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CFP: Children’s Media Conference, Sheffield 4-5 July

Children’s Media Conference, Sheffield 4-5 July




The Research Strand of the Children’s Media Conference (CMC) is a crucially important and popular part of this annual event, which attracts over 800 children’s media professionals to Sheffield every year.  The Conference takes place from the 3rd to the 5th July in 2013. www.thechildrensmediaconference.com
The content shared during the research sessions is always eagerly anticipated by delegates and the research strand’s role is to provide valuable insights and thought provoking research to the children’s media community.  The research presented may also be incorporated into other conference sessions as appropriate, to disseminate it more widely, and to inform discussions on a variety of topics.
The wide variety of topics discussed and the range of types of presentation at the Conference can be seen in last year’s programme:www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/schedule/
The CMC Research Advisory Sub-Committee is delighted to announce this year’s call for papers to be presented at the 2013 Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield on the 4th and 5th July.

Broad Themes:
The Conference theme for 2013 is “Are we there yet?” The theme reflects the dramatic pace of evolution within the industry and children’s lives over the conferences’ 10 year history and, especially, asks us to consider evolution still to come. Although not all sessions may address this theme, all presenters and producers will be asked to consider how they can make their content relevant to it.
We are open to submissions relating to children aged 0-14 years of age. Some areas which could be considered are;
–       Up- to- date findings regarding children’s behaviour, media consumption, opinions, interests and aspirations, connected with media use.
–       Exploration of how the media forms children’s opinions
–       The role of the media in children’s lives and current trends in kid’s behaviour and use of media
–       Future Projections regarding children’s media, technology usage and consumption
–       Looking ahead and exploring what we have to consider around co-viewing across any media platform and how it might be changing in the       future
–       Exploration of second screen activity by children and young people
–       Exploration of habits and preference in the VOD sphere, especially on YouTube
–       Exploration of accessing video, social activity and gaming on mobile devices
–       Commercial data which can be shared is highly valued at the conference as few delegates have easy access to it –
–  What does success look like in the business of content production or distribution?
–  What are the market shares amongst the key brands?
–  How are sectors growing or changing?
–  What categories of content are trending?
–  Which age groups are well served, commercially important, or underserved?
Note these are merely ideas and suggestions.  The list is not meant to be prescriptive and we are keen to hear your thoughts of suitable, relevant and thought-provoking content which can be shared.

Submission Criteria
Over the years we have been able to identify the types of sessions which achieve the most success with the audience at the conference. Below is an outline of the submissions considerations we ask of our research agencies and academics and where possible your submissions should reflect the following;

  • Relevance to the audience (please look at the delegate guide from last year to give you an impression of the wide range of delegates who attend CMC): www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Delegate-List-2012.pdf <http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Delegate-List-2012.pdf>
  • An emphasis on findings, not methodology (this is the key to a successful presentation).  Each research session last only 30 minutes, presentations need to move directly to “value added”
  • Clear and concise action points for the audience to take away and be able to use from the research
  • Long-term research which enables us to understand the past better and explore and project the future better
  • Wide research which brings good statistical evidence to bear and provides a good basis for market understanding
  • Fresh insights which are relevant to today’s children’s media landscape
  • A unique angle/area which has not yet been explored

For the purposes of contrast please see all the sessions headed “Research” in last year’s programme: www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/ <http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/>
NB Research sessions on Conference Day 1 (Thursday) were repeated on Day 2 (Friday)

Submission Process and Deadlines:

  1. Please submit a 600-word abstract detailing your proposed research topic including where appropriate objectives, methods and potential outcomes.
  2. Submit your entry to Jacqui Wells, CMC Administrator, at the following email address office@thechildrensmediaconference.com <mailto:office@thechildrensmediaconference.com> by Friday 15th March 2013.
  3. Submissions will be reviewed by the CMC Research Advisory Sub-Committee. The committee members are from a variety of backgrounds; Research industry, academia, client-side and agencies.Successful applicants will be notified by 15th April 2013.
  4. If you are selected, your final presentation will be required by Friday 24th May. This is to allow the producers to identify any other sessions that the research content may be further utilised. This will increase the coverage your research session will have across the conference.
  5. Research sessions will take place on Thursday 4th July – through the day, and will all be repeated to maximise their potential audience, on Friday 5th July.

