09 March 2011

Call for Submissions: KalaKranti 2011 - Queer South Asian Short Film Festival

Post date: 09 March 2011
Deadline: 1 April 2011

Call for submissions

KalaKranti 2011: A Festival of Queer South Asian Short Film

Trikone-Chicago is a social, cultural, and activist organization committed to Queer South Asians in the Chicagoland area, and beyond. Each year we celebrate the extraordinary potential of art to engender transformation and inspire possibility; this year we turn to Short Film, a medium of both brevity and profundity. We welcome short films of any genre, by and/or about queer South Asians (on the subcontinent or in the diaspora). Established filmmakers and first-timers, all are welcome! There is no submission fee. The festival will be curated by a committee of Chicago-based artists, activists, and scholars. KalaKranti 2011 is co-presented by Columbia College’s Center for Asian Arts and Media. Questions: kalakranti@trikonechicago.org

Submission Info:

Deadline: postmarked April 1st 2011
Decision notifications: May 1st 2011

QuickTime (.mov) format, under 30 minutes preferred. You may submit multiple entries. Email us (see above) for details about web submission: Vimeo, Dropbox, etc.

Or snail-mail CD / DVD to:

Kareem Khubchandani
Dept. of Performance Studies
Northwestern University
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208

Please include your contact info (name, phone, email, mailing address), running time, exhibition format, description of the work (100 works max), and artist bio (100 words max). For CD/DVD submissions, please send us an email so that we know to expect your work.

Event Details:

KalaKranti 2011: Presented by Trikone-Chicago & Columbia College’s Center for Asian Arts and Media.

Saturday June 4
12:30 – 5:00 PM
Columbia College Film Row Cinema
1104 S Wabash, 8th Fl, Chicago IL

KalaKranti is selectively curated, but remains a non-competitive festival. All featured artists are warmly welcomed to attend however Trikone-Chicago cannot fund travel. We will do our best to arrange accommodations with Trikone members if you decide to attend from outside the Chicagoland area. If you decide to attend, we will also host a talkback following the film screenings. Registration and ticketing will open in early May.

More information here.
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