Calls for entries

  • 2ª Muestra de Cine Experimental y Videoarte La Bicicleta Azul

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    2ª Muestra de Cine Experimental y Videoarte La Bicicleta Azul
    7 de junio de 2009, Albacete, España
    Bases

    La Muestra de Cine Experimental y Videoarte La Bicicleta Azul tiene como principal finalidad dar a conocer a los autores y sus obras y promover y difundir el cine experimental y el videoarte.

    Participación

    - Podrán participar todos aquellos [email protected] y [email protected] que posean los derechos sobre las obras que presenten. La organización da por hecho que las personas físicas o jurídicas que inscriben las obras poseen los derechos de exhibición de las mismas. Asimismo, los autores se responsabilizan de los pagos de derechos de autor que generen sus obras. La organización se exime de cualquier responsabilidad que pueda derivarse de las infracciones de esta base.

    - Cada autor podrá presentar el número de obras que desee. No se admitirán trabajos seleccionados en anteriores ediciones. La temática será libre. El formato se alejará del cortometraje y documental convencional, centrándose en obras de videoarte y de marcado carácter experimental. Se recomienda una duración máxima de 10 minutos.

    Inscripción

    - El plazo de admisión de obras finalizará el 6 de mayo de 2009.

    - Las obras serán enviadas en formato DVD a la siguiente dirección:

    Asociación La Bicicleta Azul
    Blasco de Garay, 80 3ºI
    02003 ALBACETE
    ESPAÑA

    - En el disco aparecerá el título y el autor de la obra. Junto al disco, se remitirá una ficha con los siguientes datos: Título de la obra, Nombre del autor, Trayectoria artística, Sinopsis de la obra, Fecha de realización, 1 Fotografía de la obra y Correo electrónico de contacto.

    - Los gastos de envío de las copias serán por cuenta de los participantes. La organización no se responsabiliza de los accidentes que puedan afectar a las obras presentadas. Las copias en DVD no serán devueltas y pasarán a formar parte del archivo de la Muestra.

    - La participación en la Muestra supone la aceptación plena de estas bases, así como la resolución por parte de la organización de cualquier problema no recogido en ellas. Cualquier aclaración, duda o sugerencia será efectuada por correo electrónico a la siguiente dirección: [email protected]

    Proyección

    - Un comité de la organización será el encargado de elegir y comunicar por correo electrónico a los participantes, entre todas las obras recibidas, aquellas que compondrán la programación de la Muestra. Los trabajos seleccionados serán exhibidos en sesiones públicas en el lugar y horarios que figuren en el blog oficial del evento: labicicletaazul.blogspot.com

    - Los participantes autorizan a la organización la exhibición de las obras inscritas, para su difusión en los medios de comunicación, con el fin de promover la Muestra. Asimismo autorizan a la Muestra el uso del material gráfico de las obras como publicidad en prensa y otros medios de comunicación, y para la elaboración del catálogo de la Muestra. En ningún caso, con fines comerciales.

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  • 16th Chicago Underground Film Festival

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    Call For Entries – 16th Chicago Underground Film Festival
    Chicago, Illinois - USA
    September 10 - 13 2009
    at the Gene Siskel Film Center

    The 16th Annual CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF), one of Chicago's leading film events, and a must-attend festival for cutting-edge filmmakers with defiantly independent visions.

    Entry forms and guidelines available at http://www.cuff.org

    CUFF stands out on the festival circuit for having a unique programming niche, and garnering a following among hipsters, media, and industry alike. Each year, CUFF presents an accessible, savvy program of film and video exploring the many definitions and interpretations of the "underground" concept. Selected films often ignore limitations of genre, and are made with passion and drive; formal experimentation, alternative music films, political agitprop,  and high camp are not uncommon elements of the Festival program.

    Past CUFF films, producers, and filmmakers have received honors and offers as a direct result of exposure gained and connections made at the Festival. Feature programming highlights from years past include premieres of NICE BOMBS, DANIELSON: A FAMILY MOVIE, Oscar-nominated documentary THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND, THE JUCHE IDEA, THE MONKS - THE TRANSATLANTIC FEEDBACK, and BLOOD CAR.

