[artinfo] Microcinema International - 2006 Call for Works
stephanie at microcinema.com
Wed Jan 11 11:57:32 CET 2006
Independent Exposure 2006 - Call For Works
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An international touring exhibition of moving image art
Presented by Microcinema International
Curators: Microcinema International
Judges: Addictive TV (United Kingdom)
Deadline: Must be Received by March 31, 2006
Grand Prize: Panasonic AG-DVX100A 1/3" 3-CCD 24P/30P/60i DV Cinema Camera
More information write: submissions at microcinema.com
On-line call: www.microcinema.com/index/call2006
Independent Exposure 2006
An Ongoing Microcinema Screening Program of International Short Films,
Videos and Digital Works
Independent Exposure is based in San Francisco and Houston. The
program, held continuously since 1996, has presented the short moving
image works of over 1500 artists from all over the world. Beyond the
San Francisco and Houston screenings, Independent Exposure tours many
worldwide venues, in many places where independent films are rarely
screened. Independent Exposure has been presented hundreds of times in
43 countries plus Palestine and Antarctica and a base camp on Mt.
2006 is the ELEVENTH season.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
For our Independent Exposure 2006 compilation series we accept short
video, film and digital media submissions of 15 minutes or less and
are currently looking for narrative, humorous, dramatic, animation,
documentary, experimental, alternative, avant-garde, music videos,
erotic, gay/lesbian, and underground works of all genres and styles.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES and CHECKLIST see our Submission FAQ
see the Submission Checklist at www.micrcinema.com/index/checklist
You must fill out the online form found here:
www.microcinema.com/submissionform.php (for all calls).
FEES: US$5.00 payable by check (made out to Microcinema
International), money or credit card/Paypal online. Please send check
with submission or PAY ONLINE at
Please send us your screeners on VHS, CD, miniDV, or DVD, readable on PC.
PAL or NTSC accepted for screeners.
For exhibition we will require works on mini-DV or unauthored DVD
(mpeg, avi, or mov files only). MiniDV PAL or NTSC OK. Unauthored data
files must be in NTSC.
Must be 15 minutes or less, including all titles...NO EXCEPTIONS.
A brief synopsis of the work(s) and a short biography of the artists
of up to 50 words maximum is also requested. Still .jpeg or .gif (PC
formatted) should be included on a CD along with biographical
materials and synopses.
Please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard that we will send
back to you as indication of reception of your film.
ALL SUBMITTED ITEMS (papers, DVDs, tapes, cards, etc) MUST HAVE THE
ARTIST NAME, NAME OF THE WORK, AND CONTACT INFORMATION PRINTED CLEARLY.
Deadline: March 31, 2006 (must be received at the address below)
Please mail all submissions to:
Independent Exposure 2006
c/o Microcinema International
1528 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006
Please address all inquiries to:
Stephanie Martz, Associate Curator
submissions at microcinema.com
SCREENINGS AND AWARDS:
The Microcinema Curatorial Team of Joel S. Bachar, Patrick
Kwiatkowski, and Stephanie Martz will curate 5 programs (approximately
60 minutes in length) that will then tour throughout 2006 and early
2007. Each program premieres at our "home Microcinema" in San
Francisco at 111 Minna Gallery.
Selected artists receive a US$50 honorarium and will be eligible for
our awards program.
Addictive TV to judge Independent Exposure 2006, Curate "best-of",
Panasonic Grand Prize
We are also pleased to announce our collaboration with Panasonic
Broadcast. For our 2006 Independent Exposure season, a grand prize
will be awarded to a filmmaker selected by United Kingdom audiovisual
artists and VJs ADDICTIVE TV www.addictive.com. The grand prize will
be a Panasonic AG-DVX100A 1/3" 3-CCD 24P/30P/60i DV Cinema Camera.
Other prizes will be announced at a later date.
Addictive TV will curate a "Best of Independent Exposure 2006" which
will then screen in San Francisco in fall of 2006. Addictive TV will
also select a grand prizewinner.
Winners will be selected and notified by September 1, 2006.
TERMS see Full Terms
Upon acceptance, practitioners will be awarded a $50 honorarium.
Artists will be contacted by Microcinema International regarding the
exposure of works through festival exhibition, online screenings,
promotional materials, and on print media (prints/catalogues) for
gallery showings. All filmmakers agree, when submitting, that they
have secured the necessary rights to screen the works in this touring
festival, and that Microcinema is granted a non-exclusive 3-year
license to screen work(s) at any one of Microcinema's
Independent Exposure 2006 or Mobile Exposure 2006 screening tours and
Microcinema's on-line festival website as well as on
www.microcinema.com and www.independentexposure.com for promotional,
archival and other non-commercial uses). All artists retain copyrights.
About Addictive TV www.addictive.com
"If there ever was a truly groundbreaking bunch of guys in the VJ
world, it's certainly this lot" said DJ Magazine, voting Addictive TV
number one in their first ever worldwide VJ poll in 2004. The London
based group of DJs, VJs and producers have been championing the art of
the VJ and pushing it into mainstream media for a decade now.
Performing internationally, crisscrossing the art and club worlds,
Addictive TV have played at venues from the Pompidou Centre in Paris
and the roof of the National Theatre in London to Tokyo superclub
Ageha and the UK's Glastonbury Festival. Recent audiovisual
performances include the 2005 Roskilde festival in front 20,000
people. and Sven Vath's amazing Cocoon Club in Frankfurt, using 25
projectors. And as VJs, in the past the guys have mixed live visual
sets for artists including Howie B, Andrew Weatherall, Goldie and
On the flipside, producing for television, Addictive TV were the first
to put VJs on TV back in 1998 with their Transambient series for
Channel 4(UK), and in the last five years have produced four seasons
of the ITV1 music series Mixmasters, commissioning over 300 artists
worldwide including many of the best names in electronic music from
Miss Kittin and DJ Spooky, to Plump DJs and Derrick Carter plus a
whole host of international VJs. In 1999, they set up what is
acknowledged as the worlds first VJfocused DVD label, releasing
compilation DVD albums fusing music and visuals releases include
Audiovisualize, cult classic in the genre Transambient and the
This year, Addictive TV judged the VJ category at the 2005 Diesel
UMusic Awards, the Radio 1/BBC archive Superstar VJs competition and
DJ Magazine's TScan Awards. Also in 2005, the team broke new ground
organising the sellout music and visuals hybrid festival Optronica at
the National Film Theatre and bfi London IMAX cinema the first
festival dedicated to the audiovisual genre plus the first time the
IMAX venue has been used for live performances in such a way.
Currently Addictive TV are working on the Rapture Riders video
mashup for EMI, remixing Blondie Vs The Doors, for release in November
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