360 panoramic view of the Palazzo pesaro papafava Photo credit: lol Sargent.
This innovative, international art-film project is open to everyone in the world.
By yourself or with friends, make a short art-film (from one second to one minute in length, excluding credits), expressing how it feels to be alive in the universe.
And or, send us a favourite line of poetry, haiku or philosophical quote for inclusion in the project.
The theme, ALIVE in the UNIVERSE is especially pertinent now when people around the globe are experiencing unprecedented social, political and technological change, challenging our values, our creativity and our future. ALIVE in the UNIVERSE brings us together as one human race in a fascinating universe.
All films were screened at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout during 2018 (this ancient Suffolk Lookout is a catalyst for challenging, innovate 21st century ideas); selected films were screened at the Bermondsey Project Space (a contemporary art gallery in London, SE1 3UW) during 2018, and all art-films at the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava in the heart of Venice, during the Venice Biennale in May 8th - June 4th 2019. We are planning more screenings around the world for future years.
Your digital film files should be saved as high quality H264, formatted for MPEG4 or as a quicktime movie. The image size should be set to landscape format, 16:9. However, if your concept is best realised in a portrait format, this is also acceptable. Please name your film file as: Your Name, Film Title, Film Format.
You are responsible for ensuring you have permission and/or rights to use images of people, clips from other films, published text and recorded music. Use your 1 minute for content and keep your titles and credits on your film to a minimum.
There is an administration fee of £20 per film for UK entries, payable below, or click here for Paypal details. For entries outside of the UK, entry is free.
Please email your film to email@example.com via a free file share system like wetransfer.com or similar.