Birds Eye View – deadline 1 October 2007

Birds Eye View: Call for Interactive, New Technology Artworks

In 2008 Birds Eye View will launch its new strand “PRESS PLAY. New media and interactive art”, exhibiting the work of selected women artists working creatively with the moving image and new technology.

Birds Eye View, the UK’s first major women’s film festival, is calling for innovative playful artworks that utilise new technologies when working with moving images for the launch of it’s new Interactive strand in the 2008 BEV festival.

Both amateur and professional women media artists are welcome to submit and we appreciate both simple and sophisticated technological solutions as long as the artwork plays intelligently with new media, moving image and interaction. Selected works will be presented in one of London’s leading film venues throughout the 6 day festival, and the exhibition will be launched with a special event.

Expressions of interest are invited from women artists by October 1st, 2007. We welcome submissions of existing works that have been created from 2005 onwards.

The Birds Eye View Film Festival 2008 will open on March 6th with 6 days of shorts, features, documentaries and special events, panels and parties. All events will be held at leading London film venues. Key events will involve celebrity presenters and guest speakers.

2007 saw the 3rd Birds Eye View Film Festival – by far our biggest yet, with 6 days of sell out screenings at key London film venues – the NFT, ICA and the Barbican – inspiring Q&A’s with women directors from all around the world, masterclasses, special cross-arts events, parties, networking and exciting training programmes for emerging talents. Birds Eye View is a creative platform for women filmmakers. Birds Eye View launched in 2005 across London’s leading film venues, showing an exceptional programme of stunning and inspirational features, documentaries and short films from around the world. Each year the programme develops with more outstanding films and innovative cross-arts events, and the festival is now equipping the next generation to break new ground through our technical and creative training programmes. Women make up only 7% film directors and 12% screenwriters. There are even fewer women working with new technology art. In a world so influenced by the medium of film and multimedia, that’s a crazy and concerning imbalance.

Submissions must include:

* A written proposal about the artwork, the equipment required and how it is assembled / installed (CD/DVD if possible)
* Documentation of the artwork and details of where it has been exhibited before, if it is an existing work.
* A budget, including travel, installation and running costs.
* Your full contact details, including postal address, phone number and email-address
* A £12.50 + VAT (total £14.70) submission fee ( £10 + VAT (total £11.75) if submitted before September 1st ) per entry

How to pay – Submission fees can be paid by paypal or cheque made payable to Birds Eye View Film Festival. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL CHEQUES (the bank charges us a fortune to process them).To pay by paypal please go to www.birds-eye-view.co.uk and follow the link. If you are paying by paypal please include the printed receipt with your submission.

PLEASE SEND IN YOUR WORK EARLIER IF AT ALL POSSIBLE TO GIVE YOURSELF THE BEST CHANCE OF INCLUSION. PROGRAMMING IS ALREADY IN EARNEST!

Confirmation of receipt
If you would like confirmation that we have received your submission please also include a stamped self-addressed postcard with your name and film title on it and Birds Eye View will then post this back to you upon receipt of your entry. If you haven’t included one of these, we won’t be able to confirm receipt.

Hearing back from BEV
We will only mail selected entrants. Sorry if this seems harsh, but with incorrect email addresses and hotmail accounts which send our emails to junkmail folders/bin them, it just isn’t possible to guarantee a reply to everyone, so we will only be in touch with you if we are interested in your film.

Please send your submission to:
BIRDS EYE VIEW
Unit 306
22-24 Highbury Grove
London
N5 2EA
UK

For all further information please visit www.birds-eye-view.co.uk or contact

Submissions Officer | Birds Eye View | Emerging Women Filmmakers
T: 020 7704 9435 | M: 07966 071 073 | F: 020 7704 9435
W: www.birds-eye-view.co.uk | A: Unit 306, Aberdeen Centre, 22-24 Highbury
Grove, London N5 2EA

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