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8th nodoCCS Video Festival CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Open Call 2022
8th Festival video nodoCCS
Abre 22 Septiembre 2022
Cierra 22 Octubre 2022

Video as art opens portals to other realities and to the experiences of others.

The 8th nodoCCS Video Festival returns to its on-site proposal in the city of Caracas, reaffirming its intention to "sustain and inhabit spaces" to generate encounters in a fragmented world.

The experience of the past years inspired us to go beyond the exhibition space and expand the physical locations of our projections, to generate global dynamics, new ways of collaborating and above all to articulate our work to this new reality.

This year's program will feature new dynamics of selection and arrangement of the works, exploring the metaphor of the portal as a curatorial form through which, on the one hand, we try to get in touch with specific modes of experience, histories, communities and world-building practices, and, on the other hand, we reflect on the preconditions, thresholds, regulation and the fundamental function of video as a gateway to other realities. In thinking about video as a portal and world-building practice, questions of access and exclusion must inevitably be addressed. What creates permeability? Who is addressed? Who has access and how is access governed? And who possesses the material and immaterial resources to be able to create portals and the worlds behind them in the first place?

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Caracas Venezuela
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22/October/2022

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Soil: The Critical Zone

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2022-10-01 - 2022-10-30

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This residency is available to one person/project. You may apply as a pair or an individual.

terra (n.)
Latin, "earth," from the Proto-Indo-European root *ters- which means "to dry."

SOIL is 2022 NAHR’s focus. Fellows will explore the critical function of soil from a range of natural, ecological, social, political and ecosystem perspectives, and reflect on the impacts of soil health and soil degradation.

More than 75% of the earth’s soil is substantially depleted, while the remaining 25% is of inestimable value. (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Report from 2018)

Soil is alive. It is a critical zone just beneath our feet. It is foundational for entire ecosystems, impacting rural and urban environments. Soil is composed of several layers called horizons that interact with each other,  a composition of a dynamic and rich fabric of life and organic matter. Soil is a living system bursting with microbes, fungi, insects, worms, other invertebrates, and more, which collectively determine its complex biodiversity. This complex, dynamic, and transformative assembly establishes the chemical and structural composition of the soil and impacts what is likely to thrive. These layers of materials and organisms make up a fragile ecosystem that is in jeopardy by unsustainable use patterns, urbanization, industrial food production, contamination, and ignorant disregard.

Soil builds and shapes cultures. Over millennia, soil conditions have supported and erased civilizations, restructured entire social compacts, been a determinant of the architecture of inhabitation, impacted artistic, ritual, and religious practices, and been crucial to the narratives of societies - their triumphs and conflicts as seen through their territories. Soil can be framed as an indicator of the future, and as a key component of the historical chronicle. How cultures interact with soil affects the entire animal/plant/water cycle, the structure of social and political systems, and the narratives of the future.

NAHR is looking forward to receiving proposals that reflect creative and critical approaches to investigating soil as a dynamic and resilient ecosystem, and as a critical element which can provide a regenerative lens for the future. The goal is to chart paths that will transform the actions of the exploitative anthropocene into a sympoiesis conducive to life - like the soil itself.

Santa Ynez

The Santa Ynez Valley is north of Santa Barbara in an inland valley, with rolling California mountains rimming heavily cultivated farmland. The Santa Ynez Mountains are on the south, the San Rafael Mountains on the north, with the Santa Ynez River running from east to west.

From a geological point of view, the consolidated rocks of the Tertiary age compose the surrounding hills. These consolidated rocks are marine in origin and consist of relatively impermeable fine-grained deposits. In addition, there are unconsolidated deposits of Pliocene and younger aged material, made chiefly of sand, gravel, silt, and clay.

The Valley’s soil varies with respect to the underlying geologic material. Soils underlain by consolidated deposits tend to be clayey loams, whereas soils underlain by unconsolidated deposits are typically sandy loams (Hydrologic Consultants, Inc., 1997). Both soils have formed from similar parent material, as the unconsolidated deposits are sourced from the erosion, transport, and deposition of the underlying and surrounding consolidated deposits (shales and sandstones) that comprise the surrounding mountains and hills (Upson and Thomasson, 1951; Hydrologic Consultants, Inc., 1997).

Ecologically, the River provides a rich habitat for various endangered birds. The lower Santa Ynez River supports a large and little-known population of Southwestern Willow Flycatchers (Empidonax traillii extimus). Golden Eagle is always sighted in the summer, and the oak savannah supports grassland birds, including wintering raptors (Buteo regalis).

