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Funded for a new Phase of Housing Matters Media!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce that the Vancouver Foundation and BC Arts council have approved funding for us to create a new round of media addressing the housing crisis in BC. This fall, we’ll create stories with young people who have experienced government care (foster care) or homelessness with the goal of helping to shift the narrative on the support young people receive when they age out of the system. Stay tuned for more details.

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HMMP at Infuse Conference

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Canadian Institute of Planners and Planning Institute of BC

Engagement and Storytelling
Monday July 8th
1-2:40 pm
Westin Bayshore Hotel

This session is focused on unique video practices that use storytelling and community engagement as a means of exploring pertinent local issues, understanding community dynamics and imagining alternative futures. While primarily issue focused, these videos give voice to unheralded and sometimes marginalized people (and youth) in communities.

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Housing Matter Media Project at Richmond International Film and Media Arts Festival

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

HMMP will screen during You(th) + Me(dia) Day apart of Your Kontinent, Richmond International Film and Media Arts Festival.

YOU(th)+ME(dia) Day: July 20th (Saturday) is media program, directed at youth (high school students to early university students). This year’s theme is “Hustle & Grow”.

The goal of the day is to to inspire and connect youths who have an interest in Film & Media Arts by providing a channel where they can converge, share ideas, and learn together.

The conference-styled day will present films, workshops, and opportunities for youths to connect with industry professionals.

Last year we did Remixing and Social Media Activism
(See our program from last year

We have three streams:
Documentary: David Vaisbord speaks about Little Mountain & The Housing Matters Media Project
Motion Pictures: Mock-Film Set
YouTube Studio: YouTube celebrities (IFHT)

About the Festival:
A little introduction: Your Kontinent Festival: The Richmond International Film & Media Arts Festival is an annual film festival co-presented by the non-profit organization Cinevolution Media Arts Society and City of Richmond. This is our 5th festival year, with the goal of building an integrated society through a community celebration of local, national, and international artists. As the Professional Resident Art Group in the Richmond Media Lab, Cinevolution has garnered generous support from the community, winning the 2012 Richmond Arts Awards for Artistic Innovation as well as the 2013 Nova Star Award of Volunteer Richmond.

The festival this year will be over the span of one week, from July 19 to 27th, 2013, in the Richmond Cultural Centre and off-site venues such as Terra Nova Park.

More info about the festival here

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Youth Week Screening

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce that the full suite of HMMP videos will screen as part of youth week! Check it out:

Radicle: natural transformations for change….
A youth art exhibit

April 30 to May 4

Roundhouse Community Art Centre


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Film makers Savannah Todd and Kim Villagrante screen their films as Part of the Thistle Institute

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are so happy to announce that two of the HMMP film makers are speaking (and screening their work) as part of the Radical Housing and the City Seminar Series, organized by the Purple Thistle Insitute.

From the invitation:

Talking about housing (in Vancouver and elsewhere) tends to revert to dogmatism and cliche, and acting in the face of neo-liberalism often induces nihilism, fatalism or worse.

Demanding more government investment in housing is critical, but are there other ways that we can speak? Are there places where people and communities can act beyond lobbying? Is another world of housing possible? Let’s theorize a better way to think about land and talk about real strategies.

Sunday April 21st, 3-5 pm at the Purple Thistle Centre

registration: http://mattandsavanna.eventbrite.ca/

This first session will begin with a screening a short film by Savanna Todd:

“Give Me Solace”

Followed by a discussion with Savanna and Matt Hern.

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