Found Footage: Moving Image, Film, Video submissions sought

"Found footage is a filmmaking term which describes a method of compiling films partly or entirely of footage which has not been created by the filmmaker, and changing its meaning by placing it in a new context. It should not be mistaken for documentary or compilation films. It is also not to be mistaken with stock footage. The term refers to the "found object" (objet trouvé) of art history". From Wikipedia.

popup are looking for short (15 mins max duration) artists moving image, film and video work which utilises appropriated or found visual source material for a special curatorial project and screening.

What we're looking for:
We are not looking for a particular theme - but rather an approach to making and the use of source materials.

We are looking for filmmakers and artists who produce new and compelling moving image work incorporating appropriated/found visual/sound footage. This might take the form of an artists utilising available public domain films/video and cutting them up and re-editing them or re-shooting footage from several appropriated sources and combining them to create alternative narrative structures or critical formal arrangement. Originally the work can have been created in any format (that is moving image, film, animation or video based).

To apply:
Email a short written description of the work you would like us to consider; You can submit up to three works on DVD (or CD) in a Quicktime compatible format; i.e .avi, .mov, .XviD, .DivX, .MP4. (or the URL of your website if we can see your work there);Your c.v, including your contact details.

Send these either by email to popupfilms@btinternet.com, or by post to popup, 63 Nelson Street, Cross Roads, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9EA

Deadline: Mon 26 Nov 2007

Return of work:
If you want your work to be returned to you, you must include with your submission a stamped addressed envelope suitable for the return of your work with the appropriate value of stamps on. Absolutely no returns will be made without this.

popup films is a not for profit collaboration run by artists Jean McEwan and Nigel Russell and is based in West Yorkshire. Popup was set up in 2005 to organise events and screenings of moving image work by filmmakers, animators and artists, from across the Yorkshire region. popup films responds in a flexible and creative manner, working with a range of makers, organisations and curators to bring exciting and challenging contemporary video, video installation and performance work to new audiences in a variety of venues and spaces. popup has run events in gallery spaces, cafes and music venues. popup can be found on the popup films myspace
Found Footage:


Who: popup films
What: Found Footage: Moving Image, Film, Video submissions sought
Further Details:
-View the popup films myspace
Contact: popupfilms@btinternet.com
Deadline: Mon 26 Nov 2007