FLEX deadline approaching

From: Roger Beebe (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 26 2008 - 09:10:11 PDT


I just wanted to send out an email reminding you that the regular
entry deadline for submitting to FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/
Video Festival is fast approaching (Oct. 1). We've received a number
of great entries already, but I do want to encourage everyone to
submit. As further encouragement (beyond a mere prodding), let me
remind you that there is no entry fee for international entries or
festival alumni and that the entry fee for US entries is only $10.
(That jumps to $20 after the regular deadline passes.) We give out
awards, largely in cash, totaling more than $2000, if that's any
additional incentive to enter.

We do hope that you'll send in your work and that you'll encourage
others to do the same. I'm attaching our call for entries below.

Roger Beebe
Artistic Director
FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival


FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, is now accepting
submissions for its third biennial competitive festival taking place
February 17-22, 2009 in Gainesville, FL. The exclusive focus of the
festival is on experimental short media, but we encourage artists to
challenge us to rethink what “experimental” means. Work may draw on
documentary, animation, avant garde, underground, or other traditions
—-or no traditions at all. Cash and in-kind prizes will be awarded
in each of 4 categories (film/video, small/large). Previous jurors
have included Craig Baldwin, Naomi Uman, Mike Plante, and Tony
Gault. In addition, the festival has hosted numerous filmmakers
including Jim Trainor, Leighton Pierce, Deborah Stratman, Bill Brown,
Jim Finn, Robert Todd, and Scott Stark.

Entry form and guidelines available at <www.flexfest.org>. The
regular entry deadline is October 1, but we encourage early submission.

Entry Fee:

No entry fee for festival alumni or for international entries.

For US entries:
Regular--$10 (postmark by October 1)
Late--$20 (postmark by November 1)

Send entries to:

Box 12762
Gainesville, FL 32604

Questions? <email suppressed>

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