    DEADLINES
    May 15 2009 - Regular Deadline
    June 15 2009 – Final Deadline

    MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
    CUFF is a great time for attendees, filmmakers, and industry. Daily screenings are followed by a great night of parties, events and concerts. In Roger Ebert's words, "What you get for your money is not just admission to the films but admission to a subculture."

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  • Journal of Short Film Volume 16

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    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
    The Journal of Short Film invites you to submit your short film for consideration in Volume 16 (Summer 2009).  The deadline is fast approaching (May 12th).  The JSF is a DVD quarterly published since 2005.  Any works under 20 minutes are welcome.  See www.theJSF.org for more information, press, previous volumes, etc.

    The latest collection--Volume 14--is a stunning assembly of work curated from the Wexner Center Art & Tech program, including such artists as Jem Cohen, Deborah Stratman, Sam Green, and many others.

    Send submissions to:

    The Journal of Short Film, PO Box 8217, Columbus, OH  43201, USA

    Contact:  Karl Mechem, publisher, The Journal of Short Film, [email protected]

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  • Arkansas Underground Film Festival

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    Arkansas Underground Film Festival
    Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
    July 17-19, 2009
    Deadline: May 15

    We are a three-day festival focused on celebrating cutting-edge, underground film and video art. We aren't interested in the politics of Hollywood, and want to promote original work made on the fringes of the art world. If you are a media-maker who makes work outside of the cultural norm, this is the festival for you.

    ARKUFF is an international festival, meaning that film and media-makers from anywhere in the world are encouraged to submit and attend the event. In addition to films, we also welcome live visual performances of any kind. The festival is mainly geared towards short films under 20 minutes, but work of all lengths will be considered.

    Please note that programing for this event will hold true to the “underground” philosophy. Even though your work may be of exceptional quality or craft, it may not fit with our event if it is a more traditional or very straightforward piece. We are very friendly towards experimental, surreal, or documentary work with an edge or unusual bent. Gritty, low-budget, found, or cult work is highly encouraged and will remain uncensored.

    Acceptable screening formats include digital video, regular 8mm, super 8mm, or 16mm. 35mm is not an available format at this time. Other formats may be acceptable is the artist provides the screening equipment.

    All entries must be accompanied by a $10 entry fee (no fee for international entries).
    A check or money order should be made out to “Low Key Arts.” The fee is nonrefundable.
    Works of all lengths and years are considered.

    Please include a written description of the entry and director’s bio with your submission.
    Previews must be received on DVD by May 15, 2009.

    Questions or concerns directed to: [email protected].

    Entry form

    ARKUFF
    c/o Low Key Arts
    118 Arbor Street
    Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901

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  • Lausanne Underground Film Festival

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    Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival

    The LUFF 2009 opens its doors to the most strange, wonderful, weird, twisted, oneiric, sensual, brutal, scary, ugly, marvelous, psychedelic, dark, strange, daring piece of filmmaking. No matter the substance,provided that there drunkenness!

    June 15th due date, no entry fee

    The film selection includes the following international competitions:
    - short narrative films
    - short experimental films
    - animated short films
    - feature films
    - documentaries

    To submit your film(s), please read the regulations, then go to our on-line form: http://www.luffadmin.com

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  • WNDX: Call for innovative Canadian films and videos

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    Call for innovative Canadian films and videos

    WNDX
    – Winnipeg's festival of film and video art – seeks new Canadian films and videos for our next edition, to be held October 8 to 11, 2009. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY MAY 15, 2009

    WNDX pays special attention to the most innovative and ground-breaking works being completed in Canada today.

    For 2009, WNDX will feature two open call programs – our ongoing NEW PRAIRIE CINEMA and our new CANADA AVANT GARDE. New Prairie Cinema pays special attention to works completed by filmmakers from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nunavut and NWT. Canada Avant Garde focuses on experimental and avant garde works created by filmmakers from across Canada, regardless of region.

    There is only one submission process; works by prairie filmmakers will automatically be considered for both programs. Preference will be given to Manitoba premieres. Works completed on or after January 1, 2008 can be considered. Submissions must be received by WNDX by May 15, 2009 – this is not a postmark deadline.

    There is no submisssion fee. WNDX provides artist fee payments for works selected for screening in accordance with the standards of the Independent Media Arts Alliance.

