In contrast to the multitude of film and video festivals predicated on commercial interests that celebrate work bereft of thought and filled with boring, regurgitated Institutional aesthetics, Arthouse is a festival developed to celebrate work that attempts to critique and subvert dominant modes of filmic and televisual representation.
Filmmaker Jean Luc-Godard once wrote, “one must put everything into a film”. There are no defined categories for Arthouse; no moments of anxiety as to whether or not you should choose the narrative or documentary or experimental boxes on the registration form. Entries are instead judged on their ability to resist categorization and how they define themselves in the spaces of their own making.
The festival debuts concurrently with ARTHOUSE, an annual arts event produced by the School of Art and Art History at the University of South Florida. Several awards will be determined by the jury including best of show and best regional work.
Entries can be of any length and must have been produced in 2007 or later. Work can be submitted on-line (see below), or on DVD (region one), mini DV or VHS formats. Please label all works with title, artist and duration. Please note that submissions will not be returned. Kindly enclose a signed registration form along with your entry. The form can be found at our website, www.arthousefilmandvideofest.com
Submission deadline: March 20th, 2009
On-line submission preferred. Please email a completed registration form and a URL where the entry can be viewed to firstname.lastname@example.org If selected, you will be provided information to upload your project via FTP.
Please mail copy of entry in one of the above formats and a completed registration form to:
Arthouse Film and Video Festival
University of South Florida
School of Art and Art History
4202 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620