Multiculturalism Shines At The 2017 Toronto Film Festival

Films have the power to change attitudes and opinion’s. Teachers know this. Wise teachers understand and consequently take particular time and care in incorporating films into their lesson plans. Community leaders search for films that can present issues in new refreshing ways in their advocacy work. New approaches are needed and films offer one tool . . . → Read More: Multiculturalism Shines At The 2017 Toronto Film Festival

Happy Holidays from The National Film Board… and AAMA!

We will take the liberty of using the NFB’s masterfully animated greeting card to send all of our supporters and visitors the best of the 2016 Holiday Season. It’s under a minute, so sit back and enjoy!

AAMA Reports From The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

Nicholas Spillios, AAMA President

The president has been attending TIFF as a freelance reporter for several years. This year over 270 films were previewed covering a range of genres including aboriginal issues, racism, biopics, loss of children in India, journalism, miscegenation, and a return to the musical genre. Annotations of some of the more notable . . . → Read More: AAMA Reports From The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

Global Media And Information Literacy Week 2016

The Sixth Annual Global Celebration Of Media And Information Literacy (MIL) Week Will Take Place From 31 October To 5 November, 2016, Under The Theme “Media And Information Literacy: New Paradigms For Intercultural Dialogue”. The Global MIL Week 2016 Feature Event Includes The Sixth Media And Information Literacy And Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference And The . . . → Read More: Global Media And Information Literacy Week 2016

Noteworthy Films From The Toronto International Film Festival

Exciting as the Toronto Film Festival may be, there is nothing more exciting than catching films before their release in Alberta. Here are some titles your reporter found intriguing among close to the thirty films viewed at the Festival. Some titles have a strong media base underlining the impact of media in our lives, while . . . → Read More: Noteworthy Films From The Toronto International Film Festival

Latest “Journal of Media Literacy Education” Now Available

The Journal of Media Literacy Education is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that supports the development of research, scholarship and the pedagogy of media literacy education.

The current issue (Volume 6, Issue 3) offers great insight into how Arab youth use media, how violence is made to attract and entertain, and even ideas of . . . → Read More: Latest “Journal of Media Literacy Education” Now Available

Media and Learning Conference in Brussels

The European Media & Learning conference is happening in Brussels this week. The good news is you can view some of the program through a live stream over the Internet. . . . → Read More: Media and Learning Conference in Brussels

Getting Inspired On The Big Screen

As we settle into fall and the onslaught of Edmonton winters, some of us are apt to begin searching for inspiration and courage to make the transition into spring an uplifting and memorable one. Time to put personal issues and concern about the economy behind us. The fall is a good time to start. Some . . . → Read More: Getting Inspired On The Big Screen

Latest Info for Media Literacy Week 2014

Find out the latest information and ideas for Media Literacy Week, November 3 to 7, 2014. Check the newsletter below in PDF format, courtesy of MediaLiteracyWeek.ca.

In the newsletter you’ll find great ideas for educations, families and ways you can become involved in helping Canadians better understand the role media plays in their lives.

Media . . . → Read More: Latest Info for Media Literacy Week 2014

Discussing Marshall McLuhan

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 8533 – 90th Street NW Edmonton, Alberta

FREE!

An Alberta Association for Media Awareness (AAMA) presentation. Nicholas Spillios will share his reflections on the Marshall McLuhan Conference held at the University of Alberta in June 2011. Questions and discussion welcome. Refreshments will be served. As seating . . . → Read More: Discussing Marshall McLuhan