From: ben d (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 20 2007 - 00:50:50 PST
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Animated Bike-In II
Vancouver, CST, BC, Canada
August 16 (& perhaps 23), 2007 (after dark)
In a vacant-lot or squatted space.
Calling all animators working in experimental, documentary and narrative
forms. This coming August Hungry Ghost Cinema will present Vancouver’s
“Animated Bike-In II” in collaboration with the Programming in Illegality
Festival. The program will be approximately two hours (or four over two
days). We are open to all types of works, however our primary focus is on
the loose and ambiguous categories of experimental film and experimental
documentary work. The screening(s) will be by donation and we are unable to
promise artist fees at this time. We will be able to cover return postage
for film prints and tapes from outside the local area. In case of rain a
squatted indoor venue will be secured in advance.
We began with last August, when we presented an international animation
program in the vacant lot that once was Spartacus Books (311 W. Hastings),
which was squatted for the night. Over 120 people came for a night of
animated film and video with the location only announced the day of. It was
a success for an experimental animation program under any conditions, under
these circumstances an incredible one.
Like last time we are leaving venue announcements until the last minute, it
won’t disappoint, but we are beginning gathering submissions a bit earlier.
We are scouring the earth for experimental animations, which bring an
aesthetic and/or formal edge to cartoons. From cameraless film-works to
radical cgi we are open to it all (although partial to work on film).
This year we have partnered with PI2 (the Programming in Illegality
Festival) to become part of a larger umbrella of DIY illegalist projects.
This allows us to pay return postage on all prints and tapes, produce better
documentation of the festival and not lose so much money.
Submissions are due with a post-date of June 30, 2007 without submissions
Previews are accepted on vhs (ntsc), minidv (ntsc), dvd (any format). We are
unable to pay return postage on tapes or discs submitted for preview (if you
would like your preview material returned please enclose sufficient
Final screening formats will be Super 8, 8mm, 16mm, 35mm (hopefully), and
For further information and photos of last year contact:
or see the PI2 and Hungry Ghost Cinema website at a soon to be determined
Send all preview materials, artist statements, bios and/or proposals for
installation, performance or expanded cinema works to:
Hungry Ghost Cinema
Box 21627, 1424 Commercial Dr.
Vancouver, CST, BC.
V5L 5G3, Canada.
"It is a society, and not a technique, which has made the cinema like this.
It could have been historical examinations, theory, essay, memoirs. It could
have been the film I am making at this moment." -Guy Debord
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