From: Adam Hyman (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jan 19 2011 - 22:45:29 PST


Los Angeles Filmforum invites film and videomakers to take part in the 2011
FESTIVAL OF (IN)APPROPRIATION. Please read all the details below.

WHO: All film and videomakers
WHAT: Call for entries for the Festival of (In)appropriation 2011
WHEN: Entries must be received by May 15, 2011
WHERE: Send submissions to Jaimie Baron, 950 Edgecliffe Dr. #5, Los Angeles,
CA 90026
PRESENTED BY:  Los Angeles Filmforum
CONTACT: Jaimie Baron: email suppressed

>From collage to hip-hop, remix to mash-up, détournement to machinima, the
appropriation of preexisting sounds and images has become integral to the
creation of new and provocative works of art – all the more so in the
digital era. Artists from diverse backgrounds are taking "found" sounds and
images and appropriating them into new works that fundamentally alter the
meaning and function of these found objects. The Festival of
(In)appropriation, now in its third year, plays on the notion of what an
"appropriate" use of a found sound and/or image may be. Since what is
considered appropriate always depends on context – being in the "right"
place at the "right" time – appropriation is by definition the art of the
inappropriate – being in the "wrong" place at the "wrong" time. Indeed,
every reuse is, in some way, a productive misuse – a misuse that we
celebrate! When films and videos tear materials from one (con)text and place
them in another, they question the limits of what is "appropriate" and
thereby open the doors to new ways of seeing, hearing, and thinking. At its
best, this act of (in)appropriation may produce revelation that leads
viewers to reconsider the relationship between past and present, here and
there, truth and lie, intention and subversion.

With that idea in mind, Los Angeles Filmforum invites submissions for the
2011 Festival of (In)appropriation! We are open to all works that
appropriate film or video footage and repurpose it in inventive 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. However, we will only accept films that include some
form of appropriation, that are under 20 minutes long, and that were
finished in 2009 or later.

The Festival of (In)appropriation will take place at Los Angeles Filmforum
in Fall 2011, specific date TBA.
Curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Andrew Hall.

•    Submission deadline: May 15, 2011
•    Please download and fill out the Submission Form
<http://festivalofinappropriation.org/?page_id=416> on our website and send
with your submission in DVD format to: Jaimie Baron, 950 Edgecliffe Dr. #5,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
•    Submissions must be 20 minutes or less and must contain some form of
•    Acceptable submission formats: DVD
•    Acceptable exhibition formats: mini-DV, DV-Cam, 16mm film, 35mm film,
Blu-Ray, DVD (but discouraged, since DVD is not a reliable projection
medium), Quicktime.mov file.
•    No submission fee, but please send only good films! :-)

For more information on the festival, please go to:

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

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