Call for entries – Kunstfilmtag (Art house film day) – deadline 19 September 2009

CALL FOR ENTRY Kunstfilmtag (art-house-film-day) Düsseldorf, Germany
Deadline 19.9.09

The Kunstfilmtag ( art-house-film-day ) originated as a free artist project with a festival character and is a tradition of exhibitions, initiatives and events organised and curated by artists. Located in the auditorium of the Artist Society “Malkasten“ in Düsseldorf it presents the diversity of film- and video creations by artists in Düsseldorf, together with international media art and artistic films from all around the world in one comprehensive program.

The Kunstfilmtag 2009 directs its focus on the relationship between picture and sound. Noise, music, voice, silence – subtle, quiet or loud: in its spacious presence, sound is not just creating a consolidation of ambiences and moods, but also has the ability to form a contrast to the moving picture or to define it. Sound forms the acoustic, which significantly co-determines the perception and relevance of the picture. As originally autonomous forms of expression, for the duration of the film they will enter into an alliance. Whether synchronic, asynchronic, parallel or descant – the marriage of both raw materials, picture and sound,
creates something unique, new – as an essential platform of the audio-visual concept.

Whether the work is a documentary, structural, essayistic, poetic or performative: The artist decides on the modus, the style, in which sound and picture coincide.

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