Carnegie Museum of Art Announces a Call for Submissions for Two-Minute Film Festival themed “A Brief History of…”
Films will be screened on July 15 during a late-night Culture Club.
Deadline for submissions is June 15.
Pittsburgh, PA…Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation opens July 2 at Carnegie Museum of Art, bringing together three moving-image works: silent, hypnotic loops that reanimate different forms of cultural history, images, and actions. To complement this exhibition, the Museum of Art invites artists and filmmakers (amateur or professional) to submit their finest—and shortest—work for consideration for inclusion in the Two-Minute Film Festival, an evening of food, drink, and film in the museum’s outdoor Sculpture Court.
Submissions should respond in some way to the broad theme “A Brief History of…” and may be created using media of the filmmaker’s choice (camera, camcorder, cell phone, animation program). Entries must be two minutes or less in length, include a title card, and be submitted via CD or DVD as uncompressed QuickTime files (.mov) for compilation purposes. Entrants must also include a screening copy of their film—either by providing a YouTube link or a playable DVD—and a completed entry form. There is no fee to enter and entrants must be at least 18 years of age.
Submission materials (nonreturnable) should be mailed to:
Department of Contemporary Art
Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
The deadline is June 15. See www.cmoa.org/2minutefilms for submission guidelines, entry form, and terms and conditions.
Carnegie Museum of Art’s contemporary art department will review the submissions and select works to screen at the July 15 Culture Club. The Two-Minute Film Festival audience will be encouraged to vote for their favorite film, and the Viewer’s Choice award winner will be announced at the end of the evening. Drinks and food will be available in the museum’s outdoor Sculpture Court beginning at 7:30 p.m., and the film screening will begin at 9:30 p.m. A $10 entrance fee includes admission to the museum galleries and to the film screening, as well as two drink tickets. Picnic-style fare will be available for purchase.
About Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation
Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation, consists of two films and a digital projection featuring silent, hypnotic loops that bring to life different objects, images, and history, casting each in a new light. The darkened Forum Gallery will be animated by three artists’ works that draw on varied cultural artifacts: archival photography from the Great Depression (Punctured by William E. Jones), a centuries-old Italian folk dance originally created as a cure for poisonous spider bites (Tarantism by Joachim Koester), and artworks on display in a museum (Flash in the Metropolitan by Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer). In each work, the artists employ subtly choreographed movements to expose and alter cultural, perceptual, and historical circumstances. Activated by the basic yet infinitely mutable ability of film and video to allow action to unfold over time, each work creates a complex interplay between stillness and movement, agitation and contemplation, and darkness and light.
General support for the museum’s exhibition program is provided by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Carnegie Museum of Art
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works from the 16th century to the present. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the physical environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412.622.3131 or visit our web site at www.cmoa.org.