Industry News

January 2008


The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Save the date! For a first huge red mark in your 2008 calendar, here you go: 10 March 2008 is the International Emmy Awards deadline for submissions! Going on from June to September: Preliminary, Semi-Final, and Final Rounds of the International Emmy® Awards Judging culminating in a press conference at MIPCOM on 13 October where the 36th International Emmy Awards Nominees shall be announced. In the framework of the International Emmy World Television Festival then, on 24 November, the 36th International Emmy Awards Gala is ready to take place in NYC…



The Children Jury

The International Violin Competition of Sion - Valais and the Un, Deux, Trois, Musiques... school collaborate to form a Children Jury to judge the top-level competition participants in conjunction with the International Jury presided by Shlomo Mintz. The Children jury, created by Nicole Coppey as a world premier in 2003, for the 5th time now, invites nine children from 10 to 14 years to sit beside the international Jury evaluating the candidates from all over the world and to choose their own winner. Giving an instinctive and diagonal perspective on the competition, this appeal to the receptivity of children provides a spontaneous scrutiny of the performances beyond the mere technical skills.

Find out more on this pedagogical project at'enfants_en.html




Taking place in July 2008 the Cinedans currently calls for submissions! The festival looks for dance films and videos in various styles, completed after June 2005, that combine choreography and cinematography. Shorts, features, documentaries, stage adaptation, animation, and video clips are welcome. How to submit? Simply go to and hit ENTRIES. Submission deadline is 14 January 2008!



Cie Philippe Saire

“Inside each of us there's a waste land waiting for its inspirational architecture.” For their new creation, The Missing Piece by Philippe Saire, to be premiered in November 2008, the company is searching for a female and a male dancer! Rehearsals are scheduled as follows: 4 - 15 February, two weeks in April/May, 9 - 20 June, 7 - 25 July, 18 - 31 August, three weeks in September, 20 - 31 October, in November. Auditions will be held on 26 January 2008, from 12:00 to 19:00, in Lausanne at Théâtre Sévelin 36 where also the final selections shall take place at 10:00 on 4 - 6 February. If you are interested in further information, please contact the Compagnie Philippe Saire via +41 21 620 00 12 or mail to cie.saire(at)



Picture This

… and come to join the Dance and Artist's Moving Image Workshop, held by Picture This and Dance South West, on 27 - 29 January 2008 at the Picture This new Atelier space in Bristol. This practical workshop investigates movement and performance within the context of single-screen video practice and is led by artist filmmaker Miranda Pennell. Participants will explore a range of formal ideas through a combination of screenings, discussions and practical research. In particular, attention will be paid to the specificity of video/film language in its relationship to movement composition and performance, and to the nature of cross-art form dialogue. Who is this aimed at? Live artists, dance/physical/theatre artists, visual artists and film and video makers, who can demonstrate a solid level of professional experience and creative ability within their own medium. Deadline for applications: 9 January 2008. For an application form, please contact: Grace Davies




Taking place 22 - 26 April 2008, moves08, the largest UK-based international exhibition platform for exploring the art forms of dance films, interactive installations, animation, videogames, and experimental shorts, is now inviting submissions for papers and lectures addressing interaction between choreographed movement and sound in screen-based work. Possible papers may include (but are not limited to): Scoring for film or video (emotion, speed, environment etc.), The history of abstract sound and movement (Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye, Moholy-Nagy, Futurist cinema etc.), Digital Art (Video games, interactive systems etc.), Visual instruments (VJ software, Max/Jitter systems etc.), The science of sound and movement (synaesthesia, attention, mirror neurons), Online sound and movement (Second Life, Flash instruments etc.), or Audio-visual interaction (sound-image mapping, gestural control etc.) A selection of the papers from moves08 will be considered for publishing. Please send a first outline proposal of 500 - 1000 words to Kirk Woolford at k.woolford(at) before 30 January 2008!



Pekarna - Magdalena Network: NagiB

The fourth international festival of experimental movement NagiB, organised by Pekarna - Magdalena Network, will take place 2 - 6 September 2008 in Maribor, Slovenia. The festival invites young emerging authors from the field of contemporary dance and performance art from Slovenia and abroad to submit their projects, which should be “undertaking a research in the medium itself and investigate new possibilities of expression”. Projects (of a minimum duration of 20 minutes) taking place outside of the traditional theatre space are welcome (foyer, in the street etc.). The festival will provide for the artists' travel costs, accommodation, technical equipment and promotion. Please, send your proposals to Pekarna-magdalenske mreze, Ob zeleznici 8, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia, marked with the heading “for Festival NagiB 2008”. Deadline for entries is 5 February 2008! Authors will be notified about the selection by e-mail no later than 1 March 2008.
Find all the application rules and regulations as well as a downloadable entry form at

For additional information on the festival, please feel free to contact artistic director of NagiB Vlasta Veselko at nagibfestival(at)