[spectre] CALL FOR WORKS - Short Films about Architecture

Joel S. Bachar joel at microcinema.com
Sat Feb 21 17:19:44 CET 2004


Independent Exposure “Up in Smoke”

Short Film Screening Program Focusing on Architecture
Produced by Rice University and Microcinema International

More often than not, architecture is seen as a backdrop for action rather
than a participant in it.  "Independent Exposure  - Up in Smoke" calls for
original short moving image works of 15 minutes or less that explore
architecture as a central character through its catastrophic affect on its
surroundings.  By looking at all means of reinforcing, subverting,
documenting, building and destroying architecture of any form, scale, and
social level, this series hopes to expose architecture in a state of change.
All genres of work will be considered.

A 1+ hour program of selected of works will be publicly screened on the side
of the Architecture building of Rice University in Houston, Texas on April
12th 2004. This screening will be free, open to the public, and act as the
finale to the Up In Smoke Spring ’04 Film Series screened on the campus of
Rice University.  This show is curated by Brian Wesley Heiss, Visiting
Lecturer at Rice University School of Architecture and Patrick Kwiatkowski,
Founder of Microcinema International.

As part of the Independent Exposure short works screening program, the
series will go on to screen at alternative venues and microcinemas
worldwide.  Artists will share revenue from proceeds of the tour.

Please submit a VHS (NTSC or PAL, mini-DV (NTSC only) or DVD (NTSC only)
clearly labeled with name, title, length, phone-number and email. Please
include any supporting materials including photos! (preferably in digital
format). Please include a return package and postage if you wish to have
your submission returned. Submissions must be received by Friday April 2,
2004.  NO FEE.

Accepted artists will need to send a miniDV for the screening.  Due to the
short notice of this call...be prepared!!

Send submissions to:
Up In Smoke
Microcinema International
1530 Sul Ross 1
Houston, Texas 77006
Info/details: +1.713.348.4013

About Microcinema International and Independent Exposure

The Independent Exposure microcinema-screening program began in 1996 and is
based in San Francisco and Houston. The program, held every month, is
produced by Microcinema International and has presented the short film,
video and digital works of over 1000 artists from all over the world. Beyond
the regular San Francisco and Houston screenings, Independent Exposure also
has been presented hundreds of times in 43 countries plus Palestine and

2004 is the ninth season of Independent Exposure!

Microcinema also has a new DVD label, "The Blackchair Label"


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