This is a call for Film and Video Works to be shown as part of a screening programme at the 51zero Arts festival in Rochester and Canterbury in October and November 2019. We are looking for works that respond to the theme Wishful Images: works that envisage, address and/or document ways of being and acting together, that propose ways out of the present moment. marked by multiple crises including a return of old tribalisms and politics of hate, increasing precarity and social inequalities, and looming climate catastrophe. Despite this pessimistic outlook, the present moment also contains within it the seeds for a different kind of world, and it is through identifying, amplifying and connecting moments of resistance, solidarity and shared creativity that these seeds can find a common ground in which to take hold and grow.
We are looking for single-screen works of a duration from 5 to 60 minutes that explore in some way this set of issues. Works of shorter duration (up to 30 minutes) are preferred, but we are planning to screen a small number of longer films as well. Please submit your proposal by 7 September 2019 via email, including your name, the title of the work, duration, year and country of production, synopsis/artist statement, and a preview link, to:
[email protected]. All work will be screened as a digital video file.
Wishful Images is curated by Inga Burrows, Jill Daniels and Matthias Kispert.