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19 mar 2007



1. OPEN CALL: Video as Urban Condition

2. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Two merit scholarships
Working with Objects, Space and Video

3. OPEN CALL: Pocket Films Festival

4. OPEN CALL: Antimatter Underground Film Festival




1. Video as Urban Condition: how video shapes urban experience

The Video as Urban Condition "Video-pool" archive is a mobile collection of
moving images reflecting the mutability of video as it shifts between fact
and fiction, entertainment and persuasion, urban fantasy and reality-TV, art
and activism, surveillance and control.

The archive will be open to the public at Lentos Museum of Modern Art (in
Linz, Austria), 19 April-27 May 2007. The Video-pool installation will form
the environment and a constellation of points of reference for a series of
events on the themes "Public Space and Personal Media-politics", "Model
Cities, Wish Images and Playgrounds", "Voyeurism, (Self-)Control and TV".
Add your point of view!

We welcome your video contributions and compilations. Videos received before 19 April will take part in the Video-pool $1000 Prize Draw!

more about the project http://video-as.org/project
how to contribute http://video-as.org/videopool
upcoming events http://video-as.org/news
Lentos Museum http://www.lentos.at/en/index.asp


2. Two Merit Scholarships Available
Shaped Video: Working with Objects, Space and VideoCall for Applications: Two Merit Scholarships available for emerging or mid-career artists to take a
two-week course with artists E.G. Crichton and Susan Working at Anderson
Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. The course will take place
August 13-24, 2007.

These awards are designed to help artists interested in combining video with
objects and space. Students will learn about the technologies behind creating
embedded video works and video installation and will discuss a critical
context that informs these works. Scholarships include: Full tuition, lodging
and three meals a day for the duration of the course. Winning applicants must provide for their own travel and studio fees.

Concept: What happens when artists take the ephemeral medium of video and shape it within sculptural space? For over four decades artists have defied limitations of time and material through experiments with embedded monitors, shaped screens, and projections onto objects and/or within constructed spaces. In this workshop the investigation will continue with an emphasis on simple constructed shapes, altered found objects, planned camera work, and simple video editing. You may read a complete description online at www.andersonranch.org.

Course title: Shaped Video: Working with Objects, Space, and Video(P1123)
Dates: August 13 24, 2007
Location: Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen/Snowmass Colorado
Faculty: E.G. Crichton and Susan Working

E.G. Crichton is a professor of art at the University of California Santa Cruz
where she has taught courses in intermedia and digital imaging for 12 years.
Her work spans the mediums of video, photography, installation and
performance, with a special emphasis on collaboration. She has created public projects in New York, Philadelphia, Lancaster, England and throughout
California, and had solo exhibitions in Norway and California.

Susan Working is director of the wood program at Anderson Ranch. Previously a furniture designer and educator in San Francisco, she received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her current work focuses on combining wood with other media such as painting and digital media and on the collaborative process. www.susanworking.com

To apply: Send resume, examples of work, and a brief statement that answers the following questions: What is your current work about? Why do you want to take this course and how do you see it effecting your development as an artist? You may apply by mail or e-mail. Applications must be received by March 21, 2007.

E-mail applications to kconnerly@andersonranch.org mail to:
Attn: Susan Working/Krista Connerly
Re: Program Excellence Scholarship
Anderson Ranch Art Center
Post Office Box 5598/ 5263 Owl Creek Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, located 10 miles outside of Aspen Colorado, is an artists' community offering workshops and residencies. Anderson Ranch's wood program offers classes in furniture design, sculpture and woodturning. The newly expanded digital media program offers classes in video, digital imaging, animation, interactive media, and physical computing. Summer workshop faculty are professionals in their field and include nationally and internationally renowned artists. Residencies are also available for emerging artists wishing to experiment and establish new directions of growth in their work. Please contact wood program director Susan Working (sworking@andersonranch.org) or digital media program director Krista Connerly (kconnerly@andersonranch.org) with any questions


June 8, 9, 10, 2007 in Paris, France

The 3rd edition of the POCKET FILMS FESTIVAL is opening it’s call for entries worldwide. Shorts and features, fiction, documentaries, clips, experimental films - all types of films, exclusively shot with a cellular telephone, are now being accepted.

