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"Art and Labor," a short documentary chronicling the design and fabrication of a piece of public art in Austin, Texas. Directed by Ann Armstrong.

 The city of Austin looking for short films for its next “Faces of Austin” program.

From the city’s news release:

The City of Austin invites Austin-area filmmakers to submit their work to Faces of Austin 2017. The Faces of Austin program showcases short films by local filmmakers, reflecting the diverse faces, voices, and experiences of our city. Submitted films must be under 10 minutes in length and must be filmed in Austin or highlight an Austin topic or organization. Both fiction and nonfiction works are acceptable. Preference will be given to films that are about Austin’s artists and Austin’s creative community.

The films selected for Faces of Austin will have a premiere screening during the SXSW Film Conference in March 2017, be shown on ATXN and will also receive a “Judge’s Choice” designation from a special guest judge.

"Art and Labor," a short documentary chronicling the design and fabrication of a piece of public art in Austin, Texas. Directed by Ann Armstrong.

Still “Art and Labor,” a short documentary chronicling the design and fabrication of a piece of public art in Austin, Texas. Directed by Ann Armstrong.

DEADLINE: January 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Film Requirements:

  • 10 minutes maximum length
  • By an Austin-area filmmaker or commissioned through an Austin organization
  • Original non-fiction or fiction work no older than 3 years old
  • Filmed in Austin or highlights Austin-area topics or organizations
  • Does not violate copyright law by using copy written work, including music
  • Does not solicit funds or a particular political call to action
  • Must be appropriate to show in a public setting to an audience of all ages
  • May not be also selected by SXSW as part of its other Short Film Exhibitions
  • Preference given to films tabout Austin’s artists and Austin’s creative community.
  • • Applicants must be 18 or older

Examples of Film Submissions:

  • Documentary about a local organization, place, issue, or historical event
  • Music video featuring Austin bands
  • Narrative set in and/or filmed in Austin
  • Artistic video montage that highlights Austin

Application:

Download the application. Email competed application forms. Please put “Faces_Lastname” in the subject line.

Selection Process:

A Selection Panel comprising project advisors, media experts, and City staff will review each artist’s work and associated materials submitted by the project deadline. Selected submissions will meet all of the requirements and demonstrate a high quality. The City of Austin reserves the right to disqualify materials deemed offensive or inappropriate to show in a public setting. A “Judge’s Choice” will be selected from among the panel’s top-rated submissions.

 


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