Cost is a pithy $10.00, to submit works into the 15th season of Independent Exposure. The theme this year is Visual Architecture, and the deadline is September 30th, 2011. Prizes below.
Grand Prize: Panasonic AG-HMC40 HD Video Camera Second Prize: Selected MicrocinemaDVD.com Catalog ($500 worth) Third Prize: Selected MicrocinemaDVD.com Catalog ($250 worth)
Remember to read the submission guidelines.
This is what the Independent Exposure webpage has to say about the theme:
"Like the film Blade Runner prophesied, moving images have become an integral part of our everyday lives: on mobile phones, at the gas pump, billboards, elevators, subways, airline seats, bathrooms, nightclubs, menus in restaurants, art pieces on the gallery wall or in the hotel lobby. Screens at rock concerts wrap around stages in 360 degrees, or hang like fabric above the crowds; video projectors fit in the palm of the hand and can be connected to a cellphone. We have entered the era of the Microcinema. Moving images are now part of our ambient environment – creating new and unique visual experiences and challenging the way we perceive traditional narrative structures within the cinematic medium.
The theme of Visual Architecture puts forth a challenge to creative persons working within the moving image arts to exploit these new phenomena and to consider their works a part of this new paradigm. We are seeking works no longer than 10 minutes that interpret this call and theme of Visual Architecture. Possible genres include but are not limited to: ambient, motion-design, animation, music-videos, documentaries, non-traditional narratives, VJ/DJ visuals, experimental, and especially any new genres that you are creating!"