The selected films will be shown during the POCKET FILMS FESTIVAL on June 8, 9, 10, 2007 at the Georges Pompidou Center - the largest center for contemporary arts in Europe.

In 2005, the Forum des images launched the first edition of the POCKET FILMS FESTIVAL, a major event devoted to films made exclusively with cellular telephones. Our goal was to explore and initiate a better understanding of the impact of this new audio-visual tool, the video camera, included in the latest generation of mobile telephones. The first two editions of the POCKET FILMS FESTIVAL explored the creative uses of this tool and offered the presentation of new works by French video and graphic artists, writers, filmmakers, students of art and film schools and the general public, in major movie theaters. The Festival received more than 1,000 films which were made exclusively for the Festival, 200 of which were selected by a jury and screened at the Forum des images and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France. Many films have gone on to be shown in other international films festivals : Locarno, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Kiev and at the International Critic’s Week, at the Festival de Cannes.

The Forum des images is a major cultural institution in Paris, dedicated to the exploration of the relations between cinema, technologies and society through screenings, workshops, and the organisation of films festivals. The Forum des images is also a major French film archive with Paris as its theme.


For more information : www.festivalpocketfilms.fr


4. Antimatter Underground Film Festival

Sept 21-29, 2007 Victoria, BC, Canada

Entry Deadline: April 15/07 (early); May 31/07 (final).

Tenth annual international festival seeks imaginative, volatile, entertaining and critical films and videos. Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as art, Antimatter is the premier showcase of experimental cinema in the west, encompassing screenings, installations, performances and hybrid media experiments.

Criteria: Independent productions, completed after Jan 1/05. Any style or genre. Max 30 mins.
Formats: 16mm, Super 8, MiniDV, DVD, VHS.
Preview on DVD (NTSC/PAL) or VHS (NTSC/PAL).
Entry Fees: $10 (early); $20 (final).

Also accepting proposals for expanded cinema and media-based performance.

Contact: Antimatter, 636 Yates Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1L3
250 385 3327; info@antimatter.ws; www.antimatter.ws

Complete entry form is attached as a pdf file. Also available on our website at http://www.antimatter.ws
Antimatter Underground Film Festival
636 Yates Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1L3
(250) 385-3327 info@antimatter.ws


5. 2007 Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival Call for Entries now open

Organized by the Museum’s Public Program Division in the Department
of Education, the Festival will be held in November 2007.

SUBMISSION DATES: Now-May 31, 2007

ELIGIBILITY: The Festival only considers documentary films and videos,
including shorts, experimental non-fiction films, animated non-
fiction, and “new media” non-fiction. Production year must be 2005-2007. No resubmissions.


PREVIEW FORMATS: 1/2” VHS (Clearly mark NTSC or PAL on the tape)
or DVD (Multi-zone or Zone 1, North American only)

For more information: http://www.amnh.org/mead



The Margaret Mead Traveling Festival is now available for booking. This year, program themes include worker rights in China, Mexican-American
migration, protecting international journalists, the intelligent design
debate, and more.

The Traveling Festival is comprised of six thematic programs, each
program approximately between 1.5 and 2 hrs, depending on length of films. Venues have the option of renting a full package (six programs, $1800) or a half-package (three programs, $900); this includes background and promotional information on titles, still images, preview videos for publicity purposes, and a guide for conducting film festivals and screenings. The presentation format is in video, in either VHS or DVD.

The Traveling Festival can be rented for a weekend marathon or for up to
six weeks.

If you are interested in hosting the Traveling Festival, or have any
questions, please contact travelfest@amnh.org.
Info is available on our website: www.amnh.org/mead


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