The event has been developed by a core of 4 partners within Durham City: Gala Theatre and Cinema, Durham County Council Arts Team, Durham 2020 Vision and DCA (Durham City Arts). This will be the first event of its kind within the city and aims to showcase a range of exciting emerging and established artists’ work.
The event is an exploration of the use of film and video as a medium for creating artwork, for communication and for innovation. The event will spark debate about the role of film and video with art, and conversely the role of artists’ film within the wider film world.
The aims of Beyond Film are: o To provide a platform for new and emerging artists and film-makers to show their work within the public domain. o To develop and encourage an audience for experimental film and digital art within Durham and its environs. o To show a dynamic and exciting programme of film and digital artwork in an unusual setting.
The theme of this year’s festival is Journeys. This is a broad theme and can be interpreted in many ways, from a physical journey from place to place, to a spiritual or emotional journey.
We invite submissions for films relating to the festival theme, separated into three categories, as follows:
1. Young people (aged 16 – 21 years) 2. Recent Graduates (graduated in the last 5 years) 3. Professional Artists (graduated more than 5 years ago)
Film work must be submitted on DVD, and should not exceed 10 minutes in length. Along with your film work, please also include a statement (no more than 1 side of A4) about your work and a copy of your CV.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 31st October at 5pm.
Mark your submission ‘Beyond Film’ and send to:
Victoria Manifold, Film Development Officer Gala Theatre and Cinema Millennium Place Durham DH1 4TD
If you require us to return your submission, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope (with the correct postage, please).
Friday 31st October Deadline for submissions
Week of 3rd November Selection by Beyond Film steering group
Monday 10th November Selected artists informed
Saturday 22nd November BEYOND FILM EVENT Sunday 23rd November Screening of selected films from Young People, Recent Graduates and Professional Artists categories in Mobile Cinema
For further enquiries, contact Victoria Manifold: Email: (address suppressed) Telephone: 0191 332 4058
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <(address suppressed)>.