CALL OUT to fine artists/film makers, zine makers, mental health activists: Scratch the Surface Festival 2017

© Adele Reed

CALL OUT to fine artists/film makers, zine makers, mental health activists.

Is film making part of your creative practice?

*Collective//Pod are looking for submissions for ‘30seconds3minute30filmDIALOGUE‘, a ground-breaking FilmZine which will celebrate contemporary practice, capture the provocative and vanguard, and speak of the art of DIALOGUE.

Film submissions can be either 30 seconds or 3 minutes and need to be HD Resolution. Please see the technical specifications which are at the end of this call out. Work can be new or old as long as it fits the brief.

Descriptive words: Dialogue, Art Activism, Protest, Vanguard, Provocative.

A total of 30films will be selected by the panel which includes Scratch the Surface – DIALOGUE 2017 festival Ambassador British Contemporary Artist Stuart Semple and Collective//Pod. Selected films will be collated into a FilmZine by award winning film maker and associate of the Pod ‘Baileyface Productions‘.

30seconds3minute30film-DIALOGUE will be premiered at the END//BEGIN – DIALOGUE exhibition in City Arcadia Gallery on Monday October 9th 2017.

Closing date for submissions is 21st August 2017. Artists included in the film Zine will be credited in the festival program and associated publicity. Submissions need to be sent to

30seconds3minute30filmDIALOGUE will be launched on Monday 9th October as part of Scratch the Surface- DIALOGUE festival.

*Collective//Pod is an artist collective, the members, the majority of whom have experienced severe and enduring mental ill health (bi-polar, schizophrenia, psychosis), forge relationships with local, national and international artists across creative platforms and genres.

Technical specifications:

Submissions to be sent digitally or video links from vimeo/youtube too.

HD Resolution: 1280×720 (720p, 16:9 aspect ratio) or 1920×1080 (1080p, 16×9 aspect ratio)

Recommended Formats/Codecs:
MOV (QuickTime)

We cannot accept films that are not the filmmakers/artists original work, including music and audio. Submissions are free.

So how much DIALOGUE can fit into 30seconds? If you’re not applying yourself, please do share with fellow artists, activists and film makers.

Please follow the Scratch the Surface-DIALOGUE events page: DIALOGUE



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