Machinima Workshop, Wireless Code Review, TO After Dark Fest

(Via CNW) Is your contract with your wireless service provider as clear as you’d like? Ever experienced “bill shock”? The CRTC is about to evaluate how well its Wireless Code is working at the three-year mark, and it’s inviting consumers to take part. You can submit your comments here any time before September 26th. Public hearings will take place next February.

(Via Wireservice.ca) Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace’s (AbTeC) Skins Machinima Workshop is coming to Vancouver and will be led by Kanien’keha:ka artist Skawennati. Six Indigenous youth will work in machinima, a technique of making movies in virtual environments, in this case using Second Life. Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery will host the program in its Burrard Marina Field House, in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology. “We will be talking about Indigenous self-representation in media,” says Skawennati.

Tomorrow (Friday, July 29th) is the deadline to submit a film to the 11th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival. They’ll take both short and feature-length submissions of all forms of genre cinema including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, crime, action, cult and documentary film. The Festival is set for October 15th through 23rd — find out more here.

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