Curators: Stephen McNeilly & Nora Foster | Judges: Jeremy Millar & Gareth Evans | Deadline for Submissions: 19 October 2012 | Festival Screenings: 30 November 2012 | Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH, UK
The Swedenborg International Short Film Festival 2012 is now open for entries. Following the success of last year, we hope the festival will continue to establish itself as an annual landmark event on the UK film calendar.
Featuring films of 30 mins or less, the heart of the Festival is to showcase the latest new and established talent. Submissions are invited on a variety of themes and genres, with priority given to themes encountered in the work of scientist, philosopher, radical theologian and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772).
Festival screenings: Friday 30 November 2012 | 6 - 9 pm | Swedenborg Hall
Selected submissions will be screened to a public audience at Swedenborg Hall, 'one of London's most atmospheric venues' (The Guardian); at the closing of the festival an award will be given for Best Film, chosen by judges GARETH EVANS and JEREMY MILLAR.
Submissions | deadline 19 October 2012 | 5 pm
If you would like to submit a film for consideration, please visit http://www.swedenborg.org.uk/events/swedenborg_short_film_festival, download and complete the submission form and send this with a DVD copy of your film to:
Swedenborg Short Film Festival, Swedenborg House, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
There is a submission fee of £5 per entry. Please read the terms & conditions before entering the festival. Should you have any questions regarding the festival or your entry, please contact Nora Foster via firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUDGE | Gareth Evans is a curator, editor and writer. He is currently Adjunct Film Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. He edited the international moving image journal Vertigo and co-edits the new cross arts magazine Artesian. He has curated many film and mixed media seasons (Portuguese, Roma and Armenia cinemas, JG Ballard) and he curated the six-week season John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet across London in 2005. Gareth also co-curated and co-ordinated All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies, a two month cross-media and multi-institutional season in London marking the 40th anniversary of the events of 1968. He co-produced the film Patience (After Sebald) (2010), as part of The Re-Enchantment, a three year commissioning project for artists and their relationship to place, as an award-winner in the newly launched Breakthrough Fund from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. http://www.gotogetherpress.com/page17.htm
JUDGE | Jeremy Millar is an artist living in Whitstable and tutor in art criticism at the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad including Tramway, Glasgow; NGCA, Sunderland; CCA, Vilnius; Rooseum, Malmö; Bloomberg Space, London; and the Metropole Galleries, Folkestone. Following his landmark exhibition 'The Institute of Cultural Anxiety — Works from the Collection' at the ICA, London, in 1994, Millar became Programme Organiser at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, from 1995 until 2000. His books include Confessions (Bookworks, 1996), Airport (edited with Steven Bode, 1997), Speed — Visions of an Accelerated Age (edited with Michiel Schwarz, 1998), Peter Fraser (2002), Place (with Tacita Dean, Thames and Hudson, 2005) and The Way Things Go (Afterall Books, 2007). He also writes for magazines and journals such as to Afterall, Art Monthly, Artforum.com, Blueprint, frieze, Modern Painters, Parkett and Sight and Sound and is a member of the editorial board of Afterall. http://www.jeremymillar.org/index.php
View last year's shortlist & awards here http://www.swedenborg.org.uk/events/swedenborg_short_film_festival/shortlist_awards_2011