Calls for entries

  • Call for Papers - Expanded Cinema @ Tate Modern April 2009

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    "Expanded Cinema: Activating the Space of Reception"
    Tate Conference, London
    April 17th-18th 2009

    Central St Martins College of Art and Design (University of the Arts
    London) and Tate Modern are pleased to announce an exciting two-day
    conference aimed at reconsidering film and video art practices
    associated with the international and experimental tradition of
    Expanded Cinema.

    We invite papers that critically address Expanded Cinema as a
    historical category. We hope that this will open up debates surrounding
    Expanded Cinema as a model for future practices that challenge cultural
    and theoretical assumptions regarding narrative structures and
    “cinematic experience.”

    Key themes are (but should not be excluded to):

    Expanded Cinema and the Context of Reception
    • Expanded histories, definitions, early precedents
    • Gallery, the cinema, TV
    • Multi-screens, projections
    Expanded Cinema and Social Space
    • Audiences, spectatorship
    • Narrative and social space
    • Spectacle
    Discourses of the Body: Live Performance in Expanded Cinema
    • Performance art and film, video and digital technologies
    • Interventions, actions and happenings
    • Live film and video
    Media Environments: Expanded Cinema in the Digital Age
    • Installation, time, space structures
    • Interactive narratives
    • Video, the digital, virtual arts

    Please send 300 word abstracts for 20 minute illustrated papers to Dr Duncan White [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]&gt;
    at British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection, Central St Martins
    College of Art and Design, 107-109 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DU

    For more information - visit:


  • The One Take Super 8 Event - Winnipeg Edition

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    This event is easy as pie: shoot a 3 min, 20 sec Super-8 film in one take and you're done! No movie will ever be easier to make!

    Films created for prior editions of the WNDX / Winnipeg Film Group
    One Take Super 8 event have gone on to screen at Antimatter, Images,
    Ann Arbor, the $100 Film Festival and other amazing festivals across
    Canada, in the US and in Europe.

    Reserve your spot by submitting your completed entry form and paying
    the $35 entry fee by FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 AT 4 PM, at the latest. Entry
    forms and payments are accepted at the Winnipeg Film Group.


    Entry forms are available at the Winnipeg Film Group, or from this address:

    NOTE: The 25 spots traditionally fill up well in advance of the
    deadline, and often within days. Don't wait if you know you want to


  • Reel Venus Film Festival V 2008

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    Reel Venus is seeking submissions of short films, photography and multimedia for its 5th Annual showcase  which is set to take place October 2,3 & 4 2008.

    Reel Venus Film Festival is an eclectic 3-day showcase of alternative and mainstream film/video shorts (30 minutes or less) photography
    and multimedia presentations directed/photographed by WOMEN filmmakers, video artists and photographers from the U.S. and abroad.

    All topics considered, all genres accepted:
    Narrative, Experimental, Documentary, and Animation.
    Works must have been completed after July 2007.

    International and Student Submissions highly encouraged

    Deadline:  August 30, 2008 - $20.00

    To Download Application:

    For further Info:
    [email protected]


  • Rencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin / Madrid

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    rencontresRencontres Internationales Paris / Berlin / Madrid :: Call for Entries - Deadline: August 25, 2008.

    Rencontres Internationales will take place at the
    Centre Pompidou, at the Jeu de Paume national museum and in other key
    locations in Paris in November 2008. The same program will be presented
    in Madrid in April 2009 and in Berlin in June 2009.

    Those three events will propose an international programming
    focusing on film, video and multimedia, gathering works of artists and
    filmmakers acknowledged on the international scene along with young
    artists and filmmakers.


  • Metafest 2008 Call For Works

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    Metacafe and Microcinema International Launch MetaFest 2008

    Juried Online-Offline Film Festival Presenting the Best in International
    Creative and Contemporary Short-Form Video Entertainment
  for call for entries and information


    Grand Jury Prize - US$5,000 cash and more

    Short-Short Award for outstanding work in a video of 3 minutes or less:$2,000 cash and more

    Online Audience-Choice Award, as selected by viewers:$1,000 cash and more Offline Audience-Choice Award, as selected by attendees of the San Francisco theatrical

    screening: .$1,000 cash and more

    Honorarium Pool: .The creator of each film selected for the MetaFest offline program will receive a cash honorarium of $50 presented by Microcinema International.

    Producer Rewards Earnings:

    All filmmakers whose MetaFest submissions meet the eligibility criteria for the Metacafe Producer RewardsR program are invited to submit their work to the program. Those accepted will be paid for their work at the rate of $5/1,000 views, receiving the first payment after the video is viewed 20,000 times.

    Palo Alto, CA - July 12, 2008 - MetacafeR whose nearly 30 million unique viewers each month make it one of the world's largest video entertainment sites, and Microcinema International a leading international rights manager, exhibitor and specialty markets distributor of the "moving image arts," are teaming to create and curate MetaFest 2008.  MetaFest is a juried online and offline film festival presenting the best in international creative and contemporary short-form video entertainment.

