Exploring festivals through ethnographic documentaries and anthropological perspectives.
FEST-UP FILM FEST
Fest-Up' explores the world through the inter-, multi-, trans-, cross-disciplinary lens of festival and celebratory culture worldwide. Our call for films focuses on festivals, rituals, lore, holidays, ceremonies, rites, and celebrations etc. We seek submissions, that tell a story or stories within a film. We are especially interested in films that explore the filmmakers perspective as well as the way people feel about celebrations/festivals - their dedication to festivals, the way that festivals may be an important part of their identity or perhaps a space to express themselves.
We also seek to understand through film questions about affective atmospheres the way that different festive spaces evoke different emotions, sensations and qualities - the way that performances change or adapt to atmospheres.
Our call welcomes postgraduate students, scholars, (including professionals and enthusiasts that collaborated with students and/or scholars) working in diverse fields and disciplines conducting research through a practice-led creative process i.e. filmmaking. We also encourage entries from filmmakers working with smartphones to capture stories.
Films produced within the last four years, as of 2016. We accept films/filmmakers from around the world.
Deadline: June 30th 2021
Confirmation: by July 2021
FestUp Film Festival UK: TBA
Student, Ethnographic Experiment, Personal Experience/Personal Narrative, Embodiment/Sensory Ethnographic
•the initial film in mp4 format (zip larger files)
•trailer of the film (under 2 minutes)
•short bio less than 200 words (Word doc.)
•supporting information about the film (title, 200-word synopsis in English)
•non-English speaking films - provide subtitles
•successful applicants will be informed about the format for screen later on in the process.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEER FILMMAKERS & EDITORS
We run completely by volunteers and we are recruiting volunteers to join the team (students, professionals) to create a number of short ethnographic documentary films.
Please e-mail us if you would like to get involved.