[artinfo] Call for Submissions

MadCat Women's Film Festival info at madcatfilmfestival.org
Mon Jan 5 14:15:31 CET 2009

The 13th Annual MadCat Women¹s International Film Festival seeks innovative
films and videos directed or co-directed by women. Past featured filmmakers
include: Gunvor Nelson, Patty Chang, Jennifer Reeves, Yoko Ono, Jacqueline
Goss, Sally Potter, Su Friedrich, Naomi Uman, and the list goes on. The
Festival accepts films of all genres and lengths that are produced any year.
Please help us spread the word ‹ MadCat is looking for avant-garde and
independent works now. Unlike many other women¹s fests MadCat does not focus
on traditionally defined ³women¹s issues² but looks for films that
challenges the use of sound and image and explores notions of visual
storytelling. The Festival screens: experimental works, animation,
documentary, essay films, silent films and more.

Our final deadline is January 25 but don¹t wait. SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSION
TODAY and tell your filmmaking friends.

Below is an entry form and guidelines. Please read through our guidelines
thoroughly as some things have changed. More information can be downloaded
at our web site http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org including an entry form
and FAQ. We are also registered on Withoutabox.com.
MadCat Women's International Film Festival
10 South Portland Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 US

P. 415 436-9523
E. abendov at madcatfilmfestival.org
W. www.madcatfilmfestival.org

Screening the best films by women directors from around the world

12th Annual MadCat Women¹s International Film Festival

Entry Form 2009 Tour
The MadCat Women¹s International Film Festival was founded in 1996 to
exhibit provocative and visionary works that are original in their use of
the medium. MadCat is committed to showcasing women directors who challenge
the use of sound and image and explore notions of visual story telling.
MadCat sets itself apart from other women's festivals by curating its
programs thematically and thus accepting a range of films about many
different issues. By providing a dedicated exhibition venue MadCat
encourages women and girls to take creative control behind the camera,
increasing visibility and opportunity for women in the arts.
MadCat accepts submissions for a national touring program. The Festival
curates approximately 12 programs of films and videos to tour around the
country to universities, art houses, museums and microcinemas. The tour
takes place each Fall.
This is an exciting year of change at MadCat. We are transforming from an
annual event to an expanded seasonal touring Festival. As always we will
continue to seek out and show the best avant-garde work by women directors
everywhere. The 2009 touring Festival will offer all our wonderful programs
to more venues across the country. The new schedule for the open call for
submissions is now exclusively for touring works, which will be selected by
May 1, 2009, for a national tour to begin in the fall of 2009. The expanded
tour will reach audiences at venues around the country. Past venues include:
Anthology Film Archives, Brown University, Harn Museum of Art, Harvard Film
Archive, PRATT, the RISD Museum of Art, and University of Michigan, among
MadCat accepts films and video of all lengths and genres: experimental,
narrative, documentary, animation, collage and whatever else you can think
of. The Festival also accepts pieces produced in any year. MadCat¹s only
parameter is that the films and videos are directed by or co-directed by

Late Bird Deadline: Jan 25, 2009
Send your submission in today
ENTRY FORM: Please fill out and sign the MadCat Submission Form. A separate
form is required for each film submitted. Feel free to photocopy this form
or download a copy from our web site at http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org
<http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org/> . Please email us your full name,
contact information and film title AND include a hard copy with your preview
tape. You may fill in the fields in the form below and print this page from
your web browser, or you may download and print a version of the form in
Adobe Acrobat .pdf, or Microsoft Word.

PREVIEW FORMATS: VHS 1/2" NTSC or PAL; DVD formats. Please check your DVD¹s
EXHIBITION FORMATS: 35mm, 16mm, Super8, BetaSP, Mini DV, DVD.
ENTRY FEE: $15-40 per entry, sliding scale. Please pay what you can afford.
Please make checks payable to MadCat Film Festival. Please send a separate
fee per entry. International entrants may disregard the fee.
 MadCat Film Festival, 10 South Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 USA
NOTIFICATION May 2009 via email. Please be sure MadCat¹s email address does
not get caught in your spam filter. For entrants who include a Self
Addressed Stamped Envelope MadCat will include a letter in your package. Due
to the high volume of submissions MadCat cannot confirm receipt of entries
without a Self Addressed Stamped Post Card. Please do not call or write to
check on your submission.
Please Check MadCat¹s complete Guidelines and FAQ sheet on our web site at
http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org <http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org/>
before submitting your work.

