Within the word “purgatory”, it is easy to envision condemned souls, torment and darkness. However, purgatory may also reflect the cyclic state in which we often rediscover or recreate ourselves anew from within our personal inflictions. Sometimes it is the necessary stage to exorcise ourselves from the haunting ghosts of the past. Perhaps it is the serene place of self reflection and realization.
From within this, the DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness proudly presents its seventh year exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory – A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul. Held on March 12th 2017 at Detroit’s Tangent Gallery, Purgatory will present approximately 90 minutes of short films of introspective, emotive and/or enlightened subject matters from filmmakers worldwide. This is not an industry-focused film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal collections.
7th Annual Purgatory Film Exhibition & Artist Bazaar
Sun March 12 2017 – Bazaar 4p-12mid – Showtimes 5p, 7p & 9p
Tangent Gallery/Hastings Ballroom, 715 E Milwaukee, Detroit
Submission are now being accepted for inclusion within the 2017 Purgatory Film Exhibition. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, but your entry should be introspective, enlightened and/or experimental in essence. We are not seeking mere horror shorts, but something much more profound.
Please note that to qualify for submission:
- You must be the writer, director or producer of the film
- The overall running length must be no longer than 13 minutes
- Review copy must be available to be viewed from FilmFreeway
- Selected films must be available in a non-compressed digital format for download, preferably from Dropbox
The final deadline for submissions is February 1st 2017.