Tele-novela is a genre of limited-run drama series popular on Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish television networks. The term combines tele, short for televisión or televisão (Spanish and Portuguese words for television), and novela, a Spanish and Portuguese word for “novel”. Symbolic, social, or technological, Tele-novela mimics the serial and structural nature of the pop cultural programs, but moves from linear story to abstracted narrative, and experimental play by electronic means. Arranged in three-part acts and ranging in media–video, sound, animated GIFs–and durational formats, the sequential productions on ACRE TV (ACRETV.org) present a departure from their operatic tradition in favor of abstracted realities and dispersed fictions that simultaneously explore and avoid the notion of formal narrative on screen.
We are also accepting submissions for artist-made commercials that will play throughout the show. If you are submitting a commercial, please write “Tele-novela Commercial” in your submission form.
- Proposals due by 11:59pm July 25, 2015.
- We will notify you on the status of your proposal by August 10, 2015.
- File delivery for accepted proposals due August 24, 2015.
- Tele-novela will air from September 1 to October 31, 2015.
Please visit our calls page to submit your proposal: http://www.acretv.org/calls/
This program is curated by Robyn Farrell.