This Week in Experimental

This Week in Experimental vol 87


Hello Experimenters!

When I first started dating my wife, she introduced me to a folksy saying about March and the springing of Spring. “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” This morning, I asked her where on earth that lamb is from many layers of clothes, zipped up in winter coat. Her best friend would surely remind me that this is what Spring does; it lies. We all so look forward to the end of winter that we forget that Spring is always cold and damp with only small peaks into the sunny warm weather that lets us linger outdoors.

I promise I’m not overly cranky about it, but who is ever excited for things to dip below 20ºF after you’ve seen the glory of 60ºF?

From my big coat,

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Emergency Funds

List of Helpful Resources for Ukrainian Refugees and others at risk
ICFR Ukraine War Fund
List of supplies for filmmakers in Kyiv
Emergency Temporary Relocation Resources for cultural workers from Ukraine
Residency for Ukrainian artists. Art is urgent!
Support Ukrainian Creatives
Ukrainian Creative Forces
Institute of Design Kielce for designers and curators from Ukraine
Office Ukraine – Shelter for Ukrainian Artists
Emergency residencies for Ukrainian artists and art professionals in Finland
Help for renters
GIG Fund
Springboard for the arts
Africa Creative Defence Network
Coronavirus Resource & Response Center
Coronavirus Resource Kit
CERF+ Emergency Assistance
Artists’ Fellowship Inc.
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource
Artist Relief Project
AFC Emergency Financial Aid
FCA Emergency Grants
Filmmaker’s Guide To Applying For US Coronavirus Federal Relief
Emergency Resources for Artists and Freelancers
Artist Rescue Trust
COVID-19 Funding for Artists in New England
Artist Relief Tree
BridgeSong Fund

Calls For Entry

Baron Prize due March 30th
Festival Obskura 2022 due March 30th
Chilean Artists at the Ars Electronica Festival due March 31st
FIDMarseille due March 31st
San Diego Underground Film Festival Earlybird Deadline March 31st
Africa International Horror Film Festival Earlybird Deadline March 31st
Experimental Superstars Deadline 1 March 31st
Lacuna Festivals due March 31st
Archives of the Future: Open, Sustainable and Equitable due March 31st
ANIMAPHIX International Animated Film Festival Final Deadline March 31st
NewFest Earlybird Deadline March 24th
Open Call Fresh Legs 2022 due March 31st
Experimental Film Fest April Fools Day Deadline April 1st
Fracto Film Encounter due April 1st
SVAFMF Regular Deadline April 1st
Under the Rainbow, Decoding Queer Film due April 2nd
Middleground due April 3rd
Mimesis Documentary Festival Regular Deadline April 3rd
Race Flicks due April 4th
Video Commission Residency due April 4th
Portland Film Festival Regular Deadline April 6th
Whitstable Biennale 2022 due April 8th
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival due April 11th
Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul due April 11th
Venice Experimental Video & Performing Art Festival 2022 due April 14th
ALC videoart festival Regular Deadline April 15th
Film Fest Kodama Regular Deadline April 17th
Los Angeles Animation Festival Earlybird Deadline April 17th
Fondland 2022 due April 2022
Brussels Independent Film Festival Not so Early Deadline April 23rd
EMAP due April 27th
Surfalorus Film Festival Regular Deadline April 28th
Cucalorus Film Festival Earlybird Deadline April 28th
Africa International Horror Film Festival Regular Deadline April 30th
Bloomsday Film Festival Regular Deadline April 30th
Experimental Superstars Deadline 2 April 30th
Analogica Regular Deadline April 30th
Animatter Earlybird Deadline April 30th
Laterale Film Festival Regular Deadline April 30th
Lookout Wild Film Festival Earlybird Deadline April 30th
Experimental Film Fest May Day Deadline
Ibrida 2022 due May 1st
Barcelona International Short Film Festival Regular Deadline May 2nd
Future Places due May 4th
Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest Regular Deadline May 15th
SeaShorts 2022 due May 15th
Edinburgh Short Film Festival Regular Deadline May 16th
Brussels Independent Film Festival Ongoing Deadline May 23rd
Cucalorus Film Festival Regular Deadline May 26th
25 FPS due May 31st
Courts Mais Trash Earlybird Deadline May 31st
Experimental Superstars Deadline 3 May 31st
Kinodrome Earlybird Deadline May 31st
NewFest Regular Deadline May 31st
San Diego Underground Film Festival Earlybird Deadline March 31st
Experimental Film Fest National Olive Day Deadline June 1st
Crossing the Screen Earlybird Deadline June 1st
Saigon Experimental Film Festival Regular Deadline June 1st
Engauge Experimental Film Festival Deadline June 1st
Altered Images Earlybird Deadline June 12th
Kinodrome Regular Deadline June 20th
Experimental Superstars Deadline 4 June 30th
Persian Experimental Film Festival Early Deadline June 30th
Animatter Regular Deadline June 30th
Barcelona Independent Film Festival due July 1st
Black Bear Film Festival due July 15th
ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival due July 15th
Nature & Culture Film Festival Regular Deadline July 20th
Brussels Independent Film Festival Regular Deadline June 23rd
Experimental Film Guanajuato Regular Deadline June 23rd
Persian Experimental Film Festival Regular Deadline July 27th
San Diego Underground Film Festival Regular Deadline July 31st
Tatsuno International Film Festival due August 10th
Crossing the Screen Regular Deadline September 1st
Altered Images Regular Deadline September 14th
Los Angeles Animation Festival Regular Deadline September 25th
Courts Mais Trash Regular Deadline September 30th
Lookout Wild Film Festival Regular Deadline September 30th
The Newburyport Documentary Film Festival’s YES
The Sidewalk Video Gallery (Rolling)
Los Angeles Times Short Docs
World Channel Nonfiction
Millennium Film Journal
Exploding Cinema
Joker Joker TV

