SIDE/LOT Experimental Film Festival 2020

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SIDE/LOT is accepting submissions of experimental and short-form videos created by video makers who live or work in Evanston as part of Evanston Made.

Side/Lot is a curatorial project at the Evanston Art Center that programs contemporary art on the exterior of the EAC. Our mission is to provide a sustainable, engaging platform for contemporary artists making public art in our region.

The Experimental Film Festival is run alongside EvanstonMade, an annual celebration of the arts in Evanston that takes place at the Evanston Art Center in June each year. We present short experimental films by artists of all ages and backgrounds living or working in Evanston.

Guidelines

  • Work must be three minutes or less in duration. 
  • Work will be juried by a panel of artist/filmmakers. 
  • Student work is welcome.
  • Collaborative work is welcome.

We typically hold the first screening outdoors at 845pm, following the opening celebration for Evanston Made, which is currently scheduled for 5/29/2020. Please check in closer to the event for final details.

DEADLINE for submissions: May 8th, 2020
NOTIFICATIONS: May 21, 2020
SUBMISSION FORM: http://bit.ly/2020ExperimentalForm
FILE UPLOAD FOR STILL: http://bit.ly/2020ExperimentalImage

The Submission Form Requests the Following Information:

Name

Email

Phone

Website

Confirmation that you live or work  in Evanston, IL

Confirmation of rights to image and music for screening

Confirmation that the video has visual title and credits  

Role and Collaborators

Link to video on Vimeo

Video Password (if needed)

Still image from video submission, (jpeg 1920x1080 at 72ppi)

250 word project description

250 word filmmaker bio

Information Session

We will be hosting information sessions on Zoom, InstagramTV, and Facebook Live.  

Information Session 1

04/15/2020 from 7:00 to 7:30PM: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/553943918
Dial by your location  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 553-943-918

For more information about the information sessions please sign up for our mailing list.

https://bit.ly/EvanstonExperimentalMail

We look forward to another mind-bending Showcase!