Now through September 1, 2017, Harvestworks is accepting submissions for Filmette, a film festival celebrating films which run between 30 and 60 minutes in length. The festival was created to showcase movies that have historically struggled to find an audience and distribution simply because of their unconventional running time. Too long for traditional shorts programs and too short for the theatrical releases given to feature films, these mid-length movies are no less deserving of attention because they run between a half-hour and an hour.
As founder Gisburg puts it: “I've been working for years now on independent films and in that time I’ve met many filmmakers who have given their whole heart (and their own money) to films that didn’t fit into traditional platforms because they were either too short or too long. I thought, this is ridiculous.”
The festival is accepting submissions across all genres: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental and the Unknown. Films do not need be premieres or created within the last year as the goal is to showcase the best. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 1, 2017 at 5PM ET.
The festival will take place at Harvestworks in NYC from Dec. 2nd and Dec. 3rd, 2017.
About Harvestworks: Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Our mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Our goals are to create an environment where artists can make work inspired and achieved by electronic media; to create a responsive public context for the appreciation of new work by presenting and disseminating the finished works; to advance the art community’s and the public’s “agenda” for the use of technology in art; and to bring together innovative practitioners from all branches of the arts collaborating in the use of electronic media. We assist with commissions and residencies, production services, education and information programs, and the presentation and distribution of their work.
About Filmette: The original filmette was actually a 35mm hand-cranked camera (with a wooden body) made by Ertel in the 1920s.