Call for submissions: Political Remix Videos – deadline 15 September 2007

24/7: DIY Video Summit
University of Southern California (USC)

Entry Deadline: September 15, 2007 (+ earlier!!)

This three-day event in February 2008 will bring together DIY video creators, activists, policy makers, internet companies, and scholars to celebrate new forms of creative practice. During the event, we will showcase new genres of DIY media, including political remix videos.

Political remix videos are critical or satirical media works focussing on political, social or cultural topics (such as race, class and gender) created by remixing footage from movies, TV shows, commercials and/or broadcast news. Because political remix videos are critical commentaries, they commonly rely on fair use and the First Amendment, and creators do not ask for permission to remix works.

We are looking for innovative and interesting work that represents the best current offerings (made in 2006-2007) or is of historical significance to political remix practice.

A competitive selection process will be conducted by a diverse team of creator/curators. Selected Festival works will be featured in large-scale screenings at USC campus venues, on kiosks and via links on the 24/7 site.

We will primarily screen shorter works (5-15 minutes) and excerpts from longer works.

Please submit your entry online at:

For consideration, works should be currently streaming on a public site (youtube, google, yahoo, myspace, etc.) or on your own website. If the work was removed from the web, please note that in the comments section of the online entry form.

There is no entry fee to submit work.

Contact curator Jonathan McIntosh with questions at

Watch political remix video: