IFF (International Film Festival)/elysium gallery / IF 2021 are looking for submissions of short experimental films from emerging and established artists/filmmakers from across the globe. 6 chosen films will be screened as part of a special online event through elysium gallery, Swansea, Wales, to be held August, 2021.
Selected films will also be included in IF 2021, an online festival of improvised arts based in Canada and presented by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI). (To qualify for IF, videos need to be made during the pandemic and must include an improvisational element.). The films will also be screened at elysium gallery.
We will accept video files in the following formats: .mp4, .mov, .avi. Or you can send us a Vimeo or any other link to the film.
The films must be less than 10 min in duration and shot in 16:9 horizontal/landscape mode.
Please ensure your files are between 1Gb and 4GB in size if emailing them us as attachments. If your files are larger than 5Gb, please either compress them or contact us to discuss options. We would prefer to keep file sizes small.
Also include: artist bio and statement of piece – max 200 words total & JPEG Image that best represents yourself or the film.
How to Enter
Deadline for submissions is Monday 12th July 2021 Midnight UK time. Please label your files with Your Name, Film Title, Year.
Free to enter, open to everyone. You can enter only 1 film per artist.
Email submissions to email@example.com
Payments: For each film chosen, the artist will receive £150
After a year without live music and arts festivals, this digital gathering will provide an opportunity for people to come together and be reminded of the incredible range of art that persists regardless of this pandemic.
IF is an “all-night, online celebration of the arts,” which takes place over a 24-hour period from August 13-14 and will present original performances by over 100 artists from more than a dozen countries.
IF is free to attend and will feature a dynamic array of improvisational artists, including musicians, spoken word poets, film makers, dancers, and theatre practitioners. More information is available at improvfest.ca, and the full lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
IF is a project of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI), and is made possible through support from numerous community partners and festivals, including long-time IICSI partner Musagetes. IICSI is generously supported through a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant.