Open Call for Submissions: Vector Film and Video Program Deadline: December 10th, 2012.
Vector Game + Art Convergence is a four day Game Art Festival and symposium centred around games as the tool and inspiration for contemporary art making. Vector, Canada's first ever festival focusing on video game art, invites you to submit to its inaugural edition taking place February 21-24, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Machinima is a recent moving image art form that involves re-purposing the computer graphics found in video games in order to create new cinematic productions. Although early machinima was gamer oriented it has since been used to create a new form of video art that combines hacker aesthetics with found footage practices. In addition, machinima has been used by artists to as to critique and comment upon video game culture, alienation of contemporary culture, death and many other themes.
We are looking for work that experiments with the concept of machinima to produce engaging films and videos. In other words, the work should make use of video game footage or video game engines in some capacity. Narrative work will be considered, but the work should push the boundaries of traditional/classical Hollywood narrative cinema in some capacity. Due to programming restrictions we are looking for work under 20 minutes, however, please contact us if you have made a longer work and and feel that it fits fits our mandate.
We are seeking works from artists in all stages of their creative careers from emerging to established.