CALL FOR ARTISTS - EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL


Don Budzinski, Insect (Film Still from 2019 Outdoor Screening)

Side/Lot is accepting submissions of experimental and short-form videos created by video makers who live or work in Evanston as part of Evanston Made. 

The Experimental Film Festival is run alongside Evanston Made, an annual celebration of the arts in Evanston that takes place at the Evanston Art Center in June each year. We present short experimental films by artists of all ages and backgrounds living or working in Evanston.

CLICK HERE to check out images and film stills from the 2019 Outdoor Film Screening.

Guidelines

  • Work must be three minutes or less in duration. 

  • Work will be juried by a panel of artist/filmmakers. 

  • Student work is welcome.

  • Collaborative work is welcome.

We typically hold the first screening outdoors at 8:45pm, following the opening celebration for Evanston Made, which is currently scheduled for 5/29/2020. Please check in closer to the event for final details.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday June 12 by Midnight

NOTIFICATIONS: June 26

SUBMISSION FORM: http://bit.ly/2020ExperimentalForm

FILE UPLOAD FOR STILL: http://bit.ly/2020ExperimentalImage

The Submission Form Requests the Following Information:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website
  • Confirmation that you live or work  in Evanston, IL
  • Confirmation of rights to image and music for screening
  • Confirmation that the video has visual title and credits  
  • Role and Collaborators
  • Link to video on Vimeo
  • Video Password (if needed)
  • Still image from video submission, (jpeg 1920x1080 at 72ppi)
  • 250 word project description
  • 250 word filmmaker bio
  • Information Session

We will be hosting information sessions on Zoom, InstagramTV, and Facebook Live.  

For more information, please sign up for our mailing list: https://bit.ly/EvanstonExperimentalMail

We look forward to another mind-bending Showcase!