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LACDA Call for Experimental Shorts and Video Art

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art & Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles

Jurors:
Greg Ptacek, Co-Director Downtown Film Festival L.A.
Rex Bruce, Director L.A. Center for Digital Art
Henry Priest, Co-Director Downtown Film Festival L.A.

Deadline for Entries: Monday June 17, 2013

Winners Announced: Monday June 24, 2013

Run of Exhibit and Screen Dates: July 11-14, 2013
in conjunction with Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles

Reception for the artists: Thursday July 11, 7-9pm
in conjunction with Downtown Art Walk

Two Categories:
Screening or Exhibit

Screening
at Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles

“Fast Film: Here and Gone in Sixty Seconds”

Call for 60 Second Video Shorts open to all Los Angeles and L.A. vicinity artists and filmmakers.
120 Official Selections!

Description:
Each moment is sandwiched between the past, which is fixed in our memories in important personal and historical narratives now “gone,” and the future which we can determine by our actions in the present by constructive social agency in the “here.” Each of two one hour screenings will explore the vast array of what the “here” and “gone” can connote in experimental film as it pushes the envelope of possibilities into the future. Entrants will indicate “Here” or “Gone” as the chosen screening for their submission(s).

Acceptable work:
Video based art of any kind, digital animation, algorithmic art, performance, digitized film, or computer generated motion visuals of all types that are intended for screening in a theatrical enviromment. With or without sound are both acceptable. Winning videos will require high resolution upload of .mov file with 2 seconds of black leader in and out for a toatal of 64 seconds. 60 second film length includes titles and optional ending credits of no more than five seconds. Filmmaker name(s) must be included in either Title or credit portion of film.

Exhibit
at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

“Time Loops: Meaning in Motion”

International Call for Looping Video Art, open to all geographical locations.
Unlimited Official Selections!

Description:
For over half a century artists have been exploring moving image artwork that generates meaning through motion. This exhibit will explore ideas generated by this time-based genre that is sometimes social and political or may often address the relations between science and art. As well the exhibit seeks to expand the nuances of video art as a form that engnders endless variations of thoughtful visual culture that stimulates our individual and collective minds.

Acceptable work:
Video based art of any kind, digital animation, algorithmic art, performance, digitized film, or computer generated motion visuals of all types that are in played in repeated loops intended for gallery exhibition are acceptable. No maximum length. With or without sound are both acceptable. No titles or credits. Wall label information will be provided for exhibit with title and artist(s) information, including year and short description of work. Winning videos will require high resolution upload of .mov file.

Entry Fees:
Entry fee is $20 per video, no limit on number of videos that can be submitted. Separate $20 fee for each additional entry. Artists may submit to both categories, separate $20 registration fee required for each entry in their respective categories.

For more information and to register visit: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html

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