to Cuba – opportunity of a lifetime,” must be submitted to CCFA Kingston by February 23rd, 2008.

Judges will be looking for a genuine interest in Cuba and a sincere desire to learn more about Cuban realities. As well, the winner will be expected to share some of their insights and experiences with the community upon returning to Canada. The winner will be chosen on March 1st, 2008.

For more information about the CCFA Kingston Scholarship, contact:
Evelyn Gervan: [email protected] or
Mary Ann Higgs: Phone: 613-548-7399 / Email: [email protected]

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Town & Country Studio Tour 2008
October 18 & 19
The Town & Country Studio Tour is a juried artists studio tour.
Application Deadline is March 31, 2008.
Applications available online at:

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Call to Artists

The Studio Gallery, Faculty of Education, Queen's University

The Studio is committed to the presentation of works by practicing artists to members of the community within and beyond the Faculty of Education at Queen's University. We welcome submissions from artists for solo and group exhibitions.

Exhibition dates are September 2nd-October 3rd, 2008 and November 3rd-28th, 2008

Submission deadline: To be received by Friday, May 30th, 2008, 4:00 pm
The Studio will notify all applicants about the status of their submissions by June 30th, 2008.

For additional information, please contact
Angela Solar
613) 533-6000 x 77416
[email protected]

Gallery Dimensions:
The gallery space is 900 square feet and has from 94-110 feet of available wall display space.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008


We are now accepting applications for our annual juried art exhibit and sale to be held the May Long Weekend( May 17, 18, 19, 2008) in Merrickville Ontario.
Visit our web site at www.merrickvillefineartfest.orgfor more information
The Festival will be an exhibition and sale of two and three-dimensional non-utilitarian art
Interested artists are encouraged to send an application form (forms can be found ) 5 coloured slides, photographs or digital images (labeled) representative of their work, a short bio and a stamped (correct postage) self-addressed envelope to: Merrickville Fine Art Festival, P.O. Box 506, Merrickville, Ontario, K0G 1N0
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES has been extended to January 18th, 2008
Upon acceptance, the booth fee will be $200. There will be NO COMMISSION on artwork sold
Any questions can be directed to Denis St. Louis/Joan Spencer at 1-613-269-2618 or