Top Pot Supplies ICF Short Film Competition
For 2019 the International Ceramics Festival (ICF) is introducing a film competition sponsored by Top Pot Supplies. Many ceramicists are now adopting moving image in to their practice either as a way of documenting process, for publicity purposes (especially across image based social media platforms) or as another artistic output in itself. We are inviting submissions from filmmakers/multi-disciplinary artists for short films (15 minutes or less) whose main focus is ceramics e.g. films about the process of making ceramics, films about potteries or ceramicists as subject matter, moving image/animation where ceramics or clay is a main feature. This is an exciting opportunity to show your work to an audience of over 1000 people at an established international arts festival with a high media profile.
Applicants are open to all adults over the age of 18 and can be based anywhere in the world.
The Application Process:
Applicants are asked to complete an application form including a link to view their film on a video hosting site such as Cinando, Vimeo or YouTube. If chosen you will be asked to submit an electronic copy of your film in MP4 format.
1. Films must be 15 minutes or less in length
2. Made in the last 3 years i.e. between January 2015 and the competition deadline (01/05/2019)
3. In MP4 format
4. Subtitled if not in English
5. The applicant must have copyright to the film and permission to use any soundtrack/music featured.
6. The film must be suitable for general viewing by the public.
A selection of films (6-10, possibly more) will be shown during the ICF 2019 over the weekend at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in a dedicated screening space. The winner will be chosen by the ICF committee, sponsor and the ICF audience.
Deadline for submissions is midnight 1st of May 2019
Please download and complete the application form below (Welsh or English) and submit it via email with the title:
ICF 2019 Short Film Competition in the subject field to:
Louise Chennell email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All selected entries will be shown during the 2019 ICF and the overall winner will receive a weekend ticket to the 2021 Festival.