13th Annual MadCat Women¹s International Film Festival
Submission Form

Early Bird Deadline: Nov 17, 2008

Late Bird Deadline: Jan 25, 2009
Send your submission in today
Please Print Clearly. Fill in the appropriate fields, print the form and
mail with your video submission to: MadCat Film Festival 10 South Portland
Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Director: _______________________________________________________________

Entrant/Production Company: ______________________________________________

Address Line 1: __________________________________________________________

Address Line 2: __________________________________________________________

City: _______________________________ State or Province:

Postal Code: _________________________ Country: ___________________________

Mobile:___________ Fax: _________________ Email: __________________________

Work Phone: _________________________ Home Phone: ________________________

Title of Film/Video: _______________________________________________________

Brief Description (2 or 3 sentences. Do NOT write ³See attached². Fill this
in here.): ___ 




Original Format (The format(s) your piece was shot on): ? 35mmb    ?16mm?

? Digital Beta    ? BetaSP      ? Mini DV  ? CD     ? 3/4²       ? SVHS
? VHS 

(Please remember Preview Tapes are different and are VHS or DVD.)

Exhibition Format(s): ? 35mm        ? 16mm          ? Super8 ? BetaSP    ?
Mini DV   ? DVD

Sight and Sound:                      ? b/w           ? color          ?
silent           ? sound

                              Aspect Ratio for 35mm films:

Running Time:____ Year Completed: _____ Country of Production: ___________

Genre(s): ? Experimental ? Documentary ? Animation ? Narrative ? Other

Have you screened at MadCat before? ? YES     ? NO

Is your film directed or co-directed by a woman? ? YES      ? NO

Would this be a premiere of any kind? Don¹t forget to include a list of
previous screenings with your submission!


If we didn't track you down how did you hear about MadCat? (Please be
specific, include the name of the person or institution you were referred


MadCat Film Festival 10 South Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 USA

MadCat Film Festival Submission Form Page 2
Demographic information about the Director. Check all that apply (optional):
This information does not affect the selection process and will not be made
? Black ? Hispanic ? Asian or Pacific Islander ? American Indian or Alaskan
Native ? Caucasian 

? Something Else   

Submission Checklist. READ THIS it is IMPORTANT!
?   Please read the MadCat Guidelines before submitting your film or video.
Entrants are also encouraged to read our Frequently Asked Questions page
before contacting MadCat with questions. These can be accessed at
?   Fill out this Submission Form Clearly and Completely. Send us a hard
copy. Also EMAIL us your full name, contact information and film title to
info at madcatfilmfestival.org.
?   Include a VHS or DVD preview copy of your submission. Please label
submissions with title of film/video, entrants name, address, phone and
email address.
?   Do not send your submission in a fiber filled envelope. The dust from
these packages damages VCR¹s and other tapes.  Under no circumstances will
MadCat accept submissions mailed in fiber filled envelopes
?   A one page or less description of your film or video.  This is in
addition to the 2 to 3 sentences MadCat requests. Also include a
?   A self addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials
returned! Please do not use a meter machine to pay for postage.  No office
pick-up permitted.
?   A self addressed stamped postcard if you would like confirmation of
receipt of your entry (no calls please).
?   Complete list of screenings (if any).
?   Publicity Materials and stills (optional).
I hereby allow the MadCat Women's International Film Festival ("MadCat") to
preview my film/video. By signing this document I pledge that I hold the
rights to this film/video and have the right to distribute this material to
MadCat. I understand that once submitted my entry cannot be withdrawn. I
confirm that this film/video is directed or co-directed by a woman. I
understand that MadCat, although they take every precaution, cannot be held
responsible for loss or damage of submission materials. If accepted MadCat
reserves the right to keep this preview tape for the MadCat Archives. I
understand that only submissions with a self-addressed stamped envelope will
be returned. If accepted I expressly grant MadCat the royalty-free,
irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to exhibit my film or video and
to use, reproduce, publish, translate, and exhibit any and all publicity
materials related to the film, including but not limited to stills, press
releases, bios, and trailers, in whole or in part, without limitation to
territory, and/or to include said publicity materials with other works in
any form, media, or technology.

MadCat Film Festival 10 South Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 USA

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