Key Dates – 2013
                  Proposals to be received by                                         Friday 15th March
Successful Applicants notified by                                Friday 15th April
Final Presentations submitted                                      Friday 24th May
Presentations at Conference                                         Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July

If possible, given commercial constraints, we will seek to publish the presentations and associated video etc. on the CMC website immediately after the conference.  Please indicate in your proposal if elements, or all of, your planned presentation will not be suitable for this.
The CMC PR agency Franklin Rae will be seeking new research which stimulates press interest in the run-up to the Conference.  Again it is important for us to know if your research is embargoed or should not be featured in this way.
It is your responsibility to clear with research subjects and partners your right to present the research at the conference (and if possible online) and to clear all content in your presentation fordisplay at the conference to a live audience.

For further clarification please email:
Shazia Ali (Producer, CMC Research Strand 2013)shazia@mintresearch.co.uk <mailto:shazia@mintresearch.co.uk>
Btisam Belola (Producer, CMC Research Strand 2013)Btisam@bbri.co.uk <mailto:Btisam@bbri.co.uk>


National symposium on Australian Indigenous community film and video

From U-Matic to YouTube: 

A national symposium celebrating three decades of Australian Indigenous community film and video 

Supported by:
Research Unit in Film Culture and Theory (School of English, Communications and Performance Studies), Monash University
Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Date: 8-9 June 2010
Venue: Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
Invited speakers:
Malarndirri McCarthy (MLA – Arnhem Land)
Faye Ginsberg (New York University)
Romaine Moreton (Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Research Centre, University of Newcastle, poet and filmmaker)
Lynette Russell (Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash)
John Bradley (Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash)
Jason Eades (Koorie Heritage Trust, Victoria)
Alessandro Cavadini (Red Dirt Films)
Carolyn Strachan (Red Dirt Films)
Leonard Norman, Graham Friday, Dinah Norman and Mavis Timothy (Borroloola)
Kimba Thompson (Sista Girl Productions)
Trevor Graham (Yarra Bank Films)
Jason De Santolo (Jumbunna UTS Indigenous Education)
Maryrose Casey (Centre for Theatre and Performance, Monash)
Full Programme:
Screening features
Internationally acclaimed and recently updated Two Laws (1981)
Australian premiere of Yanyuwa Animated Songline Project (2010)
Areoplane Dance (1994)
New Indigenous works from ACMI’s Digital Storytelling Project and Sista Girl Productions.
Two Laws DVD Launch,  with Malarndirri McCarthy (MLA – Arnhem Land) and Faye Ginsburg (NYU), followed by a public screening.
Conference dinner: Wednesday 9 June 2010
One Day: $80
Two Days: $120
Contact: Therese.Davis@arts.monash.edu.au
Dr Therese Davis (Co-Director, Research Unit in Film Culture and Theory, Monash University)
Helen Simondson (ACMI)

Source: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/ecps/conferences/from-u-matic-to-youtube/

Youth video competition seeks entries on migration and diversity

Recognizing youth as powerful agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, cultural and religious divisions, PLURAL+ is aimed at involving youth in addressing the key challenges in their communities related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness.

PLURAL+ invites young media makers up to 25 years of age to submit their videos.

Deadline for entries is 30 June, 2010.


