SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 July 2010. PixelPops! 2010 will be held in October in a variety of outdoor locations across the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. This year's curatorial team is: Jeanne Brasile, Hiroshi Kumagai, Polina Zaitseva and Jade Lien. SUBMIT ONLINE AT: http://poppingpixels.org/submit/
2010 THEME: URBAN REALITIES
The selected short films (5 minutes or less) will address issues faced by urban communities in America and aim to include the broadest number of interpretations on the theme. Films that highlight both the challenges and joys of urban life will be shown. In doing so, a balanced portrait of New York metropolitan area will highlight difficulties, and advantages of urban living and of those cities' inhabitants.
The films will be projected onto vacant buildings, idle billboards, crumbling structures such as stanchions, bridges, piers, etc. Selected screening sites shall be chosen for their proximity and line of sight to highways, airline flight patterns, rail lines and areas with heavy foot traffic. Locations will be in heavily-populated urban areas to facilitate viewing by the maximum number of non-traditional art audiences.
The selected films will present what perhaps those passing by on highways, planes and railways may have never paused to contemplate.
IMPORTANT: Submissions must be respectful with regard to content of the public nature of the event. Films should not contain any visuals that might be inappropriate for public broadcast.
Submission Requirements: All submissions must be submittted onine using our submission form at: http://poppingpixels.org/submit/
Technical Requirements: All submissions should be 5 minutes or less, silent (no sound) and in .MOV format. All files will end up being converted into movies played on a DVD and will loop from one to the next. Please remember to include your on-screen credits before your work.
File Size: 5MB MAXIMUM. Please send smaller versions of your files in the .MOV format. If work is accepted we will ask for a larger version to be sent via FTP by August 31, 2010.
PLEASE NOTE: THE File Size requirement is for the online jurying process: JURY SIZE is 5MB MAXIMUM. If work is accepted we will ask for a larger version to be sent via FTP by August 31, 2010.