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Festival of (In)appropriation #7: Call for Entries!

  • Deadline:
    Aug. 1, 2014, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Festival of (In)appropriation, Los Angeles, California, US


Since its inauguration in 2009, the Festival of (In)appropriation has emerged as a premiere international showcase of experimental found footage film and video, attracting the work of artists who probe the limits of collage, machinima, remix, détournement, mash-up and more.

Co-curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Greg Cohen, and sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum, the Festival of (In)appropriation now invites submissions for its 7th edition, to take place in Los Angeles in February 2015. Filmmakers and artists engaged in the appropriation, re-purposing, and productive “mis-use” of existing visual and sonic media are encouraged to send us their work for consideration. All entries must include some form of inventive (in)appropriation, whether of existing/archival film or video footage, sound recordings, still imagery, or digital media. The most competitive submissions are those which seek to produce revelations and reconsiderations of the relationship between past and present, here and there, truth and lie, intention and subversion.


Submissions must be: 20 minutes or less in length, contain some form of appropriation, and have been made in 2010 or later.

Submission deadline: August 1, 2014

Acceptable exhibition formats: 16mm film, 35mm film, Quicktime file

Submission fee: $10

Submit to: filmfreeway.com/festival/festivalofinappropriation

[*Note: projected exhibition date - Feb. 15, 2015 - subject to change]