    Submission forms are available for download at www.wndx.org

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  • Antimatter Film Festival 2009

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    Antimatter Film Festival
    October 9-17, 2009   Victoria, BC, Canada

    Entry Deadlines: April 17/09 (early); June 5/09 (final).

    No length limit | No categories | More screening formats!

    Twelfth annual international festival seeks imaginative, volatile, entertaining and critical films and videos. Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as art, Antimatter is the premier showcase of experimental cinema in the west, encompassing screenings, installations, performances and hybrid media experiments.

    Criteria: Independent productions, completed after Jan 1/07. Any style or genre.
    Formats: 35mm, 16mm, Super 8, DVCAM, MiniDV, DVD, VHS.
    Preview on DVD (NTSC/PAL) or VHS (NTSC/PAL).
    Entry Fees: $15 (early); $25 (final).

    Also accepting proposals for expanded cinema and media-based performance.

    Contact: Antimatter, 636 Yates Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1L3
    250 385 3327; [email protected]; www.antimatter.ws

    Complete entry form and guidelines available at http://www.antimatter.ws

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  • IN OUT Festival Call for entries

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    Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaźnia (Łaźnia Contemporary Art Centre) hereby announces the Competition for the best film as part of the 3rd edition of the IN OUT Festival 2009, which is to be held from 16th to 17th October 2009 in CSW Łaźnia in Gdańsk.

    The patronage of the project was taken by the Marshal of Pomerania Province, Jan Kozłowski.
    REGULATIONS OF IN OUT Festival 2009
    16-17 October 2009

    The Organizer Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej  Łaźnia  ( CSW Łaźnia) in Gdańsk, 80-767 Gdańsk ul. Jaskółcza 1,
    hereby announces the all-Poland open competition as part of the IN OUT Festival 2009.
    Rules of the competition:

    1. The competition consists of two stages. Both professionals and students of art faculties creating their works on the basis of motion picture, hereinafter referred to as  films , are invited to take part.

    2. Each participant may put forward up to three films.

    3. Prizes and distinctions in the competition are as follows:

    1st prize: PLN 2 000.00

    2nd prize: PLN 1 000.00

    distinction: PLN 500.00

    audience award: PLN 500.

    The Organizer reserves the right to divide prizes differently or not to grant them at all. Prizes and distinctions shall be paid not later than within 30 days from the date of public presentation of films at the 2nd stage of the competition. Prizes and distinctions shall be subject to taxation on general terms and conditions: the tax shall be collected and paid by the organizer.

    4. To each film put forward for the competition there shall be attached an application form, filled in legibly by the person registering the film for the competition, a short biography of the author(-s) (up to 10 sentences) as well as a film shot or graphics in the JPG format. Where the character of the film requires an additional description or suitable technical information, this shall be also attached to the film.

    5. In the competition one can register a film fulfilling the criteria mentioned below:

    rendition   by any technique; recorded on a DVD in the AVI or MPG format

    required form of presentation: projection, 1-channel video,

    duration from 3 to 15 minutes.

    each DVD shall bear an emblem

    opening credits shall contain the title of the work, but no data concerning its author.

    the parcel shall also contain a sealed envelope, described with an emblem, containing the application form

    6. The form of the film should reflect its subject.

    7. Films to be shown at the 2nd stage of the competition will be selected by the competition jury, appointed by the Organizer. The authors of films qualified for the 2nd stage of the competition shall be individually notified of the selection results.

    8. The results of the 2nd stage of the competition shall be settled by the 3-person jury on the last day of presentation of films.

    9. By registering a film in the competition, the author simultaneously consents for the free presentation of his work during the IN OUT Festival 2009 in the registered office of Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej  Łaźnia  in Gdańsk as well as during other presentations promoting the statutory activity of CSW Łaźnia.

    10. The competition films shall be sent by 3 August 2009 and the competition shall be settled on 17 October 2009.

    11. The Organizer does not return review copies of films or materials attached thereto. At the request of authors, review copies may be returned to them at their expense.

    12. The Organizer shall not be liable for the loss of or damage to films during transport.

    13. Films registered for the competition may be used in television programmes and digital publications related to the IN OUT Festival 2009. The films shall be archived, so that they can be non-commercially made available for the purpose of promotion, education and research. It is also admissible to record the films on a common DVD carrier and put them in circulation, non-commercially, in order to promote programme actions of the Organizer.

