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Call for submissions: Focus on Sustainability Film Festival

The second annual Focus on Sustainability Film Festival will return to York University in the winter semester of 2013 with a spotlight on the increasingly vital and complex topic of food.

In addition to feature films, panel discussions and prizes centred on food, the upcoming festival also gives local filmmakers in the York University community an opportunity to have their food-related film featured. Following the submission deadline, festival presenters will choose one prize-winning film to be highlighted and up to three runner-up films to be exhibited.

Submission Requirements:

  • York University enrolled (or previously enrolled) student in any department
  • Run time for films must not exceed 60 minutes
  • Films must be focused on any food related issue
  • Suggestions include: animal rights, agriculture, veganism/vegetarianism, local/global

The deadline is Jan. 10, 2013. E-mail submissions to Jessica Reeve, IRIS junior fellow, at jreeve@yorku.ca or bring it to 395 York Lanes, the office of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability.

Submissions must be in digital formats accompanied by a 250-word abstract, title and contact information.

This call for submission is brought to you by the Osgoode Environmental Law Society, the Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability and the Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration.

For more information, contact Jessica Reeve at jreeve@yorku.ca.

MARS (a play about mining) a work-in-progress performance 3/24

Sat, March 24 @ Dixon Place*

9pm: have a drink with us in DP’s superb lobby bar

10:30pm: PERFORMANCE (run time approx. 30min)

Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students/seniors

*Dixon Place, 161 Crystie St. btw. Rivington & Delancey

Featuring an all-male cast, a fusion of dance/fight choreography and a soundtrack of live percussion, MARS examines the complex issue of mining via a fictional allegory set on the volatile red planet. Based on the history of Appalachian coal mining and mythologies of war, MARS marks the sixth in our distinctive series of ecology-inspired Planet Plays.

conceived and directed by Jeremy Pickard

assisted by Stephanie Pistello

created & performed by Brian Belcinski, Tom Coiner, William Cook, Jon Erdman, Bill Felix, Brian Hashimoto,Daniel Kublick, Mike McNulty, Peter Waluk & Adam H. Weinert 

with original percussion by Adam Miller

Join us on March 24 for an exclusive excerpt from MARS, give us your feedback and chat with us about the transition from research to eco-play.  Your presence and response will be integral in the journey toward our first full draft production of MARS, set to premiere in December 2012.