Interference Festival - Freedom of Form 2017 - VIDEO CONTEST
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The Call for Entries titled Interference Festival - Freedom of Form 2017 is now open!
CALL FOR ENTRIES - As part of the Interference Festival 2017, the Interference Foundation is hosting an open visual communication, Video Contest , called Freedom of Form, opened for visual works in different categories and it aims to recognise outstanding short visual productions, both commercial and non-commercial.
The main aim of this Video Contest is to select the best, the most aesthetically and creatively outstanding short visual works. Another aim is to collect works representing a broad spectrum of visual projects for presentation at the festival. The contest also aims to facilitate the presentation and promotion of young artists’ work.
An Audience prize and a Special prize for lifetime achievement and exceptional aesthetic sensitivity will also be awarded.
Entries are accepted in the following competition categories:
• Found Footage [max 5 mins] - a film compilation in which already existing film material by other authors is used as a quotation to form a new film work. The idea of found footage is to create an original work having an exceptional visual value. A list of source material must be presented.
Substantive criteria: professional filmmaking level, creativity of approach to this type of visual form, authorial character of artistic expression, creating new meanings on the basis of existing visual material.
• Music Video [max 10 mins] - an authorial film form accompanying a music piece and relating to its content, a creative and original dialogue between two fields of art (music and the visual form).
Substantive criteria: professional filmmaking level, creativity of approach to this type of visual form, authorial character of artistic expression, exceptional visual value based on high quality photography, montage, composition.
• Creative Advertising Piece [max 10 mins] - a film form promoting and presenting a commercial product, directed at mass audiences, and conveying market information about this product.
Substantive criteria: professional filmmaking level, authorial character of artistic expression, creativity of approach to this type of visual form, innovative visual solutions, outstanding concept.
• Experimental Short Visual Form [max 8 mins] - film / video art / animation on any theme, produced in any style, exhibiting characteristics of innovativeness and artistic experiment.
Substantive criteria: professional filmmaking level, authorial character of artistic expression, creativity of approach to this type of visual form, experimental character on the level of technique or/and content, innovative production or post-production technologies.
Every entity / person is allowed to enter 3 works maximum, with the proviso that every work is submitted to a different category. It is not possible to enter the same work in more than 1 category.
To works created in different language than Polish or English, Polish or English subtitles should be insterted.
Only entry works made in 2015-2017 will be considered.
Jury is comprised of notable members of cultural and artistic milieu and Polish media. The Interference Festival is held in the city of Gdańsk, in Poland on 20th-21st October 2017, and the official announcement of the winners will take place during the Prize-Giving Ceremony on 21st October 2017.
There is no entry fee for this competition!
It's free to enter!
Who can enter?
This contest is addressed to individual authors as well as companies, legal persons, organisations, institutions, and artist collectives.
The best works in each competition category will earn a Grand Prix Award of 2,500 Polish złoty – almost $700 US. All nominated works, to be announced until 17 September 2017, will be screened during the Interference Festival in October 2017.
For all further informations about the Interference Festival - Freedom of Form 2017 or to submit your works visit the following official website: