Body + Camera Film Festival
Deadline: February 21
Mana Contemporary Chicago, in collaboration with Chicago Dancemakers Forum and montom arts, is accepting entries for the first annual Mana ContemporaryBody + Camera Film Festival.
This dynamic new festival celebrates the intersection between the moving body and the moving image, focusing on risk-taking and independent artists, with contemporary, experimental projects that push traditional mediums to their edge.
The festival encourages submissions including––but not limited to––the following categories: contemporary dance and performance film, installation, interactive technology, interactive live performance, animation, non-dance choreography, and documentary.
The festival is also accepting student entries for projects made by artists under 18 years of age.
Entries will be reviewed by an expert panel selected by Chicago Dancemakers Forum and Mana Contemporary. They will be evaluated on the portrayal of artistic risk and rigor; fortitude in expanding the conversation amongst mediums; and within the context of curating a festival with a broad spectrum of diverse creative voices.
Selected projects will be screened and exhibited as part of a weekend-long event, with associated programming including talks, panels, live performance, and social events. The inaugural festival will premiere at Mana Contemporary Chicago in Spring 2017 (May 21-May 22, 2017) and Mana Contemporary, Jersey City during Fall 2017 (Date TBD)