STRANGELOVE TIME-BASED MEDIA FESTIVAL
STOP | LOOK | LISTEN | WALK

Festivals are foremost about people gathering, talking, networking and exchanging ideas as a celebration of energy, enthusiasm, and connection. Despite the postponement of the physical festival, the Strangelove team still want festival-goers to feel a sense of wonder & enjoyment within this downtime. To do this, we feel it imperative to continue facilitating opportunity which challenges, and allows people to be able to present and engage with what the festival has to offer not only as an event, but as a long-standing hub of access to time-based media. Strangelove Festival celebrates the diversity of time-based media, from artist videos, experimental film and conventional cinema; to sound and performance works. We want to explore the potential of live connections with internet audiences, by proposing both a task and open platform for all to digest through individual thought, time and interpretation in sync with how each one of us is experiencing the world. In response to the world wide pandemic of COVID 19, Strangelove has taken on an exploration of digital counterparts. Our brand new festival programme launches digitally June 1st - July 5th 2020, with a build-up of weekly screenings and features commencing this May. We have a number of LIVE open-calls and interactive rooms for festival goers to read, write, think and engage on our website.

Selected submissions will be promoted through social media, showcased in the online festival programme, with a special website feature. We may be selecting work to be included in the June/July programme as we go along (1st June – 5th July), but most work will be shown throughout August within our special open-call season. When the physical festival is able to happen, submitted work will also be featured then. There will be a greater and expanded programme developing over the coming months, so please sign up to our newsletter for updates and/or check the website.

This year's edition will present works by many influential artists and filmmakers including the world-famous Quay Brothers, who will be showing a new live performance work of their film Ghosts and Whispers scheduled now for 2021. Jocelyn Pook who has written film scores for directors including for Kubrick and Scorsese will be delivering a talk about her work and will be showing an experimental video installation piece in collaboration with Dragan Aleksic.

Our new partners Animate Projects, Violet Pictures and Videoclub will be curating a screening of contemporary animation and British Animator Paul Bush will be showcasing his recent projects. The festival will also celebrate films by Derek Jarman, the British artist and filmmaker, plus much more.

OPEN CALLS. DEADLINE: 15 JULY 2020

// GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS //

Gone in 60 Seconds invites artists working in moving image, including but not limited to animation, documentary, performance, dance and expanded cinema. We are looking for works that address the open theme of festival, which covers, animation, music, dance, and performance.

Films must be exactly 60 seconds (including title and credits). Rules & Terms Below.

OPEN CALLS // ANIMATION, DOCUMENTARY, PERFORMANCE ART / DANCE, VIDEO ART / SOUND & AUDIO, EXPERIMENTAL FILM, CINEMA
THEMES // ISOLATION, CLIMATE, DIVERSITY

We are announcing SIX open calls and THREE themes that artists and filmmakers should address in selecting work to be submitted. There is a submission fee of £10. We are a not for profit community group and all fees are used to support commissions.

We are looking for multiple ideas to formulate this section of our online festival programme and works will be selected by an independent panel. You can submit both new work, and existing work which holds relevance to the below.

The themes are isolation, diversity and climate, and the six genres are animation, documentary, performance, video art, experimental film and cinema.

Selected films will be promoted through social media, showcased in the online festival programme, with a special website feature. We may be selecting work to be included in the June programme as we go along (1st June – 5th July), but most work will be shown throughout August within our special open-call season. When the physical festival is able to happen (dates are unknown), submitted work will also be featured.

THEMES

isolation
During the COVID 19 crisis many people are self-isolating, working from home and no longer enjoying the usual social interactions. For many people solitude and loneliness is part of life. Works submitted here may wish to consider the ideas for example; quarantine, privacy, segregation, confinement, freedom…

diversity
The world is made up of diverse and different communities. Each of us unique and individual but also part of a collective. Society is constructed by these different tribes occupying often the same space. Works submitted in this theme may wish to explore for example; difference, otherness, dissidence, relationships, communication…

climate
At the moment with COVID 19 many governments are saying “we are following the science”, but what about the science of climate change? Where does that action happen? This section is about examining the broad ideas around the management and care of our planet, from air that is breathable, pollution, about ways to protect and respect the environment…

Rules & Terms Below.

Awards & Prizes will be decided & announced over the coming weeks and presented within the special open-call month - August.

RULES AND TERMS
GONE IN 60 SECONDS. DEADLINE: 15 JULY 2020.

STOP LOOK LISTEN WALK is open to artists working in moving image (animation, documentary, performance and video). We are looking for works that address the open theme of festival, which covers, animation, music, dance and performance.

- Films must be exactly 60 seconds (including title and credits)
- By agreeing to submit your film you have agreed to publicly screen your film as part of Strangelove Festival 2020.
- Entry fee is £10.00
- Selected films will be used to promote the festival through social media,
- Only successful applicants will be notified
- Format for submission is MP4 file. Please see link: https://filmfreeway.com/help/article/16013/what-format-do-you-recommend-for-video-uploads

RULES AND TERMS
ISOLATION CLIMATE DIVERSITY. DEADLINE: 15 JULY 2020.

- Each submission must fall into one of the above category mediums - animation, documentary, performance art / dance, video art / sound & audio, experimental film, or cinema – as seen on each individual Freeway submission page. On each category page below, you’ll also be able to find who features on each judging panel, as well as other requirements.

- We are looking for works that address, whether directly or indirectly, one or all of the selected themes – isolation, diversity, climate.

- With your submission, you must provide a title for the piece. There is also the option of adding a 200-300 complimentary text to go with the work for contextualising purposes.

- There is a submission fee of £10.

- By agreeing to submit your film you have agreed to publicly screen your film as part of Strangelove Festival 2020. Selected films will be promoted through social media, showcased in our online festival programme, with a special website feature. We may be selecting work to be included in the June programme as we go along (1st June – 5th July), but most work will be shown throughout August within our special open-call season. When the physical festival is able to happen (dates are unknown), submitted work will also be featured.

- If successful, you will be contacted directly via the email address you provide with Freeway.

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  • Michael Lyons

    Thank you for supporting artist time-based media.

    March 2019