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This Week In Experimental: Volume 56


Hello Experimenters!


I fell asleep thinking about how excited I am to introduce next week’s assignment to you and how much possibility I feel around the month of June for no particular reason. I think this optimism may show itself in a number of ways which could include an Instagram Q&A or maybe a TWIE Discord so we can share resources and ideas as a group. Of course, it’s also possible that neither of those things materialize. Basically, I’m just saying that I’ve enjoyed hearing from all of you, and I’m always thinking of ways to make that occurrence more common.


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Emergency Funds

The Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant for Artists with Disabilities due June 15th

Artist Relief Project

AFC Emergency Financial Aid

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Onassis Emergency Fellowships 2020/21

Rauschenberg Medical 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

Collective Imagination for Spatial Justice due May 24th (TODAY)

WAC Awards due May 25th (TOMORROW)

Malt Adult #20 Intermission-Loop due May 27th

Homografía due May 30th

Silicon Valley African Film Festival due May 31st

BlackStar Nonfiction Pitch Contest due May 31st

Relax due May 31st

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival due May 31st

REAKTOR Potenziale | Call for Concepts due May 31st

Athens Ethnographic Film Festival – Ethnofest 2021 due May 31st

SciArt Magazine Summer 2021 Issue: Light due June 1st

ATL 2 Minute Experimental Films due June 1st

Freedom & Captivity due June 1st

VISAP ‘21 due June 1st

Fracto Film Encounter due June 1st

The Lumen Prize due June 4th

Film Fest Kodama Earlybird Deadline June 5th

After the Deluge due June 6th

Output No 04 due June 6th

Inspired by Words due June 7th

Art Trail due June 11th

Open Screen due June 13th

POOL 21 due June 14th

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest due June 15th

Light from Space #1 – The Sun due June 20th

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival due June 30th

Visions of Nature due July 7th

Film Fest Kodama Regular Deadline July 15th

Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival Regular Deadline July 20th

Media City Film Festival due July 30th

Antimatter Regular Deadline June 30th

WNDX Festival of Moving Image due June 30th

ULTRAcinema 2021 Regular Deadline June 30th


AIR Gallery Open Call due July 4th

Folklore and Traditions due July 7th

ANALOGICA Regular Deadline July 10th

Film Fest Kodama July Deadline July 15th

INCADAQUÉS OPEN CALL 2021 due July 15th

Found Footage Magazine Issue #8 Paper Submission Deadline July 15th

123rd SSA Annual Exhibition due July 18th

2021 Punto y Raya Festival due August 2nd

Film Fest Kodama August Deadline August 4th

On Media. Signals and Connections due August 7th

ExperimentoBioi 2021 due August 15th

MONSTERFUCKERS due September 1st

Decolonising Film & Screen Studies due September 1st

The 2021 Film And Video Poetry Symposium Deadline September 4th

Freedom for Free due September 7th

World Channel Nonfiction

Exploding Cinema

Millennium Film Journal


Open Residencies & Fellowships

Odyssée Artist-in-Residency due May 29th

Caravan Residency Program due May 30th

3 bis f | contemporary art centre residency due May 30th

The Video Consortium’s 2021 Mentorship Program due May 30th

Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency at Esplanade due May 31st

Unit 1 Gallery Solo Residency due May 31st

Al & Mickey Quinlan Residency due May 31st

Gregor Family Artist-in-Residence due June 1st

CIAR Fall Residency Program due June 1st

Artists in Residence in Everglades due June 1st

Bulegoa z/b residency due June 1st

Austin Film Grant due June 4th

SAL Residency 2021 due June 6th

Remote_CTRL R&D Residency due June 7th

The Firelight Media Documentary Lab due June 15th

(Egg)celerator Lab due June 22nd


Swimming in AIR (remote) due June 25th

North Star Fellowship due June 28th

Women In Film Finishing Fund due June 30th

Digital Diasporas due July 15th

Stiwdio Maelor Residency due July 19th

What is Evidence? due July 31st

McColl Center for Art + Innovation Summer Deadline May 15th

HMK 5-month Residency due May 31st

HMK 6-week Residency due May 31st

Gallery 263 Exhibition Proposals due August 1st

Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence due August 16th

AirLand due September 10th

HAMBIDGE RESIDENCIES – Spring 22 due September 15th

McColl Center for Art + Innovation Fall Deadline May 15th

Online Artists Support Program

Nes Artist Residency

The Loisaida Center Emerging Artist Residency


Open Funds

Judy Chicago Art Education Award due June 1st

LEF Early Development Grant due June 4th

LEF Pre-Production Grant due June 4th

The Everyday Projects due June 7th

ITVS due June 11th

Points North Fellowship Extended Deadline June 14th

Collective Futures Fund due June 15th

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund due June 28th

The Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists due June 30th

American Stories Documentary Fund due July 5th

Sundance Institute | Stars Collective Granting Fund due July 16th

Catapult Development Grant

The Photodom Grant Program

Black Artists Grant (UK)


Boston Opportunity Funds

ARTNOIR’S JAR OF LOVE FUND (US-based artists, curators, and cultural workers of color)


Things to Watch

Remains to be Streamed, IG Live (Ongoing, Tuesdays 8PM PT)

TEFF: Honorable Mention Collection 2021 (April 1st – June 1st)

Images Festival (May 20th – May 26th)

Severing the Impact on Memory (May 19th – 26th)

Gaze.Play.Dream. (May 21st – 28th)

Art. Transmission. Technology – LabInter 20/21 (May 20th – 30th)

Old Long Stay (2020) (May 24th – 30th)

TEFF: Meet the Filmmaker – Ramey Newell (May 14th – 31st)

małni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (May 26th – June 1st)

Cousins and Kin: Shelley Niro’s Honey Moccasin (May 16th – June 15th)

TouchDesigner Vol.043 Generative Visuals with Kinect 2 (May 29th 8PM ET)

Material Cinema Experiments Spring 2021


Things to Read

Article/Essay: Narrative is Everything! Palestinian Films to Watch Now by Nehad Khader

Book Recommendation: Cinema of Actuality by Yuriko Furuhata

Poem: This Is Why We Dance by Mohammed El-Kurd


Things to Do

Assignment: Last week, I challenged you to consider how you might remake or respond to a work by an AAPI artist you had been learning about all month. While I recognize how big a task that is I also know that the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. I challenge you to choose a single shot from the film you would hypothetically respond to and make a still the mimics or responds to that shot. Try not to get hung up on medium or staging. Make this image from the heart. If you post that image to Instagram and tag @this_week_in_experimental I’ll be sure to post you on the page’s story.

Journal: Set an alarm for 10 minutes. See how many things you can list that you are grateful for in that 10 minutes. They can even be small things like your favorite snack. Hold onto that list or a picture of it for tough moments.

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