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Ageing from Existence

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projektado collective is opening for video contributions to its latest project ‘Ageing from existence’. Open to everyone, professional or amateur, and driven by an experimental and collaborative approach to audiovisual communication, this project is an opportunity to delve into a shared and unpredictable process.

All video submissions will be used in the final piece, as long as they don’t infringe any of our platform’s guidelines* and relate to the topic explored in this open call.

‘Ageing from existence’ is not a project about death, or the idea of material transformation in time. Instead, our attention is on what is thrown away too soon; on people, practices and ideas that have been consumed by the aura of perceived obsolescence too often placed on socially significant parts of our lives. With the aim of shedding light on what, even when still living, active, meaningful, useful, is ignored from existence.

We see this in people and social activities, in the lack of intergenerational spaces and practices, in the segregation of the ageing population, in the inadequate support systems available to this demographic group that is rapidly growing but is still treated as a minority, in a longevity revolution that is happening but is not recognised.

We also experience these phenomena in the material world around us, with more and more of it falling into disuse due to external factors, rather than its intrinsic ability to last and function: technologies made ‘obsolete’ by an ever changing market obsessed with novelty and ‘innovation’; clothing, music, art, systems of communication that remain associated and relegated to socio-cultural contexts of the past; contents and media that are rapidly buried under the incessant production of more things to read, see, hear, know, experience; ideas, cultures, heritages that struggle to be heard in the chaotic and forgetful world of today.

This project aims to explore this urgent topic through storytelling. We will adopt an experimental and collaborative approach to content curation and visual communication to tell the stories of things, bodies and notions from an array of geographical and historical contexts. We are embarking on a challenge to assemble stories told through diverse perspectives and formats, and transform them into a coherent narrative.

We are asking for video submissions, of any format, length (min. 5 seconds), quality, or style. Submissions can be film, animation, phone videos, or any other media that can be displayed in video format.

Contributions should be made with the consideration of the collaborative and experimental nature of the project. To create a unique storytelling experience, an incremental curating process will be undertaken by the collective, where videos will be cut, edited and combined with each other, towards a unified whole.

 

*You may not submit content that: infringes any third party’s copyrights or other rights; is pornographic or promotes a sexual service; promotes or supports defamation, harassment or abuse; promotes or supports hateful or discriminatory practices; exploits or endangers minors; promotes or encourages self-harm or suicide; depicts unlawful real-world acts of extreme violence and brutality, sexualized violence, including rape, torture, and humiliation, or extreme violence towards animals; promotes unlawful or dubious money-making schemes, proposes an unlawful transaction, or uses deceptive marketing practices; conveys misleading information about socially and historically significant events, or false claims about public-health.

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01/August/2022

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Picture This

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Picture This is a global competition that encourages creative video projects championing the protection and preservation of the environment. Set up to reward creatives interpreting environmental and social concerns of our time, Picture This calls all video-makers to raise awareness and inspire action for the planet. 

 

If you are an independent video-maker, animator, part of a collective or video production company – large or small – we want to see your projects! 

Enter your 1 minute video responding to the 2022 brief, The Time to Act is Now! Winning entries will be showcased on the Sony Picture Television network, at the Picture This Festival and events held by the United National Foundation and the World Photography Organisation - plus more! 

Prize Summary: 
$1000
Prizes Details: 

Grand Prize Winner

$1,000 cash prize 

Consultation with Sony Pictures Television Creative Executives 

Post-production session with Sony Pictures Creative team

International Distribution across a variety of platforms including but not limited to:

Translated in multiple languages

Formatted for social media, digital distribution, and television platforms 

Screened at 

Picture This Festival

World Photography Organisation event

United Nations Foundation event

A range of Sony digital imaging kit 

Aired on Sony Picture Television Network

Dedicated global press and media campaign 

 

Honorable Mention

Up to two runners-up 

$1,000 cash prize

Consultation with Sony Pictures Television Creative Executives 

Post-production session with Sony Pictures Creative team

Screened at 

Picture This Festival

World Photography Organisation event

United Nations Foundation event

A range of Sony digital imaging kit 

Dedicated global press and media campaign 

 

Finalists

Up to 10 entrants 

Promoted on the World Photography Organisation website social channels 

A range of Sony digital imaging kit 

Deadline: 
05/July/2022

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TRANSITION – International Open Call for analogue photography

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Fotogalerie Friedrichshain and analogueNOW! are pleased to announce their first curatorial collaboration, and invite film photographers and artists working with analogue techniques to participate in their upcoming international group exhibition on the theme « Transition ».

Either individual or collective, social or environmental, gradual or brutal, unexpected or chosen, a transition can be defined as a process of change, from a beforeness to an afterwards. Transitions can happen on different levels simultaneously: for example, while climate change is a complex transition, its effects can be observed in different places, contexts and scales. Similarly, social evolutions are reflected in personal lives, and vice versa an individual’s experience of change can pave the way to a larger process. 

If the notion of transition is inherent in all forms of life, our present days seem to be characterized by an acceleration of history, so that some transitions once only observable with the distance of time now seem to be perceptible on the scale of a human’s lifetime. This exhibition is intended as a moment of deceleration, a breath necessary to think about recent and ongoing transitions.

The exhibition will showcase analogue photography projects focused on narrating change, capturing development or decline, and witnessing or challenging the turn of events. We give the topic free for interpretation and welcome other readings of the theme. The submitted projects should be recent: either ongoing or completed in the past 5 years maximum. Long-term projects started years ago and recently completed (within the past 5 years) or still ongoing are accepted. In this sense, works that are based on archival material can be submitted.