    14. Works bearing an emblem shall be delivered, together with an application form, to the Organizer by the final and absolute deadline falling on 3 August 2008 at 15.00 hours (the date of receipt counts) to the following address:

    Festiwal IN OUT 2009

    Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaźnia

    ul. Jaskółcza 1

    80-767 Gdańsk

    15. Films sent without the filled application form and/or emblem and failing to meet the technical requirements shall be rejected due to formal reasons. Information concerning the author shall not be available for Jury members, who shall receive all sent works with an emblem.

    16. Works with the data of the Author recorded on the carrier shall be rejected.

    17. Sending of a film for competition together with an application form shall be tantamount to the acceptance of the regulations of the IN OUT Festival 2009 and the consent for the presentation of the work during the festival.

    IN OUT 2009 Festiwal

    12 February 2009

    Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej  Łaźnia  in Gdańsk

    info: www.laznia.pl tel.: (058) 305 40 50 e-mail: [email protected]

    APPLICATION FORM

    author (name and surname): ..............................

    .............................................................

    street: ..............................................................................................................................

    town/city: ................................................ postal code: ..................................................

    tel./ fax: ................................................... e-mail: ..........................................................

    Education.........................................................................................................................

    Achievements..................................................................................................................

    Title: ...............................................................................................................................

    duration (in the format h:mm:ss): ..................................................................................

    year of production: .........................................................................................................

    file format:

    ? AVI

    ? MPG

    operational system:

    ? Win NT/2000/XP

    ? Win98/Me

    ? Mac OSX

    Projection with sound:

    ? yes

    ? no

    I consent for my work being used in television programmes connected with the festival:

    ? no

    ? in part (up to 15 seconds)
    ? in full

    I consent for the work being used in publications connected with the festival:

    ? no

    ? in part (up to 15 seconds)
    ? in full

    I enclose the following to the application form:
    ? one film shot with the right to use it freely on all fields of use related to the organization and promotion of the festival in the JPG digital format
    ? short biography of the author(-s) (up to 10 sentences)
    ? other information (optionally)

    Additional information, technical requirements, notes:

    .................................................................

    .................................................................

    .................................................................

    .................................................................

    .................................................................

    The person registering the work for the competition declares that he is the owner of proprietary copyrights related to the administration of the work and releases organizers from any and all claims of third parties in connection with the said work. Simultaneously, he consents for the work to be used in television programmes and digital publications related to the IN OUT Festival 2009 as well as archived in order to be made non-commercially available for the purpose of promotion, education and research. He also consents for the work to be recorded on a common carrier and to be non-commercially made available for the purpose of promoting CSW Łaźnia, IN OUT Festival 2009 and meetings of PARAKINO.

    Personal data shall not be processed for other purposes than those specified in the application form. The processing of all data shall be conducted in compliance with this confidentiality declaration and applicable law in force.

    Date: .....................................................

    signature: ..............................................

    Please send works and the filled application form to the following address:

    Festiwal IN OUT 2009

    Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaźnia

    ul. Jaskółcza 1

    80-767 Gdańsk

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  • 5th 25 FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival

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    The Fifth 25 FPS will take place from 22nd to 27th September 2009 in Zagreb, Croatia.

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 1st of May 2009 (please note: films received in Zagreb later then 20th of May 2009 will not be considered)
    SELECTION RESULTS: beginning of July 2009
    ENTRY FORM: www.shortfilmdepot.com

    ABOUT   
    25 FPS International Experimental Film and Video Festival is organized by the 25 FPS Association for Audio-visual Research in Zagreb, Croatia. 25 FPS promotes works that aim to use every conceptual, technological and production possibility of film and video, works that relate to the tradition of experimental and avant-garde film making in an innovative way, works that reveal new forms of the moving image.

    PARTICIPATION   
    Experimental works up to 20 minutes produced after JANUARY 1st 2007 are applicable for the Competition Program. Accepted formats of the PREVIEW copies are DVDs (PAL & NTSC!).

    If it's non-Croatian or non-English speaking film, preview has to be subtitled to English, or it won't be considered for Competition Program.

    The preview DVD must be sent together with filled out and signed entry form, dialogue list, and received in Festival office by the MAY 20th at the latest.

