Call for works

From: Peter Oleksik (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 22 2006 - 12:06:22 PDT

Blur + Sharpen Call for Submissions

Blur + Sharpen is a monthly screening series at the University of
California, dedicated to showcasing recent, experimental digital media
that hovers at the intersection of design, motion graphics, animation

We are currently seeking submissions for our 2006/2007 season, which
will feature a series of theme-driven programs of short work. We
seek projects that are relevant to these general themes:

Text: for a show highlighting the pleasures of reading, we seek
videos or
graphics pieces based primarily on text, or that incorporate text in
interesting ways.

Submission deadline: September 20

Horror: projects rife with blood, guts and/or psychological mayhem are
sought for a program of experimental and short work that grapples
with horror, disgust and repulsion.
Submission deadline: October 20

Remix: we believe that creativity always builds on the past and
culture should not always be for sale to the highest bidder. Show us
what happens when you rip, mix, mash and burn your way through the
ideas, images and sounds of media culture.
Submission deadline: October 30

Blur+Sharpen was founded in 2001 and is currently sponsored by the
for Multimedia Literacy at USC’s School of Cinema-Television. The
series is
co-curated by Steve Anderson, Peter Oleksik and Holly Willis and is
free and
open to the public.

Please submit work on DVD, NTSC miniDV or VHS to:


Institute for Multimedia Literacy

University of Southern California

746 W. Adams Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049


There is no fee to submit work to Blur+Sharpen. If you would like to
have your submission returned, please include a
postage-paid, self-addressed envelope.

Please include the following information with your submission:

Name of creator(s)

Street address

City, State & Zip




Running Time

Year of completion

For additional information, please visit: http://

Questions may be directed to Steve Anderson <email suppressed> or
Peter Oleksik <email suppressed>

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