From: Patrick Friel (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 05 2010 - 13:03:29 PST
THE 22nd ONION CITY EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
CALL FOR ENTRIES (Films, Videos, and Installation Works)
Chicago Filmmakers announces the call for entries for The 22nd Onion City
Experimental Film and Video Festival. Onion City will take place June
Please read the festival regulations and entry procedures below. Contact
Festival Director and Programmer Patrick Friel at
email suppressed if you have any questions or concerns.
You can also enter (with a discount) through Withoutabox at
www.withoutabox.com <http://www.withoutabox.com> beginning in February.
Last year¹s Onion City festival presented 9 programs featuring more than 60
films, videos, and performance works from 13 countries.
The 2009 Judges were: jonCates (New Media Artist, Curator, and Instructor at
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Ted Hardin (Filmmaker and
Instructor at Columbia College Chicago), and Chi-Jang Yin (Videomaker and
Instructor at DePaul University).
2009 Award Winners
First Place: QUIVER by Robert Todd
Second Place: TO BE REGAINED by Zach Iannazzi
Third Place: BERNADETTE by Duncan Campbell
Honorable Mentions (alphabetical by title):
DIRTY GOGGLES OF PERCEPTION (LEFT AND RIGHT) by Joe Grimm
JOURNEY TO Q¹XTLAN by Peter Rose
KEMPINSKI by Neil Beloufa
THE PRESENTATION THEME by Jim Trainor
SAND SAGA by Shana Moulton
TRYPPS #6 (MALOBI) by Ben Russell
UNNAMED FILM by Naomi Uman
THE 22nd ONION CITY EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
Festival Dates: June 17-20, 2010
Regulations and Entry Procedures
Entry Deadline: April 9, 2010
Your film or video entry, accompanied by a signed entry form and entry fee
(for US entrants; free for international entrants) must arrive at our office
by 5:00 PM, April 9, 2010. Send to: Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St.,
2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60640.
Please fill out the entry form completely and sign it. A separate entry
form is required for each title.
In addition to your entry, please enclose a description or synopsis of your
entry along with a short biography for the film/video maker(s). We strongly
encourage you to include at least one digital image (or indicate that these
can be emailed or downloaded). Please also send any press kits, reviews, or
publicity materials you might have.
US ENTRANTS: Please enclose a non-refundable entry fee (check or money
order in US Dollars only) for each entry, made payable to "Chicago
Filmmakers." $25 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry by the
INTERNATIONAL ENTRANTS: Free (international entries are free due to the
much higher shipping costs and the excessive cost and hassle of getting
international money orders).
Any experimental works completed between 2007 and 2010 are eligible. No
length restrictions. Chicago premieres are highly preferred but not
Onion City will be considering a small selection of film, video, multimedia,
moving image, and other works for a possible gallery exhibition. These
definitions are broadly defined and can include works in other media related
to experimental cinema (in 2008 we included paper collage works by Lewis
Klahr based on his collage animations, for example). Please include complete
details on any installation submissions, including previews or
documentation, technical specifications, estimated shipping costs, special
materials required, etc. Note that there is no entry fee for installation
submissions, but all other entry regulations apply.
Entries should be submitted for preview on DVD (any region; NTSC or PAL; no
DVD+RW) or Mini-DV (NTSC only); contact Onion City if you prefer to submit
film prints for preview. Note: preview copies will NOT be returned (except
for film prints - contact Onion City before submitting film prints). If
your work is available online in a high quality streaming format, you can
also submit as a link instead of a DVD or Mini-DV tape. Note that if you
submit this way and are selected for the festival you may still have to send
a DVD or tape for promotional purposes and a proper exhibition format.
Acceptable formats for exhibition include: FILM - 35mm, 16mm and Super-8mm;
VIDEO - DVD (no DVD+RW), Mini-DV (NTSC only), and BetaSP (NTSC only). We
might be able to accommodate BluRay and/or Digital Files for exhibition if
either of these are your preferred exhibition format, you should also have
your work available in one of the other video formats. Foreign language work
must be subtitled in English.
By entering the festival, the entrant authorizes a public screening of the
work in the festival and agrees to provide an exhibition copy for the period
of the festival (June 17-20, 2010). Should the distribution rights for the
work change by the time the festival takes place, it is still the
responsibility of the entrant to provide an exhibition copy to the festival
without charge. Once a film/tape is submitted for entry, it may not be
withdrawn. Additionally, the entrant authorizes the festival to make copies
of their preview tape or DVD for press use.
If your entry is accepted for exhibition you will be notified by May 7,
2010. If your entry is not accepted for exhibition you will be notified by
May 14, 2010. These dates are approximate and may change.
Receipt of Exhibition Copy: May 21, 2010
If your entry is accepted for exhibition, your exhibition film or videotape
should arrive in our office by May 21, 2010. Please inform us if this will
be a problem. Exhibition copies will be returned to the entrant by July 9,
2010 unless we are requested in writing otherwise. Transshipments of
exhibition copies to other U.S. festivals must be requested in writing.
Onion City cannot transship to other international festivals.
The festival will award cash prizes to films and videos selected by our
Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. Return shipping via
UPS or US Mail will be covered by the festival. Additional charges for
express shipping or transshipments to foreign film festivals must be paid by
the entrant or the recipient. The festival cannot accept nor assume
responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. All film
reels, cans, videotapes and cases must be labeled with the title of the
entry. Please do not use fiber filled shipping envelopes; fibers damage
videotapes and equipment.
Foreign entries must be shipped prepaid. Exhibition copies must be sent
directly to the festival office with all transportation charges, delivery
fees, and any duties or taxes prepaid by the shipper. The entrant will have
to bear financial responsibility in the event that the festival is charged
any brokerage fees. Please be sure to include all proper customs
documentation. We recommend that the following declaration be printed on the
outside of the package and on customs forms: TEMPORARY IMPORTATION FOR
FILM FESTIVAL EXHIBITION ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. Exhibition copies will
be returned to the entrant at the expense of the festival.
Attn: Onion City
5243 N. Clark Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago IL 60640
Phone: (773) 293-1447 . Fax: (773) 293-0575
Email: email suppressed
THE 21st ONION CITY EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
Country of Origin_________________________________________
Year of Release____________ Running Time________________
Relationship to Entry______________________________________
Phone Day __________________Eve _________________ Cell ________________
Are you on MySpace / Facebook / Twitter / Flickr / other(s)
Is this film/video available online? No Yes URL
Distributor or Print Source Contact (if different from entrant)
Exhibition Format (circle all available ):
35mm 16mm Super-8mm Mini-DV (NTSC) BetaSP (NTSC) DVD
BluRay Digital File
Installation (no entry fee required for installation entries)
Sound: Optical Silent Mono Stereo
Film Aspect Ratio: ____________
Video Aspect Ratio: (circle one) 4:3 standard 16:9 standard
Other (specify) _________________
Preview Format (circle one):
Video: Mini-DV (NTSC) DVD Online at
Film: (Please contact Onion City about this option)
Still Images (circle one):
Digital Images Included Emailable if
Selected Online at:__________________________
If accepted, this festival screening will be a:
World Premiere North American Premiere U.S. Premiere Chicago
Please include a Brief Synopsis
Release Statement: I certify that I have read, understand, and do hereby
agree to be bound by Festival Regulations described herein, and that I have
the legal authority to submit this entry.
For Office Use:
Entry #________Fee Encl.________Ack. Sent_______
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.