call: Urban Research 2014
Call for entries
Deadline: 25 December 2013
Urban Research is a special film program during the Berlin International Directors Lounge concerned with urban themes curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr. For years the urban landscape has been under rapid change. Due to the increased economic pressure and shift towards mono-functional uses of the city, public space more and more vanishes. The newly awakened interest in old city centers, which is a rather positive development, has also created new demands in conjunction with the deregulations of national and municipal city tasks: the city has mainly become an object for real estate investment.
On the other hand, new waves for urban movements towards a democratic renewal have appeared. A redetermination of public place may have come across, a new protest culture against the complete commercialization of the city has spread in places. Be it called neoliberal, new labor, social democratic, political-islam or post-Maoism, you name I. The radical loss of democratic political influences concerning urban development seems to have found a counter force in a rediscovery of the political space. The above sometimes extreme changes in the urban are also being reflected in creative art and film, or may even find their unique expression in the arts.
It may be surprising that in this field of creative expression, experimental film has found a renaissance, often in conjunction with analog methods. Also a diversity of documentary forms have arisen anew. Creative film nowadays uses a multitude of traditions mixing and recombining the white-cube gallery art, classical avant-garde, classic cinema and the tube, performance and new media, happening and radical activism. Concerning creative production and critical discussions, there seems to have been an increased interest in public space and urban themes. In addition the classical “theatre screening” seems to meet a new interest. Artists working in a diversity of fields have discovered again the “single channel” format as an easy way for presentation and discussing work on international platforms without the complications and the distribution costs of extended installations.
Last Year’s Urban Research Program comprised programs as divers as “Habitats, Homelands and Bridges”, the most experimental program; “Personal Histories and the City’s Future”, a more impressionist view onto place; and “nterventions, Transforming Public Space”, a program dedicated to interventions and activism, in addition to a loop program during Urban Research nights. If you like, please check out check the past program at Urban Research 2013
Urban Research 2014 will be first presented at Directors Lounge 7â€”17 February 2014. The program has also been presented internationally in screenings in London, Mannheim, Hannover, Poznan, Freiburg, Essen, Dordrecht, Senigallia, St. Petersburg and Berlin.
We want your work! Please use the online submission form (required!)
Urban Research Submission Form
Please send in a DVD including 2 videostills of your work.
Online Entry Deadline Dec 25, 2013.
Please ship to:
Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Urban Research, OsnabrÃ¼cker Str. 25. D-10589 Berlin, Germany
klaus |at| richfilm |dot| de
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