Deadline: 18 March 2016
Call for entries

Short Format Video And Animated Gifs: Athica Micromedia Fest

Seeking entries for the ATHICA Micromedia Fest, a juried showcase of very short animated and photographic media objects (animated GIFs, Vine videos, and one-minute-or-less videos), to be shown on gallery kiosks and at scheduled screenings. The GIF and Vine microformats are now responsible for democratizing the short form video across the Internet, in which average people can easily create and proliferate micromedia in order to engage, enlighten, and entertain. Micromedia bring together the spontaneity of participative culture and the aesthetics of digital artistic practice in a radical recontextualization of what it means to make and experience art.

Entries are in the form of video links (Vine, YouTube, Vimeo, or other host) or links to animated GIFs. Up to three files can be submitted in a category for the entry fee o f $10.00, which goes to support the prizes and sustain the gallery. All files must be made available online for judging through FilmFreeway. You will need to create an account in order to submit. Please do not submit files that include material to which you don’t own the copyright. Copyright remains with the artist but ATHICA has the right to exhibit the selected works in multiple events and venues for
the duration of the exhibit, March 18, 2016 – April 9, 2016 and the right to exhibit the selected works online at the ATHICA website and in promotional materials. Artists will be credited. No materials will be returned. No refunds will be made for entry fees. Prizes will be awarded in five categories based on the jury’s selection.

Best in Show $100
Best GIF $25
Best Vine $25
Best One-Minute-Or-Less Video $25
Audience Choice $25

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