Animation, Arts & Culture

This Week In Experimental: Volume 69


Hello Experimenters!


Writing to all of you from my apartment balcony for what is likely the last time before starting to write to you from my house’s deck. Moving is always stressful, but at least this time we’re moving across town and not across states.


Any home owners out there: please send me things you wish you knew before your first home. I love learning from my seasoned vets.


For everyone else, fear not! There shouldn’t be any delays for newsletter mailings. That said, if anyone is interested in writing for a week or two in the next couple of months I’d love to set you up to do so. Surely, everyone’s a little tired of hearing from me every week.


In solidarity,



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Emergency Funds

Studio Relief Program

Artist Relief Project

AFC Emergency Financial Aid

FCA Bridge Fund

FCA Emergency Grants

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

PCA COVID-19 NEA Emergency Grants

Calls for Entry

DVAA Everyday Futures Fest due October 15th

Tarkovsky Revisited due October 15th

Images Festival due October 15th

Thomas Edison Film Festival Regular Deadline October 15th

Working Memory due October 17th

Unfair Trade due October 17th

SSJ Neighborhood Network Parklet due October 18th

Grand Union x UoB MA Art History and Curating due October 18th

the wrong biennale due October 20th

Visibility & Remembrance: Standing with the Trans* Community due October 20th

The Norfolk Way Art Trail due October 20th

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

The Fronteer Open 2021 due October 25th

Blazing New Worlds due October 26th

Cinalfama due October 27th

VII nodoCCS Video Festival 2021 due October 30th

Public Art Commission due October 31st

Artist Support Show due October 31st

Coffee Stories due October 31st

Online Featured Photographer 2021 due October 31st

apexart NYC – Exhibition Proposals due October 31st

Braziers International Film Festival Early Bird Deadline October 31st

Experiments in Cinema Regular Deadline November 1st

New Talents 2021 due November 2nd

DIAMETRALE Almost Early Birds November 5th

Videoart.Ist International Early Deadline November 6th

Visions du Réel Deadline No. 1 November 8th

San Francisco International Film Festival Regular/Final Deadline November 9th

YICCA International Prize of Contemporary Art due November 10th

Ribalta Experimental Film Festival Regular Deadline November 10th

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival Regular Deadline November 26th

Videoart.Ist International Early Deadline November 30th

Analog Cookbook Issue 5 due December 15th

Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition due December 6th

VAO Art Prize due December 15th

Visions du Réel Deadline No. 2 December 17th

SPLICE Film Fest Regular Deadline December 24th

Cinalfama Christmas Deadline December 27th
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen Online Competitions due January 3rd

Coney Island Film Festival Earlybird Deadline January 7th

Cinalfama Medium Deadline January 27th

Braziers International Film Festival Regular Deadline January 30th

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen On-Site Competitions due February 1st

Videoart.Ist International Regular Deadline February 27th

Coney Island Film Festival Regular Deadline March 11th

Media Monsters (see Announcements)

World Channel Nonfiction

Millennium Film Journal

Exploding Cinema           

Joker Joker TV


Open Residencies & Fellowships

Residency for the EVOLVE project due October 15th

Squeaky Wheel Workspace Residency due October 15th

Greenbox Artist in Residence due October 15th

Soft Residency due October 22nd

The ISSP Riga Residency due October 24th

TURN2 Residency due October 24th


Fort Union National Monument Residency due October 29th

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Residency due October 29th

POLYTOPIA due October 30th

Atelier Circulaire due October 31st

VisArts Emerging Curator Program 2022 due November 1st

Wildacres Residency Program due November 1st

Forge Fellowship due November 1st

VisArts Next Generation Studio Fellowship 2022 due November 1st
Baxter St Residency due November 8th

A.I.R. Fellowship due November 15th

Dry Tortugas National Park Residency due November 15th

Cité internationale des arts residencies programme due November 15th

Immersions 2022 due November 17th

Collide Residency Award due November 22nd

Connecting Communities Digital Initiative due November 22nd

Jan van Eyck Residencies 2022/2023 due December 1st

Plyspace Residency due December 1st

Da Vinci Residency Program due December 1st

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

Rogers Cable Network Fund due October 13th

West African Research Center Travel Grant due October 15th

Southern Documentary Fund Filmmaking Grant due October 15th

Public Art for Spatial Justice due October 18th

Braunschweig Projects 2022/2023 due October 27th

HomeGrown: Future Visions October 29th

Frameline Completion Fund due October 31st

India-UK together 2022 due October 31st

MMM AR Accelerator due November 15th

Lightpress Grants due November 30th

Catapult Development Grant

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) *Not this week!

The Living Book by Erin Cosgrove (September 30th – October 14th)

Lynda Benglis: Works in Video (October 8th – 15th)

Isabella (October 13th – 19th)

The Glass Note (October 7th – 21st)

New York Kurdish Film and Cultural Festival 2021 (October 7th – 21st)

Crossroads 2021 (September 17th – October 21st)

14th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival (October 14th – 22nd)

Both Sides Now: Queer (October 20th – 23rd)

RPM 21 (October 15th – 24th)

Antimatter [media art] (October 14th – 24th)

Midwest Video Poetry Fest (October 11th – 25th)

Amateur is a Lover (September 16th – October 27th)

Hidden Histories (October 1st – 27th)

Perfect Fifths (September 1st – October 31st)

The Mist That Carries Phantoms (October 2021)

Strangelove (September 1st – November 31st)

Kevin Jerome Everson: The Island of St. Matthews (October 12th at 7:30 ET)

Adrift: Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner (October 15th 10AM ET)

Looking Back at Night Watch (October 18th 6:30PM PT)

Zoom Artist Talk with Hito Steyerl (October 21st)

Moving Image Salon / Oct 2021 (October 23rd 9AM ET)

How to Make a Multi-Plane Animation Stand for Under $200 (or €170) by Tess Martin

Do Donkeys Act?

Danzas lunares


Things to Read

Article/Essay: “Poetry That Pulls at the Seams of Colonial Power and Memory” by Dessane Lopez Cassell

Book Recommendation: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Poem: Baleen Scrimshaw as 16mm Film by Cathy Tagnak Rexford


Things to Do

Assignment: Last week, I made my first Parallax before walking my students through the process on Photoshop. Give it a shot using this 24 step process I wrote up last week.


Journal: Last week, I asked you to imagine your ideal audience member for a project you’re working on. This week, get the image of that person back in your mind. Remember every detail. What do you want them to know about you/your film after watching that project?



Media Monsters is back for a second series. We want your experimental film and video art! Any length. Any completion date. Send a link and short description to [email protected]

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