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Call for Entries for the Festival of (In)appropriation


CALL FOR ENTRIES: Los Angeles Filmforum invites film and videomakers to take part in the 2009 FESTIVAL OF (IN)APPROPRIATION.

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

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 “(in)appropriation.”

• 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 ☺