What is the potential of films and videos for the mobilisation of historical memory at moments of intense struggle for change? BEFF6 invites submissions of films and videos that resonate with Walter Benjamin’s sense of history as sudden illumination and potent force against the oppressive weight of a mythic past.
Please send us your work, made between 2009 and 2011, and a line or two suggesting how you see the relationship between your submission and some of these ideas. We’re especially interested in works that explore history through the use of home movies, archival film, found footage and other strategies of historical reclamation. BEFF6 welcomes experimental film and video, documentary, installation work (single channel), artists’ film, and animation.
The deadline for submission is 30 November 2011. If your work is selected we aim to notify you by 31 December. Please submit a completed entry form, additional enclosures (as specified in the entry form), and your work for selection in one of these digital formats: DVD, or by sending us links and passwords to access your work online.
The selected work will be programmed in the open call section of BEFF6 Raiding the Archives, scheduled to open in Bangkok in late January 2012. Raiding the Archives uses the platform of an experimental film festival to pose the question: What histories of Southeast Asia await excavation from audio-visual archives in the region and beyond? Our emphasis lies in innovative programming, a global historical frame, and creating a context for high-quality public discourse on the social and aesthetic values of marginal forms of moving images.
Address to send your work:
BEFF6, Jim Thompson Art Center
6 Soi Kasemsan 2
Rama 1 Road
Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
Email: [email protected]
For information in detail, please visit our website: http://beffbeff.com/2011/10/call-for-submission%E2%80%8Bs-deadline-30-nov-2011/
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