2012 Call for Submission

Alpha-ville’s 2012 Call for Submissions is now closed. Thank you for all the fantastic entries we have received. The review process has begun and we will be in contact individually with successful entrants.
The shortlist for the Future of Moving Image Award will be announced on the website on the 20th of August so stay tuned!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Screening Partners Little White Lies and Shooting People, our Media Partners Rooms Magazine, Inverted Audio and Run Riot and our Supporters Jotta and Animate Projects. Alpha-ville would not be possible without their help and support.

2012 THEME

“Unfinity”

We live in a unique moment in history, between two rapidly changing worlds. One is the world of decaying political and economic structures and the other is the world of an infinite explosion in technology and information. There are conflicting mindsets in every part of our culture: the contradiction between ubiquitous virtual presence and physical presence creating an identity crisis; the non-hierarchical, organic web structure clashing with hierarchical, non-organic real-world structures; the myth of the individual as a genius vs the power of the crowd and the collaborative practice; the passive and observant attitude set against active participation and co-creation. These opposing forces are placing us in a paradoxical state that we have named Unfinity.

Unfinity is a pull between these poles, a hybrid space. It’s timeless and uncertain. We believe that to ease the state of Unfinity in a human and meaningful way it is crucial to be creative, to experiment, to challenge and take action.

Alpha-ville 2012 invites artists, designers, thinkers, digital and non-digital people to consider, participate in, create and express what will be the next steps for building an alternative future that, we hope, will belong to the people.

Use #unfinity on Twitter.

KEYWORDS

Timeless, Hybrid, Infinity, Code, Data, Body, Physicality, Space, Clould Culture, Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality, Social, Experimentation, Unfinished, Future of Art, New Aesthetic, Failure, Prototype, Hyperconnectivity, Human Computer Interaction, Interactivity, Ubiquitousity, Pervasive computing, Virtual & Physical Environments, Democratisation, Activism, Hacktivism, Avatars, 3D Printing, Storytelling, Openweb, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Internet of Things, Censorship, Privacy, Identity, Grassroots, Uncertainty, Collaborative Design, DIY, Active Citizenship, Participation, New Ideas…

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING MOVING IMAGE PROPOSALS

You can submit proposal for a screening programme or to take part in the Future of Moving Image Awards.

The Alpha-ville Future of Moving Image Award is an annual competition presented by Alpha-ville International Festival of Post-Digital Culture. The Award is dedicated to acknowledging the best talent pushing the boundaries of moving image as a tool for creative expression, innovation and forward thinking.

DETAILS

Submissions are accepted for works created after January 2009 only. We accept up to two works per artist/organisation/collective. Each work will have to be entered separately and the submission fee will only have to be paid once. If you are submitting two works please use the same submission fee ID.

You can choose whether you would like to enter the Future of Moving Image award or not, read the specific terms on this page. If you choose not to enter the awards, you will be considered for the standard Screening programme.

If your work is selected it will be exhibited as part of Alpha-ville 2012 in one of the chosen venues. Alpha-ville will offer a guest ticket, daily allowance/fee to be confirmed and inclusion in the website and catalogue. For international artists we will provide transport and accommodation.

For all terms and conditions, scroll down to the bottom to the Terms and Conditions. If you need to contact a member of the team fill in the contact form in the contact page.

HOW TO SUBMIT
1. Pay the £5 submission fee from the link below. You can pay by Paypal or Credit Card. Keep the submission ID that will arrive to your inbox:





2. Fill the form below
(Please note the submission fee will be reinvested to cover the expenses of the selected artists and it can’t be waived)

3. Wait to hear the announcement of the selected works. Good luck!

 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

REGISTRATION, FEE AND PAYMENT

There is a submission fee of 5.00 GBP per work. Alpha-ville is a not for profit organisation and all submission fees are reinvested into the organisation and the artist expenses. Submissions will be paid online on the Alpha-ville website from the submissions page via the provided Paypal button.

CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS

If the event is cancelled or if the selected artists are not able to attend, Alpha-ville will not be able to refund the submission fee. We are very sorry but we are not able to provide refunds.

