Call for Entries

From: Jaimie Baron (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 20 2009 - 14:09:38 PST

*********CALL FOR ENTRIES!*********


Press contact: Jaimie Baron at email suppressed


*Los Angeles Filmforum* invites film and videomakers to take part in the *2009

*WHO*: All film and videomakers
*WHAT*: Call for entries for the Festival of (In)appropriation
*WHEN*: Entries must be received by April 1, 2009.
*WHERE*: Send submissions to Jaimie Baron, 10480 National Blvd. #308, Los
Angeles, CA 90034
*PRESENTED BY*: Los Angeles Filmforum

Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, detournement, or
recycled cinema, the incorporation of previously shot materials into new
artworks is a practice that has generated novel juxtapositions of elements
which have produced new meanings and ideas that may not have been intended
by the original makers, that are, in other words "inappropriate." This act
of appropriation may produce revelation that leads viewers to reconsider the
relationship between past and present, here and there, intention and
subversion. Fortunately for our purposes, the past decade has seen the
emergence of a wealth of new sources for audiovisual materials that can be
appropriated into new works. In addition to official state and commercial
archives, vernacular archives, home movie collections, and digital archives
have provided fascinating source material that may be repurposed in such a
way as to give it new meanings and resonances.

Thus, Los Angeles Filmforum invites submissions for a Festival of
(In)appropriation, open to all works that appropriate film or video footage
and repurpose it in "inappropriate" ways. We will consider both films and
videos, including works that are made up entirely of found footage and those
that only use small segments of appropriated material. Particular
consideration will be given to films that repurpose materials in an
inventive way and to films that are under twenty minutes long. We will only
accept work finished in 2006 or later.

The Festival of (In)appropriation will take place in June 2009.
Curated by Jaimie Baron and Andrew Hall

• Submission deadline: April 1, 2009
• Please send all submissions in DVD format to: Jaimie Baron, 10480
National Blvd. #308, Los Angeles, CA 90034
• Submissions must be 20 minutes or less and must contain some form of
• Acceptable submission formats: DVD and VHS
• Acceptable exhibition formats: mini-DV, DV-Cam, 16mm film, 35mm film,
DVD (but discouraged, since DVD is not a reliable projection medium).
• Please include: title, filmmaker, running time, a 30-word or less
synopsis, and contact information (phone and email).
• No submission fee, but please send only good films ☺

Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization dedicated
to weekly screenings of experimental film and video art, documentaries, and
experimental animation.

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