Film & Video

Odds and Ends Experimental Film Festival Call for Submissions

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Odds & Ends is an experimental film festival located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The festival will hold its inaugural screening on April 29th, 2023 at the Vinegar Hill Theatre and will be presented by Light House Studio.

We seek films and videos that push formal and conceptual boundaries, allowing for multiple ways of understanding and interpretation. Our aim is to celebrate a diverse range of films that work across modes and genres, addressing the materiality of the medium from poetic, personal, or political perspectives. We welcome everyone, especially innovative works by emerging filmmakers that work outside of commercial structures.

ELIGIBILITY & DEADLINE

Films should be 15:00 minutes or less, and completed after Jan. 1st, 2020. Submit your film by February 15th, 2023 (earlybird submission) or March 8, 2023 (regular submission).

There is a $10 earlybird deadline submission fee, and a $20 regular deadline submission fee. Please note: films over 15:00 minutes will not be considered for the program and will not be refunded.

SCREENING COPIES

To submit a film, please provide a password protected or unlisted private streaming link (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Your link and password should be available and valid until March 31st, 2023. We cannot accept DVD screening copies.

SELECTION RESULTS

Selection results will be published on March 31st, 2023 on the festival website. 
Odds & Ends will notify the contact person of the selected work to deliver text, images, and video material for print, internet and promotion.

 

Prize Summary: 
Screenings Fees will be paid to all selected filmmakers
Location: 
Vinegar Hill Theater Charlottesville, VA
Deadline: 
08/March/2023

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10 (early bird) 20 (regular)
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OPEN CALL for the VI edition of the International Bad Video Art Festival

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We are looking for videos which are at the intersection of bad art, bad painting and bad cinema. We propose to study extreme forms of video art and single out certain video art works as bad videos or “B-videos”. Join us if you are interested in the issue of quality and boundaries of art.
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The International Bad Video Art Festival (BVAF) is an independent artist-run initiative.  It has been held since 2017. Last year, the war broke out in Ukraine. And we decided not to hold the Festival. We postponed it until peacetime. But the war is dragging on. Time moves on, and it is clear that neither side is capable of making a decisive breakthrough in the near term. So the future seems bleak to us. Sooner or later someone will win or lose. But what will the world be like after the war?
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We don't urge you to reflect on this or make a work about the war in Ukraine, or in any of the 32 countries embroiled in armed conflicts. There are probably enough works like that. But you surely can if you wish. You can show anything, except good works.
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So submit videos you consider bad in 2023. We are open to artists from all over the world. Although art is inappropriate now, it still unites us all. Especially bad art. Because it corresponds to the current historical moment. This year, the International Bad Video Art Festival will take place in Tbilisi (Georgia), May 12-13. Besides, there will be an online screening for everyone, May 12-21.

P.S. Please be aware, our former site now belongs to the American escort service!

 

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Tbilisi (Georgia) and online
Deadline: 
19/March/2023

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INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ART, ArtMaze Magazine Edition 32

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Art Maze Magazine is an independent artist-run and ad-free specialist international print and online publication dedicated to discovering and promoting experimental and progressive contemporary art, which reflects modern society and its environment, provokes conversation and action; fosters innovation and diversity of mediums which make today’s art scene so intriguing and versatile.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, any mixed media, digital, performance and film (only jpg + link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome.

Artists or any art organisations on behalf of artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration.

There is no specific theme for this call for art.

DISTRIBUTION: Physical and digital copies of ArtMaze Mag are distributed worldwide. More info: www.artmazemag.com/shop

DEADLINE: 16 February 2023 (midnight: end of the day 16 February – Eastern Standard Time)
 
This edition is to be curated exclusively by ArtMaze Mag editorial team.

HOW TO APPLY: www.artmazemag.com/call-for-art

Direct application link: www.artmazemagazine.submittable.com/submit

Selected artists will be asked for high resolution images and will be published in the next print and digital issue of ArtMaze Magazine. Each selected artist will receive a 2-page spread in print and online magazine including bio&statement, website, and 1-5 featured artworks. All published artists will receive a complimentary PDF issue of the magazine and will be promoted on our website/social media. Physical copies of Art Maze Magazine are printed to the highest quality in London, United Kingdom.

