Onion City Experimental Fest - Deadline Approaching!

From: programming (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 03 2006 - 17:05:47 PDT


Hi All,

Just over 3 weeks to enter the 18th Onion City Experimental Film and Video
Festival, presented by Chicago Filmmakers. If you want to enter but can not
make the April 28 deadline, be sure to contact me.

Reminder that there is no entry fee for International entries.

Patrick Friel
Chicago Filmmakers

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THE 18th ONION CITY EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
CALL FOR ENTRIES

***** Deadline: April 28, 2006!!! *****

Chicago Filmmakers announces the call for entries for the 18th Onion City
Experimental Film and Video Festival. Onion City will take place June
15-18, 2006.

Please read the festival regulations and entry procedures below. Contact us
if you have any questions or concerns.

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The 2005 Onion City festival presented 8 programs featuring more than 63
films and videos from 10 countries.

2005 Onion City Judges: Tom Gunning (film professor and author, University
of Chicago), Deborah Stratman (independent film/video/installation artist),
Bryan Wendorf (Festival Director, Chicago Underground Film Festival).

2005 Award Winners

FIRST PLACE: The Great Art of Knowing (2004, 37 mins., 16mm) by David
Gatten; SECOND PLACE: Let Me Count the Ways Minus 10, 9, 8, 7... (2004, 20
mins., video) by Leslie Thornton; THIRD PLACE: Black and White Trypps
Number One (2005, 6 mins., 16mm) by Ben Russell.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: SSHTOORRTY (aka SHORT STORY, 2005, 20 mins., video,
Canada) by Michael Snow; The Future Is Behind You (2004, 21 mins., video)
by Abigail Child; Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2003, 15 mins., 16mm) by Jonas
Mekas; My name is Paulo Leminski (2004, 4.5 mins., video, Brazil) by Cezar
Migliorin; come to see ya (2003, 16 mins., video) by Eric Saks; catalog
(2005, 10 mins., 16mm) by Stephanie Barber.

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THE 18th ONION CITY EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

Festival Dates: June 15-18, 2006

Regulations and Entry Procedures

Entry Deadline: April 28, 2006
Your film or video entry, accompanied by a signed entry form and entry fee
(for US entrants; free for international entrants) must arrive at our office
by 5:00 PM, April 28, 2006. Send to: Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark
St., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60640

Entry Form
Please fill out the entry form completely and sign it. A separate entry
form is required for each title. Feel free to photocopy the form for
additional entries.

Materials
In addition to your entry, please enclose a description or synopsis of your
entry along with a short biography for the film/video maker(s). We strongly
encourage you to include at least one photo still or digital image (or
indicate that these can be emailed or downloaded). Please also send any
press kits, reviews, or publicity materials you might have.

Entry Fee
US ENTRANTS: Please enclose a non-refundable entry fee (check or money
order in US Dollars only) for each entry, made payable to "Chicago
Filmmakers." $25 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry by the
same entrant.
 INTERNATIONAL ENTRANTS: Free (international entries are free due to the
much higher shipping costs and the excessive cost and hassle of getting
international money orders)

Eligibility
Any experimental works completed between 2003 and 2006 are eligible. No
length restrictions. Chicago premieres are preferred but not required.

Eligible Formats
Entries should be submitted for preview on 1/2" video cassette, either NTSC
or PAL, DVD (any region; NTSC or PAL; no DVD+RW) or Mini-DV (NTSC only);
contact C.F. if you prefer to submit film prints for preview. Acceptable
formats for exhibition include: FILM - 35mm, 16mm and Super-8mm; VIDEO - DVD
(no DVD+RW), Mini-DV (NTSC only), BetaSP (NTSC only), 1/2" (NTSC or PAL).
Foreign language work must be subtitled in English.

Confirmation
Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope or postcard if you wish to
receive confirmation that your entry has been received.

Authorization
By entering the festival, the entrant authorizes a public screening of the
work in the festival and agrees to provide an exhibition copy for the period
of the festival (June 15-18, 2006). Should the distribution rights for the
work change by the time the festival takes place, it is still the
responsibility of the entrant to provide an exhibition copy to the festival
without charge. Once a film/tape is submitted for entry, it may not be
withdrawn.

Notification
If your entry is accepted for exhibition you will be notified by May 12,
2006. If your entry is not accepted for exhibition you will be notified by
May 19, 2006.

Receipt of Exhibition Copy: May 26, 2006
If your entry is accepted for exhibition, your exhibition film or videotape
should arrive in our office by May 26, 2006. Please inform our office if
this will be a problem. Exhibition copies will be returned to the entrant
by July 7, 2006 unless we are requested in writing otherwise.
Transshipments of exhibition copies to other festivals must be requested in
writing.

Festival Prizes
The festival will award cash prizes to films and videos selected by our
jury.

Shipping
Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. Return shipping via
UPS or US Mail will be covered by the festival. Additional charges for
express shipping or transshipments to foreign film festivals must be paid by
the entrant or the recipient. The festival cannot accept nor assume
responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. All film
reels, cans, videotapes and cases must be labeled with the title of the
entry. Please do not use fiber filled shipping envelopes; fibers damage
videotapes and equipment.

International Shipping
Foreign entries must be shipped prepaid. Exhibition copies must be sent
directly to the festival office with all transportation charges, delivery
fees, and any duties or taxes prepaid by the shipper. The entrant will have
to bear financial responsibility in the event that the festival is charged
any brokerage fees. Please be sure to include all proper customs
documentation. We recommend that the following declaration be printed on
the outside of the package and on customs forms: TEMPORARY IMPORTATION
FOR FILM FESTIVAL EXHIBITION ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. Exhibition copies
will be returned to the entrant at the expense of the festival.

Contact Information
Chicago Filmmakers . Attn.: Onion City
5243 N. Clark Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago IL 60640

Phone: 773 293 1447 . Fax: 773 293 0575
Email: email suppressed
http://www.chicagofilmmakers.org

THE 18th ONION CITY EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

Title__________________________________________________

Director________________________________________________

Producer_______________________________________________

Country of Origin_________________________________________

Year of Release____________ Running Time________________

Entrant Name___________________________________________

Relationship to Entry______________________________________

Address_______________________________________________

City___________State____Zip________Country_______________

Phone - Day________________Eve__________________________

Fax__________________________________________________

email________________________________________________

Distributor or Print Source Contact (if different from entrant)

_____________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________

City____________State___Zip________Country_______________

Phone_____________________Fax_________________________

email_________________________________________________

Exhibition Format (circle one):

35mm 16mm Super-8mm Mini-DV (NTSC) BetaSP (NTSC) DVD

         1/2" NTSC 1/2" PAL

Sound: Optical Silent Mono Stereo Dolby

Aspect Ratio: ____________

Preview Format (circle one):

Video: NTSC 1/2" VHS PAL 1/2" VHS Mini-DV (NTSC) DVD

Film: (Please contact C.F. about this option)

Stills Enclosed (circle one):

Photo Digital File

If accepted, this festival screening will be a:

World Premiere U.S. Premiere Midwest Premiere Chicago Premiere

Please include a Brief Synopsis

Release Statement: I certify that I have read, understand, and do hereby
agree to be bound by Festival Regulations described herein, and that I have
the legal authority to submit this entry.

Signature_____________________________________________

Date__________________

For Office Use:

Entry #________Fee Encl.________Ack. Sent_______

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For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.