Short Cut: Opportunity Listings in April 2019

Sarah Pucill, Confessions To The Mirror, United Kingdom, 2016
Each month LUX Scotland shares opportunities for artists, filmmakers, curators, and other arts professionals working in the moving image sector. If you have an opportunity to share with us, please email scotland [at] lux​.org​.uk.

Submission Open for Barcelona International Short Film and Video Festival

BSF is an international, juried short film festival based in Barcelona, Spain. BSF screens outstanding short film, animation, docs, experimental and video art. We understand that some short film and video blur the lines of typical film festival categories, so we also enthusiastically encourage non-traditional and experimental formats. An international jury will select the winning categories including, Best International Short Film or Video 2019, which will receive 1000€.

Deadline: 1 April

Call For Entries: Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Berwick Upon Tweed Berwick

Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is one of the UK’s leading festivals for new cinema and artists’ moving image. Based in England’s most northerly town, BFMAF is a dynamic forum where fresh artistic voices develop and audiences hungry for complex and challenging art are nurtured. The 15th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is now open for submissions. Entries will be considered for all areas of the programme including cinema screenings – all lengths and formats, and moving image-based installations & performance works.

Deadline: 5 April

City, Essay, Film – Call For Contributions

UCL, London

UCL Urban Laboratory and the UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities are hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on the urban essay film, to take place during the UCL Festival of Culture on Friday 7 June 2019. Contributions are invited from researchers, practitioners, artists and critics from all disciplines on any theme connected with the depiction of cities in essay films.

Deadline: 5 April

Applications Open for Satellites Programme

Collective, Edinburgh

Collective are seeking visual artists, writers, curators and producers based in Scotland to take part in Satellites Programme 2019 – 20. The opportunity offers two six month work placements for Associate Producers and three placements for visual art practitioners of any discipline. The programme is developed to facilitate practitioners at a pivotal, emergent moment in their careers and supports the production of new commissions. The programme is funded and offers support from the Collective team.

Deadline: 8 April

Jerwood and FVU announce 2020 award theme Hindsight’

Hindsight is always 20/​20’, said the great film director Billy Wilder – giving voice to a feeling, shared by many, that life, for all its mystery and complexity, would be so much more explicable and fulfilling if we had understood in the past what we are able to see all too clearly today. The 2020 edition of the Jerwood/​FVU Awards offers an increased budget of £25,000 for each of the two commissioned moving image artworks in response to the theme.

Deadline: 8 April

Applications for Black Rock Senegal residency

Black Rock, Dakar, Senegal

Black Rock Senegal is a project that Kehinde Wiley has been building and developing over the last decade, and will open in May 2019. The compound is designed by Senegalese architect Abib Djenne and the interiors are a collaboration between Wiley and Senegalese designer Aissa Dione. The Black Rock Senegal property includes a residence and studio space for Wiley along with three single-occupancy residency apartments with adjacent studio spaces. The inaugural year of Black Rock will run from June 2019 through February 2020. Residents will be invited to live and work on-site for between one and three month intervals.

Deadline: 15 April

Free Association: monthly group for artists to share and discuss their work

CCA, Glasgow

A monthly community group for artists to share and discuss their work and to explore the work of others both within and beyond the arts.

Next meeting: Thursday 25 April, 7pm

Call for Applications: Across the City programme at Glasgow International Festival 2020

Applications are now open to Glasgow-based artists, curators, collectives, groups, galleries and organisations for the Across The City programme for Glasgow International 2020. The theme for GI 2020 is Attention – seeking to step outside the everyday and open up a new space for looking, thinking and spending time with the work of artists and to see afresh the intent behind the work.

Deadline: 31 May

Applications Open for 2019/​20 Course with Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola is conceived as a centre for postgraduate study with a high level of professional specialisation. It is the perfect place for anyone wishing to carry out an experiential and intellectual examination of cinema and explore new lines of work. As a centre of film innovation and ideas, it is vital for those taking part to have a degree of commitment, maturity and involvement. The profile of both students and teachers is international. Teachers on this including Laida Lertxundi, Beatrice Gibson, and LUX team member Maria Palacios Cruz.

Deadline: 31 May

Call for applications from artists organisations for Jerwood Development Programme Fund

Funding for arts organisations to deliver specialist development programmes that identify and support outstanding artists, curators and/​or producers. Jerwood Arts are looking for programmes that offer deep learning and tailor-made developmental support for individual artists at a critical moment in their career, launching new artistic voices.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 3 June

Call for Applications: Jerwood New Work Fund

Funding for artists, artistic groups and artist-led organisations to undertake the research, development and creation of new work that enables a step change in their practice and profile. This fund is focused on the initial creation process, but can support the full artistic cycle from the initial idea through to presentation

Deadline: 3 June

Submissions now open for Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) 2019

Open call for films to be submitted for SQIFF 2019, taking place in Glasgow 2 – 6 October. Work created by and about LGBTQ+ individuals and communities are welcome, within all subject matter, styles and film lengths.

Deadline: 2 July

Call for Applications: Jerwood Bursaries research and development for artists

Jerwood Bursaries provide funding to help you explore and develop your next steps, whether through supporting your skills and knowledge development and/​or supporting the first stage development of a new idea. Artists are encouraged to pursue your interests independently and on your own terms.

Second round deadline: 7 October

The Journal of Embodied Research invites video article submissions

Journal of Embodied Research invites video articles of between 10 – 20 minutes that document and share the results of research projects in which embodied practice is an essential part of the methodology. Video articles are published on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Deadline: Ongoing