ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2020 will take place from 9-13 December at Students’ City Cultural Center in Belgrade, as a hybrid edition. A majority of the program will be showcased online, and in case of a more favorable situation some of the programs will be shown live.
ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2020 invites artists from around the world, including the region and Serbia, to submit their film and video works for the competition section of ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO. The selection committee, according to the Festival regulations, will choose the films and videos for the competition. The festival jury will decide on the List of Significant Achievements, no more than five works, which include the opportunity for a residency in the following year at Academic Film Center at Students’ City Cultural Center in Belgrade. This year’s edition will not have a specific theme for the competition program.
DEADLINE: 10 October 2020.
ONLINE SUBMISSION: Guidelines for submissions can be found at the end of this text.
Innovative experimental, exploratory, avant-garde, personal and political works can be submitted to the competition. Single-channel videos and films up to 20 minutes produced in 2019 and 2020 are welcomed. All works in a language other than English should have English subtitles.
SCREENING FORMAT: digital file, blu-ray, DVD
ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO EXTENDED
By participating in the Festival works become part of the ALTERNATIVE FILM ARCHIVE and are accessible for research in the Archive and for presentations of the Festival in different venues both in Serbia and internationally (with artist consent). Films and videos which are selected for the List of Significant Achievements will be screened at non-commercial screenings in Serbia and abroad as festival promotion.
ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO is an international Festival established in 1982. As a meeting place for artists, theorists, critics and audiences, the Festival’s goal is to record and theoretically define movements, promote constructive values and support new creative possibilities in visual media. The idea of “Alternative” is about work that does not fall into easy categorizations, and that operates counter to dominant commercial and aesthetic trends. The Festival provides a glimpse of the current state of new film and video tendencies in the region and the world. The founder and organizer of the festival is Academic Film Center at Students’ City Cultural Center in Belgrade.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION :
- ONLY FILMS AND VIDEOS UP TO 20 MINUTES AND PRODUCED IN 2019 AND 2020 WILL BE CONSIDERED.
- ALL FILMS IN A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH MUST BE SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH
- DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 10 October 2020
- ONLINE PREVIEWS ARE MANDATORY
- Please note that it is essential to submit an online preview of your work (on a platform such as Vimeo). We do not accept any physical media.
Submission form (scroll down for English)