  1. Entrants to PLURAL+ must be youth between the ages of 9-25 (as of 30 September 2010).
  2. The Entrant is the one person responsible for submitting the video.
  3. People appearing in the video do not have to be youth, however the videos must reflect the youth’s opinions or reflections about migration and diversity.
  4. Multiple youth may work together to make one video, as long as all members of the group are between the ages of 9-25.
  5. Other people involved in the making of the video (e.g. educators, teachers, instructors, etc.) might be over 25 as long as their creative role is minimal (group coordination, technical support, renting equipment, etc.)
  6. If multiple youth work together on one video then the video will be judged in the age category of the eldest youth.
  7. Immediate family members (siblings, children and grandchildren) of jurors for the PLURAL+ Video Festival are not eligible to enter the Video Festival.


  1. All videos must be submitted on DVDs.
  2. Videos that are not in English must have English subtitles.
  3. All videos must have a total minimum running time of 1 minute and a total maximum running time of 5 minutes, including title and end credits.

Consent and Copyright

  1. All videos must be accompanied by a signed entry form.
  2. If the entrant is a minor in his/her country of residence then the entry form must be co-signed by the entrant’s parent, guardian, teacher or adult responsible for the entrant(s).
  3. If the entrant a minor in his/her country of residence and the entry form is co-signed by someone who is not the entrant’s parent or legal guardian then the entrant must also get the consent of their parent or legal guardian.
  4. PLURAL+ will seek written consent of the parents or legal guardians of the makers of the winning videos.
  5. Entrants must get the consent of everyone appearing in their videos if their faces are recognizable.
  6. Entrants must get the consent of everyone whose music is used in their videos unless consent is not needed (due to lack of copyright etc.).
  7. Entrants must get the consent of everyone whose copyrighted, patented or trademarked material appears in their videos.
  8. Videos do not have to have been made specifically for the PLURAL+ Video Festival, but videos must have been completed after January 2008.


  1. No video may contain vulgarity, violence, defamatory language or any other subject deemed by the PLURAL+ Video Festival organizers to be inappropriate for the tone of the competition.
  2. Videos must pertain to the topics of migration, diversity and related topics.
  3. Reflecting on these topics, videos should show the youth’s thoughts, experiences, opinions, questions and suggestions.
  4. Videos may be of whatever type, style or genre that the entrant wishes – animated, documentary, drama, music video, comedy etc.
  5. Videos should reflect the aims of the PLURAL+ Video Festival, which are:
    • To recognize youth as agents of social change in a world often characterized by intolerance, and cultural and religious divisions.
    • To involve youth in addressing questions on migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social inclusion wherever they be in the world.
    • To encourage the practical contributions of young people in not just identifying constraints, but also in promoting a climate of respect and appreciation for each other.

Use of the Video

  1. The makers of the video will continue to own their videos, but when they submit the video to the PLURAL+ Video Festival they agree that PLURAL+ has unlimited use of the video.
  2. PLURAL+ and its associated partners reserve the right to show any submitted videos a limitless, non commercial, number of times in whatever format they deem fit in order to further the educational aims of PLURAL+.
  3. PLURAL+ and its associated partners reserve the right to use the video and the video makers’ names or likenesses in any PLURAL+ related promotional or advertising venture without compensation to the entrant.
  4. The makers of the video agree to the possibility of wide multi-platform distribution of their work, including broadcast, satellite, internet, film festivals and DVD.


  1. Each entry package must contain:
    • A fully completed and signed entry form, including co-signature by a parent, guardian, teacher or responsible adult if the entrant a minor in his/her country of residence.
    • A DVD of the video.
  2. PLURAL+ is not responsible for the cost of sending videos.
  3. PLURAL+ will not be able to return the DVDs so please keep master copy of your video in a safe place.
  4. All DVDs must have the name of the entrant and the English title of the video printed on top of the DVD in permanent marker.
  5. PLURAL+ is not responsible for lost, late, misrouted, misappropriated, or damaged entries.
  6. Entrants must inform the PLURAL+ Video Festival organizers if their contact information changes at anytime between submitting their video and the announcement of the competition winner.
  7. The official language of the PLURAL+ Video Festival is English.
  8. Entry packages must be received by the PLURAL+ Video Festival before Midnight (New York City Time GMC -5hours) on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Entries received after this time will not be considered. Please make sure that you leave ample time for your video to arrive in New York.
  9. Videos must be sent to:
    c/o UN – Alliance of Civilizations
    Chrysler Building
    405 Lexington ave, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10174
    Phone: +1 212-457-1796

