UnArchive Found Footage Fest. Call for the 1st edition

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In a historical moment in which the reuse of images gives rise to highly experimental cinematographic horizons, the UnArchive Found Footage Fest, promoted and organized by the Audiovisual Archive of the Democratic and Labour Movement, aims at presenting audiences with new films made from the reuse of footage found in archives.

Addressed to film-makers, authors, video artists, performers, UnArchive Found Footage Fest will be held in Rome in spring 2023, directed by Marco Bertozzi and Alina Marazzi.The call for participation is available on the UnArchive Found Footage Fest official website https://unarchive.it/festival/

UnArchive Found Footage Fest’s objective is to research and showcase Italian and international films based on the reuse of found footage that experiment with forms and languages in a free, synergistic, even reckless way, questioning the meaning and function of archives and of memory, and suggesting critical and conscious readings of our present.

In a general relocation of images – with expanded glances, dispersed among museums, public art, the world wide web, urban spaces, concerts and rave parties – UnArchive Found Footage Fest wants to investigate and accompany the public through these expressive horizons, revealing a composite audio-visual scenario, often highly performative, in which the notions of audiovisual creation and fruition are constantly reformulated.

Participation is open to audiovisual projects of any genre, format, duration and nationality, produced from 2020 on, which display forms of creative reuse of archive materials.

In order to participate in the selection, applicants must submit the film on the FilmFreeway platform, at the following link: https://filmfreeway.com/UnArchive-FoundFootageFest.
Call available on the festival website: https://unarchive.it/festival

Online submission must be entered no later than 31 December 2022.

The Festival will assign the following cash awards: UnArchive Award, € 3000, open to all selected projects; Award for Best Feature Film, € 1500, chosen among projects lasting more than 60 minutes; Award for Best Short Film, € 1500, chosen among projects lasting less than 60 minutes.
Additional prizes and mentions may be awarded. Prizes and mentions will be awarded at the sole and absolute discretion of a Jury composed of artists, scholars and representative personalities of the sector.

The Festival will also include other non-competitive sections dedicated to exhibition projects, performances, retrospectives, tributes, special events, thematic focuses. For these sections, participation is granted by direct invitation of the artistic director.

UnArchive Found Footage Fest is promoted and organized by the Audiovisual Archive of the Democratic and Labour Movement, in collaboration with Luce Cinecittà, and the support of the MiC – Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo and of other public and private institutions.

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