The Curator and Ruminate Magazine are pleased to host a competition for contemporary artists who create work with moving images. Submissions will be considered on a competitive basis first by a selection panel and then final jury process.
We invite submissions in two categories: Short Film and Video/ or alternative Time-based media.
Submissions are open to any theme, subject, or concept. The only requirement is that work be intended or designed for presentation through digital video projection.
The winner in each category will receive:
- Their work posted on both Ruminate Magazine & Curator’s websites
- Publication of still images from their work in Ruminate Magazine’s Winter 2013 or Spring 2014 issue
- Screening of their work at the CURATOR International Arts Movement (IAM) conference in NYC, October 3rd-5th, 2013.
- $250 cash prize
Deadline: August 1, 2013
Entry Fee: $18
Media and video artists from all over the world are invited to submit their works for the second danubeVIDEOARTfestival that will be held in October 2013 in Stadtkino Grein (upper Austria).
There is no theme, but the work(s) must be defined as videoart by the artist. There will be a first price of € 1.000. Deadline is 31st of August 2013 (postmarked). Please read the regulations first.
The 25th Onion City Experimental Film And Video Festival
Call for entries
Deadline: July 19, 2013
Chicago Filmmakers announces the call for entries for The 25th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival. Onion City will take place September 5-8, 2013.
Onion City is one of the premiere international festivals exclusively devoted to experimental film and video. Onion City was founded in the 1980's by the Experimental Film Coalition and run by them for many years. Chicago Filmmakers assumed responsibility for the festival in 2001, and expanded the size and opened it up to video work as well as film. It is generally 8-10 programs over four days and features roughly 60-70 works from around the world. Aside from the competition programs, there are occasional special presentations of new or old films of note or guest presentations. Screenings take place at Chicago Filmmakers and other venues around mid-June.
The mission of Onion City is to provide local and regional audiences with an opportunity to view a wide variety of contemporary experimental works, focused on artistic excellence but also with an eye towards representing differing styles, forms, and nationalities.
5th Cairo Video Festival
Video Art & Experimental films
Call for entries. Deadline: June 30, 2013
Medrar for Contemporary Art is sending out an open Call for Submission to the Fifth Cairo Video Festival hosted in Medrar’s space in September 2013.
The 19th edition of veteran film festival Media City begins next week (May 21-25, Windsor, Ontario) with an opening night featuring performances by CCMC (Michael Snow, John Oswald and Al Mattes) and avant-noise band Wolf Eyes. A selection of Super 8 and 16mm films by Saul Levine, who will also be part of the jury, and the Canadian premiere of James Benning's new film Stemple Pass are among its many highlights.
The core of the festival is its competition programme, that in this edition features nearly fifty films and videos by artists such as Bruce McClure, David Gatten, Jeannette Muñoz, Kevin Jerome Everson, Mary Helena Clark, Stephen Connolly, Johann Lurf, Robert Todd and Nick Collins, to name just a few.
VIDEO ART ATTACK!
May 23 2013
Fratersplein 7, 9000 Gent; Belgium
During this VIDEO ART ATTACK! in CAMPO Victoria we present you a mash up video expo with some extraordinary names like Bill Viola, Paul McCarthy, Nicolas Provost, emerging Belgian and international video violence.
The Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film Festival will presents us an exotic film program.
Next you will also see a live movie in one single shot from Kristian Van Der Heyden, the R.I.P.O.F. Bleching as well as exotic and hot videowork from the archive of the Kula Lumpur Experimental filmfestival.
On Thursday, 23th of May 2013, we transform the theater studios of CAMPO victoria into a multi media blast of cinema, video and performance!
This would be a one-day exhibition, a mash up of contrasting video works to bring a wide concept of video art to the audience. Jonas Mekas and Ken Jacobs are sympathizing with our organization with some of their video work. Other names are Nicolas Provost, David O’Reilly, Peter Van der Es, Joeri De Mulder, Noe Kidder, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, Bill Viola, Myo Van Stenis, ...
One Minute Volume 7
Deadline June 7 2013
Call for artists' moving image, duration: 1 minute, for: One Minute Volume 7
One Minute vol.6 included works by Kelvin Brown, The Gluts, Paulo Menezes, Michael Szpakowski, Eleni Xintaras, Leister/Harris, Emily Richardson, My Name Is Scot, Chris Paul Daniels, Alex Pearl, Lumiere et Son, Gordon Dawson, Helen Judge, Michael Woody, Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker, Marty St. James, Janine Schneider, Steven Ball, Tina Keane, Katherine Meynell, Gary Peploe, Nicki Rolls, Priya Sundram, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Louisa Minkin and Alex Shady, Kerry Baldry, Barbara Rosenthal, Riccardo Iacono, Esther Johnson, Stuart Pound, Martin Pickles, Juan Zamora, Ron Diorio, Guy Sherwin, Lynn Loo, Edwin Rostron, Martin Pickles, Rose Butler.
