Animation, Arts & Culture

This Week In Experimental: Volume 63


Hello Experimenters!


I’ll keep this short as the relocation chaos is at the front of my mind. Some very cool news: Analog Cookbook Issue 4 is available to purchase. Kate tells me that it’s both big and excellent. I know I can’t wait to get my copy. Also, the cover art was designed by the one and only Hogan Seidel who made TWiE’s IG graphics and logo.


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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

Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival Regular Deadline July 20th (TOMORROW)

S/F Open Call due July 25th

Passepartout Photo Prize due July 26th

HBI Artist Program due July 30th

Experimental Film Odyssey Regular Deadline July 30th

BLACKSPHERE Regular Deadline July 31st

Moinho Cine Fest due July 31st

Orbiting the Glitch due July 31st

SSA Annual Exhibition due July 31st

Viennale International Film Festival due July 31st

Ann Arbor Film Festival Earlybird Deadline July 31st

Technarte International Conference due July 31st

Media City Film Festival due July 31st

SPLICE Film Fest Early Bird Deadline July 31st

2021 Punto y Raya Festival due August 2nd

Film Fest Kodama August Deadline August 4th

The Stories Left Out due August 6th
Sundance Film Festival Early Deadline August 6th

On Media. Signals and Connections due August 7th

Vision and Visibility, Exhibition 2021 due August 9th

ALTERNATIVE FILM/VIDEO 2021 due August 10th

Sundance Film Festival Early Deadline (Features) August 13th

ExperimentoBio 2021 due August 15th

Sundance Film Festival Regular Deadline August 23rd

Chicago Underground Film Festival Regular Deadline August 26th

Ann Arbor Film Festival Earlybird Deadline August 31st

Moinho Cine Fest due August 31st

Aesthetica due August 31st

MONSTERFUCKERS due September 1st

Decolonising Film & Screen Studies due September 1st

The 2021 Film And Video Poetry Symposium Deadline September 4th

Calling all Artists: Macabre due September 5th

Sundance Film Festival Regular Deadline (Features) September 6th

Freedom for Free due September 7th

EURASIA PHOTO CONTEST due September 30th

Biennale della Fotografia Femminile due September 30th

Moinho Cine Fest due September 30th

Images Festival due October 15th

Thomas Edison Film Festival Regular Deadline October 15th

ESMoA Video Art + Film Festival: BLUE/S! Regular Deadline October 23rd

SPLICE Film Fest Regular Deadline December 24th

World Channel Nonfiction

Exploding Cinema

Millennium Film Journal


Open Residencies & Fellowships

Stiwdio Maelor Residency due July 19th (TODAY)

Arnis Residency due July 25th

What is Evidence? due July 31st

Franconia Sculpture Park Residency due August 1st

Online reACT Residency due August 1st

Clark Honors College Virtual Faculty-in-Residence Award 2022 due August 1st

Gallery 263 Exhibition Proposals due August 1st

South Shorts due August 4th

Sustainable Darkroom: Photographic Garden due August 8th

McColl Center’s Educators and Parents AiR due August 15th

DocX Archive Lab due August 16th

Bemis Center Artist-in-Residence due August 16th

S+T+ARTS4Water due August 30th

AirLand due September 10th

Princeton Arts Fellow due September 14th

HAMBIDGE RESIDENCIES – Spring 22 due September 15th

Online Artists Support Program

Nes Artist Residency

The Loisaida Center Emerging Artist Residency


Open Funds

GLAS Animation Grant due August 1st

IDA+XRM Media Incubator due August 2nd

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)

Sara Eliassen, A Blank Slate (July 7th – 20th)

Maja Borg, Man (July 7th – 20th)

Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, Fresh Acconci (July 7th – 20th)

John Greyson, Fig Trees (July 7th – 20th)

Miguel Ventura, How Shall I Love You, My New Little One? (July 7th – 20th)

Vision Creep – PWYC (July 15th – July 22nd)

Zia Moharjerjashi, The Charcoal Sky: Chapter 5 (July 19th – 25th)

Anocha Suwichakornpong, Graceland (July 1st – 31st)

Anocha Suwichakornpong and Tulapop Saenjaroen, Nightfall (July 1st – 31st)

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

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

Part Two | Gendering, Disgendering, Transgendering (July 20 at 1pm ET)

Lunch & Learn: Building an Inclusive Set for Your Crew (July 21st 3PM ET)

Creative Evolutions: Artist Roles in Reimagining the Social (July 29th 4PM ET)


Things to Read

Article/Essay: A Bureau for Self-Care: Interdependence versus Individualism by iLiana Fokianaki

Book Recommendation: Cecile Starr and Experimental Animation Edited by Scott Hammen

Poem: Beauty is brief and violent by Snehal Vadher


Things to Do

Assignment: Go for a walk/drive/bike ride and be with your thoughts. Just give yourself the time to think your thoughts and be present in your own mind. Try not to run away or distract yourself. It will probably be uncomfortable. Lean into that.


Journal: What is your ideal creative retreat? Think of it as building your dream lab. You get to create the agenda, the length of the stay, the participants, the location. Who do you want to spend time with while you work on your practice? Do you want to work on short exercises? Or do you all come in with individual projects? Or are you making something together?

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