Calls for entries

  • Field Broadcast/LUX Collection Residency

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    Field Broadcast and LUX are delighted to announce a new collaborative residency programme based at LUX in association with Field Broadcast's live broadcast programme. Proposals are invited from artists and curators to undertake a research-based residency within the LUX collection, Europe's largest collection of artists' film and video, leading to the creation of a live broadcast screening event during the residency period at LUX.

    Founded in 1966, the LUX Collection represents over 6000 works by more than 1500 artists dating from the early twentieth century to the present day. Originally established with a policy of open access submission, the changing nature of the organisation and its acquisition policies over the decades have created an eclectic combination of well-known and near unseen works, spanning experimental film, performance, essay film through to contemporary digital video.

    Dates: 

    Friday, September 5, 2014 (All day)
  • Dallas Medianale

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    In 1986, the program Video As A Creative Medium was presented at the Dallas Museum of Art. That weekend of screenings quickly grew into what has become the Dallas VideoFest, now in its 27th year, and the Video Association of Dallas, an organization committed to the exhibition of independent, alternative, and non-commercial media. Since those early years, the association has worked hard to make a place for the hard to define field(s) of media art that go by many inadequate names: “video art”, “experimental film and video”, or “new media”. In January of 2015, the VAD will work with the McKinney Avenue Contemporary to present The Dallas Medianale, a group of exhibitions focused on presenting the various forms of moving image practice in a more ideal environment than the traditional “film festival” model can provide. 

    Dates: 

    Monday, September 1, 2014 (All day)
    Monday, September 22, 2014 (All day)
    Monday, October 6, 2014 (All day)
  • Experiments in Cinema v10.T36

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    Basement Films’ annual international film festival is proud to announce our call for submissions for Experiments in Cinema v10.T36 (April 15-19, 2015). Each year Experiments in Cinema brings the international community of cinematic un-dependents to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA  for a film festival that is designed to inspire a new generation of homegrown media activists to participate in shaping future trends of cultural representation. Experiments In Cinema seeks new and old work that moves beyond traditional narrative, experimental and documentary forms. 

    Our submission deadline is November 1, 2014 – so don’t wait! See www.experimentsincinema.org for our online submissions form.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day)
  • Incite #∞: Forever

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    Edited by Walter Forsberg & John Klacsmann
    Deadline: December 1, 2014 A.D. (MMXIV)

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    INCITE Journal of Experimental Media seeks submissions of media art writing, criticism, interviews, artist pages, Twitter sagas, jokes, and creative contributions for its sixth issue along the thematic: FOREVER.

    Dates: 

    Monday, December 1, 2014 (All day)
  • BASEMENT Media Fest #5

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    BASEMENT is an annual, touring screening of contemporary lo-fidelity experimental cinema. We have no restrictions on length or content, as long as you feel your work fits our festival's theme. Our entry criteria are loose, but our will is strong.

    We charge no entry fees, and the deadline for submissions is 12.31.2014. Our entry form can be found here. Any questions regarding submissions can be sent via email.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 (All day)
  • FLEX Fest 2015

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    FLEX Fest 2015 is now accepting entries for the 11th Annual Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival to be held February, 2015 in Gainesville, FL. Exact dates and Jurors to be announced soon.

    Regular Entry Deadline: September 25, 2014 (postmarked)
    Late Entry Deadline: October 25, 2014 (postmarked)

    What is experimental?
    FLEX doesn’t want to know in advance what experimental means. We’re interested in work that challenges generic designations (including the traditional “avant-garde” or “underground” ones). Work may also draw on documentary, narrative, animation or any other tradition – or no tradition at all. So, what is experimental? We’re hoping to be surprised by your answer.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 (All day)
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 (All day)
  • OtherZine Fall 2014 issue

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    OtherZine, the semi-annual 'zine of long-standing bastion of experimental film, video, and performance in San Francisco's Mission District, Other Cinema, is now accepting submissions for its nearing Issue #27! Whether avant-garde or engagé, our emphasis is on the radical subjectivities and sub-cultural sensibilities that find expression in marginalized cinematic genres, media archaeology efforts, as well as contemporary intermedia hybrids. We encourage cinema-related writings and artist projects that support these endeavors and other experiments in media culture-essays, articles, interviews, reviews (art, books, media, events), rants, videos, illustrations, images, and other articulated brainstorms! 

    Dates: 

    Friday, August 8, 2014 (All day)
  • Another Experiment by Women Film Festival - 4th season

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    4th season of Another Experiment by Women Film Festival

    AXW has promoted and screened experimental shorts since 2010 in Manhattan NY. Many of these films feature underrepresented themes and issues distinct to women and girls, are usually made by women and, sometimes, men.

    Six screenings per year are presented thru New Filmmakers NY at Anthology Film Archives.
    We recommend submitting shorter works of around 10 minutes and under, as these are easier to include.
    Narrative dramas, and conventional documentaries are unlikely to be included, unless they are exceptionally original/experimental in form and/or content.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 (All day)
  • 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival

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    The call for entries is now open for the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival!

    The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works. The AAFF provides at least $20,000 in cash and film stock/services to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomination in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers.

    The 53rd AAFF will take place March 24 – 29, 2015 in Ann Arbor, MI.

    Dates: 

    Friday, August 15, 2014 (All day)
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (All day)
    Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day)
  • Usted no Debería estar Aquí

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    Usted No Debería Estar Aquí... (“You shouldn’t be here…”) opens at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts on November 1st 2014 through December 16th 2014. The exhibition will feature film screenings, video art & animation installations as well as musical performances through its run time. Schedules & performances to be announced (TBA).

    The exhibition opens during the 10th annual Noche de Altares Celebration & Street Festival organized by El Centro Cultural de Mexico & the Noche de Altares Collective. It is also All Saint’s Day or Dia de los Muertos as its traditionally observed in Latin American Countries. The event draws over 10,000 souls to the free outdoor event and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts is located in the direct area of this celebration in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana’s Artist Village. 

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (All day)

    Venue: 

    OCCCA - Santa Ana, United States

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