Prizes & Awards

  1. The PLURAL+ JURY AWARD prizes will be awarded in three (3) age-based categories:
    • 9 to 12 years old
    • 13 to 17 years old
    • 18 to 25 years old
  2. The PLURAL+ Jury Awards will be awarded to one entrant per category and will be selected by an independent international jury.
  3. The 3 winners of the PLURAL+ JURY AWARD will each receive US$1,000.
  4. Additional awards will be given by collaborating partner agencies and may include equipment or professional opportunities.
  5. Winning videos will receive broad recognition and exposure through wide multi-platform distribution of their work, including broadcast, satellite, internet, film festivals and DVD.
  6. Winning entrants will be notified no later than October 15, 2010.
  7. A prestigious international jury will announce the winners in New York during an event hosted at the Paley Center for Media on November 12, 2010, in New York.

Source: http://www.unaoc.org/pluralplus/submit/rules/

Master in Media Production in Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Science

lippeStudy Profile: The curriculum for the postgraduate MA builds upon the subjects studied on the BA course and is intended for student graduates of equivalent Media Study courses. The international course of studies is held in the English language and deepens the technological and design skills in the audio-visual field and imparts knowledge of media management.

The Master’s course of 4 semesters is run in cooperation with the Conservatory of Music in Detmold and the Aalborg University of Esbjerg in Denmark, and complies with the ECTS System.

Students are required to choose one special topic of study:

  • Video
  • Audio 1 (Production of music videos)
  • Audio 2 (Interactive Music)

The course is designed to deepen technological and design skills in these key areas and additionally imparts further associated knowledge of Media Management.

Successful graduates can work internationally in responsible positions, as product specialists, project managers or heads of departments.

The course working language is English.

Study Process: By splitting the course into modules the students can study in semester-blocks at the three participating institutions. The first semester is completed in Denmark and focuses amongst others on the academic work done in the media. The second semester is held at the University of Applied Science in Lemgo and it will cover the field of moving images. This involves creating a media product like a music video within a team. Depending on the study focus the student chooses, the following semester is either held at University of Applied Science in Lemgo (Video), at the Conservatory of Music in Detmold (Audio I) or at the Aalborg University in Esbjerg (Audio II).

In the forth and final semester the students prepare their master thesis, which consists of a comprehensive academic article as well as a hands-on music or video project.

Preconditions for application:

  • Certificate of higher education
  • Bachelor degree or a diploma in a practice oriented media studies course – in exceptions we can also accept proof of completion of similar work oriented media courses or other degrees which involved gaining practical media experience during the course.
  • Proof of English language skills
  • Portfolio

For this test you have to send

  • 3 working samples from the point of focus, you would like to study (video, audio1, audio2).
  • A written summary of 3 to 5 pages with explanations about the methods and conditions during production of the samples (for video and audio).
  • A written declaration, that all samples have been produced by your own without external help.

The Master programme begins with the winter semester of each year. The deadline for applications is the 15th of May each year.

For more information please contact Mrs Beeck in the Admission Department:

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
Mrs Beeck
Liebigstr. 87
32657 Lemgo

Tel.: +49 5261 702-226; e-Mail: silke.beeck@hs-owl.de

To successfully complete the course the students are required to show conceptual, design and creative skills, as well as knowledge of the contemporary technologies involved, and must be able to think logically and demonstrate communication skills and teamwork.

Application to the international Master course “Media Production” form.

Source: http://www.hs-owl.de/fb2/en/studium/master/