PureScreen - Open submission for film and video programme

PureScreen, Castlefield Gallery's regular screening event is now inviting new submissions from artists, filmmakers and animators. The programme provides a platform for outstanding recent work and aims to support new and emerging practitioners and curators. In addition, we distribute touring programmes to partner venues, and provide a resource for other organisations involved in contemporary moving-image practice.

We are interested in a broad range of independent approaches to form and materials, using film, video, sound, software and other new media technologies. The selected work will demonstrate inventive use of its medium, propose alternative modes of cinematic language, or offer interdisciplinary perspectives through collaboration. We aim to feature work relating to current artistic, social, scientific and political concerns. PureScreen also seeks experimental and innovative advertising, design, cinema and music promos.

From this year's selection we will also compile and produce DVD to promote the artists’ work to festivals and events throughout international artists and filmmakers communities.

The submission deadline for the 2007-08 programme is Sat 30 Jun 2007. Film and video works must be on VHS-PAL or DVD preview, with master copies available on miniDV or DVD only. (NB: the PureScreen call is not open to fiction-oriented short film productions).

Application packs can be downloaded here, either as a Word or PDF file. Alternatively you can email Castlefield Gallery to request the pack from purescreen@castlefieldgallery.co.uk. For a printed version, please telephone the gallery on +44 (0)161 8328034.