 

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16/February/2023

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£45
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Digital Alchemies

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Open call / moving images / video installation / still images
experimental digital cinema / experimental photography

Collective exhibition in a Parisian gallery, march/may 2023.

This  curatorial proposal wishes to explore the artistic production of visual  forms from algorithms and conscious work with interfaces, in an  introspective framework that seeks to identify the specificities of each  creative process.

Important:  This is a particular open call, because beyond the artistic quality of  each project, a special look will be given to the introspective  discourse of each artist, and to the link of the works with an academic  research project in progress.

image credits : Alexis Allemand, from the series Colorfield (2018)

DIGITAL ALCHEMIES

Images  produced by algorithms, images produced by interfaces, images that come  from a capture but are sublimated by computer processing, still images,  animated images, images recomposed from other images that circulate in  the iconosphere. What is the place of the artist in these high-tech  creative processes?

How  do the artists proceed when they negotiate his artworks with the  computer? What strategies can we recognize at the level of the creative  processes, allowing the emergence of new images from a machine  considered by some as completely determined, incapable of producing  something that was not already present at the level of the code?

What  about failure practices, détours, glitches, in the production of  contemporary images? Can we recognize today active forms of "cool  glitch", beyond the modalities proposed by Rosa Menkman [1] in 2012? Are  there new creative strategies capable of producing new visual forms  through the misuse or hijacking of new technological paradigms, such as  AI and big data? What forms does artistic hacking take today, and what  new creative potentials are associated with it?

But  more especially: beyond the detorunements, the glitchs, and the  practices that work with the computer "out of program", that create from  occhestrated errors, can we unravel strategies of creation able to  produce digital artworks without diverting the "normal" behavior of the  computer. And if yes, how?

What  is the relevance nowadays of the notions theorized by the cybernetics  at its beginnings, in a conceptual framework that wanted to explain at  the same time the machines and the living, when it comes to describe  creative processes and the mechanisms working at the artworks' level?  When confronted with the digital images of yesterday and today, can we  see in act processes of "autopoiesis" [2], emergence or homeostasis [3],  or should we rather think these notions unrelated to artistic creation?  Are there "gestures of humanities" [4] taking place in the creation of  images with computers, and if yes, what is their nature?

How  artists consider their means of creation: algorithms, interfaces, are  they simple tools? Are they environments, or "mediums" accountable of  performativity? Are they "technical objects" that show a certain  autonomy, an agentivity?

How  do artists perceive the degree of uncertainty that resides in their  computational means of creation? Is there any unforeseen in the visual  results provided by a computer program? How do artists bring this  unpredictability into play for creative purposes?

[1] The glitch in its capacities to problematize a process, a personal exploration or a narrative element. See, Rosa Menkman, A vernacular of file formats, an edit guide for compression design, 2012.

[2] Maturana Romesín, Humberto, and Francisco J. Varela. 1973. De máquinas y seres vivos: autopoiesis, la organización de lo vivo. 6aed. Buenos Aires: Editorial Universitaria : Lumen.

[3] Hayles, N. Katherine. 1999. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. Chicago, Ill: University of Chicago Press.

[4] Citton, Yves. 2012. Gestes d’humanités: anthropologie sauvage de nos expériences esthétiques. Le temps des idées. Paris: Armand Colin.

OPEN CALL RULES

-  This open call is addressed to artists wishing to take an  introspective look at their own creative process in relation to  computational tools, and who wish to share certain aspects of it.

-  Selected works will be part of the exhibition "Alchimies Numériques"  which will take place in a Parisian gallery, from March to May 2023.

- This open call is free and open to all artists, regardless of age, nationality or location.

- Only works in digital format (video file, image file) will be accepted.

- Unfortunately, this curatorial proposal will not be able to remunerate the selected artists.

- Artists retain the rights to their work.

-  By participating in this open call, the artists acknowledge that they  own 100% of the copyright of the images used in their work.

