Animation, Arts & Culture

This Week In Experimental: Volume 60


Hello Experimenters!

We’re on the second and final week of the Summer 2021 2 Week Film Challenge! It’s been really exciting to see progress stills and hear from you on Discord about your projects and about other things. Looking forward to engaging with more of you as time goes by.


In solidarity,



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Emergency Funds

Artist Relief Cycle XIII due June 23rd

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

Experimental Film Odyssey Earlybird Deadline June 30th

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Earlybird Deadline June 30th

Blacksphere festival Early bird late Deadline June 30th

Antimatter Regular Deadline June 30th

WNDX Festival of Moving Image due June 30th

ULTRAcinema 2021 Regular Deadline June 30th

Fracto Film Encounter due July 1st

AIR Gallery due July 4th

Slamdance Early Deadline due July 5th

Visions of Nature due July 7th

Film Fest Kodama Regular Deadline July 15th

Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival Regular Deadline July 20th

Experimental Film Odyssey Regular Deadline July 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

Media City Film Festival due July 31st

Blacksphere festival Regular Deadline June 30th

2021 Punto y Raya Festival due August 2nd

Film Fest Kodama August Deadline August 4th

On Media. Signals and Connections due August 7th

ExperimentoBio 2021 due August 15th

Slamdance Regular Deadline due July 5th

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

(Egg)celerator Lab due June 22nd (TOMORROW)

Caldera AIR due June 25th


Swimming in AIR (remote) due June 25th

North Star Fellowship due June 28th

Artists-In-ATHICA due June 30th

Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship due June 30th

Women In Film Finishing Fund due June 30th

Light Work Artist-in-Residence due July 1st

LEF/CIFF Fellowship due July 5th

Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship due July 9th

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

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund due June 28th

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

Interchange Artist Grant due July 5th

American Stories Documentary Fund due July 5th

Sundance Institute | Stars Collective Granting Fund due July 16th

AXS Film Fund due September 4th

Catapult Development Grant

The Photodom Grant Program

Black Artists Grant (UK)


Boston Opportunity Funds



Things to Watch

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

Who Will Start Another Fire (June 11th – 24th)

Film Celebrating Pride Month (June 11th – 30th)

Cousins and Kin: Anti-Ethnography (June 16th – July 15th)

LA Filmforum presents Memory Imaging (June 20th – June 27th)

Stephanie Syjuco, Body Double (June 21st – June 27th)

Anthology Presents Holly Fisher (June 16th -29th)

Optimism by Deborah Stratman (June 17th – July 1st)

They Still Want to Kill Us (May 26th – July 31st)

TEFF: Director’s Choice Collection 2021 (June 1st – August 1st)

Black Nations/Queer Nations? (June 24th 6PM ET)

Stateless: Archiving Mother – Marcia Michael (July 9th 7PM London)


Things to Read

Article/Essay: The Puerto Rican Lower East Side and the Queer Underground by Juan A. Suárez

Book Recommendation: How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Poem: Summer by Chen Chen


Things to Do

Assignment: This month, I challenge all of you to make a film in two weeks. Your goal should be to make something you can submit to festivals/open calls in two weeks. This is the second & final week of the challenge! It’s time to edit what you collected last week. If you’re feeling isolated from other experimental people, I decided to make us a Discord server! Use it to share some progress or vent your frustrations.


Journal: For Pride Month, we’re writing letters. Each Pride Monday, I’m going to ask you to write a letter to someone. That person can be living or dead, real or fictional. You don’t have to share this letter in any way, but obviously if you feel brave and open go for it. I want to leave you with the quote that inspired me to share this: “Letter writing is transformative. Letter writing is harm reduction” – Red, Survived & Punished


4) We are fast approaching the anniversary of The Stonewall Uprising, the reason we celebrate Pride in June in the states. Write to a young queer and/or trans person (or some far off queer and/or trans person not yet born) and explain the Uprising, its importance, and how it changed the world–this may require some research.

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