Short Cut: Opportunity Listings in May 2019

Jack Smith, Normal Love, 1963.
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.

Call for Submissions: The One Minutes Collection, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Submit video works to become part of The One Minutes Collection at The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Submission makes the video eligible for The One Minutes Series, a monthly collection of one-minute films that investigate how we perceive and engage with moving image.

Deadline: 1 May

Call for Applications: Banff International Curatorial Institute Fellowship, Canada

The program allows for self-directed research over an extended period of 12 weeks, within the creative and intellectually stimulating environment of Visual Arts at Banff Centre. Up to four participants will be selected by an international jury for this unique, fully-funded scholarship program.

Deadline: 1 May

Call for Submissions: Magmart International Videoart Festival

Magmart, video under the volcano, is an international video art festival, which over the years has seen the participation of more than 1400 artists from +80 different countries, with thousand submitted videos.

Deadline: 1 May

Applications for Assembly at Open City Documentary Festival, London

Assembly is a new development lab for creative documentaries which will take place in September 2019, organised by Open City Documentary Festival. The programme is a project-based intensive workshop for international filmmakers working on their first or second feature. Participants from six selected projects will attend a four-day programme in London with talks, workshops and one-to-one mentoring followed by a closed pitch for £10,000 development funding.

London Deadline: 3 May

Call for Submissions: BF Artist Film Festival, Lancaster & London

Single-channel film and video works from within the fields of artists’ moving image and media art, short narrative films, documentaries, experimental and essay films, animation and video collage are welcomed. There are no restrictions on theme, date or premiere status. Videos under 6 minutes are preferred though films of up to 10 minutes will be considered.

Deadline: 5 May

Opportunity to join The Stove Curatorial Team, Dumfries and Galloway

The Stove looking for a new member to join The Stove Network’s Curatorial Team, based at 100 High Street, in Dumfries. At the core of The Stove is a commitment to long-term, community-driven, meaningful and sustainable work as an arts-led community development trust. The Curatorial Team is a group of creative practitioners who, together, provide the artistic direction for The Stove. This is currently a team of five who work closely with other teams, management/​operations, projects, café, blueprint100 (emerging creatives under 30), to keep creative thinking at the core of our activity and program.

Deadline: 6 May

Call for Applications: New Flesh Residency, London

Applications are open to artists working with moving image to take part in a 4‑month residency (May – September 2019). Artist will be selected by Georgie Brinkman (Curator, The New Flesh), Benjamin Cook (Director, LUX), Peter Taylor (Director, BFMAF) and Jennet Thomas (Artist, Reader in Time Based Media and Performance). Applications are welcomed particularly from individuals underrepresented in education and exhibition history.

Deadline: 6 May

Call for Trustees: The NewBridge Project, Newcastle Upon Tyne

The NewBridge Project is currently looking for dedicated and motivated individuals to join their Board of Directors to take up the role of Trustee. They are seeking to expand their board of directors to build on our diversity, knowledge and skills, helping to lead The NewBridge Project to the next stage of its development. The NewBridge Project are keen to widen the diversity of their board members and expertise and encourage applications from all backgrounds and experiences. No prior experience on a board is required.

Deadline: 7 May

Open Call for Existing Installations: Sonica 2019 Cryptic, Glasgow

Cryptic is seeking existing audiovisual installations by Scottish-based artists to be presented as part of their biennial visual sonic arts festival, Sonica, which returns to Glasgow from 31 October to 10 November 2019. Sonica is an 11-day biennial festival in Glasgow, dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts. Returning to Glasgow for its fifth edition, the award-winning festival will present cutting edge work by international artists alongside emerging UK talent across the city. Cryptic are looking for innovative and creatively ambitious installations which are already existing and require no further development.

Deadline: 8 May

Job Opportunity: Communications Officer, CCA, Glasgow

CCA are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced Communications Officer to join the team at CCA. The post holder will contribute to the activities of the CCA Communications department and to the continuing development of CCA, with a strong focus on digital communications, and development of CCA’s digital marketing.

This is a 21 hours per week post based in Glasgow city centre. Standard office hours are 10am – 6pm. £20,000 pro rata.

Deadline: 13 May

Open Call: Programme and Communications Internship, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire

This programme provides hands-on learning for people interested in developing a knowledge of working in the arts with a particular focus on arts administration, communications, programme development, planning and delivery, with and for artists. The dates are Monday 29 July — Monday 7 October 2019.

