Monday, December 5, 2011


Call for work
Deadline January 16, 2012

"Studio 27 is looking for short videos and films for our next program at the Big Muddy Film Festival 34 at Southern Illinois University. We are curating a special out-of-competition screening titled "Utopia?" For this program, we are seeking experimental films and videos (under 30 minutes) that critique or express a fundamental shift in the trajectory of contemporary utopian thought and practice. We are interested in work that explores how utopia, as a projection of what is possible in the future, can be an implicit critique of what is lacking in the present, an indication of how far we have to go to achieve an ideal society. As the notion of dystopia is integrally connected to utopia, we also welcome work that is dystopic in nature. How do the limitations and contradictions of the present drive us toward escape or change?..."

For the purpose of this program, we will only consider work that is experimental in nature, or radically pushes the formal or conceptual boundaries of its genre. Please send us a prescreening copy of your work on playable DVD (or provide us a URL where we can stream or download a high quality preview). All submissions must include a brief project synopsis, artist statement, and contact information (email address, phone number).

Deadline: received by - January 16, 2012

Address your submission to:
Jessica Allee
810 S. Johnson Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901, USA

For more information contact us at: jessicaallee[@]

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