-  By participating in this open call, selected artists authorize this  curatorial project to exhibit their work for the duration of the  exhibition, and to extract visual elements for communication purposes.

- The deadline for this open call is March 1, 2023.

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Paris, France
Deadline: 
01/March/2023

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RAINDANCE SCRIPT COMPETITION

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Part of the Raindance Film Festival, the Raindance Script Competition is a contest dedicated to supporting and championing independent screenwriters.

Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Web Series, and Shorts

Raindance-premiered hits include Pulp Fiction, Memento and the Blair Witch Project, to name a few. Listed by Variety as one of the world’s top 50 ‘unmissable film festivals’, Raindance aims to nurture, support and promote independent films and filmmakers from the UK and around the world.

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance’s ecosystem includes Raindance Film Festival, Raindance Open Courses, the higher education institute Raindance Film School, and the prestigious British Independent Film Awards. 

See all details and prices here: https://writers.coverfly.com/competitions/view/raindance-script-competition

 

Prize Summary: 
Win 'Best Un-produced Screenplay' award at the Festival.
Prizes Details: 

After introducing a brand new category at the Raindance Film Festival last year, the overall winner of our feature competition will receive the 'Best Un-produced Screenplay' award at the Festival. This will be decided from each of the winners of the genre feature categories - where one writer will receive the overall award. 

Each contest winner (Feature, Short, Episodic 30-min, Episodic 60-min) will additionally receive:

 

One year complimentary subscription to Celtx Writer Pro

Our friends and partners at Celtx will offer a one year subscription to their Celtx Writer Pro for free to the winner of the competition, which will help them unlock their inner pro with robust writing, episodic and story development tools.

  • A place on our newly-developed 10-week fellowship programme 

The Raindance Fellowship programme is a 10-week, online programme designed to afford writers the opportunity to develop their craft, interact with peers and receive constructive criticism from an industry tutor.

Additionally, all Finalists will be invited to connect with collaborators during the festival at the Script Competition Networking Drinks event, a year of Raindance membership and complimentary accreditation to our festival.

All Semi-Finalists will receive a year of Raindance membership and a 50% discount to festival accreditation.

Ensuring opportunities are created across the board, Raindance is also proud to offer discounts (25%) on membership and festival accreditation to those placing Quarter-Finalist in the competition.

 

For a more detailed breakdown, please visit our competition page at www.raindance.org/script-competition/

Location: 
London
Deadline: 
10/July/2023

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Varies Per Category
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Love at First Like: A Valentine’s Day Short Film Competition

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Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, and in today’s digital age, love can come in many forms. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of our “Love at First Like” short film competition, a Valentine’s Day, digital love-themed competition that will be hosted on Instagram.

The theme of the competition is “Digital Love,” and we’re looking for original and creative one-minute films that explore the theme in any way you see fit. Whether it’s a romantic comedy about a couple who met online, a heart-wrenching drama about long-distance love, Ai-involved love, or something in between, we want to see what you can come up with.

How to Take Part:

1) Shoot a film following all these conditions:

  • It can’t be longer than 60 seconds
  • It must feature a Dutch angle
  • It must be centered around the theme: digital love

2) Post the completed film on Instagram, including @raindancefilmfestival and the hashtag #Loveatfirstlike

Note: Make sure your account is public so we can see your entry!

E.g.: Hey @raindancefilmfestival, here’s my #Loveatfirstlike 

Submissions close at midnight, 14 February.

3) The top 3 films will be reposted on our Instagram account for an audience vote on February 21st.

One entry per person.

Submissions under 60 seconds will be accepted, however, submissions over 60 seconds will be ineligible. Opening titles and closing credits are included in your runtime.

Prize Summary: 
Win a screening at Raindance, the UK's largest independent film festival
Prizes Details: 
  • 1st Place: 2x Raindance Film Festival 2023  Passes + your #Loveatfirstlike film will be screened at the festival
  • 2nd Place: £100 Raindance Course Voucher + Raindance Membership
  • 3rd place: 1 Raindance Membership
Location: 
London, UK
Deadline: 
14/February/2023

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