CSIF Call for Submissions

From: CSIF Programming (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 15 2009 - 13:15:47 PDT

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is seeking media
artworks for an outdoor screening project in September 2009. The CSIF
does not charge entry fees for submissions and pays artist fees for
all films selected for screening. More information below.
Melanie Wilmink

Melanie Wilmink, Programming Coordinator
Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF)
Bldg. J2, 2711 Battleford Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T3E 7L4
E: email suppressed
P: 403-205-4747
W:  http://www.csif.org
Championing independent filmmaking for 30 years and counting!    
Established in 1978, the CSIF is a member-driven cooperative that   
encourages and supports the production and exhibition of independent   
film.  The CSIF celebrates its 30th Anniversary in October 2008, so  
watch for events listed on the website!
CSIF is grateful for the involvement of its members, the network of   
artist-run cooperatives throughout Canada and for the financial   
assistance of its funders: The Canada Council for the Arts; The   
National Film Board; The Alberta Foundation for the Arts; Calgary Arts  
  Urbanity (deadline June 30, 2009)
As part of a collaborative exhibition with Truck Gallery, the CSIF  
invites media arts submissions based on the theme of Urbanity.  This  
project is intended to explore the facets of the city – as you define  
it.  In keeping with our mandate, works submitted should use celluloid  
in either the production or post production stage – Super 8, 16mm or  
35mm. This is an international call, open to any media artist working  
with film and urban themes.
This project coincides with a residency in Truck Gallery’s TR:AFICC  
(Temporary Residents; Artists For Innovative Contemporary Culture)  
Project – where an artist literally labors in the urban environment  
and their studio is the epitome of urban life: the vehicle.  The  
Camper (and the resident artist it encloses) will travel Calgary for  
the month of September, creating film-based work.  CSIF and Truck will  
host weekly screenings during that month, with a selection of works  
from this call.  Each night of screenings will take place in a  
different suburban location around the city and incorporate the  
guerilla, outdoor screening nature of the camper with the essence of  
this themed call.  Join us in exploring our city, your city and  
everything in between.
·       Media artworks with some use of celluloid (8mm, Super 8mm,  
16mm, 35mm)
·       Under 30min in length
·       Incorporate the theme of Urbanity in some way.
Please find Submissions forms at www.csif.org
To submit, send a DVD preview and the completed submission forms to:
The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers
Urbanity Call - c/o Melanie Wilmink
Bldg. J2, 2711 Battleford Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T3E 7L4
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.