Animation, Arts & Culture

This Week In Experimental: Volume 61


Hello Experimenters!


The 2 Week Film Challenge is at an end, and I am excited to report that I have a cut of my project. I still have titles & credits to add, and I want to finesse the sound, but otherwise I feel great about what I was able to accomplish. I look forward to hearing from any of you who hunkered down over the last two weeks.


No newsletter next week. I’m going to take a mini vacation somewhere cooler than Boston.


In solidarity,



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Emergency Funds

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

Engauge Experimental Cinema due July 1st

Fracto Film Encounter due July 1st

Open Call: Vantage Point Sharjah 9 due July 3rd

Forces of Nature due July 4th

AIR Gallery due July 4th

SPLICE Film Fest 5th Season Special July 31st


Slamdance Early Deadline due July 5th

Visions of Nature due July 7th

Minus20degree due July 14th

Film Fest Kodama Regular Deadline July 15th

Health and the Climate & Ecological Emergency Exhibition due July 16th

Projektion Darmstadt due July 17th

Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival Regular Deadline July 20th

HBI Artist Program due July 30th

Experimental Film Odyssey Regular Deadline July 30th

Viennale International Film Festival due July 31st

Ann Arbor Film Festival Earlybird Deadline July 31st

Technarte International Conference due July 31st

Kassel Dokfest due July 1st


AIR Gallery Open Call due July 4th

Folklore and Traditions due July 7th

MESA FilmFest due July 8th

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
Sundance Film Festival Early Deadline August 6th

On Media. Signals and Connections due August 7th

Sundance Film Festival Early Deadline (Features) August 13th

ExperimentoBio 2021 due August 15th

Sundance Film Festival Regular Deadline August 23rd

Ann Arbor Film Festival Earlybird Deadline August 31st

Sundance Film Festival Regular Deadline (Features) September 6th

SPLICE Film Fest Early Bird Deadline July 31st

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

Thomas Edison Film Festival Regular Deadline October 15th

SPLICE Film Fest Regular Deadline December 24th

World Channel Nonfiction

Exploding Cinema

Millennium Film Journal


Open Funds

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund due June 28th (TODAY)

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


Open Residencies & Fellowships

North Star Fellowship due June 28th (TODAY)

Artists-In-ATHICA due June 30th

Wave Farm Radio Artist Fellowship due June 30th

Women In Film Finishing Fund due June 30th

SCHUM Artist in Residence due July 1st

Light Work Artist-in-Residence due July 1st

PIX FILM Studio Immersion Program due July 5th

LEF/CIFF Fellowship due July 5th

Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship due July 9th

Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency due July 14th

SFFILM New American Fellowship due July 15th

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


Things to Watch

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

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

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

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

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

The Illinois Parables by Deborah Stratman (July 1st – 15th)

Ursula Biemann, Remote Sensing (June 23rd – July 6th)

Maja Borg, Future My Love (June 23rd – July 6th)

Nicholas Mangan, Nauru – Notes from a Cretaceous World (June 23rd – July 6th)

Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, The Forgotten Space (June 23rd – July 6th)

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

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

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

Lidérc úr (Mr. Mare)

Robyn by Autojektor


Things to Read

Article/Essay: Catch This Eclectic Anthology of Shorts By Emerging BIPOC Filmmakers by Ian Wang

Book Recommendation: The Poetics of Poetry Film by Sarah Tremlett

Poem: This Is Not a Small Voice by Sonia Sanchez


Things to Do

Assignment: Now that we’ve completed the 2 Week Film Challenge, share your work!

Even if you didn’t participate in the challenge, share some progress on whatever you’re working on. If you share on Instagram tag @this_week_in_experimental or you can always drop a link on Discord.


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


5) Write to yourself about what this month has been like for you. What are your hopes for the future regarding pride, gender, sexuality, and yourself more broadly. Set up a reminder to read this letter next Pride.

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