Deadline: 13 May

Producer (Maternity Cover) for Satellites Programme Collective, Edinburgh

Collective is seeking a Producer (Maternity Cover) to develop and deliver Collective’s Satellites Programme, which has been developed to facilitate practitioners at a pivotal, emergent moment in their careers and supports the production of new commissions. The post is based in their office on Calton Hill and is 3‑days per week. Previous experience of working in the arts is not a requirement for this role. SSW are interested in working with people who have not yet had access to similar opportunities, who are active in their learning and approach and are willing to contribute to shaping their collective experience at SSW.

Deadline: 13 May

Call for Submissions: Open City Documentary Festival

Submissions for Open City Documentary Festival 2019 are now open. They are looking for exciting and innovative non-fiction storytelling in short, mid-length and feature-length non-fiction films, short audio documentaries, as well as cross-platform projects. Prizes are awarded in three categories: Open City Award, Best Emerging International Filmmaker Award, and the Best UK Short Award.

Late Deadline: 13 May

Applications for Syllabus V, Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, The NewBridge Project, S1 Artspace and Spike Island

Applications are now open from artists for Syllabus V: a collaboratively produced alternative learning programme in its fifth year that will support ten artists across ten months. Starting in September 2019, the curriculum for Syllabus V will be built around a series of seven intensive gatherings, which the ten selected artists, curators, partner organisations and two external Artistic Advisors will collaboratively develop.

Deadline: 13 May

Submissions: Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinemas, France

The entries for the international competition are now open for experimental films and videos made in 2018 – 19.

Deadline: 20 May

Submissions: Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden

Founded in 1982, Uppsala International Short Film Festival has since become Sweden’s premier arena for short film and one of the most important short film festivals in Europe. Short films of all genres with a running time of no more than 40 minutes are accepted for consideration. Submitted films must have been produced 2018 or 2019.

Deadline: 31 May

Submissions: 25 FPS Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

25 FPS Festival screens independent and non-commercial films which innovatively explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. It promotes expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film.

Deadline: 31 May

Call for Submissions: Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York

Submissions are now open for the 2019 edition of the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Submissions are open to 11 genres, from short film as well as narrative and documentary features, 360 film and VR and immersive experiences.

Deadline: 31 May

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 the 2020 edition of the festival is Attention.

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.

Deadline: 31 May

Call for Submissions: Doclisboa 2019, Lisbon, Portugal

Doclisboa seeks to imagine reality through new cinematic forms of perception, reflection and action, placing filmmaking into dialogue with its history to question the present of cinema. Doclisboa is interested in films that are rigorous about their conceptual and formal implications; films that experiment with cinema’s artistic and political possibilities and refuse to be categorized; films that engage with and mirror the complexity of the world.

Deadline: 31 May

Submissions: Barcelona International Short Film & 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. The festival encourages non-traditional and experimental formats. BSF 2019 will screen in Zumzeig Cine, Barcelona. Zumzeig Cine is an independent, non-profit organisation, and the first cooperative cinema in Catalonia.

Deadline: 1 June

Call for Applications from artists organisations for Jerwood Development Programme Fund

The Development Programme Fund provides funding for arts organisations who, with vision and skill, can deliver transformational development opportunities for artists, curators and/​or producers in their field. They are looking for programmes that offer deep learning and tailor-made developmental support for individual artists, curators and/​or producers 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 to enable a step-change in their practice and profile. The Jerwood New Work Fund provides funding for the research, development, creation, production and dissemination of new work, with a focus on developing artistic practice.

Deadline: 3 June

Funded Residency: Early Career Artists, Cove Park, Argyll & Bute

With support from The Fenton Arts Trust, Cove Park will award four residencies to four artists in the early stages of their careers in the autumn this year. These funded three-week residencies will take place from Monday 2 – Sunday 22 September 2019 and each artist will receive private accommodation, studio/​workspace and a fee of £1,200. Artists specialising in visual arts (with a focus upon painting and sculpture), literature, crafts/​design and music/​composition are all welcome to apply.

