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, celebrations, etc. We seek submissions, that tell a story or stories within a film. We are especially interested in films that explore the filmmaker's perspective as well as the way people feel about celebrations/festivals/carnivals/rituals etc. - their dedication to festivals etc., the way that it 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 or celebratory spaces etc. evoke different emotions, sensations, and qualities - the way that performances change or adapt to atmospheres.
Our call welcomes enthusiasts, practitioners, students, and scholars, (including professionals and enthusiasts who 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 those working with smartphones or mobile film-making to capture stories.
Films produced within the last four years. We accept films and makers from around the world.
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.