    The MetaFest call for entries, which opens today, invites short video, film and digital media submissions of 10 minutes or less that are narrative, humorous, artistic, dramatic, animated, documentary, mockumentary, music, experimental, alternative or avant-garde in any genre, format or style. Films that demonstrate engaging storytelling, innovative presentation, creative expression, and bridge the worlds of online and offline entertainment in a unique and compelling way are preferred. Additional details are available at, where films can be uploaded for consideration through September 3rd, 2008.

    The MetaFest jury includes Hillman Curtis, a filmmaker, designer and author whose books include "Creating Short Films for the Web," and Glenn R. Phillips, who is senior project specialist and consulting curator of contemporary programs for the Getty Research Institute and recently curated the "California Video" exhibition.

    "Short-form video is a rapidly emerging entertainment genre, and content creators - independent filmmakers to boutique production firms and major media companies - are beginning to make highly entertaining, innovative works well-suited to the online medium," said Mark Poggi, senior manager of content marketing for Metacafe. "We expect MetaFest to showcase some truly original short films that tell great stories, feature quality production values and use technology creatively.

    MetaFest combines the best of the interactive online video-viewing experience with the best of the live-audience offline film festival experience. Selected films will have a theatrical premiere in San Francisco in October 2008, will be showcased on for six months, and be screened at dozens of "microcinema" events across the U.S. and around the world through the first half of 2009.

    "This is an exciting time to be a filmmaker, as the Internet has opened up a much greater distribution opportunity for short films and helped foster a large and growing audience seeking out and enjoying this content," said Patrick Kwiatkowski, co-founder and CEO of Microcinema International. "MetaFest is designed to help talented creators gain additional exposure and build their fanbase worldwide by combining the best of both the online and offline worlds."

    The jury will select a grand prize winner who will be awarded $5,000 cash and a "short-short" award winner for outstanding work in a video of three minutes or less who will receive $2,000 cash. Two audience-choice award winners - one selected at the theatrical premiere and one selected by Metacafe viewers - will receive $1,000 each as well as DVD selections worth $250 from the Microcinema DVD catalog. All award winners will be prominently featured on the Metacafe home page for 10 days and receive additional exposure through marketing and publicity efforts. Additionally, the creator of each film selected for the MetaFest offline program will receive a cash honorarium of $50. Creators of MetaFest entries that meet the program requirements for the Metacafe Producer RewardsR program are eligible to be paid for their work at the rate of $5 per 1,000 views.

    MetaFest sponsorships are currently being developed with leading brands interested in leveraging short-form video and social media to build awareness and engagement with a targeted audience of filmmakers and entertainment enthusiasts.

    About Metacafe Producer Rewards

    The Metacafe Producer RewardsR program celebrates the creativity of our community of video creators and supports the art of making short videos well-suited to the web. Videos submitted to the program should entertain, amaze and inspire viewers by bringing an original idea to life and telling a story that captures viewers' attention and engages the imagination.

    The Producer RewardsR program has paid over $1 million to video producers for creating and submitting exceptional and entertaining original works. We pay $5 per 1,000 views - you receive your first payment for $100 after crossing the 20,000 views mark and being accepted into the program. Any creator of an original video that meets the program requirements may submit it for consideration.

    About Metacafe

    With nearly 30 million unique viewers each month, MetacafeR is one of the world's largest video entertainment sites. We specialize in short-form original content - from new, emerging talents and established Hollywood heavyweights alike. Metacafe delivers an exceptional entertainment experience by engaging and empowering our audience every step of the way. Our VideoRankT technology helps expose the most entertaining content,  and our Producer RewardsR program rewards video creators for their best work - all as determined by viewer response. The privately held company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., and has offices in Tel Aviv, New York City and Los Angeles. For more information - and hundreds of thousands of entertaining videos - visit

    About Microcinema International

    Founded in 1996, Microcinema International is a leading international rights manager, exhibitor, and specialty markets distributor of the "moving image arts." Microcinema International specializes in the acquisition, exhibition, and distribution of independently produced works of an artistic and socially-relevant nature. Our mission is to seek out, curate, exhibit, promote, and distribute compelling works to a broad audience via existing and emerging mediums. This mission is realized through exhibition-based events, web-based platforms, educational outreach, modern marketing techniques, and digital and physical distribution. More information is available at

    Media Contacts:

    For Metacafe

    Shev Rush: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] / 760-567-4321

    Shelley Boose: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] / 408-398-6987

    For Microcinema International

    Joel Bachar: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] / 415 -447-9750


  • Call for submissions: Surrealist works on film

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    Call for Submissions:   Surrealism in Film

    The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) is looking for media works that deal with the theme of Surrealism.  In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Luis Buneul and Salvador Dali's  Un Chien Andalou, the CSIF is looking for works that explore the topic of Surrealism in their content or style.  All works should use film either in the production and/or post production stage. No entry fee is required and all works accepted will be paid screening fees.  Deadline is July 31, 08.  For more information contact:
    Melody Jacobson at [email protected] or (403) 205 4747;

