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  • Pantalla Fantasma 5 - Call for submissions

    You can now submit your works to Pantalla Fantasma 5 right now. The event will happen in January 2016 in Puerta (Bilbao, Basque Country) and other venues to be confirmed. Please check the entry form and rules,  and the manifest.


    • Running time: minimum 40 minutes
    • File format: Digital file in DVD; or online (wetransfer, dropbox, copy, vimeo, youtube…); PF also likes other formats like VHS, Beta o super8.

    Deadline: 15th October, 2015


    Thursday, October 15, 2015 (All day)
  • Experiments in Cinema v11.4 Call for submissions

    Basement Films’ annual international film festival is proud to announce our call for submissions for Experiments in Cinema v11.4 (April 6-10, 2016).

    We are seeking new and old moving image art that will engage audiences with the magic and wonder that IS undependent cinema!  Submissions might be (but are not limited to) essay films, dance films, film poems, structural films, post-structural films, underground films, abstract films, experimental narratives, experimental documentaries, video installations, transgressive films, portrait films, political films… Challenge us and we will be happy (if your creative output requires fancy press packages, agents to be contacted, high rental fees, a world premiere, descriptions like “…think The Little Mermaid on steroids…,” or character development that can only be understood in terms of a traditional narrative arc,  you might do well to find a different festival to screen your film).

    Our call for submissions is open from August 1 – November 1, 2015 so don’t wait! See for our online submissions form.


    Sunday, November 1, 2015 (All day)
  • Usurp Zone5 Film Festival

    Usurp Art Gallery presents the Usurp Zone5 Film Festival (14 – 17 August 2015).
    Extraordinary screenings, exhibitions and a film soundtrack turntable night.

    Usurp Zone5 film festival features more than 80 experimental films by artists and filmmakers from over 15 countries, including Argentina, India, Jordan, Peru, Spain and South Africa. Think - abstract, absurd, activist, animated, asemic, clandestine, collage, conceptual, cut-ups, environment, experimental, glitch, graffiti, graphic, identity, kinetic, outsider, paracinematic, performance, plunderphonic, poetry, radio, rebellious, sci-art, scores, scratch, silent, sonic, subterranean, subversive, surreal, synesthetic, typographic, video art...


    Friday, August 14, 2015 - 18:30 to Monday, August 17, 2015 - 22:30


  • the8fest 2015 Call for submissions

    the8fest seeks your 8mm, Super-8, 9.5mm or other small gauge film projects (such as loops and installations) for our 2016 installment next January 29th to 31st.

    Films can be:

    • - Experimental, animated, personal, handmade
    • - Diary and essay films, documentaries
    • - Live performance and music mixed with film
    • - Films from everyday culture - historical footage, home movies

    the8fest exhibits all work on film which means celluloid. Works selected for the festival, therefore, must be finished on small-gauge film (8mm, Super-8, 9.5 mm., Ultra Pan 8). We do not exhibit projects on video or digital.


    Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (All day)
  • Toying with String: Ute and Detel Aurand/Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson

    Ute Aurand’s trilogy of films Toying with String I-III (Fadenspiele I-III) was made in a spirit of artistic spontaneity and improvisation with her sister, the painter Detel Aurand, between 1999 and 2013. Filmed inside the artist’s studio and outdoors in forests, fields, and mountains, they feature various natural and manmade materials invisibly manipulated to create images in a constant state of metamorphosis. This aspect of the sisters’ films serves as a bridge to the work of Vancouver artists Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson, who will show a selection of films from their collaborative and separate practices.


    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 19:30


  • Interference Festival 2015

    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]


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

    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.


    Thursday, October 1, 2015 (All day)
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (All day)
    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (All day)