Besides the Screen is a festival about all forms of cinema that are not film. It focus on experimental audiovisual works that engage critically and creatively with the infrastructures of moving image production, distribution and exhibition.
Celebrating the festival's 10th anniversary, its 2020 edition will take place in different locations across the globe, showcasing works that explore computer processing, audiovisual interfaces, algorithmic animations, data and sound visualizations, video-essays, narrative & sensorial experiences in mixed reality and videogames.
We welcome paper, panel, and artwork proposals for presentation at the main Besides the Screen conference, to be held 21-22 May at ISMAI (Porto, Portugal), as well as short movies and video-essays to be shown in different screening events throughout the year.
Submissions for individual papers should include an abstract of under 250 words and a short biographical note of under 150 words. Pre-constituted panel proposals should have 3 or 4 participants and provide a panel abstract (300 words), an abstract (250 words) for each presentation and a short biographical note (150 words) for each presenter. Artworks proposals should include a short description/ synopsis (250 words), links to available documentation (videos / pictures), and a complete list of technical requirements. Submissions by email to [email protected]. DEADLINE: 17 February 2020.
Movies up to 20min can be submitted through the event’s Filmfreeway page http://filmfreeway.com/BesidestheScreen. DEADLINE: 28 February 2020.