Back To Landscape
As part of the 1st International Festival Of Short Movies About Painting Arts "Erarta MOTION PICTURES"
Saturday, March 30 2013, 20h
Line 29th, 2 Vasilyevsky island, Saint-Petersburg 199106, Russia
Curated by Xavier G.Puerto
After the appearance of Giorgione’s “La Tempesta” in 1506, the importance of landscape grew. It occupied the centre of compositions and became a key topic of consideration for the history of painting in recent centuries, reaching its pinnacle with the German proto-Romantic movement “Sturm und Drang” and the British painters of the 19th Century.
But this huge popularity prompted a use and abuse of the topic, and tastes changed with the arrival of the Novecento (20th.). The new art of the century, cinematography, made its final bet on fiction, setting landscape to a decorative function. When painting, its original and main field of action, underwent the rise of abstraction, it seemed the last nail in the coffin for what was now considered a kitsch topic. While some masters of cinema tried to place landscape at the centre of discussion their championing wasn’t enough for a seventh art which focused its attention on new techniques.
Right at the turn of the second millennium, with a wide development of different techniques and methods in filmmaking, stunning new special effects technologies, and the possibility of creating worlds from nowhere, artists have paradoxically decided to return to an ancient means of expressing themselves - not as the topic of their works in an intellectual manner but in transforming, manipulating, and retouching nature with new tools, taking the landscape as a concept for demonstrating all their capacities, and providing a new interpretation of a historic issue.
Take a seat, a program of more than an hour will bring us in a soft and rough trip. “Back to Landscape”, through different pieces, sees filmmakers employing unusual lenses, coordinated choreographies, barely real environments or new perspectives, considering whether landscape or cityscape a free field for experimentation and a testing place for new techniques and formal innovation.
VIDEOHOLICA 2013 Call for entries
Varna, Bulgaria, August 1-5 2013
Deadline: June 15 2013
VIDEOHOLICA Video Art Festival in Varna, Bulgaria starts the new open call for video art submissions for its 6th edition. The 6th VIDEOHOLICA will take place between 1st and 5th August 2013 in Varna, Bulgaria.
The theme of VIDEOHOLICA 2013 is [OUT OF FOCUS!].
The 6th VIDEOHOLICA edition pleads defocusing.
Visually, VIDEOHOLICA [OUT OF FOCUS!] pleads against the idling mainstream tendency “everything to be in focus” and against the luxurious advertising image, which is digitally improved and cleaned up from “mistakes”.
Creatively, VIDEOHOLICA [OUT OF FOCUS!] pleads for a creative approach, which doesn’t follow the convenient slant of the tendencies. It is that approach, which uses allegorical language and speaks about things without pointing them out, describes them between the lines without “focusing” the camera directly in a point.
Politically, VIDEOHOLICA [OUT OF FOCUS!] pleads those alternative views of the problems of today’s society, which are out of focus of the news, and which are not on the agenda of the political analysis of the global community.
VIDEOHOLICA [OUT OF FOCUS!] pleads that outburst of “creative insanity”, after which the world is not the same any more.
[OUT OF FOCUS!] is both “blur” and “fog”, but it is also beyond this.
This year's VIDEOHOLICA festival will be composed of the following sections: video art, short films and animation.
The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge
the festival for contemporary media and film
February 7 - 17, Naherholung Sternchen, behind the Kino International
U-Schillingstraße, Berolinastr. 7, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
[DL9], the 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the annual festival for contemporary media and film, is heading at you, faster than a bullet and with more power to knock you off your feet. Flights of fancy without (more than occasional) flights from sanity - just what the doctor ordered, antidote and overdose rolled into one. Films have come in from all over the globe, all shapes and sizes, to be trussed up into the neatest of packages and their fuses lit for the explosion. And snaking around it all, live music and performance art and a whole lot more. These eleven days dare you to miss them.
The Naherholung Sternchen, in-spot with cult appeal, will once again provide the stage for this melding of flickering visions and formidable visionaries... just behind the near-legendary Kino International near Alexanderplatz, eleven days waiting to shake your world. A truly one-off Berliner film-and-more experience. No sides drawn up - filmmaker and film-goer thrown together. No red carpet, but a yellow brick road into Wonder City.
Nine years can't be wrong. Believing is indeed seeing.