Calls for entries

  • ATA Film & Video Festival 2008

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    Artists' Television Access calls for submission for its third ATA Film and Video Festival!

    Experimental Shorts
    20 mins and under
    Video, Super 8 and 16 mm
    Preview on VHS, miniDV or DVD
    Deadline: May 15, 2008
    Entry fee: $10

    The ATA Film & Video Festival was founded in 2006 to showcase some of the best short works by independent and experimental film and video artists exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally. The festival includes several nights of screenings and installations in our Mission District storefront gallery and a lunch for the filmmakers. Throughout the year, work from the festival is broadcast to the San Francisco community on ATV, ATA’s weekly cable-access television show, and screened in other national and international venues.


  • 4~D DREAM-a-Thon Experimental Film and Video Series

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    4~D DREAM-a-Thon
    Experimental Film and Video Series
    the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month

    @ the Climate Theater
    285 9th St. @ Folsom (next to the drum shop!)
    San Francisco, CA. 94103
    $5 (featured artists get in free)

    This bi-monthly series provides a venue for film/video artists who use experimentally within the mesi techniques to push the boundaries of traditional cinema. In addition to showing contemporary works from both local and international artists there will also be nightly screenings of early experimental film and video art. Live music or performance will open each night’s show in a cabaret-like setting.

    We are always looking for submissions that meet the following criteria:

    All works must fall into the genre of EXPERIMENTAL.
    This may include:
    * abstract narrative/non-narrative
    * animation
    * political
    * live music scoring with film/video
    * performance art
    * installation
    * we are also looking for live music/projection performances
    to open each show

    Formats acceptable for show:
    Film: super 8,16mm
    Video: DVD, miniDV, VHS
    Other formats: live performance, installation or website

    Formats for submission:
    ( in order of preference)
    1.) web link
    2.) DVD
    3.) mini DV
    4.) VHS
    5.) your only 8mm/16mm film print
    6.) written description
    7.) we come to you
    8.) telepathy

    If you do not have a web link please send submissions to:
    Climate Theater
    c/o Jen Cohen
    285 9th St.
    San Francisco, CA. 94103
    Please include a SASE if you want your materials returned to you.

    NO submission fee. NO limit on number of submissions.

    For more information and to submit web links, please email us at:
    [email protected]


  • Moving Images Call for Work 2008

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    Moving Images is entering its second year of showing work the Sioux City
    Art Center, a museum located in Sioux City, IA.
    This is an on-going program with no specific deadline; please submit works
    for the 2008-2009 program that begins this summer.

    Submissions are invited from all film and video-makers.

    This exhibition will present the only opportunity currently in the Siouxland
    area to see work by contemporary film and video makers on an on-going basis.
    Works will be shown on a large flat screen monitor set-up in an appropriate
    area of the Atrium with benches as seating. This space has high visibility;
    it is not an enclosed "black box" space. The program will present the
    film/video work of a single artist at a time. Sending older work is
    encouraged to provide this audience with an overview of a film/video maker's

    Include a synopsis of the film/video(s) submitted, technical details, and a
    brief biography if you wish, or a link to your website.
    Please submit all work on DVD-NTSC

    There is no fee to submit.

    Exhibiting artists will be paid a fee for presented works.

    Please contact me if there are any questions.

    Moving Images
    Michael Betancourt, curator
    Sioux City Art Center
    225 Nebraska Street
    Sioux City, IA 51101

    * URL: *


  • 2008 Atlanta Underground Film Festival

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    Atlanta Underground Film Festival
    2008 Festival Dates: August 20 - 24, 2008
    Entry Deadline: May 1, 2008 (postmarked date)

    Entry fees must be piad in U.S. funds only. PayPal is preferred with payments to [email protected]. Money orders and personal checks also accpeted.
    $20 - Shorts *
    $30 - Features
    *shorts are under 45 mintues.

    Cost of shipping exhibition prints to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. Please use only plastic or bubble pack cases when shipping entries, and to help cut down on trash, try to use as little packaging material as possible!

    A completed entry form and an entry fee must accompany each film or video. Entries must be submitted on 1/2" (standard VHS in NTSC format) videocassette or NTSC DVD. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. In addition to your entry, please enclose any press kits, reviews, or publicity materials. If possible, send a menu-less (instant play) DVD for screening. We actually prefer a DVD which includes a Sharpie-written title, contact name, and length of work on the disc, but it's not a perfect world.

    Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the presentational format will need to be in our oiffice 14 days prior to festival. Be sure to indicate aspect ratio of your film/video as well as any other special presentational information. Festival League does not pay rental fees for submitted work that is programmed.