    Delivery cost for the preview will be borne by the applicant. All preview tapes will be added to the 25 FPS archives and will NOT be returned.

    When sending your work, please indicate "For cultural purposes only, no commercial value" on the outside of the package or you may be required to pay customs duties.

    SELECTION   
    The list of selected works will be published on Festival's website from JUNE 15th.
    Festival will NOT inform ALL the authors who applied to the Festival, but only ones selected for the Competition.

    SCREENINGS    
    The Festival will contact all authors of selected films to send all the materials to our e-mails by the mid JULY:
    • 4 high resolution stills (JPEG format, 300 dpi),
    • biography and filmography,
    • synopsis,
    • festival history and awards,
    • full credit list, including production and distribution addresses,
    • dialogue list in English (if any.

    Screening tapes and film prints subtitled to English (if non-English speaking film) must be in Zagreb on the 10th of SEPTEMBER at the latest if it isn't arranged differently.

    SCREENING FORMATS  
    35 mm, 16 mm film, Digital Betacam PAL, Betacam SP PAL are screening formats for the Competition Program.
    Programmed works may be excerpted (max. 30'' of running time) for television and other promotional, non-commercial, and educational purposes, and may be screened up to three (3) times during the Festival.

    Festival Selection Committee has the right to refuse any work which is of a dubious technical condition, and which may cause problems during the screening, including non-PAL formats and DVs or DVDs.

    COPIES AND SHIPPING
    All master tapes and film prints will be returned within two weeks after the Festival at the Festival’s expense to the address stated in the entry form. In case of loss or damage during the period between receipt and return, the responsibility of the Festival is limited to covering the costs of replacement of the print. Any complaint regarding the condition of film prints must be made within 30 days after the date of their return shipment. If sending by the EMS (DHL, Federal Express, UPS...), dispatches must be accompanied by a pro forma invoice amounting to a maximum of 10 EUR or 10 USD.

    All previews will be kept in the Festival's archive and may be consulted at leisure. The organizer undertakes to use these copies exclusively for its own, strictly cultural, educational and non-commercial purposes, educational projects or for Festival's presentations and tributes in Croatia or abroad.

    VIDEO LIBRARY
    All preview DVDs submitted for the Competition will automatically be available at the video library for the professionals. If the author doesn't want his/her work to be available in the library, he/she has to specify it in the printed and signed entry form. 

    AWARDS
    1. Three Jury Prizes: Members of the international jury (3) give three equal cash prizes. Each member of the jury will give one prize. Each prize amounts to 500 Euro.
    2. Croatian Society of Film Critics Award
    3. Audience Award
    4. 25 FPS Award: Handed by 25 FPS Association (the Festival's organizer)

    The Festival will consult the winning author, producer or distributor for the precise instructions considering money award transfer.

    OTHER
    Cases not covered by these regulations will be considered directly by the Festival's Committee in compliance with the regulations of international festivals of short film. In case of litigation, only the courts of the City of Zagreb shall be competent and have jurisdiction.

    CONTACT
    25 FPS
    VLAŠKA 70
    10000 ZAGREB
    T/F: +385 (0)1 457 22 03
    info(at)25fps.hr

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  • 4th Annual ATA Film & Video Festival

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    Artists' Television Access invites experimental film and video makers to submit their work (20 minutes or less) to its 4th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. Video, Super 8 and 16 mm animation, documentary, narrative, abstract, found footage based and other works will be accepted.

    The ATA Film and Video Festival is committed to showcasing films and videos that use an unconventional stylistic and technical approach and bring up subjects or concepts that not only entertain, but also provoke, our diverse audience. The festival also includes installations in ATA's Mission District storefront gallery, a lunch for the filmmakers, and new in our 4th year, a discussion forum for the exchange of ideas amongst filmmakers, curators and audiences.

    POSTMARK DEADLINE: May 29, 2009
    Submission fee: $10
    Festival will take place in October 2009
    More information and submission form: http://festival.atasite.org/

    Artists' Television Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer, artist-run, experimental media arts gallery that has been in operation since 1984. ATA hosts a series of film and video screenings, exhibitions and performances by emerging and established artists and a weekly cable access television program.

    Artists' Television Access
    992 Valencia Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    http://www.atasite.org

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