Future Films: Mobile Media Shorts Open Call

Deadline: May 15, 2010
(lower submission fee for entries received by April 3, 2010)
Date of screening: September 8-11, 2010 at SF Shorts and September 16-19, 2010 at the 01SJ Biennial
Prize: $500 cash award for top selection and a selection of shorts will be screened in the 01SJ Future Films theater

Under the theme Build Your Own World, the 3rd 01SJ Biennial will take place September 16-19, 2010 in San Jose, CA. One of the main platforms of the 01SJ Biennial is Future Films, a program dedicated to presenting a broad range of innovative work in the realm of the moving image, from short films to feature length presentations. In 2008, the program included a selection of machinima, animations, DIY Hollywood productions, micro cinema, Second Life vignettes, mash ups, and fan films from around the world.

Filmmaking is essentially world building, and mobile media constitute a new set of tools to build this world. For the 2010 01SJ Biennial we are collaborating with SF Shorts: San Francisco International Festival of Short Films to issue an open call for 5-minute shorts interpreting the theme Build Your Own World that were shot using a cell phone, flip video camcorder, or other mobile media device. You can interpret this theme literally or figuratively, seriously or humorously to envision how mobile technology can contribute to positive social change.

Selected films will be featured at both SF Shorts and the 2010 01SJ Biennial. A cash prize is available for top selection. At the 01SJ Biennial, a selection of mobile media shorts will be screened in the Empire Drive-In, the main screening venue for the 01SJ Future Films program that will be created by artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark out of recycled automobiles. Additional information about the 2008 Future Films program is available here

Download the pdf with more information about the open call here

More information about deadline, entry fees, and submission guidelines is available here*

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*Please note that online submissions are being accepted through the website Withoutabox, you must create a free login in order to submit a film.