[Imc-communication] calling all video/filmmakers - THOUGHT THIEVE$ Short Film Showcase

sheri@speakeasy.org sheri at speakeasy.net
Tue Aug 9 13:07:34 PDT 2005


Call for Work: THOUGHT THIEVE$ short film showcase

*please forward widely*

WWW.THOUGHT-THIEVES.ORG


THOUGHT THIEVE$ is a short film showcase about corporate appropriation
of knowledge, culture, and creativity. It is a grassroots response to
the Micro$oft propaganda competition of the same name [see
http://www.msn.co.uk/thoughtthieves/Default.asp].

Our version of THOUGHT THIEVE$ is about big companies stealing and
profiting from the knowledge commons. Think about it: how would you feel
if you saw your cultural traditions, collective creativity,
thousands-year-old seed strains, indigenous medicinal knowledge, or even
your very genetic code being passed off as the property of some
multinational corporation? What would you do?

We want to know!

Send us your short film on corporate piracy by Friday, 16th September,
2005 for your chance to be included in an international distribution and
screening series. To be confirmed: the makers of the most creative
films, as decided by popular vote, may be invited to attend a special
premier screening of their film in Tunis, Geneva, or London.

Also, we could all win a limitless supply of cutting-edge Free Software;
tons of Public Domain, Fair Use, Creative Commons, and Copyleft content
to use as source material; non-Genetically Modified food; affordable
generic medicines ... and lots of other cool stuff TBA.


DEADLINE: Submissions are due by 16th September, 2005.


MORE INFO: HTTP://WWW.THOUGHT-THIEVES.ORG


THOUGHT THIEVE$ affiliates as of August 8, 2005:

     * Electronic Frontier Foundation: www.eff.org
     * Downhill Battle: www.downhillbattle.org
     * Creative Commons South Africa: za.creativecommons.org
     * IP Justice: www.ipjustice.org
     * LOCA records: www.locarecords.com
     * Media Innovation Unit - Firenze Tecnologia: www.miu-ft.org
     * Alternative Law Forum: www.altlawforum.org
     * IPleft: www.ipleft.or.kr
     * Jinbonet: www.jinbo.net
     * Chamsaesang (The People's Media): www.newscham.net
     * KIFV (The Association of Korean Indepedent Film & Video):
www.kifv.org
     * MEDIACT: www.mediact.org
     * World-Information.Org: world-information.org
     * Communication Rights in the Information Society: www.crisinfo.org


QUICK LINKS:

     * SUBMIT your short film: http://thought-thieves.org/publish
     * TRANSLATE this message using Indymedia Translations Tool:
http://thought-thieves.org/translate
     * BECOME an affiliate: http://thought-thieves.org/affiliates
     * SUBSCRIBE to our mailing list: http://thought-thieves.org/subscribe


CONTACT THOUGHT THIEVE$:

     Sasha Costanza-Chock
     (+USA) 607.351.5559
     info AT thought-thieves.org
     http://www.thought-thieves.org



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