GENERAL TERMS

1. By submitting an entry the applicant gives permission for this work to be shown at the Alpha-ville International Festival of Postdigital Culture 2012. By submitting this form the applicant also allows use of submitted works on publicity materials for promotional purposes (website, press kits, posters, social media, etc.).

2. By submitting an entry the applicant declares that they are the owner of the artwork, including all visual and auditory components, or has permission to use copyrighted components.

3. All submissions will be viewed by the festival’s selection panel. The decision of the selection panel is final. If selected you may be required to provide us with additional information including but not restricted to an artist biography and photographs/stills of the work. Due to the number of entries we receive we cannot provide individuals with feedback.

4. By submitting an entry you are automatically subscribed to the Alpha-ville newsletter. This is just to keep you informed of the selected works. You will be able to unsubscribe from the newsletter if you wish to do so.

5. Each entry must be accompanied by a fully and accurately completed submission form with a valid email address and a valid Paypal transaction number, we will not accept any entries that do not meet these criteria.

6. Alpha-ville Festival reserves the right to refuse, cancel or reject any submission at any stage without further notice.

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND INFORMATION FOR FUTURE OF MOVING IMAGE AWARD SUBMISSIONS

The Alpha-ville Future of Moving Image Award is an annual competition presented by Alpha-ville International Festival of Post-Digital Culture. The Award is dedicated to acknowledging the best talent pushing the boundaries of moving image as a tool for creative expression, innovation and forward thinking.

1. Dates and Venue
The Moving Image competition will be open for submissions until the 15th of July 2012. The selected shortlist will be screened during the Alpha-ville Festival between the 3rd – 7th of October 2012

2. Entry
To enter the Future of Moving Image Award you will need to pay the standard submission admin fee of 5.00 GBP and fill out the submission form on this page.

Any foreign language entries must include English subtitles.

You can only submit high quality definition works and up to two films per person. Each submission must be entered separately but you will only have to pay one submission fee, please use the same transaction ID.

Only work created after January 2009 will be accepted.

3. Awards

First Award:
Trophy
Cash £200
One Autodesk Suite Package
Screening of your film at Alpha-ville Festival and other festival partners.
Film featured on Alpha-ville‘s website and in our social media networks.
Extensive coverage from Alpha-ville and from our competition media partners

Second Award:
Cash £100
Free Vimeo Plus account
Screening of your film at Alpha-ville Festival and other festival partners.
Film featured in Alpha-ville website and in our social media networks.
Extensive coverage from Alpha-ville and from our competition media partners

Audience Choice Award:
3 months suscription at Mubi.com
Screening of your film at Alpha-ville Festival and other festival partners.

* All shortlisted films will be screened during Alpha-ville 2012 film events.

4. Shortlist and Panel

For the Jury awards, a panel of industry experts has been invited to select the winners based on creativity, concept, story, technical excellence, originality, visual impact and innovation (how this relates to pushing boundaries of moving image).

Blake Whitman, VP of Creative Development at Vimeo
Nicolas Schmerkin, Founder of Autour de Minuit
Ingrid Kopp, Editor-in-Chief/Director of Shooting People US, Tribeca Film Institute
Philip Ilson, Director of London Short Film Festival
Chiara Maranon, Content Manager at MUBI

5. Festival Publicity

We reserve the right to use extracts of submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. The competition is promoted through a range of film networks such as Shooting People, Little White Lies,, Animate Projects, Run Riot and other media as well as the Festivals’ extensive social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, website and mailing list.

6. Further Information

Unfortunately due to high volume of entries we will not be able to give you feedback about your work unless you are selected. The selected works will be announced the first week of August 2012 on the Alpha-ville.co.uk website and by newsletter. The judging panels decisions are final and cannot be negotiated.

If selected for the shortlist, we will ask you to sign the screening rights release and send a screening copy.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

THE 2012 ALPHA-VILLE FESTIVAL WILL NOT RUN THIS YEAR AS PLANNED BUT THE FUTURE OF MOVING IMAGE AWARDS AND THE SCREENING PROGRAMME WILL CONTINUE HAPPENING AS PLANNED.
SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 5TH AUGUST.

If you have any questions related to this call for submissions, use the contact form on this page.

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