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Calls For Entry: Images Festival & South Texas Underground Film Festival

For this listing, we have an oldie and a brand newbie:

Images Festival

Film festival logo that looks like a ring of circles

Toronto’s Images Festival is one of the longest-running and well-respected experimental media festivals in the world and they will be celebrating their 25th edition in 2012 on April 12-21.

Images is what could be called a comprehensive media fest in that they have their regular film and video screenings, but they also run media installations in galleries all over Toronto, host numerous media artist talks and host expanded cinema performances.

This Call for Entries is concerned, though, with Images “On Screen” programs, which are their traditional screenings of non-traditional films and video. And in that non-traditional theme, Images doesn’t offer any specific guidelines of what types of media they are looking for.

The fest doesn’t break down into the regular festival categories. Instead, they’re really just looking for the new, the unusual, the thought-provoking, the unique and the experimental. They also screen feature-length experimental films and lots of short work. To get somewhat of an idea of what Images screens, please check out last year’s lineup.

There are two deadlines for the 25th annual Images Festival, which are listed right below. Plus, the fest does pay out screening fees for all accepted films and they do give out awards. The deadlines are:

Regular Deadline
Oct. 17
$10 (all formats)

Late Deadline
Nov. 14
$25 (short films)
$50 (features)

To submit, please visit the official Images Festival website.

South Texas Underground Film Festival

Film festival poster that includes the Texas star and a reel of film

There’s a new kid on the underground film block and it’s an ambitious one. The first annual South Texas Underground Film Festival will run Oct. 26-28 in 2012 in Corpus Christi, although the organization behind the fest will be hosting several competition screenings before then, which you can find out about on their official site.

As for next October’s three-day fest, STUFF offers the following mission statement:

South Texas Underground Film wishes to provide a public presentation for the independent and underground filmmaker, LGBT filmmaker and female filmmaker so that they can show and share their works.

They also say they are looking for “films/media that have controversial, alternative, political and underground points of view” and will accept features, semi-features, shorts, bumpers and music videos. The fest will also be giving out awards and selected films may be included in several year-round screenings they are planning.

Here’s the deadlines:

Early Deadline
January 14
$15 (free for local filmmakers)

Regular Deadline
March 23
$20 (free for local filmmakers)

Late Deadline
June 16
$25

Extended Deadline
July 7
$35

To submit, please visit the South Texas Underground Film Festival official website.


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