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April 12, 2012

Call for submissions: New Media 2012

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The trinidad+tobago film festival + ARC Magazine present

NEW MEDIA
21-28 September
Medulla Art Gallery, Trinidad

SUBMIT YOUR WORK
This is an open call from the trinidad+tobago film festival and ARC Magazine for all artists working in video art and experimental film to submit works to be included in the second annual New Media programme, supported by the Ministry of Arts & Multiculturalism of Trinidad & Tobago. Artists from the Caribbean and its diaspora, or artists who address these spaces in their work, are eligible to apply.

ABOUT NEW MEDIA
Avant garde and experimental film and video works have traditionally formed a part of the trinidad+tobago film festival. In 2011, the festival, in collaboration with ARC Magazine, presented New Media, a collection of ten artists’ works. These works explored a range of themes and issues, while pushing and blurring the boundaries between film and art. The 2012 edition of New Media will run for one week as part of the trinidad+tobago film festival, which takes place from 19 September to 02 October.

New Media highlights the burgeoning field of art that interrogates our contemporary experiences. Video art/experimental film has been at the forefront of contemporary art practices for the last four decades and during this time it is a medium and discipline that has continuously forged itself beside the advancements in technology and globalisation. It is now left up to the artist to determine the functionality of the medium and its new narrative(s). We welcome your engagements, concerns, conversations and wilds in order to establish a common ground and an expansive field of discourse where the present becomes a foundation for exploration, discovery and understanding.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All initial submissions should be made either in digital format (for example, via Dropbox, Yousendit, FTP, Vimeo or personal secure online link), or in NTSC DVD format.

Digital submissions should be sent to: newmedia@arcthemagazine.com

DVD submissions should be sent to:
Melanie Archer
Art Director
trinidad+tobago film festival
199 Belmont Circular Road
Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago

Submitted materials will not be returned.

THE DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS 15 MAY 2012. THIS DEADLINE WILL BE STRICTLY FOLLOWED.

About the trinidad+tobago film festival
Presented by Flow, the ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of films made in the Caribbean region, including Latin American countries in the Caribbean Basin; by Caribbean people of the diaspora; and by international filmmakers that reflect Caribbean culture and way of life both in the region and the diaspora. The ttff, which is in its seventh year, is held annually in September and receives leading sponsorship from RBC Royal Bank and bpTT, and supporting sponsorship from the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, the Tourism Development Corporation, the Tobago House of Assembly, the National Gas Company and the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism.
www.ttfilmfestival.com

About ARC Magazine
ARC Magazine is a non-profit publication launched in January of 2011 and seeks to fill a certain void by offering a critical platform for visual artists to present their work while fostering and developing critical dialogues and opportunities for crucial points of exchange. It is an online social space of interaction with a developed methodology of sharing information about contemporary practices, exhibitions, partnerships, and opportunities that are occurring in the Caribbean region and throughout its Diaspora. ARC Magazine is dedicated to showcasing artwork that encapsulates a pan-Caribbean focus while highlighting the lack of boundaries that now exist in the midst of the Internet and post information age. We are interested in promoting and underlining the current regional focus on sustainability for creative industries while engaging with a specified target audience, mostly comprised of emerging artists from the developing states and diaspora.
www.arcthemagazine.com






 
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2 Comments


  1. Hola! bonjour! Yes, oui, I'm interested in proposing a video art work at your festival! I'm a multimédia artist, mainly maiking installations, but the substance of the installation is video films. your can for instance look at this presentation on line of ameXica sKin, video interactive dispositive about crossing borders http://www.gigacircus.net/installations/amerika_skin/index.html and also one of the films shown in the installation on line Arizona sKin, http://www.gigacircus.net/blog/index.php?post/2009/10/01/Arizona-Skin. thanks for telling me if such works fit into your festival! I'm sylvie and email address is :
    temps.reel@gigacircus.net – gracias, merci, thanks.


  2. Melanie

    Thanks, Sylvie, for getting in touch. So sorry for the (very, very) late reply, but I just wanted to confirm that we do have you on our submissions list for New Media, and will let you know the status of your application in June. Any further questions, please feel free to email newmedia@arcthemagazine.com. Very best to you! M.



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