Deadline: 3 June

Call for Submissions: Exhibitions Programme Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scottish Borders

Proposals are invited for moving-image installations to be exhibited between September 2019 – March 2020 in the Scottish Borders town of Hawick. Alchemy Film & Arts’ Exhibitions Programme, situated within Hawick Town Centre, presents the most groundbreaking film and moving image from around the world and offers opportunities to engage with the work and its subject matters to both international and local audiences.

Deadline: 10 June

Funding Opportunity: Pilot Proj ects Film Hub Scotland

The Pilot Project programme enables Film Hub Scotland members to undertake pilot audience development work to engage and grow under-served audiences with independent British and specialised film. The ambition is that members will then embed learning into their regular programme delivery after the pilot finishes.

Deadline: Monday 17 June

Call for Submissions: London Short Film Festival

LSFF welcomes both UK and international submissions. In 2019, they screened 500+ films carefully curated from over 3200 submissions, and their industry esteemed In Competition programmes featured 50 exceptional UK and international short films awarded prizes by a British Council-sponsored international jury.

Deadline: 1 July

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

SQIFF 2019 will take place in Glasgow 2nd to 6th October and submissions are now open. SQIFF is interested in showing work created by and about LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. We are open within this to all subject matter, styles, and film lengths. We screen all films in the festival with English language subtitles or captions for D/​deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences.

Deadline: 2 July

Call for Applications: Jerwood Bursaries research and development for artists

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

Second round deadline: 7 October

The Journal of Embodied Research invites video article submissions

Journal of Embodied Research solicits video articles of between 10 and 20 minutes that document and share the results of research projects in which embodied practice is an essential part of the methodology. There are no annual deadlines and video articles are published on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Deadline: ongoing

Funding Opportunity: Pitch Pots Film Hub Scotland

Pitch Pots are a simple way for organisations to access additional support to enhance new or existing one-off projects and screenings of independent British and specialised film. Film Hub Scotland will prioritise projects that promote diversity and increase inclusion, engage young people and/​or celebrate screen heritage. The ambition for the fund is that members will be able to create impactful, one-off events to enhance their programme, or to deliver special activities tied to local, Scotland and/​or UK events and initiatives.

Deadline: ongoing

Fife Council Culture Grants

Fife Council’s Culture Grants scheme aims to encourage and support creativity in local communities, including artists’ moving image and film. Applications for up to £500 from groups and up to £150 for individuals.

Deadline: ongoing

MA Experimental Film, Kingston University, London

This course has been designed to offer a genuinely creative methodology and understanding of current and future potential for film experimentation in artists’ moving image. This places the programme at the forefront of postgraduate studies exploring moving image in its most creative form. The course offers a range of input from staff in filmmaking and will enable you to develop a major body of practical work created within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary experimental film theory. The curriculum offers three distinct areas of critical and practical inquiry options, supported by a specialised seminar/​lectures series: artists’ moving image; independent film; and the materiality of film. You will undertake self-initiated research supported by taught modules and an experienced group of research-active staff and will explore the critical and historical frameworks within which experimental film work can be understood and conceptualised.

Deadline: ongoing

MRes Art: Moving Image, Central Saint Martins, London

And what insights can a study of artists’ moving image offer us for understanding the diverse practices that now fill art spaces internationally as well as in the UK? A unique association between LUX and Central Saint Martins has created a research-led Masters degree to address these questions. The course is focused on nurturing a discursive culture around moving image art which offers a number of unique features for students interested in studying and working in the field of artists’ moving image. MRes Art: Moving Image offers the opportunity of acquiring unique insight and depth into the subject of artists’ moving image culture, through lectures, seminars and screenings with acknowledged scholars, artists and specialists in the field. This course is part of the Art Programme. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time.

Deadline: ongoing

MA Artists’ Film and Moving Image, Goldsmiths, London

This twelve-month, intensively taught practice-based Masters is aimed at artists and graduates working within the field of artists’ film and moving image who wish to develop their practice and professional networks with the support of Goldsmiths’ Art Department and its uniquely high concentration of accomplished artist filmmakers. The programme is centred on the individual experience and knowledge that each student brings, developing them as artists who want to innovate in the expanding field of moving image. Students are challenged to synthesise the knowledge and understanding gained from its bespoke curriculum linking practice, theory and professional development into a reflective, informed and decisive approach to the intellectual, aesthetic, social and technical processes necessary to bring their individual artistic project in moving image or related media from idea to realisation.

Deadline: January & April 2020