    Although the art of filmmaking is not competitive, Festival League does give awards. The festival jury will present awards to films and videos selected as best in these categories: Drama Feature and Short,  Comedy Feature and Short, Documentary Feature and Short, Experimental, Animation, Horror, Sci-Fi, "AUFF the Wall" and "Best of Atlanta."

    More info at


  • Independent Exposure - 13th Season

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    A Worldwide Screening Program of International Short Films, Videos and
    Digital Works

    Curated by Microcinema International and Asthmatic Kitty Records

    Presented by Panasonic Broadcast

    Grand Prize:

    Panasonic AG-HSC1U 1/4" 3-CCD High Definition Video Camera
    Selected Asthmatic Kitty Discography (20 most recent releases) and Garments

    Second Prize:
    Selected Catalog ($500 worth)
    Selected Asthmatic Kitty Discography (10 most recent releases) and Garments

    Third Prize:
    Selected Catalog ($250 worth)
    Selected Asthmatic Kitty Discography (5 most recent releases) and Garments

    What We Are Looking For: We are considering short video, film and
    digital-media submissions of 15 minutes or less and are seeking narrative,
    artistic, humorous, dramatic, animation, documentary, experimental,
    alternative, avant-garde, ambient, music videos, and underground works of
    all genres, formats, and styles.

    We are primarily interested in innovative artistic presentation and

    Deadline For Submission: February 29, 2008

    Screenings: San Francisco, Asthmatic Kitty Unusual Animals Events, Other
    Events Worldwide

    Entrance Fee: $US 5

    For more information and to submit, please go to


  • Abstracta 2008

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    The Cultural Association ZAC and Link Campus University of Malta announces the INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACT CINEMA EXHIBITION (ABSTRACTA) in ROME. Purpose of the exhibition is to offer an opportunity of meeting and exchange of experience to the authors of abstract cinema and a possibility for the public to see the works.
    ABSTRACTA is addressed to the authors, from all over the world.

    Director of the Exhibition Massimo Pistone

    deadline 30.6.2008


    1. The Cultural Association ZAC and Link Campus University of Malta organizes in Rome the INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACT CINEMA EXHIBITION (ABSTRACTA).
    2. The participation does not require any cost of registration.
    3. Authors are responsible of the content of works.
    4. The event will be carried out in Rome in 2008. Place and dates will be communicated lately.
    5. Audiovisual works are admitted to the exhibition as long as abstract. The works should preferably be contained within 5 minutes.
    6. Copy of the work, together with the application form, compiled and signed, will have to reach
    Associazione ZAC - C.P. 11/273 UP Montesacro 00141 Roma, within 30 june 2008.
    7. The works, despite the original format used, have to be sent in DVD Pal 2 copy. Whit the works, the author can send images drawn from films, for the publication. The submitted copies won’t be returned. Shipment expenses are on charge with the participant.
    8. A phase of selection of the works is previewed, at unquestionable judgment of the jury of selection. The jury will judge also on the abstract or not of the work.
    9. The Zac Association reserves the right to use the works for didactic, cultural projections and to distribution in digital channels, no profit, under expressed authorization of the holders of the rights.
    10. The organization of the ABSTRACTA does not assume responsibility for eventual thefts or damages to the audiovisual works.
    11. The participation to the exhibition (ABSTRACTA) implies the integral acceptance of the present regulations.


    Author’s data
    Name and last name
    Short personal presentation

    Work’s data
    Year of realization
    Short presentation of the work

    More info at the festival's site


  • Experiments in Cinema v3,0 Final Call

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    Experiments in Cinema V3.0 (a Basement Films production) is currently seeking un-embedded, un-dependant film/video work for this annual, Albuquerque based media art festival. Old and new works from around the globe are encouraged for our young but growing event.

    Entry deadline: January 15, 2008 (postmark deadline)

    Festival dates: April 18-20, 2008

    Entry fees:
    Entry fees are $15 per entry.  If you are submitting 3 or more works the entry fee is reduced to $10 per work. Entry fees must be in U.S. funds.  Checks or money orders should be made out to Basement Films.  Multiple entries must be submitted on separate discs/tapes.  Artists who have submitted work in past years can waive all entry fees.  Additionally, all international submissions will not pay an entry fee for our festival.

    Contact Bryan Konefsky (festival director) at [email protected] for more information.

    See for guidelines and submission form.