 

Exhibition dates: September 2. 2022 – October 14. 2022

 

Location: 
Fotogalerie Friedrichshain Helsingforser Pl. 1 10243 Berlin Germany
Deadline: 
30/June/2022
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International Portrait Film Festival

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IPFF is on the path towards its third edition in 2022. Once again, we will celebrate short portrait cinema and art with the potential to explore, educate, and transform.

A portrait is an image heavy with meaning. Multilayered and multifaceted, it has a visual, psychological, material, emotional and spiritual dimension.

Unravelled in art, the painted, the literary, the photographic portrait is often perceived by the human mind as a still frozen in time. But, in fact, it has already undergone a transformation. From its true origin, through the consciousness that revives the brush, the quill and the lens, to the semblance that begins its life on the canvas and on the page. Imitation and repetition, but with endless potential for future metamorphoses.

The film portrait, too, is captured in time. It is not motionless - literally and metaphorically. The cinematographic portrait is a soul in the form of light encountering the canvas of the white screen. The portrait is a trace. And a sign. A secret. A reverie.

FOCUS

The portrait is the focus of the films that will be screened at the IPFF. We are looking for cinematic portraits of a person, of a group of people, of objects, or of something invisible, but substantial. Portraits of the self and even of an abstract idea.

AIM

IPFF aspires to bring together artists and viewers who sincerely long for enrichment with art, intellectual discussion, and an experience of cinema through a new prism - that of the portrait film.

CHARACTER

IPFF is a hybrid event and platform. A symbiosis of intriguing live encounters and memorable virtual experiences. The interweaving of portrait cinema from around the world and debates, lectures, and masterclasses.

SPIRIT

IPFF is for those profoundly needing art and excitement. And for the ones in search of their catharsis. For the unafraid to stare at the screen even when it is empty. For those hungry for experimental viewpoints. For those forever in love with cinema, caught in its loop.

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IPFF welcomes a wide specter of films and filmmakers: students, professionals, from low budget to big-scale productions, alternative and independent films by individuals and by collectives or institutions.

Prizes Details: 

The awarded films in each category are determined by an international jury of professionals with impressive accomplishments in their respected fields: film practitioners, academics, film critics, culturologists, authors, journalists. Presenting their different points of view, they distinguish the best films among the Official Selection of the festival.

IPFF will award the best portrait creations with:

The grand prize IPFF 2022 - MAYA Award
- An invitation to the IPFF festival days in 2023 
- specially made copper statuette
- digital laurels ‘Maya Award IPFF 2022’

Award for the most wonderful portrait creation in each category
- specially made copper statuette
- digital laurels ‘International Portrait Film Festival - Most Wonderful Film Award’

IPFF also presents a special award for a Film Dedication about the contribution of a person or about a cause aiming towards a brighter and better world
- specially made copper statuette
- digital laurels ‘International Portrait Film Festival - Film Dedication Award’

Digital laurels ‘International Portrait Film Festival - Official Selection’ for all selected films.

Deadline: 
25/August/2022

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10.50 - 18 USD
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OPEN CALL FOR FILMS: 9th Student International Film Festival

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STIFF – Student International Film Festival is now calling on all student and debutant filmmakers to submit their films for the 9th festival edition which will take place from 24th to 27th of November 2022 in Rijeka, Croatia.

Works entering the competition program must be original, student-created films or debutant films of all genres: fiction, documentary, animation, and experimental films. All the works need to be up to 60 min in length and completed after the 1st of January 2020. 

The films must be in English or with English subtitles and must be submitted via FilmFreeway platform. The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 30th, 2022.

STIFF festival accepts films of all genres and themes, however, special attention will be given to the films corresponding to the festival topic which is “Play”. Through this topic, we aim to explore human activities that are not rooted in pragmatism. We are looking at the act of playing as a spontaneous and freeing activity. A world of possibility that has yet its own set of rules.

How much are we allowed to play in our everyday lives and who writes the rules? What are the games we play as adults – do they restrain or liberate us? Do we go around the rules as we make love, films, and as we make new encounters? What do these creations say about us? Our wish is to reaffirm the seriousness of play as a tool for learning about ourselves and the world, simultaneously prioritizing creativity and pleasure.

 

Prizes Details: 

The festival jury will award Best Fiction Film, Best Documentary, and Best Animated Film while our audiences will award one film of their choice. Special mentions might be given to the outstanding talents from the fields of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, sound design and score composing.

Deadline: 
20/June/2022

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hungry eyes festival 2022

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hungry eyes festival -  a festival at the intersection of film, performance and installation art // 26. - 28. August 2022 // Gießen, Germany

For its fifth edition, hungry eyes festival is once again looking for artistic works that situate themselves at the intersection of film, performance and installation art and question film in an interdisciplinary way. This year, hungry eyes festival will again take place in the urban exhibition space KiZ (Kultur im Zentrum) and pose the question of how cinematic works can relate to, as well as challenge that space. A program consisting of several short film series, performative and installative works will explore what constitutes the medium film and how cinematographic elements and working methods can be translated into other media. What can cinematic work mean in the context of installation art and performances if it does not only mean the playing of audiovisual clips? To what extent can also a short film address its own form and play with performative elements? By which means does film become a field of experimentation that expands its own concept and practice in an interdisciplinary approach?

We would like to ask and investigate together to what extent film can set political or social impulses, how films or projections can intervene in real existing space, which presumptions about (cinematic) aesthetics can be turned upside down, or in which relation the repeatable two-dimensional film stands to the performance emerging in the moment and both in turn to the installation work intervening in space and unlimited in time.
From a ballet of overhead projectors, an exhibition with flip-books to a silent movie screening with virtual reality glasses – everything is possible.

More Info about the Open Call and the festival on our website.

Deadline: 
15/February/2022

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