Entry deadline: May 20, 2013 Entry fee: No Festival dates: September 24-29, 2013 Website: www.25fps.hr
25 FPS Festival is organized by the 25 FPS Association for Audio-visual Research, Zagreb, Croatia. 25 FPS Festival screens independent and non-commercial films which innovatively explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art.
Studio Two Three's Film and Video series -Emerging Filmmakers-
The Studio Two Three Film + Video Series is now accepting submissions for our "Emerging Filmmakers" event. They are seeking submissions for short films and videos (under 20 minutes) from all genres. This is an open call that includes, fiction, documentary, narrative, found footage, animation, experimental, music videos etc.
Cary Cronenwett's (MFA3, Program in Film and Video) film For Flo has been selected for Outfest (Los Angeles) 2013.
Nick Flessa's (MFA 3, Film Directing Program) film circa 1995 just played at the Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio) 2013. His film Brighton was given a director citation by the Black Maria Film Festival 2013. Brighton was also selected for the 9th International Short Film Festival Detmold.
The SFFS Internship Program is a competitive educational opportunity offering on-the-job training and pre-professional skill building to emerging arts advocates, filmmakers and nonprofit professionals. SFFS interns gain valuable experience in a range of Film Society program areas, including marketing, publicity, programming, youth education, operations and more. They are now accepting applications for our Summer session, which runs from early June thru August.
Pearblossom Hwy directed by Mike Ott (MFA '05, Program in Film and Video), co-written with Atsuko Okatsuka (MFA 1, Program in Film and Video) was screened San Francisco International Film Festival 2012.
Justin Hogan's (Production/Safety Manager at The School of Film/Video) most recent short film, The Spirit Game, was accepted as a World Premiere at The Cannes Film Festival in the category "Not Short on Talent." The Spirit Game is based on the true story from the award-winning book We Hear The Dead. The film stars Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, American Mary), Liberty Ross (Snow White and the Huntsman, W.E.), Charles Shaugnessy (Mad Men, The Nanny), Gale Harold (Queer as Folk, Desperate Housewives) and award-winning singer Chantal Kreviazuk. The film will be screened on May 20th at 1:30 pm at Palais F. For more information visit www.thespiritgame.com
Making of The Spirit of the game
Adele Horne's (Faculty, Program in Film and Video) most recent film, Maintenance won the Images Prize at the Images Festival in Toronto. It is the grand prize of the festival, awarded in recognition of the Best Canadian Media Artwork.
Akosua Adoma Owusu's (MFA '08, Program in Film and Video / Art (Interschool)) short film Kwaku Ananse received the Best Short Film nomination at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. Her short film Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful won the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at Ann Arbor Film Festival. In March, the CinemAfrica Film Festival invited her to present a retrospective of her short films in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work has been celebrated by Huffington Post, including her in their "Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know" list.
Pearblossom Hwy directed by Mike Ott (MFA '05, Program in Film and Video), co-written with Atsuko Okatsuka (MFA 1, Program in Film and Video) was screened San Francisco International Film Festival 2013.
Kris Malkiewicz (Visiting Artist Spring 2013), Photo: Darrel Brett
How have your method or creative process changed throughout your career?
All human beings are changing with time, maturing as a person and being formed by environment. I feel that I became more relaxed about the form and more serious about the content.
How do you relate to the concept of experimentation?
Without experimentation we would be still in a cave. But I feel that experimentation just for experimentation's sake leads often to dubious results. It is useful to know the rules of your art really well, before you start breaking them. But then, breaking them can be fun and can lead to amazing new solutions.
Is there an artist or a piece of work that you repeatedly return to as a source of creativity or inspiration?
As my predominant interest in art is light, I am always deeply inspired by artists who intuitively understood the immense power of light, like the baroque painters (Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Velazquez), Cinematographers (Vittorio Storaro, Conrad Hall, Gordon Willis) or contemporary architects like Frank Gehry or Zaha Hadid.
Entry deadline: May 1, 2013 Entry fee: $45 Festival dates: October 16, 2013 - October 20, 2013. Website:http://santafeindependentfilmfestival.com/Festival_Info/Call_for_Interns/index.html
Santa Fe Independent Film Fest screens the most provocative independent films from all over the globe. Become a part of the fastest growing film fest in the southwest, in New Mexico's fastest growing industry. The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is geared towards expanding, inviting more filmmakers to expose their work through the festival; setting them up with a diverse audience, informative panels and unique
Toronto International Film Festival
Entry deadline: May 24, 2013 Festival dates: September 5-15, 2013 Website: http://tiff.net/
The Toronto International Film Festival is seeking submissions for its Wavelengths programme, now in its 13th year. Named for Michael Snow’s landmark 1967 film Wavelength, The Festival's avant-garde showcase is a unique forum for international film and video art hosted within the context of one of the world’s largest and busiest public film festivals. Prizing formal innovation and original expression, Wavelengths offers a thoughtfully curated selection of artist-made film and video presented in the cinema. Newly expanded as of last year’s edition, Wavelengths now runs for the duration of the Festival (September 5-15, 2013), with its core shorts programmes taking place during opening weekend.
Wavelengths is presently accepting new works (2012-2013), as well as recent restorations of seminal avant-garde films. North American premieres will be given precedence but are not required. Programming suggestions and referrals are equally welcome.
There is no official submission process for Wavelengths, no forms to fill out and no entry fee. However, please be sure to include clear contact information and a detailed description of the work.
All previews should be received by May 24, 2013 and sent directly to:
Wavelengths, TIFF Attention: Andréa Picard TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square 350 King Street West Toronto, ON M5V 3X5 CANADA
Our presentation formats include 16mm, 35mm, and various video formats, but sadly, no Super 8mm.
Please also contact us in advance if you prefer to send a film print for preview. Other than prints, previews will not be returned to the filmmaker unless they are picked up in person or the return shipping or postage is pre-arranged. If you cannot meet the deadline but have works in progress that you wish to have considered for this year's festival, please do not hesitate to be in touch.
Nijla Mu'min's (MFA2, Film Directing Program) first year film, TWO BODIES, will play in the 20th Annual Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles on Monday, February 13th at 4pm and Thursday, February 16th at 8:20pm, with a Q&A. PAFF showcases works by artists of the African Diaspora from February 9-20th at the RAVE Cinemas in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza: 4020 Marlton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. My film will be playing in the Shorts Program 8. The film features cinematography by Jason Georgiades (MFA2, Film Directing Program).