BOGOTA EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 launches its international call to artists with an expanded vision of audiovisual art to submit their experimental artworks to be screened in the next edition of the festival in August 2020.
Any film with no limitation of format, length, material, technique or resource of expression is welcome to apply.
The sixth version of The Experimental Film Festival will be held in Bogota this August 2020 with the most outstanding audiovisual artworks submitted. A specialized jury will grant awards to those pieces with the most visible and purposeful experimentation.
BOGOTA EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL is a Colombian platform for creation, exhibition, and, circulation of audiovisual works of art that focus on narrative, technical and conceptual experimentation. The festival welcomes works and artists that transcend the aesthetics, technical, and semiotic boundaries and break with dominant and standardized discourse.
We believe that experimental cinema is a free, radical and purposeful cinema that responds to the aesthetic, political or philosophical need to see and explore cinematic horizons, away from large industries and hegemonic formulas of creation. It is through experimental cinema that we find authentic ways to create audiovisual art.
Our 2020 conceptual axis (not restrictive or mandatory)
Worldwide societies are going through an evident social, cultural, and political metamorphosis. Individuals and peoples seem to be transformed into subjects that voice their concerns and rise up against authority figures, specific powers, unfair systems, and the establishment. There is a collective rebellion against what crushes, controls, normalizes, and reduces societies. Peoples around the world are emancipating themselves from normative and standardized ways of living, feeling, doing, or thinking; there is a contagious feeling of rebellion floating in the environment of this planet. Uprisings have come about today as answers to situations that until a few years ago were bearable or, in some cases, hardly visible. This collective uprising produces and reveals “images” motivated by the desire and curiosity to become manifest.
We consider of great importance the creation of a space for reflection/exhibition of these experimental audiovisual artworks generated in a convulsive aesthetic-political scenario; therefore we make a special call to the creators who, consistent and integrated with this moment of emotion and agitation, give “free birth” to their work submerged in this context.”
“We believe that the experimental cinema of the world is authentic, radical, purposeful and evokes freedom”