Radical Media Forum
2pm-5pm Saturday 14th January 2012
Kinning Park Complex
43 Cornwall Street
FREE – donations to Kinning Park welcome
The Radical Media Forum is a regular meeting for left-aligned politically-engaged media practitioners, activists and researchers. Participants include those working with: film/video and television, online media and Indymedia, radio, books and print publication, community and media events, archives, and media research. It is open to individuals and groups working at any level across voluntary activist and community-based media to those working within mainstream and academic contexts.
The forum provides a space for networking, news exchange, skills sharing, discussion, debate, and building a more consolidated base for critical media in Scotland and the UK. Meetings take place every two months at various venues.
Each forum provides time for meeting and exchanging news, issues, ideas, etc., followed by a dedicated skills and discussion session.
For the January 2012 meeting, film and documentary maker Barbara Orton will facilitate a practical workshop to discuss issues and practices around engaging audiences through mainstream formats and alternatives to these. The debate around mainstream access is an important one in political film-making, whether to work with it, challenge, or reject it, and it is useful to understand how such positions may determine the ways in which work is realised. Participants are invited to bring along film and video projects they are currently working on to review and discuss as part of the session.
Mailing list: http://groups.strickdistro.org/groups/mediaforum