    Notes from Experiments in Cinema V 2.0 (2007):
    In 2007 Experiments in Cinema screened work drawn from an international call for submissions.  Included our our three day event were works by Daniel Barroca, Brandon Bauer, Susan Blight, Roger Deutch, Courtney Egon, Chris Ernst, Fabienne Gautier, Jason Halprin, Rasmus Hamburg, Janene Higgins,  Jeanne Liotta, Leandro Listorti, Douglas Katelus, Rachel Manera, Patricia McInroy, Chris McNamara, Erik Moskowitz, Ben Popp, Jennifer Proctor, Kenny Reed, Ashley Reese, Ken Paul Rosenthal, Peter Snowden, Ann Steurnagel, Jim Trainor, Niklas Sven Vollmer, Sasha Waters, and Mary Shannon Will. 
    Additionally we hosted special presentations from the founders of Home Movie Day and a lecture titled “Secession From the Broadcast” by media scholar Gene Youngblood.

    Experiments in Cinema is an annual collaboration between Basement Films, the Department of Cinematic Arts at the University of New Mexico and the Amy Biehl Charter High School in Albuquerque.

    Experiments in Cinema is supported by generous funding from the P.L.A.C.E. Program at UNM, the Department of Cinematic Arts ICLS Program, and the McCune Charitable Foundation.


  • 3rd International Low & No Budget VideoFilmfestival

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    film sharing 3rd International Low & No Budget VideoFilmfestival
    Stuttgart/Heilbronn/Mainz, Germany & Tour 08
    Deadline: 1st of April 2008

    WE are looking for:
    ++ your old and new short films/ videos
    ++ short films and videos for the category „Worlds to work in / worlds to live in“
    ++ short films and videos for the category „We could have been happy actually...“

    WE are:
    ++ a non-commercial filmfestival for independent filmmakers
    ++ networking, in order to present the film venues at various different locations, and to thousands of interested folks

    The entry form more information can be found on

    Be quick and send us your works! a.s.a.p.- We are starting regular and public previewing events in early 2008. We believe the general public should see most of the entered films/videos before the actual festival starts.

    Deadline 1st of April 2008


  • 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival

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    The more things change ?
    The 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, March 2008

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Governments
    come and go. So do coups. The West keeps drawing its ‘roadmaps’, but
    who’s driving? For some, having no elected government is a terrifying
    state of affairs. For others, it’s just business as usual.

    Change is not impossible. It’s constant. Nothing is permanent.
    Traditional wisdom ? especially in Buddhism ? says that time is
    cyclical, a rhythm of renewal and regeneration. But modernity’s clock
    is ticking. Its history is linear, irreversible, a path towards a
    different future. Will our history be one of progress, or will it be

    Political, social, historical, biological, cosmic? What are the
    cycles that give shape to contemporary life? Can art interrupt them, or
    should it work with them, go along with them?

    The 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival is seeking films and
    other screen-based work that explores the rhythms and cycles of
    contemporary life. All genres and styles will be considered, including
    experimental film and video, documentary, art film, animation,
    machinima, etc.

    Experimental film is not just about technical innovation ? it’s
    about new voices and new perspectives. It’s about yesterday and
    tomorrow. It can articulate the furtive connections between the
    ordinary and the extraordinary, the personal and the public.

    BEFF5 is organised by Kick the Machine, Project 304 and the Thai
    Film Foundation, and is also supported by Multimedia Arts Asia Pacific.

    To submit your work, please download the BEFF 5 Entry Form here: and send it with your submission to:

    BEFF 5, c/o Jim Thompson Art Center,
    6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
    Deadline: Friday, 1 February, 2008

    For more info please call +66 (0)86 311 6062, or email beff.five [at]


  • VIDEOEX 2008

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    VIDEOEX 2008

    International experimental film- and video Festival

    Zürich Switzerland

    23. - 31. May 2008



    You are invited to submit your works.

    We are looking for:

    - experimental films (35mm / 16mm / 8mm),

    - videos (experimental, videoart, essay...)

    - innovative animations,

    - experimental digital & graphic productions (to be screened)

    - experimental documentaries & innovative music videos.

    DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 2nd February 2008.

    The following preview formats are accepted:

    - Mini DV (pal / ntsc)

    - VHS (pal / ntsc)

    - DVD (pal / ntsc)

    Maximum duration is 60 min. (exceptions may apply).

    Only works produced after 1st January 2005 are applicable.

    Download entry form and rules at www.videoex.
    ch (pdf)

    We are looking forward to receive your entries.

    VIDEOEX / Experimentalfilm & Video Festival / 23 - 31 May 2008

    Kanonengasse 20 / CH - 8004 Zurich / Switzerland

    Tel +41 433220813 / Fax +41 433220815

    ch [email protected]