Calls for entries

  • Interference Festival 2015

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    Interference Foundation – the main organiser of the Interference Festival of Visual Communication Forms in Gdansk invites entries for the open international competition “Freedom of Form” for visual works qualifying into one of of the four main competition categories:

    • Found Footage [max 5 mins]
    • VIdeo Clip [max 10 mins]
    • Creative Advertising Piece [max 5 mins]
    • Experimental Short Visual PIECE [max 8 mins]

    Dates: 

    Friday, August 14, 2015 (All day)
  • 23rd Chicago Underground Film Festival

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    The 23rd Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is the longest-running “underground” film festival in the world. Hosted at Chicago’s legendary Logan Theatre – the theater’s recent renovation unmasked its original ornate detailing from its opening in 1915 and provided the modern enhancements necessary for today’s screenings. Shining a bright spotlight on avant-garde and cult cinema, CUFF draws enthusiastic film fans from all over the world to celebrate original filmmaking that is not afraid to take a risk.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 1, 2015 (All day)
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (All day)
    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (All day)
  • ACRE TV Call for works: Tele-novela

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    Tele-novela is a genre of limited-run drama series popular on Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish television networks. The term combines tele, short for televisión or televisão (Spanish and Portuguese words for television), and novela, a Spanish and Portuguese word for “novel”. Symbolic, social, or technological, Tele-novela mimics the serial and structural nature of the pop cultural programs, but moves from linear story to abstracted narrative, and experimental play by electronic means.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, July 25, 2015 (All day)

    Venue: 

    ACRE TV - Chicago, United States
  • 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival

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    The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, founded by George Manupelli in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works. The 54th AAFF will take place March 15–20, 2016 at The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI.

    The 54th AAFF will provide at least $21,000 in cash and film stock/services to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomination in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, August 1, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, September 18, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, October 10, 2015 (All day)
  • Experimenta India 2015

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    Experimenta – the International festival of moving image art in India seeks artists’ films and videos that challenge popular and conventional modes of cinema. Abstract to obscure compositions that extend the parameters of the medium of film are welcome.

    Preview copies must be submitted for selection purposes. All lengths of film are considered. Please submit entries as soon as possible.

    The deadline for receipt of submissions is 1st August 2015.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, August 1, 2015 (All day)
  • MONO NO AWARE IX

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    MONO NO AWARE is the annual exhibition of expanded cinema showcasing sculpture, installation, single-multiple channel durational projection, and performance art that incorporates the moving image on Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, or as an altered light projection. (No DV). 

    You are welcome to submit. MONO NO AWARE is an international exhibition open to any person or group of persons making contemporary art that incorporates Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a sculpture, installation, dance, or expanded cinema performance. For example: blending film & theater performance, musicians creating a visual experience for their sound, & experimental filmmakers working with story tellers.  Works existing on digital video will not be considered. All moving images should be from an analog source.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 31, 2015 (All day)
  • Images Festival 2016: Off Screen + Live and Guest Curatorial submission calls

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    Images Festival is now accepting entries for the Off Screen section of the festival, which includes: gallery installations and live performances. The Images Festival annually exhibits a program of film and video installation, media-based performance and online work as a complement to our On Screen program of film and video works. For the Off Screen and Live Images segments of the festival, Images partners with Toronto galleries, production centres and other organizations to exhibit multi-disciplinary installations and performances.

    The Images Festival has an open policy of reviewing curatorial proposals from the public and this year we invite curators to submit exhibition proposals for our 29th festival which takes place in April 2016 (exact dates tbc).

    Dates: 

    Monday, August 3, 2015 (All day)
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 (All day)
  • 11th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival - Call for Entries

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    The 11th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is open for entries! The 11th edition of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival takes place this year on 23-27 September. Set in North East England’s walled border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwick is a festival that’s serious about cinema in its fullest of senses, featuring film premieres and retrospectives as well as moving image installations and live performance.

    With programming this year responding to a theme of ‘Fact or Fiction’, the Festival encourages film and moving image submissions of all types and lengths that turn a curious eye to the grey areas between fact and fantasy, documentary and narrative, journalism and propaganda.

    Dates: 

    Monday, June 1, 2015 (All day)
    Wednesday, July 1, 2015 (All day)
  • 17th Paris Festival Of Different & Experimental Cinemas - Call for filmmakers under 15

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    The Paris Festival Of Different & Experimental Cinemas opens for the first time a competition for filmmakers under 15 years. Experimental cinema is first the pleasure of inventing images and original sounds, total freedom to make films that do not necessarily tell stories, play with shapes, colors, music, mixtures of techniques and images of any kind.

    Check out some experimental films distributed by the Collectif Jeune Cinéma by visiting the following web page: https://vimeo.com/album/3373334 (password: 15ANS)

    The selected films will be projected at the 17th Paris Festival Of Different & Experimental Cinemas to be held at voûtes (Paris 13th) of 14 to 18 October 2015.

    Dates: 

    Friday, July 31, 2015 (All day)
  • Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image 2015

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    The 3rd Annual Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, will be held October 16 & 17, 2015, at Spool Mfg., an artist-run Art Space in Johnson City, NY. Transient Visions is accepting submissions of challenging and experimental short films and videos, 20 minutes or less, from emerging and established artists/filmmakers across the globe. Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image has screened works of Albert Alcoz, Amber Bemak, Jason Bernagozzi, Vera Brunner-Sung, Alberto Cabrera Bernal, Roger Deutsch, Clint Enns, Thorsten Fleisch, LJ Frezza, Vincent Grenier, Christina Hunt, Ted Kennedy, Eva Kolcze, Péter Lichter, Jesse Malmed, Kristin Reeves, Joel Wanek, Josh Weissbach, among many others.

    Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image celebrates the cutting edge art of the moving image through screenings, exhibitions and performances, providing a cultural experience that enriches the local community. The Festival serves as a venue to meet artists in this region and beyond, exchanging and sharing ideas, while developing mutual relationships.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, August 8, 2015 (All day)

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