The vegetation consists mainly of brush interspersed with chaparral, live oak, and grassland. The native flora of the Valley is understood to be naturally renewed by fire, such as Adenostoma fasciculatum which produces a specialized lignotuber underground that allow it to resprout after fire has off burned its stems.

The soil in the Valley is well suited to the cultivation of certain grapes, and the well-established viticulture economy has resulted in extensive research on the soil. The farmland is mostly planted with wine grapes and the Valley is known for its wineries. The agriculture also includes significant groves of olive trees and fruit trees. The farms are typically small to medium sized. There is also a notable community of horse owners and equine-serving businesses. The Valley attracts visitors who come to experience a typical California viticulture landscape, taste and purchase wine, visit the small towns, and enjoy the temperate climate. As such, the Valley is a particularly rich context for reflecting on soil health and systems for soil renewal.

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Refugio Road Ranch (r3), Santa Ynez, California
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10/August/2022
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Call for entries! Motion State Dance Film Series

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Motion State Dance Films Series, is the only year-long, traveling short dance film festival in New England devoted to showcasing the diversity of contemporary creative voices exploring the medium of choreography for the camera.

By taking the festival "on the road" and into non-traditional film venues, such as art galleries, music halls, performing arts theatres, and university classrooms, Motion State seeks to expose the films and film makers to new audiences.

Motion State Arts is a non-profit organization based in Providence, RI. MSA produces the Motion State Dance Film Series, Playing Favorites, Motion State Dance Festival, and Small Moves, Big Picture.

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05/August/2022

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$25
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Alternative Night of Experimental Film

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After three successful screening events attended by wonderful creators, the Alternative Night of Experimental Film is back - once again inviting submissions of short experimental films and moving image works that will compose the programme for an informal screening in an alternative music venue in Kingston upon Thames, London. 

We are particularly interested in works by emerging filmmakers and artists based in London; the aim of the event is to create a platform for conversation and networking for those who are exploring the alternative creative paths through experimental cinema. 

This will be the platform's final screening instalment (for now) and we're so excited to welcome moving image enthusiasts of all kinds to a night of immersive films and engaging conversations. The screening date is scheduled for Friday 3 June 2022.

Theme : EXPERIENCE 

In open and imaginative interpretations we ask for films to be engaged with definitions of the word. Below are some examples:

1. direct observation of or participation in events as a basis of knowledge
2. something personally encountered, undergone, or lived through
3. the conscious events that make up an individual life
4. the events that make up the conscious past of a community or nation or humankind generally
5. the act or process of directly perceiving events or reality

We are looking to present a programme comprising of diverse voices and original visions. 

We are aware of limitations of access and challenges of both the film industry and the art world, and our mission is to support the emerging talent in the field of moving image as a multidisciplinary endeavour, creating a community that provides space for growth and mutual encouragement. 

Our event will include a screening, artists' talks, and a space for informal networking opportunities for filmmakers, moving image and sound artists, musicians. Everyone welcome. 

 

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Films should be no longer than 15 minutes.

We encourage submissions from students, recent graduates, or those without formal film education.

Films have to be in English language or be subtitled in English. All films with dialogue are asked to provide a subtitle file.

Films should be produced after January 2019.

Currently we will prioritise submissions from filmmakers based in London who will be able to attend the screening event. 

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This is a non-competitive showcase of the best recent short experimental films with informal networking opportunities.

Deadline: 
30/April/2022

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£5.00
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Altered Images

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Altered images is a spontaneous space for experimental film production, videoart, installations and live music. The festival aims to showcase silent or sound movies that are open to a sound reinterpretation.
Our showcase is open to artists all around the world whose works have an experimental and innovative character.
Its goal is to create forthcoming events of live music, projections and art installations where people can enjoy the show in a relaxed and friendly environment. We’re looking for brave and risky filmmakers, who enjoy exploring the sounds and the different touch other artists can provide to their images.
One of our key priorities is to look after the chosen videos that will be showcased as well as after the artists behind them. Not only by inviting them to attend the event, whenever possible, but also by providing them with a complete feedback.

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Get your movie or video showcased at Altered Images and benefit from the diffusion of the event in different social media.
We will promote all the works exhibited to engage with the largest possible audience and to create a network between different artists and audiences. This will be made through our platform.

Deadline: 
14/September/2022

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3 GBP Early Bird; 5 GBP Standard fee
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Superpresent Magazine - Winter Issue (Vol.2, No.1)

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Superpresent (superpresent.org) is seeking submissions of visual art, film, poetry, essays and short stories for its Winter Issue.

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01/December/2021

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