    Appel Pour Soumissions: L' Surrealisme en Film

     Le Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) invite des soumissions en "arts media" sur le theme du surrealisme pour explorer l'evolution de ce mouvement artistique.  Tous les traveaux soumisent doivent avoir un element de film soit en production ou postproduction.  Le CSIF pave des frais d'artistes pour toutes les pieces selectionnees pour projection et fournit un environment professionel pour la presentation des pieces "Art media".  Envoyez vous soumissions avant le 31 Juliet, 2008.  Pour plus d'informations, contacter Melody Jacobson au: [email protected] ou (403) 205 4747;

    Llamado a Inscipciones: Surrealisomo en Pelicula

    La Sociedad de Cineastas Independientes de Calgary (CSIF por su sigla en ingles) esta buscando trabajos de media  relacionados con el tema del Surrealismo.  En celebracion del 80vo aniversario de la obra  Un Chien Andalou de Luis Buneul y Salvador Dali  la CSIF esta buscando trabajos que exploren el tema del Surrealismo en su propio contenido y estilo.  Pelicula debe haber sido usada en todos los trabajos en las etapas de produccion y/o post-produccion.  No hay tarifa de inscripcion y los trabajos seleccionados tendran pago de exhibicion.  La fecha limite de inscripcion es Julio 31 del 2008.  Para mayor informacion contacte a Melody Jacobson  [email protected] o 1 (403) 205 4747;



  • 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival

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    Bold visions. Lovingly crafted. Cutting-edge. Artistically inspired.
    These are the kinds of films sought for the 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival,
    the longest-running showcase of independent, experimental and artistically-inspired
    films in North America.

    All lengths and genres accepted and considered:
    experimental, animation, documentary, narrative and combinations in between.

    - More than $20,000 awarded to films in competition
    - Qualifying festival for Annual Academy Awards
    - Select films participate on International Traveling Tour

    Early deadline      August 15, 2008 = $30
    Standard deadline October 15, 2008 = $40
    Late deadline       November 15, 2008 = $50

    Visit our website and download the PDF application
    or go the online route through

    The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival
    March 24 - 29, 2009

    Ann Arbor


  • FLEXfest 2009

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    FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, is now accepting submissions for its
    third biennial competitive festival taking place February 17-22, 2009 in Gainesville, FL.
     The exclusive focus of the festival is on experimental short media, but we encourage
    artists to challenge us to rethink what “experimental” means.  Work may draw on
    documentary, animation, avant garde, underground, or other traditions—-or no traditions
    at all.  Cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded in each of 4 categories (film/video,
    small/large).  Previous jurors have included Craig Baldwin, Naomi Uman, Mike Plante, and
    Tony Gault.  In addition, the festival has hosted numerous filmmakers including Jim
    Trainor, Leighton Pierce, Deborah Stratman, Bill Brown, Jim Finn, Robert Todd, and Scott

    Entry form and guidelines available at <>.  The regular entry deadline is
    October 1, but we encourage early submission.

    Entry Fee:

    Regular--$10 (postmark by October 1)
    Late--$20 (postmark by November 1)

    No entry fee for festival alumni or for international entries.

    Send entries to:

    Box 12762
    Gainesville, FL 32604

    Questions? <[email protected]>


  • Punto de Vista 2009

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    Punto de Vista is now inviting submissions for the next edition of the festival which will take place from 13th to 21st February 2009, in Pamplona (Spain). Rules and application forms are available in the festival’s website,   

    The competition is open to participation by documentary films of any nationality made after 1 August 2007. Fiction, institutional or publicity films will not be admitted, nor reports or works of a journalistic nature.

    There are no limits with regard to subject matter, length or original language. 

    The Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival is a space for discovering and analysing the form of cinema generically grouped under the heading of ‘documentary’. Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Regional Government of Navarre, it’s held annually in Pamplona (Spain) in February. The 5th edition will be held from the 13th to the 21st of February.

    The deadline for submitting a film is 30 September 2008. The DVD copy of the film must be sent to the festival’s office before 3 October 2008.

    Official Prizes
    - "Punto de Vista" First Prize for the best film: 10,000 €   
    - Prize Jean Vigo for the best Director: 5,500 €  
    - First Prize for the best short film: 3,500 €  

    Special Prizes
    - The Audience’s Special Prize for the best film: 2,500 €
    - Special mentions: The Jury will be able to award up to two special mentions, worth 1,250 € each

    Should Punto de Vista First Prize be awarded to a short film, Prize for the best short film will not be awarded at all and its sum will be kept for the Jury in order to increase the sum of the Special Mentions or to award new ones.                                                                                     


  • 25th Annual Olympia Film Festival's CINE-X SHOWCASE

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    Seeking Non-Narrative Short Film and Video Works
    10-minutes and under
    for the 25th Annual Olympia Film Festival's

    We are looking for expanded cinema work that is
    experimental, avant-garde, fine art, non-narrative animation, poetic, etc

    Entry forms may be downloaded from

    FINAL DEADLINE: September 1st, 2008 (postmarked)

    $15 for each entry postmarked by August 15th
    $25 for any submissions postmarked after August 15th but by September 1st

    For more information, please contact:
    Bridget Irish, CINE-X Curator - [email protected]

    25th Annual Olympia Film Festival - November 7-16, 2008
    Olympia Washington USA