[artinfo] 2 open call opportunities

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Wed Feb 16 00:57:18 CET 2011

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2 open call opportunities from Freewaves:










Open Call by 


Freewaves, Self Help Graphics & Art and The East LA Society of Film and Arts (TELA SOFA)



Film, videos, activism and information on immigration



On April 30 and May 1, Freewaves, Self Help Graphics & Art and TELA SOFA are collaborating to present Dream + Act, a selection of visual art and activism focused on immigration as it relates to communities in Los Angeles and beyond. Through film, video and video installations, Dream + Act is an opportunity to express your vision and viewpoint on the realities of immigration and how it affects you. We aim to build a community of dialogue and bridge the cultural communities in Los Angeles and countries around the globe.

Submission Deadline:  March 12, 2011
In addition to providing encouragement for film and video makers and activists, this event seeks to promote deeper understanding of our diverse city by presenting a wide array of perspectives on the complex issue of immigration. The community will be able to interact with the filmmakers to further explore the issues addressed.


DREAM :: We believe art has the power to inspire, create new possibilities and broaden our perspectives so we can see our community through a different lens.


ACT :: Not content to dream only, together we aim to provoke thought and inspire solutions to the challenge of immigration in this countrya challenge shared by people throughout the world.


Share with us your experiences, perspectives and opinions through the media arts by submitting your videos and films.


Work by all ages and genres considered.


To submit your work, send a URL or a DVD to:


PO Box 226738

East Los Angeles, CA 90022

info at telasofa.org (mailto:info at telasofa.org)

Application materials will not be returned.




Due date:  3/12/11

Notice of Acceptance:  4/15/11

Screening dates: Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2011 (May Day!)



For Dream + Act, TELA SOFA is collaborating with Freewaves and Self Help Graphics & Art.


TELA SOFAs mission is to offer a venue for all interested filmmakers, first-time through professional, to explore issues affecting our world today while connecting them with the Hollywood film industry.


Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is a nationally recognized center for Latino arts that develops and nurtures artists in printmaking. SHG advances Latino art broadly through programming, exhibitions and outreach to diverse audiences in East Los Angeles and beyond and engages young and emerging artists from the community in all aspects of its activities.


Freewaves is dedicated to the creative exhibition of the most innovative and culturally relevant independent new media from around the world. Freewaves facilitates cross-cultural dialogues by inventing dynamic new media exhibition forms at experimental and established venues throughout Los Angeles.



Out the Window  ABOUT / IN / BY / LOS ANGELES


A reminder that we are accepting work for Out the Window through March 1. 


Freewaves is seeking two-minute artists-activists-storytellers' videos  about places in Los Angeles (home, street, hood) to show to I million  riders per day on all 2,200 Metro buses in L.A. County in June and  September-October, 2011. On Transit TV we will show animations,  documentaries, narratives and experimental videos about, by and in Los  Angeles.  Please see full open call here ( http://e2ma.net/go/6964756552/208468246/219657651/1408178/goto:http://www.freewavesopencall.org/ ).


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