Open Residencies & Fellowships

BAU Institute Residency due March 31st
Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary AiR due March 31st
Snehta Residency due March 31st
Southern Exposure Film Fellowship due March 31st
Changing Climate Residency due April 10th
Fiminco Foundation Residence due April 10th
IMMERSION 4.0: VR Creation Lab due April 13th
Institute for Artistic Practices: Study Programme 2022 due April 14th
Annex Fellowships for Massachusetts Residents due April 15th
BAC Fall 2022 Multidisciplinary Residency due April 15th
Fire Island Artists Residency due April 15th
Cucalorus Works-in-Progress Lab due April 27th
Rough Cut Retreat due April 29th
LUX Emergent Producer/ Curator Desk Residency due April 30th
Athens Residency due May 1st
North Star Fellowship due May 3rd
Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship due May 4th
LEF/CIFF Fellowship due May 9th
VCCA Fellow due May 15th
Oak Spring Interdisciplinary Residency due May 26th
AiR: Radar Sofia September/October Session due May 31st
Mesa Refuge Residency due June 1st
ART4T due June 3rd
Light Work AiR due July 1st
Pony Farm Residency due July 15th
VCCA Fellow due September 15th
Elephant Lab Digital Residency
ArtVendome: Artist in Residence
Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund (Monthly)
Nes Artist Residency
The Loisaida Center Emerging Artist Residency
SomoS Berlin Virtual Artist Residency
Mentoring and Coaching for Creatives

Open Funds

Franklin Furnace Fund due April 1st
Moon and Stars Project Grants due April 15th
Vanishing Angle Post Grant Regular Deadline May 1st
Filmed in NC Fund due June 23rd
Second Grants for Arts Projects due July 2nd
The Photodom Grant Program
Black Artists Grant
Boston Opportunity Funds
Artist Support Pledge

Things to Watch

Remains to be Streamed, IG Live (Ongoing, Tuesdays 8PM PT) *On hiatus
Salem Film Fest (March 24 – April 3)
5° Festival internazionale Segni della Notte (March 30 – April 3)
Yale Student Film Festival (April 4 & 5)
Research Assessment and Impact (March 30 10:30AM ET)
COUSIN COLLECTIVE: Indigenous Artists Expanding the Form of Film (April 1st 5PM ET)
Black Midi – John L (Nina McNeely)
Ecstatic Static No. 13: For the Birds
Domestic Documents: Spaces of Care & Crisis
Stand with Ukraine Film Series

Things to Read

Crip Ecologies: Changing Orientation by Petra Kuppers
Book: The Intersectional Environmentalist by Leah Thomas
Poem: Poem (I lived in the first century of world wars) by Muriel Rukeyser

Things to Do

Assignment: The last module in Intermediate Experimental this semester is about the intersections of music and experimental media. Students are challenged to collaborate with someone who has a sound-based practice to collaborate on music video/dance film/moving image art. Your assignment: make a list of the interdisciplinary collaborations you’d most like to make.

Journal: What’s one way that you can break up your routine? I know that I can get stuck only focusing on the thing that’s in front of me (work) to the detriment of actively participating in my day to day. As flowers start to poke their blossoms up, I want to be sure I make time to stop and smell them–even if it puts me slightly behind schedule.

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