Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, détournement, or recycled cinema, the incorporation of already existing media into new artworks is a practice that generates novel juxtapositions and new meanings and ideas, often in ways entirely unrelated to the intentions of the original makers. Such new works are, in other words, “inappropriate.” This act of (in)appropriation may even produce revelations about the relationship between past and present, here and there, intention and subversion, artist and critic, not to mention the "producer" and "consumer" of audiovisual culture itself. Fortunately for our purposes, the past decades have witnessed the emergence of a wealth of new audiovisual elements available for appropriation into new works. In addition to official state and commercial archives, resources like vernacular collections, home movie repositories, and digital archives now also provide fascinating material to repurpose in ways that lend it new meaning and resonance.
Filmmakers and video artists engaged in the appropriation, re-purposing, and productive “misuse” of existing visual and sonic media are invited to submit their work for consideration. Submissions may include remix, mashup, collage, détournement, and other collisions or subversions of pre-existing media that produces a new critical meaning or transformative experience.
• Be 20 minutes or less in length
• Made in 2020 or later
• Must contain some form of audiovisual appropriation
• Acceptable exhibition formats: 16mm film, 35mm film, digital video file
• Submission fee: $10