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Call for Student Short Films for Youth Art Month Exhibition at Video Village

By January 18, 2017 No Comments

story02_goupstateCalling Student Artists:

You can contribute to an amazing Public Art Project by creating short animated or abstract films and submitting them to be considered for the Video Village exhibition this spring.

Video Village is one of nine temporary public art works in Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light project, a winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge. Video Village involves the projection of short films (no longer than 2-3 minutes in duration) onto the second story windows of the vacant Cammie Clagget housing units in the Highlands Neighborhood. This exhibition space has been visited by hundreds of people of all ages since the opening on October 4, 2016.

Artist Erwin Redl’s intention for this location is to have 52 independent screens, each with their own projector, and partner with White Elephant Enterprises and the Spartanburg Art Museum to curate the content for the installation. Redl hopes to jump-start enthusiasm within the community for making videos of all kinds and sharing them in the public square.

The Youth Film Exhibition is tentatively scheduled for February 20 – March 10, 2017 with an emphasis on these two types of films:

Abstract Films: often characterized by the absence of linear narrative, the use of various abstracting techniques—out-of-focus, painting or scratching on film, rapid editing. The goal is often to place the viewer in a more active and more thoughtful relationship to the film

Animated Films: typically produced by photographing a series of gradually changing drawings, etc. which give the illusion of movement when a series is projected rapidly Technical requirements Frame Rate: 24 p Aspect Ratio: 4 x 3 Total running time not to exceed 5 minutes Audio is not required Codec H.264

Submission Guidelines

Completed Application
Video Files upload here
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017.

To learn more visit the following:

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Goddard, Associate Curator for Seeing Spartanburg in a New Light and Executive Director of Spartanburg Art Museum (864) 582-7616 x263 egoddard@spartanarts.org