Tasmeem Doha is a biennial international design and art conference held in Doha, Qatar. For the past seven years, Tasmeem has gathered and engaged scholars, students, community members and practitioners to discuss and scrutinize critical issues in design and art. The 2013 Tasmeem conference will take place March 10-17 under the theme hybrid making.
The creative making of art and design is essential to any society that is actively transforming itself sustainably. How does the field of art and design organize its scope, processes, and critiques of creative making to ensure its effective support of sustainable social and material transformations? One promising notion is hybrid making; an integrated approach to knowledge, creation, and contextualization that incorporates offerings from a diverse and dynamic set of disciplines that includes the physical and social sciences, the arts, and the humanities.
To examine the nature and capacity of hybrid making in context, Tasmeem Doha 2013 is a conference-centered material and conceptual exploration. Much of this exploration will be related to the context of Qatar, especially its capital city, Doha. This small energy-rich nation is the site of an emerging economic, social, and material transformation that is beginning to earnestly negotiate the role of art and design as a critical resource for envisioning and guiding sustainable changes that can harmonize, enrich, and interpret the new aspects of everyday living.
About the Film Festival
The Tasmeem Film Festival will explore the conference themes ‘Made in Qatar’ or ‘Hybrid-Making’ through the vehicle of the moving image. As a component of the 2013 Tasmeem bi-annual conference, the festival will feature regional and international films, which reflect and embody these themes. In addition, the festival will showcase student work produced in the conference workshops.
The Tasmeem Film Festival welcomes submissions, in the form of features, documentaries, short films, animation and student work, that explore the Tasmeem conference themes ‘Made in Qatar’ or ‘Hybrid-Making’. Film submissions will be reviewed via Vimeo. Please include the URL on the submission form.
Feature Film: Over 60 minutes
Short Film: Under 60 minutes
Student work: Under 15 minutes
Submission Deadline: January 1st 2013
Filmmakers of selected films will be notified by January 30th, 2013.