[artinfo] Call for films for EMERGEANDSEE 2009

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Fri Jul 18 19:58:25 CEST 2008

// Short films wanted for:
// 1) EMERGEANDSEE Main Competition
// 2) EMERGEANDSEE "East-West" Special
// 3) Partner festival "Localize!"
// <http://submit.emergeandsee.org/> //

Dear friends of EMERGEANDSEE!

After a successful 2008 season with 30 marvellous 
short films and countless lovely international 
guests at our event, it is time to prepare for 

The festival will take place in February 2009, at 
our traditional home, the Berlin cinema 
Babylon:Mitte. We will again show the most 
thrilling short film art by filmmakers from all 
over the world. This year, we have established a 
new highlight: The "East-West" Special 
Competition, for films centered around this 
topic. And, of course, we still have our open 
Main Competition.

If you are a filmmaker: we would love to see your 
work submitted in one of these two festival 
categories. If you know filmmakers: tell them 
about us, so they can take their chances! As a 
third opportunity to  present your film to an 
interested audience, we're featuring the call 
for entries of our young partner festival 

The details:
1) The EMERGEANDSEE Main Competition:
Maximum film duration: 10min. For student filmmakers.
We're looking for innovative and clever young 
short films. Be they filmed, computer animated, 
hand drawn or whatever. Over the years 
EMERGEANDSEE has gained a reputation of showing 
the most interesting new ideas from design and 
film schools all over the world to an open-minded 
crowd at the cinema. Give your film the audience 
it deserves and submit it on 

2) The EMERGEANDSEE "East-West" Special Competition
Maximum film duration: 20min. For all young 
filmmakers (30 or younger, that is.)
In our world today the axis East-West gains new 
importance, but has numerous meanings. What this 
might mean is totally up to you. It might be the 
gap between Eastern and Western Germany, or in 
Europe, the two poles Eastern and Western states, 
the USA and the Arabic world..it is your idea and 
your point of view that matters. Tell us your 
story, get your opinion across to the 
EMERGEANDSEE visitors. We're awaiting your film 
on <http://submit.emergeandsee.org/>.

3) Localize!
This young festival will take place in October 
2008 for the first time. Their aim is to explore 
the topic of "home" in a short film competition. 
We thought this to be a rather good completion of 
EMERGEANDSEE and encourage all filmmakers to 
submit their work. Here's the call for entries:

Localize – The festival of home Potsdam, 22 – 24 
October 2008 Closing date: 31 August 2008
SOMEWHERE.” Vilém Flusser
ANNOUNCEMENT In the course of Localize- The 
festival of home we will set in an  expedition 
into the staircase by next autumn! We call on 
professional  and amateurish filmmakers, artists, 
students and interested people to  join in and 
give us an exceptional insight into the ordinary 
features of  their lives! Like cinematically 
realized observations of everyday life  in the 
proximate social environment, for example. We are 
looking for shortfilms which refocus on the 
apparent  implicitnesses of everyday life: Where 
is my home? How does it look like  there, in my 
flat, around the corner, in the environment 
close-by or far  away? Which problems, which 
moments of happiness are there? Is home the 
place where I am born or is it the one which I 
have chosen by myself? Is  home a place at all or 
is it the people with whom I feel at home? Is it 
possible to link the terms “everyday life” and 
“living space” with the  term “home”? What does 
home mean in times of globalisation? No matter i
  f your film is going to be highly professional 
or amateurish,  animated, documentary or 
fictional, we are interested in your individual 
view on your individual environment!
Closing date for sending in the films for the 
competition is 31 August,  2008. The films should 
not exceed 30 minutes in length. The chosen films 
for the festival will be shown from 22 – 24 
October, 2008 in the Potsdam  film museum. There 
will be a jury awarding the best films and prizes 
awarded worth up to *1000. You will find the set 
form for participation  as well as further 
information on www.heimatfestival.de
FESTIVAL Localize! – the festival of home is 
realised by students of the courses  European 
Media Studies and Cultural Studies of the 
University of Potsdam  with the collaboration of 
the Potsdam film museum.
We are looking forward to your contributions! 
Your Localize – Team www.heimatfestival.de

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